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Posts in “Exercises”


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Reverse your workout

If you slug along on a piece of cardio for half an hour and then attempt some weight-based training, the chances are you won’t gain the maximum benefits from your workout. Here’s a little suggestion on how to reawaken your workout to keep you on track with your fitness goals: Beginning… Start with an active […]

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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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Exercises | Gym Design | Home Gyms

Top Ways to Prepare a Post-Natal Home Gym

Following the birth of your baby, exercise might be the last thing on your mind. However, evidence from The UK Chief Medical Officers Guidelines 2011 shows that physical activity can have “positive benefits to health, improve sleep, maintain a healthy weight, manage stress and improve quality of life”. All these things can help you cope with […]

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Why should you train your cardiovascular system?

The cardiovascular system is made up of your heart and blood vessels and is responsible for transporting oxygen and nutrients around your body which is very important for efficient daily activities and to be able to live comfortably. Physical activity in general improves your cardiovascular system with some methods more than others. To make sure […]

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Coaching | Exercises

Why children should get into sports at a young age

You guessed it, it’s that time! You may be thinking time for what? Well it’s time to talk about sports! I have used the word ‘time’ quite frequently thus far but it holds great importance to what I am about to talk about. Which is why children should get into sports at a young age? […]

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Championships inspired workout for Champions

With Usain Bolt and Mo Farah looking to sign off this weekend from athletics into retirement, we thought it would be a good idea to share a workout that combines both elements of sprint and endurance training, that will certainly get you fit, help you reduce body fat and also add great variety to your […]

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Our Favourite Ways to stay Active

We’ve been talking in the motive8 office discussing our favourite ways to keep active. Turns out there’s so many different ways! Here’s a selection of our favourite pasttimes to get you inspired… My Favourite way to stay active is… ‘…to go for a chilled bike ride, around a picturesque park or lake.’ Chantel ‘…to hit […]

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Corporate Wellbeing | Exercises | Training | wellbeing

Motive8’s corporate wellbeing programme at Prodrive Ltd

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 […]

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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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Stretching for Beginners

It can be seen as the boring part of a workout. The obligatory stretching that a lot of athletes or fitness fanatics choose to ignore despite knowing that neglecting this section of their workout could cause them serious injury in the future and hinder their training! So here’s a few simple stretches to help reduce […]

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Partner Workout in the Park

It can be very inspiring to workout with your partner as we say that ‘partners who sweat together stay together’.I would recommend partner workouts to anyone who likes working in a team or needs motivation to keep fit. I am a big fan of group exercises and I enjoy attending and running them too as […]

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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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Don’t Just Watch It… Get Out There And Play It! The Health Benefits of Tennis!

This time of year is a great time to play tennis, as it gets you and family/friends out enjoying yourself at the same time as keeping fit and working on areas of your body without thinking too much about it. Tennis is one of the popular sports in Britain, especially around summer with Wimbledon on […]

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Wimbledon Inspired Summer Camp Ideas

Around this time of the year avid sports fans may feel starved of entertainment due to the high amount of sport seasons that finish around the summer time. However, Wimbledon is here every year to keep us entertained for its 2 week duration. When it comes to tennis, this is a sport that can keep […]

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Abs are made in the kitchen. Or are they?

This week’s post has been dedicated to exploring a phrase I hear and see frequently used across different forms of media: Abs are made in the kitchen. The big question is, well, are they? The answer is yes. Yes, they absolutely are! Now, we all know the struggles of eating healthy whilst maintaining an active […]

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