Squash Courses at The Edge

Squash courses

New 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 25th September

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!

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.

Educational Workshop

Want to take your lifting to the next level? Want that extra bit of confidence when next in the gym?

We are launching a brand new, first of its kind Educational Workshop for lifters of all abilities in early May.

The workshop will cover an in-depth technical breakdown of the Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift with expert guidance on how to target sticking points and limiting factors for each lift. The workshop will also look at programme design by drawing on some of the best training systems from around the world. There will also be time within the workshop to get involved in a coaching clinic where you can receive expert coaching on your personal lifting technique.

By attending this workshop our expert Leeds Sport Strength and Conditioning Coaches* will teach you how to enhance your training to make those optimal gains in strength and become more equipped to overcome those performance plateaus.

Details:

When – Sunday 7th May, 9am-1pm

WhereThe Edge, Strength and Conditioning Room

How much – Only £20 per person (Edge members). £25 (non Edge members). This is an introductory offer with limited spaces available so make sure to book on quick.

Other – The workshop will a mixture of taught theory and practical education so gym kit is required.

To book onto the workshop please contact The Edge reception on 0113 343 5095, email edgereception@leeds.ac.uk or visit in person.

 

*The course will be taught by competitive powerlifter and UKSCA accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach – Chris Baldwin. Chris has a current powerlifting total of 665kg.

 

Brand New Member Benefit!

The Edge is excited to announce a brand new member benefit for all of our members; special offers for LEEDS TOTAL WARRIOR!

Join 20,000 Warriors for the pinnacle of obstacle racing, providing the greatest courses set in the finest venues.  Leeds Total warrior takes place on Sat 24th and Sun 25th June 2017 and we are pleased to be able to offer The Edge members some special offers including discounted entry (Sunday only), a free place offer (Saturday only) and discounted/free entry for volunteers.

 

Discounted Entry at £50 – Sun 25th June only

Members of The Edge can receive a special discounted entry for the Leeds Sunday Total Warrior event paying just £50 (plus booking fee). All you need to do is enter the promo code TheEdge at checkout.*

 

Free Place(s) Offer – Sat 24th June only

For those wishing to enter on Saturday 24th June, why not recruit your mates and make the most of The Edge special Free Place offer for teams.*

Team of 10 = 1 free place

20+ team = 2 free places

30+ team = 3 free places

and so on…

Free places can be claimed by emailing thechief@totalwarrior.co.uk.**

 

Total Warrior Volunteer Offer

  • Volunteer for 1 day at Total Warrior and receive a 50% Discount (off the current individual price) to a future event
  • Volunteer for 2 days and receive a Free Entry to a future event.

To take advantage of this offer, please email thechief@totalwarrior.co.uk for further details. To find out more about TW volunteering, or to apply, please go to the ‘Volunteers’ page on the TW website.

 

To Find out more about Total Warrior or to sign up, please click here!

*Special offer is valid until the final entry closes for the event and is only available for the Leeds Sunday event.  To use TheEdge promotion code, Warriors need to select Leeds Sunday, click the ‘Enter promotion code’  then click ‘Apply’.  An Edge50 Ticket will then appear.

**To claim your free place(s) please email thechief@totalwarrior.co.uk.  You must have other team members signed up to be able to claim your free place(s).

 

New Kettlebell Courses

We are excited to introduce to you a brand new course teaching the basics of safe and effective Kettlebell use! 

 

Courses start week commencing 3rd April and run for six weeks on:

 

Mondays

20:30 – 21:30

 

Wednesdays

12:30 – 13:30

 

To book a place on a course, please contact The Edge Reception on 0113 343 5095.

 

Kettlebell training is a fantastic and functional form of whole body training. They help to build strength, endurance and power, particularly in the lower back, legs and shoulders. They are also an extremely effective tool for fat loss and toning.

Unlike exercises traditional training with dumbbells or barbells, kettlebells involve large dynamic movements working many muscle groups at once. Kettlebell exercise is challenging, fun and unique, combining aerobic, strength and high intensity interval (HIIT) elements to your exercise to provide a more varied and enjoyable exercise experience.

