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

MyRide has been cancelled on the following dates for an external booking;

  • Saturday 17th February at 09:00 and 10:00
  • Sunday 18th February at 09:00 and 12:00

Freestyle kickboxing has been cancelled on Monday 19th February at 15:00

 

If you cannot attend a pre-booked class, please remember to cancel your place so that another customer can take advantage of this.

 

 

 

 

 

International Student Exercise Classes Success

This Christmas, the University of Leeds flagship fitness facility – The Edge, offered a unique series of free exercise classes for its international students and the wider Leeds Global Community.

The classes included the ever popular, Les Mills Body Pump and Body Combat along with some brand new virtual led classes taught in Mandarin. The University of Leeds has invested significantly in their Group Exercise Timetable providing one of the largest programmes in the country, with over 220 classes on offer per week during term time.

Suzanne Glavin (Head of Sport) said; “It’s really important that we make sure that our sport and group exercise class provision at the University of Leeds meets all our students’ needs, including our international students. We were grateful and delighted to capitalise upon our strong collaborative working with Les Mills. We were delighted that we could pilot their excellent virtual classes, and be the first to launch those taught in Mandarin. Our international Chinese students who remained in Leeds over the Christmas period enjoyed a taste of home through taking part in Mandarin virtual group exercise classes“.

The Edge now has a fully kitted out virtual studio, offering a range of virtual classes for both beginners and the more experienced exercise class goer.

155 class bookings were made over the two weeks of Christmas for this new venture and feedback received from the students was resoundingly positive.

 

I think it’s a really brilliant idea to put these classes during December, especially for international students. I really enjoyed the class, there were loads of weights and bars available which was good. I would definitely attend again! Thanks for putting them on!” – Miranda

I attended two virtual classes and they were very good, especially that the instructions were in Mandarin. I enjoyed them and realised that I really need more exercises. I’d like to book again if similar classes will be available in the future” – Huiming 

The Edge has been recognised at the National  Fitness Awards over three consecutive years, coming runner-up in the National Group Exercise Award category in 2017.

 

Lifeguard Team Triathlon Achievement!

A massive congratulations to our Lifeguard Team who came third in the country in the Royal Life Saving Society Triathlon!

The IQL UK & CIMSPA Lifeguard Triathlon,  is an event which tests theory, swimming ability and CPR.

Twenty-nine members of our lifeguard team participated in the competition with twelve females and seven male competitors achieving a top 50 rank in the individual stakes. This fantastic result certainly reflects the hard work, effort and dedication that our lifeguard team have shown in their training and job role moreover, it is a testament to our lifeguard trainers and the positive impact and influence that they have had on the lifeguard team.

Gemma Smales (Duty Manager) said:

“As a business we should be proud of our lifeguard team for this achievement as it demonstrates the professionalism, passion, commitment and experience of our team”.

 

This accomplishment exemplifies that teamwork is at the heart of any great achievement!

Well done to all of the members of our lifeguard team, we know we’re in safe hands!

 

New Calisthenics Courses

New courses coming soon – teaching the basics of Calisthenics training! 

About Calisthenics training

Calisthenics is a creative form of exercise that promotes the service of using your own body-weight as a method of training. It encourages the development of lean muscle mass, increases your strength, flexibility, mobility and endurance at the function of using your own body.

About the course

Each course is £65 for six sessions and will take place in our state-of-the-art Personal Training studio. We only have space for 10 members per session, so be sure to book your space quickly!

Book now to avoid disappointment!

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.

Timetable
DateTimeInstructor
Monday 29th Jan 12:00 – 13:00pmPatrick
Tuesday 30th Jan 18:00 – 19:00pmJosh
Wednesday 31st Jan 08:00 – 09:00amPatrick
Thursday 1st Feb08:00 – 09:00amAndrew
Friday 2nd Feb 18:00 – 19:00pmJosh

Facility Updates & Campus Car Parking

The outdoor court will be closed between 4th December 2017 – 9th April 2018 for essential maintenance work.

 

There will be planned maintenance work outside Cromer Terrace lasting for 7 weeks from 23rd October 2017.

 

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.

Facility Changing Room Closures – Thursday 19th October

Due to essential maintenance works on our water supply we will be closing changing rooms 1 to 6 from 17:30 today, we apologies for the inconvenience this causes.  The Swimming Pool Village change will remain available for showering and toilets.

 

Squash Courses at The Edge

Squash courses

New courses coming soon – teaching the basics of squash! 

About Squash

Squash is a great way to get fit and have fun, it’s not only a full body workout but it will greatly enhance your agility. Take this chance to learn the basics on the court floor with an expert squash coach.

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.

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. Rackets are also provided so, you just need to show up in your gym kit with non-marking trainers then you’ll be ready to go!

