Staff invited to join the Gold Rush

With the start of London 2012 just six months away, you are invited to join the 'Gold Rush' with a special day of free activities and taster sessions at the Sports Training Village (STV) on Friday 27 January.

We are set to play our part in the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, and to celebrate it being exactly six months until the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, we’re opening the doors of the STV to staff so you can share the pride we feel in this important year for Great Britain.

You’ll be able to listen to Olympic gold medallist Jason Gardener talk about the thrill of competing at the Games at one of two presentations he is giving at 12 noon and 1.30pm.

And there’s an exciting range of free activities for staff to have a go at on the day, including:

Free fitness suite access: 10am-7pm

All staff to register at the Sports Training Village main reception. Gym staff on hand to offer induction advice. Sessions running on the hour throughout the day include: Weight Loss, Introduction to Cardio Fitness, Introduction to Free Weight Exercises. All users must wear appropriate gym kit i.e trainers/shorts/tracksuit/t-shirts. 

Free fitness classes

Free fitness classes for University staff. Register at the Sports Training Village main reception.

10.00 X-Dream bike race – fitness suite

11.00 Introduction to resistance machines – fitness suite

12.00 Cardio circuits – fitness suite

12.45-1.30pm Body Conditioning – fencing hall 

1pm Interval training for weight loss – fitness suite

1-2pm Pilates – dojo

1-1.30pm X-biking – sprint track balcony

1-1.45pm Kettleacise – indoor jumps & throws hall

2pm Introduction to free weights – fitness suite

3pm Ab Attack – fitness suite

4pm X–Dream bike race – fitness suite

5pm Stretch & cool down – fitness suite

5.30-6pm X-Biking – sprint track balcony

6.15-6.45pm X-biking – sprint track balcony

Book in advance by calling 01225 386339.

Free access to 50m pool for University staff: 10am-3pm

Contact the Sports Training Village main reception for your free swim ticket.

Swimming Technique / Coaching Advice 1-2pm. Head Coach Mark Skimming will be on poolside between 1– 2pm to offer advice. Don’t forget 20p for your locker and please take a shower before entering the pool.

Free Physio & Sports Massage Clinic: 12 noon-2pm

Free Physio and Sports Massage Clinic for University staff 12 noon-2pm at the Sports Training Village Sports Injury Clinic. Free exercise physiology taster sessions/discussions 12 noon-12.15; 1.30-1.45pm; and 1.45-2pm at the Sports Training Village Sports Injury Clinic.

Book your 15-minute slot to either session by calling ext 4175.

Netball / Boccia / Badminton challenges: 12 noon–2pm

All staff to register at the Sports Training Village main reception. Individual challenges in the Sports Training Village Sports Hall in the named sports. Each challenge takes approximately five minutes each. Also the chance to take part in our Sports Training Village sports personality Quiz. Prizes to be won. Indoor training shoes to be worn by all. Register interest by emailing bjc20@bath.ac.uk

Free badminton court: 10-11am & 2-4pm

Free badminton court 10-11am & 2-4pm for University staff. Turn up and play. Don’t forget your racket, sports kit and indoor training shoes.

Golf technique session: 2-3pm & 3-4pm

Register at the Sports Training Village main reception. Practical Golf swing technique session with Castle Combe professional – Peter Green. Call 01225 386339 to book your slot in advance.

Free Hockey: 12 noon-1pm

Train with Team Bath’s Head Hockey Coach Jody Paul on astro two. Sports kit and trainers required. Register interest by emailing bjc20@bath.ac.uk

Free 30 minute Bobsleigh taster sessions: 12 noon-2pm

Free 30 minute Bobsleigh taster sessions on Push Start Track between 12 noon-2pm. Register at the push start track. Arrive in your sports kit / trainers (required to take part). Book your place by calling 01225 386339.

Jason Gardener talk: 12 noon & 1.30pm

Listen to Olympic Gold Medallist Jason Gardener talk about the thrill of the Olympics from 12 noon-12.30pm & 1.30-2pm in the Sports Training Village Lecture Room. Register your attendance by emailing bjc20@bath.ac.uk

Sports Science talks 12.30-1.30pm

Listen to a series of talks from our experienced sport science staff in the Sports Training Village Lecture Room. Register at the Sports Training Village main reception. “A case study approach of how we work with elite athletes showing opportunities for research collaboration”. Book your place by emailing bjc20@bath.ac.uk

Membership – bring a buddy offer

If you are member of the Fitness facilities we invite you to bring along a staff colleague to the forthcoming open day. They will be able to train on the day for free. If they enjoy their day and  become a regular member, they’ll pay no joining fee and get their first month for free. As a reward for recommending your colleague, you’ll also get one month for free. In addition, you’ll have yourself a regular training partner and someone to inspire and motivate you.

You are welcome to attend any of these events during your lunch break or with specific permission of your line manager. If you are not in work or are working off campus that day then you are very welcome to come along and take part.

All facilities are subject to availability.

Read more about Gold Rush and the Olympics & Paralympics

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