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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 - Directors & Head Office

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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2 days ago

If your company doesn’t have a wellbeing programme in place, read this -> bit.ly/2ipwlRe #employeewellnesstwitter.com/i/web/status/8…

3 hours ago
Nutrition

Goats Cheese & Veg Pasty

Here is a recipe courtesy of motive8’s food and nutrition partner, Food Nation. Feeds: 3 people (makes 6 mini pasties) Prep time: 45 minutes Cook time: 25 For the pastry 50g strong wholemeal flour 50g plain white flour 25ml extra virgin For the pasty filling 100g Goats Cheese (Chevre/log) 60g of finely chopped onion 60g […]

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company News

Commercial Director, Omar White, attends the BIFM London Region Annual Conference 2017

The BIFM (British Institute of Facilities Management) London Region conference brings together a range of thought-provoking speakers to discuss and inform delegates on a range of topics challenging today’s organisations. This year’s theme – wellbeing – saw speakers from England Rugby, Active, Restaurant Associates and others to discuss how to bring wellbeing into the workplace […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Beetroot & Greek Yogurt Dip

This fresh and vibrant dip goes beautifully with the lamb pattie recipe and warm flatbreads. Beetroot is an earthy root vegetable rich in fibre and packed with powerful antioxidants and folic acid. Eating it regularly can help cleanse the liver, help prevent heart disease and has been attributed to suppressing some types of cancer. Serves: […]

Read more
Corporate Wellbeing | Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Fitting in training around a busy lifestyle

Clients often ask the question – “When do you find time to train yourself, when you are out training clients or in the office all day?” It’s a fair question….my clients that get to know more about me will learn that I often start my days with a 4:00am or 4:15am alarm sounding, with my working day beginning at […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Fitness Challenge – Circuit

This month’s fitness challenge is a circuit. The aim is to complete the entire circuit as many times as possible without stopping. The circuit is: TRX rows x 12 1. Shorten the TRX straps all the way up. 2. Set your body in a straight line, as if you were in a vertical plank position. […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Fat Free/Low Calorie Products

Fat free/low calorie products are often marketed at people trying to lose weight or the health conscious among you. However they are not always what they seem. To increase the flavour of their products companies will often load these ‘fat free’ options with sugar or artificial flavourings your body does not recognise. Clearly this is […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing | workouts

Exercise Tip – Fasted Cardio

What is fasted cardio? It is more than just working out on an empty stomach. It is exercising when your body is in a fasted state. That means not only do you have an empty stomach but your body isn’t digesting food either, providing you with energy while you exercise. For your cardio to properly […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Keep a Spring in your Step, with Spring Onions

I prefer adding spring onions to food over other types of onion, as I am not much of a fan of onions in general. With this being my preferred choice to add to foods, I have decided to share some tips and advice on spring onions. Did you know that Spring Onions…… Are rich in […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

10 Top Tips to Cope with Stress

Modern lifestyle is so hectic and full of stress: meeting deadlines at work, traffic, appointments, long work hours, family issues, money and not enough time in the day to do everything without becoming frustrated and stressed. Unfortunately, stress affects your life and your body more than you are probably aware due to our system’s hormonal […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Roasted Carrots, Lemon and Mint

Another quick and easy recipe packed with flavour. Roasting carrots at a high temperature until caramelised and tender-crisp intensifies their flavour, preserves the nutrients and brings out their natural sweetness. The addition of lemon, fresh chopped mint and sesame seeds take this simple dish to another level. Serves: 3 adults as part of a sharing […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Lamb and Pine Nut Patties

These patties are fantastic for the barbecue or work just as well pan-fried or oven baked. Feel free to make into larger patties, meatballs or elongated kebabs if you prefer. Lamb can form an important part of a balanced diet as it is a great source of protein which is essential for the growth and […]

