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Bespoke wellbeing and fitness solutions including gym & pool design and fit out, facility management and gym & pool maintenance. We also deliver fitness services to residents, employees and individuals as well as children in local schools and colleges.

We work within the residential, corporate, home, student, PRS and education sectors.

Gym & Spa

Gym & Spa

We are established market leaders in the design & installation of residential and corporate health and fitness facilities, fitting everything from bespoke home gyms, training studios, spas, pools and large scale projects.

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Wellbeing & Fitness

Wellbeing & Fitness

Whether its personal fitness goals that drive you or you need health and fitness solutions for your residents or workforce, motive8 has a team of professional, qualified trainers who can devise a bespoke service to fit with your budget and requirements.

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Maintenance

Maintenance

motive8’s aftercare packages are designed to ensure every client experiences hassle free enjoyment from their facility post-installation. Our contracts are a cost-effective solution to facility aftercare, keeping your gym equipment in good working order and highly reducing the likelihood of expensive callouts.

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Kids Coaching

Kids Coaching

Our professional, qualified coaches deliver curricular, extra-curricular and community-based sports programmes to a number of schools across South West London. Whether your school wants to run one club a week or five, motive8 can offer a wide range of sporting activities.

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Welcome to M8:Life

Read all our latest news and lifestyle blogs covering nutrition, workouts, wellbeing, kids coaching, gym & spa design and more……

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About Us

Founded in 1998, motive8 began its life as a specialist personal training company. Today we are a global organisation and established market leaders in the design & installation of residential and corporate health and fitness facilities. We also provide fitness and wellbeing services to businesses, individuals and children.

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What does 'General #Health' actually mean? Find out more from one of our #Fitness pros m8group.co.uk/mean-general-f… pic.twitter.com/AKX7iyVjeT

13 hours ago
Exercises | Nutrition | Training | workouts

ROAD TO GB SELECTION – Duathlon Training Plan

In October 2016 motive8 North Director, Jenny Cromack, was over the moon to find out that she had qualified to represent Great Britain for her age group (F34-39) in the ETU Standard Distance Duathlon Championships in Soria taking place in April 2017. Here is her story and an overview of her training and nutrition plans. […]

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Nutrition

Recipe – Chia and Linseed Oats

Ingredients • 1 scoop oats • 1 teaspoon chia seeds • 1 teaspoon ground linseed • milk of choice • 2 tablespoons 0% fat free Greek yoghurt • some raisins • flaked almonds • pure maple syrup Method 1. Put all the ingredients, apart from the yoghurt, raisins, almonds and maple syrup, in a pot. […]

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Equipment | Gym Design

Boutique fitness studio gets customers Cyc’d for exercise

As the first installation of its kind for us, we were keen to create the WOW factor when we were instructed to deliver a high-end, funky spin studio for a client in Surrey. From building works to lighting, flooring to equipment, motive8 project managed the entire project from start to finish. And both the client […]

Read more
Nutrition | Training

5 Top Tips for Protein Intake

Protein is an essential nutrient which regulates many of the body’s functions including muscles and hormones. We all require protein as part of a balanced diet but when it comes to endurance and weight training sports, we need a little bit of extra protein to gain recovery and muscle boosting benefits. Here are some considerations on […]

Read more
Exercises | Nutrition | Training | wellbeing | workouts

What do we mean by ‘General Fitness’?

The first thing we should take into consideration is the true definition of ‘general fitness’ and what it means to those who favour this particular lifestyle. Unlike those who set specific and constricted fitness goals, such as sports competitors, in which they have to maintain their appearance, general fitness consists of setting goals based on […]

Read more
Equipment | Gym Design

Residents Gym Combines High Tech Kit with Industrial Design

Just a few minutes’ walk from the historic Greenland Dock, Thames Clipper and Surrey Quays Overground station, Greenland Place by Barratt London features 580 new homes set within attractive landscaped surroundings, along with commercial and retail space including a bistro café and beauty parlour. As one of our final installations of 2016, the residents’ gym […]

