What’s happening at The Edge in 2019

Make 2019 your fittest year yet with our incredible challenges and courses. 

This 2019 we have loads of exciting opportunities for you to boost your health and fitness and some great events for you and your friends to train towards.

  • 3 March is our Brownlee Centre Festival of Running. Brave the new year elements and get training for an event of your choice ranging from 1 to 20 miles. Find out more here. 
  • We have two of our most popular fitness courses returning; Self Defence and Women Only Strength Training start back week commencing 4 March. Find a four week, 1-hour course to suit you. Find out more here. We even have future course dates advertised running up until November 2019 if you can’t make the March ones.
  • 29 & 30 March is the annual, nationwide Swimmathon event, with two events hosted here at The Edge. Sign up and swim distances from 400m to 5k. Sign up here. 
  • A date for your diary! Our annual Adamons Bequest Fitness Challenge returns on Thursday 21 March with £1,000 prize money up for grabs for the fittest University Students. Prizes for University of Leeds Staff and Public Edge members as well. More information to follow shortly. To register your interest please drop us an email here.

Also, make sure you are following us on social media as we’ve got loads more workout videos planned to inspire your sessions and ensure your technique is correct.

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

Saturday 19th January there is no Pilates class with Naomi 09:45 – 10:45 or Zumba with Jo 10:45 – 11:45

Sunday 27th January there is no Virtual Spin at 15:00, 17:00, 18:00 and 19:00.

 

We apologise 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Free Weights Room Closure

The Edge

The free weights room will be closed for the below periods of time over the university exams period. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Monday 14th January08:45 – 11:15 & 13:45 – 16:15
Tuesday 15th January08:45 – 11:15 & 13:45 – 16:15
Wednesday 16th Janaury08:45 – 11:15 & 13:45 – 17:15
Thursday 17th Janaury08:45 – 11:15 & 13:45 – 17:15
Friday 18th Janaury08:45 – 11:15 & 13:45 – 16:15
Saturday 19th Janaury08:45 – 11:15
Sunday 20th JanuaryOpen
Monday 21st Janaury08:45 – 11:15 & 13:45 – 16:15
Tuesday 22nd January08:45 – 12:15 & 13:45 – 16:15
Wednesday 23rd January08:45 – 11:15 & 13:45 – 16:15
Thursday 24th January08:45 – 12:15 & 13:45 – 17:15
Friday 25th January08:45 – 10:15
Saturday 26th JanuaryBack open as normal

 

 

 

 

BBC Filming at The Edge

Fitness Suite

Next week BBC breakfast will be coming to film at The Edge. This will be taking place at the following times;

  • Tuesday 15 January, 7.45pm – 9.15pm
  • Wednesday 16 January, 6.00am – 9am

During this time the BBC will be interviewing people in the fitness suite and pool area, these will be short 5 minute interviews a couple of times each hour. While they do these interviews anyone exercising in the background may be shown briefly. If you would not like to be captured in this filming then please inform a member of staff who will be happy to help and will ensure you are not filmed.

As a result of this filming we will be opening the fitness suite 30 minutes early on Wednesday 16th January so please come down and make use of the early start for your workout.

If you have any queries about this then please contact us on pedspl@leeds.ac.uk

 

 

 

Swimming Pool Updates

The Edge

From time-to-time we have to make changes to the current swimming pool timetable. All swimming pool updates will appear here;

  • 20th January 15:45-17:15. The pool will be closed for Waterpolo.
  • 22nd January 18:45-20:15. The pool will be closed for Waterpolo.
  • 27th January 15:45-17:15. The pool will be closed for Waterpolo.

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.

The Edge wins ‘Education Facility of The Year’ at the National Fitness Awards 2018

We are proud to announce that Sport & Physical Activity, The Edge has won ‘Education Facility of The Year’ at the National Fitness Awards 2018.

The National Fitness Awards is an annual event which recognises excellence and achievement in gyms throughout the country. The Education Facility of the Year category is aimed at gyms which are based within a school or college or on a university campus.

The University of Leeds beat some stiff competition from six other shortlisted institutions including Coventry University and the University of Edinburgh

Shortlisted gyms have all been scored on being able to offer a  wide range of excellent facilities, with staff engaging with students, staff and the wider community; successfully spreading the positive word of health and fitness to the younger generation. Judges have shortlisted Sport & Physical Activity and scored The Edge highly based on the rage of equipment and group classes available, as well as how as a service we are able to support a range of sports clubs and elite athletes, and how The Edge facility enhances the experience of those living and working on campus.