Read more
Nutrition

Feta, Herb and Pistachio Dip

Quick, easy and delicious! Pistachios are rich in vitamin B6, important for keeping hormones balanced and healthy. This dip is also delicious spread on hot toast and topped with smoked salmon and a little squeeze of lemon or lime. Serves: 3 adults as part of a sharing plate Preparation Time: 10 – 15 minutes For […]

Read more
wellbeing

Tried and Tested

The latest and greatest products put through their paces motive8 has been partnering with Temple Spa for a number of years now. It all started with a chance meeting at a networking event, where a representative of Temple Spa was showcasing what the products had to offer and we were instantly hooked! We now stock […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

No Flour Banana Pancakes

As Benjamin Franklin said “By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail” so I like to spend my Sunday afternoon prepping some meals for the week that I can consume at the beginning of the week or freeze and have handy to just reheat when I get home late after a long day of […]

Read more
Corporate Wellbeing | wellbeing

Sauna – Before or After Your Workout?

Using a sauna has always been a place where individuals love to unwind and have some to time to relax post or even prior to workouts. However, not every individual is aware of the benefits or even negatives that can come from using the sauna prior to or post workout and also may be unaware of […]

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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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2 days ago

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

If your company doesn’t have a wellbeing programme in place, read this -> bit.ly/2ipwlRe #employeewellnesstwitter.com/i/web/status/8…

3 hours ago
Nutrition

Goats Cheese & Veg Pasty

Here is a recipe courtesy of motive8’s food and nutrition partner, Food Nation. Feeds: 3 people (makes 6 mini pasties) Prep time: 45 minutes Cook time: 25 For the pastry 50g strong wholemeal flour 50g plain white flour 25ml extra virgin For the pasty filling 100g Goats Cheese (Chevre/log) 60g of finely chopped onion 60g […]

Read more
company News

Commercial Director, Omar White, attends the BIFM London Region Annual Conference 2017

The BIFM (British Institute of Facilities Management) London Region conference brings together a range of thought-provoking speakers to discuss and inform delegates on a range of topics challenging today’s organisations. This year’s theme – wellbeing – saw speakers from England Rugby, Active, Restaurant Associates and others to discuss how to bring wellbeing into the workplace […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Beetroot & Greek Yogurt Dip

This fresh and vibrant dip goes beautifully with the lamb pattie recipe and warm flatbreads. Beetroot is an earthy root vegetable rich in fibre and packed with powerful antioxidants and folic acid. Eating it regularly can help cleanse the liver, help prevent heart disease and has been attributed to suppressing some types of cancer. Serves: […]

Read more
Corporate Wellbeing | Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Fitting in training around a busy lifestyle

Clients often ask the question – “When do you find time to train yourself, when you are out training clients or in the office all day?” It’s a fair question….my clients that get to know more about me will learn that I often start my days with a 4:00am or 4:15am alarm sounding, with my working day beginning at […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Fitness Challenge – Circuit

This month’s fitness challenge is a circuit. The aim is to complete the entire circuit as many times as possible without stopping. The circuit is: TRX rows x 12 1. Shorten the TRX straps all the way up. 2. Set your body in a straight line, as if you were in a vertical plank position. […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Fat Free/Low Calorie Products

Fat free/low calorie products are often marketed at people trying to lose weight or the health conscious among you. However they are not always what they seem. To increase the flavour of their products companies will often load these ‘fat free’ options with sugar or artificial flavourings your body does not recognise. Clearly this is […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing | workouts

Exercise Tip – Fasted Cardio

What is fasted cardio? It is more than just working out on an empty stomach. It is exercising when your body is in a fasted state. That means not only do you have an empty stomach but your body isn’t digesting food either, providing you with energy while you exercise. For your cardio to properly […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Keep a Spring in your Step, with Spring Onions

I prefer adding spring onions to food over other types of onion, as I am not much of a fan of onions in general. With this being my preferred choice to add to foods, I have decided to share some tips and advice on spring onions. Did you know that Spring Onions…… Are rich in […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

