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Watch the new motive8 student gym design video

At motive8 we believe that exercise can provide an essential balancing influence that will make a student’s life healthier, more enjoyable and, ultimately, more successful. And it seems property developers are embracing the same train of thought. With an increase in high end student accommodation, and a demand from students to have easier access to […]

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Student Gym Design

The Growth of Healthy Universities

The growth of Healthy Universities – a UK-wide policy to promote health and wellbeing for students Through the superb efforts of charities such as Mind and campaigns like rethink.org, gradually the stigma of mental illness is diminishing. High profile people such as Prince Harry and Stephen Fry are speaking publicly about mental health, and it is […]

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Latest Student Gym Design Trends

Attending the university gym was in UK students’ top 5 pastimes, reported the Independent last year. They ranked exercise at the gym above reading, blogging and, wait for it, going to the pub! However, it is still essential that gym managers keep an eye on the latest student gym design trends to keep students coming […]

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Student Wellness and Academic Success

All universities are now expected to nurture student wellness. Wellness encompasses both a healthy body and a calm mind. The ultimate aim is for the students to be at optimum physical and mental health to allow them to fully commit to their studies and to get the most out of their university experience. We have […]

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Gym Classes Students Won’t Want to Miss

Students need to be engaged with modern, on-trend fitness classes that will inspire them to keep active and achieve their fitness goals. How can you ensure that the classes your gym provides will appeal to young people and keep them coming back for more? Keeping up with ever-changing trends in the fitness sector is tough. […]

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How to Design a Gym for Students

Distractions abound for students embarking on their new university courses; most have access to unlimited entertainment via on demand TV, there’s the constant ping of social media updates to contend with, not to mention the lure of the student union. In these sedentary days, exercise is a prerequisite for a healthy life and successful academic […]

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How To Make The Most Of Your Student Gym

Students who make the most of their onsite gyms have been proven to achieve higher grades, reduce their stress levels and sleep well. We believe gyms to be motivating and inspiring places for students. Find out how we recommend making the most of your student gym. Exercise for stress relief It is now common knowledge […]

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How to Ensure Your Student Gym Caters for All

Gyms in student accommodation are great for helping students keep fit, healthy and well. They can help work off the stresses and strains of studying and exam pressures. A well designed student gym will have something to suit everyone’s style of workout. Managing Director of motive8, Nick Sadler, shares thoughts on how to combat common […]

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Tips for Student Gym Design in Small Spaces

Student gyms continue to grow in popularity as more university accommodation is being built. Although they are always a highlight and huge selling point to student living, student gyms can sometimes be a little small. Here are our top tips for designing a winning gym for university students: Mix it up There are so many different users […]

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How to Design a Student Gym That Will Always be Used

Finding the space One of the most common challenges that gym designers are faced with in student halls is the amount of space allocated to the gym. Typically, a student gym will be in a breakout space that will have a PlayStation zone, a pool table zone, lounge area and sometimes even a cinema. With […]

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