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Personal Training Success Stories – Sarah Webster

I’ve been personal training Sarah since 2008! Wow! I don’t even think my husband get’s to see that much of me! When I first started training Sarah, I was a ‘mobile’ personal trainer, one of those PT’s you see driving around … Continue reading

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A Look Into Alex’s Dissertation – Plyometric Training

‘Plyometric training (PT) involves any jumping-type exercise that aims to enable the involved muscles to reach maximal force (Wallace et al, 2010). It is a type of training involving an active muscle switching from a rapid eccentric muscle action to … Continue reading

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Alex’s Favorite Strength Workout

  During a training session, we all have exercises we like, and exercises we hate. You may think as a personal trainer I can just programme exercises and training session I really enjoy. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case very often. … Continue reading

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Reps? Sets? Strength & Hypertrophy Training – What You Need To Know

In today’s world of social media, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube (just to name a few) it is so easy to think you know what you are doing in the gym. Truthfully, I think people may still be a little confused … Continue reading

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Do It In 12 Success Stories – Sophie Bambra

This picture is Sophie on week 1 and week 12 of our Do It In 12 programme – a 12 week bespoke personal training programme focusing on two personal training sessions per week, in addition to nutritional and lifestyle support to help you … Continue reading

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How To Improve Your Economy of Endurance Exercise

Educating our clients is one of our main goals here at motive8 North, surprisingly though it is the more experienced exercisers that often need a tip or two. Many of the endurance athletes that come to us, especially runners, are … Continue reading

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HIIT And TRX Workout

The TRX, what a simple but awesome piece of kit. As a personal trainer, I use the TRX in my sessions a lot. I love the versatility of the TRX and the challenge of using your body weight for the exercises. … Continue reading

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5 Gym Bag Essentials I Just Wouldn’t Train Without

Back with another modest but unbelievably epic blog covering my gym bag essentials. For me, these five items must be in my bag as I head to the gym as they help mobilize, motivate and prepare me for exercise. Now don’t … Continue reading

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Cait’s Do It In 12 Story – 1 Week to Go!

This picture is Cait on week 1 and week 9 of our Do It In 12 programme – a 12 week bespoke personal training programme focusing on two personal training sessions per week, in addition to nutritional and lifestyle support to … Continue reading

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HIIT and Core Workout

It’s that time of year, the sun is out, the beach is looming we all want a six pack, to feel svelte and confident in our bikinis and look strong and lean in our shorts. Often, at this time of … Continue reading

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