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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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3 days ago

If you're one to like being ahead of the curve, check the latest fitness kit innovations: healthclubmanagement.co.uk/health-club-ma…

2 hours ago
Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Stretching for Beginners

It can be seen as the boring part of a workout. The obligatory stretching that a lot of athletes or fitness fanatics choose to ignore despite knowing that neglecting this section of their workout could cause them serious injury in the future and hinder their training! So here’s a few simple stretches to help reduce […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

The ultimate coolness sip!

This drink is full of freshness thanks to the cooling effect of the herbal natural oils. The ingredients are not only great for keeping cool, they are good for your tummy too! (Serves 2-4): Ingredients A mixer capable of breaking ice cubes (I use Nutri-Bullet by dividing the ingredients into the single portion requirements); A […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
wellbeing

Scientifically proven ways to stay cool in the heat

Cover up Wearing loose, light coloured clothes that cover the body (long sleeves, long skirt/trousers) will protect you from the direct heat of the sun, while allowing your skin to breath. Specially designed sports fabrics, cotton, linen, rayon, viscose and silk will do the job. Choose skincare with cooling effects Creams, lotions and toners containing Aloe […]

Read more
Nutrition

Healthy Fruit Pops For Kids

Keep the kids (and adults) cool this summer with this simple idea for creating healthy fruit ice pops. A great way to get the kids daily fruit intake up in a way that makes them think of it as a sweet treat. The recipe is very simple… 1. Cut up some fruits of your choice […]

Read more
Nutrition

Healthy Drinks Abroad

So there are many drinks you can have on holiday and a lot that are tempting and you are more than likely to give them a try because you are away. Why not get the same pleasure by having those same drinks with a healthy twist to it. Drink 1 (Smoothie): Blueberries, Celery, Banana and […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | workouts

Partner Workout in the Park

It can be very inspiring to workout with your partner as we say that ‘partners who sweat together stay together’.I would recommend partner workouts to anyone who likes working in a team or needs motivation to keep fit. I am a big fan of group exercises and I enjoy attending and running them too as […]

Read more
Coaching | wellbeing

Importance of Exercise for Children

We’ve all heard on the news about how everyone needs to do more exercise, how bad living a sedentary lifestyle is for us, and how the UK is steadily becoming the fattest in Europe¹. But what effect does this have on our children? And is exercise really important for our future generation? In a word; […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Staying Hydrated In The Heat

It’s always important to stay hydrated but especially in the summer months when you may be losing extra water through sweating, whether it be working out or just walking out and about. The average person should drink between 2 and 3 litres of water every day. This shouldn’t be in one go of course but spread out […]

Read more
Nutrition

Recipe – Raita

Raita acts as a side dish in traditional Indian cuisine but it also makes a very refreshing snack in hot weather. Try this very simple and quick recipe as a healthy alternative to traditional snacks. Ingredients A medium bowl of Greek Yoghurt A tablespoon of milk A dash of chill powder A dash of salt […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | workouts

Don’t Just Watch It… Get Out There And Play It! The Health Benefits of Tennis!

This time of year is a great time to play tennis, as it gets you and family/friends out enjoying yourself at the same time as keeping fit and working on areas of your body without thinking too much about it. Tennis is one of the popular sports in Britain, especially around summer with Wimbledon on […]

Read more
Nutrition

Murray Mount Picnic Ideas

Everyone loves a picnic on a nice summer day and what’s not to like?! You can enjoy the beautiful weather while relaxing with your family and friends or even just spend some alone time. Going on a picnic does not mean that you need to eat unhealthily; there are a lot of options available, all […]

Read more
Coaching | Exercises | Training | workouts

Wimbledon Inspired Summer Camp Ideas

Around this time of the year avid sports fans may feel starved of entertainment due to the high amount of sport seasons that finish around the summer time. However, Wimbledon is here every year to keep us entertained for its 2 week duration. When it comes to tennis, this is a sport that can keep […]

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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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3 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 you're one to like being ahead of the curve, check the latest fitness kit innovations: healthclubmanagement.co.uk/health-club-ma…

2 hours ago
Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Stretching for Beginners

It can be seen as the boring part of a workout. The obligatory stretching that a lot of athletes or fitness fanatics choose to ignore despite knowing that neglecting this section of their workout could cause them serious injury in the future and hinder their training! So here’s a few simple stretches to help reduce […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

The ultimate coolness sip!