Suzanne Glavin, Head of Sport & Physical Activity had to say …

“I’m delighted for the whole team who work tirelessly to provide a great experience for all our users. It’s especially pleasing that the award recognises not just the range of our facilities but how we engage students, staff and the community and how we are successfully spreading the word about health and fitness. This effort is in line with our new joint emerging plan “Do What Moves You” which will be published in January 2019″.

This fantastic achievement builds on The Edge being runner-up in the ‘Group Exercise Gym of the Year’ at the 2017 awards.

National Fitness Awards’ event director Judith Halkerston said:

“All our winners have had an arduous journey to this point – the standard of entries seems to just get stronger year on year and every facility that walked away with an award should be extremely proud”.

Christmas Opening Hours 2018

The Edge

Be sure to fit in your fitness over the holidays!

The Edge opening hours will be as follows throughout the Christmas holiday period:

DateFacility Opening Hours
Friday 21st December 201806:30 – 18:00
Saturday 22nd December 2018Normal opening hours
Sunday 23rd December 2018Normal opening hours
Monday 24th December 201808:00 – 14:00
Tuesday 25th December 2018Closed
Wednesday 26th December 2018Closed
Thursday 27th December 201810:00 – 17:00
Friday 28th December 201810:00 – 17:00
Saturday 29th December 201810:00 – 17:00
Sunday 30th December 201810:00 – 17:00
Monday 31st December 2018Now 08:00 – 14:00 (previously 10:00 – 17:00)
Tuesday 1st January 2019Closed
Wednesday 2nd January 2019Normal opening hours

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.

There will also be no women’s only swim and gym sessions on the above dates.

The Exercise Class timetable will be reduced over the Christmas period and can be found here.

Our swimming pool timetables can be found here.

Parking will be available at any time for customers on days with reduced opening hours (December 24th – January 2nd). Members who have registered their car can benefit from unlimited parking during these days, and all other members or pay as you go customers can use a 3 hour free parking code at any time during these days.

 

Why not take advantage of our special December Deal and train for a bargain this Christmas?

December deal 2018

 

Last chance for The Edge December Deal!

December deal 2018

Get started on that festive fitness, work off Christmas dinner and start your New Year’s resolution early.

  • 5 days of fitness for £5
  • 12 days of fitness for £10
  • The whole of December for £20

All offers are premium, meaning you can watch your favourite Christmas films on Netflix while you train and attend the gym at all available hours for a silent night or a day of Christmas fun.

So before you hang up that mistletoe, come work on that muscle-tone.

Before you start up with jingle bells, pick up those dumbbells.

And sleigh it at the gym this Christmas.

Yule wish it was Christmas at the Edge every day!

Already an Edge member?

Don’t forget that any of these offers would make the perfect gift for a friend or a loved one.

Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!

Please note: £5 or £10 deals must be taken as 5 or 12 consecutive days. Premium access includes gym, pool and classes (subject to availability).
Deal is only valid during the month of December excluding days of gym closure. Gym will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Last day of December Deal use is 31 December.

 

The Edge features again at the National Fitness Awards

Sport & Physical Activity, The Edge has been shortlisted for the fourth year in a row at the National Fitness Awards, this time in the category of Education Facility of the Year.

The National Fitness Awards is an annual event which recognises excellence and achievement in gyms throughout the country. The Education Facility of the Year category is aimed at gyms which are based within a school or college or on a university campus.

Shortlisted gyms have all been scored on being able to offer a  wide range of excellent facilities, with staff engaging with students, staff and the wider community; successfully spreading the positive word of health and fitness to the younger generation. Judges have shortlisted Sport & Physical Activity and scored The Edge highly based on the rage of equipment and group classes available, as well as how as a service we are able to support a range of sports clubs and elite athletes, and how The Edge facility enhances the experience of those living and working on campus.

James Buckley, Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing Manager had to say …

The National Fitness awards are one of the most highly respected, independent and sought after awards in the Health and Fitness industry so to be shortlisted again, this time in the newly established Educational category is fantastic! The shortlisting panel were particularly impressed by our commitment to customer service excellence across the breadth of services on offer, and our integrated, inclusive, and collaborative approach to delivering Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing services as part of a whole-university approach of supporting students, staff and the wider community in becoming more Physically Active.

The final results will be announced this Friday 30 November at the awards ceremony held at The Athena in Leicester.