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Home Gym Inspiration

Let’s look at different types of home gyms, from the wellbeing oasis to functional workout space, to the cardio zone or kid-friendly fun zone.

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Building a Home Gym – How the Professionals Do It

The last few months have been tough for most people. With the Coronavirus wreaking havoc in society, most of us have been forced to undergo lockdown – an unprecedented change in our lifestyles. It’s changed our attitudes towards everything from spending habits, shopping, entertainment, health, fitness and travel. Why are home gyms so popular right […]

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Corporate Gyms | Gym Design | Home Gyms | Hotel Gym Design | Maintenance | Student Gym Design

What the Experts Know About Gym Design

What do the experts know about gym design that you don’t? We look at 10 important things that, when combined, will create a great gym.

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Gym Design | Home Gyms | wellbeing

Benefits of a home gym

We’ve been completing an increasing number of home gym projects over the last couple of years and we really enjoy the personal nature of these projects, especially getting to know the clients and collaborating with them to deliver their perfect home gym or wellbeing space. Recent projects have become more and more bespoke in terms […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Home Gyms | Residential Gym Design | wellbeing

Gym Design for Later Living Schemes

Life expectancy is increasing. By 2040, nearly one in seven Britons will be over 75 and almost a third of people born today can expect to live to 100. In 2014, the average age in the UK exceeded 40 for the first time. As a result, there is an increased focus on ageing well, which is […]

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Gym Design | Home Gyms | Residential Gym Design

2019 Gym Design Trends. What’s Coming in 2019?

It’s a new year and, once again, we all start thinking about getting in shape. From regular gym-goers, to those new to fitness, people will be in search of health and wellbeing. Whether it’s a private, corporate or a membership-led gym, January and February will see a spike in attendance and interest as the winter […]

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Using a Private Gym to Help With Recovery From Illness

There’s a common assumption that a gym is a place where only fit people get fitter, but that isn’t necessarily the case. It’s an environment for all levels of fitness, and a place to help with recovery from illness or injury. A gym is there to help you get in shape no matter what level of […]

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Equipment | Gym Design | Home Gyms

A Private Gym for Your Retirement

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.

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Gym & Spa Project Case Study – Twickenham

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 […]

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Exercises | Home Gyms | Training | wellbeing

Keep motive8ed! How to Stay Fit Over Christmas

Christmas is a time of indulgence, and us Brits do like to indulge! Over 10 million turkeys are consumed over this period, as well as a staggering 300 million mince pies. In fact, on Christmas day alone we can consume over 6,000 calories. It’s not surprising that we’re concerned about how to stay fit over […]

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Family and Private Gyms

Not only can a private gym can become part of family life, but if you have older children who are focusing more on screen time, then it can help set good habits for life. We tell you how.

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Gym & Spa News | Gym Design | Home Gyms | wellbeing

Home Spa Design

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 […]

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Mat Work in the Home Gym

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 […]

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How a Private Gym Can Prepare You for the UK’s Quirkier Sports

Whether it’s the Tough Mudder Challenge or bog snorkelling, us Brits love a quirky challenge. Believe it or not, training is still essential, so why not do it from the comfort of a home gym? motive8, one of the UK’s leading home gym supply companies, has compiled this comprehensive list of tips to help you […]

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Top Ways to Prepare a Post-Natal Home Gym

Following the birth of your baby, exercise might be the last thing on your mind. However, evidence from The UK Chief Medical Officers Guidelines 2011 shows that physical activity can have “positive benefits to health, improve sleep, maintain a healthy weight, manage stress and improve quality of life”. All these things can help you cope with […]

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