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A motive8 Gym Installation

Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

All You Need To Know About BTR

When it comes to home ownership, times really have changed. No longer are people expecting to own a home as soon as they finish their studies, as a shortage of housing and the rising costs of buying are making it a near impossible job for many. This means that, while some still plan to buy, […]

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Training | workouts

Why You Should Exercise In The Morning

Exercising in the morning isn’t the easiest, and it can take a few weeks to get used to – especially if you love a long lie-in and easier start to the day. But it’s not all about dark mornings and early alarms, as the reasons for starting early are positive and, for many people, far […]

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Gym Design

A Day in the Life: Rachel Thomas, Office Administrator

Rachel Thomas joined the motive8 team having toured as a professional dancer, taught Zumba and worked for England Rugby. As the office administrator, she manages bookings for inductions at our unmanned gyms.

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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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Motivation | Training

Top 5 Exercise And Fitness Apps

In a world where our smartphones do so much, it makes sense to use them to their full capacity for exercise and fitness, and more and more of us are opting to use our smartphones to help us stay healthy and active. The amount of fitness apps out there is endless, so much so that […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Winter Health And Wellness Tips

It’s fair to say that winter is upon us, as is the seemingly endless list of exciting events such as Christmas parties, family dinners, work drinks and more. But because of the shorter days and colder weather, this tends to be the point of the year where we are most vulnerable to illnesses. It is […]

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Corporate Gyms | Corporate Wellbeing | Gym Design

The Workplace Gym – Design to Fit Your Company’s Vision

Since the inspiring 2012 Olympics, we have seen an increasing interest in workplace fitness and employee wellbeing. Which is why we are now installing more workplace gyms than ever. The design of a workplace gym is an opportunity to foster wellbeing and fitness amongst your workforce.

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Exercises | workouts

Best Leg Exercises For Gaining Strength

Not all gym-goers enjoy leg day. The prospect of hobbling round in discomfort for 24 hours isn’t the nicest and, because of this, many skip the session. Walking around all day counts as a session anyway, right? Actually no, it doesn’t! If modern walking alone counted as a leg workout, everyone would have strong and […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Vegan Winter Warmers

Whether you like it or not, winter is fast approaching. At this time of year, the desire to stay fit and healthy may lessen when the opportunity to lounge around in the warm arises. And, as we all know, indulging in comfort food is always tempting during the darker, colder months. As much as it […]

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Training | workouts

Top 5 Indoor Workouts

Winter is officially on its way – the clocks have gone back, there’s less and less daylight by the day and the temperature continues to drop. All in all, this doesn’t always help when it comes to training. A combination of the above factors can make working out and sticking to a plan difficult, as […]

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Exercises | wellbeing

2018 London Om Yoga Show Highlights

1) MoreYoga The MoreYoga class with Tommy Hibbitts was an Ashtanga class with a little mix up. More Yoga’s philosophy is simply to make Yoga more accessible and affordable; they have 18 studios across London. Tommy has a fun, creative teaching style which was motivating and very enjoyable – I need to work on my ‘Bird […]

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Training | wellbeing

The Benefits Of Cycling To Work

Despite more and more of us taking to the roads on bikes in recent years, only 4% of people rode their bike every day in the UK in 2016. The vast majority of us travel to work via other forms of transport, such as cars or public buses and trains. The largest part of our […]

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company News | wellbeing

Dickens Yard Gym And Spa Team Takes On GO APE Battersea

My colleagues and I were rewarded by motive8 to a staff outing recently; a team building day with full freedom in terms of what to do. While other people might have chosen a dinner and few drinks, but we decided something more adventurous and more in line with our profession – GO APE. An obstacle […]

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Gym Design | Student Gym Design

Student Accommodation Gyms – Why They Matter

Students have more options than ever before when it comes to finding a place to live. As a result, student accommodation gyms have become a must-have feature of new student accommodation builds as well as a key consideration in refurbishments. 

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Exercises | Training

Total Resistance Exercise (TRX) Workout Tips

Total Resistance Exercise (TRX) is suspended training where you can use your own body weight against gravity to create resistance exercises. Originally created for the owner to get in a full-body workout whilst using as little equipment and space as possible, over the years TRX has evolved into classes and has changed workouts for people […]

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