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, squash, basketball, football, Zumba, ballet fit, P90x, spin, box fit, kung fu, climbing, body pump, beginners 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.
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.
From time-to-time we have to make changes to the current swimming pool timetable. All swimming pool updates will appear here;
Every Thursday the advertised Deep Water Aqua will be Swim Fit.
Wednesday 4th July – The Swimming Pool, Sauna and Steam room will be closed from 11:30 as we are hosting the annual Gryphons Cup, we will reopen at 5pm for lane swimming.
Thursday 5th July – 9:30 – 11:00 we will have a small gala using the normal school swimming session, this may mean there is a little more noise on poolside during this time.
Peak times occur between the hours of 12:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 19:00 on weekdays.
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.
Get fit this Summer!
From picnics in the park to family barbeques or a beach holiday, our £20 for 10 days summer deal is not only a great way to squeeze in some fitness this year amongst your summer activities, but it’s the perfect gift for your friend or relative as an incentive for their fitness journey.
From Friday 1 June, we’re offering 10 days premium membership for only £20 with full access to our fantastic fitness facilities which include;
- a 250-station, state-of-the-art Fitness Suite,
- a 25m 8-lane swimming pool
- a sauna and steam room
- access to our 220+ exercise class programme
Available to buy online today!
To sign up for your 10 days, simply buy online or come into The Edge Reception. You can begin using the facilities within minutes of signing up! For more information please contact the Sales and Marketing team.
* Offer available from Friday 1 June 2018 onwards. 10 days must be used consecutively. Last day of membership can be purchased Friday 31 August (if membership is purchased on Friday 31 August, last day of the offer will be Sunday 9 September). Holiday close days are included in the 10 consecutive days. Offer does not include access to sports halls, squash courts, climbing wall or Sports Park Weetwood. Please see our updates page for changes to timetables and general updates before use.
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natural energy and recovery products. These products are made out of natural whole foods and designed to provide key nutrients pre and post workout.
TRIBE are giving Edge members the chance to save 50% on their first two TRIBE packs. Choose from 6
different ranges including energy bars, recovery bars, recovery shakes and a hydration drink.
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To sign up, simply use the code EDGELEEDS at the checkout to redeem the offer.
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Archon Fitness Challenge!
Winners have been calculated using the Archon assessment calculations, taking into account an individual’s metrics such as; height, weight, age and more, 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:
- Rosie Blount
- Hannah Morton
- Katie James
Top Scoring Male Student Participants:
- Matthew Ashall
- Adam Zahan
- Ed Davies
Individual Event Top scorers:
PTW SQUAT – Rosie Blount
PTW BENCH – Rosie Blount
L20 – Rosie Blount
3 MINUTE WATT BIKE – Rosie Blount
BROAD JUMP – Katie James
60 METRE SHUTTLE – Mateusz Loboda
THE 2000 METRE ROW – Matthew Ashall
All our winners will be contacted shortly with details of prizes and the awards ceremony.
Any questions please contact email@example.com
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.
The following classes have been cancelled;
Saturday 7th April
- 09:45 – Pilates
- 10:45 – Zumba
- 11:45 – Body Combat
- 15:00 – My Ride (Virtual)
Sunday 8th April
- 09:00 – Zumba
- 15:00 – My Ride (Virtual)
If you cannot attend a pre-booked class, please remember to cancel your place so that another customer can take advantage of this.
From Saturday 21 July until 29 July, there will be a conference at The Edge and lots of activities happening throughout the campus as we are hosting Teach First for their graduating week. Teach First is a nationwide teaching initiative that takes high achieving graduates, and over a 6 week period teaches them how to be a primary school teacher. They then spend a year in under-privileged schools and then come back to Teach First to graduate.
Leeds University and Leeds Beckett have teamed up to share the hosting of the students for 1 week. All attendees including staff and tutors will have access to the gym and pool as if they were premium members.
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.
This March, get involved in the 2018 Technogym Let’s Move Campaign.
Simply, log onto MyWellness and start tracking your moves from the 12th – 31st March, to support the social cause against obesity and sedentary lifestyles and win some fantastic prizes for the community.
To find out more about the Let’s Move for a Better World Campaign, read their mission:
“By taking part in the Let’s Move for a Better World Campaign, you pledge to donate the physical activity performed in your facility to a social cause. To give everyone the same chance and opportunity, irrespective of age, sex and level of physical fitness, we created the MOVE, a new way to measure physical activity that bonds the whole community!” – Technogym
Open a free MyWellness account* at mywellness.com
Join ‘let’s move for a better world’ from the challenge tile
Start collecting moves for The Edge every time you use your My Wellness account
For a full list of contact details visit our contact page.
Mon to Fri 09:00 – 17:00
Sport & Physical Activity Office
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT