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3 Short, Sharp Fitness Blasts

Summer is upon us and like myself, most people are loving the idea of taking advantage of the longer days, warmer weather and feeling fitter, stronger and generally more awesome! With this beautiful weather were experiencing you might want to … Continue reading

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Don’t Skip Leg Day!

Everyone who has trained with me in one way or another knows that I think squats are the king of exercises! If I’m honest though, I love lunges too – in any variety…that said, I also love deadlifts, glute bridges, … 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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45 minutes In The Gym!

What would be my favourite ‘go-to’ strength session…So you have 45 minutes, an empty gym (heaven I know…), music blasting, tones of motivation but no programme to follow – what do you do? If you are ever in this position or … Continue reading

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Get Ready For The Burn! Kettlebell and Barbell Workout

Hi guys, it’s Louis and here’s your weekly dose of Workout Wednesday! For those of you who know me, I like to get the most out of my workouts when I’m taking a class. But this also goes for me … Continue reading

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Olympic Lifting Variations

Before we look at the Olympic lifting variations, I thought I’d give you a brief history of Olympic lifting. Olympic weightlifting has been included in the Olympics since the first Modern Olympics in 1896 and is now a permanent feature … Continue reading

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Tweaking Your Squat – Squat Variations

Having some form of squat in your training session is probably the one of most important movement to include. The squat is a compound movement which means it requires multiple joints to fire at once. Squatting with any type of … Continue reading

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Hello Legs Workout

Picture: https://pixabay.com/en/feet-legs-foot-water-pool-swim-186238/ It’s no secret that my favourite muscle groups to work are legs and shoulders. Knowing that everyone will have a renewed fondness for the gym in the next few weeks, I focused on those two areas first and then threw … Continue reading

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Full Body Kettlebell Workout!

I’ve just spent an awesome three days at a fitness weekend. It’s a chance for me to unwind, generally have fun, be taught rather than teaching, and get ideas for clients and classes! As such, here’s a kettlebell workout based … Continue reading

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Target Different Muscles with the Lunge

The lunge/ split-squat is a definite favourite of mine, it’s a diverse exercise that can be used to develop both force and velocity components. As well as this, the positioning of the feet can be maipulated to bring focus to … Continue reading

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