10 Top Tips to Cope with Stress

Modern lifestyle is so hectic and full of stress: meeting deadlines at work, traffic, appointments, long work hours, family issues, money and not enough time in the day to do everything without becoming frustrated and stressed. Unfortunately, stress affects your life and your body more than you are probably aware due to our system’s hormonal […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Roasted Carrots, Lemon and Mint

Another quick and easy recipe packed with flavour. Roasting carrots at a high temperature until caramelised and tender-crisp intensifies their flavour, preserves the nutrients and brings out their natural sweetness. The addition of lemon, fresh chopped mint and sesame seeds take this simple dish to another level. Serves: 3 adults as part of a sharing […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Lamb and Pine Nut Patties

These patties are fantastic for the barbecue or work just as well pan-fried or oven baked. Feel free to make into larger patties, meatballs or elongated kebabs if you prefer. Lamb can form an important part of a balanced diet as it is a great source of protein which is essential for the growth and […]

Read more
Nutrition

Feta, Herb and Pistachio Dip

Quick, easy and delicious! Pistachios are rich in vitamin B6, important for keeping hormones balanced and healthy. This dip is also delicious spread on hot toast and topped with smoked salmon and a little squeeze of lemon or lime. Serves: 3 adults as part of a sharing plate Preparation Time: 10 – 15 minutes For […]

Read more
wellbeing

Tried and Tested

The latest and greatest products put through their paces motive8 has been partnering with Temple Spa for a number of years now. It all started with a chance meeting at a networking event, where a representative of Temple Spa was showcasing what the products had to offer and we were instantly hooked! We now stock […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

No Flour Banana Pancakes

As Benjamin Franklin said “By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail” so I like to spend my Sunday afternoon prepping some meals for the week that I can consume at the beginning of the week or freeze and have handy to just reheat when I get home late after a long day of […]

Read more
Corporate Wellbeing | wellbeing

Sauna – Before or After Your Workout?

Using a sauna has always been a place where individuals love to unwind and have some to time to relax post or even prior to workouts. However, not every individual is aware of the benefits or even negatives that can come from using the sauna prior to or post workout and also may be unaware of […]

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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.

Read more

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 contact us so we can arrange for an engineer to carry out a site visit.

To report a fault, please call 020 8481 9700, send us a message or fill out our online Report a Fault Form.

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
2 days ago

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

If your company doesn’t have a wellbeing programme in place, read this -> bit.ly/2ipwlRe #employeewellnesstwitter.com/i/web/status/8…

3 hours ago
company News

Commercial Director, Omar White, attends the BIFM London Region Annual Conference 2017

The BIFM (British Institute of Facilities Management) London Region conference brings together a range of thought-provoking speakers to discuss and inform delegates on a range of topics challenging today’s organisations. This year’s theme – wellbeing – saw speakers from England Rugby, Active, Restaurant Associates and others to discuss how to bring wellbeing into the workplace […]

Read more
Corporate Wellbeing | Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Fitting in training around a busy lifestyle

Clients often ask the question – “When do you find time to train yourself, when you are out training clients or in the office all day?” It’s a fair question….my clients that get to know more about me will learn that I often start my days with a 4:00am or 4:15am alarm sounding, with my working day beginning at […]

Read more
Corporate Wellbeing | wellbeing

Sauna – Before or After Your Workout?

