Online fitness and wellbeing sessions for staff and students
Get fired up for the day ahead with a high-intensity exercise class, improve your general fitness and wellbeing through pilates, or relax and unwind with meditation and yoga sessions.
Those are among the free online fitness and wellbeing opportunities being provided to University of Bath students and staff, thanks to funding from the university and Team Bath sponsors Rengen Lettings.
Inspirational instructors from the Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre and the local Bath community are streaming sessions via Zoom, allowing people to keep active and motivated wherever they are. There is something for everyone and sessions can be tailored to your fitness level, so get involved!
How to take part
All of the sessions are streamed via Zoom (click here to download and sign up) and – with the exception of the Meditation Rocks sessions, which should be booked via Unihub (click here for details) – are accessible on a first come, first served basis, with a maximum of 100 participants per session. The waiting room will open 15 minutes before the class begins and the instructor will admit people when the session goes live.
Current timetable (click on the session name or scroll down to find out more)
Each session is 45 minutes unless otherwise stated.
|0900||Body Control||Body Control|
|0930||HIIT (30 mins)||Body Conditioning|
Instructor: Ollie Chick of Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre (https://www.teambath.com/fitness)
(45 minutes; Monday 0900, Tuesday 0900)
Strengthen your body with this class which uses a range of body movements to work on your core stability. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Instructor: Lucy Stone of Meditation Rocks (www.meditationrocks.co.uk) and The Hive Yoga Studio (www.jointhehive.co.uk)
(30 minutes; Tuesday 0815, Wednesday 1215, Thursday 1015)
Join Lucy for daily sessions designed to help calm and relax the mind while promoting positivity. A former BBC reporter and now yoga and meditation teacher, Lucy has practised meditation for over 20 years and is passionate about promoting the physical and mental health benefits of yoga and meditation to as many people as possible, whatever their age or background.
Instructor: Frank Davis of Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre (https://www.teambath.com/fitness)
(45 minutes; Monday 1300, 1700; Wednesday 1700)
Release the stress of the day and feel reenergised for the week ahead with this yoga session led by Frank Davis, founder of the Bath School of Shiatsu & Yoga and a popular teacher at the Team Bath Gym. All you need to take part is some floor space and loose, comfortable clothing.
Instructors: Rich Turner, Nigel Merchant and Mike Johnson of Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre (https://www.teambath.com/fitness)
(45 minutes; Monday 1800, Saturday 1130)
Dig out those kettlebells and join Rich, Nigel or Mike for a classic exercise class. Don’t worry if you don’t have a kettlebell to hand, use something of a similar size and weight such as a bottle of water.
An innovative freestyle workout that incorporates Latin dance steps as the foundation for a fun and exhilarating cardio dance fitness. This workout – led by Madrid-born Maria, who has been a Flamenco, Danza Española and ballet dancer most of her life – will lift your spirits while burning calories, improving flexibility and tone. Wear loose comfortable clothes and trainers.
Instructors: Mike Johnson and Sam Holmes of Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre (https://www.teambath.com/fitness)
(45 minutes; Tuesday 1330, Wednesday 1030, Saturday 0930)
This classic exercise class is hugely popular at the Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre – join Mike or Sam for a high-energy, whole body workout that hits all the major muscles and can improve your overall fitness. Tailor the workout to suit your fitness level and use everyday household objects like cans of food to add resistance to some of the exercises.
Instructor: Tamsyn Butt of Port de Barre (http://www.portdebarre.co.uk)
(45 minutes; Tuesday 1700)
Tone your body with ballet conditioning techniques led by experienced tutor and dancer Tamsyn Butt. Suitable for those with ballet experience as well as total beginners, the class uses movements similar to those used in ballet conditioning which sculpts the body by toning and strengthening. It is a minimal impact but all-over body workout which tones the thighs and arms, flattens the stomach and lifts the bottom. Wear loose comfortable clothes and ballet shoes, barre socks or go barefoot.
Instructors: Mike Johnson of Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre (https://www.teambath.com/fitness)
(45 minutes; Wednesday 0800)
Feel the burn and get your day off to a high-energy start with this HIIT-style exercise class – no equipment needed, just a bit of floor space.
Instructor: Sam Holmes and Mike Johnson of Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre (https://www.teambath.com/fitness)
(30 minutes, Wednesday 0930; 45 minutes, Saturday 1030)
High-intensity interval training combines aerobic and resistance exercises, with short bursts of intense activity being followed by periods of rest or lower-intensity exercise – guaranteed to get the blood pumping and your heart-rate up. Join Sam and Nigel as they put you through your paces with an energising workout routine that you can tailor to suit your own fitness level.
Instructor: Nigel Merhant, Emma Collins-Jones and Brenda Armit of Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre (https://www.teambath.com/fitness)
(45 minutes; Wednesday 1300, Thursday 1000, Friday 1300)
Pilates, with its emphasis on improving general fitness and wellbeing, is ideal for people of all ages and ability. A low-impact form of exercise, it has been shown to develop strength, balance, flexibility, posture and good breathing technique. All you need to join in is an exercise mat and some floor space.
Join Siobhan for a fun and energising Zumba session – a fab fusion of fitness, entertainment, culture and dance.