2018
Apr
23

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...

2017
Apr
12

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...

2017
Mar
29

Next date: Hypertrophy Workshop

Following the success of the first educational seminar held at The SCI recently, we’re looking forward to inviting 12 more participants along to a second day-long Hypertrophy Workshop. With Award-Winning Head Coaches & SCI Directors Alex Shoebridge & Martin Shyvers, as well as Senior S...

2017
Mar
03

Hypertrophy Workshop: How To Build Muscle

It’s been a while in development, but we are very excited to announce the details of our first hypertrophy workshop, to be held here at The SCI. This full day seminar is exclusively available to current SCI members, and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Hypertrophy...

2016
Nov
01

Reserve your transformation place now!

Christmas is fast approaching, and before we know it 2017 will be here. What are you going to do to improve your health, happiness and vitality next year – and for all the years thereafter? We are now taking bookings for clients wishing to start our hugely successful 8 Week Transformation prog...

2016
Sep
22

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...

2016
Sep
05

SMARTCOACH COMPETITIONS!

Kids back to school? Get back to training! The Summer hols are behind us and now is the perfect time to kick-start your health and fitness. To celebrate the beginning of the new school year we’re running two competitions, each with a prize of a FREE 12 Week Plan worth £127.50! Here’s how...

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
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...

SCI Opening Times
Mon – Thurs
6:30 AM - 9.00PM
Fri
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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