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Workout Wednesday – Total Body Blast

It’s Wednesday and that only means one thing… Workout Wednesday! Today we have a total body blast to share which, will not only get your heart raised, but your muscles on fire (not literally!). We are going to start with a 5-minute warm up, something that will elevate the heart and increase your temperature along […]

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Member of the Month – Clare Williamson

Clare has been training with motive8 since 2011. But it’s her dedication to her training – especially throughout lockdown that has resulted in the “member of the month” accolade! We trained together in really tough weather conditions when we couldn’t open the gym – but no matter what, Clare still gives every session 100%. She […]

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Stretching and Mobilising

Stretching and Mobilising. Do you do it? Should you do it? What’s the difference? Let me give you some of the low-down. Often stretching and mobilising are seen as one and the same, but they’re not! Stretching refers to the flexibility of a muscle and it’s ability to move passively through a range of motion. […]

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How To Improve Your Bench Press

Ahhhh the humble Bench Press – an often overlooked and under-used lift. When the Personal Training team listed their favourite lifts, this was not one of them! Why? Because of it’s complexity – do you arch your back, how do you breathe, where should your hands be….and so on. And it’s for this reason, it […]

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motive8 September Member of The Month

This month we want to say a huge congratulations to our Member of the Month….drum roll please…..Cath Hayden. Cath has been one of Jenny’s personal training clients for over 12 years and has recently taken part in the Great North Run, this achievement definitely deserves the Member of the Month status! (Please note, the achievement […]

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Carbon Dioxide: its role in breathing and tolerance

In last week’s blog I gave you some ins and outs of breath work. Today, we’re going deeper into the role of carbon dioxide in breathing and our tolerance to it. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is often seen as a waste product of breathing but I’m here to tell you how you can use CO2 to […]

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Some Ins and Outs of Breath Work

Most of us will not think twice about our breathing. We either are breathing and we’re alive, or we’re not and we’re dead. Have you been to a yoga class and responded with “I can’t do that breathing stuff” (like I’ve heard so many times), or been told by your trainer not to hold your […]

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How to improve your Deadlift

We love a deadlift here at motive8. They are a great functional move and we would encourage people to not be scared of them! Whether you’re a beginner or a dab hand at them, there are always ways to improve your deadlifts. Technique Tips For someone new, it’s all about a hip hinge and not […]

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RAMPing up your workout

The four ultimate goals of a warm up is to prepare physically and mentally for a workout, injury prevention and performance enhancement. Therefore the warm up should be thorough and relevant. A good way of remembering how to structure an efficient warm up is by following the RAMP method. Following this method and having a […]

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Members of the Month – Flaunt Digital!

The Flaunt Digital boys, Chris, Jamie and Lee, are lunchtime regulars here in the motive8 gym. Their friendly banter (not forgetting the terrible jokes) and their approach to their workouts, is what got them nominated for members of the month. How long have you been training at motive8? J & C- Since 2016 when we […]

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Member of the Month – Drew Johnston!

Drew is this months member of the month! Congratulations Drew! Drew has been training with Josh for a few months now and gives 100% to every session. This consistency and commitment is what got him nominated! How long have you trained at motive8? About 3 months What is it that you enjoy about training at […]

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All Body Blast

This was my Wednesday circuit class last week. It proved to be a burner for all attendees so thought I’d share it with you. It’s a big all body blast! Warm up It’s always best to do a warm up with mobilisations and activations before starting to prevent injury. You can do your own or […]

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June’s Member of the Month – Bhavini Patel

Have you ever been in a gym where you notice one person who just comes in, gets on with it and smashes their workouts? Well the team here at motive8 (and some of our clients!) have noticed Bhavini and that’s why she gets a massive shout out as member of the month. How long have […]

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Achieve the results you want, even when short on time.

“There’s not enough time in the day”. How many of you find yourself saying this often, especially when it comes to finding time out of your busy schedule to exercise. It can be quite overwhelming trying to fit in training sessions when you have such a busy life. Often people find themselves being stuck in […]

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Not all personal trainers are created equally

Here at motive8 North, our team of trainers provide a professional, reliable service that help you get the results you deserve…but not all personal trainers are created equally! Having spent over 10 years training clients, and almost 20 years training in a range of gyms, I’ve put together a short list of some things that […]

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