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Residential Gyms

With over fifteen years’ experience in the industry, motive8 is the market leader in gym and spa design, with unrivalled experience and expertise in the student and residential sectors. Clients include St James’ Homes, St George Plc, Berkeley Homes, Greystar and Barratt Homes, for whom we have installed more residential gym facilities than any other provider.

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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 has seen a boom over the last 10 years. motive8 has extensive experience of working with student accommodation providers to deliver fitness suites that inspire and motivate the students living within 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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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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Gym Equipment Sales

We offer a range of new and refurbished gym equipment suitable for both home and commercial use. Please contact the sales team on 020 8481 9700 or email for more information.

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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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

A Great Gym Can Add Value to Your Built to Rent Development

The UK property market is going through a period of significant change. Home ownership, especially amongst young adults, has dropped to 27%, compared to 65% two decades ago and is showing no sign of climbing. In response, we are now seeing the rapid growth of Build-to-Rent (BTR) or Private-Rental-Sector (PRS) developments, wherein apartments or housing […]

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

Private Rented Sector Gym Design

With more people year on year being priced out of the house buying market, we are seeing a sharp rise in the Build-to-Rent (BTR) or Private-Rental-Sector (PRS), whereby tenants favour long-term rental over a mortgage. PRS developments are designed to attract long-term tenants, and to achieve this it’s important to establish communities and provide facilities […]

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

All You Need To Know About BTR

When it comes to home ownership, times really have changed. No longer are people expecting to own a home as soon as they finish their studies, as a shortage of housing and the rising costs of buying are making it a near impossible job for many. This means that, while some still plan to buy, […]

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Corporate Gyms | Corporate Wellbeing | Gym Design

Corporate Gym Interior Design Trends

Employee wellbeing is fast becoming a key point on the boardroom agendas. The employment market in the UK is extremely competitive, so perks, benefits and wellbeing packages are now crucial in order to attract and retain employees. Naturally, fitness is one of the most popular options, with organisations providing subsidised gym memberships or workplace gyms. If […]

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Corporate Gyms | Corporate Wellbeing | wellbeing

Corporate Wellbeing – the Latest Stats

Corporate wellbeing can increase employee retention, reduce absenteeism and increase productivity and efficiency.  A happier, fitter workforce is an engaged one, better able to meet the demands of the business. If your business is looking at rolling-out a wellbeing strategy, we look at the latest stats and outline how fitness should be a key element of […]

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

Gym & Spa Design Project – Westminster Quarter

With a landscaped residents’ roof terrace offering unrivalled views of the Houses of Parliament and other iconic landmarks, residents of Westminster Quarter are already pretty spoilt. Add to that a 24hr concierge service and a motive8 designed private gym, and there really is no need to ever leave your apartment! Cardio machines, resistance machines and […]

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Company News: motive8 Sponsors ARMA CSR Award

We are pleased and excited to confirm that motive8 is sponsoring the ARMA Corporate Social Responsibility Firm Of The Year Award, which is set to be awarded in July. We became partners with ARMA, the Association of Residential Managing Agents, in 2017 and backing this award is a great way to follow up on our […]

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When to Update Corporate Gym Equipment

How long should you hang on to your corporate gym equipment before you need to upgrade it or replace it? Leading corporate gym designers motive8 look at the factors to weigh when deciding when to upgrade.

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Corporate Gyms | Corporate Wellbeing

How a Corporate Gym Can Boost Employee Engagement

The long hours working culture that dominated the UK workforce for so long is changing.  Employees want a better work/life balance, which is why we’re seeing an upturn in people focusing on projects, hobbies or family activities to incentivise them to leave work on time. For employees trying to manage life inside and outside the […]

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Apprentice Case Studies

If you want to know what doing an Apprenticeship with motive8 is like then take a look at our new Apprentice page where we’ve added some case studies for you to read. What is an Apprenticeship? Coaching apprenticeships are a great way to get into the industry of your choice and motive8 is helping students […]

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Coaching | company News

Coaching News: New Team Page

Head over to the new Team Page of the Coaching Department to meet all the great coaches that go out to our schools to deliver fun and exciting lessons, clubs and camps throughout the year. With great sporting experience between them, they provide the kids with a range of sports including athletics, football, gymnastics, street […]

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Equipment | workouts

Airbikes are back!

They may bring back memories of the old-school stationary bike your parents used to have in the garage (and likely never used) but Airbikes are making a comeback. Here’s the lowdown on what they have to offer and details of three industry-leading choices. What are they? In contrast to a standard upright bike, where you […]

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motive8CPD Relaunches as motive8IQ

In the last few months motive8CPD has undergone a rebrand and is now called motive8IQ. When originally set up, motive8CPD focused on delivering courses and workshops to already qualified personal trainers who wanted to perform additional study for their own personal development, and also to stay active on REPS. However, over the last few years, […]

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Gym Design

A Day in the Life: Matt Leadbitter, Gym Consultant

  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 […]

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Coaching | company News

motive8 Kids Coaching Christmas Showcase

On December 15th the kids coaching team, alongside some of their students, headed over to The Exchange Theatre in Twickenham for their Christmas showcase to show their fellow classmates, teachers and parents what all their hard work during the term had created. The show was a great success with all the parents singing their praises […]

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