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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

The coaching department have some exciting news coming soon... Keep you eyes peeled! 🎄 pic.twitter.com/MG4MpZQuEo

2 hours ago
Gym Design

Generating Revenue from a Hotel Gym & Spa

In the past, hotel gymnasiums were small, poorly equipped and under used. Nowadays a gym and spa forms an integral part of the overall hotel experience. A recent survey by hotels.com discovered that 44% of travellers would not sacrifice a gym for a cheaper hotel room whilst a TripAdvisor survey found that 52% of travellers […]

Read more
wellbeing | workouts

Why exercise will help your concentration at work

When working, one of the most difficult things to do is stay focused, as you may be affected by many distractions or you may just suffer from a lack of interest. One way to reduce a lack of concentration is through exercise as this increases brain health which contributes to improved concentration. Exercising regularly at […]

Read more
company News

Company News: motive8 becomes ARMA partner

Last month motive8 became a partner of the Association of Residential Managing Agents, or ARMA, an association that provides advice and guidance to its members on all things to do with residential management, from legal to accounts. Work that ARMA does includes: Set high standards in residential block management Requires its members to meet those […]

Read more
wellbeing

5 Tips on Achieving Work/life Balance

Achieving the perfect work/life balance is important not only for the health and wellbeing of yourself, but for all members of your family and, consequently, society. Here are some recommendations to keep work from taking over your life. 1. Evaluate options for living closer to your workplace. Analyse transportation times, costs, opportunity costs and, when […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Training for a half marathon

As one of the UK’s biggest running events, the Great North Run last weekend was yet another huge success, with 57,000 runners taking park and Mo Farah winning his record fourth consecutive race. If you’re feeling inspired to have a go, before thinking about running a half marathon like the Great North Run, a good […]

Read more
Coaching

Why active children’s parties are a great idea

Every year parents face the same problem… Children’s parties and what to do for them. As the kids get older it can be difficult to think of ideas of what to do for their parties; they’ve grown out of playing in the garden, they’ve got more friends than before and they’re just ‘too cool’ for […]

Read more
Nutrition | Training | wellbeing

How to stay healthy at university

Let’s face it, being a student comes with the stereotype of being unhealthy and broke, but that’s just because people seem to think all students spend money on alcohol, take aways and microwaveable meals. If that is the case for you, let’s ditch the bad habits and jump on the healthy bandwagon this school year. […]

Read more
Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

The Importance of Core Training

Core exercises should be an essential part of your daily workout routine. Neglecting basic core strength training can lead to poor posture and make everyday tasks in life that little bit harder. A couple of examples of this could be carrying a shopping bag or perhaps your child or grandchild; without basic core strength these […]

Read more
company News | CSR | Gym Design

motive8 Sponsors Best Scheme in Planning at the National Housing Awards

Thursday 7th September saw the return of the annual National Housing Awards at the Lancaster London hotel. With 11 award categories and one overall winner, the awards recognise the success of housebuilders and developers operating in the affordable housing sector. This year motive8 sponsored the Best Scheme in Planning award. As part of our sponsorhip, […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Reasons to Join A Sports Club

Joining a sports club can have various benefits for an individual’s physical and mental health. Sports clubs not only provide a space and a time where you can be physically active, but also allow you to interact with others. Whether you decide to join football, kickboxing or even ultimate Frisbee, you will surely reap the […]

Read more
Gym & Spa News | Gym Design | Home Gyms | Training | workouts

Mat Work in the Home Gym

In any gym, whether it’s at work, your local kickboxing haunt or your home gym, it is essential to have a decent amount of floor space. A square area that is at least as long as you, when lying on the ground with your arms above your head, is ideal. Home gym mat work, with […]

Read more
Nutrition

Chicken Cordon Bleu Burger

When you think of a burger you normally consider it a treat and an unhealthy one at that. But this is not true in all cases. There are many different ways to create a healthy burger which means that you may be able to treat yourself more often! One of these burgers is the chicken […]

Read more
Nutrition

Healthier Flapjacks for all the family’s lunchboxes

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to that sweet snack, here’s our version of healthier flapjacks packed full of fruit and nuts without the added sugar and butter. Make these at the weekend to include in everybody’s lunchboxes. The oats will provide slow release energy to fuel a busy day and the fruit is […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | workouts

