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Marketing | Training

Do I want to be fit or fast?

My last blog was about the UK being a fit or fat nation. It led me on to thinking about the pressure I put on myself to complete events (cycling and running) in a fast time, when actually the most important thing is participating and completing the event. Improving your personal best times is a […]

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Training

Healthy Burgers

Hello all Here I am again; that was a fast week. Recently there has been a lot of burger banter flying around the gym. Burgers aren’t necessarily the worst meal in the world when cooked well and served with things other than chips, they can be great nutritional meals packed with protein, vitamins and minerals. […]

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Training

Do you want it enough?

Exercise has become as natural to me as breathing. At the start of the week I look at my diary and find at least an hour every day where I can train my body. It became such an important part of my life that I decided I wanted to do it for a job, but […]

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Coaching | Training

Cale Edmunds – from Apprentice to Coach

On completion of my apprenticeship, I felt it was one of my highest life time achievements. From when I started in September 2010 until now, I’ve matured and gained the relevant experience for me to be the diverse and knowledgeable sports coach that I am today. motive8 have assisted me in so many ways, with a considerable […]

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Gym Design | Marketing | Training

The Apprentice Gets Classy!

Not sure if any of you saw The Apprentice on BBC1 on Wednesday night but this week’s task was to create a new style of fitness class and to pitch the concept to 3 large gym chains. I have to say the large majority of candidates on The Apprentice really get on my nerves!! Over confident, […]

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Marketing | Training

The UK – a fit or fat nation?

Over the last few years it has been publicised more and more that our nation is unfit and overweight. There are numerous programmes on TV about body image, obesity and even weight loss challenges that are like game shows. There’s no hiding from the fact that sedentary lifestyles and overeating of convenience food has led […]

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Marketing | Training

Creating Community around Health & Fitness

How can we get a successful Boot Camp running in Bushy Park near the motive8 Head office? Comments welcome! We work in an area that definitely still has a sense of community, yet we’ve found it tough to run a popular group fitness session with our neighbouring businesses. Some of the motive8 staff get together […]

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Gym Design | Training

How important it is to be healthly

Not a particularly happy post from me but one that brings home the importance of just how important your health is. My dad had a mild stroke last week – a harsh reminder that our parents aren’t the invincible superheros we like to think they are. Thankfully he came out of hospital a week later, with speech […]

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Gym Design | Marketing

5 Top Tips for Gym Design

We have a wealth of expertise in all areas of health & fitness at motive8, so I thought I’d ask our Managing Director and specialist in Gym Design, Nick Sadler, for his 5 top tips for designing the perfect home gym! 1) Space planning – if you plan a space properly, then you really can […]

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Healthy Dip recipes

Hello  I hope your enjoying this varying weather, it’s like a game deciding what to wear first thing in the morning. Okay small talk over down to business its been another amazing week here at Motive8 with motivation from clients at an all time high, with more and more hitting those goals. This week as […]

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