This drink is full of freshness thanks to the cooling effect of the herbal natural oils. The ingredients are not only great for keeping cool, they are good for your tummy too! (Serves 2-4): Ingredients A mixer capable of breaking ice cubes (I use Nutri-Bullet by dividing the ingredients into the single portion requirements); A […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
wellbeing

Scientifically proven ways to stay cool in the heat

Cover up Wearing loose, light coloured clothes that cover the body (long sleeves, long skirt/trousers) will protect you from the direct heat of the sun, while allowing your skin to breath. Specially designed sports fabrics, cotton, linen, rayon, viscose and silk will do the job. Choose skincare with cooling effects Creams, lotions and toners containing Aloe […]

Read more
Nutrition

Healthy Fruit Pops For Kids

Keep the kids (and adults) cool this summer with this simple idea for creating healthy fruit ice pops. A great way to get the kids daily fruit intake up in a way that makes them think of it as a sweet treat. The recipe is very simple… 1. Cut up some fruits of your choice […]

Read more
Nutrition

Healthy Drinks Abroad

So there are many drinks you can have on holiday and a lot that are tempting and you are more than likely to give them a try because you are away. Why not get the same pleasure by having those same drinks with a healthy twist to it. Drink 1 (Smoothie): Blueberries, Celery, Banana and […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | workouts

Partner Workout in the Park

It can be very inspiring to workout with your partner as we say that ‘partners who sweat together stay together’.I would recommend partner workouts to anyone who likes working in a team or needs motivation to keep fit. I am a big fan of group exercises and I enjoy attending and running them too as […]

Read more
Coaching | wellbeing

Importance of Exercise for Children

We’ve all heard on the news about how everyone needs to do more exercise, how bad living a sedentary lifestyle is for us, and how the UK is steadily becoming the fattest in Europe¹. But what effect does this have on our children? And is exercise really important for our future generation? In a word; […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Staying Hydrated In The Heat

It’s always important to stay hydrated but especially in the summer months when you may be losing extra water through sweating, whether it be working out or just walking out and about. The average person should drink between 2 and 3 litres of water every day. This shouldn’t be in one go of course but spread out […]

Read more
Nutrition

Recipe – Raita

Raita acts as a side dish in traditional Indian cuisine but it also makes a very refreshing snack in hot weather. Try this very simple and quick recipe as a healthy alternative to traditional snacks. Ingredients A medium bowl of Greek Yoghurt A tablespoon of milk A dash of chill powder A dash of salt […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | workouts

Don’t Just Watch It… Get Out There And Play It! The Health Benefits of Tennis!

This time of year is a great time to play tennis, as it gets you and family/friends out enjoying yourself at the same time as keeping fit and working on areas of your body without thinking too much about it. Tennis is one of the popular sports in Britain, especially around summer with Wimbledon on […]

Read more
Nutrition

Murray Mount Picnic Ideas

Everyone loves a picnic on a nice summer day and what’s not to like?! You can enjoy the beautiful weather while relaxing with your family and friends or even just spend some alone time. Going on a picnic does not mean that you need to eat unhealthily; there are a lot of options available, all […]

Read more
Coaching | Exercises | Training | workouts

Wimbledon Inspired Summer Camp Ideas

Around this time of the year avid sports fans may feel starved of entertainment due to the high amount of sport seasons that finish around the summer time. However, Wimbledon is here every year to keep us entertained for its 2 week duration. When it comes to tennis, this is a sport that can keep […]

Read more
Exercises | Nutrition | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Abs are made in the kitchen. Or are they?

This week’s post has been dedicated to exploring a phrase I hear and see frequently used across different forms of media: Abs are made in the kitchen. The big question is, well, are they? The answer is yes. Yes, they absolutely are! Now, we all know the struggles of eating healthy whilst maintaining an active […]

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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
3 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 you're one to like being ahead of the curve, check the latest fitness kit innovations: healthclubmanagement.co.uk/health-club-ma…

2 hours ago
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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
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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company News | CSR

motive8 sponsors the National Housing Awards

motive8 has been announced as official sponsor of the ‘Best Scheme in Planning’ category at this year’s National Housing Awards. Returning for the 11th year, the awards celebrate excellence in home ownership and are open to all low-cost home ownership schemes UK wide. Our decision to sponsor the awards was driven by the growing number of projects we […]

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company News | CSR

St George Rugby 7’s Charity event (SPEAR)

On Friday 2nd June, motive8 took part in a Rugby 7’s Charity event, hosted by developer St George on behalf of homelessness charity SPEAR. The team was as follows; Grant Charles(c) Shawn Mullix Adam Field Jemal Edwards Anna Stishova (the only girl – very brave!) Filip Zindovic Ryan Scott Federico Mangione motive8 topped their group […]

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company News | Equipment | Gym Design

New development leisure facilities Q&A: Nick Sadler, motive8

Many new homes developments today – especially apartment blocks in towns and cities – offer their residents state-of-the-art leisure facilities, a relatively recent idea in the UK. Nick Sadler, founder of one of the pioneering providers of this type of facility, motive8, spoke exclusively to Whathouse.com about what his company does and some of the […]

