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
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...

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...

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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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