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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 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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2 months ago

Looking forward to hearing reports from @danetreeschool where this am we're judging pupils' @thebizschool ideas with @OracleGroup1

8 hours ago
wellbeing

How to shoo away lethargy and illness

There are a number of barriers that can effect achieving what we want to achieve on a daily basis. Two of these barriers are lethary and illness. However, many individuals believe that these two barriers are part of life and we can’t stop them; they happen and we move on. But, in fact, these things […]

Read more
company News | Equipment | Exercises | Gym Design | Marketing | Nutrition | Training | wellbeing | workouts

The Summer Edition of motive8’s Magazine M8:Life is Out Now

It’s been a busy start to 2017 for the motive8 team. Our new website has been up and running for several months now and we’re pleased to report it seems to be doing its job! By amalgamating all our old sites into one central hub, our aim was to provide a onestop- shop for all […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | workouts

Increasing muscle mass workout

Whether you are looking to increase muscle mass this summer or looking to keep it for longer, here are some of the most important principles of what your workout should have and what it should look like based on scientific research. The workout will include • Hypertrophy: Tearing of the muscle fibres which happens usually […]

Read more
Coaching

motive8’s Football Academy Sets the Ball Rolling for Young Talent

Following the huge success of our football holiday programme in October 2016, we introduced the football development programme which we run on a Tuesday evening at Springwest Academy, Feltham. The development programme focuses on key skills such as ball mastery, passing, dribbling, attacking and defensive play and understanding their roles within matches. The development of […]

Read more
Nutrition

End of the Week Leftover Stir Fry

At times towards the end of the week I find that there are a few things left over, either from other meals or vegetables that I haven’t used. When this happens I try to create something quick and easy to make so as not to waste any food. Last time I did this was when […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | workouts

Weekly Workout (HIIT)

This week I have put together a HIIT workout. HIIT is performing set exercises for a flat out time with a small recovery period, usually 45s with 15 seconds recovery but if that is too challenging then you can modify this by working for 30s and resting for 30s. Really push yourself as hard as […]

Read more
company News | CSR

motive8 attends Mental Health & Wellbeing seminar as part of its developing CSR strategy

As part of our ongoing work with Heart of the City, one of our Gym & Spa Managers, Rolstone Langmead attended an event on 10th May to better learn the importance of the work forces mental wellbeing during national mental awareness week. Mental health is so often overlooked. Whilst every company will have someone assigned as a […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Avocado Dip in 10 Minutes

Guacamole – always on top of my favourite healthy dip list. Very quick and simple to make with all the nutritional goodness of avocados and so versatile. Delicious over toast with morning eggs, great as a salad dressing, garnish for soups, goes great with salmon, fantastic dip for potatoes or filling for sandwiches – the […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | workouts

Fitness challenge – HIIT circuit workout

This month’s fitness challenge is a HIIT circuit workout. HIIT is performing set exercises for a flat out time with a low intensity recovery period and a high intensity working period. For example, 45 seconds working time and a 15 second resting time will be tough compared to 15 seconds working time and 45 seconds […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Make the most of your weekends!

Lots of people have hectic weeks, squeezing in work, exercise and chores. This allows them to relax and unwind at the weekend. However consider conducting your workouts at the weekend when you have plenty of time. Schedule your rest days for during the week so you can go home from work and not have to […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Snacking Your Way to Weightloss

In this week’s blog I want to touch the subject of snacking, specifically snacking throughout your average working/training day and how it can help you or your clients with weight loss. First of all, why would snacking be such a good idea especially if your goal is to LOSE weight instead of gaining it? There […]

Read more
Student Gym Design | Training

Gym Classes Students Won’t Want to Miss

Students need to be engaged with modern, on-trend fitness classes that will inspire them to keep active and achieve their fitness goals. How can you ensure that the classes your gym provides will appeal to young people and keep them coming back for more? Keeping up with ever-changing trends in the fitness sector is tough. […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Spring….Time to refill the vitamin tanks!

