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 

 

 

Job Vacancy: Sales & Marketing Executive

The Edge

Are you driven by achieving sales targets? Do you have a passion for delivering an excellent customer experience? Are you experienced in marketing? Do you have excellent leadership skills with the ability to manage yours and your team’s workload? 

You will be responsible for overseeing the day to day activities of the Sales and Marketing Team; including the implementation of the membership sales strategy, planning and delivering promotional activities and initiatives. You will be required to contribute to the wider marketing programme for the service, evaluating the impact of activities undertaken and contributing to the general operation of the service.

To apply, please do so online here.

For any queries please contact: 

Tom Exeter, Sales, Marketing and Retention Manager

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7404; email: t.d.exeter@leeds.ac.uk

Use 60 gyms nationwide at no extra cost

want free access to uni gyms across the country?

As part of the UNIversal Gym Membership scheme all staff and student annual premium Edge members can now access 60 gyms nationwide at no extra cost.

This fantastic member benefit is perfect for anyone visiting friends or family across the UK who want to use the gym in a different city. It also means that students can use the University gym closest to them at home when back for the holidays.

How does it work?

  • Buy your staff or student Premium Edge Membership online here
  • Pick up your UNIversal membership card from The Edge reception
  • Take your student or staff ID card along with your UNIversal Gym Membership card to gain access to 60 University gyms across the UK

Check out the table below for a full list of all university gyms included in the scheme.

Can I get a UNIversal Gym Membership Card?

The UNIversal gym memberships are available to all staff and students who have an annual premium Edge membership.This also includes students in University halls who upgrade to a premium Edge halls membership.

The scheme is valid for all premium memberships bought after 1st July 2018.

If you’ve not got your Edge premium membership yet, buy it online now.

If you have any questions please email: edgemembershipservices@leeds.ac.uk to speak to a member of the team.

Which university gyms are included? 

All 60 university gyms listed below are included in the scheme and members can use any of these with their UNIversal membership card.

Bournemouth University Nottingham Trent University University of Leeds
Brunel University Oxford Brookes University University of Leicester
Buckinghamshire New University Royal Holloway, University of London University of Lincoln
Canterbury Christ Church University Sheffield Hallam University University of Liverpool
City, University of London St Mary’s University Twickenham University of Manchester
Coventry University University College London University of Nottingham
De Montfort University University of Bradford University of Plymouth
Edge Hill University University of Bristol University of Portsmouth
Goldsmiths University of London University of Chichester University of Roehampton
Keele University University of Cambridge University of Sheffield
Kings College London University of Derby University of South Wales
Lancaster University University of East London University of Southampton
Leeds Beckett University University of Edinburgh University of Stirling
London South Bank University University of Essex University of Surrey
Loughborough University University of Exeter University of Sussex
Manchester Metropolitan University University of Glasgow University of the West of England
Middlesex University University of Gloucestershire University of Warwick
Newcastle University University of Hertfordshire University of Winchester
Newman University University of Hull University of Wolverhampton
Northumbria University University of Kent University of York

This list is correct as of 10th Sept 2018. For the most up to date list visit the BUCS webpage here.

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.

 

 

 

Free Cycle Circuit Family Experience

University of Leeds staff who participate in the HSBC Let’s Ride cycle event on Sunday 2 September are invited to enjoy a free family experience at the University of Leeds’ Bodington Cycle Circuit, following the Lets Ride event between 3 September –  5 November 2018.

Boddington Cycle Circuit is 1 mile closed loop cycle circuit, in North Leeds providing a safe traffic free environment for the whole family to enjoy.

Your free family visit will take place on one of our usual ‘Pay and Pedal’ sessions at the Circuit.

To enjoy this staff benefit simply …..

1.

Book onto the HSBC Let’s Ride

 

2.

Complete our family experience booking form

Fields marked with an * are required

By submitting this form you confirm that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions as laid out in the Sport and Physical Activity privacy notice.

 

3.

Then simply wait for one of the team to get back in contact with you to book in a date for you and your family to enjoy the Cycle Circuit for free at one of our usual ‘Pay and Pedal‘ cycle sessions. If you need to borrow bikes or helmets, don’t worry the team will have you covered.

