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What Is Fitness Testing

We’re starting monthly fitness testing here at Motive8. But what is fitness testing? I thought it would be a good idea to go through this, why we do it, and what the process involves.  I’ll also be giving you a few examples of some great fitness tests that we can use. What is Fitness Testing? […]

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The Testing Treadmill Workout

With those darker, wetter, colder evenings drawing in, this testing treadmill workout will really challenge your metal. It is a short, sharp, blast to your cardio-vascular endurance. Your legs will also feel one heck of a burn on this bad boy. The Workout: Always start any workout with a warm up. This should involve some […]

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Total Warrior 2018

Total Warrior 2018 A year on and once again motive8 North and BTRS teamed up to take on the 12 kilometers and 30 obstacles that stood in the way of them and Total Warrior 2018 glory. Thirteen motivated individuals threw their hats in and battled through the beaming Summer sun. It was the perfect setting […]

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Bulletproof Your Running

Running Injury Management Having recently attended an extremely valuable talk on running injury, the following article to ‘bulletproof your running’ provides my reflections and the useful concepts that were shared. The talk was given by a very knowledgeable, experienced, and research driven guy called Peter Francis, who is based at Leeds Beckett and heads up […]

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An Insight Into Alex’s Training Goals

Don’t worry this isn’t another blog about New Years resolutions. Although, on that topic, my reading is coming along beautiful – I am too chapters away from finishing my first book. ‘Black Box Thinking’, written by Matthew Syed. It’s an enjoyable read – a couple of clients have given me some more books to get […]

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10 Reasons To Have A Personal Trainer

New year, new me, same story. Have you once again made a resolution to get fitter, leaner or stronger this year? At this point have you actually changed anything to meet this goal? Or are you currently just doing the same thing you tried last year? It worked for a month right? Maybe its time […]

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Winter Warming Circuit Training Session

I joke around and always say – ‘self-praise is no praise’, however I just wrote the best circuit training session for class this evening! What The Benefits of Circuit Training? – High metabolic demanding, therefore it is great for fat burning. – Time efficient, people don’t always want to be in the gym for 60 […]

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New to the gym? A Beginner’s Gym Guide

I am trying to challenge myself and trying a couple of new things that are outside my comfort zone. One of these is Yoga, I have booked myself onto a block of sessions and will aim to go at least once a week. Hopefully I will be able to touch my toes sometime soon… As […]

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Staying Motivated To Exercise In Winter

I love the phrase’ Hump Day but I also think that many of us have a Hump Month and it hits right about now ….the end of October/beginning of November. September comes, everyone is motivated to get in shape after indulging on holiday, full of beans everyone is smashing it in the gym, and then as the dark mornings […]

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Top Health And Exercise Myths

In the last 5 years or so, social media has massively impacted the fitness industry, with so many ‘experts’ telling you what you should be doing. The problem is there are so many different opinions that its hard know what is complete rubbish and what is useful. What are health and exercise myths? And what […]

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Agility And Speed Workout

How Speed and Agility Applies To You I am sure everyone will have gathered that I attended a UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) Workshop this weekend down in London. It was about Plyometrics, Agility and Speed, some of you may not know what that means, some of you may like to know what it […]

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Holiday Hill Sprints Workout

I am back! Did you miss me? I know without having to ask that all my personal training clients and class members did for sure, after all I do know how to put the ‘fun’ in functional don’t I??? (feel free not to answer this!) You will all be surprised to know I didn’t exercise […]

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Top Tips for Beginner Runners

When you first start running or even think about going running it can all feel a bit daunting. Stepping away from the treadmill to the great outdoors can often seem quite an intimidating prospect. What about all those others runners? They look so fit, they look like they know what they’re doing, they don’t look […]

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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 with their car brimming with fitness kit….when I opened my boot it exploded with stability […]

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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 a rapid concentric muscle action (Gopaladhas et al., 2014). Therefore allowing episodes of explosiveness after […]

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