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5 Top Tips To Fit Exercise Around Work!

Exercise can often get pushed to the back burner when life gets hectic, whether it is work, socialising, family or just lack of motivation everyone (even myself) have been guilty of making excuses for not exercising. So the question is…..how can … Continue reading

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Goal Setting – Why You Should Be Setting Process Goals Ahead of Outcomes!

  Goal setting….we’ve all been there! You’re ready to make a change, you’re sat thinking about setting that end goal to keep you focused; whether it be fitness, physical or even a weight goal. Specifically with a weight goal, as personal trainers, … Continue reading

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Beyond the Muscles – Weight Training and Identity Control

  This weeks article is another installment of my PhD studies. The previous articles have higlighted my findings that associate muscularity with the enhance ment of masculinity and the empowerment of an independent feminine identity. What follows are the ongoing … Continue reading

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Muscularity And The Empowered Woman

Following last weeks blog, this week covers more PhD findings and highlights the beneficial influence muscularity and strength has on some of the females included in my studies. So, this week I’m looking at muscularity in females. More and more women … Continue reading

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Men, Muscles, and Masculinity

Over the next three weeks I am going to introduce some of my findings coming out of my PhD. These relate to how the muscularity plays a pivotal role in our identities, and may benefit (or hinder us) in managing … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Christmas Ruin Your Fitness Mojo

It happens every year. People start to cancel personal training sessions and classes due to Christmas dos, we hear people saying “ahhhh but it’s Christmas” or “I’ll start again in the New Year” or “it won’t make a difference now because … Continue reading

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Exercise – More Than Results

At motive8 we are super proud of the results we achieve with our clients but I’m often astounded by the other non-health related benefits which joining a gym, coming to classes or having pt sessions bring. I’m not talking about … Continue reading

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It’s A Knock Out!

The scariest exciting thing happened on Tuesday in training. When we were sparring I knocked someone out. ME! All-the-gear-no-idea me. Little wouldn’t-hurt-a-fly and peaceful-vegan-just-wanting-to-get-back-to-fitness Kate. It wasn’t a hard punch, but I got her on the forehead and down she went. I’ll … Continue reading

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Understanding Anabolic Steroids – Part One!

The use of anabolic steroids is often a taboo subject in the health and fitness industry, with many not wanting to discuss it because of it’s seedy and immoral nature. For me, this is part of the reason so many … Continue reading

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Weight Training and Mental Health

When designed appropriately weight training can be beneficial in stimulating many physical changes such as strength, mass, and power increases. It can also help positive impact physical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and muscular dysfunctions. More recently, weight training and … Continue reading

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