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Residential & Build To Rent Gyms

With over fifteen years’ experience in the industry, motive8 is the market leader in residential, Build to Rent 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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A 2020 vision for hotel gym design

We are seeing so much change in the fitness industry that we believe there are some really exciting times ahead. As we move into 2020 we take a look at what’s new in gym design and give you our predictions for the year ahead. Eco Hotels The hospitality industry, especially the hotel sector, is under […]

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Gym and Spa Design, Management and Maintenance – 2019 Round-Up

2019 was a fantastic year in gym and spa design, fitness and wellbeing. For motive8 it was one of our most exciting years yet. We take a look back at 2019 and think about what 2020 might bring.

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company News | Corporate Gyms | Gym Design

What We’ve Learned Over 20 Years of Gym and Spa Design

motive8 MD Nick Sadler shares what 20 years in business has taught us and what have been some of the main contributors to our success. We have an amazing milestone to celebrate! We’ve now been in the gym and spa design business for nearly 20 years! Yes, we’re celebrating two decades of industry expertise and business […]

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Gym Management

When it comes to running a gym, as much as we’d like to say, ‘build it and they will come’, it’s not necessarily the best approach for long term ROI. A good and successful gym takes time, effort and engagement and not just from members. The day-to-day running of a gym involves a multitude of […]

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motive8 attend ARMA’s 2019 Conference

 At this year’s ARMA 2019 Annual Conference in London, motive8 were not only invited to attend but created a dedicated ‘wellness’ zone alongside their stand. This proved the perfect opportunity to show Property Managers and other key delegates the services that residents could benefit from if their residential sites provided fitness and wellbeing facilities. The […]

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Residential Gym Design at Its’ Best – The Story of The Forge, London

The Forge London is a great example of residential gym design at its finest. Read the story the incredible gym design motive8 created and installed.

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Swimming Pool Maintenance – How it Works

If you’re thinking of building a swimming pool, planning your swimming pool maintenance in advance is essential. We look at how swimming pool maintenance contracts work.

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motive8 support and celebrate National Fitness Day 2019

This year the team at motive8 joined in and celebrated National Fitness Day on Wednesday 25th September 2019 with a number of events to celebrate and support the day. motive8 is always keen to raise awareness of the many benefits of fitness and how important regular physical exercise helps every one of us lead healthier and […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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