New Kettlebell Courses

We are excited to introduce to you a brand new course teaching the basics of safe and effective Kettlebell use! 

 

Courses start week commencing 3rd April and run for six weeks on:

 

Mondays

20:30 – 21:30

Tuesdays

11:00 – 12:00

Wednesdays

12:30 – 13:30

 

To book a place on a course, please contact The Edge Reception on 0113 343 5095.

 

Kettlebell training is a fantastic and functional form of whole body training. They help to build strength, endurance and power, particularly in the lower back, legs and shoulders. They are also an extremely effective tool for fat loss and toning.

Unlike exercises traditional training with dumbbells or barbells, kettlebells involve large dynamic movements working many muscle groups at once. Kettlebell exercise is challenging, fun and unique, combining aerobic, strength and high intensity interval (HIIT) elements to your exercise to provide a more varied and enjoyable exercise experience.

 

Each course will take place in our NEW state-of-the-art Personal Training studio. We only have space for 10 members per session, so be sure to book your space quickly!

 

To book a place on a course or if you have any other queries, please contact The Edge Reception on 0113 343 5095 or at edgereception@leeds.ac.uk

We need 5 Million Moves from you …

The Global campaign against obesity and sedentary lifestyle is on its way. Join us and donate your MOVES.  

Information

  • Date: Monday 13th – Friday 31st March
  • Prizes to be won:
    • First 50 to register will get a FREE Lets Move Performance t-shirt
    • First 50 to achieve 10,000 Moves over 7 days during the campaign will get a FREE goodie bag worth £30 containing; Edge locker token, health assessment voucher, day pass and a MyWellness key
    • Edge member who obtains the most Moves over the campaign will get a FREE Edge Premium membership for next year.

It’s simple, log onto MyWellness and start tracking your exercises during the campaign dates, and if collectively we all hit 5m MOVES Technogym will give us a load of free equipment to support the University Lifestyle and Wellbeing programme.

 

 

University of Leeds Staff member but not a member of The Edge?

You can get involved in the campaign and help us collect moves as well.

Enjoy Premium Edge membership until the 31st of March for only £10.

Squash Courses at The Edge

Squash courses

We have a few places left on our upcoming squash courses.

It is a great chance to hone your skills or learn the basics on the court floor with an expert squash coach. Squash is a great way to get fit and have fun. The lessons will be taught in groups of 4 and are a great way to make new friends, with the small group size allowing for tailored training.

The courses only cost £72 and will consist of 45 minute lessons for 6 weeks, starting from Friday 10th February.

All courses will be ran by experienced squash coach David Lines, who has previously coached the Thailand national team amongst others.

 


Beginners Course

The beginners’ course will start you from the foundations. You will learn how to play the right way from the start and by the end you will understand the game completely. Develop your style with a professional coach and take your first steps towards becoming a squash player; all while having a lot of fun.

 

Fridays: 17:15 – 18:00

 

Intermediate Course

The intermediate course is a chance to advance your knowledge of the game and improve your techniques on the court. Learn how to develop your skills and consistency, alongside tactical training. The programme will help you become an all-round better coached player.

 

Fridays: 18:00 – 18:45

 


There are limited spaces, so don’t miss you chance to sign up now!

Rackets are provided, you just need to show up in your gym kit with non-marking trainers and you are ready to go!

The courses are a great chance to get an edge over your squash opponent.

Book onto the courses in person at the Edge Reception or call us at 0113 343 5095.

If you have any questions fill in the contact form below.

Non-members of the Edge can also sign up! You will simply have to pay for use of our facilities at reception before your class.

Places are running out! So book now for the best chance to sign up.

 

Further details?

Women Only Strength Training Courses

Women Strength Training Courses

Do you walk into the weights room filled with confusion? Or worst are you intimidated by all that equipment? Does the sound of weight training echo through your brain at night?

Do not worry, The Edge is here to banish those fears from your mind.

From Monday 23rd January, our Women Only Strength Training courses are back by popular demand.

Strength Training is a great way to get fit, lean and lose weight. Research has shown the benefits of adding weights into your workouts. Not only does it lower body fat, but also reduces your risk of heart disease and diabetes. It has also been shown to help battle depression and increase your energy levels!

Our Women Only Strength Training courses are the perfect opportunity for beginners or intermediates to learn techniques to improve their workouts and reach their fitness goals.

The course will run for 6 weeks, one session per week, and will be taught by our expert Personal Trainer team. The sessions will cover the main lifts of resistance training, as well as the concepts and common training methods. We will also provide useful tips on nutrition.

Let’s be honest; all of us want to be stronger, healthier and look how we feel! Our Women Only Strength Courses can give you the techniques that will help make this a reality.


You can choose to attend the course before your work day or in the evening.

The first session starts on Monday 23rd January and run throughout the week. The courses only cost £65!*


The courses are a great chance to learn new techniques in a friendly environment, and let your body reap the rewards!

There are limited spaces, so don’t miss you chance to sign up now!

Book onto the course that suits your lifestyle best! Check our table below for course session times.

Monday07:00 & 18:00
Tuesday19:30
Wednesday18:00
Thursday18:30
Friday06.30 & 18:30

Call us at 0113 343 5095 or come into Edge reception to book now.

*Non-members will have to pay the additional non-member entry fee

For Our Free Exercise Class Experience

To celebrate the launch of our New Year Exercise Class Timetable, and to coincide with the release of Body Pump #100, we will be hosting a massive group exercise experience day.

