Posted on February 17, 2018 by Louisa Feary


Matt Leadbitter is the newest addition to motive8’s Gym & Spa team. Matt has worked in the leisure and fitness industry for over 12 years (his whole working life) and joined the motive8 team to help develop our presence in the commercial market as well as support the sales team with new projects across existing sectors. Here is what a typical day in the life for Matt can look like.


Up and out to seize the day, starting with a quick HIIT gym session usually inspired by our Head Trainer Shawn Mullix’s weekly ‘fitness fix’.


Each day for me is very different (which is why I love my job), so today’s commute is a jog back from the gym to home to catch up on emails from the night before.


Breakfast meeting with the Management team to review current operations, new projects and discuss things going on in the business. We have a great local café which does poached egg and avocado on toast – great way to start the day!


With urgent emails replied to and a big bowl of porridge and banana devoured, I set off to meet a new client in Cambridge, who has requested our services in the design and installation of their new home gym – this project is particularly unique as they’d like a bespoke functional rig and power rack, something I love helping to design and work on.


Following my first successful meeting of the day, I’m now off to our London head office to catch up with everybody and begin a full afternoon of meetings. I tend to use this driving time to phone & catch up with suppliers and install teams to ensure all boxes are ticked in preparation for a very busy installation period – for us this is paramount in ensuring all logistical elements work cohesively together and the customer experience remains a positive one.


We have some exciting current and new projects across a number of different sectors, so this midday catch up meeting with the design team is vital.


Time to refuel, so it’s a quick bite to eat whilst working on a gym layout visual for a new client.


With a break in meetings, I spend an hour reviewing operational constraints, market trends and perform local demographic analysis for a highend residential development we are consulting on.


It’s time for my final meeting of the day; this is with our marketing and design teams. I’m particularly excited about this one as we’ll be making key decisions regarding an exciting new project for m8 group (watch this space for more news!)


I’m not sure where the day has gone, but, it has been a
productive one. Planning for the next day commences, starting with a list of quotes for a number of clients – one is a returning customer so it will be great to work with them again.


A quick pre-dinner snack (I’m a grazer) and sending of my final emails for the day.


Tonight I’m staying in London so I head over to the nearby hotel to check-in; it is just a 5-minute walk away (I’m so lucky with my commutes at times). As mentioned earlier, the variety in my days is brilliant and tomorrow will start slightly different to today, with an 8am breakfast meeting at our favourite local café and a giant pot of ‘morning kick’ tea!