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Coaching | Gym Design | Marketing | Training

Olympic Fever!

After years in the making, it’s suddenly sprung upon us and everywhere I look I see the London 2012 logo and signs that the biggest sporting event on the calendar is nearly here! Both the road cycling events go through Hampton Court and right past the end of my road in Walton-on-Thames. When driving home […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Seasonal Meals

Summer Vegetable Tagliatelle (serves 4)   INGREDIENTS PREPARATION 450g mixed seasonal veg eg green beans, asparagus, peas, broccoli, broad beans 1 tbsp Olive Oil 400g Tagliatelle (can replace this with wholemeal pasta or noodles) 1 lemon 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard 3 tsps chopped chives   Prepare the vegetables accordingly i.e. slice and trim where necessary. […]

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Training

Gym Myths, Magazine Trash and Your ‘Mr Know It All’ Friend!

Unfortunately there are a lot of bogus articles released regarding fitness and losing weight, and these tend to be specifically aimed at women. The majority of these are solely to make money! Now, you don’t have to agree with what I’m saying and by all means question what I’m saying to prove what I am […]

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Training

Training Tired

Sometimes you end up working way too long or have a poor night’s sleep; this inevitably effects training the following morning. This can be detrimental to a workout as cortisol levels will be further elevated and testosterone levels lowered, this significantly reduces performance during the session. Now for some people, this cycle of training tired […]

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Marketing | Training

Motive8 North’s 1st Year!

I can hardly believe that motive8 North’s has been up and running for just over a year now – Happy Birthday to us! Such a lot as happened in that time and I have learned a huge amount too. When Nick first suggested we create motive8 North, I was excited but also a little nervous…..what […]

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Marketing | Training

Are Events Getting Greedy?

I participate in a fair few sports events and love the event atmosphere on race day. Each time I arrive at an event I get a warm feeling of positive energy from being surrounded by like-minded people, all of different abilities, shapes and sizes, putting themselves out there in the name of fitness! We all […]

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Training

BREAKFASTS – The most important meal of the day!

Tex Mex Breakfast Scramble (Serves 2) Ingredients 1 tsp coconut oil 4 eggs 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp chilli powder (or ground chipotle) 1/4 tsp sea salt (optional) 1 Tbs water 1/4 red onion, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 jalapeno, diced (optional) 12 oz chicken breasts, cooked and chopped 1 medium tomato, diced […]

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Training

Social Media for Customer Research…

The question that was asked in our June Facebook competition was: What puts you off using a personal trainer? Of the 283 unique entries the breakdown of answers was as follows: A personal trainer would embarrass me         53        18.79% Cost                                                                155      54.96% I’m not a member of a gym                          47        16.60% Time                                                              28        09.89% I love my […]

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