It’s official spring has started! Time to start preparing for the fun of summer, but how exactly do we prepare? One such way would be from our vitamin intake. Our bodies require different vitamins to perform at peak performance each day and these vitamins can vary season to season. A lot of people also suffer from […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Spanish Orange & Almond Cake

Feeds: 4 adults Preparation time: 1 hour Cooking time: 45 minutes Spanish oranges are deliciously juicy and full of flavour and go great in this gluten free cake. This full-of-flavour and protein-rich cake can be a great option for breakfast or even a quick snack as it is so easy to prepare, just five ingredients! […]

Read more
company News

motive8 sponsors Gym & Spa Operative Anna Stishova in the Devizes to Westminster canoe race

(Main Photo Credit: Nicki Douglas-Lee Photography) As part of our new CSR strategy, motive8 is keen to encourage and support motive8 staff members in their fitness related pursuits. When Anna Stishova announced she was going to take on the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race, we offered to sponsor her race entry, supply some attire […]

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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 months 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

Looking forward to hearing reports from @danetreeschool where this am we're judging pupils' @thebizschool ideas with @OracleGroup1

8 hours ago
wellbeing

How to shoo away lethargy and illness

There are a number of barriers that can effect achieving what we want to achieve on a daily basis. Two of these barriers are lethary and illness. However, many individuals believe that these two barriers are part of life and we can’t stop them; they happen and we move on. But, in fact, these things […]

Read more
company News | Equipment | Exercises | Gym Design | Marketing | Nutrition | Training | wellbeing | workouts

The Summer Edition of motive8’s Magazine M8:Life is Out Now

It’s been a busy start to 2017 for the motive8 team. Our new website has been up and running for several months now and we’re pleased to report it seems to be doing its job! By amalgamating all our old sites into one central hub, our aim was to provide a onestop- shop for all […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | workouts

Increasing muscle mass workout

Whether you are looking to increase muscle mass this summer or looking to keep it for longer, here are some of the most important principles of what your workout should have and what it should look like based on scientific research. The workout will include • Hypertrophy: Tearing of the muscle fibres which happens usually […]

Read more
Nutrition

End of the Week Leftover Stir Fry

At times towards the end of the week I find that there are a few things left over, either from other meals or vegetables that I haven’t used. When this happens I try to create something quick and easy to make so as not to waste any food. Last time I did this was when […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | workouts

Weekly Workout (HIIT)

This week I have put together a HIIT workout. HIIT is performing set exercises for a flat out time with a small recovery period, usually 45s with 15 seconds recovery but if that is too challenging then you can modify this by working for 30s and resting for 30s. Really push yourself as hard as […]

Read more
company News | CSR

motive8 attends Mental Health & Wellbeing seminar as part of its developing CSR strategy

As part of our ongoing work with Heart of the City, one of our Gym & Spa Managers, Rolstone Langmead attended an event on 10th May to better learn the importance of the work forces mental wellbeing during national mental awareness week. Mental health is so often overlooked. Whilst every company will have someone assigned as a […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Avocado Dip in 10 Minutes

Guacamole – always on top of my favourite healthy dip list. Very quick and simple to make with all the nutritional goodness of avocados and so versatile. Delicious over toast with morning eggs, great as a salad dressing, garnish for soups, goes great with salmon, fantastic dip for potatoes or filling for sandwiches – the […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | workouts

Fitness challenge – HIIT circuit workout

This month’s fitness challenge is a HIIT circuit workout. HIIT is performing set exercises for a flat out time with a low intensity recovery period and a high intensity working period. For example, 45 seconds working time and a 15 second resting time will be tough compared to 15 seconds working time and 45 seconds […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Make the most of your weekends!

Lots of people have hectic weeks, squeezing in work, exercise and chores. This allows them to relax and unwind at the weekend. However consider conducting your workouts at the weekend when you have plenty of time. Schedule your rest days for during the week so you can go home from work and not have to […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Snacking Your Way to Weightloss

In this week’s blog I want to touch the subject of snacking, specifically snacking throughout your average working/training day and how it can help you or your clients with weight loss. First of all, why would snacking be such a good idea especially if your goal is to LOSE weight instead of gaining it? There […]

Read more
Student Gym Design | Training

Gym Classes Students Won’t Want to Miss

Students need to be engaged with modern, on-trend fitness classes that will inspire them to keep active and achieve their fitness goals. How can you ensure that the classes your gym provides will appeal to young people and keep them coming back for more? Keeping up with ever-changing trends in the fitness sector is tough. […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Spring….Time to refill the vitamin tanks!

