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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.

Read more

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 2000, 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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7 days ago

Thinking about your future? Not sure what to do? Have a little read... m8group.co.uk/blog/become-ap… pic.twitter.com/wMDkLJTDsB

2 days ago
Exercises | workouts

Reverse your workout

If you slug along on a piece of cardio for half an hour and then attempt some weight-based training, the chances are you won’t gain the maximum benefits from your workout. Here’s a little suggestion on how to reawaken your workout to keep you on track with your fitness goals: Beginning… Start with an active […]

Read more
Equipment | Exercises | Training | workouts

Top 5 Unusual Sports

In this week’s blog I have been tasked with finding some new and captivating sports that are not commonly known by the general public. After some sniffing around, I made a list of the top 5 most uncommon and enthralling sports I’ve come across which I’m pretty certain you have not tried yet: 1. Underwater […]

Read more
Nutrition

Salad of quinoa, tomatoes and cucumbers with pickled onions

A light summery salad perfect for sharing as a side dish or making ahead for a healthy lunch. Ingredients: • 3 cups of pre-cooked quinoa, cold • 1 ½ cups of small cherry tomatoes, cut in half • 1 cup cucumber, unseeded, diced • 1 tablespoons finely chopped chives or spring onions • Juice of […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Defeating the Heat – Chilled Breakfast Idea

Eating healthy is important but eating in the warm weather can be a challenge. My breakfast idea is great for several reasons: – It is chilled and in the jar – cool and handy; – It has high protein content: natural yogurt, oats and nuts – It has fibre – apricots and ginger – It […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Unusual foods you may not have had before and their health benefits

There are a lot of unusual foods and drinks out there to discover so here’s a few together with the health benefits they come with for you to explore and add into your kitchen cupboard! Kombucha: Aids digestion and gut health, strengthens  immune system, contains acetic acid and polyphenols to aid weight loss, eases joint […]

Read more
Exercises | Gym Design | Home Gyms

Top Ways to Prepare a Post-Natal Home Gym

Following the birth of your baby, exercise might be the last thing on your mind. However, evidence from The UK Chief Medical Officers Guidelines 2011 shows that physical activity can have “positive benefits to health, improve sleep, maintain a healthy weight, manage stress and improve quality of life”. All these things can help you cope with […]

Read more
Exercises | wellbeing | workouts

Why should you train your cardiovascular system?

The cardiovascular system is made up of your heart and blood vessels and is responsible for transporting oxygen and nutrients around your body which is very important for efficient daily activities and to be able to live comfortably. Physical activity in general improves your cardiovascular system with some methods more than others. To make sure […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Nutrition – Did you know?

Here are some quick fast facts that you may not know about the foods you are eating! 1. Avocado has twice the amount of potassium as a banana 2. Broccoli has twice the amount of Vitamin C 3. 1 lemon contains your daily dose of vitamin C, cleanses the liver and boosts immunity 4. Celery […]

Read more
Coaching | Exercises

Why children should get into sports at a young age

You guessed it, it’s that time! You may be thinking time for what? Well it’s time to talk about sports! I have used the word ‘time’ quite frequently thus far but it holds great importance to what I am about to talk about. Which is why children should get into sports at a young age? […]

Read more
Training | workouts

My Favourite Place to Train – Jay Simms

I have been to few places in my brief existence on this planet, but last year I was lucky enough to go back to Jamaica and I had a thought… There is a place called Green Island where my family are from which is located approximately 25 km from Negril. I wish I had taken my bike […]

Read more
company News | CSR

motive8’s CSR Programme Gets Underway

Since starting our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programme we have made some great progress but we still have so much to do. We will need your help to achieve our goals, particularly the environmental and community work that is detailed on Rolstone’s CSR update. Here is a quick update on what we have achieved along […]

