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Quinoa Energy Bar – Nut Free

Months and months ago I was playing with a recipe to produce some nut-free energy bars. This was spurred on by a client who worked in food production so was unable to take any sort of nut into work. For convenience, I also wanted these to be bake-free. I had eaten an energy bar at […]

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How Did A Vegan Cope in Japan?

You may remember a similar blog when I went to China. Going to Japan, I was determined I was going to have proper Japanese food. Bowls of Ramen noodles, endless amounts of gyozas, tofu coming out of my ears, katsu curry and sushi. Some people were skeptical. So how did a vegan cope in Japan? […]

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Lower Body Power Workout

Whether you’re going for that match winning free kick, breaking through a ruck or jumping a particularly large puddle on a Sunday walk, we could all benefit from some extra power in the lower limbs. Power is defined as the result of strength x speed so essentially it all comes down to how quickly you […]

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Roasted Rhubarb

I came home from holiday and our rhubarb had exploded! The rain and warmer spring has definitely helped it grow! Every year I’m faced with a search for healthy rhubarb recipes such as these savoury recipes. I’d love to be creative and whip up something that would rival any Master Chef contestant – but unfortunately […]

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Summer Body Workout

The sun has been teasing us over the last few weeks, combine this with the fact that we are now in May, many people will be thinking about their holidays so that can only mean one thing for this week’s #wednesdayworkout….a Summer body workout! For this Summer body workout, I’ve used a tried and tested […]

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Workout Pyramid

Sometimes we just have no inspiration for what we want to do in the gym. Sometimes we don’t even want to do our regular programme. And sometimes we want to just add in something extra. The weekly workout which we have in the gym at motive8 is just for that, adapt it to your needs. […]

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Crispy Baked Tofu

I’ve been trying to recreate some Japanese dishes at home in advance of my holiday to Japan. I’m not concerned about being vegan in Japan – there’s bound to be loads of noodles and tofu, and I love both. Here’s a great recipe which shares my love of tofu. Unlike a lot of tofu dishes, […]

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Pesto Butter Beans

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog all about beans, comparing nutritional values of our favourite beans. Now, it seems only appropriate that I should give you a bean recipe to enjoy. And these creamy pesto butter beans is just the one to get your taste-buds going. Ingredients: Pesto: Garlic clove x 1 Pine […]

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Sculpted Backside Workout

You may have seen that the girls here at Motive8 are teaching “bum sculpting” classes for Sweaty Betty this month. We’ve been very excited about it! However, it’s always difficult planning a session in a new place. We have to consider kit (or lack of it), the space available, expected amount of people and their […]

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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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Protein Based Snack Alternatives

I am firm believer that without healthy alternatives to snacks, the average gym goer will have a tough time sticking to a clean eating diet. As I also fall into this category, I decided to try some protein based snack alternatives for some of my go to healthy snacks and foods. 1. Protein pancakes In the […]

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March’s Member of the Month

Dave Lawson is March’s Member of the Month. The team nominated him purely for his absolute dedication. He totally represents the phrase we used as our image for this blog. This guy comes in and smashes his workout regardless of his injuries (there have been many!) or the time of day he comes in. He […]

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TRX Workout

Is the gym packed and no equipment free? Are you short on time and want a quick all over body blast? Perhaps you just want to try something new? Have you ever used a TRX suspension trainer? Whether you have or haven’t, then here’s a cheeky little whole-body TRX workout for you to have a […]

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