The University is helping members of the local community to improve their health and fitness with a range of special classes aimed at all ages and levels of ability.
Our state-of-the-art Centre for Sports and Exercise (CSE) is one of the best-equipped facilities of its kind in the UK.
Athletes from all walks of sporting life have endorsed the facilities, but the centre is not just for the elite, and it’s not just for staff and students: it’s for everyone, regardless of age and ability.
The oldest person who comes to exercise classes has recently turned 90. Dr Anne Bentinck studied for her first degree at Edinburgh in the 1940s and later went on to complete a PhD at the University.
Dr Anne Bentinck talks about how the time she spends at the Centre for Sport and Exercise benefits her.
With recent University research revealing how people who exercise in later life show fewer signs of brain shrinkage, the CSE offers a variety of "Gold" classes, which are aimed at those who are:
These classes are open to everyone, including members and non-members. They are not included in the membership package and a minimal member top-up fee of £2.25 is required.
Non-members may also join this class on a drop-in basis at a cost of £3 per session.
Bookings can be made either in person or by telephone.
The CSE offers a range of membership so that everyone can enjoy easy and affordable access to its facilities. Memberships include:
This article was published on Jan 25, 2013