food focus: Coach Craig’s Kitchen

A nose around Coach Craig’s kitchen ended up with not so much of a #fridgeselfie, but more of a #sideboardselfie!! We present, some of Coach Craig’s very favourite foods: 1. Coconut Oil – it has one important property, in that it is thermogenic, which will increase your basal metab...


food focus: Coach Will’s fridge selfie

Welcome to Coach Will’s well-stocked post-holiday fridge! Here are some of my staples: 1. Yeo Valley​ Greek yoghurt. Great for mixing in with almond butter as a pre workout or late night snack. 2. Eggs. A fantastic and quick source of protein, fats, vitamins and minerals so I always have a big...


Food focus: Coach Kirsty’s fridge selfie

Next up in our #fridgeselfie series is Coach Kirsty! Welcome to my fridge! In here I’ve got chicken breasts and pork loin steaks from Ian Chatfield Butchers, because it’s simply the best protein in Tonbridge! I eat cottage cheese as a high protein snack and so always have a tub at the ready. I...


coach craig’s April quiz

Q: Do you include outdoor sport into your routine in spring/summer? A: Most years I have played football or been training for a marathon so used to do some form of outdoor training. This year I’m not training for either, so my outdoor routine will be a few body weight and kettlebell sessions i...


we’re fit for KEiBA Finals

The Strength & Conditioning Institute a finalist at Kent Excellence in Business Awards. We are excited to share the news that The SCI has been named as a finalist in the Start Up Business of the Year category, by the Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA). The awards scheme recognises and re...


Food focus: Head Coach Alex’s fridge selfie

Our May quiz has taken on a bit of a twist! Instead of the usual Q&A, we’re asking our coaches to take a #fridgeselfie and show us what they’ve got stocked up, and why! First up is Coach Alex … I must admit I was a bit dubious about this – I thought about clearing it out...


Food Focus: Black Beans

This week we’re mostly eating … Black beans! Black beans are little protein and fibre powerhouses. From a cup of black beans you get nearly 15 grams of fibre and 15 grams of protein, which is pretty much the equivalent protein found in 2 ounces of chicken! They’re also high in anti...

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