2017
Dec
11

The SCI scoop top trophy at National Fitness Awards

We are celebrating receiving a prestigious industry award which places The Strength & Conditioning Institute amongst the very best facilities in the whole of the country. The SCI has been named Functional Training Gym of the Year at the 2017 National Fitness Awards, which recognise excellence, i...

2017
Sep
03

Next date: Hypertrophy Workshop

Following the success of the first educational seminars held at The SCI recently, we’re looking forward to inviting 12 more participants along to our next day-long Hypertrophy Workshop. With Award-Winning Head Coaches & SCI Directors Alex Shoebridge & Martin Shyvers, as well as Senior...

2017
Mar
29

Next date: Hypertrophy Workshop

Following the success of the first educational seminar held at The SCI recently, we’re looking forward to inviting 12 more participants along to a second day-long Hypertrophy Workshop. With Award-Winning Head Coaches & SCI Directors Alex Shoebridge & Martin Shyvers, as well as Senior S...

2017
Mar
03

Hypertrophy Workshop: How To Build Muscle

It’s been a while in development, but we are very excited to announce the details of our first hypertrophy workshop, to be held here at The SCI. This full day seminar is exclusively available to current SCI members, and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Hypertrophy...

2016
Dec
28

Are you ready?

Introducing: the definitive plan for fat loss in the gym Today we launch a game-changer. If you're not local to our award-winning facility, you can now follow our body transformation programmes online, training in your local gym. Split into three month-long progressive training cycles, our gym-based...

2016
Dec
09

The SCI sees off London competition

The Strength & Conditioning Institute ranked second in South of England Big news! We bagged a trio of certificates at the National Fitness Awards in Leicester on Friday night, to add to our award collection. We were named runner up in the Regional Gym of the Year category, meaning our world-clas...

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
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
Aug
31

COACH’S TIP – BODY COMPOSITION vs BODY WEIGHT!

Many people will use the scales, and therefore their total body weight, as the sole indicator of fat loss. But your total body weight can be VERY misleading. When you begin training, your body becomes much better at taking up both glucose and fluids, which are essential for exercise performance. In...

2016
Aug
16

COACH’S TIP – INSTANTLY IMPROVE YOUR SQUAT!

Squats are up there among the absolute best exercises you can do. They encourage functional balance and stability, they are an extremely time-efficient fat-burning tool, and because they are neurologically demanding, they promote the release of growth hormone throughout the entire body – essen...

2016
Aug
03

COACH’S TIP – Food: Strength in Variety!

We all have favourites, but when it comes to nutrition, make sure you rotate your protein, fat and carbohydrate sources as often as you can. Different nutrition sources contain different amino acid profiles, different fatty acid ratios, and different fibre volumes, which means that consuming the sam...

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"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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