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Ask Motus gives you a chance to ask us any health and fitness related questions. Just email us your question and we will answer 2 of the most common and interesting questions we receive each month. We will endeavour to give individual replies where we can.
Here is a question we were asked this week:
"I seem to store more body fat around my stomach, how
many sit-ups I have to do to get rid of my belly?"
Read the answer here
Henry Morrison entered his second half marathon and decided to get some professional help with his preparation from Motus. We are pleased to say Henry not only lost weight but he also set a personal best of 1 hour 36 minutes.
Congratulations from all at Motus.
26/11/09 Camilla selected for GB Training Camp
After some excellent recent performances and new PBs, Motus-trained Camilla Hadland has been selected to go on a Team GB Rowing Training camp to Nantes, France, in December. Camilla said: "I'm so happy to have made the squad, it will be a great opportunity for me to train with the best girls in the country and push myself to the next level".
The team at Motus are all delighted for Camilla and look forward to helping her establish herself in the GB Squad.
22/11/09 1 Gold, 1 Bronze for Ollie
Motus-sponsored Ollie Edkins this weekend won a Gold medal in the J15 team event at the British indoor Rowing Championships held at the NIA in Birmingham.
In the individual J15 5-minute competition the peculiar seating allocation system meant Ollie was positioned away from his main rivals. Despite this Ollie produced an excellent, controlled performance to secure a bronze medal position. Well done Ollie!
For full results go to: Concept 2: 2009 BIRC Team Results
22/11/09 Gold for Camilla
Congratulations to Motus-sponsored Camilla Hadland on her excellent performances at the British Indoor Rowing championships. Camilla took gold in the J18 team event as part of a composite 'Gleevesford 4' with a commanding display of strength and power from the four girls. In the individual J18 2k event Camilla finished 5th in an excellent 7:16.9 (PB), which was less than a second from a medal position.
Fingers crossed this performance will see Camilla selected for a forthcoming Great Britain Team training camp...watch this space!
For full results go to: Concept 2: 2009 BIRC Team Results
22/11/09 Stratford Boat Club at British Indoor Rowing Champs
Stratford Boat Club enjoyed a hugely successful weekend at the British Indoor Rowing Championships. The club won numerous medals with many athletes setting new PBs. More details to follow.
For full results go to: Concept 2: Results
Motus provide group Strength and Conditioning sessions for Stratford Boat Club.
To find out how we can help you or your club contact us on 01789 262 145 or email email@example.com
21/11/09 Sophie's Shakespeare 10k Victory
Motus Performance Director Sophie stormed to victory in the Shakespeare Raceway 10k held at Long Marston Air Field, smashing the course record by over 2 minutes in the process! This despite near gale force winds making conditions tough.
Sophie left the whole field of ladies (and nearly all the men!) trailing in her wake! Well done to Sophie!
BioSignature Success Stories
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Shaw has altered his nutrition according to his BioSignature and achieved outstanding results over the first 6 weeks. He has also been following a resistance training programme designed by Darren. Well done Shaw!
Andrew has been following his BioSignature nutrition and supplementation plan and also having regular Personal Training sessions with Darren. These results are a great example of what can be achieved with a combination of commitment and the individualised nature of BioSignature Modulation. A big well done to Andrew from everyone at Motus for all his effort so far - work is continuing to dip below that magic 10% mark!
Want to find out how you can get results like this? Call 01789 262 145 today.
14/09/09 Motus Sponsored Athletes
Motus are delighted to announce they are to provide Strength and Conditioning support and Sports Nutrition advice to Camilla Hadland and Ollie Edkins - two of Englands brightest young rowing talents who are based locally at Stratford Boat Club.
13/09/09 Team Motus first Top Ten finish
Team Motus broke into the Top 10 in a Mountain Bike Enduro Event for the first time this weekend. Riding in the pairs category on a notoriously steep and technical course at Cheddar Gorge, Somerset.
Darren and Garry powered to 8th place in the 10 hour event, the best ever finish for Team Motus. They could have gone 1 better had it not been for some mechanical problems in the final third of the race but were delighted with 8th position given the quality of the teams they were up against. A great way to finish what could be the final Enduro event of the season!
06/09/09 Congratulations to Stephen Creed - scratch handicap!
Stephen Creed has been training with Adam from Motus for just over 6 months. They have worked hard on strength and conditioning as well as improving flexibility, posture and core conditioning. This has helped Stephen to string a number of high quality performances together on the golf course which has led to him achieving a scratch handicap. A hole in one in a county representative match was another highlight of a fantastic season. Well done to Stephen from all of us at Motus!