 

Each course will take place in our NEW state-of-the-art Personal Training studio. We only have space for 10 members per session, so be sure to book your space quickly!

 

To book a place on a course or if you have any other queries, please contact The Edge Reception on 0113 343 5095. Please note all bookings must be placed either at The Edge or over the phone as we require payment upon booking.

We need 5 Million Moves from you …

The Global campaign against obesity and sedentary lifestyle is on its way. Join us and donate your MOVES.  

Information

  • Date: Monday 13th – Friday 31st March
  • Prizes to be won:
    • First 50 to register will get a FREE Lets Move Performance t-shirt
    • First 50 to achieve 10,000 Moves over 7 days during the campaign will get a FREE goodie bag worth £30 containing; Edge locker token, health assessment voucher, day pass and a MyWellness key
    • Edge member who obtains the most Moves over the campaign will get a FREE Edge Premium membership for next year.

It’s simple, log onto MyWellness and start tracking your exercises during the campaign dates, and if collectively we all hit 5m MOVES Technogym will give us a load of free equipment to support the University Lifestyle and Wellbeing programme.

 

 

University of Leeds Staff member but not a member of The Edge?

You can get involved in the campaign and help us collect moves as well.

Enjoy Premium Edge membership until the 31st of March for only £10.

For Our Free Exercise Class Experience

To celebrate the launch of our New Year Exercise Class Timetable, and to coincide with the release of Body Pump #100, we will be hosting a massive group exercise experience day.

We will be turning our sports halls into huge studios and some of the Les Mills instructors will be on site to teach.

This event is free for all and non members are welcome. So spread the word and pencil the date in.

Further details and a full timetable will be released early in the New Year. 

 

 

New Beginner Self Defense Courses

Self Defense Courses

Learn to completely defend yourself and enjoy a decent workout at the same time. The self defense courses are taught by an expert coach and is a great way to stay fit and learn new, valuable skills.

Self-defence is having a range of simple, effective techniques under your belt which work quickly in a variety of scenarios, under stress and are universally applicable to everyone, against anyone! Ideal for beginners, the course will provide a training manual, outlining the class teachings. Our coach will be on hand to guide you through the defensive techniques.

The courses are available on monday mornings before work and lectures or on thursday evenings after a busy day.

Aimed solely at beginners; each one hour lesson will run over six weeks and quickly progress your skills.


Starting week commencing 31st October on:

  • Mondays 7:00am
  • Thursdays 6:30pm

You can learn all of this for only £90!

Limited places are available so please contact The Edge reception to book on 0113 343 5095 or email

For more information on the courses please contact our instructor Mike Potter

Two shortlists for the National Fitness Awards

The Edge has been shortlisted for National Fitness Awards!

The Edge has been shortlisted in the Regional Gym of the Year and Group Exercise Gym of the Year at the National Fitness Awards, an annual event which recognises excellence and achievement in gyms throughout the country.

 

The awards are organised by leading fitness industry magazine Workout, with support from headline sponsor ServiceSport, and in each category up to seven finalists have been selected, who will now go through to the next stage of the judging process where they will be out to impress by showcasing first hand the great work going on in their clubs.

 

This stage involves a visit to each finalist by a member of the Workout team who will take a look around the facilities and chat to members and staff before compiling a comprehensive report, which will then be passed on to an expert judging panel to decide the lucky winners.

 

Trophies will then be handed out a glittering awards ceremony on Friday December 2 at The Athena in Leicester, which will be hosted by boxing world champion Ricky Hatton and award winning personal trainer and star of The Apprentice Katie Bulmer-Cooke.

 

National Fitness Awards’ director Judith Halkerston said: “The quality and quantity of National Fitness Awards’ entries just keep improving year on year and everyone who has been shortlisted this year should be really proud of their achievement so far as competition was so strong and standards so high”.

 

“The team is really looking forward to visiting all our shortlisted clubs and seeing some of the great work that is going on in the fitness industry on a daily basis.”