Les Mills Take-over


On January 11, Les Mills is taking over! Come along to Cromer Terrace and try out all new classes for – GRIT Strength – High Intensity Interval Training designed to improve strength, increase fitness and build lean muscle. GRIT Cardio – A 30 minute, high intensity workout that improves cardiovascular fitness, increases speed and burns […]

Couch to 5K Run Leaders Win a Vice-Chancellor’s Award For Health and Safety 2019!

VC awards

Our run leaders have been recognised for their inspiring work in hosting an entry level Couch to 5K programme for university staff as they have been awarded the Health and Wellbeing Champions award as part of the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Health and Safety 2019. The run leaders, Grace Roberts, Louise Walton and Get Out, […]

Getting creative with vegan recipes at food workshop

vegan workshop

Participants enjoyed cooking up sweet and savoury vegan dishes in our second food workshop of the term. On the menu of our Vegan workshop we had Sicilian aubergine stew (Caponata) and raw coconut balls. Traditionally, the main motivation behind veganism was to prevent animal cruelty and exploitation. The activators leading the session, Ellie and Gabriele, […]

December offer at The Edge

‘Tis the season to be healthy! This December take advantage of those silent nights during our quieter season and get your fill of festive fitness. Get 7 days premium access for £10 Get a taste of our Edge premium membership with exclusive 7 consecutive day premium access throughout December. Get full access to: 250 station […]

Natalie Haythornthwaite Inducted into Sporting Hall of Fame

Natalie Haythornthwaite playing netball

Leeds University Alumna Natalie Haythornthwaite has been inducted into the University’s Sporting Hall of Fame. Natalie was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Sports Scholars Award Evening held on 14 November, an event which celebrates the successes of all of our scholars who have been awarded a scholarship for the upcoming year. Unfortunately […]

Women's Rugby Union Team Make History at Varsity

Women's rugby varsity

The Gryphons may not have retained their Varsity title, however Varsity 2019 shall go down in the history books; our women’s Rugby Union 1st team played for the first time ever at Emerald Headingley Stadium. Leeds Varsity is the annual inter-university sports Varsity between arch rivals University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University. It began […]

Gryphons Abroad 2019; Another Successful Year!

Gryphons Abroad Team in South Africa

Our University of Leeds students and staff have returned from our annual Gryphons Abroad trip! Eight students and four staff members went on the trip which was a huge success, with all volunteers thrilled by seeing the increase in the children’s skills and confidence. Each year, University of Leeds staff and students travel to South […]

Keeping the Cost of Sport Down for Students

Gryphon Club Fund

This year’s Gryphons Club Fund will significantly reduce the cost of participating in sport at the University of Leeds which involves 7,500 students. The fund is worth £290k and helps to cover costs for all 70 of the University’s sports clubs. For 2019/20 onwards there will be a more consistent allocation of funds across all […]

Gryphons Abroad 2019: Philosophy, Anatomy and Touch Rugby!

Gryphons Abroad Group Picture

Today was our second day at Grattan school working with four local primary schools. In today’s classroom lessons we taught the children Philosophy, marketing and anatomy. These subjects are not normally taught at school in the children’s age groups so it was something new for them to be introduced to. They really enjoyed the lessons […]

Gryphons Abroad 2019: Leadership & Lessons

Children doing netball drills in South Africa

Today was the first day of our week at Gratton School. Joining us at Gratton were children from Holy Child School, Little Flower School and John Wesley School. The children were all taught a leadership session, a classroom lesson and a sport lesson.  The day started off with the leadership lesson which was centered around […]