Summer Membership Promotion

It’s back!

Enjoy 10 consecutive days of unlimited, anytime access to our facilities with an Edge Premium Membership anytime before the end of August 2017 for just £20. Perfect for friends, family members or yourself!

 

Looking to start a healthier lifestyle?

This is the ideal 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
  • Comprehensive 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
  • Extensive opening hours – 6:30am – 10:30pm (weekdays) 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!

Find out more about The Edge

Don’t miss out!

 

If you have any questions about the promotion please get in touch on 0113 343 5095 or contact the team online using the link below.

Swimming Pool Updates

The Edge

From time-to-time we have to make changes to the swimming pool timetable. All swimming pool updates will appear here so check back often.

Changes to the Swimming Pool Timetable

  • Deep Water Aqua – Thursdays 18:00 – 18:45 – for the foreseeable future this session will change to a Swimfit session.
  • Aqua – Tuesday 13th June at 17:45 – 18:30 – has been cancelled.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Peak Times

Peak times occur between the hours of 12:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 19:00 on weekdays.

 

School Hire

Please note that for some School Hire sessions that will be taking place during the week, the depth of the pool will be altered, with the pool floor raised to 0.9m. The separate male and female changing areas within the Village Changing Area will also be closed.

 

 

Customer Satisfaction Results

Following our annual customer survey for 2016/17 you, our members, have given us a fantastic 80% satisfaction rating. However, we are always striving to improve the provision of our service standards.

If you ever have a comment; positive, negative or suggestive please feedback to us online.

Here is a reminder of some of the exciting improvements we have made over the last year:

And we would like to let you know about some of the upcoming changes for next year:

  • We are investing in four brand new Technogym Climb machines in the Fitness Suite
  • Our exercise class timetable will have even more new additions this September
  • You want more classes over lunchtimes and teatime. Coming to the gym floor this September: new High Intensity Functional Training classes.  30 minute fast classes of sweat inducing moves to improve your strength, stamina and speed
  • We will be launching a new state-of-the-art virtual studio where you can train with a virtual instructor in the class of your choice at the time of your choice
  • We will be expanding our Edge course provision even further

We will also continue to review the cleaning arrangements at The Edge, alongside maintaining the use of all our facilities. We are also reviewing our supply and demand for our sport and physical activity facilities provision with the purpose of seeking to increase the space and improve access to existing space.

British Cycling Open New Disability Hub at The University

Brownlee Centre

The University of Leeds new Brownlee Centre and Cycle Circuit will become British Cycling’s newest HSBC UK disability hub. 

The new facility, part-funded by British Cycling, was officially opened last month with state-of-art training facilities, including a 1.6km (1-mile) cycle circuit – one of the longest in the country.
HSBC UK disability hubs provide dedicated para-cycling coaching sessions for riders who want to keep fit, have fun and improve their performance. The sessions, led by British Cycling Go-Ride coaches and supported by local volunteers, help riders to achieve a variety of goals; whether this be to get into a new sport, improve fitness and confidence on a bike, rehabilitation from injury or to train for a competition.

Dame Sarah Storey, Britain’s most successful ever female Paralympian, welcomed the announcement, saying:

“Disability hubs provide a fantastic opportunity for people with all different types of impairments to get into cycling. Cycling should be accessible to everyone, and these disability hubs are making a huge difference.”

British Cycling development manager, Rob Mace, added:

“The disability hubs have been a huge success across the country and we are very pleased to be expanding the programme to Leeds. This will provide a great opportunity for riders with disabilities to develop their cycling skills, make cycling a part of their lives and possibly one day compete for Paralympic medals.”

Named in honour of the University of Leeds’ most successful modern Olympians, The Brownlee Centre sits alongside a 1.6km (1-mile) closed-loop cycle circuit at the University’s Bodington Playing fields in north Leeds. The facilities are open to sports enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Find more details on how to use the new facilities here.


British Cycling’s investment into the project has also helped to provide a fleet of bikes at the facility, including adapted bikes such as handcycles, tandems and trikes, making the new disability hub sessions accessible for those who don’t have access to their own bike.
Suzanne Glavin, head of sport and physical activity at the University of Leeds, added:

“We are delighted to work alongside British Cycling to ensure that we can provide a truly inclusive offer of cycling at our fabulous new £5m facilities at the University of Leeds. We want to maximise the use of our one mile off road cycle circuit and believe it is the perfect environment for people of all abilities to learn to ride safely as well as train and compete.”

 

The sessions cost just £2 if you book online in advance or £5 on the day, with groups typically focusing on improving fitness, technique and confidence. These sessions run monthly throughout the year with all dates listed in the events section of the British Cycling website.
To speak to someone at British Cycling about disability hubs and what they offer, please call 0161 274 2070 or email development@britishcycling.org.uk.

 

 

Edge Club Halls Survey

We want to find out if you have used your Edge Club halls membership this year and your experience of using it. If you haven’t, don’t worry, still complete the survey and tell us why not. It only takes a few minutes to complete and all comments and feedback are greatly appreciated.

Win a Premium Annual Membership!

All fully completed surveys will be entered into a prize draw to win an annual premium membership.

