News Archive, Month: June 2020

Sporting scholar Tom Dean explains how elite swimmers are staying safe on their return to training at University of Bath

29 June 2020

Face masks, temperature checks, individual changing areas and designated lanes - those are just some of the things that have become the 'new normal' for University of Bath sporting scholar Tom Dean and his British Swimming colleagues since their return to training at the Sports Training Village. The Bill Whiteley Sporting Scholar, who is taking a year out from studying Mechanical Engineering at the University to focus on the Tokyo Olympics, is among a handful...

More great opportunities to workout at home with Team Bath’s online fitness timetable for June 29 to July 5

28 June 2020

As we head into the fourth month of our Stay In, Work Out online fitness activities, there are more live exercise classes, new home workouts and yoga demonstrations to look forward to plus a new wellbeing podcast. This week's live classes with Team Bath trainer Sam Holmes include a HIIT session on Friday direct from the exercise studio at the Sports Training Village. There is another yoga class from Danii Bachkirov on Thursday, as well...

Tom Corrie excited to take Regional Player Development Centre reins at Team Bath and guide next generation of tennis talent

26 June 2020

Tom Corrie, who helped Joe Salisbury develop into an Australian Open champion, has been appointed as the new Regional Player Development Centre (RPDC) Head Coach for Team Bath Tennis. He is no stranger to the Sports Training Village at the University of Bath having previously been the LTA Regional Pathway Coach for the South & South West of England. He will now oversee the RPDC at Team Bath, one of 11 high-quality coaching environments in...

Beck Cutting in training with the England U20 squad at Bisham Abbey ahead of the 2018 Six Nations

Sporting scholar Beck Cutting graduates to Worcester Warriors RFC senior squad for 2020-21 Premiership Rugby season

24 June 2020

University of Bath sporting scholar Beck Cutting has been promoted to the Worcester Warriors RFC senior squad for the 2020-21 Premiership Rugby season. The Sport & Social Sciences student, who is supported by a Trendell Sporting Scholarship, has already made several senior appearances for Warriors while part of their Senior Academy squad including this season’s Premiership Rugby Cup fixtures against Exeter Chiefs and Leicester Tigers. Hooker Cutting, who has represented England at U20 level, has...

Exercising or training in the heat? Remember to stay well hydrated to avoid the risk of injury or illness

23 June 2020

Summer is here and with temperatures set to hit the 30s in parts of England this week, it is important to stay hydrated while working out or exercising in the heat – particularly if you are returning to training after lockdown. Dehydration can cause a loss of concentration, negatively effect your energy levels and restrict your body’s performance, increasing the risk of injury. It can also lead to heat illness and, in extreme circumstances, exertional...

Feel the rhythm with free hip hop, dance and gymnastics classes during Stay In, Work Out activities for June 22-28

21 June 2020

Hip hop and contemporary dance classes, children's rhythmic gymnastic sessions and more yoga workshops are among the new additions to our Stay In, Work Out timetable of free fitness activities for June 22-28.  Our partners at Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics are launching a series of exciting live classes this week and are providing free trials on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. As well as gymnastics skills for children aged five-10, there will also be a fitness...

Liam Broady to face Andy Murray in Battle of the Brits opener as Team Bath Tennis touring pro returns to tournament action

19 June 2020

Tennis player Liam Broady will become the first Team Bath-based sportsperson to return to competitive action since the lockdown when he lines up against Sir Andy Murray in the Schroders Battle of the Brits tournament next week. Taking place at the LTA’s National Tennis Centre from June 23-28, the exhibition men’s singles and doubles tournament will feature Britain’s eight top-ranked male players and will raise money for NHS Charities Together. Team Bath Tennis touring professional...

Time to get moving as Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics offer free trial of new online dance, hip hop, fitness and skills sessions

18 June 2020

Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics are offering people the chance to work on their dance, flexibility, fitness and gymnastics skills in fun new interactive online classes being launched next week. Among the activities on offer are hip hop and contemporary dance classes, ideal for all those seeking to hone their TikTok routines, and a dynamic dance fitness session using a wide range of styles and music. Those sessions are being run by former British gymnast and...

Team Bath Netball age-group players celebrate achievements of 2019-20 NPL campaigns during virtual end-of-season awards

17 June 2020

Team Bath Netball’s U21 and U19 squads have been celebrating their 2019-20 NPL (National Performance League) campaigns by staging virtual end-of-season award ceremonies. Both squads were able to play all but one of their regular league matches before the season was cut short in March by the coronavirus pandemic. Players’ Player of the Year for the U21s was England age-group defender Rachael Fee, who was also a member of the Blue & Gold’s Vitality Superleague...

New yoga themes and fresh air fitness using everyday props feature in our free Stay In, Work Out activities for 15-21 June

14 June 2020

We've added new work-outs you can try in your garden, using everyday props from home, to this week's free Stay In, Work Out fitness activities for June 15-21 as well as some new yoga-themed classes. The guided sessions, streamed live via our YouTube channel, start bright and early on Monday morning with a legs, bums & tums class followed by a kettlebell blast workout. Don't worry if you miss any of the live sessions, though, as...

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