Keeping healthy in the Timsbury/Bath area

Green Park Market
Green Park Market, by Andy Powell (flickr.com/photos/andypowe11/)

As you may imagine, I’m always on the look-out for places and people who can enhance my wellbeing. Time and again I find myself recommending the same places to people, so I thought it was about time I posted my list on here. Please feel free to comment on this if you have any others of your own.

Best health food shop

The Green Shop in Midsomer Norton – knowledgable staff and a great range of products

Best cafe

The Connies, Timsbury – lots of healthy options available in a friendly setting

Best place to grab and go

Beyond The Kale, Green Park Station – delicious food, lovely products and friendly staff

Best fit gear retailer

Tony Pryce Sports, Wells – a great mix of equipment and functional yet flattering apparel

Best local market

Green Park Market – a wide range of delicious and locally sourced foods

Best local pharmacy

Timsbury Pharmacy – friendly and knowledgable staff are always happy to help

Best treatments

Creations Studio – Emilia delivers massages that are tough to beat. Plus she is very welcoming and knowledgeable.

Best gym

CrossFit & YMCA Bath – I had to pick two as these are both great. I love CrossFit because it delivers high intensity workouts combined with brilliant technique coaching. I love the YMCA because of the awesome team running it, who create a down-to-earth community feel, that can be hard to generate in gyms.

Best yoga instructor

Emma Farrell – Emma is highly knowledgable in many aspects of health. She also teaches Free Diving and Hypnobirthing, and is a trained reflexologist too.

Best butcher

Tunley Farm Butchers – Mark sells great produce that is locally sourced unless stated. He delivers to your door or you can visit him in Green Park Station.

Best yoga studio

Bath Yoga Studio – This lovely warm yoga studio in the centre of Bath offers yoga for all abilities. All the instructors are very approachable and experienced.

Best magazine retailer

Churches, Keynsham – Any magazines this place doesn’t sell isn’t worth reading.

Best children’s class

Little Ninjas @ Jamie Woodland’s Blackbelt Academy – This is a fab class for children over the age of three. Jamie is great at teaching the children in a way that they enjoy, but that is disciplined at the same time.

Best group

Timsbury Cycle Group – I haven’t actually been out with this group myself, as I don’t really get the chance to cycle very often, but I hear very good things about it. Turn up at 7.30am at Conygre Hall on any Sunday (and some Saturdays) to join their ride. Distances vary each week, and you can choose a group to ride with, depending on your cycle speed.

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