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Gym Design | Training

Installing a Corporate Gym: The Benefits Part V

In the penultimate edition of our Corporate Gym Series, we take a look at Personal Training services. Some gym design companies also offer personal training expertise. This means you can have experienced personal trainers provide inductions for the staff, create personalised fitness programmes and/or train members of staff at the facility. They’ll hold an open […]

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No More Mr Nice Guy!

Something happened today that finally made me snap. Despite generally being renowned as quite feisty, I do try my hardest to be generous and helpful where possible but, just recently, I’ve experienced several people “taking the mick” and I’m less than impressed. So, examples I hear you ask. The man who owns the apartment above […]

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“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?”

Most of us around the world have heard, used or come into contact with the leading technology that has been at the forefront of the marketplace today – in Apple. Last week Steve Jobs, the former CEO and co-founder of Apple, passed away aged just 56. Aged 56 just shows how short life is; Steve Jobs […]

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Motive8 North opens its doors in Leeds with a new fitness studio

Yorkshire businessman, and Managing Director of motive8, brings his fitness business home. motive8, the UK’s leading health and fitness consultancy specialising in gym design and fitness training, has expanded North to Leeds with its second training studio, opening in Holbeck Urban Village and it is finalising details for a second in the area, with a […]

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Change at motive8

One of the joys of motive8 is that there’s always something new happening! Whether it be new projects, resulting in growth and development ,or new members of staff joining the team, there’s always change in the air. Over the last couple of weeks, we have heard of the loss of two very much loved, long-standing […]

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MOTIVE8 LEEDS PERSONAL TRAINING STUDIO

It’s back down to earth with a bang after coming back from honeymoon, but now the studio is open and the wedding/honeymoon are out of the way, I can focus on the studio and doing what I do best…..getting people in shape. Chris and I have had great results with our clients this week and […]

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Opening of motive8 North, Leeds

I’ve recently joined the motive8 family and it’s nice to part of a team again! For the last 4 years I have had my own personal training business, training clients in their homes or at a gym in Leeds, but I always had the ambition to open my own studio. I met Nick Sadler about […]

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Riots!

Nothing but a bunch of sheep out there; they follow each other not knowing why or what they are doing deep down. But when they are chased, they run… Easy way out… So many people want to take the easy way, what can they get for nothing? Hence why so many of these kids are […]

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Recent Riots, Why, Why, Why?

It’s all been quiet in Walton-on-Thames, the suburbs, where I have been following the activity and spread of the riots in the UK this week closely, in complete disbelief. I was a bit tearful whilst reading the paper yesterday, a mixture of feelings; sadness for those that have had businesses destroyed, shock for what has […]

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Where did guilt come into it?

Since completing the Blenheim Triathlon back in June, I’ve continued to stick to my weekly workout routine. I still look forwards to the days when I take a break from exercise but feel equally pleased with myself after completing each of my set activites. However, the other morning, I had to miss my pre-work swimming session in […]

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Motive8 Design & Technology Project at St. Philomena’s Catholic School for Girls

History We met Tunde Orelaja many years ago when he was Head Surveyor for Barratt East London, working on the construction of numerous new residential developments in east London. He was an immediate inspiration to us. A strong character, with fresh ideas and a no-nonsense approach to work, he was a keen fitness fan himself […]

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Team Building & Group Dynamics

At motive8 we have always placed a great emphasis on having the right team in place, from when the company was very small to more recent years where we have a large team of schools coaches and personal trainers on board. Group dynamics are very interesting and it’s not always an obvious mix of people […]

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Time for a change….with a bit of a spin

Keeping fit has always been a priority of mine, having been involved in competitive sport since the age of 14. Yet when that part of my life no longer existed, it was purely down to me to motivate myself and maintain my health and fitness levels. No more coach or team mates to get me […]

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Travel – The need for adventure

Back in my 20’s my best friend and I decided that seeing as we never went to university, we should get out there and find out about the world ourselves – the university of life as we called it. At 22 we packed our rucksacks and headed off for a round the world tour, starting […]

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