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Glute Workout

This workout is for those whose focus on glutes is a primary gain objective. It’s the ‘in’ thing to have a well-rounded backside which in turn, comes with gains on the upper legs – quadriceps, hamstrings, adductors and abductors. Each exercise listed below is designed to focus on your glutes. Please remember – your glutes […]

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Mental Health and Fitness – A Complicated Relationship

Today I wanted to write about a topic slightly different from the usual blog. Often, especially as a person working in the fitness industry, it is easy to have blinders on and only focus on the technical aspects of training: nutrition and health. We become so focused on HOW you should be training that we […]

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Back and Shoulder Workout

Back and Shoulders, Push and Pull, Flexion and Extension – that’s what you’ll be doing throughout this whole workout. This is the workout of every person dream who wants to build muscle and define them individually. Its efficient, can be quick and you don’t need much rest time. So first we start with a warm […]

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Lunchtime 30min HIIT

The Tuesday lunchtime class here at motive8 North is a 30min HIIT and core class. With more people coming back to the offices it’s a perfect way to break up your day and get your heart rate pumping! HIIT classes are great because they usually use little to no equipment and can be done anywhere. […]

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Seasonal Goal Setting

How many people do you know who maybe don’t take their food and exercise as seriously over the Winter months? Then before we know it, Winter comes to an end and we start to look for our Summer bodies (they’re there, just protected under a little extra layer!). Spring is a perfect time to get […]

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Motive8 member of the month

At motive8 you know we love to celebrate our clients and Christine is our new member of the month. What makes me so proud is the dedication our clients have to us and their training, it reminds me that we’re obviously doing something right and delivering our promises to you. How long have you been […]

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A PT’s guide to…holding yourself accountable.

Oh February how we love you (not!). Deep dark winter, still skint from Christmas, all those Christmas and New Year treats and booze have taken a toll on the waistline and our fitness New Years resolutions are already down the pan. So, some things we can’t change but just because you haven’t got off on […]

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Descending Sets Workout

Since making some changes to our class timetable, I’ve been experimenting with different formats for my Friday lunchtime class. My aim is that I create a workout that people want to get a copy of and do in their own time – so I plan my classes with that in mind. As such, a circuit […]

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Meet our New Gym Instructor Courtney

Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to announce our new gym instructor – Courtney aka Mr Core! He’s a passionate fitness instructor who is also qualified in Sports Massage Therapy. Courtney is looking forward to being a motive8 family member and is fully dedicated in improving client’s health and fitness. What was the attraction of […]

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Can fitness apps be as effective as a personal trainer?

A recent BBC article posed the question “can fitness apps be as effective as a personal trainer?” In this article there was a discussion on the use of new fitness apps over face-to-face 1-to-1 personal training with a human instructor. Now of course I believe that personal trainers are more effective than existing fitness apps, […]

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A Personal Trainers Guide To….Squats!

If you are a regular reader of our blogs, you will know that the Personal Training team here at motive8 get together regularly to discuss all things fitness related. Last week, we discussed what I like to call the “King of Exercises” – squats. We covered everything from the muscles worked, foot positions, what good […]

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Member of the Month – Tom Bickley

Introducing our newest member of the month, Tom Bickley. Not only does he work his socks off in our classes, but he is also smashing his personal training sessions with Josh. His positive attitude is infectious and we’re loving watching his progress. How long have you trained at motive8? I used to train at the […]

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Member of the Month – Clare Williamson

Clare has been training with motive8 since 2011. But it’s her dedication to her training – especially throughout lockdown that has resulted in the “member of the month” accolade! We trained together in really tough weather conditions when we couldn’t open the gym – but no matter what, Clare still gives every session 100%. She […]

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Cheeky 30min Circuit

Hey guys! So, here is a cheeky 30 minute circuit you can do for a quick blast. I did it in a lunchtime circuit so all the equipment you need is here at our gym. If you’ve never been here before, remember you can always try the gym or a class as your first time […]

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Celebrate your wins

As a personal trainer, often my clients come in telling me all the things they didn’t do or that were “negative”. I hear “I should have done this” “I shouldn’t have done that”. I like to change a clients focus and ask them what they did do well, what they managed to achieve and get […]

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