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My dream home gym

Posted on August 18, 2015 by Kim Mead

Having worked for motive8 for over 7 years now, I’ve come across a huge variety of different gym equipment. As we work on different residential, corporate and private gym designs, the trick is to not only choose equipment that will... Continue reading →

Gym Design No-Nos!

Posted on August 11, 2015 by Jasmine Shaddock

It is so important to observe and learn from mistakes in order to succeed. This is essential in fitness – so let it carry on into the design of the gym. Here is a list of top gym design mistakes (with... Continue reading →

10 Ways to Maximise Space in Office Gym Design

Posted on July 29, 2015 by Jasmine Shaddock

Where there’s a will to workout there’s always a way – even in the tightest of office spaces. Designing a gym for an office can be challenging, especially when space is a precious commodity. With careful planning and realising the... Continue reading →

Greenbelt Development – Going below the belt?

Posted on July 28, 2015 by Layla Smith

At motive8 we get excited about new property development as it often provides us with new opportunities. However, we do genuinely care about the impact that new developments have on local communities and the environment. We are fortunate to be... Continue reading →

NSPCC Tour of the Cotswolds brings our trio of rides to a picturesque close

Posted on July 14, 2015 by Kim Mead

Following two previous gruelling tours, with wind, rain, sunshine and hills testing our commitment, the inaugural NSPCC Tour of the Cotswolds couldn’t have got off to a better start as we rolled out under warming temperatures, soon to become full-blown... Continue reading →

Creating Luxury in Residential Gym Design

Posted on July 7, 2015 by Jasmine Shaddock

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” These famously wise words of William Morris also apply to gym design, especially when creating a luxury experience. There are some key... Continue reading →

Headwinds and heroics, we conquered the NSPCC Tour of Yorkshire 2015

Posted on June 23, 2015 by Kim Mead

Last weekend, team motive8 swapped the Olympic roads of Surrey for the Tour de France roads of Yorkshire in the second event in the NSPCC Tour of England series. What lay ahead was 77 miles of rolling roads and 5900ft... Continue reading →

Indoor Bikes: Star Trac Blade Ion versus the Wattbike

Posted on June 22, 2015 by Kim Mead

In our most recent M8:Life magazine, we compare two great indoor bikes, both ideal for training in the comfort of your own home when you just can’t get out on the open road.

Ideas for Creative Gym Design

Posted on June 19, 2015 by Jasmine Shaddock

Inspiration is always a key factor in spurring us on to exercise. Without this, it’s easy to feel a lack of motivation. Over the years, more and more gym designs have started to take the idea of being more creative... Continue reading →

Ten Years of Gym Design

Posted on June 19, 2015 by Kim Mead

Since motive8 was incorporated 15 years ago, we’ve seen some pretty big changes in the Gym & Spa industry over that time. As fitness trends have progressed, so too has the equipment and spaces that we use in order to... Continue reading →

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