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

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We’re not just about gyms. A lot of the facilities that we design include fitness studios. Here’s a yoga studio tha……

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Gym Design Case Study – urbanest Westminster Bridge

Westminster Bridge, located on the banks of the River Thames sets a new standard for student life in London. At the beginning of 2020, motive8 were commissioned by urbanest to re-design an existing gym on the lower ground floor at this popular student development and to upgrade all the equipment.  Additional space was allocated to improve […]

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Equipment | Gym Design | Home Gyms

Family Gyms – the New Home Gym Phenomenon

Family gyms installed in the home are the new health and fitness phenomena sweeping the UK. From kids to seniors, now every generation and lifestyle is catered for.

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Building a Home Gym – How the Professionals Do It

The last few months have been tough for most people. With the Coronavirus wreaking havoc in society, most of us have been forced to undergo lockdown – an unprecedented change in our lifestyles. It’s changed our attitudes towards everything from spending habits, shopping, entertainment, health, fitness and travel. Why are home gyms so popular right […]

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Corporate Gyms | Gym Design | Home Gyms | Hotel Gym Design | Maintenance | Student Gym Design

What the Experts Know About Gym Design

What do the experts know about gym design that you don’t? We look at 10 important things that, when combined, will create a great gym.

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Gym Design Case Study – Upper Riverside – Building 4

Upper Riverside, Building 4 is our second installation for renowned developer, Knight Dragon. Already appointed to manage the resident’s facility within another building, motive8 was appointed to consult, design and install the final fitness facility at Upper Riverside, including a dedicated studio space. From the outset, the gym design team offered guidance on layout, gym equipment […]

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Benefits of a home gym

We’ve been completing an increasing number of home gym projects over the last couple of years and we really enjoy the personal nature of these projects, especially getting to know the clients and collaborating with them to deliver their perfect home gym or wellbeing space. Recent projects have become more and more bespoke in terms […]

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Launch of new motive8 Gym & Spa Brochure

Over recent years our work and relationships with clients has changed dramatically, we are no longer just a third party designing nice looking, functional gyms, we are working in collaboration with clients to create innovative environments for fitness and wellbeing. Integrating active spaces into the flow of everyday life, making fitness and wellbeing a distinct […]

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Gym Design Case Study – Blackhorse Mills

motive8’s latest Residential Gym Design installation was Blackhorse Mills, a unique waterside destination overlooking the wilds of Walthamstow Wetlands. As part of this new development, motive8 was brought on board by Legal & General to provide consultancy services across all areas of the leisure facility including full design of the gym. Once the plans and […]

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Gym Design Case Study – Corporate Project

Earlier this year, motive8 installed a gym, fitness/yoga studio, treatment room and changing facilities for this large corporate client in the basement of their London headquarters, providing employees with a stunning leisure and wellbeing facility open 24/7. With many employees working around the clock the option to work-out at any hour during the day was […]

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Eco Gyms

Eco gyms and green gyms are trending – and it’s not hard to see why. We all need to reduce carbon and maximise energy efficiency. We look at how one gym in York is paving the way towards a green, more environmentally-friendly gym scene.

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The Ultimate Guide to Gym Design 2020

There’s a lot more to creating a gym than a couple of treadmills and a water cooler, which is why we’ve put together our guide to gym design to help you avoid the common pitfalls and help you create a great space for clients, staff, guests or residents. What are the trending looks in gym […]

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Corporate Gyms | Gym Design

What Does Your Gym Design Say About Your Company?

Employee wellbeing has moved from a “nice to have” in an organisation to a “need to have” to ensure happier and engaged staff. With flexible working and freelancing becoming increasingly popular, the employment market in the UK is extremely competitive, so perks, benefits and wellbeing packages are now crucial in order to attract and retain […]

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5 Ways to Save Money With Regular Gym Equipment Maintenance

Here are 5 key ways for gym owners to save money, via regular inspection, repair and cleaning of the gym and its equipment.

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Gym Love – How Gyms Can Help Build Human Relationships

Exercise can bring people together and can strengthen relationships. Whether they are colleagues burning off stress in the workplace gym, students at college, neighbours in Build to Rent gyms or guests in the hotel. Gyms and exercise spaces can create lasting, worthwhile friendships based on the healthiest of activities. Gyms have even been the venue […]

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Gym Design | Hotel Gym Design

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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