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...

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
10

TAKING AIM AT MEDALS WITH RIO ARCHER

The SCI is to sponsor archer Tania Nadarajah as she competes in this summer’s Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Tania Nadarajah, whose nickname is Lady T, started archery in 2014 and made her international debut in 2015. In the same year Tania was talent spotted as part of the ‘Recurves for Rio’ p...

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...

2016
Jul
27

COACH’S TIP – Getting Sleep!

Sleep is incredibly important to overall health, and especially to our recovery from exercise. We’ve always made it clear that good, regular sleep is the third foundation of optimising fitness, along with your training and nutrition. Sometimes we can’t sleep because we’re feeling s...

2016
Jul
11

We’re going global!

Our mission, from the very first day that we opened The SCI in 2012, has always been to improve the health of every single person who walks into our building. It quickly became apparent that there were far more people - from all around the world - who wanted and needed our expertise to transform the...

2016
Jun
22

Head Coach Martin on Functional Training

‘Functional training’ has gained popularity in the fitness industry over the last five or six years, and I’m sure it all started with good intentions. But somewhere along the way, it started to go a bit wrong. Now, call me crazy, but in my mind, a functional training workout would be designed to imp...

2016
Jun
15

Head Coach Alex’s Holiday Workout

One for our travelling SCI Army! If you’re heading off to sunnier climes this season, you won’t want to let your recent progress slide. And there’s no need to! Even if you’re heading off to a desert island with no gym and not even a coconut you can use for a weight; Alex has...

2016
Jun
01

A life-changing transformation: Nigel

We are beyond proud to share Nigel's story, which has seen him complete three transformation packages back-to-back at The SCI, equaling a truly incredible metamorphosis! Nigel came to us with a very specific goal, and transformation (so far!) is testament to his commitment to that goal. He proves th...

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
May
30

Training for summer: Coach Will

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. Coach Will shares his hints and techni...

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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."

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"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."

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