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Coaching | company News

A Day in the Life: Naomi Smith, Coaching Manager

Naomi. joined motive8 as a Cheerleading Coach back in 2011. Since then she has taken on more hours, different sports, new schools and, in 2015, progressed to become Coaching Manager. She is quickly taking the department to new heights. Here is what a Day in her M8:Life can look like. 7:00am Wake up and straight […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Soup with Lemon and Garlic Toast

Wouldn’t it be great to eat something that feels like winter comfort food but still offers a great amount of benefits to your fitness regime? The answer is sweet potato and butternut squash soup! This meal could be most beneficial post workout, as researchers suggest that sweet potatoes and butternut squash offer anti-inflammatory qualities and […]

Read more
Coaching

Wraparound Care

Nicky Morgan, the Secretary of State for Education, announced at the Conservative Party conference on 6 October 2015 that parents would be given the ‘right to request’ childcare in the form of breakfast and afterschool clubs or holiday care at their child’s school. motive8 fully supports this decision and agrees that this will improve the […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Training | workouts

Don’t leave your behind, behind!

GLUTEUS WORKOUT FOR HER BUILDING THE PERFECT PEACH Everyone loves the idea of having a perfect bum. In order to achieve this there are some fundamental exercises that you can do to build your glute muscles and develop that firm behind. Here is a selection that you can perform without equipment. Squats – The King […]

Read more
Coaching

New Football Development Programme

Since launching at the end of 2016, the motive8 Development Programme has proved a very popular service, with over 20 children attending every Tuesday evening at Spring West Academy; the  service was set up following the huge success of the October half term football training programme which saw on average 28 children in attendance every […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | workouts

Women and Weights

There is an unscientific myth that all women will bulk up and become big muscled if they lift heavy weights. Fitness professionals have tried for years to overcome this rumour and to teach women that it will take a lot more than a 10 kilo dumbbell to make their muscles bulge. Even the dedicated gym […]

Read more
Corporate Wellbeing | Exercises | Gym Design | Training | workouts

Latest Fitness Trends for Corporate Gyms in 2017

Already in 2017 we are seeing a lot of new and exciting fitness and workout trends for us to try.  As corporate gyms across the country add them to their studio timetables, we look at the current trends being seen in the workplace gym. The average lunch break for most full time employees across the […]

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Personal Training

Personal Training

We are great believers in educating our clients about why they should be doing what we recommend. This empowers our clients to make informed lifestyle decisions so they can make healthy choices and optimise their long term success.

We support you with a personalised training programme developed towards achieving your health and lifestyle goals. Everyone has different goals and time to commit to training and at motive8 we understand that a plan has to work for you in order for you to achieve and maintain the results you desire.

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Inductions

Inductions

As part of our complete Gym & Spa solution motive8’s personal training team deliver Gym Inductions across residential fitness facilities.

To book an induction at your facility, call us now on 020 8481 9700 or email inductions@m8group.co.uk.

To find out how we can help manage your fitness facility through the delivery of gym inductions, call us on 020 8481 9700 or email info@m8group.co.uk

Corporate Wellbeing

Corporate Wellbeing

Did you know that absenteeism through ill health costs the UK economy £100 billion per year? In 2015/2016, 30.4 million working days were ‘lost’ due to work-related illness and workplace injury. We are here to help you lower these costs to your company and improve productivity in the workplace.

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About Us

Our team of trainers, not only have knowledge across a range of varying fitness and health related topics, but they also have a passion to help you reach your fitness goals.

We pride ourselves on recruiting individuals with a genuine interest in fitness and those that have that little something else to offer.

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Gym & Spa

We are established market leaders in the design & installation of residential and corporate health and fitness facilities, fitting everything from bespoke home gyms, training studios, spas, pools and large scale projects.

Read more

Kids Parties

For your child’s special birthday motive8 can deliver a fun, exciting way to celebrate so sit back and let us take the stress out of organising your child’s party.

