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New Year, New You - watch our expert video guide to health, exercise, nutrition and more for 2019

With 2019 on the horizon, many people’s thoughts are turning to New Year’s Resolutions – one of the most popular being doing more exercise and getting active.

If you have never been to a gym before, are getting back into exercise after a break or are already active but looking to step things up in the new year, our Team Bath athletes and experts have some top tips to help you on your fitness journey.

Whether it is reasons to get fit,...

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Ed Smith

Ed SmithSport: Skeleton


Ed was scouted through the UK Sport Talent Identification programme in 2008 – the same year as Lizzy Yarnold and Laura Deas – and first started competitive sliding the following year.

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Donna Creighton

Donna CreightonSport: Skeleton

Date and place of birth: 20 September 1985, Portsmouth


Donna joined the Talent ID scheme in 2004 and has since trained at the University of Bath alongside the rest of Team GB.

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David Swift

David SwiftSport: Skeleton


Former international 100m and 60m sprinter David is a University of Bath graduate.

At a BUSA event, he took interest in a skeleton flyer and soon attended trials which ended successfully and David never looked back.

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Laura Deas

Sport: Skeleton

Date of birth: 19 August 1988


Laura will make her Winter Olympic Games debut at PyeongChang 2018 after firmly establishing herself as one of the world’s top skeleton athletes in recent years.

An all-round sportswoman who impressed at eventing, tetrathlon, netball and hockey, Laura got into skeleton through the Girls4Gold talent identification scheme in 2009...

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