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Fitness Challenge – AMRAP-15

The challenge: This month’s challenge is about completing as many rounds of the given exercises as you can in 15 minutes. And remember; there’s no skipping exercises or cheating on reps! The details: When you complete all of the below exercises, you have finished one round. Do as many rounds as you physically can within […]

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Fitness Challenge – The standing long jump

The challenge: The aim of our October Fitness Challenge is to jump as far as you can from a standing position. This challenge is all about explosive power – and it’s crucial you give it your all. The details: Your distance will be recorded by the member of staff on duty and you will be […]

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Fitness Challenge – How long can you last?

The challenge: This month’s Fitness Challenge is an all-round body breaker. The task? You need to see how many rounds, or sets, you can complete within a timeframe of 10 minutes. The exercises: Bike: 0.8km KB/DB Squats: X 25 (Male 10kg/Ladies 5kg) Lateral raises: X 20 (Male 4kg / Ladies 2kg) Push ups: X 10 […]

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Fitness challenge – Quad-shaking wall squat

The challenge: Get into a squat position with your back against a wall and dumbbell in front of chest, then simply hold it for as long as possible (female 10kg, male 20kg). The technique: Lean against a wall Walk with your feet shoulder width apart While leaning back on the wall, slide down until there […]

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Mindfulness and exercise

Mindfulness is now widely recognised as an important tool for wellbeing in sport, at every level. But what exactly is mindfulness and why does it benefit our exercise? Below we are going to discuss how to incorporate mindfulness into an exercise programme and why this can help achieve even better results. We also speak to […]

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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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Fitness challenge – Full Body Workout with a Twist

This month’s challenge is a full body workout with a twist. You have 3 and a half minutes to complete the exercises below: 250m row 20 press ups (females can complete with knees on the floor) 20 bodyweight squats The idea is you must complete all 3 in the order given, within the time frame. […]

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Fitness challenge – Weighted Plank

This month’s challenge is the weighted plank – 10kg for females, 15kg for males. Reminder: your back needs to be treated with care, so avoid going overboard especially if you’re a beginner with weights/resistance and if you have previous back injuries. Rules: time starts when the plate is placed on the back, participants always need […]

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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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The joy of a hybrid workout

As humans, we’re designed to be outside, but it’s very easy to forget it’s there sometimes, especially when it comes to our workouts! So mixing up your indoor workout with some outdoors activities can not only help keep things interesting, but also provide you with all the benefits that exercising in fresh air brings. Of […]

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Don’t neglect your innner thighs: adductor workout

The inner thighs or groin muscles are also known as adductors. These muscles are commonly neglected and often remain undertrained, but we need to build them up as they provide a lot of support in how the hips and knees work. Here are three exercises from April Vismonte, PT at Beaufort Park. If you’ve not trained […]

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Exercises | wellbeing

How to have a more mindful workout

You might not immediately associate mindfulness with a gym session but it could be just what you need in order to get the most out of your workout. Here’s why – and some tips on how to make it happen the next time you hit the gym. Why be mindful? We might think of the […]

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Core and abdominal workout

Core strength is an integral component of any fitness regime: it is key to the body functioning because it supports almost every movement and position. Core exercises train muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdominals. If you follow this core routine on a consistent basis you will see improvements to balance and stability, supporting everyday […]

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How to do a wall-assisted handstand

Looking for a way to challenge yourself and get strong at the same time? Try Naweed’s wall-assisted handstand, a great way to get to grips with this move especially if you are a beginner. Read on to find out how to do it. Benefits of handstands: A beginner’s handstand is a great way to start […]

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Pre and post Christmas workout

The festive season is a time for overindulging and with that comes a lot of unwanted additional calories. This short workout will help you recover and detox the body of all the junk which has accumulated during this period. Begin your own Christmas tradition with this workout – it’s one to have to hand over the […]

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