How long should you hang on to your corporate gym equipment before you need to upgrade it or replace it? Leading corporate gym designers motive8 look at the factors to weigh when deciding when to upgrade.
They may bring back memories of the old-school stationary bike your parents used to have in the garage (and likely never used) but Airbikes are making a comeback. Here’s the lowdown on what they have to offer and details of three industry-leading choices. What are they? In contrast to a standard upright bike, where you […]
As we get older, keeping in good physical shape is essential. Whilst public gyms are hugely popular with older people, private home gyms are also becoming an attractive alternative – with lower costs and equipment and design that really suits you.
The Christmas season is a period where the UK workforce slows down. It’s a time when businesses focus on employee motivation with Christmas drinks, parties, Secret Santas, and perhaps best of all, office closures. Even if a business is still open over this period, it’s a very relaxed and easy-going time. From a business perspective, […]
These days, an increasing number of travellers are looking to maintain a good level of exercise whilst they are away on business or pleasure. They are becoming more discerning about what they want when it comes to hotel fitness facilities. In fact, research from Hotels.com found that 44% of travellers would not sacrifice a gym […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]