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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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? … Continue reading

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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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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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