It’s official spring has started! Time to start preparing for the fun of summer, but how exactly do we prepare? One such way would be from our vitamin intake. Our bodies require different vitamins to perform at peak performance each day and these vitamins can vary season to season. A lot of people also suffer from […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Spanish Orange & Almond Cake

Feeds: 4 adults Preparation time: 1 hour Cooking time: 45 minutes Spanish oranges are deliciously juicy and full of flavour and go great in this gluten free cake. This full-of-flavour and protein-rich cake can be a great option for breakfast or even a quick snack as it is so easy to prepare, just five ingredients! […]

Read more
company News

motive8 sponsors Gym & Spa Operative Anna Stishova in the Devizes to Westminster canoe race

(Main Photo Credit: Nicki Douglas-Lee Photography) As part of our new CSR strategy, motive8 is keen to encourage and support motive8 staff members in their fitness related pursuits. When Anna Stishova announced she was going to take on the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race, we offered to sponsor her race entry, supply some attire […]

Read more
Nutrition | Training

PT Client Success Story

Trainer: Shawn Mullix Client: Richard Molnar Richard Molnar (20) is one of our youngest motive8 clients who we met through our corporate wellness service that we deliver at Prodrive Ltd, who has sites in Banbury, Milton Keynes and Northampton. Across at the Milton Keynes office, Richard signed up to the Fit for Life Wellness Programme […]

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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 months 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

Looking forward to hearing reports from @danetreeschool where this am we're judging pupils' @thebizschool ideas with @OracleGroup1

8 hours ago
company News | Equipment | Exercises | Gym Design | Marketing | Nutrition | Training | wellbeing | workouts

The Summer Edition of motive8’s Magazine M8:Life is Out Now

It’s been a busy start to 2017 for the motive8 team. Our new website has been up and running for several months now and we’re pleased to report it seems to be doing its job! By amalgamating all our old sites into one central hub, our aim was to provide a onestop- shop for all […]

Read more
company News | CSR

motive8 attends Mental Health & Wellbeing seminar as part of its developing CSR strategy

As part of our ongoing work with Heart of the City, one of our Gym & Spa Managers, Rolstone Langmead attended an event on 10th May to better learn the importance of the work forces mental wellbeing during national mental awareness week. Mental health is so often overlooked. Whilst every company will have someone assigned as a […]

Read more
company News

motive8 sponsors Gym & Spa Operative Anna Stishova in the Devizes to Westminster canoe race

(Main Photo Credit: Nicki Douglas-Lee Photography) As part of our new CSR strategy, motive8 is keen to encourage and support motive8 staff members in their fitness related pursuits. When Anna Stishova announced she was going to take on the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race, we offered to sponsor her race entry, supply some attire […]

Read more
Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Workout: Back Day

The back is one of the most interesting parts of the body to workout. This is due to the fact that there are a range of exercises that can help in building this part of the body into the image you want. It is also one of the most demanding parts of the body when […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Top Tips for a Productive Session

Ever had the feeling you were just going through the motions during a workout? Whether you are lacking motivation, distracted or lacking energy, here are some top tips to get the best out of your workouts. 1. Music Studies have shown music can; – Divert the attention of the mind from the fatigue that sets […]

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Equipment | Gym Design | Student Gym Design

How to Design a Gym for Students

Distractions abound for students embarking on their new university courses; most have access to unlimited entertainment via on demand TV, there’s the constant ping of social media updates to contend with, not to mention the lure of the student union. In these sedentary days, exercise is a prerequisite for a healthy life and successful academic […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Gym Design | wellbeing

Student Gyms Provide Healthy Alternative to the Union

April is Stress Awareness Month so it’s a very fitting time for us to talk about how student gym design can help Universities provide an alternative route to stress relief rather than the well-trodden path to the Student Union. It can not be disputed that as a society we use alcohol as a preferred way […]

