Award-winning Tonbridge gym The Strength & Conditioning Institute (The SCI) are celebrating securing six prestigious award nods in the space of just two weeks. The SCI has been named finalist in the Regional Gym of the Year (South), Functional Training Gym of the Year, and Rehab Facility of the Year categories in the 2018 National Fitness Awards, which recognise excellence, innovation and achievement in the fitness sector. The SCI is the current holder of the UK-wide Functional Training Gym of the Year title, having brought the trophy home in December 2017.
Just a week earlier the thriving local business also received the exciting news that they had been shortlisted for three categories at this year’s Independent Business Awards Kent (IBAK) scheme. The trailblazing gym have been named finalists in the Kent Business of the Year, Professional Achievement, and the Service Excellence categories.
The judging panel of both schemes are in for a busy few weeks, with the IBAK gala dinner being held on 12th October, and the National Fitness Awards ceremony taking place on 30th November. National Fitness Awards’ event director Judith Halkerston said: “All our shortlisted facilities should be really proud of their achievements in being chosen as a finalist as the calibre of entries has been amazing.”
Director and Head Coach at The SCI, Martin Shyvers, said: “Every year we say to ourselves that it’s been the best year ever, and 2018 is definitely delivering! We are delighted to have been recognised so frequently, and by award schemes looking at the business from different angles. We see our expertise and the level of customer service we offer as real differentiators in the market, and we know that’s what our clients value most, too.”
Fellow Director and Head Coach at The SCI, Alex Shoebridge, said: “As a business we never stand still, and that’s what makes The SCI ‘No Ordinary Gym’. This year we enhanced our membership offering by giving all of our members access to our online portal The SCI Smart Coach, and that’s just one example of the innovation we’re bringing not just to our clients, but to the local business landscape as well.”