2016
Sep
22

Oscar is fit for the forces!

A local Royal Navy recruit has stepped up his preparation for joining the armed forces, by enrolling on one of our tailored 8 Week Transformations. 23-year-old Oscar planned his preparation for the Royal Marine Commando entry tests carefully, and knew that being in top physical condition would give...

2016
Sep
21

COACH’S TIP – AUTUMN TOP-UPS!

This time of year, as we head into autumn, is when we can begin to suffer from a vitamin D deficiency. Unlike all of the other vitamins, D is the only one that we can’t get from our food. Instead, our bodies synthesise it when we are exposed to the sun. During the winter our sun exposure is dr...

2016
Sep
17

COACH’S TIP – GET FLEXIBLE!

Basic flexibility and mobility are important to our health, resistance to injury, and athletic performance, and yet in our experience they are often neglected. An absence of mobility and flexibility work leads to hypertonicity – a state of high muscle tension – in chronically shortened m...

2016
Sep
15

SCI SCORES AWARD HAT-TRICK!

Happy days, we are celebrating being shortlisted for three prestigious industry awards! The SCI has been shortlisted in the Regional Gym of the Year (South), the Customer Service Award, and Gym Team of the Year categories in the 2016 National Fitness Awards, which recognise excellence, innovation an...

2016
Sep
07

COACH’S TIP – BE CARB CLEVER!

Recently carbohydrates have had bad press, but you shouldn’t be afraid of them. They’re an essential component of good nutrition, and everybody needs some form of carbohydrate in their diet – especially if the goal is to build lean tissue. Despite this, carbs are still the macronut...

2016
Sep
05

SMARTCOACH COMPETITIONS!

Kids back to school? Get back to training! The Summer hols are behind us and now is the perfect time to kick-start your health and fitness. To celebrate the beginning of the new school year we’re running two competitions, each with a prize of a FREE 12 Week Plan worth £127.50! Here’s how...

2016
Sep
01

Back to school season

Regardless of how many years ago it was that you left school, September always brings with it that “back to school” feeling. Everyone’s getting back to “normal”, with Autumn routines, looking ahead to Christmas (yep, we said it!) and a slightly calmer social/travel sche...

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6:30 AM - 9.00PM
Fri
6:30 AM - 8:00PM
Sat & Sun
8:00 AM - 4:00PM

"I’ve got a huge passion for training and learning. One is useless without the other. Martin and I both started fitness careers in our teens, and have learnt every single day. We’re proud to bring this together to create no ordinary gym."

Alex Shoebridge - Director & Head Coach

"I’ve been at the heart of the fitness industry for 15 years and am so excited to be able to offer the best of everything I’ve learned. Alex and I are dedicated to improving the health of every single person who walks into The SCI."

Martin Shyvers - Director & Head Coach

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