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Nutrition | wellbeing

3 Reasons To Love Avocados

There are many reasons why you should love avocados, which is why I’m writing this blog. If you’re still unsure, or even if you’re a daily eater of them, take a look at my thoughts below – you really can’t beat them! The nutritional benefits A typical serving of avocado (100g) is either moderate or […]

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Exercises | workouts

5 Great Kettlebell Exercises

Kettlebells are widely used in the gym environment. From squats and presses to swings and snatches, kettlebells can be used for a variety of exercises and are extremely beneficial. They require a stricter form and more muscle recruitment than, for example, resistance machines or even dumbbells. Some of the well-researched benefits of using kettlebells include […]

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Motivation

10 Reasons to Hire A Personal Trainer

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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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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company News

motive8 support The Brain Tumour Charity

On a sunny Friday morning at the end of June our very own Kim Mead set off with her partner and his colleagues from MMX Retail on a 26 mile walk through the sites of London.  This was no ordinary stroll around the capital but a very well organised charity walk with one main goal, to […]

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Exercises | Training | workouts

Fitness challenge – Full Body Workout with a Twist

This month’s challenge is a full body workout with a twist. You have 3 and a half minutes to complete the exercises below: 250m row 20 press ups (females can complete with knees on the floor) 20 bodyweight squats The idea is you must complete all 3 in the order given, within the time frame. […]

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Corporate Gyms | Corporate Wellbeing | Equipment

Gym Equipment Sales – Trends and Future Direction

At motive8 we don’t just design gyms, we also supply a very wide range of new and refurbished gym equipment? As such we’re experts in what is trending in the fast-moving world of gym equipment design. Let’s take a look at the latest trends and what is going to be shaping the future of gym kit. 

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Maintenance

Swimming Pool Maintenance

motive8’s team of experienced engineers provide expert swimming pool maintenance to keep your pool or spa running smoothly now and for years to come.

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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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Exercises | Training | workouts

Fitness challenge – Weighted Plank

This month’s challenge is the weighted plank – 10kg for females, 15kg for males. Reminder: your back needs to be treated with care, so avoid going overboard especially if you’re a beginner with weights/resistance and if you have previous back injuries. Rules: time starts when the plate is placed on the back, participants always need […]

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

5 Ways a PRS Gym Can Make Renting a Pleasure

The way we live is constantly changing. House buying is being rapidly replaced by long-term renting. Working patterns are evolving too, with many more people enjoying multiple careers throughout their working lives or relying on the so-called gig economy to get by. So it’s natural that how we live will change with it. Hitching your […]

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Nutrition

The secrets to busting your gut

Still carrying those winter pounds and feeling like it’s too late to get yourself that toned look in time for summer? Don’t think that doing 100 sit-ups a day is going to solve your problems: studies have shown that solely focusing on one area of your body is unlikely to shift fat from that area. […]

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Gym Design | Student Gym Design

Why The Student Gym Might Be Your Best Study Buddy

Taking maximum advantage of your university gym may not be high on all students’ priority list but it could well prove to be your best friend. Regular exercise has been proven to have a whole host of health benefits, and can really help you to make the most of your time at uni. Most colleges […]

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