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Residential & PRS Gyms

With over fifteen years’ experience in the industry, motive8 is the market leader in residential, PRS and later living gym and spa design, with vast experience and expertise in these sectors. Clients include St George Plc, Berkeley Homes, M&G, Legal & General and Barratt Homes.

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Corporate Gyms

It is widely accepted that people who take regular exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle are usually more motivated and energised. Subsequently, the provision of health and fitness facilities in the workplace, be it an office, school, university or college, brings benefits for both employer and employee.

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Student Gyms

New-build student accommodation and gyms within schools have seen a boom over the last 10 years. motive8 has extensive experience of working with student accommodation providers and schools to deliver fitness suites that inspire and motivate students to get fit and stay healthy.

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Hotel Gyms

Whether it’s business or leisure, travellers are increasingly keen to maintain their fitness regimes when they are away from home. motive8 can assist with all aspects of design, supply, maintenance and management of your hotel gym.

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Private Gyms

Despite the misconceptions that only the rich and famous are privileged enough to own a home gym, motive8 can offer a selection of different home gym packages to suit all budgets and requirements.

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Spa, Sauna & Steam

A growing numbers of users are now appreciating the relaxing, nurturing and physiological benefits provided by Spas. With over 20-years experience our team can help you with your relaxing and invigorating Spa solutions.

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Refurbished Gym Equipment

For clients on a restricted budget, or who may need to replace only certain items in their existing facility, refurbished gym equipment is often the ideal solution.

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Our Gym & Spa Team

The motive8 Gym & Spa department comprises a team of specialist consultants, designers and project managers to ensure a consistently high standard of delivery across all projects. With ten fully-managed spa sites, we also have a growing team of gym and spa operatives overseen by on-site gym and spa supervisors all supported by a team of expert gym and spa managers.

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Gym & Spa Services

motive8 Gym & Spa is committed to working in partnership with our clients, to engage, communicate and act promptly. We aim to create a synergy that encourages improved efficiency & greater exploitation of opportunities with our clients.

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Gym & Spa Brochure

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Wellbeing & Fitness

A wide range of fitness services are available including personal training, injury rehabilitation, swimming lessons, inductions and fitness classes. All provision is bespoke to each facility depending on the demand of its residents or members.

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motive8’s aftercare packages are designed to ensure every client experiences hassle free enjoyment from their facility post-installation. Our contracts are a cost-effective solution to facility aftercare, keeping your gym equipment in good working order and highly reducing the likelihood of expensive callouts.

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Welcome to M8:Life

Read all our latest news and lifestyle blogs covering nutrition, workouts, wellbeing, gym & spa design trends and more…

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My Favourite: Kim Mead is this week’s staff pick – and she reveals her go-to home gym kit item. “A resistance band……

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Gym Design | Hotel Gym Design

Motive8’s Top 5 Favourite Gym Designs

2019 has been a fabulous year so far for motive8. As we move towards the end of the year, we started thinking about all the gym design projects we’ve completed since our first successful project back in 2001. We’re proud of so many of our gym projects that it was very hard to pick our […]

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design


Your gym is now open! Residents have moved in and ditched their external gym membership; but how do you ensure they don’t go back? Gyms are ever-evolving spaces that have to react to a range of elements, such as member requirements, changing fitness trends, and health and safety guidelines. If you’re unsure as to your […]

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Equipment | Maintenance

Gym Equipment Maintenance – What You Need To Know

August and September are usually quieter periods for gyms, which makes it a great time to take stock and assess what equipment needs to be upgraded, refreshed or serviced. With members or residents paying to use the gym, you need to make sure everything is in the best working order, not to mention safe to […]

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

Residential Gym Design Tips for 2019

What’s the best practice in residential gym design in 2019? How can you get a ROI? Keep your residents happy and have them stay put? We have the answers.

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St George PLC’s annual charity tag rugby event

  Written by Grant Charles, Gym and Spa Area Manager St George PLC hosts an annual charity tag rugby event on behalf of SPEAR, in support of homeless and vulnerable people, and Honeypot, who support young carers and vulnerable children. The invitation is sent to all contractors who provide a donation towards the event; and […]

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company News | Equipment | Exercises | Gym Design | Training

Hot off the press: m8:Life Magazine, Issue 10

The 10th edition of m8:Life magazine is here, and we’re excited to share what we’ve been up to over the last few months! Our headline story for this issue focusses on one of motive8’s latest projects which reached completion earlier this year – Supersonic in York. Supersonic is a new fitness and wellbeing concept, designed to put a holistic twist on traditional city centre fitness facilities. We look at what Supersonic is […]

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Corporate Gyms | Gym & Spa News | Residential Gym Design

What is the Landscape for Gym Managers in 2019?

What are the emerging trends that Gym Managers need to know about in 2019?

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Corporate Gyms | Corporate Wellbeing | Gym Design

3 Inspiring Company Gyms

As one of the UK’s leading company gym designers, motive8 monitor gym design trends. Here are three corporate gyms we’ve noticed that we really like.

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Gym & Spa News | Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

The Essentials for BTR Gym Design

In the build to rent (BTR) market, premium facilities are key to attracting and keeping long term tenants. For this reason, many developers are looking to add gym and exercise facilities to their developments. The UK housing market has changed dramatically in the last two decades. Home ownership dropping from 65% to just 27%. Young […]

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motive8 support The Brain Tumour Charity

On a sunny Friday morning at the end of June our very own Kim Mead set off with her partner and his colleagues from MMX Retail on a 26 mile walk through the sites of London.  This was no ordinary stroll around the capital but a very well organised charity walk with one main goal, to […]

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Corporate Gyms | Corporate Wellbeing | Equipment

Gym Equipment Sales – Trends and Future Direction

At motive8 we don’t just design gyms, we also supply a very wide range of new and refurbished gym equipment? As such we’re experts in what is trending in the fast-moving world of gym equipment design. Let’s take a look at the latest trends and what is going to be shaping the future of gym kit. 

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Swimming Pool Maintenance

motive8’s team of experienced engineers provide expert swimming pool maintenance to keep your pool or spa running smoothly now and for years to come.

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

5 Ways a PRS Gym Can Make Renting a Pleasure

The way we live is constantly changing. House buying is being rapidly replaced by long-term renting. Working patterns are evolving too, with many more people enjoying multiple careers throughout their working lives or relying on the so-called gig economy to get by. So it’s natural that how we live will change with it. Hitching your […]

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Gym Design | Student Gym Design

Why The Student Gym Might Be Your Best Study Buddy

Taking maximum advantage of your university gym may not be high on all students’ priority list but it could well prove to be your best friend. Regular exercise has been proven to have a whole host of health benefits, and can really help you to make the most of your time at uni. Most colleges […]

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motive8 team attend FIBO 2019

FIBO is Europe’s leading trade show for all thing’s fitness. The biggest names in the industry head to Germany for a week of networking and business. On the 8th April Gym & Spa consultant Sally Ottewell was joined by motive8 founder Nick Sadler for the annual European fitness mega show in Cologne, Germany. motive8 have attended FIBO […]

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