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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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A Personal Trainers Guide to…gym lingo!

Here at motive8 North our personal trainers welcome a wide range of gym goers, but we’re probably best known for helping gym newbies become gym pros… At some other gyms there’s a tendency to assume that everyone always knows what the gym lingo is…reps, sets, DOMS, intervals, HIIT…it can get very confusing. With that in […]

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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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motive8 September Member of The Month

This month we want to say a huge congratulations to our Member of the Month….drum roll please…..Cath Hayden. Cath has been one of Jenny’s personal training clients for over 12 years and has recently taken part in the Great North Run, this achievement definitely deserves the Member of the Month status! (Please note, the achievement […]

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How to improve your Deadlift

We love a deadlift here at motive8. They are a great functional move and we would encourage people to not be scared of them! Whether you’re a beginner or a dab hand at them, there are always ways to improve your deadlifts. Technique Tips For someone new, it’s all about a hip hinge and not […]

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Member of the Month – Drew Johnston!

Drew is this months member of the month! Congratulations Drew! Drew has been training with Josh for a few months now and gives 100% to every session. This consistency and commitment is what got him nominated! How long have you trained at motive8? About 3 months What is it that you enjoy about training at […]

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Happy Birthday motive8 North!

Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday motive8 North…..Happy Birthday to us! This month marks 10 years since the motive8 North personal training studio opened it doors at Marshall Court. Wow! 10 years! And what a 10 years that has been! Prior to opening the motive8 North studio, I had my own […]

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Member Inspiration

With the re-opening of the gym at Marshall Court we thought we would relaunch Member of the Month where we recognise our personal training clients and gym members for their awesome achievements. To be honest, all of our members are pretty awesome, but it’s nice to acknowledge the hard work someone puts in to achieving […]

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How Personal Training Clients Inspire Us

I’m a firm believer that personal trainers should be role models to their clients. After all, if we are encouraging and pushing our clients to achieve their goals, we should be prepared to push and strive to achieve ours too. But what I don’t think many of our personal training clients and gym members realise […]

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Top Tips For Outdoor Workouts

We have blogs about what to wear when you’re doing an outdoor workout in the cold. We also have blogs about how to stay motivated to work out in this weather. This blog however, is me simply wanting to share my top tips for outdoor workouts that have been tried and tested with my clients […]

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Members of the Month!

Sam and Heather (aka HP) are this month’s Members of the Month. Well done ladies! This deadly duo have been training with us here at motive8 for over 7 years. Both work their socks off in their training sessions, so they are well deserved winners of member of the month! Here’s a little bit about […]

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Beginners Strength Workout

During lockdown some of you may have started exercising for the first time and now may be thinking of joining a gym. If you’re interested in doing some strength training but don’t know where to start then here is a simple beginners strength workout just for you! Joining a gym can be daunting, I’ll be […]

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Back To The Gym – Full Body Workout

Last week we posted a blog about getting back into the gym, so this week we’re sharing a ‘get back into the gym’ workout, this is a full body workout which can be adapted quite easily depending on your strength and fitness levels. This full body workout uses dumbbells, so if you don’t feel quite […]

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Group Outdoor Workout

We shared a similar workout to this on our social pages a few weeks ago and it got some great feedback so here’s another outdoor workout which you can do either with your buddy or as a group (remember to respect social distancing guidance). I love group or buddy outdoor workouts as you can motivate […]

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