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Welcome to M8:Life

Read all our latest news and lifestyle blogs covering nutrition, workouts, wellbeing, kids coaching, gym & spa design and more……

Read more

What does 'General #Health' actually mean? Find out more from one of our #Fitness pros m8group.co.uk/mean-general-f… pic.twitter.com/AKX7iyVjeT

13 hours ago
Exercises | Nutrition | Training | workouts

ROAD TO GB SELECTION – Duathlon Training Plan

In October 2016 motive8 North Director, Jenny Cromack, was over the moon to find out that she had qualified to represent Great Britain for her age group (F34-39) in the ETU Standard Distance Duathlon Championships in Soria taking place in April 2017. Here is her story and an overview of her training and nutrition plans. […]

Read more
Nutrition

Recipe – Chia and Linseed Oats

Ingredients • 1 scoop oats • 1 teaspoon chia seeds • 1 teaspoon ground linseed • milk of choice • 2 tablespoons 0% fat free Greek yoghurt • some raisins • flaked almonds • pure maple syrup Method 1. Put all the ingredients, apart from the yoghurt, raisins, almonds and maple syrup, in a pot. […]

Read more
Nutrition | Training

5 Top Tips for Protein Intake

Protein is an essential nutrient which regulates many of the body’s functions including muscles and hormones. We all require protein as part of a balanced diet but when it comes to endurance and weight training sports, we need a little bit of extra protein to gain recovery and muscle boosting benefits. Here are some considerations on […]

Read more
Exercises | Nutrition | Training | wellbeing | workouts

What do we mean by ‘General Fitness’?

The first thing we should take into consideration is the true definition of ‘general fitness’ and what it means to those who favour this particular lifestyle. Unlike those who set specific and constricted fitness goals, such as sports competitors, in which they have to maintain their appearance, general fitness consists of setting goals based on […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Running & Pilates

I’ve run for as long as I can remember but it wasn’t until I became a Personal Trainer that I realised there was more to running than just running! Often runners will focus all of their effort on running only. But it’s not just pounding the pavements which improve our pace. In order to become […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Soup with Lemon and Garlic Toast

Wouldn’t it be great to eat something that feels like winter comfort food but still offers a great amount of benefits to your fitness regime? The answer is sweet potato and butternut squash soup! This meal could be most beneficial post workout, as researchers suggest that sweet potatoes and butternut squash offer anti-inflammatory qualities and […]

Read more
Equipment | Exercises | Training | workouts

Don’t leave your behind, behind!

GLUTEUS WORKOUT FOR HER BUILDING THE PERFECT PEACH Everyone loves the idea of having a perfect bum. In order to achieve this there are some fundamental exercises that you can do to build your glute muscles and develop that firm behind. Here is a selection that you can perform without equipment. Squats – The King […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | workouts

Women and Weights

There is an unscientific myth that all women will bulk up and become big muscled if they lift heavy weights. Fitness professionals have tried for years to overcome this rumour and to teach women that it will take a lot more than a 10 kilo dumbbell to make their muscles bulge. Even the dedicated gym […]

Read more
Corporate Wellbeing | Exercises | Gym Design | Training | workouts

Latest Fitness Trends for Corporate Gyms in 2017

Already in 2017 we are seeing a lot of new and exciting fitness and workout trends for us to try.  As corporate gyms across the country add them to their studio timetables, we look at the current trends being seen in the workplace gym. The average lunch break for most full time employees across the […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Extreme diets. Do they actually work?

A big part of being fit and healthy is what we provide as fuel for our body. There is so much information about what to eat and how to eat that people are often left confused. With the public interest in weight loss growing, extreme dieting is increasing in popularity. First of all, extreme diets […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Russian Salad Mix & Match

Nothing invites me more to lunch at work than homemade hearty Russian salad, which we Russians call “Olivier”, or a French Salad. It usually consists of boiled and diced vegetables (so gluten free), cooked meat, gherkins and chives, dressed in a mayonnaise or your favourite creamy salad dressing. However, some ingredients can be substituted to […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Nutrition – Turmeric Latte

Turmeric latte or milk has become relatively popular lately and, although the name sounds fancy, this drink has a number of benefits. Turmeric, which originated in India, is a bright orange spice known for its anti-inflammatory properties, digestive aid and immune function. It is also used to help with arthritis and has also been found […]