Using a sauna has always been a place where individuals love to unwind and have some to time to relax post or even prior to workouts. However, not every individual is aware of the benefits or even negatives that can come from using the sauna prior to or post workout and also may be unaware of […]

Read more
Equipment | Gym Design | Maintenance

How to Maintain A Corporate Gym

Every successful gym should be well-maintained for its users on a daily basis. Keeping a gym in top condition not only makes using the facilities easier, but guarantees users coming back. It’s important to keep up daily cleaning and maintenance routines in gyms, but there is always time for an extra spring clean: a chance […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Time for Outdoors! Workout Routine in the Park

March is here which means the days will be getting longer and much warmer (hopefully soon!). For the days in which you don’t want to go to the gym or be indoors, give this workout a shot in your local park. It provides a short but intense workout which can fit into your busy lifestyle. It’s […]

Read more
Equipment | Exercises | Training | workouts

Weekly workout – Mobility and Stability in the Gym

When we talk about mobility and stability most people think about stretching, be it static or dynamic, and core exercises mainly focusing on the abdominal muscles. Stretching and abdominal exercises do play a part in this but these 2 methods only play a part in the whole spectrum. When we talk about mobility we are […]

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Equipment | Gym Design

Technogym Pure Strength Olympic Half Rack vs Technogym Element+ Multipower

We compare two popular racks that are great for building strength, muscle and power.

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company News | Gym & Spa News | Gym Design

A Day in the Life: Rob Clarke, Gym & Spa Consultant

Rob Clarke. is one of motive8’s Gym & Spa Consultants. He has been working in the industry for 13 years across Service Delivery, Operations and Health & Safety. His key roles at motive8 include Gym & Spa Business Development, Health & Safety Advisory and Operations Consultancy. 5:45am Up and out quickly for a run before […]

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Equipment | Gym Design

Bright and Spacious Gym Adds Finishing Touch to East London Development

As part of Aldgate’s regeneration, Barratt London is raising the bar in new homes within the area, with a 24-hour concierge and access to an on-site gymnasium for all residents. motive8 began working on the scheme back in 2013, almost three years before the gym finally opened in Autumn 2016. And it was worth the […]

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Corporate Wellbeing | Gym Design

Why Changing Room Design is as Important as Gym Design

When planning a new gym or refurbishment, the changing room design is critical to the overall success of the gym facility.  Footfall will undoubtedly increase if the changing room incorporates the needs of the user into a functional, clean, warm and private space.  The changing room is an integral part of your interaction with your […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Summer Term Clubs Now 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.

Read more

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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2 days ago

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

If your company doesn’t have a wellbeing programme in place, read this -> bit.ly/2ipwlRe #employeewellnesstwitter.com/i/web/status/8…

3 hours ago
Nutrition

Goats Cheese & Veg Pasty

Here is a recipe courtesy of motive8’s food and nutrition partner, Food Nation. Feeds: 3 people (makes 6 mini pasties) Prep time: 45 minutes Cook time: 25 For the pastry 50g strong wholemeal flour 50g plain white flour 25ml extra virgin For the pasty filling 100g Goats Cheese (Chevre/log) 60g of finely chopped onion 60g […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Beetroot & Greek Yogurt Dip

This fresh and vibrant dip goes beautifully with the lamb pattie recipe and warm flatbreads. Beetroot is an earthy root vegetable rich in fibre and packed with powerful antioxidants and folic acid. Eating it regularly can help cleanse the liver, help prevent heart disease and has been attributed to suppressing some types of cancer. Serves: […]

Read more
Corporate Wellbeing | Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Fitting in training around a busy lifestyle

Clients often ask the question – “When do you find time to train yourself, when you are out training clients or in the office all day?” It’s a fair question….my clients that get to know more about me will learn that I often start my days with a 4:00am or 4:15am alarm sounding, with my working day beginning at […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Fitness Challenge – Circuit

This month’s fitness challenge is a circuit. The aim is to complete the entire circuit as many times as possible without stopping. The circuit is: TRX rows x 12 1. Shorten the TRX straps all the way up. 2. Set your body in a straight line, as if you were in a vertical plank position. […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Fat Free/Low Calorie Products

Fat free/low calorie products are often marketed at people trying to lose weight or the health conscious among you. However they are not always what they seem. To increase the flavour of their products companies will often load these ‘fat free’ options with sugar or artificial flavourings your body does not recognise. Clearly this is […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing | workouts

