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Posts in “Gym Design”


Gym Design | Student Gym Design

Latest Student Gym Design Trends

Attending the university gym was in UK students’ top 5 pastimes, reported the Independent last year. They ranked exercise at the gym above reading, blogging and, wait for it, going to the pub! However, it is still essential that gym managers keep an eye on the latest student gym design trends to keep students coming […]

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New development leisure facilities Q&A: Nick Sadler, motive8

Many new homes developments today – especially apartment blocks in towns and cities – offer their residents state-of-the-art leisure facilities, a relatively recent idea in the UK. Nick Sadler, founder of one of the pioneering providers of this type of facility, motive8, spoke exclusively to Whathouse.com about what his company does and some of the […]

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Equipment | Gym Design | wellbeing

LSL Tenant Survey puts Onsite Gyms at the Top of Tenants’ Wish Lists

motive8 has always been a strong advocate of living a healthy lifestyle; from our early days as a personal training business to our current position as market leaders in the design and installation of bespoke health and fitness facilities. Yet whilst it’s easy to tell people to ‘be healthy’ and ‘join a gym’, we’ve always […]

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The Summer Edition of motive8’s Magazine M8:Life is Out Now

It’s been a busy start to 2017 for the motive8 team. Our new website has been up and running for several months now and we’re pleased to report it seems to be doing its job! By amalgamating all our old sites into one central hub, our aim was to provide a onestop- shop for all […]

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Equipment | Gym Design | Student Gym Design

How to Design a Gym for Students

Distractions abound for students embarking on their new university courses; most have access to unlimited entertainment via on demand TV, there’s the constant ping of social media updates to contend with, not to mention the lure of the student union. In these sedentary days, exercise is a prerequisite for a healthy life and successful academic […]

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Student Gyms Provide Healthy Alternative to the Union

April is Stress Awareness Month so it’s a very fitting time for us to talk about how student gym design can help Universities provide an alternative route to stress relief rather than the well-trodden path to the Student Union. It can not be disputed that as a society we use alcohol as a preferred way […]

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Gym & Spa Project Case Study – Dollar Bay, London

Dollar Bay is our second installation for renowned developer, Mount Anvil. motive8 began working with developer at the end of 2015, ensuring we could support and guide the client throughout the entire design process. The design was finalised in the Summer of 2017 with install shortly after in October. You can read the full case […]

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Building Successful Student Halls: Bring in Student Gym Design Experts

Today’s student accommodation is highly specified. If you are going to incorporate a gym, it’s important to ensure your student gym designers have the end-user’s needs as the core design pillar. A survey conducted by Mystudenthalls.com in August 2016, found that students rate a good gym above a great student bar and being near nightlife […]

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Gym & Spa Project Case Study – Canary Central, London

Canary Central was originally developed in 2004 by Galliard Homes on the old Tate & Lyle sugar factory site in the heart of London Docklands ‘Millennium Quarter’. The leisure facilities are provided for the exclusive use of residents, offering a 15.5m swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and fully-equipped gym with changing facilities. motive8 was instructed to […]

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Gym & Spa Project Case Study – Battersea Exchange, London

Battersea Exchange resident’s gym is second scheme we have completed for Taylor Wimpey and was over a year in the making. motive8 worked alongside the client to develop all aspects of the gym facility, including layout, equipment supply and the supply and fit of a specialist gym flooring, mirrors and bespoke window manifestations. You can […]

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Exercises | Gym Design | workouts

Best Use of 30 minutes in your Residential Pool

It is well known that swimming is one of the best all-round forms of exercise around but, in order to reap the benefits of the pool, you need to have a basic plan before putting the goggles on and diving in. Here we take you through two quick 30 minute sessions; your ability will determine […]

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Equipment | Gym Design | Maintenance

How to Maintain A Corporate Gym

Every successful gym should be well-maintained for its users on a daily basis. Keeping a gym in top condition not only makes using the facilities easier, but guarantees users coming back. It’s important to keep up daily cleaning and maintenance routines in gyms, but there is always time for an extra spring clean: a chance […]

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Technogym Pure Strength Olympic Half Rack vs Technogym Element+ Multipower

We compare two popular racks that are great for building strength, muscle and power.

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A Day in the Life: Rob Clarke, Gym & Spa Consultant

Rob Clarke. is one of motive8’s Gym & Spa Consultants. He has been working in the industry for 13 years across Service Delivery, Operations and Health & Safety. His key roles at motive8 include Gym & Spa Business Development, Health & Safety Advisory and Operations Consultancy. 5:45am Up and out quickly for a run before […]

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Gym & Spa Project Case Study – Aldgate Place, London

As part of Aldgate’s regeneration, Barratt London is raising the bar in new homes within the area, with a 24-hour concierge and access to an on-site gymnasium for all residents. motive8 began working on the scheme back in 2013, almost three years before the gym finally opened in Autumn 2016. And it was worth the […]

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