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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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wellbeing

5 Tips for boosting your confidence in the gym.

The New Year is in full swing. You’ve finally adjusted and are back into your working routine – you’ve even managed to regularly visit the gym. Result – we take our hats off to you. However, the gym can sometimes be an intimidating space. And we totally know where you’re coming from. There are people […]

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Gym Design

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.

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wellbeing

Meditation

We are currently in a state of unknown as to when our lives will revert back to the way it was, and this can be a stressful and anxious time for many. However, it may be beneficial to try meditation in order to lessen your stress levels, broaden your mind and help improve your overall […]

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Exercises | workouts

AMRAP Plyometric Blast

Challenge yourself and see how many rounds of the circuit below you can complete in 10 mins. This super sweaty circuit will raise the heart rate and boost those endorphins. X10 Squat jumps X10 Plank jacks X5 Burpees X5 Lunge jumps                         By Ashley […]

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Nutrition

Calorie nutrition tip

When it comes to nutrition a common issue isn’t that people do not know how many calories they should have on a daily basis but that they under or overestimate how many they have consumed. Whether it is thinking those couple of biscuits with a cup of tea on a break can’t have that many […]

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Exercises | Motivation | Training | workouts

A guide to working out from home

We have designed and installed numerous home gym projects, so our team has a wealth of knowledge and expertise when it comes to creating functional workout spaces at home. Whilst our home gym projects vary greatly in scope, depending on the client’s budget and specification, we understand that not everyone has the space or money […]

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

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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Gym Design | Home Gyms | wellbeing

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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Nutrition

4 ingredient American style pancakes recipe

These quick and easy 4 ingredient American style pancakes are the perfect breakfast recipe ideal for a lockdown brunch (or good enough to eat at any time of the day!!) Ingredients 4 medium eggs 200g cottage cheese 100g rolled oats 1 tsp cinnamon Your choice of toppings Method Blend the oats, cottage cheese, eggs and […]

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Exercises | workouts

Circuits without equipment

Circuits without equipment is often seen as too easy for the more frequent gym-goer, however, done creatively, you can put yourself through some serious workouts, by putting the focus on an increase in volume and technique! This session is broken down into two circuits, made up of 2 giant sets (3 or more exercises per […]

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company News | Gym Design | Marketing

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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wellbeing

Staying motivated to exercise

Regular exercise is key to both mental and physical wellbeing. It can be easy to get stuck in a rut during this lockdown period and let your exercise regime go out the window. Many people may lose motivation with no routine to stick to or holiday to look forward to. Here are some tips to […]

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

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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Corporate Gyms | Corporate Wellbeing | Gym Design

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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wellbeing

Working from home

With so many of us now working from home it is a pretty big adjustment for those of that are used to the hustle and bustle of city life. As this ‘new normal’ becomes a part of our daily life, here are a few tips to try and build a sense of structure and routine […]

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Nutrition

Pre-workout recipe

A common perception of pre-workout meals is that there needs to be heavy focus on carbohydrates to fuel the body with energy, as carbohydrates are the body’s primary source of energy. This isn’t looking to discredit this method as carbohydrates are and will always be an essential macronutrient, both pre and post-workout. However, many people […]

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Exercises | workouts

Stay at home bodyweight workout

The idea of this ‘stay at home bodyweight’ workout is to complete the circuit as many times as you can. This means working until you cannot complete the full circuit anymore. The catch is each round you must increase the reps by 5 for each exercise. Round 1: x5 reps of each exercise Press ups […]

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