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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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More people are choosing Later Living #schemes over #retirement homes. Read more here: m8group.co.uk/blog/gym-desig… pic.twitter.com/0NQfXt07lj

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company News | Equipment | Exercises | Gym Design | Training

Out Now: m8:Life Magazine, Issue 9!

It’s that time of the year where we are able to announce another m8:Life magazine. Yes, issue 9 is out and we’re delighted to say it’s packed with a variety of great content from the world of motive8. From company news to health and workout tips, residential and corporate gym case studies, expert exercise advice, […]

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

Gym Design for Later Living Schemes

More people are choosing Later Living schemes over retirement homes. A great gym is almost a necessity. We focus on gym design for later living schemes.

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company News | Gym & Spa News | Gym Design

A Day In The Life: Rachel Thomas, Office Administrator

7:00 AM Today I wake up, get myself ready and pack my gym bag for later on. Then I walk to my first destination of the day, listening to one of my favourite podcasts – ‘Happy Place’ by Ferne Cotton. This tends to get me in a good mood and ready to tackle the day. […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

5 Ways To Add More Fruit And Veg To Your Diet

Most people wait for dinner to have their daily fix of vegetables, but getting them in throughout the day can be done very effectively when properly planned. There are many reasons why it might be easier to leave it until the last meal in the day, but there are also reasons why preparation can save […]

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Exercises | workouts

Tabata Workout

If you thought that High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) couldn’t get any more challenging, let me introduce its more demanding off-spring: Tabata. Like HIIT, Tabata works on a basis of working out with periods of rest and high anaerobic output. The difference being, Tabata is split at a 2:1 ratio of 20 seconds with 10 […]

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Motivation | wellbeing

Why Exercise Improves Mental Strength

Everyone knows that regular exercise is good for your body, but a lot of people are unaware that exercise is also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. When faced with mental or emotional challenges and changes in life, working out can often help you cope and deal with your battles […]

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

Gym & Spa Project Case Study – Slate Yard

Located in Salford, this was our first scheme for PRS developer Legal and General. The gym, which boasts an airy and light feel, has wide floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water opposite and was fitted with a number of high quality pieces of equipment. The cardiovascular machines cover a wide variety of areas and […]

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Exercises | workouts

5 Reasons To Start Goal Setting

You set yourself goals in everyday life, so why not do it when you exercise to help yourself achieve even better results? It makes all the difference… Even if you have an idea in your head about what you want to achieve from training, these thoughts can often get lost and mixed up with the […]

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Coaching | company News

End Of Play For motive8 Kids Coaching

motive8 has been delivering sports and fitness sessions to children in the local area for over 20 years. It’s an area of the business we have always been extremely passionate about and have invested a huge amount in during this time. Our work across the board has been incredibly rewarding and has enriched the company. […]

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Corporate Gyms | Gym Design

Gym & Spa Project Case Study – Frederick House, Bath

Frederick House in Bath is the second gym we have installed for M&G Investments. The kit fitted is primarily Technogym made, and provides a good mix of strength and cardio. We also installed specialist free-weight flooring to ensure the equipment remains in excellent condition for the longest period of time possible. When it comes to the […]

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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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Equipment | workouts

Getting Out Of A Treadmill Rut

Tired of the treadmill? Dreading your next running session? Need to change things up? Well this blog should help you get rid of that negative mind-set when it comes to treadmills and cardiovascular gym training. If running isn’t your thing, going to the gym for a run isn’t always easy. Treadmills aren’t the most exciting […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

High-Protein Meal Plan

Sometimes, when training hard or competing and playing regular sport, consuming enough protein can be tough – making everyday food planning tricky. It doesn’t have to be that way though, and even though it inevitably takes some planning, after a while it becomes something that you quickly get used to doing. If you’re in need […]

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Exercises | workouts

Full Body Workout

The trappings of modern day living, especially for somebody with a busy life, means we usually have less time to train and stay healthy. So, if you are strapped for time but still need to squeeze in a session then do not panic – we’ve put together a full-body workout that will tick all the […]

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

A Great Gym Can Add Value to Your Built to Rent Development

The UK property market is going through a period of significant change. Home ownership, especially amongst young adults, has dropped to 27%, compared to 65% two decades ago and is showing no sign of climbing. In response, we are now seeing the rapid growth of Build-to-Rent (BTR) or Private-Rental-Sector (PRS) developments, wherein apartments or housing […]

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