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 […]
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 […]
motive8’s Rob Clarke has been working on a series of educational white papers to cover different aspects of Gym & Spa operations where specialist support is often needed. The first of these covers Health & Safety and Operational Considerations in Residential and Hotel Gym & Spa Facilities. Health & Safety in gyms and spas can […]
20 riders // 52 miles // buckets of rain!! Not one person woke up on Saturday morning wanting to join our Surrey to Brighton bike ride! The grim weather forecast had been the main point of discussion during the week leading up to the event. But, that’s par for the course, when you organise an […]
Let’s make one thing clear: FIBO, the global fitness and trade show for the fitness and power sports sector, is massive. Huge. Colossal. It’s the biggest show of its kind in the world and, every year I go, it’s bigger than the year before. This year there were more than 725 exhibitors from 40 countries […]