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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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Gym Design | Student Gym Design

Student Accommodation Gyms

Student numbers are rising, with both UK and overseas students very keen to study at the UK’s world-leading universities and colleges. As a result, the UK’s student accommodation sector is fiercely competitive. More developers than ever are fighting to access a market worth in excess of £4.5billion. This trend is not showing any signs of […]

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Gym Design | Hotel Gym Design

Dormy House Hotel Gym Design

The Dormy House is an outstanding example of hotel gym design. We interviewed motive8 head Nick Sadler about how the project came about and what the main challenges were.

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Corporate Gyms | Corporate Wellbeing | Gym Design

The Workplace Gym – Design to Fit Your Company’s Vision

Since the inspiring 2012 Olympics, we have seen an increasing interest in workplace fitness and employee wellbeing. Which is why we are now installing more workplace gyms than ever. The design of a workplace gym is an opportunity to foster wellbeing and fitness amongst your workforce.

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company News | wellbeing

Dickens Yard Gym And Spa Team Takes On GO APE Battersea

My colleagues and I were rewarded by motive8 to a staff outing recently; a team building day with full freedom in terms of what to do. While other people might have chosen a dinner and few drinks, but we decided something more adventurous and more in line with our profession – GO APE. An obstacle […]

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Gym Design | Student Gym Design

Student Accommodation Gyms – Why They Matter

Students have more options than ever before when it comes to finding a place to live. As a result, student accommodation gyms have become a must-have feature of new student accommodation builds as well as a key consideration in refurbishments. 

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Corporate Gyms | Corporate Wellbeing | Gym Design

Hiring a Corporate Gym Consultant

There’s more to installing a gym than putting weights and treadmills in a room, especially when it comes to a corporate gym. It can be an invaluable space to help drive employee engagement, so making sure you get the build, design and installation right is crucial. If you’re thinking of installing a workplace gym, it’s important to get help and advice on the best solutions for your space.

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Gym Design | Student Gym Design

Gyms in Schools – Time to Rethink School Gym Design

How many times have you started a sentence with “In my day”? This is usually followed with something about how we had to be more responsible, walked to school instead of being driven or, more commonly, how we could play outside with friends whenever we wanted to. As adults, we realise that children today don’t […]

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Gym Design | Residential Gym Design | wellbeing

How Your Retirement Scheme Can Promote Healthy Living

Healthy living in old age involves physical, social and mental wellbeing. Including a well-planned gym in your retirement scheme can improve all three of these aspects. If you are the owner of a retirement scheme, read on for more information on why you should consider installing a gym.

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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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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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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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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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