Each course is £72 for six sessions and will take place in our Squash Courts for a 45-minute lesson. We only have space for 4 members per session, so be sure to book your space quickly!

All courses will be run by experienced squash coach David Lines, who has previously coached the Thailand national team amongst others.

Dates of courses

The first 6 week course will run from the 19th February – 12th March then 16th April – 23rd April.

The second 6 week course will run from the 14th May – 25th June.

Course times

Monday17:15pm – 18:00pm

Monday18:00pm – 18:45pm 

Book now to avoid disappointment!

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.

 

Leeds Rhino’s First Women’s Team to Play at Sports Park Weetwood

Rugby pitch Sports Park Weetwood

Leeds Rhinos have launched their first women’s Rugby League team and are set to train and play at Sports Park Weetwood.

The Leeds Rhinos Women’s team, an Open Age side, will aim to compete in the Women’s Super League in 2018. The creation of the women’s team is part of Leeds Rhinos’ commitment to grow the game and offer more opportunities for females to play Rugby League through its charity Leeds Rhinos Foundation. This supports the RFL’s own ambition to attract more women to the game after it was revealed that 93 per cent of the current total of 95,000 who play the game are male.

Gary Hetherington, Leeds Rhinos Chief Executive said:

“Leeds Rhinos are totally committed to supporting the growth of Rugby League amongst women and girls and it’s so good to see so many currently playing the and we hope the creation of a potential new Super League team will encourage even more to play.”

Lois Forsell, Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s women and girls development officer, who is a current England international, will be heading up the Leeds Rhinos Women’s team as programme co-ordinator and is confident that Leeds will benefit from this new venture.

Forsell said:

“Leeds Rhinos Foundation now engage with more girls and women playing Rugby League in Leeds than ever before, so for us to offer an opportunity and a pathway for them to play for our own team is something that will help the women’s game grow even further,”

We firmly believe that the introduction of a women’s Super League team in Leeds will enhance our women’s and girl’s development programme. As a charity, we are very proud to be affiliated with the Rhinos and we believe that having a club with their success and history behind us will inspire more girls to get involved in playing and we hope to be a team that young girls aspire to play for, just as boys dream of playing for the Rhinos.”

Women interested in playing are invited to a launch evening at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on 21st September in the Pavilion, where they will be able to find out more information on the new team.  This will be followed by taster sessions and try outs which will cater for all women interested in either having a taster of Rugby League or aiming to excel further within the sport.

 

Leeds Rhinos Women’s Fans Taster Session: Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Monday 2nd October 2017, 6.30-8pm

Leeds Rhinos Women’s Under-16-19s Try Out: Sports Park Weetwood, Tuesday 10th October 2017, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Leeds Rhinos Women Open Access Try Out: Sports Park Weetwood, Tuesday 17th October 2017, 6.30pm-8.30pm

 

For more information on Leeds Rhinos Women’s team contact lois.forsell@leedsrhinosfoundation.org

Introducing our biggest ever class timetable!

 

Brand new class timetable from 25th September!

Want to get more from your gym, but bored of the same old programmes or don’t have the time for long fitness sessions?

Look no further – here at the Edge we are introducing a brand new range of exercise classes, combining exciting new products and time-maximising 30-minute sessions – taking our total number of term time classes to over 220 per week!

Download the new timetable…

 

Here are just a few of your new exercise opportunities…

 

1. Edge HIIT

Incorporating strength, cardio and interval training, this Gym-Floor class will work you to the max in just 30 minutes! Designed to fit naturally around your day, our new sessions mean you can go from work to gym and back again with ease.

2. Clubbercise ®

Want to bring a night out to your workout?  Clubbercise® is a fun dance workout to club anthems from 90′s classics, using glowsticks to add to the atmosphere. Clubbercise fitness classes are great for beginners and fitness fans alike.

3. Barre Pilates

The Barre Pilates Method mixes Pilates, ballet & body conditioning for a whole body workout. This is a low impact class but that doesn’t mean you won’t sweat! This class aims to tone and define those muscles.

 

Water, check. Towel, check. Trainers, check. Glowsticks….

 

4. New virtual classes

With our brand new state of the art virtual offerings, we are adding virtual classes such as Insanity, P90X and Spin, available on-demand. These new additions are creating more variety and fun in our class schedules, complementing our new live sessions ranging from Primal Fitness to Freestyle Kickboxing

…and more

Due to popular demand, we are also adding more Body Attack, Body Pump and Body Combat as part of our Les Mills package, working hard to use our world-class Edge facilities to their full potential and ensure you get the most out of your membership.

Book your classes online or visit our team at the Edge who will give you all the information you need to get involved.

Download the new timetable and book online today…