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On Cloudsurfer Review – Chris Baird of motive8 North

Once I opened the box and initially saw the ON Cloudsurfer running trainers, I thought I would be running on a set of springs. The cloud technology I found looked very daunting for the first time and I had flash backs of Nike shocks. I have always preferred a hard sole underfoot with good contact […]

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Gym Design | Marketing

Cyber Reliance

Its been a pretty manic week this week. Lots of gym design projects coming to fruition, preparation for the Triathlon Show 2012 at Sandown Park this weekend as well as the usual ‘end of month’ stuff to do such as the motive8 Monthly Bulletin and lots of new social media competitions and challenges to renew at the […]

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Training

Zumba Fitness!

The Zumba programme was actually the result of a “happy accident”. One day Beto forgot to take his music to class, so he grabbed what was in his car – a mix of Latin rhythms that he grew up listening to and loving. He improvised the entire class, and the Zumba Fitness was born! Since […]

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Marketing | Training

On Cloudsurfer Review – Jenny Cromack, motive8 Director

When I was first asked to trial the new On Running Cloudsurfer running shoes I was very excited! I am a keen runner and, although I have run various half marathons and marathons in the pas,t I am currently focusing on trying to improve my pace over 10k. I bought my first lightweight running shoes […]

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Marketing

Strange Food Concoctions!

To celebrate pancake day my friend and I had a dinner of just pancakes. A spinach and ricotta one to start, a cheese, ham and mushroom one for main course and then a sugar and lemon to finish – very nice! We then got on to the subject of strange food concoctions that we like […]

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Gym Design | Training

motive8 Fitness Equipment – Sneak Preview!

We’re very excited to give you a sneak preview of our very own gym equipment – full range coming soon! Watch this space!

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Coaching | Training

Overcoming Injury

Training and Injury So far training had been going very well for 2012; I worked up to being able to back squat 140kg for 5 reps quite easily. So I pushed on and moved to 145kg for 6reps which again was quite easy. In my last session I worked up to 145kg for 5 reps […]

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Training

Low GI meals

Hello Hope you are well. What a great week we have had; clients have been smashing goals, the sun is shining… sort of! and now you have some new amazing recipes. So this week I’ve collected a series of recipes that are extremely low on the glycemic index scales, essentially they have a smaller effect […]

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Coaching

Motive8 2012 Tournaments and Budget Cuts

Last year I read this bit of information which made me quite unhappy, and disappointed: ‘ A battle is raging at the heart of government over a decision by the education secretary, Michael Gove, to slash £162m of sports funding in English schools as the country prepares for the 2012 Olympics and bids for the […]

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Training

Weekly recipes….it’s tuna!

Hello Sorry its abit late this week. So I love fish but it can be very hard to prepare and cook especially if you’re a busy person. So this week I have found a series of recipes of the beloved fish, the tuna. Tuna is a great source of lean protein and is rich in […]

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Mixing It Up

Having accepted the fact that I now feel guilty if I don’t exercise, the next challenge is to keep myself interested and motivated. I have fallen into a very set exercise routine – Swim on Mondays, Run 5K Tuesdays, Spinning on Wednesdays, Thursday Rest, Friday Intervals, Weekend Rest. I’m the sort of person who needs routine when […]

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Training

Overcoming the barriers to training

I have been in pursuit of glory with my training and very slowly but surely I am making headway.  I am feeling stronger and faster in some aspects and have noticed a slight change in my body shape for the better.  Have a look at my updated program for the last few weeks.  Not massive […]

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