Welcome to motive8
motive8 is privately owned and managed by one of its original founders, Nick Sadler. Sarah Cleland-Smith and Richard Moon, two of the first full-time employees, are now Co-owners and Co-directors, with Omar White joining the Board of Directors in 2016. The directors are supported by a team of experts in their respective fields, from consultancy, design and project management to facility maintenance and management.
motive8 also has a coaching team dedicated to delivering sports sessions to children in South West London. Managing Director, Nick Sadler, has always been passionate about ensuring children have a positive experience of physical activity from a young age. Nick has maintained his involvement in this area of the business, which now delivers over 200 sessions per month for children aged 5-16 years.
Nick Sadler is the Founding Director of motive8 and has worked in the industry for 18 years. He has worked as the lead Gym and Spa consultant on projects across all sectors on a number of prestigious schemes with developers, architects, interior design agencies and managing agents. His expertise and consultancy on projects have ensured that the original design concepts are always met or exceeded whilst maintaining the future operational efficiency of the facility.
Sarah has worked in the fitness industry for 17 years and is a co-owner of motive8. She has worked across all areas of the business, predominantly the day to day operations of the eight Gym and Spa facilities we currently manage on behalf of our clients. She has a key understanding of how design must meet operational requirements, ensuring the client and end user receive the best possible service and ongoing running costs are considered in the design. Her current focus is project management and financials.
Director and Facilities Manager
Richard has headed up the motive8 maintenance team for the past 12 years and became a Director and co-owner of the business in 2016. He provides service contracts and maintenance for all motive8 equipped facilities to ensure longevity and value for the client. The maintenance department currently services in excess of 200 sites in the UK. He works with the client and their onsite team to provide H&S best practice which includes daily checks of the facility. Richard also manages motive8 gym installations, ensuring equipment and design are delivered on time, safely and to a high standard.
Director for Commercial Operations
Omar is the Director for Commercial Operations and became a board member of motive8 in 2016. He has worked for 19 years within service delivery & operations, the majority of which has been with mid-cap through to global corporations within IT Services. Omar joined motive8 looking for a new challenge, to take more control and become a key decision maker - he found the perfect opportunity at motive8. His primary focus is to review business strategy, P&L, roadmap business improvement projects and to ensure the organisation runs efficiently and effectively across all departments.
Naomi originally joined motive8 as a specialist gymnastics and street dance coach. Over the years she has developed her knowledge of all things coaching, building relationships with all our schools and progressing to become coaching manager in 2016. Since taking on the role, Naomi has brought in new clients, increased provision at our current schools and launched new initiatives to help further develop the department's offering.
Naomi is an avid tennis player and enjoys spending her time being active and socialising with friends and family.
Personal Training Manager
Shawn naturally fell into the fitness industry coming from a background where he was always active and engaged in sport from a young age. Having played a range of sports at school, Shawn later specialised in sprinting 100m and 200m and then went on to participate at competitive weightlifting.
When it comes to working as a fitness professional, Shawn loves being able to help people push themselves physically and switch off from their stresses of day to day life. Setting people challenges and pushing them that little bit harder than they might have done on their own provides him with great satisfaction. He loves to see people leave having had a great session and also strives to keep people working consistently, and looking at fitness as pleasurable and not a chore!
PA to Directors and Office Manager
Chantel is the PA to Directors and Office Manager of motive8. She joined the team in 2013 as the Office Administrator, working her way up to Office Manager, then PA to Directors Nick & Sarah.
Chantel has worked within the customer service industry for the past 9 years. Having a design background/degree Chantel is also able to use her skills to design material for the spa sites. Her expertise at motive8 lies primarily within organisation and being a central member of the team to support all departments.
In her spare time Chantel enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her family.
Laura is our receptionist and also books all gym inductions at our unmanned gyms. She has just graduated with a sport science degree and brings strong organisation & time management to the role.
Laura enjoys riding horses and going to the beach when she is at home in Dorset.