Before you start your membership at Edge Hill Sport you will need to complete a short induction which is free of charge. The induction gives you the information you require to use the equipment in the suite and during your appointment you can ask any questions you wish regarding the facilities. The appointments are available in 3 options:
- ‘Fastrack’ induction – approx 15 minutes and includes a Health and Safety briefing and some basic gym rules (suitable for experienced gym users)
- 30 minute induction – approx 30 mins and includes the above plus direct instruction in several pieces of fitness and functional equipment
- 121 induction – up to 1 hour and includes more in depth instruction around equipment (suitable for those unfamiliar with fitness equipment or no prior experience and clients with disabilities).
As a member of Edge Hill Sport you have access to download the Technogym My Wellness App through which you have access to a wide range of ready made programmes and the opportunity to tailor a programme to your needs. These programmes can be delivered through your iPhone or android device. Ask a member of the fitness team for more details.
We will “live” stream a different class each day that customers can book on to very easily through the app. Then, using their device to watch and join in, they can talk to anyone else on the class and the instructor if they wish (kind of like a Zoom/Teams meeting) and interact. Once the class starts all the member will be able to see and interact with is the instructor. They can then perform the class wherever they are and get all the same benefits as before and completely safe. Check out our current Virtual TT attached.
This is a bank of pre-recorded classes that customers can access and perform whenever suits them. The app comes with over 100 different classes on it. We have already added our own content. I have uploaded all the circuits classes I did during lock down (for you to do over and over and over again!) and this content will be added to weekly with Mike F already getting a Body Blast class on there. These classes range from high intensity to Pilates/Yoga. Eventually we will get all our classes on there so members can access all their favourite classes whenever they like as often as they like.
Workout of the Day
We will have at least one workout a day, every day for members to enjoy. They simply look at the workout on their app, read the description and if they fancy it, just click on it to start following it. This will give all the reps, sets, weights and rest with any instructor comments added to it. Each exercise comes with a video demonstration for clarity. These might be home workouts or gym based, body weight or equipment based, low intensity to high intensity. Something for everyone.
We have a bank of over 450 exercise programmes for members to enjoy and benefit from. Members simply follow the questions about experience levels, how often they want to exercise, how long they want each exercise for and what their goals are. The app will then present a list of appropriate work outs for the member to self-prescribe and follow in their as they wish.
The fitness team will be offering some short virtual assessments to any Premier member. This will be a brief consultation including health screening, goal setting and bespoke programming. These members will also be able to access the Tanita scales body analysis if they wish if they do come in to the centre. The fitness team will then assign that customer to themselves and monitor their progress over the following weeks.
Exercise Referral Scheme
Edge Hill Sport has created a 10-week course of exercise specifically aimed to improve a broad range of physical, physiological and psychological medical conditions including, amongst others, angina, diabetes, arthritis, obesity, hypertension, asthma, anxiety and depression. It can also play a key role in assisting post-operative recovery, mobility, insomnia, back pain and weight loss, as well as improving self-esteem and fitness. This can be accessed by Edge Hill University staff members through a referral from Occupational Health. Edge Hill Sport is also able to host some referrals from Cardiac Rehab, Pulmonary Rehab and Cancer Rehab at Ormskirk District General Hospital.
Edge Hill University students can also take advantage of an Active Wellbeing Programme aimed at improving physical and mental wellbeing. This service may be accessed through a referral from Student Wellbeing.
Once a referral has been made, our Qualified REFERRAL PROGRAMME CONSULTANTS, who are fully trained to devise appropriate exercise schedules, will, after a confidential personal assessment, issue a suitable programme of exercise. The exercise programmes are extremely varied and adapted to suit each referral’s health status and individual preferences.
If you feel you, or someone you know, would benefit from a course of exercise on our Exercise Referral Programme, please speak to the appropriate person with regard to the referral you require or one of our Referral Programme Consultants.
Approved by the WRIGHT Foundation
“Stay stronger for Longer”
Regular exercise can be fun as well as making you feel better, strengthening those joints, reducing the risk of many diseases such as heart disease, reducing the effects of arthritis.
With this in mind we have created the new ‘Active Edge’ category of membership that is aimed at those over the age of 60 who are able to use the facilities during the off-peak times up to 4.30pm.
The member benefits are the same as an off-peak Premier Membership (excluding evening exercise classes) with the addition of FREE entrance into any programmed Active Edge session.
Active Edge Sessions
Our Active Edge sessions are aimed at helping to keep our more senior generation fit and agile with our multi-activity sports session in a friendly and sociable atmosphere. The new timetable for our Active Edge sessions is as follows:
|Aerobics Class||8.10 – 8.55am||8.10– 8.55am|