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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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Don’t Just Watch It… Get Out There And Play It! The Health Benefits of Tennis!

This time of year is a great time to play tennis, as it gets you and family/friends out enjoying yourself at the same time as keeping fit and working on areas of your body without thinking too much about it. Tennis is one of the popular sports in Britain, especially around summer with Wimbledon on […]

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Wimbledon Inspired Summer Camp Ideas

Around this time of the year avid sports fans may feel starved of entertainment due to the high amount of sport seasons that finish around the summer time. However, Wimbledon is here every year to keep us entertained for its 2 week duration. When it comes to tennis, this is a sport that can keep […]

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Abs are made in the kitchen. Or are they?

This week’s post has been dedicated to exploring a phrase I hear and see frequently used across different forms of media: Abs are made in the kitchen. The big question is, well, are they? The answer is yes. Yes, they absolutely are! Now, we all know the struggles of eating healthy whilst maintaining an active […]

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How to Train for RideLondon in Your Home Gym

Get your riding positions checked and your chains oiled – the 2017 Prudential RideLondon is nearly here! This annual three-day festival of cycling runs from London through Surrey at the end of July. Although this challenging ride involves 100 miles of outdoor roads taking in Box Hill, Leith Hill and an imperceptible but draining climb through […]

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How using swimming exercises can help in rehabilitation

After an individual is told they have an injury, one of the first things that may come to mind is how long the recovery period will be, particularly for an athlete or keen sports person who is keen to get back into their regular training. Recovering from an injury for some people can be very […]

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Cardio Workout with Weights

A good amount of cardio activity is necessary for our bodies to reach peak health. Many individuals will enjoy a bit of cardio when it comes to the warm-up in a quest to get the blood flowing more efficiently to deal with the demands of physical activity in a main workout. While many people do […]

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motive8’s Jenny Cromack competes in her first GB Duathlon

On Sunday 30th April 2017 I did something I’d dreamed of doing since I was a child…..I donned a Great Britain outfit and represented my country! I found out in November 2016 that I had qualified to represent Great Britain my age-group (35-39 years) in the duathlon at the ETU Standard Distance Duathlon Championships in […]

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Tips for warming up before a run

Dynamic stretching before running is far more beneficial than static stretching. Dynamic stretching involves movement and muscular effort for the stretch to occur. It is performed deliberately and slowly and mimics the movements used in a specific sport or exercises. It is usually performed in an exaggerated manor. Here are some benefits of dynamic stretching […]

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5×5 Training for Beginners

Many people in the fitness industry know the 5×5 training system. For those of you that don’t.. here is a brief description. The 5×5 training system comprises the big five training exercises – Bench Press, Bent Over Row, Squats, Dead lifts and Push Press. In each session you choose three of the exercises i.e. lets […]

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Top Tips for a perfect spin class

Always wanted to join a spin class but feeling anxious about it? Here are some tips on how to enjoy spin classes: 1. Cycling shorts or a gel seat cover – many people get discouraged after the first spin session as they feel sore after cycling on a hard seat. The best way to avoid it […]

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The Summer Edition of motive8’s Magazine M8:Life is Out Now

It’s been a busy start to 2017 for the motive8 team. Our new website has been up and running for several months now and we’re pleased to report it seems to be doing its job! By amalgamating all our old sites into one central hub, our aim was to provide a onestop- shop for all […]

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Increasing muscle mass workout

Whether you are looking to increase muscle mass this summer or looking to keep it for longer, here are some of the most important principles of what your workout should have and what it should look like based on scientific research. The workout will include • Hypertrophy: Tearing of the muscle fibres which happens usually […]

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Weekly Workout (HIIT)

This week I have put together a HIIT workout. HIIT is performing set exercises for a flat out time with a small recovery period, usually 45s with 15 seconds recovery but if that is too challenging then you can modify this by working for 30s and resting for 30s. Really push yourself as hard as […]

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