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Training | workouts

Fitness challenge – Increasing sprints

This is a type of HIIT (high intensity interval training) training on the stationary bike with a twist. Start with a gentle warm up at a leisurely pace. This should last for 3 minutes. From the 3 minute mark the sprints begin. On the minute of every minute you will pedal as fast as you […]

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Gym Maintenance

Gym Maintenance

motive8’s aftercare packages are designed to ensure that every client continues to experience hassle free enjoyment from their facility post-installation. Our maintenance contracts are a cost-effective solution to facility aftercare, keeping your gym equipment in good working order and highly reducing the likelihood of expensive unforeseen callouts.

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Pool & Spa Maintenance

Pool & Spa Maintenance

motive8 works with residential apartment buildings, health clubs, corporate offices and hotels to offer preventative, tailored maintenance agreements as well as reactive works, servicing and call-outs. We offer a competitive, fast and professional service covering all manner of pool & spa maintenance issues.

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Report a Fault

Report a Fault

If your gym equipment is out of action for any reason, please don’t hesitate to call or send us a message so we can arrange for an engineer to carry out a site visit.

To report a fault, please call 020 8481 9700.

Refurbishments

Refurbs

If your gym is in need of an update, motive8 can attend site to undertake a full assessment of your current provisions. We can advise on any equipment which needs to be replaced, if any can be refurbished or fixed and ensure your gym is making the most of its potential.

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Facility Assessments

Facility Assessments

motive8 offers a free on-site consultation to assess and identify any issues affecting the smooth running of your facility. To book a consultation, please call 020 8481 9700 or email service@m8group.co.uk

About Us

Our friendly and professional maintenance team has over 20 years collaborative experience in reactive and preventative gym, pool, spa, sauna and steam maintenance. All engineers have full back office support to ensure a reliable and swift response to each and every callout.

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Equipment Supply

We offer a range of new and refurbished gym equipment suitable for both home and commercial use. Please contact the sales team on 020 8481 9700 or email sales@m8group.co.uk for more information.

Gym & Spa Design

We are established market leaders in the design & installation of residential and corporate health and fitness facilities, fitting everything from bespoke home gyms, training studios, spas, pools and large scale projects.

Read more

Welcome to M8:Life

Read all our latest news and lifestyle blogs covering nutrition, workouts, wellbeing, kids coaching, gym & spa design and more……

Read more

What does 'General #Health' actually mean? Find out more from one of our #Fitness pros m8group.co.uk/mean-general-f… pic.twitter.com/AKX7iyVjeT

13 hours ago
Equipment | Gym Design

Boutique fitness studio gets customers Cyc’d for exercise

As the first installation of its kind for us, we were keen to create the WOW factor when we were instructed to deliver a high-end, funky spin studio for a client in Surrey. From building works to lighting, flooring to equipment, motive8 project managed the entire project from start to finish. And both the client […]

Read more
Equipment | Gym Design

Residents Gym Combines High Tech Kit with Industrial Design

Just a few minutes’ walk from the historic Greenland Dock, Thames Clipper and Surrey Quays Overground station, Greenland Place by Barratt London features 580 new homes set within attractive landscaped surroundings, along with commercial and retail space including a bistro café and beauty parlour. As one of our final installations of 2016, the residents’ gym […]

Read more
Coaching | company News

A Day in the Life: Naomi Smith, Coaching Manager

Naomi. joined motive8 as a Cheerleading Coach back in 2011. Since then she has taken on more hours, different sports, new schools and, in 2015, progressed to become Coaching Manager. She is quickly taking the department to new heights. Here is what a Day in her M8:Life can look like. 7:00am Wake up and straight […]

Read more
Equipment | Exercises | Training | workouts

Don’t leave your behind, behind!

