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OUT OF THE COMFORT ZONE…..

As most people who know me will know, I am a keen runner. I tend to stick mainly to road running, with the occasional run around the local woods or along the canal to break up the monotony of road running. However I like road running because it is safe underfoot which means I can concentrate […]

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How did you get into that for a job?

There are some pretty bizarre jobs out there and its quite weird to think about how people end up in these professions. Chocolate Taster for Cadburys; working in an Elastic band factory; Porn Star! And whilst I’m not flaunting my body for a living, I am in a job that I never imagined I’d end up […]

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motive8 Twitter Competition – WIN a pair of ON running trainers!

This month motive8 is running a fantastic competition to win a pair of On running shoes. https://m8group.co.uk/twitter-competition/ Natural Running There has been a lot of noise in recent months around the movement to natural running styles and shoes that support this type of running. The idea is that your shoes provide the basic protective support needed […]

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The Paleo Diet – Better than healthy eating!

There is an almost perfect race of human beings slimmer, stronger and faster than us. What’s more, cancer, diabetes, strokes, hypertension, depression and heart disease are absolute rarities to them. However they are long gone in general, and now the average human is overweight, depressed and likely to develop a serious medical complication in their […]

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Role as a Sports Coach

As a coach, your main aim is to develop the children’s core/FUNdamental skills (catching, throwing and hitting). When coaching the skills, it is important to deliver accurately but most of all make them FUN. It is important for the coach to be professional in front of the children, as if they see a coach who […]

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Make your 3-year-old walk, says minister

Three-year-olds should be made to walk on short trips out rather than being strapped into buggies, the public health minister has urged. Nationally almost one in five 10 and 11-year-olds are obese, and the problem frequently starts before school age. Politicians said parents should take responsibility for their children’s weight and fitness, with Anne Milton, […]

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A COMMUNITY FEEL

Motive8 north has now been open for just over 3 months, and the vibe we are creating at the studio is great. The classes are growing in numbers each week and our personal training service is also expanding with more new clients coming on board. When we created the studio we wanted to create an […]

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No More Mr Nice Guy!

Something happened today that finally made me snap. Despite generally being renowned as quite feisty, I do try my hardest to be generous and helpful where possible but, just recently, I’ve experienced several people “taking the mick” and I’m less than impressed. So, examples I hear you ask. The man who owns the apartment above […]

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“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?”

Most of us around the world have heard, used or come into contact with the leading technology that has been at the forefront of the marketplace today – in Apple. Last week Steve Jobs, the former CEO and co-founder of Apple, passed away aged just 56. Aged 56 just shows how short life is; Steve Jobs […]

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Witch Doctors & Child Sacrifice

I was pretty shocked when I saw the first news piece on the rise of child sacrifice recently. I thought to myself, is this for real? I don’t know too much about the practice of Witch Doctors, but this news was a real eye-opener. I couldn’t believe that this is happening in 2011. I guess, […]

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The Common Cold

Wikipedia definition: The common cold (also known as nasopharyngitis, acute viral rhinopharyngitis, acute coryza, or a cold) is a viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory system. Common symptoms include a cough, sore throat, runny nose, and fever. There is no cure for the common cold, but symptoms usually resolve in 7 to 10 days, […]

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