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wellbeing

A Physiotherapist, Chiropractor or Osteopath. Aren’t they all essentially the same?

Although it is common for many practitioners’ jobs to have some sort of crossover, they are all highly qualified in their area and this gives them knowledge that is transferable into other professions. Who is a Physiotherapist? Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. […]

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Training | workouts

Cardio hybrid workout: indoor and outdoor

We touched upon the benefits of a hybrid workout earlier this month, as well as discussing nutrition for a running training schedule. Now we’re putting the two together with a hybrid workout for the runner. The exercises below can of course be altered and changed depending on your personal preferences and training facilities, but we […]

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Motivation

Fitness Gadgets - What's out there?

We all need a little help with exercise sometimes, whether we’re just starting out or we’ve been at it for a long time. Still, there are people who shy away from personal training, unsure of what they’ll get out of the experience or whether it’s worth the money.

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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… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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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

OUR GUIDE TO A HEALTHY GYM – 2019

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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Exercises | Training | workouts

Fitness Challenge – How long can you last?

The challenge: This month’s Fitness Challenge is an all-round body breaker. The task? You need to see how many rounds, or sets, you can complete within a timeframe of 10 minutes. The exercises: Bike: 0.8km KB/DB Squats: X 25 (Male 10kg/Ladies 5kg) Lateral raises: X 20 (Male 4kg / Ladies 2kg) Push ups: X 10 […]

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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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company News | Motivation

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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Exercises | Training | workouts

Fitness challenge – Quad-shaking wall squat

The challenge: Get into a squat position with your back against a wall and dumbbell in front of chest, then simply hold it for as long as possible (female 10kg, male 20kg). The technique: Lean against a wall Walk with your feet shoulder width apart While leaning back on the wall, slide down until there […]

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Exercises | wellbeing

Mindfulness and exercise

Mindfulness is now widely recognised as an important tool for wellbeing in sport, at every level. But what exactly is mindfulness and why does it benefit our exercise? Below we are going to discuss how to incorporate mindfulness into an exercise programme and why this can help achieve even better results. We also speak to […]

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Nutrition

Why we drink water

With record high temperatures this July, now more than ever, we should be driving home the importance of staying hydrated through drinking plenty of water. Not only does it cool our bodies down, but it ensures we are alert throughout the day. Let’s explore IN some detail about why water is so important. Water 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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Nutrition

Why does the body need vitamins and do you need to supplement?

It is common practice for many to take some form of vitamin supplementation on a daily basis, with the view to improving overall health and wellbeing, both mentally and physically. But do vitamins actually help you to live a healthier lifestyle? Vitamins and minerals, like proteins, fats and carbohydrates, are essential for the body to […]

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wellbeing

Keeping your body protected from the sun during British summer-time

Summer has well and truly kicked off in the UK now, and as per usual there are certain measures we should take to stay protected from the rays! In this blog we focus on skin safety in the sun and what to do in order to stay safe out there. It’s essential to stay protected […]

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