Read more
Exercises | workouts

Championships inspired workout for Champions

With Usain Bolt and Mo Farah looking to sign off this weekend from athletics into retirement, we thought it would be a good idea to share a workout that combines both elements of sprint and endurance training, that will certainly get you fit, help you reduce body fat and also add great variety to your […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

How to get more protein in your diet

If you’ve been inspired by the cycling greats or shark-like swimmers on TV during the summer championships, here’s how you can fuel yourself by increasing the amount of protein in your diet. And don’t worry, for any vegetarians there’s always meat free options available! Start your day right! It’s a cliché but it’s true; you […]

Read more
company News | Exercises | workouts

Our Favourite Ways to stay Active

We’ve been talking in the motive8 office discussing our favourite ways to keep active. Turns out there’s so many different ways! Here’s a selection of our favourite pasttimes to get you inspired… My Favourite way to stay active is… ‘…to go for a chilled bike ride, around a picturesque park or lake.’ Chantel ‘…to hit […]

Read more
wellbeing

Skin Safety – Have a Sun-Safe Summer

In this week’s blog I will be focusing on skin safety in the sun. It’s essential to stay protected from the sun, regardless if you’re in sunny Spain or not so sunny England. Despite the UK’s negative summer reputation, this year we have had our fair share of sunshine. As with everything, with all 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

Gym 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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7 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

Thinking about your future? Not sure what to do? Have a little read... m8group.co.uk/blog/become-ap… pic.twitter.com/wMDkLJTDsB

2 days ago
Exercises | workouts

Reverse your workout

If you slug along on a piece of cardio for half an hour and then attempt some weight-based training, the chances are you won’t gain the maximum benefits from your workout. Here’s a little suggestion on how to reawaken your workout to keep you on track with your fitness goals: Beginning… Start with an active […]

Read more
Equipment | Exercises | Training | workouts

Top 5 Unusual Sports

In this week’s blog I have been tasked with finding some new and captivating sports that are not commonly known by the general public. After some sniffing around, I made a list of the top 5 most uncommon and enthralling sports I’ve come across which I’m pretty certain you have not tried yet: 1. Underwater […]

Read more
Nutrition

Salad of quinoa, tomatoes and cucumbers with pickled onions

A light summery salad perfect for sharing as a side dish or making ahead for a healthy lunch. Ingredients: • 3 cups of pre-cooked quinoa, cold • 1 ½ cups of small cherry tomatoes, cut in half • 1 cup cucumber, unseeded, diced • 1 tablespoons finely chopped chives or spring onions • Juice of […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Defeating the Heat – Chilled Breakfast Idea

Eating healthy is important but eating in the warm weather can be a challenge. My breakfast idea is great for several reasons: – It is chilled and in the jar – cool and handy; – It has high protein content: natural yogurt, oats and nuts – It has fibre – apricots and ginger – It […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Unusual foods you may not have had before and their health benefits

There are a lot of unusual foods and drinks out there to discover so here’s a few together with the health benefits they come with for you to explore and add into your kitchen cupboard! Kombucha: Aids digestion and gut health, strengthens  immune system, contains acetic acid and polyphenols to aid weight loss, eases joint […]

Read more
Exercises | wellbeing | workouts

Why should you train your cardiovascular system?

The cardiovascular system is made up of your heart and blood vessels and is responsible for transporting oxygen and nutrients around your body which is very important for efficient daily activities and to be able to live comfortably. Physical activity in general improves your cardiovascular system with some methods more than others. To make sure […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Nutrition – Did you know?

