2016
May
30

Training for summer: Skill development

Our latest SCI blogs see our Coaches lifting the lid on their training programmes and goals. At this time of year there are events and competitions galore, and many of us - members and Coaches alike - are ramping up training frequency and intensity. Coaches Craig and Kirsty have buddied up to take o...

2016
Apr
30

Training for summer: Coaches Craig & Kirsty

Our latest SCI blogs see our Coaches lifting the lid on their training programmes and goals. At this time of year there are events and competitions galore, and many of us - members and Coaches alike - are ramping up training frequency and intensity. Coaches Craig and Kirsty are currently doing Jim W...

2016
Feb
29

Focus on Functional Training: Farmer’s Walk

"My current favourite functional training exercise is the farmers walk. They are a great exercise for total body strength and they train the core way better than crunches ever will. I prefer to use the trap bar but they can be done with dumbbells or kettle bells as well. Safely deadlift the trap bar...

2015
Nov
06

Coach Kirsty’s November Quiz

We’ve stepped into a whole new season, so it’s a perfect time to quiz our Coaches on how they train in winter, what gets them outdoors despite the (frequent) cold and wet, and their essential items for winter survival! First up to face our November quiz is Coach Kirsty: What’s your...

2015
Oct
08

Coach Kirsty’s Autumn Survival Tips

Autumn is often very pretty, but it can be the season that sees us want to hibernate a bit more! Our Coaches have put together their survival tips to ensure you don’t go AWOL from exercise this autumn. First up, Coach Kirsty: Wear a base layer It might sound more like something your Grandmothe...

2015
Sep
19

On the run with Coach Kirsty

My longest race to date is the Great South Run, which is 10 miles and takes place in Portsmouth. It’s important to get the miles in when training for a race but in order to improve your time then sprints are possibly the best addition to your training. Try 6 x 20 second sprints 2x weekly during your...

2015
Aug
31

The SCI becomes Coach Kirsty’s HQ!

At The SCI we’ve hand-picked our team for their knowledge, passion, and dedication towards our shared goal of improving the health of every single person who walks into our building. We’re delighted to announce that Coach Kirsty will soon be changing more lives here, as The SCI will be her main base...

2015
Aug
26

Coach Kirsty’s August quiz

This month we’re delving into our Coaches’ daily schedules and asking them to share how they manage to cram in work and training and study and (most importantly) eating! Here’s a glimpse into a ‘normal’ day in my life! Wake at 6.30am – drink hot water with lemon (yes th...

2015
Jul
29

Coach Kirsty’s July quiz

As it’s holiday season, we’re asking our Coaches to share their health and fitness travel tips, and share some inspiration for summer holiday circuits to keep our SCI Army in shape, wherever in the world you are! First up this month, Coach Kirsty: Q: What health/fitness essentials go in...

2015
Jun
18

food focus:coach kirsty’s smoothie recipe

Our Coaches’ smoothie recipes are going down a storm with you all this month, so here’s another one to try! Coach Kirsty’s recipe is: 40g oats 30g almonds 50g acai pure 40g spinach 50g blueberries 1/2 an avocado 1 banana 250ml coconut water 1 scoop Q5 Warrior Green This should defi...

2015
May
13

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...

2015
Apr
11

Coach Kirsty’s April Quiz

It’s Coach Kirsty’s turn to face our April quiz. Find out who her heroine is and which non-meat food she heads to in order to top up her protein intake! Q: Do you include outdoor sport into your routine in spring/summer? A: Yes, I love to find a good park to train in. All I need is some...

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