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Ditching the Scales – Should You Focus on Weight?

Ditching the Scales! So many clients walk through the gym doors seeking a drop in the number of the scales. It is great to have a goal, but should you focus on your weight? Sometimes it is worth ditching the scales and making sure we have other, less weight-focused goals. Unfortunately we are all made […]

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Full Body Beasting Workout

Ieuan’s Full Body Beasting The following full body beasting is one that I personally did last week. It was the perfect mid-week full-body smash that tapped into elements of strength, power, and conditioning. It takes a very compound approach that tries to work multiple muscles groups and really challenge the body. Some of the kit […]

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Killer Leg Workout

Don’t Miss Leg Day! The dreaded leg day. The day most of us would be more than happy to make an excuse for and skip. Not me. Leg day is my favourite day! Our legs hold the largest muscle groups in our body and by building these muscles we can create a huge boost to […]

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The Importance of CPD for Personal Trainers

  What is CPD I hear you ask. CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development and it is a common necessity within many professions. It consists of “the maintenance and development of the knowledge and skills needed to perform in a professional context” (CPD Standards Office, 2018). Basically it means that us, as professionals, need to make […]

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Which Diet Works The Best?

Weight Watchers? Atkins? Ketogenic? Cabbage soup? Paleo? Vegetarian? Mediterranean? You’ve likely heard of one or more of these diets. You may well have tried one or two. But which diet works the best? The question should be “best at what?”. Diet can be defined as “the food we habitually eat”. As in “junk food diet” […]

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Welcome To Our New Personal Trainer – Joe

Some of you may have noticed that there’s a new kid on the block.  But this 22 year old is here to prove he’s more than just his biceps! Welcome to our new personal trainer – Joe Bradbury What qualifications do you have? I’m currently in my final year of my BSC Sport and Exercise […]

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Personal Training Success Story!

Val was one of my first personal training clients after starting at motive8 back in September. I think she may have had some apprehensions initially with me being a new personal trainer. But I too felt some pressure to do a good job and not let her down. Luckily, we built a great relationship and […]

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Heavy Weight HIIT

What do you do when you’re short on time, want to lift heavy AND want to get a good HIIT session in? Combine all three obviously! This week’s workout is a cheeky heavy weight HIIT. The trick is to go as heavy as possible without being too heavy. You want to get the reps in. […]

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Client Success Stories – Mighty Matt!

Most client success stories use weight and fat loss/muscle gain as their focal point, but “Mighty Matt’s story is different. Whilst he has achieved a significant transformation in his body composition, his growing love for specific exercises and his new found confidence and performance in fitness challenges is the success here. Mighty Matt: The Road […]

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Why Should You Get A Personal Trainer?

Have you ever found yourself stuck between a rock and a hard place with your training? Have you ever been on that verge of seeking a Personal Trainer and then never getting round to it? Then this article may help push you over that edge, or at least tickle your taste buds for that extra […]

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Has Alex’s Training Experiment Worked?

Its Monday 26th and today was 40th consecutive day of training. During my Training Experiment, I had a target of doing some form of exercise over Lent and I have 5 days left. If I am completely honest it’s not been that difficult to maintain. Training every day, like many factors in exercise and health, has […]

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motive8 Member of the Month – March!

Drum roll please……..March Member of the Month goes to……Nicole Booth! Nicole is a regular gym member at motive8 and also has a monthly personal training session to keep her focused through a new programme and has a full body composition assessment to make sure she is on track to achieving her goals. We love her […]

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Are You Training For Your Body Type Part 1 – Endormorph

  Ever had one of those weeks? You know, where you start to self-sabotage, go back to old habits, let life get in the way, can’t explain why and get in a general funk? Well that was me this week, and I had to find a way to snap out of it before it undid […]

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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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