University of Bath Gym

By | 11th April 2017

University of Bath Gym

University of Bath

University of Bath Gym

The Sports Training Village is home to the Team Bath Gym and Performance Gym which feature state-of-the-art equipment to help users of any ability achieve their fitness goals.

Our gym includes a range of free weight facilities (including four lifting platforms, four squat racks, five bench press stations and more), rowing machines, weight machines and cardiovascular equipment powered by Matrix technology which helps track progress from workout to workout.

Performance Gym

Opened in 2011, the Performance Gym is a £100,000 extension to the Team Bath Gym designed solely for performance athletes based at the Sports Training Village.

The Performance Gym was funded through a partnership between the University of Bath, the English Institute of Sport (EIS), Sport England, UK Sport and TASS, and was officially opened by former Bath students including Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson (pictured).

The gym has been specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals and groups of athletes on world class performance programmes and its features include:

  • An integrated testing platform to give in-depth physical analyses of athletes
  • A video feedback system to assist in the coaching of athletes
  • An integrated system allowing real-time feedback to be given to athletes on strength and power outputs

Testimonials

I am a local Bath resident and recently decided to join the gym. I am in my 50s and, wanting to get fit, have been thinking about joining as I live so near.

I hesitated in the past as I imagined I would feel somewhat intimidated by the athletes working out there. However I took the plunge, came a couple of weeks ago and booked in to have an induction plus a programme suggestion.

One of your staff, Matt, was assigned to me for this purpose and I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with him. He had an excellent manner, was extremely personable and had just the right approach for what I needed. He put me at ease straight away, gave very clear demonstrations of the equipment, and understood my needs perfectly.

Far from feeling intimidated, I came away feeling so encouraged and enthused! I have a clear programme that is manageable as well as challenging.

I can’t speak highly enough of Matt and his approach for someone like me, who does not fit into your usual client category of student or athlete so I felt I wanted to let you know, and to pass on my thanks to him.

Sharon Jackson