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.


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 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**


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 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  You must have other team members signed up to be able to claim your free place(s).


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.  


  • 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. 



Win Grandstand Tickets To World Triathlon Series in Leeds

win 2 x tickets to the world triathlon series

We have 5 pairs of grandstand tickets to give away for the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon in Leeds on the 12th June! 

This is a fantastic opportunity to watch Olympic heroes and University of Leeds Alumni Alistair and Jonny Brownlee battle for glory against some of the world’s best triathletes in their last race on home soil ahead of Rio 2016.

Ticket holders will enjoy unsurpassed views of the racing action from the comfort of their seat overlooking the finish-line in the heart of Millennium Square. A big screen will be located opposite the Grandstand showing the live BBC coverage and the elite athletes will pass the Grandstand seven times on the bike and four times on the run. Ticket holders will also witness the end of the men’s and women’s race which are often a thrilling sprint finish.

Enter Now!

Complete the form below to enter the competition and be informed about other exciting triathlon events and competitions at the University of Leeds. Entry closes at midnight on the 6th June 2016.

First Name:
Position: Staff Student AlumniPublic

Find more about Triathlon at the University of Leeds here.

Download the full Grandstand Ticket Competition terms and Conditions here.

FREE Places at GO TRI Festival

Women swimming waiting for start of go tri event

As part of the fantastic Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds Weekend on the 11th June there is a GO TRI festival taking place.

GO TRI is a fun and friendly way to get started in triathlon, so if you have been thinking about giving it a go, this is your chance. Plus we have 50 FREE places up for grabs!

Our 50 free places will get you free entry into the GO TRI Triathlon (200m Swim, 10km Bike, 2.5km Run).

Claim your FREE place by emailing Oliver Hylands (Triathlon Development Officer): for your free code. 

To help you prepare for the event we will be hosting various free, beginner friendly training opportunities. Find out more on our triathlon webpage get involved section.

More information about the event and beginners tips can be found on the GO TRI website.

International Orienteering Comes to Leeds

man running on university campus

The University of Leeds played host to Day 1 of the 50th annual Jan Kjellström International Festival of Orienteering. Jan
was a young Swedish orienteer responsible for pioneering the sport in the UK and the 4 day festival of orienteering commemorates him. It has become the most prestigious event in the UK orienteering calendar.

The event was awarded World Ranking Status resulting in top class athletes competing in addition to over 2000 orienteerers taking part in age categories ranging from 8 to 85.

On the day the campus event was the culmination of 18 months of collaboration between the JK organising team and key
University of Leeds and Leeds University Union staff. Jack Wood a University Alumni also took part on the day finishing a brilliant 5th place.

“We had a huge number of positive comments about the event from competitors and these are testament to all the hard work from the University and Union staff. The University of Leeds campus is a great sprint area and the new updated map, challenging courses and excellent organisation made for a truly memorable event.”

Neil Harvatt- Day 1 Organiser

Orienteering is fast becoming a familiar sight in towns, cities and University Campuses. Participants have the opportunity to explore urban areas in a whole new way, seeking out parts they may not have visited before.

Why not try out this great activity for yourself through the Get Out, Get Active programme, perfect for complete beginners.


Sports Relief Campus Mile – Over £200 raised!

Thank you to everyone who joined us on the 18th March 2016 for our Campus Mile in aid of Sports Relief!

This year we hosted a 1 mile run around the University of Leeds campus which took place every hour on the hour from 9am until 5pm. Edge members and customers of all running abilities joined together to get involved, and raised a fantastic £230.97 for Sports Relief, which will go towards numerous good causes in both the UK and around the world.

In the last two years, Sport Relief has enabled over 189,000 children to attend school, over 734,000 children to be given life saving vaccines, 16,500 people get support for mental health issues, and has funded 23 projects to support people living with dementia. Your money really does make such a difference so thank you all once again for your support and donations!

For further information or if you have any questions, please contact the membership team on or 0113 343 7406.