NEW GROUP TRAINING: Saturday Session

Join the UK’s top functional training gym for a top functional training session 8.30-9.30am every Saturday morning!   We’ll be using our 800 sq ft conditioning area for 60 minutes of interval and resistance training. This will include a warm up and cool down, and will use some of the great kit...


Coach Pete: Kettlebells and Back Health

Kettlebells get a bit of a bad rep in some training circles, which is a shame as they can be a valuable strength training tool. Over the coming weeks I’ll offer some pros & cons, as well as training tips and program ideas. You can add them to your current training plan, or just knock out a...


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...


Focus on Functional Training: Battle Ropes

"There is so much you can do with the ropes, and they definitely don't do the work for you - it's all you! With a thick set and a thinner set you can choose the ones that are best for you, and if you start with the thinner, lighter ones you can work up towards the heavier pair."


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...


The SCI is the best in the country!

WE DID IT! The SCI was crowned Functional Training Gym of the Year at the National Fitness Awards in Leicester on Friday night! We were also a Regional Gym of the Year finalist, a tough category which included London. The awards, organised by Script Events and leading industry publication Workout, a...


Smashing the Stereotypes

The old stereotypes have guys growling and flexing in the free weights area, and women working out within the cardio section, and maybe making the odd foray into the weights section to pick up a set of tiny dumbbells. But this has changed, and more and more women are catching on to the serious benef...

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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