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company News | CSR

motive8 Supports Danetree’s Bizschool Initiative

Last week, pupils from Danetree Primary School in West Ewell, Surrey, began their BizSchool journey. Covering business, economics, finance and much more, the 15 hour programme offers the nine and ten years olds a fun and interactive way of learning how to start up an innovative and profitable company. This year’s course is sponsored by […]

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Equipment | Gym Design | wellbeing

LSL Tenant Survey puts Onsite Gyms at the Top of Tenants’ Wish Lists

motive8 has always been a strong advocate of living a healthy lifestyle; from our early days as a personal training business to our current position as market leaders in the design and installation of bespoke health and fitness facilities. Yet whilst it’s easy to tell people to ‘be healthy’ and ‘join a gym’, we’ve always […]

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Corporate Wellbeing | wellbeing

motive8’s top tips for a happy & healthy workplace

As highlighted in our recent blog, the subject of mental wellbeing has been particularly prominent in the media over recent weeks. Alongside Mental Health Awareness Week, the topic’s relevance has been accentuated by the London Marathon and both Prince Harry and Lady Gaga highlighting the issues they have personally faced over the years. As a company focused on health […]

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Summer Camp
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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
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Countdown to Autumn Term Club Booking

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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3 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 you're one to like being ahead of the curve, check the latest fitness kit innovations: healthclubmanagement.co.uk/health-club-ma…

2 hours ago
Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Stretching for Beginners

It can be seen as the boring part of a workout. The obligatory stretching that a lot of athletes or fitness fanatics choose to ignore despite knowing that neglecting this section of their workout could cause them serious injury in the future and hinder their training! So here’s a few simple stretches to help reduce […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

The ultimate coolness sip!

This drink is full of freshness thanks to the cooling effect of the herbal natural oils. The ingredients are not only great for keeping cool, they are good for your tummy too! (Serves 2-4): Ingredients A mixer capable of breaking ice cubes (I use Nutri-Bullet by dividing the ingredients into the single portion requirements); A […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
wellbeing

Scientifically proven ways to stay cool in the heat

Cover up Wearing loose, light coloured clothes that cover the body (long sleeves, long skirt/trousers) will protect you from the direct heat of the sun, while allowing your skin to breath. Specially designed sports fabrics, cotton, linen, rayon, viscose and silk will do the job. Choose skincare with cooling effects Creams, lotions and toners containing Aloe […]

Read more
Nutrition

Healthy Fruit Pops For Kids

Keep the kids (and adults) cool this summer with this simple idea for creating healthy fruit ice pops. A great way to get the kids daily fruit intake up in a way that makes them think of it as a sweet treat. The recipe is very simple… 1. Cut up some fruits of your choice […]

Read more
Nutrition

Healthy Drinks Abroad

So there are many drinks you can have on holiday and a lot that are tempting and you are more than likely to give them a try because you are away. Why not get the same pleasure by having those same drinks with a healthy twist to it. Drink 1 (Smoothie): Blueberries, Celery, Banana and […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | workouts

Partner Workout in the Park

It can be very inspiring to workout with your partner as we say that ‘partners who sweat together stay together’.I would recommend partner workouts to anyone who likes working in a team or needs motivation to keep fit. I am a big fan of group exercises and I enjoy attending and running them too as […]

Read more
Coaching | wellbeing

Importance of Exercise for Children

We’ve all heard on the news about how everyone needs to do more exercise, how bad living a sedentary lifestyle is for us, and how the UK is steadily becoming the fattest in Europe¹. But what effect does this have on our children? And is exercise really important for our future generation? In a word; […]

Read more
Nutrition | wellbeing

Staying Hydrated In The Heat

It’s always important to stay hydrated but especially in the summer months when you may be losing extra water through sweating, whether it be working out or just walking out and about. The average person should drink between 2 and 3 litres of water every day. This shouldn’t be in one go of course but spread out […]

Read more
Nutrition

Recipe – Raita

Raita acts as a side dish in traditional Indian cuisine but it also makes a very refreshing snack in hot weather. Try this very simple and quick recipe as a healthy alternative to traditional snacks. Ingredients A medium bowl of Greek Yoghurt A tablespoon of milk A dash of chill powder A dash of salt […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | workouts

Don’t Just Watch It… Get Out There And Play It! The Health Benefits of Tennis!

