Changes to weekend lane swimming

The Edge

From Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September onwards there will be changes to our swimming pool timetable. 

We have extended our Swimming Lesson Programme and this means that during the times below there will be no general swimming available:

  • Saturdays: 08:30 – 13:00
  • Sundays: 08:30 – 12:30

Early morning swimming is still available on both weekend days, across all eight swimming pool lanes 7:30 – 8:30

This change is due to reviewing  our health and safety procedures related to swimming pool lifeguard supervision. We feel that in order to improve the quality of our swimming lessons and ensure a safe environment for all, it is necessary to remove the general swimming at these times.

When preparing for this change we have reviewed the attendance of general swimming at these times, and found that according to headcounts and pay-as-you-go sales at reception, general demand for swimming at this time is very low, so we hope the change will have minimal impact to Edge members and visiting pay-as-you-go customers.

As a service improvement it means we have been able increase our Swimming Lesson Programme by a further sixteen sets of lessons, providing an additional one hundred and twenty eight customer places.

  • To view our latest swimming pool timetables, including these weekend changes please click here.
  • To enquire about swimming lessons please click here.
  • For more information on the changes to weekend lane swimming, please email sport@leeds.ac.uk 

 

 

Changes to Ladies Only Gym Session Location

The Edge

We run ladies only gym and swimming sessions on the following days:

Ladies Only Gym – Sundays 07:30 – 09:30.

Please note, from Saturday 9 September The Edge Ladies Only Gym session will be moving to City Side Halls of Residence Gym, a two minute walk towards Millennium Square from The Edge.

These sessions will be staffed by a female Edge Fitness Team member. For directions to City Side Halls of Residence please click here, and for further information please contact edgeftness@leeds.ac.uk

Ladies Only Swimming – Tuesdays 10:45 – 11:45. View the full swimming pool timetable here.

Ladies Only Swimming – Tuesdays 21:15 – 22:15. View the full swimming pool timetable here.

 

 

 

Campus access and parking disruption 2 September

The Edge

Due to the HSBC Lets Ride event there will be no access to campus between 8am and 4pm from University Road, the main entrance or Willow Terrace.

There will be no parking along the route – University Road, Cavendish Road, Hillary Place, Vernon Road and Willow Terrace – during the same period and no access to the multi-storey or Edge car parks.

Staff are also reminded not to leave their vehicles in these areas overnight as they may be unable to move them on Sunday morning until the end of the event.

Campus access will be available via Mount Preston Street but parking will be severely limited.

For full  information please click here.

Facility Updates & Campus Car Parking

There is change to campus car parking is due to the construction of Nexus – the University’s £40m innovation and enterprise centre.

To see a map of the site and for more information about the diversion, please visit http://campusdevelopments.leeds.ac.uk/disruptions/car-parking-spaces-no-longer-available/

To find out more about the car parking options available to our members please visit our Campus Car Parking page.

For full details on car parking charges, access to campus and for the University of Leeds parking enforcement policy please visit www.carparking.leeds.ac.uk

Any questions and for further details please contact the parking team.

Introducing our biggest ever class timetable!

 

Brand new class timetable from 25th September!

Want to get more from your gym, but bored of the same old programmes or don’t have the time for long fitness sessions?

Look no further – here at the Edge we are introducing a brand new range of exercise classes, combining exciting new products and time-maximising 30-minute sessions – taking our total number of term time classes to over 220 per week!

Download the new timetable…

 

Here are just a few of your new exercise opportunities…

 

1. Edge HIIT

Incorporating strength, cardio and interval training, this Gym-Floor class will work you to the max in just 30 minutes! Designed to fit naturally around your day, our new sessions mean you can go from work to gym and back again with ease.

2. Clubbercise ®

Want to bring a night out to your workout?  Clubbercise® is a fun dance workout to club anthems from 90′s classics, using glowsticks to add to the atmosphere. Clubbercise fitness classes are great for beginners and fitness fans alike.

3. Barre Pilates

The Barre Pilates Method mixes Pilates, ballet & body conditioning for a whole body workout. This is a low impact class but that doesn’t mean you won’t sweat! This class aims to tone and define those muscles.