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Gym Design

Gym & Spa Project Case Study – Dollar Bay, London

Dollar Bay is our second installation for renowned developer, Mount Anvil. motive8 began working with developer at the end of 2015, ensuring we could support and guide the client throughout the entire design process. The design was finalised in the Summer of 2017 with install shortly after in October. You can read the full case […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Gym Design | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Building Successful Student Halls: Bring in Student Gym Design Experts

Today’s student accommodation is highly specified. If you are going to incorporate a gym, it’s important to ensure your student gym designers have the end-user’s needs as the core design pillar. A survey conducted by Mystudenthalls.com in August 2016, found that students rate a good gym above a great student bar and being near nightlife […]

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Gym Design

Gym & Spa Project Case Study – Canary Central, London

Canary Central was originally developed in 2004 by Galliard Homes on the old Tate & Lyle sugar factory site in the heart of London Docklands ‘Millennium Quarter’. The leisure facilities are provided for the exclusive use of residents, offering a 15.5m swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and fully-equipped gym with changing facilities. motive8 was instructed to […]

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Gym Design

Gym & Spa Project Case Study – Battersea Exchange, London

Battersea Exchange resident’s gym is second scheme we have completed for Taylor Wimpey and was over a year in the making. motive8 worked alongside the client to develop all aspects of the gym facility, including layout, equipment supply and the supply and fit of a specialist gym flooring, mirrors and bespoke window manifestations. You can […]

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Equipment | Exercises | wellbeing | workouts

Weekly Workout – The Leg Edition

This workout will help you to develop monstrously strong legs and allow you to push yourself past any limitations. Exercise 1 Standing Hamstring Curls. 5 Sets moderate weight, 12-15 reps. This will be performed more as a warmup set before the big compound movement as warming up your hamstrings first tends to create more stability […]

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company News

Staff Member of the Month – Egle Malciauskaite

Egle Malciauskaite is our Spa Therapist at Dickens Yard in Ealing. Qualifications: • BSc Sports and Exercise Rehabilitation Degree • Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor • Power (vibration) Plate Expert • First Aider & Pool Responder Available for: • Treatment and corrective exercise programmes • Remedial Sports / Swedish / Deep Tissue Massage • Screen […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

30min Workout to Improve Stamina

Stamina is an extremely important physiological factor. Having high levels of stamina are very beneficial due to the fact that they can have a positive effect on everyday life activities, playing sports and also just being on the move. There are several ways that you can improve your stamina. Warm-Up: Brisk walk on the treadmill […]

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company News

motive8 attends Heart of the City event to boost our CSR initiatives

motive8 Commercial Director, Omar White, and Gym and Spa manager, Rolstone Langmead, both attended the Heart of the City event on 23rd February as part of our continued CSR journey to review sustainability with the environment. We also have a work experience placement researching how we can develop this side of the business. Heart of […]

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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 months 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

Looking forward to hearing reports from @danetreeschool where this am we're judging pupils' @thebizschool ideas with @OracleGroup1

8 hours ago
wellbeing

How to shoo away lethargy and illness

There are a number of barriers that can effect achieving what we want to achieve on a daily basis. Two of these barriers are lethary and illness. However, many individuals believe that these two barriers are part of life and we can’t stop them; they happen and we move on. But, in fact, these things […]

Read more
company News | Equipment | Exercises | Gym Design | Marketing | Nutrition | Training | wellbeing | workouts

The Summer Edition of motive8’s Magazine M8:Life is Out Now

It’s been a busy start to 2017 for the motive8 team. Our new website has been up and running for several months now and we’re pleased to report it seems to be doing its job! By amalgamating all our old sites into one central hub, our aim was to provide a onestop- shop for all […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | workouts

Increasing muscle mass workout

Whether you are looking to increase muscle mass this summer or looking to keep it for longer, here are some of the most important principles of what your workout should have and what it should look like based on scientific research. The workout will include • Hypertrophy: Tearing of the muscle fibres which happens usually […]

Read more
Coaching

motive8’s Football Academy Sets the Ball Rolling for Young Talent

Following the huge success of our football holiday programme in October 2016, we introduced the football development programme which we run on a Tuesday evening at Springwest Academy, Feltham. The development programme focuses on key skills such as ball mastery, passing, dribbling, attacking and defensive play and understanding their roles within matches. The development of […]

