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Gym Management

When it comes to running a gym, as much as we’d like to say, ‘build it and they will come’, it’s not necessarily the best approach for long term ROI. A good and successful gym takes time, effort and engagement and not just from members. The day-to-day running of a gym involves a multitude of […]

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wellbeing

5 Tips for boosting your confidence in the gym.

The New Year is in full swing. You’ve finally adjusted and are back into your working routine – you’ve even managed to regularly visit the gym. Result – we take our hats off to you. However, the gym can sometimes be an intimidating space. And we totally know where you’re coming from. There are people […]

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Gym Design

The Ultimate Guide to Gym Design 2020

There’s a lot more to creating a gym than a couple of treadmills and a water cooler, which is why we’ve put together our guide to gym design to help you avoid the common pitfalls and help you create a great space for clients, staff, guests or residents.

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This week the teams across our managed sites have been gearing up to #halloween with a series of spooky challenges… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Gym Design | Home Gyms

Home Gyms – Build a Gym in Your Garage!

It’s easy to convert your whole garage into a gym (or, if your garage is larger than average, convert part of it and leave the other part free for storing all that stuff.)

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Gym Management

National Fitness Day ‘Physical Energy Reset’ yoga workshop

At motive8 our management services extend way beyond the smooth running of gym and spa facilities. At each site we offer a wide range of bespoke fitness services including personal training, gym inductions, injury rehabilitation, swimming lessons and fitness classes, which are tailored depending on the demand of its members. Last month we celebrated ‘National […]

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Gym Management

What Do Gym Management Companies Do?

At motive8 we are frequently asked – What do gym management companies do? The answer is many things from training and equipment maintenance to marketing and promotion.

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Exercises | workouts

Arm training fitness challenge

Hit a plateau in your arm training? Try this to kick start your results again at the end of your normal workout.  Pick a weight that you can do for 20 reps without losing strict form and try the following: Dumbbell Bicep Curls x 20 Dead Hang as long as possible Dumbbell Tricep Kickbacks x […]

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wellbeing

Physical activity and wellbeing

Here at motive8 we strongly believe it is important to look after your physical health but also your wellbeing, which incorporates your mental and social state and incorporates the following: The sense of feeling good about ourselves and being able to function well individually or in relationships The ability to deal with the ups and […]

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Nutrition

Lockdown lack of Vitamin D

If you, like many others, have worked from home throughout the lockdown period, it is possible that your body has/is lacking Vitamin D. As humans, we need Vitamin D to help the body in calcium and phosphate absorption from our diet, as this is essential to maintain healthy bones, teeth and soft tissue (muscles) around […]

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Gym Design | Student Gym Design

Gym Design Case Study – urbanest Westminster Bridge

Westminster Bridge, located on the banks of the River Thames sets a new standard for student life in London. At the beginning of 2020, motive8 were commissioned by urbanest to re-design an existing gym on the lower ground floor at this popular student development and to upgrade all the equipment.  Additional space was allocated to improve […]

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Nutrition

Dark Chocolate – the healthier choice

Rather than picking up a milk chocolate bar (that has less antioxidant-rich cocoa and more sugar) the next time you’re in the supermarket, try purchasing a healthier option. Go with Dark Chocolate, as it is known to be good for your heart and boosts brain power along with other health benefits. You may not realise […]

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Exercises | workouts

Be strong in September fitness challenge

Be Strong in September! Challenge yourself and include the following workout into your weekly routine – the aim is to complete the challenge at least twice per week: x3 sets of 15 Burpees – 30 seconds of rest in between x3 supersets of 10 Jump Squats followed by 30 seconds of Mountain Climbers – 15 […]

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wellbeing

Breathing for a healthier you

This month we are looking at the often overlooked importance of breathing in exercise and for your general wellbeing. Breathing is one of the few constants we have in life and breathing properly can influence the overall flow of our energy, which in turn changes our physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. The average person’s lungs […]

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Equipment | Gym Design | Home Gyms

Family Gyms – the New Home Gym Phenomenon

Family gyms installed in the home are the new health and fitness phenomena sweeping the UK. From kids to seniors, now every generation and lifestyle is catered for.

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Nutrition

Nutrition tip: remember to eat your fats!

It has been a misconception for a while that eating fat makes you fat when actually healthy fats in your diet is essential for multiple reasons. These include: essential vitamins and antioxidants such as Vitamin D, E and K rely on fat for absorption by the body omega 3 fats are important for anti-inflammatory actions […]

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wellbeing

Finding stability after lockdown

Feeling unsettled? So are most of us. I know I am. Everything just feels different. For some people, lockdown found new hobbies and lots of virtual catch ups but for a lot of us it has been difficult, lonely, unsettling and has come with a fear of the unknown especially now we move slowly back […]

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Exercises | workouts

August fitness challenge

We’ve got the perfect monthly challenge for anyone who still struggles to get back into the fitness lifestyle! Make August your month – challenge yourself and complete the workout below x3 times a week for the remainder of this month:  Jogging on the spot – 30 seconds  Press ups / half press ups – x15 […]

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Home Gyms

Home Gym Inspiration

Let’s look at different types of home gyms, from the wellbeing oasis to functional workout space, to the cardio zone or kid-friendly fun zone.

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