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The Power Of A Morning Routine.

What sort of a morning person are you? Start work at 8am out of bed at 7:30am; rushing out the door half dressed, stressed and straight to StarBucks for your morning caffeine hit before work? Or maybe you’re the opposite and in the gym for 5am, followed by meditation and a healthy, sit-down breakfast. Which […]

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Health | homepage | Nutrition | Uncategorized | Wellbeing

An Apple A Day

I’m sure you have heard the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. You probably didn’t know that this came from a Pembrokeshire proverb “eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread”. Also, you probably didn’t know that it is National Apple Day on October […]

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Motive8’s Christmas Gift Ideas for Him

With Christmas creeping on us we thought it would be beneficial to provide some hints as to what your man (partner, brother, father, uncle and beyond) may appreciate for the festive season. We offer you a mix of christmas gift ideas for him; ranging from sport, fitness, and health-related gifts and day trips and experiences. […]

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Mental Health | Mindset | Motivation | Psychology | Stress | Uncategorized

Exercise and mental health

It’s mental health awareness week for those of you who didn’t already know. Poor mental health is becoming a serious concern for many. Stress is a big contributing factor in the rise of ill-mental health. Stress itself isn’t directly a mental health condition. But our inability to cope with stress can lead to the decline […]

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A Day In The Life of a PT | Building Muscle | Exercise | Fitness | Personal Training | Training | Uncategorized | Weight Loss

Heavy Weight HIIT

What do you do when you’re short on time, want to lift heavy AND want to get a good HIIT session in? Combine all three obviously! This week’s workout is a cheeky heavy weight HIIT. The trick is to go as heavy as possible without being too heavy. You want to get the reps in. […]

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Diet | Nutrition | Quick meals | Recipes | Uncategorized | Vegetarian

Guilt Free Tiffin

As promised to our Instagram followers, here is a guilt free tiffin recipe. I was introduced to this a few weeks ago and now can’t get enough of the stuff! Of course if you eat the whole block, it’s not guilt free! It’s also dead simple to knock together; well, if like me you have most of the […]

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A Day In The Life of a PT | Building Muscle | Diet | Exercise | Fitness | High protein | Injury | Lifestyle | Low Fat | Mindset | Nutrition | Personal Training | Recovery | Running | Uncategorized | Weight Loss

An Insight Into Alex’s Training Goals

Don’t worry this isn’t another blog about New Years resolutions. Although, on that topic, my reading is coming along beautiful – I am too chapters away from finishing my first book. ‘Black Box Thinking’, written by Matthew Syed. It’s an enjoyable read – a couple of clients have given me some more books to get […]

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A Day In The Life of a PT | Diet | High protein | Low Fat | Nutrition | Quick meals | Recipes | Training | Uncategorized | Vegetarian | Weight Loss

Corn and Courgette Cakes

Time is the biggest killer of my love for cooking and trying new recipes. If I had it all my way I would experimenting and trying new foods all the time, unfortunately I don’t prioritise this as highly as I should. I still manage to eat relatively well, but it usually easy meals such as […]

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Top Tips On Sticking To New Year Resolutions

New year’s resolutions! Most make them. Most break them! Now be honest. How many of you swore come January second you were to become a 5-a-day vegetable eating, non-smoking, meat-once-weekly eating, 2 litre water drinking, 7-days-a-week gym bunny? On top of all the others that were added to the list; reply to emails daily, less […]

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A Day In The Life of a PT | Building Muscle | Diet | High protein | Nutrition | Quick meals | Recipes | Uncategorized | Vegetarian | Weight Loss

Christmas Peppermint Fudge Balls!

Christmas is two weeks away now, you will have noticed how the festivities are in full swing. A massive part of Christmas, is the festive foods. Some of the classics are mince pies, Christmas cake, cheeseboards, festive chocolates, mulled wine, trifle etc, etc, etc. Isn’t it hard to stay healthy with all these temptations to hand? […]

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Upper Body Muscle Building Workout

There is absolutely nothing wrong with smashing a good upper body muscle building workout. We know the ‘don’t skip leg day joke’ but there are lots of reasons for doing an upper body focused training session. Reasons For… – It could simply be part of an upper and lower body split programme. – 50% of […]

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A Day In The Life of a PT | Anabolism | Building Muscle | Catabolic | Exercise | Fitness | High protein | Lifestyle | Nutrition | Squat | Training | Uncategorized

Interview with Ian Fisher, Yorkshire CCC Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach

Something a bit different for my blog. This week I had a chance to sit down with Ian Fisher, Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach at Yorkshire County Cricket Club. I asked him a couple question, mostly exercise, fitness and health related – but also some fun ones in there as well. From a personal training […]

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How To Master Your First Pull Up

Who here has pull ups in their regular gym programme? Anyone? No one? And why would you, they’re hard! Too hard in fact, that’s why you don’t do them. But you’d like to do them. Because, well they look cool. Pull ups also build great upper body strength and give you that sexy back you’re […]

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A Day In The Life of a PT | Abdominal muscle | Exercise | Fitness | Injury | Personal Training | Training | Uncategorized

Spine Stability Exercises – Lumbar Stabilisation

As many of you will know I split my time with working here at motive8 with helping Yorkshire CCC in the Sport Science department. This winter I will predominantly be working with the Academy and youth athletes. During one of the first sessions, this week, the physiotherapists and ourselves spent about 30 minutes focusing just […]

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Top Tips for Training With An Injury

We’ve all been there, smashing PB’s then BAM! Injury sets in and halts all training. It may be sudden and acute or something that slowly develops over time which you ignore until the pain is too much. You try to rest for a while but then head to the gym after 3 days thinking a […]

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