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The Importance of Core Training

Core exercises should be an essential part of your daily workout routine. Neglecting basic core strength training can lead to poor posture and make everyday tasks in life that little bit harder. A couple of examples of this could be carrying a shopping bag or perhaps your child or grandchild; without basic core strength these […]

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Change It Up – Outdoor Gym Circuit

Summer is about to end, which means that whilst we still have beautiful, warmer mornings and fairly nice evenings to go outside and exercise, such as parks and fields, we should look to advantage of what the great outdoor space has to offer. We have 2 simple options – either we take our own fitness […]

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Resistance Bands- What, Why and How

In this blog we’re going to cover the benefits and uses of resistance bands. Hopefully by the end you will be ready and willing to give it a go as part of your workout routine. What are resistance bands? Resistance bands, or physio bands, are either flat or tubular and can come with or without […]

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Top 5 Unusual Sports

In this week’s blog I have been tasked with finding some new and captivating sports that are not commonly known by the general public. After some sniffing around, I made a list of the top 5 most uncommon and enthralling sports I’ve come across which I’m pretty certain you have not tried yet: 1. Underwater […]

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Perfect Private Gym Design for Busy Professionals

Finding time to fit in a productive gym session when you’re a busy professional can seem nigh on impossible, particularly if you have to contend with an arduous commute. Private gym design can offer the solution. Whether you’re building a bespoke room in your garden or repurposing a room in your house, having a home […]

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Watch the new motive8 student gym design video

At motive8 we believe that exercise can provide an essential balancing influence that will make a student’s life healthier, more enjoyable and, ultimately, more successful. And it seems property developers are embracing the same train of thought. With an increase in high end student accommodation, and a demand from students to have easier access to […]

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Drills to Elevate Your Tennis Game to the Next Level

Has watching the Wimbledon on the television given you the urge to test your skills on the court? Or maybe even intrigued you enough to want to take up the sport as hobby? Well if that happens to be the case, take a minute or so to have a read of the many benefits to your […]

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New development leisure facilities Q&A: Nick Sadler, motive8

Many new homes developments today – especially apartment blocks in towns and cities – offer their residents state-of-the-art leisure facilities, a relatively recent idea in the UK. Nick Sadler, founder of one of the pioneering providers of this type of facility, motive8, spoke exclusively to Whathouse.com about what his company does and some of the […]

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LSL Tenant Survey puts Onsite Gyms at the Top of Tenants’ Wish Lists

motive8 has always been a strong advocate of living a healthy lifestyle; from our early days as a personal training business to our current position as market leaders in the design and installation of bespoke health and fitness facilities. Yet whilst it’s easy to tell people to ‘be healthy’ and ‘join a gym’, we’ve always […]

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The Summer Edition of motive8’s Magazine M8:Life is Out Now

It’s been a busy start to 2017 for the motive8 team. Our new website has been up and running for several months now and we’re pleased to report it seems to be doing its job! By amalgamating all our old sites into one central hub, our aim was to provide a onestop- shop for all […]

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Workout: Back Day

The back is one of the most interesting parts of the body to workout. This is due to the fact that there are a range of exercises that can help in building this part of the body into the image you want. It is also one of the most demanding parts of the body when […]

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Top Tips for a Productive Session

Ever had the feeling you were just going through the motions during a workout? Whether you are lacking motivation, distracted or lacking energy, here are some top tips to get the best out of your workouts. 1. Music Studies have shown music can; – Divert the attention of the mind from the fatigue that sets […]

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How to Design a Gym for Students

Distractions abound for students embarking on their new university courses; most have access to unlimited entertainment via on demand TV, there’s the constant ping of social media updates to contend with, not to mention the lure of the student union. In these sedentary days, exercise is a prerequisite for a healthy life and successful academic […]

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Student Gyms Provide Healthy Alternative to the Union

April is Stress Awareness Month so it’s a very fitting time for us to talk about how student gym design can help Universities provide an alternative route to stress relief rather than the well-trodden path to the Student Union. It can not be disputed that as a society we use alcohol as a preferred way […]

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Building Successful Student Halls: Bring in Student Gym Design Experts

Today’s student accommodation is highly specified. If you are going to incorporate a gym, it’s important to ensure your student gym designers have the end-user’s needs as the core design pillar. A survey conducted by Mystudenthalls.com in August 2016, found that students rate a good gym above a great student bar and being near nightlife […]

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