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company News | Motivation

motive8 support and celebrate National Fitness Day 2019

This year the team at motive8 joined in and celebrated National Fitness Day on Wednesday 25th September 2019 with a number of events to celebrate and support the day. motive8 is always keen to raise awareness of the many benefits of fitness and how important regular physical exercise helps every one of us lead healthier and […]

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company News | Motivation

St George PLC’s annual charity tag rugby event

  Written by Grant Charles, Gym and Spa Area Manager St George PLC hosts an annual charity tag rugby event on behalf of SPEAR, in support of homeless and vulnerable people, and Honeypot, who support young carers and vulnerable children. The invitation is sent to all contractors who provide a donation towards the event; and […]

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Exercises | Motivation

The joy of a hybrid workout

As humans, we’re designed to be outside, but it’s very easy to forget it’s there sometimes, especially when it comes to our workouts! So mixing up your indoor workout with some outdoors activities can not only help keep things interesting, but also provide you with all the benefits that exercising in fresh air brings. Of […]

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Motivation | Training

Maintaining motivation in your exercise regime

Motivation is the number one reason for exercise schedules falling apart. Winter is a tough month for getting up and getting out: shorter days give us less light for morning runs, cold temperatures leave us hesitant to get out of bed and winter weather can put off even the hardiest of weekend warriors. Without being […]

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Motivation | wellbeing

Staying healthy to stay exercising

The word healthy means keeping active to a lot of people and while this is true, there are many other ways in which one can be in good health. January is often seen as a bit of an ugly duckling when compared to other months of the year: after Christmas and New Year, we often […]

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Motivation | Training

Health and fitness trends for 2019

With 2019 just over the horizon, we’ve taken this opportunity to talk to a few of our contacts in the industry to discover the upcoming innovations and trends in exercise, fitness technology and health. Expect to see the emergence of high performance, expert-led running programmes, the rebirth of home exercise routines, with some help from […]

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Motivation | wellbeing

How To Stay Stress-Free Over Christmas

As it seems to do every year, Christmas has crept up on us suddenly and now is just around the corner. As exciting as this time of year can be – with the festive parties, family dinners and work drinks – the most wonderful time of the year can often turn into the most stressful […]

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Motivation | Training

Top 5 Exercise And Fitness Apps

In a world where our smartphones do so much, it makes sense to use them to their full capacity for exercise and fitness, and more and more of us are opting to use our smartphones to help us stay healthy and active. The amount of fitness apps out there is endless, so much so that […]

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Motivation | workouts

Oh My GOSH! To Brighton and Back

  Taking part in a London to Brighton bike ride had been on my endurance ‘bucket list’ for a long time – I was only waiting for a perfect moment! Doing it in June was out of the question; Ramadan would have just finished by then and the weather was too hot for my condition. […]

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Motivation | Training | workouts

Top 5 Benefits Of Playing A Team Sport

Playing team sports is how most of us were first introduced to exercise when growing up, but why do the majority of us now opt to remain individual in our workouts? Commitment is one of the main reasons, with time and travel proving large obstacles. Rather than playing the team sports we grew up with, […]

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Motivation | Training

How To Stay Motivated When Training

If you feel like your training has lost momentum, try these five tips to help get your motivation back on track. Set goals This is the most common source of motivation for most individuals; setting yourself goals is one of the easiest ways of assessing your progress. If an individual is able to see progress […]

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Motivation | wellbeing

Why Exercise Improves Mental Strength

Everyone knows that regular exercise is good for your body, but a lot of people are unaware that exercise is also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. When faced with mental or emotional challenges and changes in life, working out can often help you cope and deal with your battles […]

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Motivation | Training

Football As A Summer Sport

My favourite summer sport would definitely be football, as the game offers people something different during the sunnier months. It tends to bring fans and players together and, although it’s popular during the winter, there are certain summer events that add to its charm. A lot of small-sided tournaments are held in the summer; these […]

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Motivation | Training

My Best Sporting Achievement: Toughest Race

My best sporting achievement was participating in Toughest in 2016. It was my very first obstacle race and it really tested my fitness and strength; both physically and mentally. The course was 12 kilometers in length and consisted of obstacles, mud, log carries, monkey bars, wall climbs, crawls, uphill stretches, water, ropes, and slides. It […]

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Motivation | workouts

5 Inspiring Social Media Fitness Accounts – Part 2

You may have already seen a blog by us on social media fitness accounts, but there really are so many that we thought we should do a “Part 2”. Social media has become very popular – in a good way – in the fitness industry, and for all the right reasons. Using platforms such as […]

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