Motus Trainer Adam on Stephen: "Stephen is fantastic to work with; he works hard in the sessions and will follow his training plan to the letter in the sessions I set for him to do himself. It is this hard work, combined with constant progressions in his training plan that have helped him achieve such fantastic results. His strength has improved massively with many of his test scores doubling. His range of movement, flexibility and core stability has improved even more and he is putting this all together to great effect on the golf course".
To find out how we can help improve your golf, call 01789 262 145.
01/09/09 Motus Personal Training at Healthworks, Stratford-upon-Avon
Personal Training from Motus is now also available at Healthworks Fitness Studio, Stratford-upon-Avon. Call 01789 262 145 to book your session.
09/08/09 Motus Personal Training at Peak Fitness, Warwick
Personal Training from Motus is now also available at Peak Fitness Personal Training Studio, Warwick. Call 01789 262 145 to book your session.
08/08/09 Team Motus at Endura Sleepless in the Saddle
Team Motus recently competed in the gruelling annual 24hr Mountain Bike Endurance Event called "Sleepless in the Saddle" at Catton Park, Staffordshire.
The team comprised of the usual suspects Darren and Garry, with Mel and Richard coming into the team both competing in their first Mountain Bike. Andrew completed the team of 5 in what was just his 2nd event.
The whole team performed brilliantly, adapting well to the new challenge of riding off-road...at night! Motus finished an excellent 15th place in the Mixed Teams category, beating many more experienced teams, including the SingleTrack Magazine Team.
07/09 - Stratford Boat Club Home Internationals
Following the success at the National Championships members of Stratford Boat Club were selected to represent England in the Home Internationals. After a spirited performance, the girls claimed an excellent second place, narrowly beaten by an extremely strong Irish crew packed of experienced full internationals.
Visit Stratford Rowing Club website for more details.
07/09 - Stratford Boat Club National Championship Success
Stratford Boat Club returned from the national championships with 2 Gold and 2 Silver medals - an outstanding achievement!
Medals were won in the Boys J14 double sculls (gold), the Women's coxed fours (silver), the Women's Junior coxed fours (silver), the Women's Junior coxless fours (gold).
Congratulations from Motus to all involved!
Motus at Stratford Boat Club
Motus have been providing group strength and conditioning sessions for Stratford Boat Club since the turn of the year. The following photos show the Women's coxed fours squad doing their rowing-specific dynamic warm-up!
Contact us to see how you or your team could benefit from our expertise.
02/06/09 - BTCC News
Motus-trained British Touring Car Driver Mat Jackson endured a frustrating weekend at the latest round of the Hi-Q British Touring Car Championship.
In Race 1 whilst in a podium position and setting the fastest lap he suffered a puncture with just a handful of laps remaining. This meant starting from the back in race 2 and having fought his way back into points contention was forced to retire with a gearbox problem. Some hardwork from his RML Silverline mechanics got his car ready for just in time for race 3. Again starting from the back, Mat produced a stunning drive, forcing his way through the field up to an excellent 8th place.
Next round takes place in 2 weeks time at Croft, North Yorkshire. If Mat can combine his obvious pace with an improvement of fortune he will have a great chance of scoring a victory - he'll be working hard in the gym in preparation!
28/05/09 - Motus Nordic Walking Workshop
The first Motus Nordic Walking Workshop to be held in the Cotswolds was a great success despite the heavy showers.
The next date will be 20th July at Fish Hill car park near Broadway 2-5pm. Call 01789 262 145 to book your place now!
13/05/09 - Next Bootcamp begins June 8th
Dates have been announced for the next series of Motus Bootcamps. June the 8th will see our 4 week Bootcamps beginning at Stratford Recreation Ground, Warwick St. Nicholas Park and Evesham Crown Meadow.
Times are 6.30am or 7pm though daytime sessions could still be added. Sessions will feature cardio training, body weight resistance exercise and kick boxing.
Book early to qualify for a 25% discount!
11/05/09 - Sophie takes Warwickshire 5000M Track title
In her first track outing of the season at a sunny Saffron Lane Stadium, Leicester, Sophie comfortably won the Warwickshire 5000M title.
03/05/09 - BioSignature results:
BioSignature is going from strength to strength; more and more people are benefitting from the excellent fat loss results BioSignature Modulation delivers.
As well as site-specific fat loss and weight loss, we are witnessing ome very pleasing improvements in overall health. For example, 2 clients who are Type 1 diabetic have been able to halve their daily insulin injections following our blood sugar control nutrition plans and natural supplement recommendations. Other clients have noted marked improvements in blood pressure and thyroid function.
