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
Jan
05

Ready to workout?

Warm ups can sometimes seem like a chore – especially if you’re pushed for time and want to maximise your workout session. However, if you’re going to ask your body to lift heavy, work hard and recover efficiently, you need to prepare it before a workout. Think of it this way...

2016
Jan
05

Get strong for the slopes!

Skiing and snowboarding looks effortless and elegant (when done right!) but as anyone who’s ever been will tell you, it’s tough on the body! Adding extra weight to the body in terms of winter clothing, ski equipment and protective wear accentuates the work your body is doing, and with pa...

2015
Nov
30

Coach Craig’s November Quiz

We’re definitely in winter now, so it’s a perfect time to quiz our Coaches on how they train during this season, what gets them properly warmed up for a workout, and their essential items for winter survival! Coach Craig faces our November quiz: What’s your big fitness goal for thi...

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
05

The SCI gets hands on at half marathon

The SCI was a hands-on sponsor of yesterday’s Tonbridge Half Marathon. The professional coaching team provided a free stretching and mobility facility for runners to use both before and after the race, which proved incredibly popular and even saw queues forming as athletes gathered in the sun to loo...

2015
Oct
03

Great Forecast for Tonbridge Half Marathon!

Well, the early October weather has been great – and it looks set to stay that way for this year’s Tonbridge Half Marathon! We have been very grateful for fine weather as carpentry, deliveries and assembly work has all been able to take place on the decking at Blossom Bank, but another b...

2015
Aug
01

Stay supple this summer

Wearing different footwear or walking barefoot on a beach for example can cause tightness in the calf muscles. A stretch to prevent this is to face a wall with one foot in front, keeping both pointing towards the wall. Ensure the heel of the back foot is fixed on the ground and lean in towards the w...

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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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