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Deck The Halls And Do Some Christmas Burpees!

With Christmas quickly approaching, it’s not always possible to get down to your usual gym or workout spot. To help balance out the festive indulgence Maddie has put together a full-body workout that you can do in the comfort of your own home, without any equipment! And yes, she’s also added in Christmas burpees! Give […]

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November’s Member of the Month – Bushra

If you are a regular here in the Marshall Street gym, you’ll have met Bushra. She is always either pushing herself hard on the treadmill, or giving it her all in her personal training session with Emily. She always chats to other members in gym, always smiles, and her hard work really shows in the […]

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Personal Training Testimonial: Katie

We love it when someone comes to us with a specific goal in mind…especially a goal as exciting as Katie’s… Katie has been training with me down at motive8 for an industry boxing match. With no experience in the ring, Katie jumped in at the deep end and came to motive8 for help with her […]

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We All Have Enough Time

There are a lot of quotes doing the rounds in the fitness industry about making time for personal health and well being. Examples include : “no one is too busy, it’s just a matter of priorities” “don’t wait, the time will never be just right” “someone who is busier than you is running right now” […]

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October’s Member of the Month – Emma

Meet October’s Member of the Month – Emma Joy (was Watson). She joined in with the classes at motive8 in July. Worried about a pre-existing knee injury, she popped in for a chat and the rest, as they say, is history! Now a regular feature in our lunch time classes, Emma works hard – and […]

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Meet Our New Personal Trainers!

We would like to introduce you to the new boys in town! Meet our new personal trainers Josh Davies and Colton Roche!! These guys are a great addition to the team and we’re excited to see what their experience brings to their clients. It’s only right then that we get to know them a little […]

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September’s Member of the Month – Theo

Theo is one of our lunchtime regulars. He likes to pick the trainers brains, is forever forgetting something and often comes in covered in bruises! He’s a hit with the team which is why he has been nominated as September’s member of the month. How long have you trained at motive8? Coming close to 3 […]

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Training In The Heat

It felt like it took a while, but I think we can all agree summer is finally here. With scorching temperatures and high humidity, training in the heat can be hard and potentially dangerous if the right precautions aren’t taken. Now I know it is tempting to sip Pimms in the garden instead of a […]

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Training For Bigger Arms!

It’s officially summer time which can only mean one thing, tight short sleeve shirts for the garden parties and BBQs. Whether you’re raising a glass or a burger, we all want to look a little “swole” to impress on-lookers and earn some ego-boosting compliments. When training for bigger arms it’s important to remember that the […]

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Complete Full Body Circuit

The workout I’ve designed for you this week is a complete full body circuit. It incorporates cardio as well as strength for the upper and lower body. A whole workout for your heart and lungs as well as fat loss. It has been tried and tested in my evening circuit classes.  It can also be […]

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10 Minute Dumbbell Workout

I’ll be entirely honest. I wasn’t convinced by this workout until I tested it! On paper, whilst I knew it would be physically challenging, I just wasn’t sure. A 10 minute dumbbell workout isn’t everyone’s cup of tea! I played around with it a little – added one whole cardio round in it – and […]

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Turning Chicken Legs Into Tree Trunks

Introduction When you ask what someone’s favourite body part to train is, especially gents, the the usual reply is chest or arms; or in my case, back. Very rarely will someone reply with legs, despite the fact that legs make up half of your body! Legs create a powerful base which has some transfer to […]

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It’s a Body Weight Triple!

Here’s a workout which does exactly what it says on the tin. A body weight triple. In that there are 3 rounds; you do each round for 3 minutes; and you do them 3 times. You need something to mark out an area approx 20 metres. This could just be whatever you have to hand […]

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Get Toned With Tuna

In the name of protein variety, I’ve been experimenting with alternatives to the same old chicken breast. As I delve deeper into incorporating seafood into my diet, I’ve settled upon a regular daily servings of either prawns or tuna. Whilst tuna is a pretty staple fish source, it’s fun to experiment with different ways of […]

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Booty Sculpting Workout

Last month, team Motive8 were invited to host some classes at Sweaty Betty in Leeds city centre. The theme, “Booty Sculpting Workout”.  I mean, who wouldn’t want a pert butt? So Jenny, Kate and I all delivered one session per week over 4 weeks (I did 2) to shape up the derriere. It’s amazing what […]

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