Read more
Nutrition

End of the Week Leftover Stir Fry

At times towards the end of the week I find that there are a few things left over, either from other meals or vegetables that I haven’t used. When this happens I try to create something quick and easy to make so as not to waste any food. Last time I did this was when […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | workouts

Weekly Workout (HIIT)

This week I have put together a HIIT workout. HIIT is performing set exercises for a flat out time with a small recovery period, usually 45s with 15 seconds recovery but if that is too challenging then you can modify this by working for 30s and resting for 30s. Really push yourself as hard as […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Avocado Dip in 10 Minutes

Guacamole – always on top of my favourite healthy dip list. Very quick and simple to make with all the nutritional goodness of avocados and so versatile. Delicious over toast with morning eggs, great as a salad dressing, garnish for soups, goes great with salmon, fantastic dip for potatoes or filling for sandwiches – the […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | workouts

Fitness challenge – HIIT circuit workout

This month’s fitness challenge is a HIIT circuit workout. HIIT is performing set exercises for a flat out time with a low intensity recovery period and a high intensity working period. For example, 45 seconds working time and a 15 second resting time will be tough compared to 15 seconds working time and 45 seconds […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Make the most of your weekends!

Lots of people have hectic weeks, squeezing in work, exercise and chores. This allows them to relax and unwind at the weekend. However consider conducting your workouts at the weekend when you have plenty of time. Schedule your rest days for during the week so you can go home from work and not have to […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Snacking Your Way to Weightloss

In this week’s blog I want to touch the subject of snacking, specifically snacking throughout your average working/training day and how it can help you or your clients with weight loss. First of all, why would snacking be such a good idea especially if your goal is to LOSE weight instead of gaining it? There […]

Read more
Student Gym Design | Training

Gym Classes Students Won’t Want to Miss

Students need to be engaged with modern, on-trend fitness classes that will inspire them to keep active and achieve their fitness goals. How can you ensure that the classes your gym provides will appeal to young people and keep them coming back for more? Keeping up with ever-changing trends in the fitness sector is tough. […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Spring….Time to refill the vitamin tanks!

It’s official spring has started! Time to start preparing for the fun of summer, but how exactly do we prepare? One such way would be from our vitamin intake. Our bodies require different vitamins to perform at peak performance each day and these vitamins can vary season to season. A lot of people also suffer from […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Spanish Orange & Almond Cake

Feeds: 4 adults Preparation time: 1 hour Cooking time: 45 minutes Spanish oranges are deliciously juicy and full of flavour and go great in this gluten free cake. This full-of-flavour and protein-rich cake can be a great option for breakfast or even a quick snack as it is so easy to prepare, just five ingredients! […]

Read more
Coaching

5 Benefits Of Gymnastics For Kids

Gymnastics is an extremely popular activity for children and this has only been amplified by the success we’ve seen by British gymnasts such as Beth Tweddle, Ellie Downie, Louis Smith, Max Whitlock (and so the list goes on) in recent years at major championships. We also watch on in amazement as these young athletes perform […]

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Nutrition | Training

PT Client Success Story

Trainer: Shawn Mullix Client: Richard Molnar Richard Molnar (20) is one of our youngest motive8 clients who we met through our corporate wellness service that we deliver at Prodrive Ltd, who has sites in Banbury, Milton Keynes and Northampton. Across at the Milton Keynes office, Richard signed up to the Fit for Life Wellness Programme […]

Read more
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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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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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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 […]

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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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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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Gym Design

Gym & Spa Project Case Study – Dollar Bay, London

Dollar Bay is our second installation for renowned developer, Mount Anvil and offers 115 studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses in Canary Wharf.