To get started, click here or copy and paste this URL into your web browser to start https://leeds.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/edge-club-halls-membership-2017

Changes to Edge Membership Prices

The Edge

After careful consideration, in the context of increases in our operational costs such as energy and staffing, we will be making some small changes to our membership prices from the 1st of August 2017.

The new membership prices are shown below:

Monthly
Student MonthlyStaff MonthlyAlumni MonthlyPublic Monthly
Edge Club Premium£32.00£37.40£43.20£49.00
Edge Club Extra£27.30£31.80£40.60£43.60
Edge Club£20.00£29.10£34.80£40.60
Sports Passx£8.75xx
Annual
Student AnnualStaff AnnualAlumni AnnualPublic Annual
Edge Club Premium£287£403£475£538.50
Edge Club Extra£244£350£448£479
Edge Club£186.50£319£397£448
Sports Pass£80£102xx

Please note monthly payment prices will change automatically from 1st of August 2017. If you have a live annual membership this will not be effected until the end of your membership when these new prices will be in place for your next renewal.

New This Year!

In line with our vision to continuously improve your experience in the coming year, we have a number of exciting new developments for 2017/18:

  • Ready for July, we are investing in four brand new Technogym Climb machines in the Fitness Suite
  • Our exercise class timetable will have even more new additions this September
  • More classes over lunchtimes and teatime. Coming to the gym floor this September: new High Intensity Functional Training classes.  30 minute fast classes of sweat-inducing moves to improve your strength, stamina and speed
  • We will be launching a new state-of-the-art virtual studio where you can train with a virtual instructor in the class of your choice at the time of your choice
  • We will be expanding our Edge course provision even further

We will also continue to review the cleaning arrangements at The Edge, alongside maintaining the use of all our facilities. A review is also underway to assess supply and demand for facility provision with the aim of increasing the space available and improving access to existing space.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your valued custom and hope you continue to enjoy your membership at The Edge. All your membership money goes back into investment across The Edge and Sport & Physical Activity.

Success in 2016/17!

Here is a reminder of some of the exciting improvements we have made over the last year to improve your membership expericne and value for money:

Archon Fitness Challenge Results 2017

The Edge

Winners have been calculated using the Archon assessment calculations and take into account individuals metrics such as height, weight age etc. to ensure that everyone can be scored on one league table in a fair and accurate way. This ensures that a woman weighing 55kg with a back squat of 100kg would score higher than a male who weighs 100kg with a back squat of 140kg as she performs at a higher rate and that older participants competing in events are ranked equally when competing against 17-25 year olds.

 

 

Overall winners were:

Top Scoring Female Student Participants: 

  1. 584 points – Rosie Blount
  2. 532 points – Chloe Boomer
  3. 480 points – Charlotte Evans

 

Top Scoring Male Student Participants: 

  1. 447 points Joe Nellany
  2. 435 points Abdulaziz Adekola
  3. 431 points Ben Donohoe

 

Top Scoring Non Student Edge Member:

  1. 417 points Josh Wetherill

 

Individual Event Top scorers: 

PTW SQUAT – Chloe Boomer

PTW BENCH – Joe Nellany

505 – Rosie Blount

5105 – Rosie Blount

BROAD JUMP – Rosie Blount

VERTICAL JUMP – Chloe Boomer

60 METRE SHUTTLE – Chloe Boomer

3 MINUTE WATT BIKE – Nicolas Peters

THE 2000 METRE ROW – Matthew Ashall

 

Full event results can be found here.

All our winners will be contacted shortly with details of prizes and the awards ceremony.

Any questions please contact edgefitness@leeds.ac.uk

Class Updates

Classes

To check our class timetable, please click here. Members can book onto classes up to 2 days in advance, from 6:00am using the online site, and bookings over the phone on 0113 343 5095 or in person at The Edge can be made from 6:30am.

 

Sunday’s Kung Fu and Tai Chi classes are removed from the timetable with effect of 19th March 2017

We apologies for any inconvenience caused

If you cannot attend a pre-booked class, please remember to cancel your place so that another customer can take advantage of this.

 

 

Class Changes

The 18:00 Deep Aqua class on Thursday 18th May has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Squash Courses at The Edge

Squash courses

Hurry – we have a few places left on our upcoming squash courses!

It is a great chance to 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 Monday 5th June

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

About the 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.

When is the course?

There are two classes each Monday:

  • 17:15 – 18:00
  • 18:00 – 18:45

What you need to know

  • 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.
  • 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.

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

Campus Car Parking and Road Closures

The Leeds Half Marathon is being held this Sunday – 14th May and as a result of this, routes in to and around Leeds city centre will be affected, so please plan ahead and leave plenty of time to get here.

Please be aware that car parking may also be busier on this day.

For more information about the route and road closures, please follow the link below to the Run For All website;

http://www.runforall.com/media/209551/2017-leeds-half-marathon-road-closure-poster-final.pdf

 

From Monday 28th November, it will no longer be possible to park under the Cherry Trees in the Orange Zone, however plenty of alternative parking will still be available within the multi-storey car park and in The Edge car park.

Furthermore, from Monday 12th December, traffic will be diverted around the campus, controlled by temporary traffic lights.

This change to 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.