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Lunchtime Chest & Triceps Workout

Alright, here’s a super quick workout lunchtime chest & triceps workout, that you can get finished in under 30 minutes, leaving you plenty of time to shower and get back to work before the boss notices!     Warm up: 3 minutes on a cross trainer or rower, 20 shoulder circles, 20 elbow circles. (5 […]

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Killer HIIT

In need of an intense workout? Try this killer HIIT session. High-intensity interval training involves work to rest intervals. To get an idea of how hard you should be working; during your work period you are aiming to reach 70-90% of your maximal heart rate. At rest, your heart rate should drop to 60-65% of […]

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What Is Fitness Testing

We’re starting monthly fitness testing here at Motive8. But what is fitness testing? I thought it would be a good idea to go through this, why we do it, and what the process involves.  I’ll also be giving you a few examples of some great fitness tests that we can use. What is Fitness Testing? […]

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Sculpted Shoulders Workout

I love shoulder work! Other than training glutes and legs, this is my favourite body part to put through its paces. I’m currently using a split training plan for myself.  It goes: chest & delts, back & abs, bis & tris, legs 1, legs 2 – guess which ones I get excited about?! The key […]

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Cholesterol Facts

October is National Cholesterol Awareness Month. Maybe you, a family member or a friend suffer from high cholesterol. Everyone and everything is telling you to reduce your cholesterol. But what exactly is cholesterol? What does it do? And should you be worried about it? Up your knowledge with these cholesterol facts. What is cholesterol? A lipid […]

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The Testing Treadmill Workout

With those darker, wetter, colder evenings drawing in, this testing treadmill workout will really challenge your metal. It is a short, sharp, blast to your cardio-vascular endurance. Your legs will also feel one heck of a burn on this bad boy. The Workout: Always start any workout with a warm up. This should involve some […]

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Is lack of sleep ruining your diet?

Your trainer has told you to get a good nights sleep. You’ve read it in a magazine too. But why do people say this? Is lack of sleep really ruining your diet? Not directly, but quite possibly, yes. I’m reflecting on this because this is a cycle I have just been through. I’m here to tell […]

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Full Body Barbell Workout

Here’s a quick and simple full body barbell workout that only requires a barbell, a squat rack, and plenty of effort!  It’s a great way to train if you don’t like running around the gym after different pieces of kit.  Plus when it comes to getting results you can’t go wrong by getting really good […]

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Exercise Rehabilitation

The Need For Active Therapy If you regularly have a sports massage, should actually be considering exercise rehabilitation?Being a therapist I see a lot of clients who all love a sports massage, but is sports massage worth it? Sports massage is a great tool in a therapists armour and has many benefits for our clients. […]

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Body weight pyramid circuit

Tried and tested on my clients, class members and myself, I bring you the killer body weight pyramid circuit. Who knew six exercises could be so effective. Targeting the whole body and cardio system, sure to leave you feeling like you’ve worked for it. Also sure to leave you pretty sore for a few days […]

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Alex’s Muscle Building Stir Fry

If there’s any single meal that’s gonna get you strong, help you build muscle and help you reach your fitness goals then this is it.  This ‘strong as an ox’ muscle building stir fry recipe is also jammed full of vitamins and minerals and key ingredients to boost your performance in the gym. So What’s […]

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What Fitness Means to Me

No, I’m not here to try and come up with some arbitrary definition of fitness.  I’m actually here to talk about what fitness means to me: my own relationship with health and exercise; what drives me to train, and why I enjoy the process so much. A little about my background Although slightly odd for […]

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Motive8’s September Members Of The Month

Yes. It’s Members, plural, this month. Simply because we couldn’t pick one and not the other. You’ll find this dynamic duo training together at lunch times; taking over the end room and giggling like – well, girls! But don’t misunderstand their girly giggles; as these ladies take their lifting seriously. Gym members Mel and Elyse […]

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Ieuan’s Fitness Journey

National Fitness Day (NFD) was yesterday (Wednesday 26th September), so this article offers my fitness journey. Here I discuss my personal meanings of fitness and how these have changed over the years. Raising an awareness of fitness and physical activity will educate us on the benefits these aspects have on our lives. Our role as […]

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The Dice Workout

This week’s workout is slightly different. Instead of dictating a workout for you I offer you an opportunity to create a “dice workout”. We roll the dice for your workout and therefore mix up your training. Keeping a little mystery in your sessions will help keep you motivated, avoid that stale feeling, but still give […]

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