Weekend Warriors – Making the most of the weekend

For those of you lucky enough to enjoy weekends off work, they are the perfect opportunity to get some exercise in a fun and different way. During the summer months, make the most of the (hopefully) improved weather. Head outside! Whether it is as simple as taking the kids down the park with a ball, […]

Read more
Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Change It Up – Outdoor Gym Circuit

Summer is about to end, which means that whilst we still have beautiful, warmer mornings and fairly nice evenings to go outside and exercise, such as parks and fields, we should look to advantage of what the great outdoor space has to offer. We have 2 simple options – either we take our own fitness […]

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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

The coaching department have some exciting news coming soon... Keep you eyes peeled! 🎄 pic.twitter.com/MG4MpZQuEo

2 hours ago
wellbeing | workouts

Why exercise will help your concentration at work

When working, one of the most difficult things to do is stay focused, as you may be affected by many distractions or you may just suffer from a lack of interest. One way to reduce a lack of concentration is through exercise as this increases brain health which contributes to improved concentration. Exercising regularly at […]

Read more
company News

Company News: motive8 becomes ARMA partner

Last month motive8 became a partner of the Association of Residential Managing Agents, or ARMA, an association that provides advice and guidance to its members on all things to do with residential management, from legal to accounts. Work that ARMA does includes: Set high standards in residential block management Requires its members to meet those […]

Read more
wellbeing

5 Tips on Achieving Work/life Balance

Achieving the perfect work/life balance is important not only for the health and wellbeing of yourself, but for all members of your family and, consequently, society. Here are some recommendations to keep work from taking over your life. 1. Evaluate options for living closer to your workplace. Analyse transportation times, costs, opportunity costs and, when […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Training for a half marathon

As one of the UK’s biggest running events, the Great North Run last weekend was yet another huge success, with 57,000 runners taking park and Mo Farah winning his record fourth consecutive race. If you’re feeling inspired to have a go, before thinking about running a half marathon like the Great North Run, a good […]

Read more
Nutrition | Training | wellbeing

How to stay healthy at university

Let’s face it, being a student comes with the stereotype of being unhealthy and broke, but that’s just because people seem to think all students spend money on alcohol, take aways and microwaveable meals. If that is the case for you, let’s ditch the bad habits and jump on the healthy bandwagon this school year. […]

Read more
Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

The Importance of Core Training

Core exercises should be an essential part of your daily workout routine. Neglecting basic core strength training can lead to poor posture and make everyday tasks in life that little bit harder. A couple of examples of this could be carrying a shopping bag or perhaps your child or grandchild; without basic core strength these […]

Read more
company News | CSR | Gym Design

motive8 Sponsors Best Scheme in Planning at the National Housing Awards

Thursday 7th September saw the return of the annual National Housing Awards at the Lancaster London hotel. With 11 award categories and one overall winner, the awards recognise the success of housebuilders and developers operating in the affordable housing sector. This year motive8 sponsored the Best Scheme in Planning award. As part of our sponsorhip, […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Reasons to Join A Sports Club

Joining a sports club can have various benefits for an individual’s physical and mental health. Sports clubs not only provide a space and a time where you can be physically active, but also allow you to interact with others. Whether you decide to join football, kickboxing or even ultimate Frisbee, you will surely reap the […]

Read more
Gym & Spa News | Gym Design | Home Gyms | Training | workouts

Mat Work in the Home Gym

In any gym, whether it’s at work, your local kickboxing haunt or your home gym, it is essential to have a decent amount of floor space. A square area that is at least as long as you, when lying on the ground with your arms above your head, is ideal. Home gym mat work, with […]

Read more
Nutrition

Chicken Cordon Bleu Burger

When you think of a burger you normally consider it a treat and an unhealthy one at that. But this is not true in all cases. There are many different ways to create a healthy burger which means that you may be able to treat yourself more often! One of these burgers is the chicken […]

Read more
Nutrition

Healthier Flapjacks for all the family’s lunchboxes

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to that sweet snack, here’s our version of healthier flapjacks packed full of fruit and nuts without the added sugar and butter. Make these at the weekend to include in everybody’s lunchboxes. The oats will provide slow release energy to fuel a busy day and the fruit is […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | workouts

Weekend Warriors – Making the most of the weekend

For those of you lucky enough to enjoy weekends off work, they are the perfect opportunity to get some exercise in a fun and different way. During the summer months, make the most of the (hopefully) improved weather. Head outside! Whether it is as simple as taking the kids down the park with a ball, […]

Read more
Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Change It Up – Outdoor Gym Circuit

