News Archive, Month: March 2020

Regular exercise helps keep the immune system healthy, say University researchers

30 March 2020

Keeping up regular exercise, even when you are stuck at home, is a way of keeping your immune system healthy, say University of Bath researchers. Leading physiologists, Dr James Turner and Dr John Campbell have considered the effects of exercise on our immune system and say it is widely-agreed that regular, moderate-intensity exercise is beneficial for immunity. It can help the immune system find and deal with pathogens, and in the long term, regular exercise...

Stay in, work out and join in LIVE exercise classes with our Team Bath trainers this week as part of our new fitness timetable

29 March 2020

To help you keep active at home over the coming weeks, we are putting together a 'stay in, work out' weekly timetable bringing together the best fitness advice and free LIVE classes from our Team Bath trainers plus other great online content. Every week our trainers - as well as Matt Gleed, master trainer with our gym suppliers Matrix, and our colleagues at The Edge - will be running live classes that you can join...

VIDEO: Do a HIIT class at home with these five high-intensity exercises

27 March 2020

In our latest home workout video, Team Bath trainer Georgina Horsham-Batley demonstrates five high-intensity interval training exercises you can do on their own or as part of a HIIT circuit in your own living room. All the exercises - mountain climber, burpees, split squats, tricep dips and squat jumps - can be performed in minimal space and with no equipment, just a table or chair to support your leg against. They are guaranteed to help...

VIDEO: Feel the burn with this ripping ‘squat to upright row’ home workout

25 March 2020

In the second of our home workout videos, Team Bath trainer Sam Holmes demonstrates one of his favourite exercises from his regular burn fitness class. The squat to upright row, otherwise known as a rip, is guaranteed to get your heart rate up. Don't worry if you don't have a kettlebell or dumbbell at home, simply use a bottle of water or any another similarly-weighted object to hand. We will be sharing the latest...

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Decision to postpone Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games welcomed by sporting bodies based at University of Bath

24 March 2020

The decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games until the summer of 2021 has been welcomed by athletes and sport national governing bodies who train at the University of Bath. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese Government took the decision on Tuesday in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on athletes’ training and preparation. Sara Heath, CEO of Pentathlon GB whose national training centre...

VIDEO: Elevate your heart rate with this fun but rewarding home workout with Team Bath trainer Sam Holmes

23 March 2020

It is important for both physical and mental health to keep active, so our trainers at the Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre have put together some exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home. No gym equipment is required and you can cater the routines to suit your ability and fitness levels. First up is this fun but rewarding workout with Sam Holmes which is guaranteed to elevate your heart rate...


CUSTOMER ADVICE – Information for members

22 March 2020

At Team Bath we are committed to helping you keep active even though our gym and other facilities are currently closed under crucial and necessary government-led social distancing measures. We do not yet know when we will be able to reopen but we are posting online content, including live exercise classes, for you to follow at home featuring our own and Matrix trainers - click here to see the weekly timetable. We also post this...

CUSTOMER NOTICE: University of Bath Sports Training Village is closed until further notice

20 March 2020

Following Government advice, the University of Bath Sports Training Village is currently closed and will not reopen until it is safe to do so. The Founders Hall and all outdoor sporting facilities are also closed until further notice. If you have a membership at the Sports Training Village, please click here for further information. We value your custom and will communicate any reopening details through this website and our social media channels. In the meantime,...

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CUSTOMER NOTICE: Team Bath Tennis community programme suspended

18 March 2020

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, Team Bath Tennis has suspended its community tennis programme from midday on Wednesday, March 18. We are sorry for the short notice but this is due to staff shortages following new government advice that anyone with a cold should self-isolate as a precaution. In addition, many of the students who are coaches and who help run the programme have left campus because their lectures are suspended. Our planned Easter...

CUSTOMER NOTICE: 2020 Vitality Netball Superleague suspended until April 30th

18 March 2020

England Netball have informed all clubs that the 2020 Vitality Superleague is suspended until April 30th at which point a review will take place. This means that our Team Bath Netball home matches against Manchester Thunder (March 30th), Severn Stars (April 11th), Surrey Storm (April 24th) and Celtic Dragons (April 30th) are postponed. A further meeting will take place between the clubs and England Netball in mid-April to review the situation. This also means that...

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