We will be turning our sports halls into huge studios and some of the Les Mills instructors will be on site to teach.

This event is free for all and non members are welcome. So spread the word and pencil the date in.

Further details and a full timetable will be released early in the New Year. 

 

 

New Beginner Self Defense Courses

Self Defense Courses

Learn to completely defend yourself and enjoy a decent workout at the same time. The self defense courses are taught by an expert coach and is a great way to stay fit and learn new, valuable skills.

Self-defence is having a range of simple, effective techniques under your belt which work quickly in a variety of scenarios, under stress and are universally applicable to everyone, against anyone! Ideal for beginners, the course will provide a training manual, outlining the class teachings. Our coach will be on hand to guide you through the defensive techniques.

The courses are available on monday mornings before work and lectures or on thursday evenings after a busy day.

Aimed solely at beginners; each one hour lesson will run over six weeks and quickly progress your skills.


Starting week commencing 31st October on:

  • Mondays 7:00am
  • Thursdays 6:30pm

You can learn all of this for only £90!

Limited places are available so please contact The Edge reception to book on 0113 343 5095 or email

For more information on the courses please contact our instructor Mike Potter

Two shortlists for the National Fitness Awards

The Edge has been shortlisted for National Fitness Awards!

The Edge has been shortlisted in the Regional Gym of the Year and Group Exercise Gym of the Year at the National Fitness Awards, an annual event which recognises excellence and achievement in gyms throughout the country.

 

The awards are organised by leading fitness industry magazine Workout, with support from headline sponsor ServiceSport, and in each category up to seven finalists have been selected, who will now go through to the next stage of the judging process where they will be out to impress by showcasing first hand the great work going on in their clubs.

 

This stage involves a visit to each finalist by a member of the Workout team who will take a look around the facilities and chat to members and staff before compiling a comprehensive report, which will then be passed on to an expert judging panel to decide the lucky winners.

 

Trophies will then be handed out a glittering awards ceremony on Friday December 2 at The Athena in Leicester, which will be hosted by boxing world champion Ricky Hatton and award winning personal trainer and star of The Apprentice Katie Bulmer-Cooke.

 

National Fitness Awards’ director Judith Halkerston said: “The quality and quantity of National Fitness Awards’ entries just keep improving year on year and everyone who has been shortlisted this year should be really proud of their achievement so far as competition was so strong and standards so high”.

 

“The team is really looking forward to visiting all our shortlisted clubs and seeing some of the great work that is going on in the fitness industry on a daily basis.”

Win Grandstand Tickets To World Triathlon Series in Leeds

win 2 x tickets to the world triathlon series

We have 5 pairs of grandstand tickets to give away for the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon in Leeds on the 12th June! 

This is a fantastic opportunity to watch Olympic heroes and University of Leeds Alumni Alistair and Jonny Brownlee battle for glory against some of the world’s best triathletes in their last race on home soil ahead of Rio 2016.

Ticket holders will enjoy unsurpassed views of the racing action from the comfort of their seat overlooking the finish-line in the heart of Millennium Square. A big screen will be located opposite the Grandstand showing the live BBC coverage and the elite athletes will pass the Grandstand seven times on the bike and four times on the run. Ticket holders will also witness the end of the men’s and women’s race which are often a thrilling sprint finish.

Enter Now!

Complete the form below to enter the competition and be informed about other exciting triathlon events and competitions at the University of Leeds. Entry closes at midnight on the 6th June 2016.


Email:
First Name:
Surname:
Position: Staff Student AlumniPublic

Find more about Triathlon at the University of Leeds here.

Download the full Grandstand Ticket Competition terms and Conditions here.

Summer Membership Promotion

Our summer membership promotion is back on!

 

You can now join us at The Edge, a Health & Fitness club based in Leeds city centre, only a few minutes walk from Millennium Square!

You can enjoy 10 consecutive days of unlimited, anytime access to our facilities with an Edge Premium Membership before the end of August 2016.The Edge

This is the perfect opportunity to try out a health and fitness club or get in shape for summer by enjoying our:

  • 250 station Fitness Suite
  • 25 meter, 8 lane swimming pool
  • Sauna and steam room
  • Extensive exercise class programme including yoga, group cycle, Body Pump circuits and much more …
  • Free 3 hours Parking from 4pm until 9am and at weekends with our daily code
  • Opening hours from 6:30am – 10:30pm weekdays and 8:30am – 9pm weekends.

Using the above facilities, members of our team will be on hand to give you advice on how to lose weight, gain muscle, increase flexibility or train for that big event! 

Get them for your friends, family members or yourself! Now there is no excuse. Just drop by the Edge reception or buy online.

If you have any questions about the promotion please get in contact on 0113 343 5095 or email edgemembership@leeds.ac.uk

FREE Places at GO TRI Festival

Women swimming waiting for start of go tri event

As part of the fantastic Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds Weekend on the 11th June there is a GO TRI festival taking place.

GO TRI is a fun and friendly way to get started in triathlon, so if you have been thinking about giving it a go, this is your chance. Plus we have 50 FREE places up for grabs!

Our 50 free places will get you free entry into the GO TRI Triathlon (200m Swim, 10km Bike, 2.5km Run).

Claim your FREE place by emailing Oliver Hylands (Triathlon Development Officer): O.Hylands@leeds.ac.uk for your free code. 

To help you prepare for the event we will be hosting various free, beginner friendly training opportunities. Find out more on our triathlon webpage get involved section.

More information about the event and beginners tips can be found on the GO TRI website.