Here are some quick fast facts that you may not know about the foods you are eating! 1. Avocado has twice the amount of potassium as a banana 2. Broccoli has twice the amount of Vitamin C 3. 1 lemon contains your daily dose of vitamin C, cleanses the liver and boosts immunity 4. Celery […]

Read more
Training | workouts

My Favourite Place to Train – Jay Simms

I have been to few places in my brief existence on this planet, but last year I was lucky enough to go back to Jamaica and I had a thought… There is a place called Green Island where my family are from which is located approximately 25 km from Negril. I wish I had taken my bike […]

Read more
company News | CSR

motive8’s CSR Programme Gets Underway

Since starting our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programme we have made some great progress but we still have so much to do. We will need your help to achieve our goals, particularly the environmental and community work that is detailed on Rolstone’s CSR update. Here is a quick update on what we have achieved along […]

Read more
Exercises | workouts

Championships inspired workout for Champions

With Usain Bolt and Mo Farah looking to sign off this weekend from athletics into retirement, we thought it would be a good idea to share a workout that combines both elements of sprint and endurance training, that will certainly get you fit, help you reduce body fat and also add great variety to your […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

How to get more protein in your diet

If you’ve been inspired by the cycling greats or shark-like swimmers on TV during the summer championships, here’s how you can fuel yourself by increasing the amount of protein in your diet. And don’t worry, for any vegetarians there’s always meat free options available! Start your day right! It’s a cliché but it’s true; you […]

Read more
company News | Exercises | workouts

Our Favourite Ways to stay Active

We’ve been talking in the motive8 office discussing our favourite ways to keep active. Turns out there’s so many different ways! Here’s a selection of our favourite pasttimes to get you inspired… My Favourite way to stay active is… ‘…to go for a chilled bike ride, around a picturesque park or lake.’ Chantel ‘…to hit […]

Read more
wellbeing

Skin Safety – Have a Sun-Safe Summer

In this week’s blog I will be focusing on skin safety in the sun. It’s essential to stay protected from the sun, regardless if you’re in sunny Spain or not so sunny England. Despite the UK’s negative summer reputation, this year we have had our fair share of sunshine. As with everything, with all the […]

Read more
wellbeing

Why Water is a Winner

We have all heard the benefits of consuming water, water can have countless effects on our body and mind. Water can affect our ability to focus, our body’s ability to exercise, the way in which our complexion looks and the way we feel in the day (these are just some examples!). Now it is summer, […]

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Corporate Wellbeing | Exercises | Training | wellbeing

Motive8’s corporate wellbeing programme at Prodrive Ltd

As part of our fitness service offering we offer a corporate wellness service which we run in-house to corporate clientele. One of our contracts is with Prodrive, who specialise in motorsport and innovative engineering for the motoring industry. Within a typical corporate environment staff turn up to work, perform the tasks for their role and […]

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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
7 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

Thinking about your future? Not sure what to do? Have a little read... m8group.co.uk/blog/become-ap… pic.twitter.com/wMDkLJTDsB

2 days ago
Equipment | Exercises | Training | workouts

Top 5 Unusual Sports

In this week’s blog I have been tasked with finding some new and captivating sports that are not commonly known by the general public. After some sniffing around, I made a list of the top 5 most uncommon and enthralling sports I’ve come across which I’m pretty certain you have not tried yet: 1. Underwater […]

Read more
Exercises | Gym Design | Home Gyms

Top Ways to Prepare a Post-Natal Home Gym

Following the birth of your baby, exercise might be the last thing on your mind. However, evidence from The UK Chief Medical Officers Guidelines 2011 shows that physical activity can have “positive benefits to health, improve sleep, maintain a healthy weight, manage stress and improve quality of life”. All these things can help you cope with […]

Read more
company News | CSR

motive8’s CSR Programme Gets Underway

Since starting our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programme we have made some great progress but we still have so much to do. We will need your help to achieve our goals, particularly the environmental and community work that is detailed on Rolstone’s CSR update. Here is a quick update on what we have achieved along […]

Read more
company News | Exercises | workouts

Our Favourite Ways to stay Active

We’ve been talking in the motive8 office discussing our favourite ways to keep active. Turns out there’s so many different ways! Here’s a selection of our favourite pasttimes to get you inspired… My Favourite way to stay active is… ‘…to go for a chilled bike ride, around a picturesque park or lake.’ Chantel ‘…to hit […]