Exercise Tip – Fasted Cardio

What is fasted cardio? It is more than just working out on an empty stomach. It is exercising when your body is in a fasted state. That means not only do you have an empty stomach but your body isn’t digesting food either, providing you with energy while you exercise. For your cardio to properly […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Keep a Spring in your Step, with Spring Onions

I prefer adding spring onions to food over other types of onion, as I am not much of a fan of onions in general. With this being my preferred choice to add to foods, I have decided to share some tips and advice on spring onions. Did you know that Spring Onions…… Are rich in […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

10 Top Tips to Cope with Stress

Modern lifestyle is so hectic and full of stress: meeting deadlines at work, traffic, appointments, long work hours, family issues, money and not enough time in the day to do everything without becoming frustrated and stressed. Unfortunately, stress affects your life and your body more than you are probably aware due to our system’s hormonal […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Roasted Carrots, Lemon and Mint

Another quick and easy recipe packed with flavour. Roasting carrots at a high temperature until caramelised and tender-crisp intensifies their flavour, preserves the nutrients and brings out their natural sweetness. The addition of lemon, fresh chopped mint and sesame seeds take this simple dish to another level. Serves: 3 adults as part of a sharing […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Lamb and Pine Nut Patties

These patties are fantastic for the barbecue or work just as well pan-fried or oven baked. Feel free to make into larger patties, meatballs or elongated kebabs if you prefer. Lamb can form an important part of a balanced diet as it is a great source of protein which is essential for the growth and […]

Read more
Nutrition

Feta, Herb and Pistachio Dip

Quick, easy and delicious! Pistachios are rich in vitamin B6, important for keeping hormones balanced and healthy. This dip is also delicious spread on hot toast and topped with smoked salmon and a little squeeze of lemon or lime. Serves: 3 adults as part of a sharing plate Preparation Time: 10 – 15 minutes For […]

Read more
wellbeing

Tried and Tested

The latest and greatest products put through their paces motive8 has been partnering with Temple Spa for a number of years now. It all started with a chance meeting at a networking event, where a representative of Temple Spa was showcasing what the products had to offer and we were instantly hooked! We now stock […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

No Flour Banana Pancakes

As Benjamin Franklin said “By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail” so I like to spend my Sunday afternoon prepping some meals for the week that I can consume at the beginning of the week or freeze and have handy to just reheat when I get home late after a long day of […]

Read more
Corporate Wellbeing | wellbeing

Sauna – Before or After Your Workout?

Using a sauna has always been a place where individuals love to unwind and have some to time to relax post or even prior to workouts. However, not every individual is aware of the benefits or even negatives that can come from using the sauna prior to or post workout and also may be unaware of […]

Read more
Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Time for Outdoors! Workout Routine in the Park

March is here which means the days will be getting longer and much warmer (hopefully soon!). For the days in which you don’t want to go to the gym or be indoors, give this workout a shot in your local park. It provides a short but intense workout which can fit into your busy lifestyle. It’s […]

Read more
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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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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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Nutrition

Goats Cheese & Veg Pasty

Here is a recipe courtesy of motive8’s food and nutrition partner, Food Nation. Feeds: 3 people (makes 6 mini pasties) Prep time: 45 minutes Cook time: 25 For the pastry 50g strong wholemeal flour 50g plain white flour 25ml extra virgin For the pasty filling 100g Goats Cheese (Chevre/log) 60g of finely chopped onion 60g […]

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Commercial Director, Omar White, attends the BIFM London Region Annual Conference 2017

The BIFM (British Institute of Facilities Management) London Region conference brings together a range of thought-provoking speakers to discuss and inform delegates on a range of topics challenging today’s organisations. This year’s theme – wellbeing – saw speakers from England Rugby, Active, Restaurant Associates and others to discuss how to bring wellbeing into the workplace […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Beetroot & Greek Yogurt Dip

