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Aqua Platinum – Featured Partner

To help complete our turnkey gym & spa offering, motive8 works with a select handful of companies with specialisms in certain fields. Aqua Platinum are our preferred pool supplier. The highly focused team of Aqua Platinum Projects is the company’s … Continue reading


Woodway 4Front Treadmill – Featured Equipment

On a recent rip to the USA, motive8′s Managing Director, Nick Sadler, visited the IHRSA convention for fitness professionals. There he came across a new treadmill by Woodway, the 4Front. The Woodway 4Front treadmill is the culmination of 40 years of WOODWAY … Continue reading


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As someone who spends a large proportion of their day sat at a desk in front of a computer, I do try my best to build exercise into my weekly routine to ensure I don’t become a victim of a … Continue reading

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Gym Design for Students in Newcastle-Gateshead

Those among you who follow the motive8 blog regularly will know that, in the context of gym design and development, I have written three posts asking the question ‘why students?’ Now, at the risk of meandering slightly off-topic I’d like … Continue reading

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The role of exercise in student life

My last post detailed university gym design and discussed how competing student-orientated private gym design ventures might eke out a market. This week I’d like to write a little less practically, to give an impression of the role exercise and … Continue reading

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Student-orientated gym design: What’s already out there?

I closed my last blog by suggesting that the trend toward self-contained student residential developments in the North East may open a window for gym design and other aspects of leisure development. I’d like to continue by discussing the fitness … Continue reading