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 […]
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.
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, […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Employee wellbeing is fast becoming a key point on the boardroom agendas. The employment market in the UK is extremely competitive, so perks, benefits and wellbeing packages are now crucial in order to attract and retain employees. Naturally, fitness is one of the most popular options, with organisations providing subsidised gym memberships or workplace gyms. If […]
With a landscaped residents’ roof terrace offering unrivalled views of the Houses of Parliament and other iconic landmarks, residents of Westminster Quarter are already pretty spoilt. Add to that a 24hr concierge service and a motive8 designed private gym, and there really is no need to ever leave your apartment! Cardio machines, resistance machines and […]
Matt Leadbitter is the newest addition to motive8’s Gym & Spa team. Matt has worked in the leisure and fitness industry for over 12 years (his whole working life) and joined the motive8 team to help develop our presence in the commercial market as well as support the sales team with new projects across […]
As we get older, keeping in good physical shape is essential. Whilst public gyms are hugely popular with older people, private home gyms are also becoming an attractive alternative – with lower costs and equipment and design that really suits you.
As a Director at motive8, Omar White was already familiar with what the motive8 gym design team can do. So upon renovating his house during the Summer of 2017, he decided to include a new gym in a bespoke built building at the bottom of his beautifully landscaped garden. With a full height mirror, specialised […]