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Fact or Fiction – 3 Myths About Exercise

The treadmill tells you you’ve burnt 500 calories after a 20 min run but you didn’t tell it your age or weight or sex; you finish every workout with 100 crunches but still can’t see your six pack; and you … Continue reading

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Get Your Heart Pumping More!

This week the Telegraph reported that the British Heart Foundation’s latest research illustrated that in some parts of the country, nearly half of adults are not meeting the official exercise guidelines recommended by the Government. These guidelines simply recommend that … Continue reading

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How Many Calories Do You Burn?

Are Activity Trackers Worth It? In today’s world using a ‘FitBit’ or fitness tracker to measure your steps and gain an idea about how many calories (kcal) you are burning during day-to-day activities is the easiest option. I have a … Continue reading

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Beating the Middle Age Spread

Picture : https://pixabay.com/en/lose-weight-fat-slim-diet-loss-1911605/ Firstly, when the hell did I become “Middle Aged”?!? I’m 40 but I don’t feel middle aged, surely middle age is more around the 50 mark as we live longer these days, but then I guess that … Continue reading

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Personal Training – Get To Know Alex

Alex has recently joined the Personal Training team at motive8 team, so we asked him some questions to find out a little more about what makes Alex tick. What qualifications do you have? I studied Sport and Exercise Science at Leeds … Continue reading

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Fitness Trackers – Don’t Believe Everything you Read!

Has anyone this week sat on their high horse and told you with glee that your fitness tracker was a waste of money as they’ve been allegedly proven to not provide health benefits? Well let’s sort this out!! A piece of research based … Continue reading

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Posture Advice Part 2 – Forward Shoulder Posture

We saw last week that slouching, long distance car driving or sitting at a desk working on a computer for the majority of the day, can cause forward head position. It won’t surprise you to know then that if you … Continue reading

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Women and Obesity – Future Generations, The Disturbing Truth!

The Chief Medical Officer’s report entitled “The Health of the 51%: Women” hit the news last week. Isn’t it funny how different newspapers report on the same topic about women and obesity so very differently? The Independent focused on the recommendation … Continue reading

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Happy 4th Birthday Motive8 North!

On June 29th, 2011 motive8 North open it’s doors as a personal training studio in Leeds. We now have two personal training studios in Leeds with plans to expand in the next year. We are extremely proud of the results our personal training clients and … Continue reading

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Jenny’s Charity Bike Ride

On the 20th and 21st June I tackled a new challenge….I cycled 180 mile across Yorkshire over two days to raise money for BTRS (our Charity of the Year). Most people will know I’m quite into my running, and have … Continue reading

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