Read more
Corporate Wellbeing | Exercises | Training | wellbeing

Motive8’s corporate wellbeing programme at Prodrive Ltd

As part of our fitness service offering we offer a corporate wellness service which we run in-house to corporate clientele. One of our contracts is with Prodrive, who specialise in motorsport and innovative engineering for the motoring industry. Within a typical corporate environment staff turn up to work, perform the tasks for their role and […]

Read more
company News | CSR

Data Information and Insight: Understanding your Impact 13th July Event

As a continuing part of the development of motive8’s CSR program, our Gym & Spa manager, Rolstone Langmead, attended the Heart of the City’s workshop on data collation and reporting. As much as this sounds like a long and tedious task, the event highlighted how simple it can be to work out your company’s carbon footprint […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Gym Design | Home Gyms

Perfect Private Gym Design for Busy Professionals

Finding time to fit in a productive gym session when you’re a busy professional can seem nigh on impossible, particularly if you have to contend with an arduous commute. Private gym design can offer the solution. Whether you’re building a bespoke room in your garden or repurposing a room in your house, having a home […]

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Equipment | Gym Design | Student Gym Design | Training | wellbeing

Watch the new motive8 student gym design video

At motive8 we believe that exercise can provide an essential balancing influence that will make a student’s life healthier, more enjoyable and, ultimately, more successful. And it seems property developers are embracing the same train of thought. With an increase in high end student accommodation, and a demand from students to have easier access to […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Training | workouts

Drills to Elevate Your Tennis Game to the Next Level

Has watching the Wimbledon on the television given you the urge to test your skills on the court? Or maybe even intrigued you enough to want to take up the sport as hobby? Well if that happens to be the case, take a minute or so to have a read of the many benefits to your […]

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Exercises | Gym & Spa News | Training

How to Train for RideLondon in Your Home Gym

Get your riding positions checked and your chains oiled – the 2017 Prudential RideLondon is nearly here! This annual three-day festival of cycling runs from London through Surrey at the end of July. Although this challenging ride involves 100 miles of outdoor roads taking in Box Hill, Leith Hill and an imperceptible but draining climb through […]

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company News | CSR

Donations made to the Grenfell victims by motive8 after a gruelling 100km cycle

On Thursday 22nd of June, four members of the motive8 team took part in an incredible bike ride, all in the aid of charity. In support of SHELTER, in connection with CBRE, the World’s Biggest Property Bike ride returned for another year with a new route full of challenging climbs and stunning Surrey countryside to keep […]

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Corporate Wellbeing

motive8’s top tips for a happy & healthy workplace

In our final instalment, Sarah, Margaret, Rob and Nick pass on their words of wisdom for maintaining a good work-life balance. “Managing expectations is key – if you are out of the office or unavailable at a time that customers would expect you to be at work then make sure an out of office is […]

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company News | Training

motive8’s Jenny Cromack competes in her first GB Duathlon

On Sunday 30th April 2017 I did something I’d dreamed of doing since I was a child…..I donned a Great Britain outfit and represented my country! I found out in November 2016 that I had qualified to represent Great Britain my age-group (35-39 years) in the duathlon at the ETU Standard Distance Duathlon Championships in […]

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Corporate Wellbeing

motive8’s top tips for a happy & healthy workplace

In our last blog post, Chantel, Richard, Nikki, Naomi and Laura all shared their top tips for a healthy work-life balance. This time we hear from five more of the motive8 team on what gets them through the day! “Time out of the office at some point in the day to take in fresh air, […]

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Gym Design | Student Gym Design

Latest Student Gym Design Trends

Attending the university gym was in UK students’ top 5 pastimes, reported the Independent last year. They ranked exercise at the gym above reading, blogging and, wait for it, going to the pub! However, it is still essential that gym managers keep an eye on the latest student gym design trends to keep students coming […]

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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 1pm for football, 9am and 3pm for gymnastics and lunch between 12pm and 1pm. Children should be dropped off at the programme venue; Football is held at Springwest Academy (formerly Feltham CC), Browells Lane, Feltham, TW13. Gymnastics is at Richmond Upon Thames College, Egerton Road, Twickenham.

