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The 100 Reps Workout

Hello motive8 readers, Emily here. I hope you enjoyed reading about some holistic health tips to improve your health and fitness. This week I thought I’d share a weekly workout with you. Sometimes, you just want to try something new/different and don’t know what to do. This is a great session to do with a […]

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Member of the Month – Sophie

Sophie is a regular to the classes here at motive8 – both in person and on-line. Her dedication to these sessions has seen her turn up rain or shine. And it was in last weeks pouring down rain as the only participant in the weekly “Box-IT” class, where she showed her true grit. It was […]

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February’s Members of the Month

Yes, you read it right – this blog is about February’s members of the month. Occasionally it becomes necessary to shout about 2 individuals because simply put, it would be unfair to blog about one of them and not the other. This is even more the case when the two people work together! Meet Andy […]

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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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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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Step Workout

Whilst I would love this to be step aerobics, it’s not. That didn’t stop the classes I did this with think that they may have to brush up on their mambo chasse technique! But no, this is a step workout that simply uses – a step! That’s it. It doesn’t have to be a traditional […]

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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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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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10 Minute HIIT

In this beautiful weather, it can be difficult to be motivated to go and smash out a massive workout.  So here’s a workout that will still push you hard, but it can be over and done with in 15 minutes! Even better, there’s minimal kit involved. Don’t be mislead though, this 10 minute HIIT isn’t […]

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Cardio, Resistance & Core Workout

I had a choice of 3 workouts to post today. Now that we have introduced “WOW” (Workout Of the Week) in the gym, I have got lots of ideas! I’ve tried to reign it in don’t worry! Today, I have gone back to basics – and why not, the oldies are always the goodies! So […]

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15 Minute Kettlebell HIIT

I recently recommended the Fitness Blender website to one of my clients who travels a lot and was bored of doing the Body Coaches HIIT. I love Fitness Blender as an accessible – and doable – home workout. They have a lot to choose from! In fact, I took some inspiration for this 15 minute […]

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Power and Plyometric Workout

Wanting to get a bit more powerful and explosive? Perhaps you play a sport that you want to improve at? Or perhaps you just want to feel athletic in your training?  Here’s a great power and plyometric workout that you can blast through in around 45 minutes.   1) Reactive Counter-movement Jumps – 3 sets […]

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New Year Cardio Blast

If there is a type of exercise that I dislike the most – it’s cardio! I love cycling and rowing, but actually getting round to doing cardio exercises (you know, star jumps and burpees), I avoid them. New year, new you right? So here’s a quick new year cardio blast that even I can stand […]

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Christmas Bodyweight Blast

With the build up to Christmas comes the extra calories that need to be accounted for if you’re looking to stay on track over the festive period. The biggest issue that fitness fanatics face over the festive period (apart from trying to resist 2nd and 3rd helpings of Christmas dinner), is that gyms are on […]

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Top 5 Fitness Trends for 2019

As the end of 2018 grows ever closer, we look ahead to what are set to be some of the biggest fitness trends for 2019.  Here are 5 key things to look out for in the new year.   1) Mindfulness Based Yoga Yoga has consistently been a trending fitness activity for the past decade. […]

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