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Training

Active Holidays – madness or motivation?

I seem to have abandoned relaxing beach holidays over the last few years and instead spend my time off participating in some sort of challenge, active pursuit or fitness camp. It sounds crazy as surely holidays are for rest, but it does actually re-energise me and I come back feeling fit and revitilised rather than […]

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Training

Our Parks & Our River

I’ve been living in the suburbs of South-West London for many years and working at motive8, based in Hampton Hill, for over 4 years. What a great place to be located, we are spoilt with numerous parks and miles of towpath on our doorstep that are all so easily accessible. Sometimes when I am driving […]

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Training

Destined to Fail

On my regular trips round to gyms and other fitness sites, I often end up having a similar conversation with lots of regular gym users. This normally goes along the lines of either, I am exercising regularly and/or eating well but I don’t seem to be losing weight or particularly changing shape. I generally always […]

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Marketing | Training

Interval training V’s long runs

Many people have a love-hate relationship with running and use it as their main form of exercise to keep fit which I understand, as it’s such an easy and cheap activity to fit into daily life. People fall into the mind-set that the benefits of running come from going for a long time. Whilst building […]

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Marketing

When do children stop moving?

I was walking along the road with my goddaughter the other day and she was always 10 steps in front of me, moving along with a combination of running and skipping. I admired her boundless energy and wondered when it was that I had stopped skipping along and converted to barely picking up my feet […]

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Coaching

The Red Man…

Our very own motive8 mascot, Mackenzie, is the red man! As one of the characters from our motive8 schools logo, he was introduced into a few of our schools in promotional assemblies and the children loved him! Not only did he show them a few cheerleading moves, but also took part in a game or […]

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Coaching

motive8 Holiday Camps – A home from home

The first motive8 holiday camp for 2011 kicked of with great success; we brought in record numbers and, with it being a relatively new area of provision for the motive8 schools department, I feel extremely happy with how it went. We delivered a camp split into two halves: Gymnastics, Cheerleading and Streetdance and Multi-Sports focusing […]

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