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Autumn Term Clubs

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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Apprenticeships

We offer an Apprenticeship Scheme for individuals who wish to learn as they earn in the real world. Specialising in sports coaching the apprenticeship scheme offers levels 2, 3 and 4, ranging from intermediate, Advanced and Further Education with an emphasis on coaching and physical education.

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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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7 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

Thinking about your future? Not sure what to do? Have a little read... m8group.co.uk/blog/become-ap… pic.twitter.com/wMDkLJTDsB

2 days ago
Exercises | workouts

Reverse your workout

If you slug along on a piece of cardio for half an hour and then attempt some weight-based training, the chances are you won’t gain the maximum benefits from your workout. Here’s a little suggestion on how to reawaken your workout to keep you on track with your fitness goals: Beginning… Start with an active […]

Read more
Equipment | Exercises | Training | workouts

Top 5 Unusual Sports

In this week’s blog I have been tasked with finding some new and captivating sports that are not commonly known by the general public. After some sniffing around, I made a list of the top 5 most uncommon and enthralling sports I’ve come across which I’m pretty certain you have not tried yet: 1. Underwater […]

Read more
Nutrition

Salad of quinoa, tomatoes and cucumbers with pickled onions

A light summery salad perfect for sharing as a side dish or making ahead for a healthy lunch. Ingredients: • 3 cups of pre-cooked quinoa, cold • 1 ½ cups of small cherry tomatoes, cut in half • 1 cup cucumber, unseeded, diced • 1 tablespoons finely chopped chives or spring onions • Juice of […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Defeating the Heat – Chilled Breakfast Idea

Eating healthy is important but eating in the warm weather can be a challenge. My breakfast idea is great for several reasons: – It is chilled and in the jar – cool and handy; – It has high protein content: natural yogurt, oats and nuts – It has fibre – apricots and ginger – It […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Unusual foods you may not have had before and their health benefits

There are a lot of unusual foods and drinks out there to discover so here’s a few together with the health benefits they come with for you to explore and add into your kitchen cupboard! Kombucha: Aids digestion and gut health, strengthens  immune system, contains acetic acid and polyphenols to aid weight loss, eases joint […]

Read more
Exercises | wellbeing | workouts

Why should you train your cardiovascular system?

The cardiovascular system is made up of your heart and blood vessels and is responsible for transporting oxygen and nutrients around your body which is very important for efficient daily activities and to be able to live comfortably. Physical activity in general improves your cardiovascular system with some methods more than others. To make sure […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Nutrition – Did you know?

Here are some quick fast facts that you may not know about the foods you are eating! 1. Avocado has twice the amount of potassium as a banana 2. Broccoli has twice the amount of Vitamin C 3. 1 lemon contains your daily dose of vitamin C, cleanses the liver and boosts immunity 4. Celery […]

Read more
Coaching | Exercises

Why children should get into sports at a young age

You guessed it, it’s that time! You may be thinking time for what? Well it’s time to talk about sports! I have used the word ‘time’ quite frequently thus far but it holds great importance to what I am about to talk about. Which is why children should get into sports at a young age? […]

Read more
Training | workouts

My Favourite Place to Train – Jay Simms

I have been to few places in my brief existence on this planet, but last year I was lucky enough to go back to Jamaica and I had a thought… There is a place called Green Island where my family are from which is located approximately 25 km from Negril. I wish I had taken my bike […]

Read more
Exercises | workouts

Championships inspired workout for Champions

With Usain Bolt and Mo Farah looking to sign off this weekend from athletics into retirement, we thought it would be a good idea to share a workout that combines both elements of sprint and endurance training, that will certainly get you fit, help you reduce body fat and also add great variety to your […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

