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Gym Design | Student Gym Design

Student Accommodation Gyms

Student numbers are rising, with both UK and overseas students very keen to study at the UK’s world-leading universities and colleges. As a result, the UK’s student accommodation sector is fiercely competitive. More developers than ever are fighting to access a market worth in excess of £4.5billion. This trend is not showing any signs of […]

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Gym Design | Hotel Gym Design

Dormy House Hotel Gym Design

The Dormy House is an outstanding example of hotel gym design. We interviewed motive8 head Nick Sadler about how the project came about and what the main challenges were.

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Corporate Gyms | Corporate Wellbeing | Gym Design

The Workplace Gym – Design to Fit Your Company’s Vision

Since the inspiring 2012 Olympics, we have seen an increasing interest in workplace fitness and employee wellbeing. Which is why we are now installing more workplace gyms than ever. The design of a workplace gym is an opportunity to foster wellbeing and fitness amongst your workforce.

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Gym Design | Student Gym Design

Student Accommodation Gyms – Why They Matter

Students have more options than ever before when it comes to finding a place to live. As a result, student accommodation gyms have become a must-have feature of new student accommodation builds as well as a key consideration in refurbishments. 

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Corporate Gyms | Corporate Wellbeing | Gym Design

Hiring a Corporate Gym Consultant

There’s more to installing a gym than putting weights and treadmills in a room, especially when it comes to a corporate gym. It can be an invaluable space to help drive employee engagement, so making sure you get the build, design and installation right is crucial. If you’re thinking of installing a workplace gym, it’s important to get help and advice on the best solutions for your space.

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Gym Design | Student Gym Design

Gyms in Schools – Time to Rethink School Gym Design

How many times have you started a sentence with “In my day”? This is usually followed with something about how we had to be more responsible, walked to school instead of being driven or, more commonly, how we could play outside with friends whenever we wanted to. As adults, we realise that children today don’t […]

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design | wellbeing

How Your Retirement Scheme Can Promote Healthy Living

Healthy living in old age involves physical, social and mental wellbeing. Including a well-planned gym in your retirement scheme can improve all three of these aspects. If you are the owner of a retirement scheme, read on for more information on why you should consider installing a gym.

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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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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

Gym Design for Later Living Schemes

More people are choosing Later Living schemes over retirement homes. A great gym is almost a necessity. We focus on gym design for later living schemes.

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company News | Gym & Spa News | Gym Design

A Day In The Life: Rachel Thomas, Office Administrator

7:00 AM Today I wake up, get myself ready and pack my gym bag for later on. Then I walk to my first destination of the day, listening to one of my favourite podcasts – ‘Happy Place’ by Ferne Cotton. This tends to get me in a good mood and ready to tackle the day. […]

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

Gym & Spa Project Case Study – Slate Yard

Located in Salford, this was our first scheme for PRS developer Legal and General. The gym, which boasts an airy and light feel, has wide floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water opposite and was fitted with a number of high quality pieces of equipment. The cardiovascular machines cover a wide variety of areas and […]

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Corporate Gyms | Gym Design

Gym & Spa Project Case Study – Frederick House, Bath

Frederick House in Bath is the second gym we have installed for M&G Investments. The kit fitted is primarily Technogym made, and provides a good mix of strength and cardio. We also installed specialist free-weight flooring to ensure the equipment remains in excellent condition for the longest period of time possible. When it comes to the […]

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

A Great Gym Can Add Value to Your Built to Rent Development

The UK property market is going through a period of significant change. Home ownership, especially amongst young adults, has dropped to 27%, compared to 65% two decades ago and is showing no sign of climbing. In response, we are now seeing the rapid growth of Build-to-Rent (BTR) or Private-Rental-Sector (PRS) developments, wherein apartments or housing […]

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

Private Rented Sector Gym Design

With more people year on year being priced out of the house buying market, we are seeing a sharp rise in the Build-to-Rent (BTR) or Private-Rental-Sector (PRS), whereby tenants favour long-term rental over a mortgage. PRS developments are designed to attract long-term tenants, and to achieve this it’s important to establish communities and provide facilities […]

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

All You Need To Know About BTR

When it comes to home ownership, times really have changed. No longer are people expecting to own a home as soon as they finish their studies, as a shortage of housing and the rising costs of buying are making it a near impossible job for many. This means that, while some still plan to buy, […]

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