All things Gym at Edge Hill University 🏋🏽‍♀️💪🏼

Hello!

Has anyone been to an Applicant Visit or Open day yet here at Edge Hill University? Did you get to have a look around the campus, more specifically, the gym? If not, don’t worry, everything you need to know about Edge Hill Sport is right here!

Timings and Memberships🕘💰:

The sports centre, this includes the gym, is open 7am – 10pm on weekdays, closing an hour earlier on Friday (9pm). The weekend timings are 9am – 5pm.
The swimming pool is open on Mondays and Wednesdays 7am – 9pm. Tuesday and Thursday’s timings are a little different. They are open 7am-9am then 11am – 9pm. Again, Friday they close an hour earlier: 7am – 8pm. Weekend timings are 9am – 4pm.

This is a screenshot from the Edge Hill Sports Centre website, just to give you a glimpse of what is available at the sports centre.

This year, they offered a ‘residential’ scheme for first years. You were entitled to four weeks free and after that, you can pay £80 for the year, or just opt out. An absolute bargain.

Residential membership

“Students that live on campus are entitled to try out our Premier membership for a trial period of up to 4-weeks from Welcome Sunday on 16 September until 13 October, with the option to then take out our NEW ‘Resident’ membership, which allows full Premier membership for the remainder of the 40-week accommodation contract. You will need to visit Reception in person to activate the trial period and subsequent membership. For our March / April intake of Nursing students, you are entitled to a similar offer to the above with a trial period until 28 April, with the option to then continue in paid membership until 14 September.”

 

What’s on offer? 🏋🏽‍♀️

The Edge Hill University sports centre provides so many opportunities for students. On the residential scheme, you can use every area the centre provides. They ask you to attend an induction to make sure you’re familiar with where everything is or how to use certain equipment – I found this really helpful. They also offer personal training sessions that you can book either alone, or in a group of 3.

My favourite is all the exercise classes they offer. They do everything, from Body Con, Box Fit, Circuits, HIIT to Kettlefit, Pilates, Spin, Step, Yoga and many more. The best thing I’ve found about these classes is they are accessible to all – they allow and plan for different levels of fitness so don’t ever feel afraid of starting a class. Everyone is really friendly and welcoming and the people who run the classes are really lovely and helpful.

Yoga is definitely my favourite class to take. I’ll do a more in-depth post about that next time but for now, I hope you have enjoyed reading all about the wonderful Sports Centre we have here at Edge Hill. I was taken aback at how amazing it really is. Please feel free to ask any questions you make have, I am happy to help. ☺️

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Campus Sport

Hi everyone,

Today I thought I would talk to you all about campus sport here at Edge Hill’s Sports Centre. These are  fun recreational opportunities for students, staff and adults from the local community to get involved in on Campus!

  • The Get Active Programme – 

The Get Active programme provides a wide variety of regular recreational sports for you to choose from. These include Badminton, Netball, Football, Couch to 5K etc. Membership holders get this included but others can pay between £1 and £3 depending on the session. The aim is to have fun whilst exercising so that it doesn’t become a chore and you will continue to enjoy it!

  • Game On – 

The 5 a side football league has a student social league which runs during term time for campus sports users!

  • Volunteer –

Volunteer

Volunteering at the Sports Centre is a great way to get involved and gain new social skills, but also to enhance your CV.

  • Intro Courses

These introductory courses available with Campus Sport are a great way of improving your fitness levels slowly and steadily, at the right pace for you! These include pop up sessions throughout the week as well as a couch to 5K group!

  • Women Focused – 

Sometimes joining a gym can be a little daunting so I think women’s only sessions are a great way of starting! Women’s active is a group where you can find other women looking to get active, and there is also the women’s football side!

  • Free Events – 

Everyone loves a free event! These usually occur during freshers weeks, therefore whilst exercising you can have lots of fun with new friends. For example, in the past there has been pool parties, roller discos and zorbing!

See you next time!

Ellie 🙂

 

 

Sport facilities and gym memberships

You may have heard that most people who go to university end up putting on weight. Whether this be an account of not always choosing the healthy food option, or no longer doing any compulsory exercise, I don’t know. But one way of making sure you stay, or get, healthy, is to join the gym on campus.

The new Sports Centre was opened in 2015 and it boasts an 80-station Fitness Suite with in-built entertainment technology; an 8-court Sports Hall with spectator gallery; an exercise studio and a 6-lane 25m swimming pool with sauna and steam room. All users need a membership, whether this is ‘pay as you go’ or a ‘premier peak’ membership; this can be obtained by completing a membership form at The Sports Centre Reception or completed online, by going to the Sports page on the website. 

As with most gyms, there are different memberships that you can get. If you’re not  a regular gym user, the ‘pay as you go’ may work out cheaper for you; at the moment, it’s £2 for swimming, £3.50 for a fitness class and £5 for use of the fitness suite. If you want to only swim, the ‘Get Active’ pass may be the one for you; at £30 for the whole year, you have free use of the swimming pool during public swim.

Of course, another question you want to ask yourself is at what time is the best for you to go to the gym, as this will help you decide whether to get the Peak or Off-Peak membership.

Off peak membership only allows access to activities and facilities from:

  • Monday to Friday: 7am-4.30pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: 9am-4.30pm

As I am a Primary Ed student, I will be getting a Peak membership, purely because I want to be able to do exercise everyday, whether that be swimming or use of the fitness suite (and, with the premier membership, I can also attend the fitness classes for free). Some of my days can be 9am-6pm, which would mean I wouldn’t get to use my membership all that much! So once you get your timetable, make sure to have a think about it!