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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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A PT’s guide to…holding yourself accountable.

Oh February how we love you (not!). Deep dark winter, still skint from Christmas, all those Christmas and New Year treats and booze have taken a toll on the waistline and our fitness New Years resolutions are already down the pan. So, some things we can’t change but just because you haven’t got off on […]

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Celebrate your wins

As a personal trainer, often my clients come in telling me all the things they didn’t do or that were “negative”. I hear “I should have done this” “I shouldn’t have done that”. I like to change a clients focus and ask them what they did do well, what they managed to achieve and get […]

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Never Give Up Day!

Wednesday 18th August marks international “Never Give Up Day”, who knew? From the website it is quoted that: “Never Give Up Day is about a mindset of determination to help us get through even the hardest of challenges. It’s about motivating others, inspiring ourselves and remembering that even in hard times, the hardest, we can […]

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Member of the Month – Drew Johnston!

Drew is this months member of the month! Congratulations Drew! Drew has been training with Josh for a few months now and gives 100% to every session. This consistency and commitment is what got him nominated! How long have you trained at motive8? About 3 months What is it that you enjoy about training at […]

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Returning to Gym Based Exercise

We previously blogged about getting back into the gym after the very first lockdown. Whilst we’re excited about the return to gym based exercise, this time it’s a little different. Let’s face it, we had Christmas and New Year, a couple of days in the gym and then boom – lockdown 3. Three months later, […]

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Moving More As Part Of Your Daily Routine

Movement is any motion of the body. It’s pretty broad and therefore there’s no need to over complicate it! Often we can get caught up in thinking exercise is the ultimate goal; to be healthy and active we must exercise. Josh highlighted this in his recent blog about getting your steps in. The key thing […]

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It’s ok to take breaks!

If I told you that this blog has taken 2 Pomodoros to write, do you instantly think about tomatoes? Well, funnily enough – so did I, but it’s not. The Pomodoro Technique is a time management system which not only says “it’s ok to take breaks” but it is designed around those breaks. With a […]

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How Do You Keep Motivated?

This week I’m taking a slightly different stance with the blog. Let’s face it, it’s not been a great start to the year and of course, as a personal trainer, I could sit here and type out things I think you could use to keep you motivated, or what I’m doing to keep myself motivated. […]

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Why We Should Try To Stress Less!

When we are stressed our body only perceives it as one way and that is danger! Regardless of whether you are hugely stresses or just a little bit stressed, your body doesn’t care, it still perceives the stress as danger. This is because stress comes in numerous forms, but our body doesn’t know how to […]

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Stress

We all know it’s easier said than done to just ‘relax’ and ‘chill out’ when we feel stressed. How many times has a friend told you they are stressed, and you’ve told them to take ‘some time out’, ‘have a bit of me time’ but, how often do you listen to these wise words yourself? […]

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Nutrition and Mental Health

When it comes to nutrition, we are all aware of the effects it may have on us physically. If that’s aiding or hindering performance in the gym, our energy levels throughout the day and so on. But it’s not very often or not at all that we think of nutrition and mental health and the […]

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How To Stay Motivated During Lockdown

Making Light Of A “Bad” Situation – How To Tackle The Motivational Dip Following on from an episode of ‘This Morning’ with the lovely Holly & Phil, one of the greatest questions I have heard so far through this whole pandemic is…’What do you want to achieve out of this?’ It may seem a strange […]

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The Benefits of Exercise on Mental Health

The mental health benefits we get from exercise far outweigh any others in my opinion. Whilst exercise and mental health are obviously closely linked, it’s easy getting caught up in the mindset that exercise is only there for fat loss and weight management or to help with stress. But there are more profound benefits of […]

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Hypertrophy – Is It Just About Getting Hench?

Remember what happened when the team of Personal Trainers got together to discuss weight loss vs fat loss? Well, we did it again! This time we targeted hypertrophy. Although lacking one of Josh’s powerpoint presentations; we still managed to discuss – well, pretty much everything! What people think it is, what it really is, training, […]

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