About the SCI

No Ordinary Gym

The SCI was founded in 2012 by National Level Strength Coaches Alex and Martin to provide a level of training and expertise for people of all ages and abilities previously unseen in the fitness industry.


Having seen firsthand, and successfully repaired and healed, the damage done to many new and frustrated clients by ‘one size fits all’ gyms and training programmes, the Coaches were determined to create an inspiring and friendly facility with bespoke, state-of-the-art equipment, and offering completely tailored and customised nutrition and training programmes. Three years later, the SCI has enabled many hundreds of people to transform their lives, recover from injury, improve their sports performance and achieve their personal goals.


The SCI offers gym membership, postural analysis and correction, personal training, nutritional profiling, injury and imbalance rehabilitation, physiotherapy, and StrongMan and FitGirl classes. Our eight-week transformation programme, ‘Engineering the Super You’, has been successful and popular both locally and internationally, having recently having its 150th client complete the course. We also sell a range of vitamins, supplements and branded apparel.


Our clients range from a 75-year-old who has had a double hip replacement, to competitive amateur mixed martial arts fighters, and everyone in between. Geography is no boundary, as we provide tailored nutrition and training programmes and consultations via telephone and the Internet. Clients from Australia, London, Yorkshire and Cheshire, to name a few, have benefitted from our expertise.


The SCI has been recognised by the Kent Excellence in Business Awards in 2014 and 2015. The gym was also named Functional Gym of the Year in 2015 at the National Fitness Awards, and named a finalist in the Regional Gym of the Year category.


SCI Opening Times
Mon – Thurs
6:30 AM - 9.00PM
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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Award-winning gym offering world class strength and conditioning coaching, sports specific training, personal training and nutritional consultation