Posts in “Fitness”


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Back and Shoulder Workout

Back and Shoulders, Push and Pull, Flexion and Extension – that’s what you’ll be doing throughout this whole workout. This is the workout of every person dream who wants to build muscle and define them individually. Its efficient, can be quick and you don’t need much rest time. So first we start with a warm […]

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Boxing for Fitness – Why It’s so great!

It’s no secret that I love combat sports, I have dedicated my whole adult life and a large part of my childhood to becoming a true mixed martial artist and becoming proficient in as many fighting disciplines as I could. For most people, their introduction to the whole martial arts world can be found in […]

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A Day of Eating – What do I eat and why?

At motive8 we do our very best to give straightforward lifestyle advice and recommendations to help supplement the training you do with us. But its also really important to practice what you preach! So with April 7th, World Health Day, having just passed, I thought it would be a good idea to break down what […]

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HIIT and Cardio

There has been a recent popularisation of HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training as the new go-to form of cardio for you to get into. But what is HIIT? Why is it getting such acclaim? Furthermore, what’s the point of cardio at all? It’s often people’s least favourite part of a workout, can we get […]

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A Personal Trainers Guide to….Gym Accessories

When people start consistently going to the gym and begin taking their health and fitness more seriously, it is not uncommon to start exploring the plethora of gym accessories available. From protein shake bottles to specialist trainers, from fancy gloves to complicated contraptions, the amount of supplementary gym goods you can buy is nearly endless […]

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Compound Exercises – What’s the big deal?

You might have heard about compound exercises or movements and thought to yourself, “what’s so special about these exercises?”, “what’s the big deal?”. In this blog I’m going to explain what a compound exercise is, what the benefits of focusing on them are, and what my favourite compound exercises to build a workout around are. […]

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Lunchtime 30min HIIT

The Tuesday lunchtime class here at motive8 North is a 30min HIIT and core class. With more people coming back to the offices it’s a perfect way to break up your day and get your heart rate pumping! HIIT classes are great because they usually use little to no equipment and can be done anywhere. […]

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Seasonal Goal Setting

How many people do you know who maybe don’t take their food and exercise as seriously over the Winter months? Then before we know it, Winter comes to an end and we start to look for our Summer bodies (they’re there, just protected under a little extra layer!). Spring is a perfect time to get […]

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What is the best diet for me?

It’s really tricky nowadays working out what kind of diet is right for you. There is so much information, accurate, bogus or contested, that circulates all over our social media, the TV and in our conversations with others. Today I’m going to break down some of the essential information for you to make an informed […]

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Meet our New Gym Instructor Courtney

Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to announce our new gym instructor – Courtney aka Mr Core! He’s a passionate fitness instructor who is also qualified in Sports Massage Therapy. Courtney is looking forward to being a motive8 family member and is fully dedicated in improving client’s health and fitness. What was the attraction of […]

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Can fitness apps be as effective as a personal trainer?

A recent BBC article posed the question “can fitness apps be as effective as a personal trainer?” In this article there was a discussion on the use of new fitness apps over face-to-face 1-to-1 personal training with a human instructor. Now of course I believe that personal trainers are more effective than existing fitness apps, […]

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A Personal Trainers Guide to…gym lingo!

Here at motive8 North our personal trainers welcome a wide range of gym goers, but we’re probably best known for helping gym newbies become gym pros… At some other gyms there’s a tendency to assume that everyone always knows what the gym lingo is…reps, sets, DOMS, intervals, HIIT…it can get very confusing. With that in […]

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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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Cheeky 30min Circuit

Hey guys! So, here is a cheeky 30 minute circuit you can do for a quick blast. I did it in a lunchtime circuit so all the equipment you need is here at our gym. If you’ve never been here before, remember you can always try the gym or a class as your first time […]

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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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