This fresh and vibrant dip goes beautifully with the lamb pattie recipe and warm flatbreads. Beetroot is an earthy root vegetable rich in fibre and packed with powerful antioxidants and folic acid. Eating it regularly can help cleanse the liver, help prevent heart disease and has been attributed to suppressing some types of cancer. Serves: […]

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Fitting in training around a busy lifestyle

Clients often ask the question – “When do you find time to train yourself, when you are out training clients or in the office all day?” It’s a fair question….my clients that get to know more about me will learn that I often start my days with a 4:00am or 4:15am alarm sounding, with my working day beginning at […]

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Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Fitness Challenge – Circuit

This month’s fitness challenge is a circuit. The aim is to complete the entire circuit as many times as possible without stopping. The circuit is: TRX rows x 12 1. Shorten the TRX straps all the way up. 2. Set your body in a straight line, as if you were in a vertical plank position. […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Fat Free/Low Calorie Products

Fat free/low calorie products are often marketed at people trying to lose weight or the health conscious among you. However they are not always what they seem. To increase the flavour of their products companies will often load these ‘fat free’ options with sugar or artificial flavourings your body does not recognise. Clearly this is […]

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Exercise Tip – Fasted Cardio

What is fasted cardio? It is more than just working out on an empty stomach. It is exercising when your body is in a fasted state. That means not only do you have an empty stomach but your body isn’t digesting food either, providing you with energy while you exercise. For your cardio to properly […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Keep a Spring in your Step, with Spring Onions

I prefer adding spring onions to food over other types of onion, as I am not much of a fan of onions in general. With this being my preferred choice to add to foods, I have decided to share some tips and advice on spring onions. Did you know that Spring Onions…… Are rich in […]

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10 Top Tips to Cope with Stress

Modern lifestyle is so hectic and full of stress: meeting deadlines at work, traffic, appointments, long work hours, family issues, money and not enough time in the day to do everything without becoming frustrated and stressed. Unfortunately, stress affects your life and your body more than you are probably aware due to our system’s hormonal […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Roasted Carrots, Lemon and Mint

Another quick and easy recipe packed with flavour. Roasting carrots at a high temperature until caramelised and tender-crisp intensifies their flavour, preserves the nutrients and brings out their natural sweetness. The addition of lemon, fresh chopped mint and sesame seeds take this simple dish to another level. Serves: 3 adults as part of a sharing […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Lamb and Pine Nut Patties

These patties are fantastic for the barbecue or work just as well pan-fried or oven baked. Feel free to make into larger patties, meatballs or elongated kebabs if you prefer. Lamb can form an important part of a balanced diet as it is a great source of protein which is essential for the growth and […]

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Nutrition

Feta, Herb and Pistachio Dip

Quick, easy and delicious! Pistachios are rich in vitamin B6, important for keeping hormones balanced and healthy. This dip is also delicious spread on hot toast and topped with smoked salmon and a little squeeze of lemon or lime. Serves: 3 adults as part of a sharing plate Preparation Time: 10 – 15 minutes For […]

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wellbeing

Tried and Tested

The latest and greatest products put through their paces motive8 has been partnering with Temple Spa for a number of years now. It all started with a chance meeting at a networking event, where a representative of Temple Spa was showcasing what the products had to offer and we were instantly hooked! We now stock […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

No Flour Banana Pancakes

As Benjamin Franklin said “By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail” so I like to spend my Sunday afternoon prepping some meals for the week that I can consume at the beginning of the week or freeze and have handy to just reheat when I get home late after a long day of […]

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Corporate Wellbeing | wellbeing

Sauna – Before or After Your Workout?

Using a sauna has always been a place where individuals love to unwind and have some to time to relax post or even prior to workouts. However, not every individual is aware of the benefits or even negatives that can come from using the sauna prior to or post workout and also may be unaware of […]

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