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45 Minute Back And Biceps Workout

Here’s a great back and biceps workout that you can fit perfectly into your lunch break with enough time to shower and get back to the office.  It uses a variety of movement patterns to target different back muscles, plus it uses supersets to save time and special metabolite techniques for a nasty pump and […]

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National Fitness Day – What Does Fitness Mean To You?

The 26th September is National Fitness Day (NFD). A whole day dedicated especially to fitness!  NFD will raise awareness of the benefits of fitness and activity on our health. At Motive8 North, this is our passion and we have a whole week of promotions and activities coming up. Each trainer will also be writing a […]

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The Benefits of Group Training

I represented my county at Cross Country Running when I was younger. I know right! With my white legs and bottle green sports “knickers”, I ran. I hated it. I struggled to breathe every time I ran (my asthma hadn’t been diagnosed then) and I was lonely. Running by myself – I hated it. Now […]

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Push Pull and Legs Programme

A number of my personal training clients have split training programmes which are based on their goals and frequency of their training. One of my favourite splits is a Push Pull and Legs programme. With an emphasis on multi-joint compound exercises – a favourite here at motive8; it’s simple and effective and can hit every […]

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What Does A Personal Trainer Eat? A Full Day of Eating With Alex!

Before we get started I think it’s important to make a little disclaimer here, I eat a lot of food, far beyond what most people should eat. As a coach and personal trainer I’m on my feet being active for hours every day, and when I’m not coaching I’m doing my own training as a […]

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Journey to Success – How to Lose Weight

A couple of week’s ago we posted on our member of the month, Abi Bolton and her dramatic weight loss results for her wedding. You can read here the reasons why she was nominated and chosen; but thought I would share with you how we created the journey to success – how to lose weight, […]

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Boxing Circuit

I love boxing. Well, I love pad work! When I did my stint for charity in a Pink Collar Match, I got to train like a boxer. I don’t get to do much pad work now, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still use the training for inspiration! This boxing circuit draws on some exercises […]

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5 Minute AMRAP

Have you ever had one of those days where you just fancy an AMRAP? No? Just me then! An AMRAP is “As Many Rounds As Possible”, and is usually performed for time. It’s a chance to really push yourself, and the best thing is that it’s repeatable – so you can do it again another […]

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Changing Your Eating; It’s Not All About Looking Good

Changing Our Eating; It’s Not All About Looking Good As Personal Trainers we get a lot of questions regarding how to change our eating habits, and peoples motives are very often image driven. I’ve spoken previously about not relying on the scales for image. Good nutrition, however, is not all about looking good. Appearance is […]

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Sport-Specific Training; How to Design Your Programme

Sport-Specific Training; How to Design Your Programme! The following article will provide an overview of some principles of how to design your training and implement your own sports-specific programme. Designing an effective programme will help you boost your sport-related fitness and performance. There are whole catalogue of exercises, protocols, and approaches to sport-specific training. What […]

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Getting Great Glutes!

Ieuan’s Backside-Boosting Workout I feel there are several motivations for getting great glutes in modern society. For me, the gluteals are the anchor for a stable body. They provide us with the support and stability to maintain a netural, strong, spine and core. For others, the aesthetic appeal for a firm and perfectly rounded bottom […]

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3 Tips For Maximising Your Results In Minimum Time

Let’s be honest, we’ve all been insanely busy at least once in our lives. Maybe you’ve been given some extra responsibility at work or perhaps your home life needs more of your time. Instead of letting all your hard-earned fitness go to waste, what you need is a simple way of how to maximise your […]

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The Perfect Leg Workout

They’re often a neglected body part, mainly because training them is hard and sweaty work. But if you’re after a great looking, strong and athletic body, then leg training should be a weekly staple. To help you with that, here’s one of my personal favourite leg workouts, and it’s ridiculously effective for building strength and […]

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Simple Sun Salutation

The 3 day yoga blog extravaganza continues. First “What is yoga“, followed by “Buddha Balls” and now “how to perform a simple sun salutation”. I mentioned in the “What is yoga” blog that you can learn a sequence so that you can practise yoga where ever you go; sun salutations are just that. There are […]

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Two Fat Burning Circuits

I do love a good circuit. Whether it’s to teach in a class, to go through with a client, or to do in my own time; there’s something to be said about the quick fat burning blast you can get from this style of training. The possibilities are endless: limited rest between exercises, a mixture […]

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