GLUTEUS WORKOUT FOR HER BUILDING THE PERFECT PEACH Everyone loves the idea of having a perfect bum. In order to achieve this there are some fundamental exercises that you can do to build your glute muscles and develop that firm behind. Here is a selection that you can perform without equipment. Squats – The King […]

Read more
Corporate Wellbeing | Exercises | Gym Design | Training | workouts

Latest Fitness Trends for Corporate Gyms in 2017

Already in 2017 we are seeing a lot of new and exciting fitness and workout trends for us to try.  As corporate gyms across the country add them to their studio timetables, we look at the current trends being seen in the workplace gym. The average lunch break for most full time employees across the […]

Read more
Equipment | Gym Design | Training

How to Maintain Your Private Home Gym

New year fitness goals? It’s January again – the most popular time of the year to start exercising. Many of us are starting and working towards peak fitness for our summer holidays, so it’s essential to keep going with your plan and achieve those short and long-term goals. If you have a home gym, it is […]

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Gym Design

Boutique Hotel Gym Design

Boutique hoteliers have an opportunity to capture new clients and get repeat business by installing a boutique hotel gym that is creatively and thoughtfully designed. A unique gym gives clients one more reason to choose your hotel over the bland hotel chains. It’s another chance to add your distinct brand personality to your hotel experience. As […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Is cardio necessary for weight loss?

There are numerous ways of reducing your own body weight. Increasing the amount of cardiovascular exercise you take part in is a very popular process that people assume to be the best way to achieve this target. However, cardiovascular exercise is not necessarily the best or quickest way to lose weight. Cardiovascular exercises improve heart […]

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Equipment | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Weekly Workout – Leg burner circuit

This is a bodyweight circuit aimed primarily at the muscles in the legs but will also feel like cardio! Squats – 15 reps Use a box or step to make sure your depth is sufficient. You should be aiming to go just below parallel. Jump lunges – 20 reps (10 on each leg) Assume a […]

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Corporate Wellbeing | Equipment | Gym Design

Gym Design Corners That Should Never Be Cut

It takes seven seconds for someone to form their first impression. Designing a gym without cutting corners could make the difference between creating yet another gym and a winning lasting impression. People cut corners in design for many reasons: time, budget or availability of builders. Whatever the reason for finding a quicker way around a process or problem, […]

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Exercises | Gym Design | Training | wellbeing | workouts

How To Make The Most Of Your Student Gym

Students who make the most of their onsite gyms have been proven to achieve higher grades, reduce their stress levels and sleep well. We believe gyms to be motivating and inspiring places for students. Find out how we recommend making the most of your student gym. Exercise for stress relief It is now common knowledge […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Gym Design | wellbeing | workouts

Building a Private Gym for the Whole Family

Private home gyms are one of the ultimate ways of staying fit. But gyms aren’t just for busy grown-ups. A growing trend is installing a home gym for the whole family – kids, parents and even grandparents ! Nick Sadler, Director of motive8, talks to us about how to design a private gym that can […]

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Gym & Spa News | Gym Design

Health & Safety and Operational Considerations in Residential and Hotel Gym & Spa Facilities

motive8’s Rob Clarke has been working on a series of educational white papers to cover different aspects of Gym & Spa operations where specialist support is often needed. The first of these covers Health & Safety and Operational Considerations in Residential and Hotel Gym & Spa Facilities. Health & Safety in gyms and spas can […]

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Countdown to Camp

Our sports programmes runs within the same hours as a normal school day with main activities between 9am and 3pm and lunch between 12pm and 1pm. Children should be dropped off at the programme venue, this information will be emailed out to you within 3-4 days of the holiday programme start date.

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Spring Term Clubs
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Countdown to Going Live!

This is the place to book all our extra-curricular sports clubs delivered at your child’s school. Our most popular clubs sell out extremely quickly so please make arrangements to be able to book early. Don’t miss out!

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Schools Provision

The objective of motive8’s curricular provision is to meet a school’s physical education targets. We can provide curricular PE lessons in primary schools to both cover PPA time and ensure high quality PE provision. Our session plans and schemes of work are designed in line with National Curriculum guidelines and all are delivered by our qualified, experienced and motivating coaches.

