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Equipment | Maintenance

Gym Equipment Maintenance – What You Need To Know

August and September are usually quieter periods for gyms, which makes it a great time to take stock and assess what equipment needs to be upgraded, refreshed or serviced. With members or residents paying to use the gym, you need to make sure everything is in the best working order, not to mention safe to […]

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company News | Equipment | Exercises | Gym Design | Training

Hot off the press: m8:Life Magazine, Issue 10

The 10th edition of m8:Life magazine is here, and we’re excited to share what we’ve been up to over the last few months! Our headline story for this issue focusses on one of motive8’s latest projects which reached completion earlier this year – Supersonic in York. Supersonic is a new fitness and wellbeing concept, designed to put a holistic twist on traditional city centre fitness facilities. We look at what Supersonic is […]

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Corporate Gyms | Corporate Wellbeing | Equipment

Gym Equipment Sales – Trends and Future Direction

At motive8 we don’t just design gyms, we also supply a very wide range of new and refurbished gym equipment? As such we’re experts in what is trending in the fast-moving world of gym equipment design. Let’s take a look at the latest trends and what is going to be shaping the future of gym kit. 

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Equipment | Exercises | Home Gyms | Residential Gym Design | wellbeing

Gym Design for Later Living Schemes

Life expectancy is increasing. By 2040, nearly one in seven Britons will be over 75 and almost a third of people born today can expect to live to 100. In 2014, the average age in the UK exceeded 40 for the first time. As a result, there is an increased focus on ageing well, which is […]

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Equipment | Hotel Gym Design | Maintenance | Residential Gym Design

Gym Maintenance Contracts – the Best Solution for a Happy Gym

Gym maintenance contracts keep your gym running and extend its life. What makes a reputable gym maintenance company and what should your contract include?

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company News | Equipment | Exercises | Gym Design | Training

Out Now: m8:Life Magazine, Issue 9!

It’s that time of the year where we are able to announce another m8:Life magazine. Yes, issue 9 is out and we’re delighted to say it’s packed with a variety of great content from the world of motive8. From company news to health and workout tips, residential and corporate gym case studies, expert exercise advice, […]

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Equipment | workouts

Getting Out Of A Treadmill Rut

Tired of the treadmill? Dreading your next running session? Need to change things up? Well this blog should help you get rid of that negative mind-set when it comes to treadmills and cardiovascular gym training. If running isn’t your thing, going to the gym for a run isn’t always easy. Treadmills aren’t the most exciting […]

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Corporate Gyms | Corporate Wellbeing | Equipment

When to Update Corporate Gym Equipment

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.

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Equipment | workouts

Airbikes are back!

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 […]

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Equipment | Gym Design | Home Gyms

A Private Gym for Your Retirement

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.

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Equipment | Gym Design | Maintenance

Maintaining Your Gym Over the Christmas Period

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, […]

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Equipment | Gym Design | Hotel Gym Design | Marketing

What Hotels Should Consider When Installing or Upgrading Gym Equipment

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 […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

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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Equipment | Exercises | Training | workouts

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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