This time of year is a great time to play tennis, as it gets you and family/friends out enjoying yourself at the same time as keeping fit and working on areas of your body without thinking too much about it. Tennis is one of the popular sports in Britain, especially around summer with Wimbledon on […]

Read more
Nutrition

Murray Mount Picnic Ideas

Everyone loves a picnic on a nice summer day and what’s not to like?! You can enjoy the beautiful weather while relaxing with your family and friends or even just spend some alone time. Going on a picnic does not mean that you need to eat unhealthily; there are a lot of options available, all […]

Read more
Coaching | Exercises | Training | workouts

Wimbledon Inspired Summer Camp Ideas

Around this time of the year avid sports fans may feel starved of entertainment due to the high amount of sport seasons that finish around the summer time. However, Wimbledon is here every year to keep us entertained for its 2 week duration. When it comes to tennis, this is a sport that can keep […]

Read more
Exercises | Nutrition | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Abs are made in the kitchen. Or are they?

This week’s post has been dedicated to exploring a phrase I hear and see frequently used across different forms of media: Abs are made in the kitchen. The big question is, well, are they? The answer is yes. Yes, they absolutely are! Now, we all know the struggles of eating healthy whilst maintaining an active […]

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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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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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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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Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Stretching for Beginners

It can be seen as the boring part of a workout. The obligatory stretching that a lot of athletes or fitness fanatics choose to ignore despite knowing that neglecting this section of their workout could cause them serious injury in the future and hinder their training! So here’s a few simple stretches to help reduce […]

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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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Nutrition | wellbeing

The ultimate coolness sip!

This drink is full of freshness thanks to the cooling effect of the herbal natural oils. The ingredients are not only great for keeping cool, they are good for your tummy too! (Serves 2-4): Ingredients A mixer capable of breaking ice cubes (I use Nutri-Bullet by dividing the ingredients into the single portion requirements); A […]

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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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wellbeing

Scientifically proven ways to stay cool in the heat

Cover up Wearing loose, light coloured clothes that cover the body (long sleeves, long skirt/trousers) will protect you from the direct heat of the sun, while allowing your skin to breath. Specially designed sports fabrics, cotton, linen, rayon, viscose and silk will do the job. Choose skincare with cooling effects Creams, lotions and toners containing Aloe […]

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Nutrition

Healthy Fruit Pops For Kids

Keep the kids (and adults) cool this summer with this simple idea for creating healthy fruit ice pops. A great way to get the kids daily fruit intake up in a way that makes them think of it as a sweet treat. The recipe is very simple… 1. Cut up some fruits of your choice […]

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Nutrition

Healthy Drinks Abroad

So there are many drinks you can have on holiday and a lot that are tempting and you are more than likely to give them a try because you are away. Why not get the same pleasure by having those same drinks with a healthy twist to it. Drink 1 (Smoothie): Blueberries, Celery, Banana and […]

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Exercises | Training | workouts

Partner Workout in the Park

It can be very inspiring to workout with your partner as we say that ‘partners who sweat together stay together’.I would recommend partner workouts to anyone who likes working in a team or needs motivation to keep fit. I am a big fan of group exercises and I enjoy attending and running them too as […]

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Coaching | wellbeing

Importance of Exercise for Children

We’ve all heard on the news about how everyone needs to do more exercise, how bad living a sedentary lifestyle is for us, and how the UK is steadily becoming the fattest in Europe¹. But what effect does this have on our children? And is exercise really important for our future generation? In a word; […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Staying Hydrated In The Heat

It’s always important to stay hydrated but especially in the summer months when you may be losing extra water through sweating, whether it be working out or just walking out and about. The average person should drink between 2 and 3 litres of water every day. This shouldn’t be in one go of course but spread out […]

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Nutrition

Recipe – Raita

Raita acts as a side dish in traditional Indian cuisine but it also makes a very refreshing snack in hot weather. Try this very simple and quick recipe as a healthy alternative to traditional snacks. Ingredients A medium bowl of Greek Yoghurt A tablespoon of milk A dash of chill powder A dash of salt […]

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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 | Training | workouts

Don’t Just Watch It… Get Out There And Play It! The Health Benefits of Tennis!

This time of year is a great time to play tennis, as it gets you and family/friends out enjoying yourself at the same time as keeping fit and working on areas of your body without thinking too much about it. Tennis is one of the popular sports in Britain, especially around summer with Wimbledon on […]

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Nutrition

Murray Mount Picnic Ideas

Everyone loves a picnic on a nice summer day and what’s not to like?! You can enjoy the beautiful weather while relaxing with your family and friends or even just spend some alone time. Going on a picnic does not mean that you need to eat unhealthily; there are a lot of options available, all […]

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Coaching | Exercises | Training | workouts

Wimbledon Inspired Summer Camp Ideas

Around this time of the year avid sports fans may feel starved of entertainment due to the high amount of sport seasons that finish around the summer time. However, Wimbledon is here every year to keep us entertained for its 2 week duration. When it comes to tennis, this is a sport that can keep […]

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