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Training | wellbeing

The Benefits Of Cycling To Work

Despite more and more of us taking to the roads on bikes in recent years, only 4% of people rode their bike every day in the UK in 2016. The vast majority of us travel to work via other forms of transport, such as cars or public buses and trains. The largest part of our […]

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Exercises | Training

Total Resistance Exercise (TRX) Workout Tips

Total Resistance Exercise (TRX) is suspended training where you can use your own body weight against gravity to create resistance exercises. Originally created for the owner to get in a full-body workout whilst using as little equipment and space as possible, over the years TXR has evolved into classes and has changed workouts for people […]

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Training | workouts

Why Circuit Training Is For You

Ordinary gym workouts can often feel dull, repetitive and not give you the motivation needed to reach your goals. Circuit training is an alternative training method and can be an exciting alternative to your normal workout. Circuit training is a training method where participants move around a number of different workout stations performing a range […]

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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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company News | Equipment | Exercises | Gym Design | Training

Out Now: m8:Life Magazine, Issue 9!

It’s that time of the year where we are able to announce another m8:Life magazine. Yes, issue 9 is out and we’re delighted to say it’s packed with a variety of great content from the world of motive8. From company news to health and workout tips, residential and corporate gym case studies, expert exercise advice, […]

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Training | workouts

Why You Should Exercise In The Morning

Exercising in the morning isn’t the easiest, and it can take a few weeks to get used to – especially if you love a long lie-in and easier start to the day. But it’s not all about dark mornings and early alarms, as the reasons for starting early are positive and, for many people, far […]

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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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Exercises | Training

Cardiovascular Exercise: FAQs

Cardiovascular/aerobic workouts are great for your health, but there are many things people don’t know about them. Both scientists and fitness professionals have different views about this type of training. It is already a known fact that cardiovascular exercises are closely related to weight loss, but is this the only answer to weight management? What […]

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Exercises | Training

Foam Rolling: The Pros And Cons

Right, let’s just get straight into it. Do you foam roll? Or do you just look at this cylinder thing in the gym and have no idea what it is there for? Well let me help you out by talking you through the good and the bad of foam rolling. You see, these foam rollers […]

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Training | workouts

Outside Sports For Summer Weather

In this post I will be discussing a few sports that allow you to enjoy the outdoors and maintain fitness at the same time. As regular gym goers will know, gyms can be extremely dull and boring – especially when the sun is shining outside. The following sports allow you to get your heart rate […]

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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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Training | wellbeing

The Benefits Of Walking

In this week’s blog, I will be talking about the benefits of walking. I personally find this to be a very interesting topic, as a lot of people aren’t actually aware that walking can be a very beneficial form of physical activity. And the beauty of it is that, well, most of us do it! […]

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Training | workouts

Best Gym Equipment: motive8 Staff’s Top Picks

When it comes to the gym, everyone has their go-to workout. Whether it’s leg focused, cardio heavy or simply aimed at improving just one muscle group, people prefer different things. But as well as workouts, gym-goers also have their favourite pieces of equipment too. So, we’ve asked a number of our motive8 staff which pieces […]

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Nutrition | Training

Marathon Race Day Pointers

It’s marathon season! Well, for some, it’s always marathon season. Nevertheless, whether it’s your first, tenth, or one-hundredth marathon or half marathon there are always a number of pointers to get you in to the right place mentally and physically. Here they are, in no particular order. Hydration Stay hydrated, before, during and after your […]

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