How to get more protein in your diet

If you’ve been inspired by the cycling greats or shark-like swimmers on TV during the summer championships, here’s how you can fuel yourself by increasing the amount of protein in your diet. And don’t worry, for any vegetarians there’s always meat free options available! Start your day right! It’s a cliché but it’s true; you […]

Read more
company News | Exercises | workouts

Our Favourite Ways to stay Active

We’ve been talking in the motive8 office discussing our favourite ways to keep active. Turns out there’s so many different ways! Here’s a selection of our favourite pasttimes to get you inspired… My Favourite way to stay active is… ‘…to go for a chilled bike ride, around a picturesque park or lake.’ Chantel ‘…to hit […]

Read more
wellbeing

Skin Safety – Have a Sun-Safe Summer

In this week’s blog I will be focusing on skin safety in the sun. It’s essential to stay protected from the sun, regardless if you’re in sunny Spain or not so sunny England. Despite the UK’s negative summer reputation, this year we have had our fair share of sunshine. As with everything, with all the […]

Read more
wellbeing

Why Water is a Winner

We have all heard the benefits of consuming water, water can have countless effects on our body and mind. Water can affect our ability to focus, our body’s ability to exercise, the way in which our complexion looks and the way we feel in the day (these are just some examples!). Now it is summer, […]

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Corporate Wellbeing | Exercises | Training | wellbeing

Motive8’s corporate wellbeing programme at Prodrive Ltd

As part of our fitness service offering we offer a corporate wellness service which we run in-house to corporate clientele. One of our contracts is with Prodrive, who specialise in motorsport and innovative engineering for the motoring industry. Within a typical corporate environment staff turn up to work, perform the tasks for their role and […]

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Coaching

Become an Apprentice with the motive8 Coaching Department

What is an Apprenticeship? Apprenticeships are a great way to get into the industry of your choice and motive8 is helping students to facilitate this decision. Gain your qualifications through us and gain a working understanding of the corporate world without being stuck in a classroom. This really is a fantastic path to develop your […]

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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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Student Gym Design

Watch the new motive8 student gym design video

At motive8 we believe that exercise can provide an essential balancing influence that will make a student’s life healthier, more enjoyable and, ultimately, more successful. And it seems property developers are embracing the same train of thought.

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company News | CSR

Donations made to the Grenfell victims by motive8 after a gruelling 100km cycle

On Thursday 22nd of June, four members of the motive8 team took part in an incredible bike ride, all in the aid of charity. In support of SHELTER, in connection with CBRE, the World’s Biggest Property Bike ride returned for another year with a new route full of challenging climbs and stunning Surrey countryside to keep […]

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Gym Design

A Day in the Life: Rob Clarke, motive8 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.

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Equipment | Exercises | Gym Design | Home Gyms

Perfect Private Gym Design for Busy Professionals

Finding time to fit in a productive gym session when you’re a busy professional can seem nigh on impossible, particularly if you have to contend with an arduous commute. Private gym design can offer the solution. Whether you’re building a bespoke room in your garden or repurposing a room in your house, having a home […]

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Exercises | workouts

Reverse your workout

If you slug along on a piece of cardio for half an hour and then attempt some weight-based training, the chances are you won’t gain the maximum benefits from your workout. Here’s a little suggestion on how to reawaken your workout to keep you on track with your fitness goals: Beginning… Start with an active […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Training | workouts

Top 5 Unusual Sports

In this week’s blog I have been tasked with finding some new and captivating sports that are not commonly known by the general public. After some sniffing around, I made a list of the top 5 most uncommon and enthralling sports I’ve come across which I’m pretty certain you have not tried yet: 1. Underwater […]

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Nutrition

Salad of quinoa, tomatoes and cucumbers with pickled onions

A light summery salad perfect for sharing as a side dish or making ahead for a healthy lunch. Ingredients: • 3 cups of pre-cooked quinoa, cold • 1 ½ cups of small cherry tomatoes, cut in half • 1 cup cucumber, unseeded, diced • 1 tablespoons finely chopped chives or spring onions • Juice of […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Defeating the Heat – Chilled Breakfast Idea

