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Corporate Wellbeing | Exercises | Gym Design | Training | workouts

Latest Fitness Trends for Corporate Gyms in 2017

Already in 2017 we are seeing a lot of new and exciting fitness and workout trends for us to try.  As corporate gyms across the country add them to their studio timetables, we look at the current trends being seen in the workplace gym. The average lunch break for most full time employees across the […]

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Corporate Wellbeing | Gym Design

Why Changing Room Design is as Important as Gym Design

When planning a new gym or refurbishment, the changing room design is critical to the overall success of the gym facility.  Footfall will undoubtedly increase if the changing room incorporates the needs of the user into a functional, clean, warm and private space.  The changing room is an integral part of your interaction with your […]

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Corporate Wellbeing | Equipment | Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Fitting in training around a busy lifestyle

Clients often ask the question – “When do you find time to train yourself, when you are out training clients or in the office all day?” It’s a fair question….my clients that get to know more about me will learn that I often start my days with a 4:00am or 4:15am alarm sounding, with my working day beginning at […]

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company News | CSR

Donations made to the Grenfell victims by motive8 after a gruelling 100km cycle

On Thursday 22nd of June, four members of the motive8 team took part in an incredible bike ride, all in the aid of charity. In support of SHELTER, in connection with CBRE, the World’s Biggest Property Bike ride returned for another year with a new route full of challenging climbs and stunning Surrey countryside to keep […]

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Gym Design

A Day in the Life: Rob Clarke, motive8 Gym & Spa Consultant

Rob Clarke. is one of motive8’s Gym & Spa Consultants. He has been working in the industry for 13 years across Service Delivery, Operations and Health & Safety.

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Gym Design

Gym & Spa Project Case Study – Dollar Bay, London

Dollar Bay is our second installation for renowned developer, Mount Anvil and offers 115 studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses in Canary Wharf.

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Exercises | Training | wellbeing | workouts

Stretching for Beginners

It can be seen as the boring part of a workout. The obligatory stretching that a lot of athletes or fitness fanatics choose to ignore despite knowing that neglecting this section of their workout could cause them serious injury in the future and hinder their training! So here’s a few simple stretches to help reduce […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Gym Design | Home Gyms

Perfect Private Gym Design for Busy Professionals

Finding time to fit in a productive gym session when you’re a busy professional can seem nigh on impossible, particularly if you have to contend with an arduous commute. Private gym design can offer the solution. Whether you’re building a bespoke room in your garden or repurposing a room in your house, having a home […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

The ultimate coolness sip!

This drink is full of freshness thanks to the cooling effect of the herbal natural oils. The ingredients are not only great for keeping cool, they are good for your tummy too! (Serves 2-4): Ingredients A mixer capable of breaking ice cubes (I use Nutri-Bullet by dividing the ingredients into the single portion requirements); A […]

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Equipment | Gym Design | Student Gym Design | Training | wellbeing

Watch the new motive8 student gym design video

At motive8 we believe that exercise can provide an essential balancing influence that will make a student’s life healthier, more enjoyable and, ultimately, more successful. And it seems property developers are embracing the same train of thought. With an increase in high end student accommodation, and a demand from students to have easier access to […]

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wellbeing

Scientifically proven ways to stay cool in the heat

Cover up Wearing loose, light coloured clothes that cover the body (long sleeves, long skirt/trousers) will protect you from the direct heat of the sun, while allowing your skin to breath. Specially designed sports fabrics, cotton, linen, rayon, viscose and silk will do the job. Choose skincare with cooling effects Creams, lotions and toners containing Aloe […]

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Nutrition

Healthy Fruit Pops For Kids

Keep the kids (and adults) cool this summer with this simple idea for creating healthy fruit ice pops. A great way to get the kids daily fruit intake up in a way that makes them think of it as a sweet treat. The recipe is very simple… 1. Cut up some fruits of your choice […]

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Nutrition

Healthy Drinks Abroad

So there are many drinks you can have on holiday and a lot that are tempting and you are more than likely to give them a try because you are away. Why not get the same pleasure by having those same drinks with a healthy twist to it. Drink 1 (Smoothie): Blueberries, Celery, Banana and […]

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Exercises | Training | workouts

Partner Workout in the Park

It can be very inspiring to workout with your partner as we say that ‘partners who sweat together stay together’.I would recommend partner workouts to anyone who likes working in a team or needs motivation to keep fit. I am a big fan of group exercises and I enjoy attending and running them too as […]

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Coaching | wellbeing

Importance of Exercise for Children

We’ve all heard on the news about how everyone needs to do more exercise, how bad living a sedentary lifestyle is for us, and how the UK is steadily becoming the fattest in Europe¹. But what effect does this have on our children? And is exercise really important for our future generation? In a word; […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Staying Hydrated In The Heat

It’s always important to stay hydrated but especially in the summer months when you may be losing extra water through sweating, whether it be working out or just walking out and about. The average person should drink between 2 and 3 litres of water every day. This shouldn’t be in one go of course but spread out […]

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Nutrition

Recipe – Raita

Raita acts as a side dish in traditional Indian cuisine but it also makes a very refreshing snack in hot weather. Try this very simple and quick recipe as a healthy alternative to traditional snacks. Ingredients A medium bowl of Greek Yoghurt A tablespoon of milk A dash of chill powder A dash of salt […]

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Equipment | Exercises | Training | workouts

Drills to Elevate Your Tennis Game to the Next Level

Has watching the Wimbledon on the television given you the urge to test your skills on the court? Or maybe even intrigued you enough to want to take up the sport as hobby? Well if that happens to be the case, take a minute or so to have a read of the many benefits to your […]

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Exercises | Training | workouts

Don’t Just Watch It… Get Out There And Play It! The Health Benefits of Tennis!

This time of year is a great time to play tennis, as it gets you and family/friends out enjoying yourself at the same time as keeping fit and working on areas of your body without thinking too much about it. Tennis is one of the popular sports in Britain, especially around summer with Wimbledon on […]

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Nutrition

Murray Mount Picnic Ideas

Everyone loves a picnic on a nice summer day and what’s not to like?! You can enjoy the beautiful weather while relaxing with your family and friends or even just spend some alone time. Going on a picnic does not mean that you need to eat unhealthily; there are a lot of options available, all […]

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Coaching | Exercises | Training | workouts

Wimbledon Inspired Summer Camp Ideas

Around this time of the year avid sports fans may feel starved of entertainment due to the high amount of sport seasons that finish around the summer time. However, Wimbledon is here every year to keep us entertained for its 2 week duration. When it comes to tennis, this is a sport that can keep […]

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