In this post, I’m going to be talking a bit more about some of the sports and activities facilities and what they do around campus at Edge Hill. It’s following on from my post ‘Plan of Action’ (http://blogs.edgehill.ac.uk/martin/2012/03/04/plan-of-action/), so you might want to check that out if you haven’t already.
This is a true story about my first year at Edge Hill, and it’s one I think people should know because it can be quite a daunting thing for some people, coming to a big ol’ university from a familiar environment. It started, as a great many new experiences will for you, with the Fresher’s Fair when a representative from Sporting Edge (that’s the sports centre on campus) handed out some fliers. In amongst the list of prices and classes was a bunch of tokens for free trial lessons of yoga, pilates and the like.
I thought of myself as more of a gym or badminton person, and at first turned my nose up at doing pilates. It was only when one of my new mates from halls asked if I’d go along with him that I gave it a chance, but I’m so glad I did. The experience of the class was great, it was really well run and they were supportive of beginners, but for me the main thing was that I was getting out there, meeting new people and not sitting around in my room like a hermit.
I checked out the fresher’s fair this year, held in the new HUB building, and Sporting Edge were still handing out their freebies, so hopefully they carry on doing it when you arrive. So I guess the point of this post, now I’m reaching the end of it, is to reinforce just how many chances you are given at Edge Hill to get out there, have a blast, socialise and learn new things. Pilates is just one of many opportunities…