Posts in “Top Tips”


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Returning to Gym Based Exercise

We previously blogged about getting back into the gym after the very first lockdown. Whilst we’re excited about the return to gym based exercise, this time it’s a little different. Let’s face it, we had Christmas and New Year, a couple of days in the gym and then boom – lockdown 3. Three months later, […]

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Simple Standing Stretches

Stretching. We are always saying you should do it, but why? Stretching is such an important part of fitness: it can help improve your range of motion, increase blood circulation, help reduce the risk of injury, improve posture, reduce muscular tension, is good for managing stress and the list goes on. Plus, it just feels […]

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Top Tips For Outdoor Workouts

We have blogs about what to wear when you’re doing an outdoor workout in the cold. We also have blogs about how to stay motivated to work out in this weather. This blog however, is me simply wanting to share my top tips for outdoor workouts that have been tried and tested with my clients […]

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How To Move More in 2021

The BBC recently released a “21 ways to get fit in 2021” blog, which started us thinking…. what if the goal you have set this year isn’t so much a ‘getting fitter’ goal, but more of a ‘move more’ goal. There’s no pretending that these lock downs haven’t made some of us more sedentary during […]

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Top Fitness Tips For 2021

Say goodbye to what was 2020 and hellooooo to what can only be a much better 2021! And whilst the new year rolls in with some restrictions, we shouldn’t let that dampen our fitness mojo. So our team of personal trainers have put together their top fitness tips for 2021 to keep you motivated. Jenny […]

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Top Tips For Planning Your Training

It can often be overwhelming and confusing to say the least when it comes to planning a workout ready to hit the gym. With so many exercises out there it’s almost impossible to choose, let alone only choose a few to cram into a 60-minute session?! And then we have to decide what to train, […]

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How to go more Plant-Based

Over lockdown (the first one!) I completed a Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition Diploma online. I appreciate that this may seem a strange choice given that we have many vegetarians in the team and I have been vegan for 26 years, but I’m always open to new learning! Not only did I learn new stuff about […]

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The Truth About Water and Dehydration

Ahh the joys of life – creaky knees, stiff back, the can’t quite touch your toes mornings, the I can’t quite get out of bed days.  It’s a tangible forest of aches, pains and fatigue. Did you know that this could be helped without a miracle cure? That’s right – this blog will bring you […]

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Running Tips For Beginners

It’s nice seeing so many people out running at this time of year. The Spring/Summer months often encourage more people to go out running. Also, the lack of opportunity to get to the gym due to the Covid-19 lockdown means that many people are dusting off their trainers and either giving running a try for […]

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How to get the most out of your body weight workouts

If you’re not a cardio bunny and you are missing your usual gym weights; it can be daunting this whole “home workout” thing – especially if you have no kit. But there are still ways you can tailor your workouts so you don’t miss those gains too much! You just need to remember that there’s […]

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5 Reasons Workouts At Home Are Great!

Whilst the motive8 gym is still open for business, we know that this rapidly changing world of self isolation, home working and limited travel could be used as an excuse for you to forgo your usual workout routine. Yes, your workouts may now need to take a different approach, but still, even without equipment you […]

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Bulking Top Tips – It’s Not Just Eating All The Pies!

Hypertrophy was so last year! Weight loss vs fat loss has been done! Today, our personal trainers got together and discussed bulking! Is it really stuffing yourself with pies and other junk food or is there a science to it? Does it mean you never have to do cardio again? Here are our bulking top […]

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How can I minimise unwanted fat gain this Christmas?

It’s inevitable…with Christmas comes indulgence. Parties, social events and Mum’s cooking makes it difficult to maintain bodyweight at this time of year. Before you switch off, I’m not going to get all sanctimonious and tell you to “keep your eyes on the prize” or “avoid the choccies and booze at all costs”. Heck no. The […]

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4 Moves For A Bigger Chest

A bigger chest is a popular goal for a lot of gym goers, with a chiseled sets of pectorals defining for many people what an athletic physique should look like. For some people blessed with the genetics of Zeus they only have to do a few cable flyes, some press ups then pound a protein […]

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Get The Results You Want

Here’s a list of some really exciting fitness things: 1)  Starting a cool new programme with loads of interesting new exercises you haven’t seen before; 2) Telling everyone your goals and posting your training on social media, #fitfam #workoutwednesday #norestdays #grind; 3) Hitting new personal bests or records. But guess what?  Most of the exciting stuff isn’t what’s going […]

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