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. […]
2018 is going to be an exciting year for the hospitality industry. From an interior design perspective, key hotel trends will include bright colour schemes, lobbies functioning more as ‘hubs’ or key focal and social points, and guest rooms looking and feeling less like hotel rooms and more like being in a home environment. Comfort […]
Let’s be honest, nobody enjoys going back to work after Christmas. It’s a long stretch until payday, it’s cold, and, to top the lot, there is Blue Monday, which is “officially” the most depressing day of the year. This is a time when employers need to focus on staff wellbeing and health. It’s the month […]
This year the Gym & Spa team, led by Head of Gym & Spa Nikki Spratley, held a fantastic Christmas advent event at 8 of our spa sites. With gorgeous wooden advent trees placed at the reception area in each site, one lucky gym-goer per day at different times was treated to a special gift […]
On Wednesday 15th two members of the motive8 team headed up to the Living Wage Event hosted by Heart of the City (HotC) to discuss the growing need for businesses to embrace the real living wage for employees. This was to see how becoming a living wage company would benefit the business, especially the gym […]
On 1st November, four of the motive8 management team attended the ‘TC1 Introduction to Residential Property Management’ course at the ARMA head office in Wimbledon. As a company that works closely with various property management companies, we were keen to understand more about the role of a property manager and how we, as a contractor, […]
Our latest Corporate Gym Design installation project was for the increasingly popular brand, Deliveroo, for their head office. With bespoke colour-coded rig, half rack and horinzontal bench, the scheme went from enquiry to completion in just four months. You can read the full case study here.
Mindfulness is now widely recognised as an important tool for employee wellbeing, but what exactly is it and how can it help make for a better workout? We look at how to incorporate mindfulness into an exercise programme to get even better results.
The annual ARMA conference took place on Wednesday 18th October and motive8 was there to get the latest on the Property Management sector. The day kicked off with a special announcement about regulation in the sector from Secretary of State for Communities, the Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP, something which will be seen as a […]
Today is World Mental Health day and this year, the main focus is on Mental Health in the Workplace. As part of this, we’re looking at how a gym can help alleviate the symptoms of stress, boost wellbeing in the workplace and improve employee mental health.
According to London-focused research by CBRE, 76% of residents say a gym is a key on-site amenity, and 69% saying they would be prepared to pay the extra service charge for a swimming pool. After a concierge service, which is becoming more commonplace across all new build developments, having an on-site fitness centre is an […]
A private spa in your own home is the ultimate luxury, and has numerous health and wellbeing benefits. If you’ve decided you need this in your life and would like to install a spa, how do you go about it and what do you need to look out for when choosing a supplier? Firstly, you’re […]
On the 12-13 September, Leisure Industry Week opened it’s doors as it’s newly rebranded BP: Fitness Trade Show from the team behind the ever popular BodyPower Expo at the NEC Birmingham. We had a great time catching up with the Octane Team and test driving some of their new products, in particular the new Air […]
In any gym, whether it’s at work, your local kickboxing haunt or your home gym, it is essential to have a decent amount of floor space. A square area that is at least as long as you, when lying on the ground with your arms above your head, is ideal. Home gym mat work, with […]
Get your riding positions checked and your chains oiled – the 2017 Prudential RideLondon is nearly here! This annual three-day festival of cycling runs from London through Surrey at the end of July. Although this challenging ride involves 100 miles of outdoor roads taking in Box Hill, Leith Hill and an imperceptible but draining climb through […]