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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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Exercises | Training

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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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 | 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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Training | workouts

Top 5 Indoor Workouts

Winter is officially on its way – the clocks have gone back, there’s less and less daylight by the day and the temperature continues to drop. All in all, this doesn’t always help when it comes to training. A combination of the above factors can make working out and sticking to a plan difficult, as […]

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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 TRX 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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