27/04/09 - New Boot Camp
Motus have launched another Boot Camp. This time there are choice of venues, Stratford Recreation Groun, Warwick St, Nicholas Park and Evesham Crown Meadow.
26/04/09 - Team Motus Enduro 6
Darren and Garry competed as a pair in the Wiggle sponsored Enduro 6 - a 6 hour cross country event. Aim was to finish in the top half of a large field (over 800 of the country's top racers) which they achieved. A more aggressive final lap strategy from Darren would have even seen them comfortably into the top 50 teams.
26/04/09 - Mat Jackson BTCC success
BTCC driver Mat Jackson who is trained by the Motus team had a very successful weekend racing at Thruxton claiming 8th in race 1, 9th in race 2 and a victory in race 3. Hopes are high for the rest of the season.
26/04/09 - Sophie Race Results
Congratulations to Sophie on an excellent second place in the Stratford Half Marathon. This concludes her 'Winter' training and now her track season begins.
19/04/09 - Motus Mountain Bike team begin season
Darren competed in the Midland Cross Country Series Race along with fellow Team Motus member, Garry. On a tough return to competition following a hip operation, Darren came home in a respectable 10th place in category, with Garry finishing simultaneously (officially 11th) having fought back following an early incident with the tape marking the course...
15/04/09 - Adam selected for Warwickshire Rugby Training Camp
Motus Personal Trainer Adam has been selected to train with the Warwickshire County Rugby Squad - well done Adam!
07/04/09 - Adam now a qualified BioSignature Practitioner
Adam has just completed his course with Charles Poliquin to become a qualified BioSignature Practitioner. Adam will be offering BioSignature Modulation at LA Fitness, Warwick.
26/01/09 New Boot Camp
Motus have launched another Boot Camp. This time it is located near Salford Priors and is in association with Hillers Farm Shop. Watch out for results over the coming weeks!
25/01/09 BioSignature Practioners
Following the success of BioSignature Adam and Simon are also set to become fully trained BioSignature Practioners and will attend the courses run by Poliquin Performance in March and May respectively. This will give Motus more capacity to increase our services to sports clubs and companies looking for the amazing results that BioSignature delivers.
08/01/09 Partnership with Stratford Boat Club
Motus are pleased to announce a partnership with Stratford Boat Club. We will be providing Group Conditioning sessions as well as onsite massage and nutritional advice. We hope our support will contribute to the ongoing competitive success of Stratford Boat Club.
14/11/08 - BTCC BMW Dealer Team Tie Up
Motus are pleased to announce a partnership deal with the BTCC driver Mat Jackson who drives for BMW Dealer Team UK. Motus will be assisting Mat with his physical preparations for the new season through Personal Training, BioSignature Modulation and Sports Massage.
Motus will then provide Mat with ongoing sport science support as the season unfolds.
24/10/08 - Coventry University Link
Darren has been asked by Coventry University to assist with the delivery of Strength and Conditioning sessions to the Sports Scholars. His role may also include some teaching within the Sports Science Department.
19/10/08 - Leicester Half Marathon
On a bitterly cold day, Darren, Sophie and David completed the Leicester Half Marathon. At 10 miles Sophie was running comfortably well inside her PB, heading for a time of around 1:18. Disaster struck! The effects of a whole day travelling the day before appeared to catch up with Sophie's left leg ceasing to function correctly. Bravely, she limped home, still managing a time just outside 1:30.
Meanwhile, David, in his first half marathon, running together with Darren, was taking the course steadily to ensure a finish of just over 2 hours. Well done David! In the immediate aftermath David said this would be his only foray into distance running. Rumour has it he has since been tempted to venture out onto the canal towpath once more....watch this space!
18/10/08 - Motus Team members return from an intensive week of learning in Halmstad, Sweden.
Darren, Sophie and Richard are now qualified BioSignature Practitioners.
"It is exciting to be some of the first BioSignature Practitioners in the UK. The knowledge we now have will allow us to achieve results with our customers even quicker, particularly for weight loss and body composition training" - Sophie Williams
01/10/08 - New Team Member
We are pleased to announce Simon Ward has joined the Motus Team. Simon is a talented trainer and will be a valuable addition to the team and will be involved in Home Personal Training and Rugby Conditioning in particular.
04/09/08 - New Team member
We are pleased to announce Adam Preece has joined the Motus Team. Adam has an excellent reputation for delivering results with his Personal Training customers and has built up a great following with his circuit training sessions in Warwick.