Mindfulness is now widely recognised as an important tool for employee wellbeing, but what exactly is it and how can it help make for a better workout? We look at how to incorporate mindfulness into an exercise programme to get even better results.
Today is World Mental Health day and this year, the main focus is on Mental Health in the Workplace. As part of this, we’re looking at how a gym can help alleviate the symptoms of stress, boost wellbeing in the workplace and improve employee mental health.
As part of our fitness service offering we offer a corporate wellness service which we run in-house to corporate clientele. One of our contracts is with Prodrive, who specialise in motorsport and innovative engineering for the motoring industry. Within a typical corporate environment staff turn up to work, perform the tasks for their role and […]
In our final instalment, Sarah, Margaret, Rob and Nick pass on their words of wisdom for maintaining a good work-life balance. “Managing expectations is key – if you are out of the office or unavailable at a time that customers would expect you to be at work then make sure an out of office is […]
In our last blog post, Chantel, Richard, Nikki, Naomi and Laura all shared their top tips for a healthy work-life balance. This time we hear from five more of the motive8 team on what gets them through the day! “Time out of the office at some point in the day to take in fresh air, […]
As highlighted in our recent blog, the subject of mental wellbeing has been particularly prominent in the media over recent weeks. Alongside Mental Health Awareness Week, the topic’s relevance has been accentuated by the London Marathon and both Prince Harry and Lady Gaga highlighting the issues they have personally faced over the years. As a company focused on health […]
Clients often ask the question – “When do you find time to train yourself, when you are out training clients or in the office all day?” It’s a fair question….my clients that get to know more about me will learn that I often start my days with a 4:00am or 4:15am alarm sounding, with my working day beginning at […]
Using a sauna has always been a place where individuals love to unwind and have some to time to relax post or even prior to workouts. However, not every individual is aware of the benefits or even negatives that can come from using the sauna prior to or post workout and also may be unaware of […]
When planning a new gym or refurbishment, the changing room design is critical to the overall success of the gym facility. Footfall will undoubtedly increase if the changing room incorporates the needs of the user into a functional, clean, warm and private space. The changing room is an integral part of your interaction with your […]
Already in 2017 we are seeing a lot of new and exciting fitness and workout trends for us to try. As corporate gyms across the country add them to their studio timetables, we look at the current trends being seen in the workplace gym. The average lunch break for most full time employees across the […]
It takes seven seconds for someone to form their first impression. Designing a gym without cutting corners could make the difference between creating yet another gym and a winning lasting impression. People cut corners in design for many reasons: time, budget or availability of builders. Whatever the reason for finding a quicker way around a process or problem, […]
20 riders // 52 miles // buckets of rain!! Not one person woke up on Saturday morning wanting to join our Surrey to Brighton bike ride! The grim weather forecast had been the main point of discussion during the week leading up to the event. But, that’s par for the course, when you organise an […]
Healthy and happy staff are absent less and more productive – that’s a fact. Throughout the corporate world, both employees and staff are changing their attitudes towards health and wellbeing in the workplace. 88% of CEOs now say they have a wellbeing programme in place. The focus is moving away from “health and safety” (avoiding […]
We’re big ambassadors of bringing fitness to the workplace and have helped a number of corporate clients to design, build, implement and manage on-site office gyms for their employees. You may be glad to read that our advice isn’t just based on scientific research (although lots of it is) but also on experience – motive8 […]
I ran a 5k in Regents Park last night. Big deal I hear you say. And you’re right – it’s not the farthest distance; in fact it’s probably one of the shortest you can do in an officially organised race however this time it was different. I was part of a team. I was invited […]