 

Water, check. Towel, check. Trainers, check. Glowsticks….

 

4. New virtual classes

With our brand new state of the art virtual offerings, we are adding virtual classes such as Insanity, P90X and Spin, available on-demand. These new additions are creating more variety and fun in our class schedules, complementing our new live sessions ranging from Primal Fitness to Freestyle Kickboxing

…and more

Due to popular demand, we are also adding more Body Attack, Body Pump and Body Combat as part of our Les Mills package, working hard to use our world-class Edge facilities to their full potential and ensure you get the most out of your membership.

Book your classes online or visit our team at the Edge who will give you all the information you need to get involved.

Download the new timetable and book online today…

 

Online Booking System Upgrade

The Edge

Please be aware that we are upgrading our online booking system on Thursday 31st August at 09:00This necessary work should last between 1 and 2 hours.

If you would like to book on to a class or book a court during this time, please call the Reception Team on 0113 343 5095 and they will be able to assist with your booking.

 

We hope this doesn’t cause too much disruption as we implement these essential software upgrades.

Important changes to Salary Sacrifice

The Edge

The government have announced in the autumn statement that from April 2017 the salary sacrifice scheme will be finishing.

 

What you need to know:

  • Arrangements in place before April 2017 will be protected until April 2018.
  • We will not be able to offer the salary sacrifice scheme to anybody wanting to join/re-join after 16th March 2017.
  • Our final day to accept renewals/new requests will be the 16th March 2017.
  • Unfortunately we cannot shorten or extend the term of the scheme as outlined by HMRC.
  • We currently do not offer any alternatives to the salary sacrifice scheme.

 

For more information on the salary sacrifice scheme please refer to the following link https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/autumn-statement-2016 

 

Our sports facilities voted top five for student experience

The Edge

The University has moved up into the top five in this year’s Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, from sixth position last year, to fourth this year.

Every year, the Times Higher Education survey asks students across the UK to give their views about their university on a range of issues, from the quality of teaching and how well-structured the courses are, through to accommodation and support and welfare.

Our facilities, activities and societies and services such as security on campus, student welfare and support all feature particularly strongly. In the survey the students voted Leeds third for its facilities, including quality, convenience, library/opening hours, shop and bar amenities, and sports facilities.

We are delighted that our sports facilities feature highly in the results. The Edge, Sports Park Weetwood and other sports facilities aim to provide an exceptional experience for all our customers. A few ways in which we do this is through providing exemplary equipment and offering an extensive range of activity options – we are committed to providing the best service to our customers and offering something for everyone.

Following this exciting news Suzanne Glavin, Head of Sport & Physical Activity said “We are extremely pleased with this achievement but not complacent, as we know we need to continue to improve and as a dedicated service team in Sport & Physical Activity we are committed to providing the best experience possible for all our students”.

For more details visit National Student Survey results

 

 

New earlier weekend opening hours at the Edge!

The Edge

Love a weekend workout?

We’re excited to announce that from the 4th of February 2017 we will be opening The Edge for an extra hour at the weekend. Join us from 7:30am instead of 8:30am on Saturdays and Sundays.

Customers will be able to take advantage of earlier access to the:

Swimming pool – full 8 lane swimming will be available on both Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy an extra hour of early morning training before our swimming lessons start.

Fitness Suite – will be fully open on Saturdays for all, and on Sundays we will be running a new women’s only gym session which will run 7:30 – 9:30am. This is in response to a proposal put forward and successfully voted on by the student body, within Leeds University Union.

Other Edge facilities such as sports halls and studios will be available from 8:30am

 “We have listened to customer feedback and are keen where we can to offer additional benefits, so more availability on weekends for swimming is one, ensuring that we maximise value for money for our Edge members. We are also keen to pilot the women’s only session in the gym on a Sunday morning to see if there is a growing demand for this type of session. ” Suzanne Glavin, Head of Sport & Physical Activity

For more information, please contact The Edge Reception Team on 0113 343 5095 edgereception@leeds.ac.uk