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Equipment | Exercises | Gym Design | wellbeing | workouts

Building a Private Gym for the Whole Family

Private home gyms are one of the ultimate ways of staying fit. But gyms aren’t just for busy grown-ups. A growing trend is installing a home gym for the whole family – kids, parents and even grandparents ! Nick Sadler, Director of motive8, talks to us about how to design a private gym that can […]

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Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Good Posture for Better Health

Posture is of great importance in our daily living so I’d like to share some points on how to improve your posture. 1. Be Mindful – Often the biggest problem in maintaining good posture is not thinking about how we’re sitting or standing. Whenever you notice you are slouching, whether sitting or standing: Firstly pull […]

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Gym Design

A Day in the Life: Matt Leadbitter, Gym Consultant

Matt Leadbitter is the newest addition to motive8’s Gym & Spa team. Matt has worked in the leisure and fitness industry for over 12 years (his whole working life) and joined the motive8 team to help develop our presence in the commercial market as well as support the sales team with new projects across existing sectors. Take a look at what a typical day in the life for Matt can look like.

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Motivation | wellbeing

How to have a more mindful workout

You might not immediately associate mindfulness with a gym session but it could be just what you need in order to get the most out of your workout. Here’s why – and some tips on how to make it happen the next time you hit the gym. Why be mindful? We might think of the […]

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motive8 team exhibit at UKAA Innovation Show

motive8 has just returned from exhibiting at the UKAA Innovation Show 2019, which took place over one day at the Business Design Centre, London. Organised by The UKAA (The UK Apartment Association), the UK’s leading membership body for the residential rental sector, the event saw leading developers, agents, investors and consultants attend the exhibition, educational […]

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Gym Design | Maintenance | Residential Gym Design

Residential Gym Management

With the Build to Rent (BTR) and residential sectors becoming increasingly focused on providing real, value-added offerings to tenants, it’s no surprise that gyms are entering the frame and increasing in popularity.

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Motivation | Training

Maintaining motivation in your exercise regime

Motivation is the number one reason for exercise schedules falling apart. Winter is a tough month for getting up and getting out: shorter days give us less light for morning runs, cold temperatures leave us hesitant to get out of bed and winter weather can put off even the hardiest of weekend warriors. Without being […]

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Exercises | workouts

Core and abdominal workout

Core strength is an integral component of any fitness regime: it is key to the body functioning because it supports almost every movement and position. Core exercises train muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdominals. If you follow this core routine on a consistent basis you will see improvements to balance and stability, supporting everyday […]

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Gym Design | Home Gyms | Residential Gym Design

2019 Gym Design Trends. What’s Coming in 2019?

It’s a new year and, once again, we all start thinking about getting in shape. From regular gym-goers, to those new to fitness, people will be in search of health and wellbeing. Whether it’s a private, corporate or a membership-led gym, January and February will see a spike in attendance and interest as the winter […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Establishing healthy eating habits

Getting diet and nutrition back on track after Christmas and New Year can seem like a daunting task. We’re all thinking about ways to change our eating habits and to futureproof our health for the coming year. The good news is, it’s not so complicated as you might think. Before we get started let me […]

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Exercises | Training

How to do a wall-assisted handstand

Looking for a way to challenge yourself and get strong at the same time? Try Naweed’s wall-assisted handstand, a great way to get to grips with this move especially if you are a beginner. Read on to find out how to do it. Benefits of handstands: A beginner’s handstand is a great way to start […]

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Motivation | wellbeing

Staying healthy to stay exercising

The word healthy means keeping active to a lot of people and while this is true, there are many other ways in which one can be in good health. January is often seen as a bit of an ugly duckling when compared to other months of the year: after Christmas and New Year, we often […]

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Motivation | Training

Health and fitness trends for 2019

With 2019 just over the horizon, we’ve taken this opportunity to talk to a few of our contacts in the industry to discover the upcoming innovations and trends in exercise, fitness technology and health. Expect to see the emergence of high performance, expert-led running programmes, the rebirth of home exercise routines, with some help from […]

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Exercises | workouts

Pre and post Christmas workout

The festive season is a time for overindulging and with that comes a lot of unwanted additional calories. This short workout will help you recover and detox the body of all the junk which has accumulated during this period. Begin your own Christmas tradition with this workout – it’s one to have to hand over the […]

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Gym Design | Student Gym Design

Student Accommodation Gyms

Student numbers are rising, with both UK and overseas students very keen to study at the UK’s world-leading universities and colleges. As a result, the UK’s student accommodation sector is fiercely competitive. More developers than ever are fighting to access a market worth in excess of £4.5billion. This trend is not showing any signs of […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Nutritional tips for a healthier Christmas

Christmas is notoriously a time to indulge, but that doesn’t mean you should let this be the green light to binge! You can enjoy all the festivities of the season and get through the Christmas period without negatively impacting your nutritional health. December is a month jam-packed full of temptations that can lead to your […]

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Motivation | wellbeing

How To Stay Stress-Free Over Christmas

As it seems to do every year, Christmas has crept up on us suddenly and now is just around the corner. As exciting as this time of year can be – with the festive parties, family dinners and work drinks – the most wonderful time of the year can often turn into the most stressful […]

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Gym Design | Hotel Gym Design

Dormy House Hotel Gym Design

The Dormy House is an outstanding example of hotel gym design. We interviewed motive8 head Nick Sadler about how the project came about and what the main challenges were.

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