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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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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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Motivation | Training

Football As A Summer Sport

My favourite summer sport would definitely be football, as the game offers people something different during the sunnier months. It tends to bring fans and players together and, although it’s popular during the winter, there are certain summer events that add to its charm. A lot of small-sided tournaments are held in the summer; these […]

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Nutrition

Salmon And Rice Recipe

I’m combining three of my favourite ingredients; salmon, asparagus and brown rice. So, for a tasty and healthy meal, take a look below! Ingredients Two cups of water One cup of brown rice Single 100g salmon fillet Four asparagus spears (chopped) Seven closed cup chestnut mushrooms (whole) Method Using a medium sized saucepan, set the […]

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

Private Rented Sector Gym Design

With more people year on year being priced out of the house buying market, we are seeing a sharp rise in the Build-to-Rent (BTR) or Private-Rental-Sector (PRS), whereby tenants favour long-term rental over a mortgage. PRS developments are designed to attract long-term tenants, and to achieve this it’s important to establish communities and provide facilities […]

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Exercises | Training

Cardiovascular Exercise: FAQs

Cardiovascular/aerobic workouts are great for your health, but there are many things people don’t know about them. Both scientists and fitness professionals have different views about this type of training. It is already a known fact that cardiovascular exercises are closely related to weight loss, but is this the only answer to weight management? What […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

The Benefits Of Drinking Water

You may not know this, but your body is made up roughly of around 60% water. During daily activity we lose a lot of this water through urine and sweat. Think of water in your body like petrol in a car; if you don’t fuel up then you won’t be going anywhere. So, it’s recommend […]

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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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Nutrition

Healthy Burger Recipe

There’s nothing quite like a tasty, juicy burger, right? Well, don’t feel like you have to ruin your diet every time you make one for your dinner. Follow this quick and easy healthy burger recipe for a delicious evening meal that, even though it tastes great, is still filled with the right stuff! Ingredients: Ground turkey […]

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Exercises | workouts

Hard-Hitting Back Workout

In this segment I am going to outline a great back workout for hypertrophy, with a posterior focus. Each exercise will fall into one of the following focus groups: size, definition or posture. To begin, we will start with a warm up – something that should be done for almost any workout. Warm up Face […]

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Exercises | workouts

Exercises To Reduce Abdominal Fat

Dieting and exercise go hand in hand, and many people seem to forget this when trying to work on certain parts of the body. Adding a minimum of half an hour of exercise to a daily routine, alongside a healthy diet, is what will bring results. If trying to target and reduce belly fat, the […]

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Exercises | workouts

Chest Workouts For Hypertrophy, Endurance And Strength

The chest workout – for many it’s a day to look forward to, for others it can be the opposite. Especially when you feel you maybe aren’t getting the results you desire. This article will go over the basics of a chest workout, whether your goal is to beef up, improve endurance or get over […]

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Exercises | Training

Foam Rolling: The Pros And Cons

Right, let’s just get straight into it. Do you foam roll? Or do you just look at this cylinder thing in the gym and have no idea what it is there for? Well let me help you out by talking you through the good and the bad of foam rolling. You see, these foam rollers […]

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Training | workouts

Outside Sports For Summer Weather

In this post I will be discussing a few sports that allow you to enjoy the outdoors and maintain fitness at the same time. As regular gym goers will know, gyms can be extremely dull and boring – especially when the sun is shining outside. The following sports allow you to get your heart rate […]

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