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My Dieting Experience (Part 1)

The other week I did a corporate talk titled Ditch the Diet. It occurred to me that I have never really truly dieted myself. Although my weight maintenance is on point. I think I’ve weighed around 58kg +/- 1kg for around eight years (I was much skinnier than that before). For the exception of my […]

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4 Top Tips On Goal Setting and Sticking To New Goals

We write a lot about goals. As personal trainers, we help our clients to realise and hit their goals; it’s integral to our role. As a client, you find the ownership, determination, will power, enthusiasm and perseverance to achieve those goals. This week, through our Do It In 12 programme, I experienced a different perspective on […]

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Beyond The Gym…..The Other Benefits of Exercise

We all know exercise can help you lose fat, get fitter, tone up, help you become stronger, etc. But is that it? Absolutely not, doing any exercise, sport and physical activity goes far beyond the gym, getting fitter and losing weight. A lot of the below will be abit ‘left field thinking’ or ‘thinking slightly […]

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20 Minute HIIT Workout

Ever wonder what your personal trainers get up to on a weekend? It’s not rest. Sometimes they meet up and do HIIT (high intensity interval training) sessions together on a Sunday just for fun. I’m personally a fan of HIIT (high intensity interval training). It’s a great fat burner and is also beneficial for cardiovascular […]

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motive8 Member of the Month

February sees the relaunch of our member of the month award! This month’s member of the month is ….drum roll…….Grant Walker! Grant is a gym member at motive8 and trains around three times a week. He’s a ‘crack on and get on with it’ type of guy, but always has time for a friendly chat […]

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Resistance Band Training

I saw a post on social media recently, asking what are the equipment essentials in a personal training studio or as a home personal trainer? This got me thinking, what would be my one piece of training kit I would take everywhere. Dumbbells are great, but a bit bulky to take everywhere, and generally you […]

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My Do It In 12 Journey

The testimonials and the photos speak for themselves when it comes to the Do It In 12 personal training programme. If we’ve had such a great success and we know that the package works; why would a personal trainer do it? To experience the challenge of course! Do It In 12 is not easy. We ask our personal training clients […]

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Top 5 Deadlift Variations

I have said it before and I will say it again, in my humble opinion the Deadlift and ‘hinge’ movement pattern is the most effective exercise that can be performed. It is a compound movement that requires strength, stability and mobility and numerous different joints of the body. It is a fatiguing exercise that activates […]

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Barbell Endurance Workout

I’m participating in a number of endurance events this year. The swim22 for Diabetes starts in February (swim 22miles in 12 weeks), the Yorkshire 3 Peaks is in May and then I have a number of cycling events in the following months. As such, I need to crosstrain in an endurance way so that my […]

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An Insight Into Alex’s Training Goals

Don’t worry this isn’t another blog about New Years resolutions. Although, on that topic, my reading is coming along beautiful – I am too chapters away from finishing my first book. ‘Black Box Thinking’, written by Matthew Syed. It’s an enjoyable read – a couple of clients have given me some more books to get […]

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Get Motivated: Client and Personal Trainer Perspectives

We are almost a month after the Christmas break, the gyms have been bustling with new gym members and old stalewarts. It is around this time we would expect to see some of the new years resolutioners’ enthusiasm begin to diminish. Is the spark for your fitness fix begeinning to fade? Are you struggling to […]

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2-in-1 High Intensity Workout

Following on from Alex’s all-in-one workout I’ve given you a cheeky little 2-in-1 workout to try, so focuses on mainly HIIT and core. It’s a high intensity workout for AMRAP (as many rounds as possible-not intervals). There are two 15 minute circuits. You can perform both as a 30 minute session leaving a 3 to 5 […]

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Second Trimester – A Change In Pace To Exercise

I posted a blog a few week’s ago about exercising in my first trimester. If you read my blog you will remember that I didn’t really need to change my exercise too much. I still did interval training, I was still happy cycling outside and to and from work, I even did some racing….admittedly not […]

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Obesity – Where Bigger Is Not Better!

Here’s a scary fact for you that was published in the Guardian in November last year: 26.9% of the UK are OBESE. To give you an idea of what this statistic means, the NHS website states that 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 5 children (aged 10-11) are obese. It’s not surprising then that as […]

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10 Reasons To Have A Personal Trainer

New year, new me, same story. Have you once again made a resolution to get fitter, leaner or stronger this year? At this point have you actually changed anything to meet this goal? Or are you currently just doing the same thing you tried last year? It worked for a month right? Maybe its time […]

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