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Coaching

Become an Apprentice with the motive8 Coaching Department

What is an Apprenticeship? Apprenticeships are a great way to get into the industry of your choice and motive8 is helping students to facilitate this decision. Gain your qualifications through us and gain a working understanding of the corporate world without being stuck in a classroom. This really is a fantastic path to develop your […]

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Gym & Spa News | Gym Design | Hotel Gym Design | workouts

Hotel Gym Trends for 2018

2018 is going to be an exciting year for the hospitality industry. From an interior design perspective, key hotel trends will include bright colour schemes, lobbies functioning more as ‘hubs’ or key focal and social points, and guest rooms looking and feeling less like hotel rooms and more like being in a home environment. Comfort […]

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Student Gym Design

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.

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Nutrition | Training | wellbeing

How to stay healthy at university

Let’s face it, being a student comes with the stereotype of being unhealthy and broke, but that’s just because people seem to think all students spend money on alcohol, take aways and microwaveable meals. If that is the case for you, let’s ditch the bad habits and jump on the healthy bandwagon this school year. […]

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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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Coaching | wellbeing

Why breakfast clubs are the ideal start to your child’s day

When rushing around in the morning, trying to get yourself and your kids ready can be struggle and sometimes breakfast gets put on a back burner. That’s why breakfast clubs were started to allow families with schedules that don’t fit with school timetables the chance to stay healthy and start their day right. Before school […]

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Training | workouts

Tough Interval Leg Training Session

I am going to teach you how to do a good interval based leg session, and after completing this you should feel like your legs are on fire – yes, really! In order to do this you first need to establish your current level of strength, because you will be using both dumbbells and kettlebells. […]

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Nutrition | Training | wellbeing

Should I Take Supplements?

Supplements are used in almost every gym and sporting environment you see, whether they are being sold at the shop or being prescribed for those in professional sports. If you weren’t aware already, they’re basically something extra you add into your daily food intake to get certain benefits. People take them for a load of […]

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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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Nutrition

Vegetarian Curry Recipe

Most of us love a great curry, right? So whether you’re vegetarian or not, this meat-free dish is bound to whet your appetite. Give it a go, and see what you think… Ingredients 1 egg 100g potatoes, cut into medium dice 1 small onion, finely diced 1 celery stalk, finely diced ½ tsp olive oil […]

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Training | workouts

Dumbbell Arm Workout

When it comes to arm workouts, you can’t go wrong with dumbbells. And to fully make the most of using these, greater stabilization is a requirement to activate more muscle fibres. There are a number of exercises with dumbbells that bring out every vein, bulge, and peak in your biceps, triceps and wrist muscles. Very […]

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Training | workouts

Rugby Inspired Workout

In this week’s blog I’ve been asked to come up with a workout related to the sport of Rugby. First of all, for those who aren’t familiar with Rugby, it’s a very explosive and aggressive sport that involves a lot of fast and quick movements. This means the players and their muscles need to be […]

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

Gym & Spa Design Project – Westminster Quarter

With a landscaped residents’ roof terrace offering unrivalled views of the Houses of Parliament and other iconic landmarks, residents of Westminster Quarter are already pretty spoilt. Add to that a 24hr concierge service and a motive8 designed private gym, and there really is no need to ever leave your apartment! Cardio machines, resistance machines and […]

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Training | workouts

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Workout

HIIT is a form of training in which you give your best effort, training at a high intensity for allotted amounts of time with active rest or rest periods. For example, 30 seconds of sprinting on the treadmill followed by a 30 second jog; this is repeated over a period of 15 to 30 minutes. […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Healthy Morning Smoothie Recipe

If you do not know how to make your start to the day healthier and full of energy, here is one example of an ideal smoothie that will hydrate, nourish and energize your body. Give your body some healthy nutrients before you head out the door with this amazing smoothie recipe. It’s simple to put […]

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company News

Company News: motive8 Sponsors ARMA CSR Award

We are pleased and excited to confirm that motive8 is sponsoring the ARMA Corporate Social Responsibility Firm Of The Year Award, which is set to be awarded in July. We became partners with ARMA, the Association of Residential Managing Agents, in 2017 and backing this award is a great way to follow up on our […]

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Motivation | workouts

5 Inspiring Social Media Fitness Accounts

We are currently living in a digital world where we can easily get connected with people from all around the globe. Social media sites like Instagram make this incredibly easy, and it has opened up a number of positive opportunities. I personally really like that I can learn from others in the Health and Fitness […]

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Exercises | Training | wellbeing

Running Injuries: Plantar Fasciitis

Being proactive and a regular gym goer is great, however you need to remember to look after your body, as regular exercise can also cause you overuse/wear and tear injuries that you might not even think about. In this blog, I will be talking about a very common injury caused by running, and ways to […]

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wellbeing | workouts

Weekly Workout: Leg Burner

The focus of this workout is to get those legs working. It is based around supersets and overloading the muscles with extra work to stimulate those muscle fibres. Be sure to cool down and stretch at the end of the session to reduce the muscle soreness over the next day or two. Warm Up: • […]

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Training | workouts

Total Resistance Exercise Workout

TRX (Total Resistance Exercise) is suspended training where one can use their own body weight against gravity to created resistance exercises. TRX training helps to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability. Try these six exercises on the TRX, and repeat each exercise three times with 12-15 repetitions. Squat – Fly Stand in front of […]

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Nutrition

A Simple Guide To Superfoods

With the cost of affordable healthcare becoming a more pressing concern, many are seeking proven prevention; problems related with adrenal fatigue, malnourishment, neurotoxicity and autoimmune disorders are more and more common. And that’s where superfoods come in. Below is a very short list of a few superfoods that when included into a healthy balanced diet […]

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