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International Student Exercise Classes Success

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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.

 

New Group Exercise Bikes Have Arrived!

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Our state-of-the-art Keiser bikes have arrived!

The Keiser M3i is the first indoor bike to feature a Bluetooth wireless computer and now data from the computer can be projected onto a display or using the Keiser Buddy app riders can download data to their smart phone or tablet.

Fantastic features of the new Keiser bikes are:

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Simpler seat adjustment pull-pin
  • Eddy current magnetic resistance system
  • Four way adjustable seat
  • Water bottle holder
  • New handle bar to allow different arm rest positions

 

New Group Exercise Bikes – coming soon!

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The Edge are pleased to announce that we will soon be taking stock of new group exercise bikes!

The Keiser M3i is the first indoor bike to feature a Bluetooth wireless computer and now data from the computer can be projected onto a display or using the Keiser Buddy app riders can download data to their smart phone or tablet.

Fantastic features of the new Keiser bikes are:

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Simpler seat adjustment pull-pin
  • Eddy current magnetic resistance system
  • Four way adjustable seat
  • Water bottle holder
  • New handle bar to allow different arm rest positions

Find out more about our Keiser spin classes and book online!