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Fitness Challenge – The rowing and burpees test

Are you ready to challenge yourself in 2020? Make sure you take part in our Monthly Challenges… We will have a new challenge ready to go on the 1st of every month until 31st December. The top male and female participants from our managed gyms will receive special prizes, too. Don’t be shy and ask […]

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Fitness Challenge – End of year leg blast!

The challenge: Are your legs ready for a challenge? Do two sets of this circuit as quickly as you can and feel the burn, the satisfaction and beat your own (and your buddy’s) time. Have a blast! The details: Exercises 20 Bodyweight Squats – bend at the knees and drop your hips to lower your […]

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Indoor training tips for winter sports and exercise

As the days draw in, the mornings get darker and temperatures start to plummet, you *might* be tempted to hang up your trainers and hibernate until the New Year. Well, we’re here to help! Staying active throughout the winter months can be tough, but also really beneficial. Not only will it mean that your fitness […]

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Fitness Challenge – AMRAP-15

The challenge: This month’s challenge is about completing as many rounds of the given exercises as you can in 15 minutes. And remember; there’s no skipping exercises or cheating on reps! The details: When you complete all of the below exercises, you have finished one round. Do as many rounds as you physically can within […]

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Fitness Challenge – The standing long jump

The challenge: The aim of our October Fitness Challenge is to jump as far as you can from a standing position. This challenge is all about explosive power – and it’s crucial you give it your all. The details: Your distance will be recorded by the member of staff on duty and you will be […]

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Fitness Challenge – How long can you last?

The challenge: This month’s Fitness Challenge is an all-round body breaker. The task? You need to see how many rounds, or sets, you can complete within a timeframe of 10 minutes. The exercises: Bike: 0.8km KB/DB Squats: X 25 (Male 10kg/Ladies 5kg) Lateral raises: X 20 (Male 4kg / Ladies 2kg) Push ups: X 10 […]

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Fitness challenge – Quad-shaking wall squat

The challenge: Get into a squat position with your back against a wall and dumbbell in front of chest, then simply hold it for as long as possible (female 10kg, male 20kg). The technique: Lean against a wall Walk with your feet shoulder width apart While leaning back on the wall, slide down until there […]

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Hot off the press: m8:Life Magazine, Issue 10

The 10th edition of m8:Life magazine is here, and we’re excited to share what we’ve been up to over the last few months! Our headline story for this issue focusses on one of motive8’s latest projects which reached completion earlier this year – Supersonic in York. Supersonic is a new fitness and wellbeing concept, designed to put a holistic twist on traditional city centre fitness facilities. We look at what Supersonic is […]

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Fitness challenge – Full Body Workout with a Twist

This month’s challenge is a full body workout with a twist. You have 3 and a half minutes to complete the exercises below: 250m row 20 press ups (females can complete with knees on the floor) 20 bodyweight squats The idea is you must complete all 3 in the order given, within the time frame. […]

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Fitness challenge – Weighted Plank

This month’s challenge is the weighted plank – 10kg for females, 15kg for males. Reminder: your back needs to be treated with care, so avoid going overboard especially if you’re a beginner with weights/resistance and if you have previous back injuries. Rules: time starts when the plate is placed on the back, participants always need […]

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How to do a weight loss calorie-burning workout

With Easter just around the corner, you may be wondering about what the best way to work off a few extra pounds after letting yourself loose on some Easter eggs. We’ve put together a fat-burning/weight loss workout that will dramatically increase your EPOC (exercise post oxygen consumption) to keep you burning calories long after you’ve […]

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Cardio hybrid workout: indoor and outdoor

We touched upon the benefits of a hybrid workout earlier this month, as well as discussing nutrition for a running training schedule. Now we’re putting the two together with a hybrid workout for the runner. The exercises below can of course be altered and changed depending on your personal preferences and training facilities, but we […]

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Training | wellbeing

The benefits of sports massage

The use of massage in training and recovery can be extremely beneficial. Not only does massage relax and unwind the mind, but it also brings a long list of physical benefits that over time can have a hugely positive influence on your training regime.   Mental benefits While a massage is clearly a physical treatment, […]

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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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How to do a wall-assisted handstand

Looking for a way to challenge yourself and get strong at the same time? Try Naweed’s wall-assisted handstand, a great way to get to grips with this move especially if you are a beginner. Read on to find out how to do it. Benefits of handstands: A beginner’s handstand is a great way to start […]

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