Summer is about to end, which means that whilst we still have beautiful, warmer mornings and fairly nice evenings to go outside and exercise, such as parks and fields, we should look to advantage of what the great outdoor space has to offer. We have 2 simple options – either we take our own fitness […]

Read more
Exercises | wellbeing

Improving spinal posture at work

The spine, also known as the vertebral column, is typically called a column because it acts as a pillar for the whole body. It offers strength and stability for the whole body, allows movement to occur, as well as allowing different movements such as flexion, extension and rotation. For this reason it is very important […]

Read more
Coaching | wellbeing

Why breakfast clubs are the ideal start to your child’s day

When rushing around in the morning, trying to get yourself and your kids ready can be struggle and sometimes breakfast gets put on a back burner. That’s why breakfast clubs were started to allow families with schedules that don’t fit with school timetables the chance to stay healthy and start their day right. Before school […]

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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

The coaching department have some exciting news coming soon... Keep you eyes peeled! 🎄 pic.twitter.com/MG4MpZQuEo

2 hours ago
Gym Design

Generating Revenue from a Hotel Gym & Spa

In the past, hotel gymnasiums were small, poorly equipped and under used. Nowadays a gym and spa forms an integral part of the overall hotel experience. A recent survey by hotels.com discovered that 44% of travellers would not sacrifice a gym for a cheaper hotel room whilst a TripAdvisor survey found that 52% of travellers […]

Read more
company News

Company News: motive8 becomes ARMA partner

Last month motive8 became a partner of the Association of Residential Managing Agents, or ARMA, an association that provides advice and guidance to its members on all things to do with residential management, from legal to accounts. Work that ARMA does includes: Set high standards in residential block management Requires its members to meet those […]

Read more
Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

The Importance of Core Training

Core exercises should be an essential part of your daily workout routine. Neglecting basic core strength training can lead to poor posture and make everyday tasks in life that little bit harder. A couple of examples of this could be carrying a shopping bag or perhaps your child or grandchild; without basic core strength these […]

Read more
company News | CSR | Gym Design

motive8 Sponsors Best Scheme in Planning at the National Housing Awards

Thursday 7th September saw the return of the annual National Housing Awards at the Lancaster London hotel. With 11 award categories and one overall winner, the awards recognise the success of housebuilders and developers operating in the affordable housing sector. This year motive8 sponsored the Best Scheme in Planning award. As part of our sponsorhip, […]

Read more
Gym & Spa News | Gym Design | Home Gyms | Training | workouts

Mat Work in the Home Gym

In any gym, whether it’s at work, your local kickboxing haunt or your home gym, it is essential to have a decent amount of floor space. A square area that is at least as long as you, when lying on the ground with your arms above your head, is ideal. Home gym mat work, with […]

Read more
Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Change It Up – Outdoor Gym Circuit

Summer is about to end, which means that whilst we still have beautiful, warmer mornings and fairly nice evenings to go outside and exercise, such as parks and fields, we should look to advantage of what the great outdoor space has to offer. We have 2 simple options – either we take our own fitness […]

Read more
Equipment | Exercises | Training | workouts

Resistance Bands- What, Why and How

In this blog we’re going to cover the benefits and uses of resistance bands. Hopefully by the end you will be ready and willing to give it a go as part of your workout routine. What are resistance bands? Resistance bands, or physio bands, are either flat or tubular and can come with or without […]

Read more
Gym Design | Home Gyms

How a Private Gym Can Prepare You for the UK’s Quirkier Sports

Whether it’s the Tough Mudder Challenge or bog snorkelling, us Brits love a quirky challenge. Believe it or not, training is still essential, so why not do it from the comfort of a home gym? motive8, one of the UK’s leading home gym supply companies, has compiled this comprehensive list of tips to help you […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

The coaching department have some exciting news coming soon... Keep you eyes peeled! 🎄 pic.twitter.com/MG4MpZQuEo

2 hours ago
wellbeing | workouts

Why exercise will help your concentration at work

When working, one of the most difficult things to do is stay focused, as you may be affected by many distractions or you may just suffer from a lack of interest. One way to reduce a lack of concentration is through exercise as this increases brain health which contributes to improved concentration. Exercising regularly at […]

Read more
wellbeing

5 Tips on Achieving Work/life Balance

Achieving the perfect work/life balance is important not only for the health and wellbeing of yourself, but for all members of your family and, consequently, society. Here are some recommendations to keep work from taking over your life. 1. Evaluate options for living closer to your workplace. Analyse transportation times, costs, opportunity costs and, when […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Training for a half marathon