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Clubs

More Info on Clubs

Our extra-curricular schools clubs cater for a range of ages and abilities and are run as breakfast, lunch or after-school clubs. Our specialist coaches adapt sessions to suit every child’s development needs and also link into motive8 and borough tournaments to give children an end goal and focus.

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Holiday Camps

More Info about Holiday Camps

Our sports programmes offer your child a chance to improve and develop within their chosen sport. Our programmes are focused on enhancing current skills whilst developing new skills to improve your child’s confidence levels when participating in competition.

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About Us

Our professional, qualified coaches deliver curricular, extra-curricular and community-based sports programmes to a number of schools across South West London. Whether your school wants to run one club a week or five, motive8 can offer a wide range of sporting activities.

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Book your Birthday Party Now

We offer exclusive Football & Gymnastics parties, where your child will experience specialist skills, games, competition and prizes. Our motive8 coaching team is made up of fully qualified coaches who are ready to give your child a party they won’t forget. You just bring the food and the guests – we do the rest!

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Personal Training

We are great believers in educating our clients about why they should be doing what we recommend. This empowers our clients to make informed lifestyle decisions so they can make healthy choices and optimise their long term success.

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Home Gyms

Despite the misconceptions that only the rich and famous are privileged enough to own a home gym, motive8 can offer a selection of different home gym packages to suit all budgets and requirements.

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Welcome to M8:Life

Read all our latest news and lifestyle blogs covering nutrition, workouts, wellbeing, kids coaching, gym & spa design and more……

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3 months ago
Exercises | Nutrition | Training | workouts

ROAD TO GB SELECTION – Duathlon Training Plan

In October 2016 motive8 North Director, Jenny Cromack, was over the moon to find out that she had qualified to represent Great Britain for her age group (F34-39) in the ETU Standard Distance Duathlon Championships in Soria taking place in April 2017. Here is her story and an overview of her training and nutrition plans. […]

Read more
Nutrition

Recipe – Chia and Linseed Oats

Ingredients • 1 scoop oats • 1 teaspoon chia seeds • 1 teaspoon ground linseed • milk of choice • 2 tablespoons 0% fat free Greek yoghurt • some raisins • flaked almonds • pure maple syrup Method 1. Put all the ingredients, apart from the yoghurt, raisins, almonds and maple syrup, in a pot. […]

Read more
Nutrition | Training

5 Top Tips for Protein Intake

Protein is an essential nutrient which regulates many of the body’s functions including muscles and hormones. We all require protein as part of a balanced diet but when it comes to endurance and weight training sports, we need a little bit of extra protein to gain recovery and muscle boosting benefits. Here are some considerations on […]

Read more
Exercises | Nutrition | Training | wellbeing | workouts

What do we mean by ‘General Fitness’?

The first thing we should take into consideration is the true definition of ‘general fitness’ and what it means to those who favour this particular lifestyle. Unlike those who set specific and constricted fitness goals, such as sports competitors, in which they have to maintain their appearance, general fitness consists of setting goals based on […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Running & Pilates

I’ve run for as long as I can remember but it wasn’t until I became a Personal Trainer that I realised there was more to running than just running! Often runners will focus all of their effort on running only. But it’s not just pounding the pavements which improve our pace. In order to become […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Soup with Lemon and Garlic Toast

Wouldn’t it be great to eat something that feels like winter comfort food but still offers a great amount of benefits to your fitness regime? The answer is sweet potato and butternut squash soup! This meal could be most beneficial post workout, as researchers suggest that sweet potatoes and butternut squash offer anti-inflammatory qualities and […]

Read more
Coaching

Wraparound Care

Nicky Morgan, the Secretary of State for Education, announced at the Conservative Party conference on 6 October 2015 that parents would be given the ‘right to request’ childcare in the form of breakfast and afterschool clubs or holiday care at their child’s school. motive8 fully supports this decision and agrees that this will improve the […]

Read more
Equipment | Exercises | Training | workouts

Don’t leave your behind, behind!

