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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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Exercises | Motivation

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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Exercises | Training

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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Best Leg Exercises For Gaining Strength

Not all gym-goers enjoy leg day. The prospect of hobbling round in discomfort for 24 hours isn’t the nicest and, because of this, many skip the session. Walking around all day counts as a session anyway, right? Actually no, it doesn’t! If modern walking alone counted as a leg workout, everyone would have strong and […]

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Exercises | wellbeing

2018 London Om Yoga Show Highlights

1) MoreYoga The MoreYoga class with Tommy Hibbitts was an Ashtanga class with a little mix up. More Yoga’s philosophy is simply to make Yoga more accessible and affordable; they have 18 studios across London. Tommy has a fun, creative teaching style which was motivating and very enjoyable – I need to work on my ‘Bird […]

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Exercises | Training

Total Resistance Exercise (TRX) Workout Tips

Total Resistance Exercise (TRX) is suspended training where you can use your own body weight against gravity to create resistance exercises. Originally created for the owner to get in a full-body workout whilst using as little equipment and space as possible, over the years TRX has evolved into classes and has changed workouts for people […]

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5 Great Kettlebell Exercises

Kettlebells are widely used in the gym environment. From squats and presses to swings and snatches, kettlebells can be used for a variety of exercises and are extremely beneficial. They require a stricter form and more muscle recruitment than, for example, resistance machines or even dumbbells. Some of the well-researched benefits of using kettlebells include […]

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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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Tabata Workout

If you thought that High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) couldn’t get any more challenging, let me introduce its more demanding off-spring: Tabata. Like HIIT, Tabata works on a basis of working out with periods of rest and high anaerobic output. The difference being, Tabata is split at a 2:1 ratio of 20 seconds with 10 […]

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5 Reasons To Start Goal Setting

You set yourself goals in everyday life, so why not do it when you exercise to help yourself achieve even better results? It makes all the difference… Even if you have an idea in your head about what you want to achieve from training, these thoughts can often get lost and mixed up with the […]

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Full Body Workout

The trappings of modern day living, especially for somebody with a busy life, means we usually have less time to train and stay healthy. So, if you are strapped for time but still need to squeeze in a session then do not panic – we’ve put together a full-body workout that will tick all the […]

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