As one of the UK’s biggest running events, the Great North Run last weekend was yet another huge success, with 57,000 runners taking park and Mo Farah winning his record fourth consecutive race. If you’re feeling inspired to have a go, before thinking about running a half marathon like the Great North Run, a good […]

Read more
Coaching

Why active children’s parties are a great idea

Every year parents face the same problem… Children’s parties and what to do for them. As the kids get older it can be difficult to think of ideas of what to do for their parties; they’ve grown out of playing in the garden, they’ve got more friends than before and they’re just ‘too cool’ for […]

Read more
Nutrition | Training | wellbeing

How to stay healthy at university

Let’s face it, being a student comes with the stereotype of being unhealthy and broke, but that’s just because people seem to think all students spend money on alcohol, take aways and microwaveable meals. If that is the case for you, let’s ditch the bad habits and jump on the healthy bandwagon this school year. […]

Read more
Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

The Importance of Core Training

Core exercises should be an essential part of your daily workout routine. Neglecting basic core strength training can lead to poor posture and make everyday tasks in life that little bit harder. A couple of examples of this could be carrying a shopping bag or perhaps your child or grandchild; without basic core strength these […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Reasons to Join A Sports Club

Joining a sports club can have various benefits for an individual’s physical and mental health. Sports clubs not only provide a space and a time where you can be physically active, but also allow you to interact with others. Whether you decide to join football, kickboxing or even ultimate Frisbee, you will surely reap the […]

Read more
Gym & Spa News | Gym Design | Home Gyms | Training | workouts

Mat Work in the Home Gym

In any gym, whether it’s at work, your local kickboxing haunt or your home gym, it is essential to have a decent amount of floor space. A square area that is at least as long as you, when lying on the ground with your arms above your head, is ideal. Home gym mat work, with […]

Read more
Nutrition

Chicken Cordon Bleu Burger

When you think of a burger you normally consider it a treat and an unhealthy one at that. But this is not true in all cases. There are many different ways to create a healthy burger which means that you may be able to treat yourself more often! One of these burgers is the chicken […]

Read more
Nutrition

Healthier Flapjacks for all the family’s lunchboxes

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to that sweet snack, here’s our version of healthier flapjacks packed full of fruit and nuts without the added sugar and butter. Make these at the weekend to include in everybody’s lunchboxes. The oats will provide slow release energy to fuel a busy day and the fruit is […]

Read more
Exercises | Training | workouts

Weekend Warriors – Making the most of the weekend

For those of you lucky enough to enjoy weekends off work, they are the perfect opportunity to get some exercise in a fun and different way. During the summer months, make the most of the (hopefully) improved weather. Head outside! Whether it is as simple as taking the kids down the park with a ball, […]

Read more
Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Change It Up – Outdoor Gym Circuit

Summer is about to end, which means that whilst we still have beautiful, warmer mornings and fairly nice evenings to go outside and exercise, such as parks and fields, we should look to advantage of what the great outdoor space has to offer. We have 2 simple options – either we take our own fitness […]

Read more
Exercises | wellbeing

Improving spinal posture at work

The spine, also known as the vertebral column, is typically called a column because it acts as a pillar for the whole body. It offers strength and stability for the whole body, allows movement to occur, as well as allowing different movements such as flexion, extension and rotation. For this reason it is very important […]

Read more
Coaching | wellbeing

Why breakfast clubs are the ideal start to your child’s day

When rushing around in the morning, trying to get yourself and your kids ready can be struggle and sometimes breakfast gets put on a back burner. That’s why breakfast clubs were started to allow families with schedules that don’t fit with school timetables the chance to stay healthy and start their day right. Before school […]

Read more
Equipment | Exercises | Training | workouts

Resistance Bands- What, Why and How

In this blog we’re going to cover the benefits and uses of resistance bands. Hopefully by the end you will be ready and willing to give it a go as part of your workout routine. What are resistance bands? Resistance bands, or physio bands, are either flat or tubular and can come with or without […]

Read more
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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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Gym Design

Generating Revenue from a Hotel Gym & Spa

In the past, hotel gymnasiums were small, poorly equipped and under used. Nowadays a gym and spa forms an integral part of the overall hotel experience. A recent survey by hotels.com discovered that 44% of travellers would not sacrifice a gym for a cheaper hotel room whilst a TripAdvisor survey found that 52% of travellers […]