GLUTEUS WORKOUT FOR HER BUILDING THE PERFECT PEACH Everyone loves the idea of having a perfect bum. In order to achieve this there are some fundamental exercises that you can do to build your glute muscles and develop that firm behind. Here is a selection that you can perform without equipment. Squats – The King […]

Read more
Coaching

Team Teaching

During Autumn term 2016 motive8 joined forces with St Marys Hampton CE Primary School. The school opened in 2013 with one class of 30 children then another in 2014 and their third in 2015 and motive8 hopes to develop alongside St Marys and expand their provision with the school. We were first contacted through recommendation from St […]

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Coaching

New Football Development Programme

Since launching at the end of 2016, the motive8 Development Programme has proved a very popular service, with over 20 children attending every Tuesday evening at Spring West Academy; the  service was set up following the huge success of the October half term football training programme which saw on average 28 children in attendance every […]

Read more
Corporate Wellbeing | Exercises | Gym Design | Training | workouts

Latest Fitness Trends for Corporate Gyms in 2017

Already in 2017 we are seeing a lot of new and exciting fitness and workout trends for us to try.  As corporate gyms across the country add them to their studio timetables, we look at the current trends being seen in the workplace gym. The average lunch break for most full time employees across the […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Extreme diets. Do they actually work?

A big part of being fit and healthy is what we provide as fuel for our body. There is so much information about what to eat and how to eat that people are often left confused. With the public interest in weight loss growing, extreme dieting is increasing in popularity. First of all, extreme diets […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Simple ways to become more physically active

Physical activity is not restricted to exercise performed in the gym. If the gym is not for you, and you would like some tips on how you can improve your physical health, always remember anything you do i.e. dancing, cleaning, gardening, walking etc, as long as your heart rate increases slightly, puts you on the […]

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motive8’s Surrey to Brighton Bike Ride

20 riders // 52 miles // buckets of rain!! Not one person woke up on Saturday morning wanting to join our Surrey to Brighton bike ride! The grim weather forecast had been the main point of discussion during the week leading up to the event. But, that’s par for the course, when you organise an […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Gym Design | wellbeing | workouts

Building a Private Gym for the Whole Family

Private home gyms are one of the ultimate ways of staying fit. But gyms aren’t just for busy grown-ups. A growing trend is installing a home gym for the whole family – kids, parents and even grandparents ! Nick Sadler, Director of motive8, talks to us about how to design a private gym that can […]

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Corporate Wellbeing | Exercises | Gym Design | Training | workouts

Latest Fitness Trends for Corporate Gyms in 2017

Already in 2017 we are seeing a lot of new and exciting fitness and workout trends for us to try.  As corporate gyms across the country add them to their studio timetables, we look at the current trends being seen in the workplace gym. The average lunch break for most full time employees across the […]

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Nutrition | workouts

Top Tips For Losing Body Fat

What’s the best way to lose body fat? This is the question, as personal trainers, we get asked a lot! You will know from experience that your weight can change on a day to day basis.  Do you feel on some days you feel heavier than others? Have you looked at the weighing scales and […]

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Gym Design

A Day in the Life: Richard Moon, motive8 Facilities Manager

Richard Moon, who recently celebrated his 10th year at motive8, is motive8’s Facilities Manager and Director, in charge of maintaining all of our client’s gyms, pools and spas to ensure they remain in working order at all times.

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Gym Design

Woodberry Down

Surrounded by a natural waterside environment and just 15 minutes from the City, Woodberry Down offers an abundance of amenities set alongside 42 acres of open water and 5 star facilities.

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What does 'General #Health' actually mean? Find out more from one of our #Fitness pros m8group.co.uk/mean-general-f… pic.twitter.com/AKX7iyVjeT

13 hours ago
Exercises | Nutrition | Training | workouts

ROAD TO GB SELECTION – Duathlon Training Plan

In October 2016 motive8 North Director, Jenny Cromack, was over the moon to find out that she had qualified to represent Great Britain for her age group (F34-39) in the ETU Standard Distance Duathlon Championships in Soria taking place in April 2017. Here is her story and an overview of her training and nutrition plans. […]

