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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of workouts does Motiv8 offer?

We believe the most effective training regimen is the one that challenges the body in a natural way to deliver sustainable changes in your fitness level. Big expensive equipment and indoor fitness centers isn’t our thing, we embrace the natural world around us, we are inspired by several methodologies illustrated by inspirational success stories as well as clinical studies. The average workout may include; yoga, running drills, circuit training, isometrics, body weight exercises and creative use of our physical surroundings to create an effective, memorable experience.

How do I know if Motiv8 is right for me?

If you can do 3 pushups, 20 jumping jacks, squat to a 90 degree knee bend, run for 100 yards and generally lift weights in your body’s full range of motion you will succeed with us. But you must be able to function at a minimum within these parameters to perform at the appropriate level of intensity for a shortened 35-40 minute workout. If pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone scares you, contact us and let’s talk about whether Motiv8 is right for you. Always consult a physician before beginning any exercise program.

What do I need to bring with me to the workout class?

Just yourself, a yoga or similar workout mat and a set of dumbbell weights. Our suggestion is 8-10 lbs for women and 12-15 for men, to start. Other considerations are a towel, water and weather specific clothing (i.e. gloves, hat, etc.)

What if I am new to fitness?

By developing the muscles necessary for an active life you can prevent injury before it occurs and develop strength/endurance to conquer fitness goals you may not have even considered. If you are just starting out with your workout regimen you may be surprised just how modifiable our workouts are! With Motiv8 workouts you can always challenge yourself based on your own fitness level.

How can Motiv8 help me become a better runner?

Without regular cross-training the muscles most engaged during running hit a plateau in strength and adapt to regular stress by shortening, tightening and in some cases ceasing to fire completely. Cross training is a proven way to develop the muscles used in running to become more resistant to continuous-use injuries. Professional, collegiate and Olympic athletes utilize cross training in the same way to improve their own performance in competition, maintain flexibility and avoid injury.

What if I am new to running?

If you’re used to running only 3-5 miles at a time and haven’t tried any race over 5K, you may be surprised how HIIT training can prepare you for 10K, half-marathon or even marathon distances without a conventional, “escalating-mileage” training calendar.

 

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