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Motive8 member of the month

At motive8 you know we love to celebrate our clients and Christine is our new member of the month. What makes me so proud is the dedication our clients have to us and their training, it reminds me that we’re obviously doing something right and delivering our promises to you. How long have you been […]

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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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Meet our new Gym Instructor… Harry!

We are pleased to introduce everyone to our new gym instructor – Harry! A University of York graduate, Harry is excited to become a part of the team and help class members and clients break through their boundaries. He may be new to motive8, but with a budding MMA fighting career and enthusiasm by the […]

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Happy Birthday motive8 North!

Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday motive8 North…..Happy Birthday to us! This month marks 10 years since the motive8 North personal training studio opened it doors at Marshall Court. Wow! 10 years! And what a 10 years that has been! Prior to opening the motive8 North studio, I had my own […]

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June’s Member of the Month – Bhavini Patel

Have you ever been in a gym where you notice one person who just comes in, gets on with it and smashes their workouts? Well the team here at motive8 (and some of our clients!) have noticed Bhavini and that’s why she gets a massive shout out as member of the month. How long have […]

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Meet Our New Personal Trainers!

We would like to introduce you to the new boys in town! Meet our new personal trainers Josh Davies and Colton Roche!! These guys are a great addition to the team and we’re excited to see what their experience brings to their clients. It’s only right then that we get to know them a little […]

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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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Meet Motive8’s New Personal Trainer – Alex!

We’re excited to introduce you to the newest addition to the Motive8 team: Alex Parry. He’s just set our Monthly Challenge for August and if you haven’t already, you’ll be sure to meet him in the gym and classes. As he’s only just started as one of our Personal Trainers, we’re keen to learn a […]

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Gout and the 20-30 year olds!

We’re often compared to hairdressers because of the small talk that goes on in this gym! Last week we were talking about the rise of gout in 20-30 year old’s and how this seemed to coincide with the rise of craft beer. In fact, the statistics say, there has been a 30% increase in cases […]

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Obesity – Where Bigger Is Not Better!

Here’s a scary fact for you that was published in the Guardian in November last year: 26.9% of the UK are OBESE. To give you an idea of what this statistic means, the NHS website states that 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 5 children (aged 10-11) are obese. It’s not surprising then that as […]

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The Motive8 Teams’ New Year Resolutions – Or Not?!

We have nearly made it through the first week of 2018 and so far, so good (apart from dropping both of my phones down the toilet!). New Year resolutions are something that get a bad rap off most people, and that is mostly because no one ever sticks to them. Which makes no sense, why […]

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8 Facts About Bones Them Bones Them Dry Bones!

“Them bones them bones them dry bones, Them bones them bones them dry bones, Them bones them bones them dry bones, Now shake them skeleton bones” I’m sure most of you will remember this song from your childhood! Well it got stuck in my head this weekend as I was tutoring about the skeletal system […]

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Reasons Why I Love Life At Motive8 North

So, it is coming up to about a year since, I started working for motive8 North, well I originally started on work experience and then Jenny was mad enough to offer me  job. It’s crazy to think it’s been that long; what a wonderful year I have had here at motive8 North. There are so […]

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Fact or Fiction – 3 Myths About Exercise

The treadmill tells you you’ve burnt 500 calories after a 20 min run but you didn’t tell it your age or weight or sex; you finish every workout with 100 crunches but still can’t see your six pack; and you still don’t want to lift weights heavier than 3kg because you don’t want to bulk. […]

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