Read more
Nutrition

Recipe – Chia and Linseed Oats

Ingredients • 1 scoop oats • 1 teaspoon chia seeds • 1 teaspoon ground linseed • milk of choice • 2 tablespoons 0% fat free Greek yoghurt • some raisins • flaked almonds • pure maple syrup Method 1. Put all the ingredients, apart from the yoghurt, raisins, almonds and maple syrup, in a pot. […]

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Equipment | Gym Design

Boutique fitness studio gets customers Cyc’d for exercise

As the first installation of its kind for us, we were keen to create the WOW factor when we were instructed to deliver a high-end, funky spin studio for a client in Surrey. From building works to lighting, flooring to equipment, motive8 project managed the entire project from start to finish. And both the client […]

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Nutrition | Training

5 Top Tips for Protein Intake

Protein is an essential nutrient which regulates many of the body’s functions including muscles and hormones. We all require protein as part of a balanced diet but when it comes to endurance and weight training sports, we need a little bit of extra protein to gain recovery and muscle boosting benefits. Here are some considerations on […]

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Exercises | Nutrition | Training | wellbeing | workouts

What do we mean by ‘General Fitness’?

The first thing we should take into consideration is the true definition of ‘general fitness’ and what it means to those who favour this particular lifestyle. Unlike those who set specific and constricted fitness goals, such as sports competitors, in which they have to maintain their appearance, general fitness consists of setting goals based on […]

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Equipment | Gym Design

Residents Gym Combines High Tech Kit with Industrial Design

Just a few minutes’ walk from the historic Greenland Dock, Thames Clipper and Surrey Quays Overground station, Greenland Place by Barratt London features 580 new homes set within attractive landscaped surroundings, along with commercial and retail space including a bistro café and beauty parlour. As one of our final installations of 2016, the residents’ gym […]

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Coaching | company News

A Day in the Life: Naomi Smith, Coaching Manager

Naomi. joined motive8 as a Cheerleading Coach back in 2011. Since then she has taken on more hours, different sports, new schools and, in 2015, progressed to become Coaching Manager. She is quickly taking the department to new heights. Here is what a Day in her M8:Life can look like. 7:00am Wake up and straight […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Soup with Lemon and Garlic Toast

Wouldn’t it be great to eat something that feels like winter comfort food but still offers a great amount of benefits to your fitness regime? The answer is sweet potato and butternut squash soup! This meal could be most beneficial post workout, as researchers suggest that sweet potatoes and butternut squash offer anti-inflammatory qualities and […]

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Coaching

Wraparound Care

Nicky Morgan, the Secretary of State for Education, announced at the Conservative Party conference on 6 October 2015 that parents would be given the ‘right to request’ childcare in the form of breakfast and afterschool clubs or holiday care at their child’s school. motive8 fully supports this decision and agrees that this will improve the […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Training | workouts

Don’t leave your behind, behind!

GLUTEUS WORKOUT FOR HER BUILDING THE PERFECT PEACH Everyone loves the idea of having a perfect bum. In order to achieve this there are some fundamental exercises that you can do to build your glute muscles and develop that firm behind. Here is a selection that you can perform without equipment. Squats – The King […]

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Coaching

New Football Development Programme

Since launching at the end of 2016, the motive8 Development Programme has proved a very popular service, with over 20 children attending every Tuesday evening at Spring West Academy; the  service was set up following the huge success of the October half term football training programme which saw on average 28 children in attendance every […]

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Exercises | Training | workouts

Women and Weights

There is an unscientific myth that all women will bulk up and become big muscled if they lift heavy weights. Fitness professionals have tried for years to overcome this rumour and to teach women that it will take a lot more than a 10 kilo dumbbell to make their muscles bulge. Even the dedicated gym […]

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Corporate Wellbeing | Exercises | Gym Design | Training | workouts

Latest Fitness Trends for Corporate Gyms in 2017

Already in 2017 we are seeing a lot of new and exciting fitness and workout trends for us to try.  As corporate gyms across the country add them to their studio timetables, we look at the current trends being seen in the workplace gym. The average lunch break for most full time employees across the […]

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