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January’s Member of the Month – Andrew White

We start 2019 by announcing January’s member of the month – Andrew White.  Andrew was unanimously nominated by the Motive8 team. And can I just say that I have never seen someone so excited to get a free drawstring M8 bag and keyring! Not only has Andrew lost half a stone since joining, he always […]

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7 Years At Motive8!

I know that it’s hard to believe, but I’ve now spent 7 years at motive8! Have things changed since I joined back in 2012? Well, I’ve seen the team change, changed my hair colour a number of times, the gym got new flooring and kit, I got injured, had my teeth straightened, I’ve been involved […]

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5 Strength and Fitness Goal Ideas for the New Year

Stuck for ideas of what to set yourself for new year’s resolutions?  Here are 5 strength and fitness goal ideas for 2019. They are specific, measurable and achievable goals that you could start working towards. 1) Master the pull-up One of the classic bodyweight exercises, the pull-up is a great strength to bodyweight ratio test, […]

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Christmas Countdown and Weight Gain

Ok, you can shoot me for mentioning the “C” word in November. Heck, I’ll shoot myself. But I’m gonna talk about it anyway. My birthday falls exactly 6 weeks before Christmas Eve, so now that’s been, I am accepting of the festive build-up and the Christmas Countdown. My friend and I have been discussing how […]

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What Is Fitness Testing

We’re starting monthly fitness testing here at Motive8. But what is fitness testing? I thought it would be a good idea to go through this, why we do it, and what the process involves.  I’ll also be giving you a few examples of some great fitness tests that we can use. What is Fitness Testing? […]

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Small Wins For Motivation

Maintaining motivation in your training can often be hard. This will cause us to go through peaks and troughs in our desire to go to the gym. The focus on one specific “holy grail” goal that will be (hopefully) achieved in 6 weeks or whenever it may be, can often feed into our drooping motivation. […]

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What Fitness Means to Me

No, I’m not here to try and come up with some arbitrary definition of fitness.  I’m actually here to talk about what fitness means to me: my own relationship with health and exercise; what drives me to train, and why I enjoy the process so much. A little about my background Although slightly odd for […]

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Motive8’s September Members Of The Month

Yes. It’s Members, plural, this month. Simply because we couldn’t pick one and not the other. You’ll find this dynamic duo training together at lunch times; taking over the end room and giggling like – well, girls! But don’t misunderstand their girly giggles; as these ladies take their lifting seriously. Gym members Mel and Elyse […]

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Ieuan’s Fitness Journey

National Fitness Day (NFD) was yesterday (Wednesday 26th September), so this article offers my fitness journey. Here I discuss my personal meanings of fitness and how these have changed over the years. Raising an awareness of fitness and physical activity will educate us on the benefits these aspects have on our lives. Our role as […]

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The Dice Workout

This week’s workout is slightly different. Instead of dictating a workout for you I offer you an opportunity to create a “dice workout”. We roll the dice for your workout and therefore mix up your training. Keeping a little mystery in your sessions will help keep you motivated, avoid that stale feeling, but still give […]

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National Fitness Day – What Does Fitness Mean To You?

The 26th September is National Fitness Day (NFD). A whole day dedicated especially to fitness!  NFD will raise awareness of the benefits of fitness and activity on our health. At Motive8 North, this is our passion and we have a whole week of promotions and activities coming up. Each trainer will also be writing a […]

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The Benefits of Group Training

I represented my county at Cross Country Running when I was younger. I know right! With my white legs and bottle green sports “knickers”, I ran. I hated it. I struggled to breathe every time I ran (my asthma hadn’t been diagnosed then) and I was lonely. Running by myself – I hated it. Now […]

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Client Success Stories – Do It In 12

We all have different reasons for starting our fitness and weight-loss journeys. When Maddie signed up for personal training she had specific goals for us to help her achieve.  A holiday was booked for August and she wanted to not only look good but feel good for it. Do It In 12 was perfectly timed […]

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Journey to Success – How to Lose Weight

A couple of week’s ago we posted on our member of the month, Abi Bolton and her dramatic weight loss results for her wedding. You can read here the reasons why she was nominated and chosen; but thought I would share with you how we created the journey to success – how to lose weight, […]

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Changing Your Eating; It’s Not All About Looking Good

Changing Our Eating; It’s Not All About Looking Good As Personal Trainers we get a lot of questions regarding how to change our eating habits, and peoples motives are very often image driven. I’ve spoken previously about not relying on the scales for image. Good nutrition, however, is not all about looking good. Appearance is […]

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