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wellbeing

How to shoo away lethargy and illness

There are a number of barriers that can effect achieving what we want to achieve on a daily basis. Two of these barriers are lethary and illness. However, many individuals believe that these two barriers are part of life and we can’t stop them; they happen and we move on. But, in fact, these things […]

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The Summer Edition of motive8’s Magazine M8:Life is Out Now

It’s been a busy start to 2017 for the motive8 team. Our new website has been up and running for several months now and we’re pleased to report it seems to be doing its job! By amalgamating all our old sites into one central hub, our aim was to provide a onestop- shop for all […]

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Exercises | Training | workouts

Increasing muscle mass workout

Whether you are looking to increase muscle mass this summer or looking to keep it for longer, here are some of the most important principles of what your workout should have and what it should look like based on scientific research. The workout will include • Hypertrophy: Tearing of the muscle fibres which happens usually […]

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Coaching

motive8’s Football Academy Sets the Ball Rolling for Young Talent

Following the huge success of our football holiday programme in October 2016, we introduced the football development programme which we run on a Tuesday evening at Springwest Academy, Feltham. The development programme focuses on key skills such as ball mastery, passing, dribbling, attacking and defensive play and understanding their roles within matches. The development of […]

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Nutrition

End of the Week Leftover Stir Fry

At times towards the end of the week I find that there are a few things left over, either from other meals or vegetables that I haven’t used. When this happens I try to create something quick and easy to make so as not to waste any food. Last time I did this was when […]

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Exercises | Training | workouts

Weekly Workout (HIIT)

This week I have put together a HIIT workout. HIIT is performing set exercises for a flat out time with a small recovery period, usually 45s with 15 seconds recovery but if that is too challenging then you can modify this by working for 30s and resting for 30s. Really push yourself as hard as […]

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company News | CSR

motive8 attends Mental Health & Wellbeing seminar as part of its developing CSR strategy

As part of our ongoing work with Heart of the City, one of our Gym & Spa Managers, Rolstone Langmead attended an event on 10th May to better learn the importance of the work forces mental wellbeing during national mental awareness week. Mental health is so often overlooked. Whilst every company will have someone assigned as a […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Avocado Dip in 10 Minutes

Guacamole – always on top of my favourite healthy dip list. Very quick and simple to make with all the nutritional goodness of avocados and so versatile. Delicious over toast with morning eggs, great as a salad dressing, garnish for soups, goes great with salmon, fantastic dip for potatoes or filling for sandwiches – the […]

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Exercises | Training | workouts

Fitness challenge – HIIT circuit workout

This month’s fitness challenge is a HIIT circuit workout. HIIT is performing set exercises for a flat out time with a low intensity recovery period and a high intensity working period. For example, 45 seconds working time and a 15 second resting time will be tough compared to 15 seconds working time and 45 seconds […]

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Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Make the most of your weekends!

Lots of people have hectic weeks, squeezing in work, exercise and chores. This allows them to relax and unwind at the weekend. However consider conducting your workouts at the weekend when you have plenty of time. Schedule your rest days for during the week so you can go home from work and not have to […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Snacking Your Way to Weightloss

In this week’s blog I want to touch the subject of snacking, specifically snacking throughout your average working/training day and how it can help you or your clients with weight loss. First of all, why would snacking be such a good idea especially if your goal is to LOSE weight instead of gaining it? There […]

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Student Gym Design | Training

Gym Classes Students Won’t Want to Miss

Students need to be engaged with modern, on-trend fitness classes that will inspire them to keep active and achieve their fitness goals. How can you ensure that the classes your gym provides will appeal to young people and keep them coming back for more? Keeping up with ever-changing trends in the fitness sector is tough. […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Spring….Time to refill the vitamin tanks!

It’s official spring has started! Time to start preparing for the fun of summer, but how exactly do we prepare? One such way would be from our vitamin intake. Our bodies require different vitamins to perform at peak performance each day and these vitamins can vary season to season. A lot of people also suffer from […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Spanish Orange & Almond Cake

Feeds: 4 adults Preparation time: 1 hour Cooking time: 45 minutes Spanish oranges are deliciously juicy and full of flavour and go great in this gluten free cake. This full-of-flavour and protein-rich cake can be a great option for breakfast or even a quick snack as it is so easy to prepare, just five ingredients! […]

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company News

motive8 sponsors Gym & Spa Operative Anna Stishova in the Devizes to Westminster canoe race

(Main Photo Credit: Nicki Douglas-Lee Photography) As part of our new CSR strategy, motive8 is keen to encourage and support motive8 staff members in their fitness related pursuits. When Anna Stishova announced she was going to take on the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race, we offered to sponsor her race entry, supply some attire […]

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