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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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Race For Fitness Training Advice!

Summer is coming and things are hotting up already here at motive8. As you may be aware we have started our Race For Fitness campaign, with eight teams competing and only one will win! There is a great buzz in and around the studio, … Continue reading

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Shoes or No Shoes? Is Barefoot Running Better?

What are your training shoes like? High support? Low support? Do you run barefoot? For decades an argument over whether barefoot running is better for us than shod running has been lingering. The answer is still unclear and in my opinion … Continue reading

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Total Warrior Training Tips

25th of June, a date to put in the diary and not just because it is my 23rd birthday – Asics, Steak and Super-dry (my preferences for trainers, food and clothing (hoodies)) … The date is also semi-important because it’s … Continue reading

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Jenny’s Duathlon Training

You may have read my blog before Christmas about being selected to represent Great Britain for my age group (F35-39) in the European Standard Distance Duathlon Soria, Spain on 30th April. Eeeeek, this means that it’s not very away…..around 9 … Continue reading

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LSD, SS and Fartlek – Understanding Running Terminology

Whether you’re new to running or not, sometimes running plans and websites use running terminology or acronyms which are simply baffling. I also think that sometimes as Personal Trainers, we forget that not every knows what we mean by “tempo … Continue reading

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Hill Sprints Programme

If you’re a runner who wants to get faster and stronger at running or you’re looking to get into shape and shed some fat, hill sprints are a great way of hitting these results. One of the reasons I love hill sprints … Continue reading

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10k Top Tips – Final Weeks Of Training

If you have a 10k coming up, here are our 10k top tips for your final weeks of training. Don’t PANIC! If you have followed your plan, the advice of your personal trainer or coach then you have nothing to … Continue reading

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Jenny’s Duathlon Dream!

About 18 months ago I took part in my first triathlon, it was a sprint distance triathlon and I loved it! I was hooked! As someone who always called themselves as a ‘runner’ I couldn’t believe, and still can’t, how … Continue reading

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My Fitness Book Recommendations

For those that know me, I enjoy a good read, whilst I don’t think you’ll be interested in the journals I’m interested in, here are my top 10 fitness book recommendations for those working towards a fitness objective. Be warned, … Continue reading

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