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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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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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Descending Sets Workout

Since making some changes to our class timetable, I’ve been experimenting with different formats for my Friday lunchtime class. My aim is that I create a workout that people want to get a copy of and do in their own time – so I plan my classes with that in mind. As such, a circuit […]

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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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Workout Wednesday – Total Body Blast

It’s Wednesday and that only means one thing… Workout Wednesday! Today we have a total body blast to share which, will not only get your heart raised, but your muscles on fire (not literally!). We are going to start with a 5-minute warm up, something that will elevate the heart and increase your temperature along […]

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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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RAMPing up your workout

The four ultimate goals of a warm up is to prepare physically and mentally for a workout, injury prevention and performance enhancement. Therefore the warm up should be thorough and relevant. A good way of remembering how to structure an efficient warm up is by following the RAMP method. Following this method and having a […]

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All Body Blast

This was my Wednesday circuit class last week. It proved to be a burner for all attendees so thought I’d share it with you. It’s a big all body blast! Warm up It’s always best to do a warm up with mobilisations and activations before starting to prevent injury. You can do your own or […]

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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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How Personal Training Clients Inspire Us

I’m a firm believer that personal trainers should be role models to their clients. After all, if we are encouraging and pushing our clients to achieve their goals, we should be prepared to push and strive to achieve ours too. But what I don’t think many of our personal training clients and gym members realise […]

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Top Tips For Outdoor Workouts

We have blogs about what to wear when you’re doing an outdoor workout in the cold. We also have blogs about how to stay motivated to work out in this weather. This blog however, is me simply wanting to share my top tips for outdoor workouts that have been tried and tested with my clients […]

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Upper Body Workout

It’s great to see so many people still carrying on with their workouts despite the gyms still being closed. One thing that I have noticed as a Personal Trainer and Class Instructor, is how what we used to consider “general goods” are now being used as workout equipment! For a while I was teaching an […]

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Adding More “Umph” To Your Home Workouts!

If you’re exercising from home, stuck for ideas or just want to switch up your workout then you’re in the right place! We often get stuck not knowing how to get the most out of our body weight workouts. I’m going to show you how to make your ‘basic’ exercises intense and different by using […]

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