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wellbeing | workouts

Why exercise will help your concentration at work

When working, one of the most difficult things to do is stay focused, as you may be affected by many distractions or you may just suffer from a lack of interest. One way to reduce a lack of concentration is through exercise as this increases brain health which contributes to improved concentration. Exercising regularly at […]

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company News

Company News: motive8 becomes ARMA partner

Last month motive8 became a partner of the Association of Residential Managing Agents, or ARMA, an association that provides advice and guidance to its members on all things to do with residential management, from legal to accounts. Work that ARMA does includes: Set high standards in residential block management Requires its members to meet those […]

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wellbeing

5 Tips on Achieving Work/life Balance

Achieving the perfect work/life balance is important not only for the health and wellbeing of yourself, but for all members of your family and, consequently, society. Here are some recommendations to keep work from taking over your life. 1. Evaluate options for living closer to your workplace. Analyse transportation times, costs, opportunity costs and, when […]

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Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Training for a half marathon

As one of the UK’s biggest running events, the Great North Run last weekend was yet another huge success, with 57,000 runners taking park and Mo Farah winning his record fourth consecutive race. If you’re feeling inspired to have a go, before thinking about running a half marathon like the Great North Run, a good […]

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Coaching

Why active children’s parties are a great idea

Every year parents face the same problem… Children’s parties and what to do for them. As the kids get older it can be difficult to think of ideas of what to do for their parties; they’ve grown out of playing in the garden, they’ve got more friends than before and they’re just ‘too cool’ for […]

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Nutrition | Training | wellbeing

How to stay healthy at university

Let’s face it, being a student comes with the stereotype of being unhealthy and broke, but that’s just because people seem to think all students spend money on alcohol, take aways and microwaveable meals. If that is the case for you, let’s ditch the bad habits and jump on the healthy bandwagon this school year. […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

The Importance of Core Training

Core exercises should be an essential part of your daily workout routine. Neglecting basic core strength training can lead to poor posture and make everyday tasks in life that little bit harder. A couple of examples of this could be carrying a shopping bag or perhaps your child or grandchild; without basic core strength these […]

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company News | CSR | Gym Design

motive8 Sponsors Best Scheme in Planning at the National Housing Awards

Thursday 7th September saw the return of the annual National Housing Awards at the Lancaster London hotel. With 11 award categories and one overall winner, the awards recognise the success of housebuilders and developers operating in the affordable housing sector. This year motive8 sponsored the Best Scheme in Planning award. As part of our sponsorhip, […]

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Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Reasons to Join A Sports Club

Joining a sports club can have various benefits for an individual’s physical and mental health. Sports clubs not only provide a space and a time where you can be physically active, but also allow you to interact with others. Whether you decide to join football, kickboxing or even ultimate Frisbee, you will surely reap the […]

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Gym & Spa News | Gym Design | Home Gyms | Training | workouts

Mat Work in the Home Gym

In any gym, whether it’s at work, your local kickboxing haunt or your home gym, it is essential to have a decent amount of floor space. A square area that is at least as long as you, when lying on the ground with your arms above your head, is ideal. Home gym mat work, with […]

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Nutrition

Chicken Cordon Bleu Burger

When you think of a burger you normally consider it a treat and an unhealthy one at that. But this is not true in all cases. There are many different ways to create a healthy burger which means that you may be able to treat yourself more often! One of these burgers is the chicken […]

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Nutrition

Healthier Flapjacks for all the family’s lunchboxes

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to that sweet snack, here’s our version of healthier flapjacks packed full of fruit and nuts without the added sugar and butter. Make these at the weekend to include in everybody’s lunchboxes. The oats will provide slow release energy to fuel a busy day and the fruit is […]

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Exercises | Training | workouts

Weekend Warriors – Making the most of the weekend

For those of you lucky enough to enjoy weekends off work, they are the perfect opportunity to get some exercise in a fun and different way. During the summer months, make the most of the (hopefully) improved weather. Head outside! Whether it is as simple as taking the kids down the park with a ball, […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Change It Up – Outdoor Gym Circuit

Summer is about to end, which means that whilst we still have beautiful, warmer mornings and fairly nice evenings to go outside and exercise, such as parks and fields, we should look to advantage of what the great outdoor space has to offer. We have 2 simple options – either we take our own fitness […]

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