News Archive, Category: News

Students Alastair Chalmers and Abi Galpin set impressive winning times at Guernsey track and field meeting

13 July 2020

University of Bath sporting scholar Alastair Chalmers ran the fourth-quickest time ever by a British athlete over the 300m hurdles when he began his 2020 track and field season in fine style on Sunday. Economics student Abi Galpin also continued her impressive start to the outdoor season by setting a new island record in the women's 300m during the meeting at Guernsey's Footes Lane. Sports Performance student Chalmers (pictured) - supported by a King Sporting...

Improve your flexibility and strength with a deep dive into yoga poses on our Stay In, Work Out timetable for July 13-19

12 July 2020

Building flexibility and strength through yoga poses are among the new fitness activities available on our online exercise timetable for July 13-19, 2020.  This week's double dose of yoga workshops from Team Bath trainer Danii Bachkirov - released on Monday and Friday - look at the fire log and plank poses in depth, and why they can be an effective part of your workout regime. He also leads a new yoga class on Thursday morning,...

“It’s the road I chose” – Zack Henry reflects on journey from University of Bath Rugby Club to Premiership giants Leicester Tigers via France

10 July 2020

Alumni Zack Henry has been reflecting on his journey from playing for the University of Bath Rugby Club to joining Leicester Tigers in the Premiership via four years in France. In his first interview since officially joining Tigers at the start of the month, Henry - who graduated in Sport & Exercise Science in 2016 - reflects on how he is settling in following his return from successful spells with Rouen Normandy Rugby and USON...

Aerial Views of the University of Bath Campus showing buildings, landscaping, new developments and surrounding areas. Main focus STV, Sports Training Village. Running track. Athletics pitch. 3G pitch. Taken October 2016

CUSTOMER NOTICE: Team Bath response to UK Government announcement regarding gyms, pools and leisure centre reopenings

09 July 2020

Following today’s announcement by the UK Government, we at Team Bath are working hard for an initial reopening phase in early August, subject to final risk assessments, and are very much looking forward to welcoming some early customer groups back to the Sports Training Village. We will be in touch directly with customer groups and gym members to advise of the new measures and safety guidelines we are putting in place, so please keep an...

Planning your return to training after lockdown? Here’s some advice to help minimise the risk of injury and soreness

07 July 2020

With the UK Government announcing the framework for a return to recreational team sport, many people – keen amateurs, student-athletes and elite performers alike – will be starting to plan for their return to training. Many will have been keeping active during the past few months by working out at home or going for runs but the demands of sport-specific training, particularly in field and contact sports, can be very different. Harri Cizmic – Lead...

Take your home exercise routine up to a higher gear with new Target Cycling class on our Stay In, Work Out fitness timetable for July 6-12

05 July 2020

If you have a stationary exercise bike at home, then you will love one of the new additions to our Stay In, Work Out fitness timetable for July 6-12, 2020.  Our 30-minute Target Cycling class on Wednesday morning can be done on any static bike with RPM and is guaranteed to get those legs and lungs working! Team Bath trainer Sam Holmes is also running two of his ever-popular live classes - legs, bums &...

Karla Mostert in action for Team Bath Netball in the VItality Netball Superleague, February 2016

World’s best defender Karla Pretorius reflects on “wonderful” time at Team Bath Netball – “it was such a big part of my journey”

03 July 2020

Karla Pretorius, widely regarded as the best defender currently playing in world netball, has been looking back on her time at Team Bath Netball and the massive impact it had on her journey to the top. Pretorius, nee Mostert, spent the 2016 Superleague season with the Blue & Gold, helping them to a third-placed finish overall. It was the South African's first experience of playing domestic netball abroad and she quickly found her feet, forging...

Improve your chances of getting a good night’s sleep with these practical hints and tips from Reason To Be

01 July 2020

The Team Bath wellbeing team return this week with a new series of episodes providing practical advice and guidance on getting a good night's sleep.  Sleeping well is vitally important for both our physical and mental health. It helps your body recover and repair, improves your immune function, maximises your athletic ability, improves concentration and productivity, and reduces stress among many other positive benefits. If you have been struggling to sleep during lockdown or want...

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...

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