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The Edge

The Edge is opening at the following times on the Bank Holiday dates;

Please note there is a planned swimming pool closure over this weekend and disruption to hot water. For full details please click here.

 

Please note that on days with reduced opening hours, all Edge Club and Edge Club Extra members will be able to use all the facilities at any time of day.

Swimming Pool Closure weekend 25/26 August

The Edge

Dear members,

On Friday 24th August at 11pm the nearby Generating Station Complex will be shut down for 24 hours to replace vital infrastructure. We are one of the users of this complex so unfortunately there will be a short impact to our service provision.

The impact will be:

  • No hot showers on Saturday 25th August across all The Edge changing rooms
  • Pool closed due to not being able to heat the water  on Saturday 25th August
  • Potential for colder than normal showers on Sunday 26th August
  • Pool to re-open on Sunday 26th at 15.00
  • There will be no ladies only gym session on Sunday 26th August so everyone can access the gym facilities while the pool is closed

For our Bank Holiday opening hours please click here.

We apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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.

 

Class changes

Fridays – Until Further notice – 13.45 – 14.30 – Aqua Fit is cancelled due to instructor unavailability.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

#LinktoLeedsGotEdgy

Leeds Squash

In June, five Link to Leeds student ambassadors participated in a fun-filled week of health and fitness activities, here at The Edge. Working in partnership with Link to Leeds, this project was an exciting opportunity not only for the ambassadors but also for the Sport and Physical Activity team. We wanted to show the international student community all that is on offer to them during the holidays; although the majority of students have left campus, many international students stay here in Leeds for the Summer.

Haleemah, Victor, Ahmad, Daniela and Melina experienced a variety of fitness activities including; personal training sessions, badminton, squashbasketball, football, Zumbaballet fit, P90x, spinbox fit, kung fu, climbing, body pumpbeginners yoga, and the use of the Technogym machines within our state-of-the-art fitness suite. It was a fun-filled, jam-packed week that gave the ambassadors the opportunity to experience everything that The Edge has to offer.

By the end of the week I was amazed by everything that The Edge has to offer. It’s really easy to access the classes, the facilities and get materials to play sports Melina Rodriguez.

Link to Leeds is fantastic University scheme that encourages international students to share their experiences, adventures and activities with prospect international students. Take a look at the Link to Leeds social media accounts; Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which are filled with daily stories, videos and pictures that captured every moment of the ambassador’s energetic week. Read more about their experiences through their blogs on the Link to Leeds website.

Find out more about Edge memberships, our short term summer promotion or more general sport, health and fitness opportunities at the University of Leeds.

 

Active staff and students have greater sense of wellbeing

woman doing yoga

In March the Sport and Physical Activity Service conducted the annual Balancing Life Survey to find out a bit more about the activity and wellbeing levels of staff and students on campus.

One of the most stand out findings from the survey was that the more active our staff and students are, the greater their sense of wellbeing.

Suzanne Glavin, Head of Sport and Physical Activity said,

“It’s great to see the steady progress and an increasing awareness across University of the role physical activity can, and does play in the health and wellbeing of all staff and students, as shown through these the Balancing Life Survey results.”

The full results showed that 74% of our student and staff population are active which means they are doing at least 2.5 hours of physical activity each week.

75% of University staff are physically active and that’s 8% higher than the average for the national working population which is great news. Although only 73% of our students are physically active which is 4% less than the average higher education population.

The results also highlighted that over half of the activity people take part in either takes place on campus or is organised by the university. This supports the importance of programmes and activities provided by the university for staff and students to take part in, and the role they play in supporting campus wellbeing. This ranges from the onsite fitness facilities at The Edge to the Get Out, Get Active programme, Social Leagues and much more.

Suzanne Glavin said,

“We are committed to continuing the work we do through valued existing and newly forming collaborations to help people become more regularly active. We also know that there is more to do as we reach out to more faculties, schools and professional departments to help us support this agenda for students and colleagues alike.”

You can read the full results of the survey online here.