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Fitness & Wellbeing Services

A wide range of fitness services are available including personal training, individually tailored workout programmes, injury rehabilitation, swimming lessons and fitness classes. All provision is bespoke to each facility depending on the demand of its members.


With our resource of qualified personal trainers, rehab and massage therapists, swimming pool operatives and maintenance staff, motive8’s residential gym & spa management can fully staff your facility as well as manage the day-to-day running of all the equipment.

Gym Inductions

Once a new facility has been launched, a motive8 trainer will demonstrate to all new users/residents how to get the most out of the equipment. In addition to educating all gym users, the induction service also helps to fulfil a management company’s health and safety obligations.

Beauty & Spa

We work with Spa brand partners to provide exceptional beauty and spa therapy experiences. We can also provide additional items such as spa products in changing rooms to continue the spa experience, ensuring residents can wind down in comfort during their leisure time.

Welcome to M8:Life

Read all our latest news and lifestyle blogs covering nutrition, workouts, wellbeing, kids coaching, gym & spa design and more……

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My Favourite: Kim Mead is this week’s staff pick – and she reveals her go-to home gym kit item. “A resistance band……

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Gym Design | Hotel Gym Design

Motive8’s Top 5 Favourite Gym Designs

2019 has been a fabulous year so far for motive8. As we move towards the end of the year, we started thinking about all the gym design projects we’ve completed since our first successful project back in 2001. We’re proud of so many of our gym projects that it was very hard to pick our […]

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design


Your gym is now open! Residents have moved in and ditched their external gym membership; but how do you ensure they don’t go back? Gyms are ever-evolving spaces that have to react to a range of elements, such as member requirements, changing fitness trends, and health and safety guidelines. If you’re unsure as to your […]

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Equipment | Maintenance

Gym Equipment Maintenance – What You Need To Know

August and September are usually quieter periods for gyms, which makes it a great time to take stock and assess what equipment needs to be upgraded, refreshed or serviced. With members or residents paying to use the gym, you need to make sure everything is in the best working order, not to mention safe to […]

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

Residential Gym Design Tips for 2019

What’s the best practice in residential gym design in 2019? How can you get a ROI? Keep your residents happy and have them stay put? We have the answers.

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company News | Motivation

St George PLC’s annual charity tag rugby event

  Written by Grant Charles, Gym and Spa Area Manager St George PLC hosts an annual charity tag rugby event on behalf of SPEAR, in support of homeless and vulnerable people, and Honeypot, who support young carers and vulnerable children. The invitation is sent to all contractors who provide a donation towards the event; and […]

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company News | Equipment | Exercises | Gym Design | Training

Hot off the press: m8:Life Magazine, Issue 10

The 10th edition of m8:Life magazine is here, and we’re excited to share what we’ve been up to over the last few months! Our headline story for this issue focusses on one of motive8’s latest projects which reached completion earlier this year – Supersonic in York. Supersonic is a new fitness and wellbeing concept, designed to put a holistic twist on traditional city centre fitness facilities. We look at what Supersonic is […]

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Corporate Gyms | Gym & Spa News | Residential Gym Design

What is the Landscape for Gym Managers in 2019?

What are the emerging trends that Gym Managers need to know about in 2019?

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Corporate Gyms | Corporate Wellbeing | Gym Design

3 Inspiring Company Gyms

As one of the UK’s leading company gym designers, motive8 monitor gym design trends. Here are three corporate gyms we’ve noticed that we really like.

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Gym & Spa News | Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

The Essentials for BTR Gym Design

In the build to rent (BTR) market, premium facilities are key to attracting and keeping long term tenants. For this reason, many developers are looking to add gym and exercise facilities to their developments. The UK housing market has changed dramatically in the last two decades. Home ownership dropping from 65% to just 27%. Young […]

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company News

motive8 support The Brain Tumour Charity

On a sunny Friday morning at the end of June our very own Kim Mead set off with her partner and his colleagues from MMX Retail on a 26 mile walk through the sites of London.  This was no ordinary stroll around the capital but a very well organised charity walk with one main goal, to […]

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Corporate Gyms | Corporate Wellbeing | Equipment

Gym Equipment Sales – Trends and Future Direction

At motive8 we don’t just design gyms, we also supply a very wide range of new and refurbished gym equipment? As such we’re experts in what is trending in the fast-moving world of gym equipment design. Let’s take a look at the latest trends and what is going to be shaping the future of gym kit. 

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Swimming Pool Maintenance

motive8’s team of experienced engineers provide expert swimming pool maintenance to keep your pool or spa running smoothly now and for years to come.

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design

5 Ways a PRS Gym Can Make Renting a Pleasure

The way we live is constantly changing. House buying is being rapidly replaced by long-term renting. Working patterns are evolving too, with many more people enjoying multiple careers throughout their working lives or relying on the so-called gig economy to get by. So it’s natural that how we live will change with it. Hitching your […]

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Gym Design | Student Gym Design

Why The Student Gym Might Be Your Best Study Buddy

Taking maximum advantage of your university gym may not be high on all students’ priority list but it could well prove to be your best friend. Regular exercise has been proven to have a whole host of health benefits, and can really help you to make the most of your time at uni. Most colleges […]

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company News

motive8 team attend FIBO 2019

FIBO is Europe’s leading trade show for all thing’s fitness. The biggest names in the industry head to Germany for a week of networking and business. On the 8th April Gym & Spa consultant Sally Ottewell was joined by motive8 founder Nick Sadler for the annual European fitness mega show in Cologne, Germany. motive8 have attended FIBO […]

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