Eating healthy is important but eating in the warm weather can be a challenge. My breakfast idea is great for several reasons: – It is chilled and in the jar – cool and handy; – It has high protein content: natural yogurt, oats and nuts – It has fibre – apricots and ginger – It […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Unusual foods you may not have had before and their health benefits

There are a lot of unusual foods and drinks out there to discover so here’s a few together with the health benefits they come with for you to explore and add into your kitchen cupboard! Kombucha: Aids digestion and gut health, strengthens  immune system, contains acetic acid and polyphenols to aid weight loss, eases joint […]

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Exercises | Gym Design | Home Gyms

Top Ways to Prepare a Post-Natal Home Gym

Following the birth of your baby, exercise might be the last thing on your mind. However, evidence from The UK Chief Medical Officers Guidelines 2011 shows that physical activity can have “positive benefits to health, improve sleep, maintain a healthy weight, manage stress and improve quality of life”. All these things can help you cope with […]

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Exercises | wellbeing | workouts

Why should you train your cardiovascular system?

The cardiovascular system is made up of your heart and blood vessels and is responsible for transporting oxygen and nutrients around your body which is very important for efficient daily activities and to be able to live comfortably. Physical activity in general improves your cardiovascular system with some methods more than others. To make sure […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Nutrition – Did you know?

Here are some quick fast facts that you may not know about the foods you are eating! 1. Avocado has twice the amount of potassium as a banana 2. Broccoli has twice the amount of Vitamin C 3. 1 lemon contains your daily dose of vitamin C, cleanses the liver and boosts immunity 4. Celery […]

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Coaching | Exercises

Why children should get into sports at a young age

You guessed it, it’s that time! You may be thinking time for what? Well it’s time to talk about sports! I have used the word ‘time’ quite frequently thus far but it holds great importance to what I am about to talk about. Which is why children should get into sports at a young age? […]

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Training | workouts

My Favourite Place to Train – Jay Simms

I have been to few places in my brief existence on this planet, but last year I was lucky enough to go back to Jamaica and I had a thought… There is a place called Green Island where my family are from which is located approximately 25 km from Negril. I wish I had taken my bike […]

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company News | CSR

motive8’s CSR Programme Gets Underway

Since starting our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programme we have made some great progress but we still have so much to do. We will need your help to achieve our goals, particularly the environmental and community work that is detailed on Rolstone’s CSR update. Here is a quick update on what we have achieved along […]

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Exercises | workouts

Championships inspired workout for Champions

With Usain Bolt and Mo Farah looking to sign off this weekend from athletics into retirement, we thought it would be a good idea to share a workout that combines both elements of sprint and endurance training, that will certainly get you fit, help you reduce body fat and also add great variety to your […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

How to get more protein in your diet

If you’ve been inspired by the cycling greats or shark-like swimmers on TV during the summer championships, here’s how you can fuel yourself by increasing the amount of protein in your diet. And don’t worry, for any vegetarians there’s always meat free options available! Start your day right! It’s a cliché but it’s true; you […]

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company News | Exercises | workouts

Our Favourite Ways to stay Active

We’ve been talking in the motive8 office discussing our favourite ways to keep active. Turns out there’s so many different ways! Here’s a selection of our favourite pasttimes to get you inspired… My Favourite way to stay active is… ‘…to go for a chilled bike ride, around a picturesque park or lake.’ Chantel ‘…to hit […]

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wellbeing

Skin Safety – Have a Sun-Safe Summer

In this week’s blog I will be focusing on skin safety in the sun. It’s essential to stay protected from the sun, regardless if you’re in sunny Spain or not so sunny England. Despite the UK’s negative summer reputation, this year we have had our fair share of sunshine. As with everything, with all the […]

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