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

  • Three lanes will be used in the pool on Tuesday 15th August from 20:00 – 21:00
  • Deep Water Aqua – Thursdays 18:00 – 18:45 – for the foreseeable future this session will change to a Swimfit session.
  • British Triathlon will no longer have a session on Mondays at 17:45 – 18:45 for the duration of the summer.
  • There will be 3 lanes used for an event on Sunday 30th July from 14:30 – 16:30
  • An external booking will use 4 lanes 12:30 – 14:30 on 17th September

 

British Triathlon will be using 2 lanes in the pool on the following dates;

  • Sunday 10th September 2017: 12:15 – 14:15

 

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.

 

 

Bank Holiday Opening Times

The Edge

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

 

  • Monday 28th August:  10:00 – 17:00
  • Tuesday 29th August:  Normal opening hours

 

 

Campus Car Parking & Other Facilities Updates

On Monday 7th August there will be intermittent fire alarm testing at The Edge from 15:00 onwards.

 

On Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th August the bike cage next to Hall 1 will be inaccessible.

On Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August a small section of Willow Terrace Road will be closed. This should not affect car parking for members or those attending swimming lessons.

 

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.

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.

 

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

  • Swimfit has been cancelled on Monday 24th July at 13:00

Women Only Strength Training Courses

Women Strength Training Courses

Do you walk into the weights room filled with confusion? Or worst are you intimidated by all that equipment? Does the sound of weight training echo through your brain at night?

Do not worry, The Edge is here to banish those fears from your mind.

From Monday 31st July, our Women Only Strength Training courses are back by popular demand.

Why strength train?

Strength training is a great way to get fit, lean and lose weight. Research has shown many benefits of adding weights into your workouts:

  • lower body fat
  • reduces your risk of heart disease and diabetes
  • battle depression
  • increase your energy levels

Our Women Only Strength Training courses are the perfect opportunity for beginners or intermediates to learn techniques to improve their workouts and reach their fitness goals, but don’t just take our word for it…

What does it involve?

The course will run for 6 weeks, one session per week, and will be taught by our expert Personal Trainer team. The sessions will cover the main lifts of resistance training, as well as the concepts and common training methods. We will also provide useful tips on nutrition.

You can choose to attend the course before your work day or in the evening.

The first session starts on Monday 31st July and run throughout the week. The courses only cost £65!

Let’s be honest; all of us want to be stronger, healthier and look how we feel! Our Women Only Strength Courses can give you the techniques that will help make this a reality.

The courses are a great chance to learn new techniques in a friendly environment, and let your body reap the rewards!

Availability

DayTimes
Monday08.00 & 18.00
Tuesday07.00 & 18.00
Wednesday07.00 & 18.00
Thursday 07.00 & 18.00
Friday08.00

Don’t miss out!

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

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.

Let’s Ride at the Brownlee Cycle Circuit

Brownlee Centre

British Cycling is opening up the cycle circuit at the University of Leeds’ Brownlee Centre for the first of its free-to-attend, Let’s Ride pop-up sessions next weekend.

Whether you want to ride for fun or fitness, this free monthly pop-up event gives you the chance to ride a traffic-free cycle circuit as many times as you want, at a pace that suits you. The first of which takes place on the 9th July at 12pm – 2pm and the second on August 13th.

The event is open to all ages and abilities and the circuit is easy to ride, with volunteers on hand throughout, ensuring peace of mind and safety for all cyclists.

For those wanting to take things up a gear, British Cycling Go-Ride coaches will also be available to help you improve your cycling skills, and local Ride Leaders and Breeze Champions will be there on the day to tell you more about other cycling opportunities in Leeds with HSBC UK Guided Rides and HSBC UK Breeze.

Tom Mutton, British Cycling’s partnership manager for Yorkshire, said:

“From complete beginners to those wanting to take things up a gear, the Lets Ride pop-up sessions will be an ideal way for people to discover or rediscover a love of cycling, or to improve their skills.

Regardless of age or ability, people will be able to come down to the circuit and build their confidence with the help of trained British Cycling coaches and volunteers.

The cycling facilities at the Brownlee Centre – which British Cycling helped to fund – have been extremely well utilised by the local public so far, and with this series of pop-up events and Leeds’ HSBC UK City Ride on the way, this is a really exciting time to get involved in cycling in the city.”

For those without their own bikes, bike hire is available from the venue on the day, including a fleet of tandems, trikes and hand-cycles.

FAQ

  • Event times: 12pm to 2pm.
  • Parking: Yes
  • Changing facilities: Yes
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Bike hire: No bike, no problem! Bike hire is available on the day, including a fleet of tandems, trikes and hand-cycles. Simply register your free place and turn up on the day

Volunteer

Can you spare a couple of hours a month to help out at Let’s Ride Pop-up Leeds? Email letsridepopup@britishcycling.org.uk to register your interest.

 

 

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.

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.