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Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Training for a half marathon

As one of the UK’s biggest running events, the Great North Run last weekend was yet another huge success, with 57,000 runners taking park and Mo Farah winning his record fourth consecutive race. If you’re feeling inspired to have a go, before thinking about running a half marathon like the Great North Run, a good […]

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Nutrition | Training | wellbeing

How to stay healthy at university

Let’s face it, being a student comes with the stereotype of being unhealthy and broke, but that’s just because people seem to think all students spend money on alcohol, take aways and microwaveable meals. If that is the case for you, let’s ditch the bad habits and jump on the healthy bandwagon this school year. […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

The Importance of Core Training

Core exercises should be an essential part of your daily workout routine. Neglecting basic core strength training can lead to poor posture and make everyday tasks in life that little bit harder. A couple of examples of this could be carrying a shopping bag or perhaps your child or grandchild; without basic core strength these […]

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Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Reasons to Join A Sports Club

Joining a sports club can have various benefits for an individual’s physical and mental health. Sports clubs not only provide a space and a time where you can be physically active, but also allow you to interact with others. Whether you decide to join football, kickboxing or even ultimate Frisbee, you will surely reap the […]

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Gym & Spa News | Gym Design | Home Gyms | Training | workouts

Mat Work in the Home Gym

In any gym, whether it’s at work, your local kickboxing haunt or your home gym, it is essential to have a decent amount of floor space. A square area that is at least as long as you, when lying on the ground with your arms above your head, is ideal. Home gym mat work, with […]

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Weekend Warriors – Making the most of the weekend

For those of you lucky enough to enjoy weekends off work, they are the perfect opportunity to get some exercise in a fun and different way. During the summer months, make the most of the (hopefully) improved weather. Head outside! Whether it is as simple as taking the kids down the park with a ball, […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Change It Up – Outdoor Gym Circuit

Summer is about to end, which means that whilst we still have beautiful, warmer mornings and fairly nice evenings to go outside and exercise, such as parks and fields, we should look to advantage of what the great outdoor space has to offer. We have 2 simple options – either we take our own fitness […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Training | workouts

Resistance Bands- What, Why and How

In this blog we’re going to cover the benefits and uses of resistance bands. Hopefully by the end you will be ready and willing to give it a go as part of your workout routine. What are resistance bands? Resistance bands, or physio bands, are either flat or tubular and can come with or without […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Training | workouts

Top 5 Unusual Sports

In this week’s blog I have been tasked with finding some new and captivating sports that are not commonly known by the general public. After some sniffing around, I made a list of the top 5 most uncommon and enthralling sports I’ve come across which I’m pretty certain you have not tried yet: 1. Underwater […]

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Training | workouts

My Favourite Place to Train – Jay Simms

I have been to few places in my brief existence on this planet, but last year I was lucky enough to go back to Jamaica and I had a thought… There is a place called Green Island where my family are from which is located approximately 25 km from Negril. I wish I had taken my bike […]

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Corporate Wellbeing | Exercises | Training | wellbeing

Motive8’s corporate wellbeing programme at Prodrive Ltd

As part of our fitness service offering we offer a corporate wellness service which we run in-house to corporate clientele. One of our contracts is with Prodrive, who specialise in motorsport and innovative engineering for the motoring industry. Within a typical corporate environment staff turn up to work, perform the tasks for their role and […]

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Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Stretching for Beginners

It can be seen as the boring part of a workout. The obligatory stretching that a lot of athletes or fitness fanatics choose to ignore despite knowing that neglecting this section of their workout could cause them serious injury in the future and hinder their training! So here’s a few simple stretches to help reduce […]

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Equipment | Gym Design | Student Gym Design | Training | wellbeing

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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Partner Workout in the Park

It can be very inspiring to workout with your partner as we say that ‘partners who sweat together stay together’.I would recommend partner workouts to anyone who likes working in a team or needs motivation to keep fit. I am a big fan of group exercises and I enjoy attending and running them too as […]

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Drills to Elevate Your Tennis Game to the Next Level

Has watching the Wimbledon on the television given you the urge to test your skills on the court? Or maybe even intrigued you enough to want to take up the sport as hobby? Well if that happens to be the case, take a minute or so to have a read of the many benefits to your […]

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