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...


Oscar is fit for the forces!

A local Royal Navy recruit has stepped up his preparation for joining the armed forces, by enrolling on one of our tailored 8 Week Transformations. 23-year-old Oscar planned his preparation for the Royal Marine Commando entry tests carefully, and knew that being in top physical condition would give...


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...


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...


Coach Will now based at The SCI

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 Will has joined the team on a more regular basis. Will has always had a keen i...


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...


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...


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...


On the run with Coach Will

The only competitive distance runs I have done are 10k trail runs. The most recent is the Bedgebury 10k which has a tough mixture of terrains, elevations and descents. I find trail running a lot more exciting due to the challenging environment and amazing scenery you get when you run off road! The l...

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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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