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wellbeing | workouts

How To Optimise Your Training Potential

Many of us enjoy working out but do you really optimise your training potential? Do you warm up correctly, eat well, do the right type of exercise? This blog looks how to optimise your training potential and really get the most out of your workouts. A typical warm up for most gym goers often starts […]

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Training

Motivational Gym Quotes

Motivational gym quotes are posted all over social media platforms nowadays by fitness professionals, athletes, fitness models, bodybuilders and even your everyday recreational gym goer. Motivational gym quotes are today a great visual tool, that can really get the mind racing and thinking about how you will attack your evening or early morning workout, if […]

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Training

Is Personal Training Expensive and Can I Afford it?

Many people ask me if personal training is expensive and can they afford it.  The answer depends on you and what you value.  You can spend up to £100 per hour on a top celebrity trainer or £30 per hour on someone who may be less well known, and there are many different packages to […]

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Gym Design | Training

Outdoor gyms – A breath of fresh air in fitness

Whilst the unpredictable British weather often makes it hard to plan for outdoor activity, when the sun does shine, we all love to get outside and make the most of it. On a hot day in the UK, the thought of going inside a gym to workout isn’t the most appealing of propositions – wouldn’t […]

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How important recovery is and how to train if you are unwell?

Last week I was struck down by what some call ‘man flu’ and what the doctor called a virus.  I had a cough, cold and temperature that left me feeling rubbish. The bottom line is that I got this through charging around, not sleeping long enough, working in the cold and generally burning the candle […]

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Marketing | Training

My On Cloudsurfers

Since our Marketing Consultant, Layla Smith, got involved with On, and the FitBrands show kicked off with the new range of footwear, I have wanted to try a pair.  The design of the shoe is not what you would expect from a traditional running shoe and they look great with their brilliant detail and colour schemes. I […]

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Do you want it enough?

Exercise has become as natural to me as breathing. At the start of the week I look at my diary and find at least an hour every day where I can train my body. It became such an important part of my life that I decided I wanted to do it for a job, but […]

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On Cloudsurfer Review – Chris Baird of motive8 North

Once I opened the box and initially saw the ON Cloudsurfer running trainers, I thought I would be running on a set of springs. The cloud technology I found looked very daunting for the first time and I had flash backs of Nike shocks. I have always preferred a hard sole underfoot with good contact […]

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Coaching | Training

Overcoming Injury

Training and Injury So far training had been going very well for 2012; I worked up to being able to back squat 140kg for 5 reps quite easily. So I pushed on and moved to 145kg for 6reps which again was quite easy. In my last session I worked up to 145kg for 5 reps […]

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Gym Design | Marketing | Training

Leeds Abbey Dash 10K Race Report

Sunday 20th November was the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k and we had a great turn out from motive8 North! Over 20 clients took part in the Abbey Dash; for many it was their first 10k and a big achievement for all those who entered. The fastest finisher from motive8 North was Joel Beasley with a […]

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Marketing | Training

Training In The Dark

With my knee feeling stronger by the day, I was able to participate in a tough interval session with my running club last night. It consisted of X5 750m loops on the road and then X2 400m loops at the end. The pace was meant to be 90% of our 10km pace, with the last […]

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Gym Design | Training

OUT OF THE COMFORT ZONE…..

As most people who know me will know, I am a keen runner. I tend to stick mainly to road running, with the occasional run around the local woods or along the canal to break up the monotony of road running. However I like road running because it is safe underfoot which means I can concentrate […]

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