The Edge January Newsletter

 Programs & Information
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Group Fitness Reminders:
– Be sure to check January schedules for any class changes.
– Download the EDGE App for the most up to date class schedules. Download here for Apple or here for Android.
– Classes are busy this time of year! Please remember to sign up ahead of time for all Indoor Cycling classes, including Virtual.
– Members are encouraged to use the locker rooms. No bags, coats, outdoor shoes, boots, etc. are permitted in our studios. By leaving outdoor shoes outside the studio and in the locker rooms, we can keep the studios free of water, salt, sand, etc. Most importantly, it is SAFER for all!
– BODYJAM instructor training is coming up the weekend of January 27th * 28th. Registration is open until January 11th. Contact or for more details.
Les Mills Smart Start: New to Group Fitness or intimidated by the classes? DON’T BE! With our Les Mills Smart Start Program, we encourage those new to Group Fitness classes to go easy on yourself and start slow. If you’re heading into a class, you don’t have to stay for the whole workout. Give the first few tracks a go, and build up from there. Frequency before intensity!
NEW! Cardio Tennis (W. Twin Oaks): Cardio Tennis is a high energy class that combines tennis with cardiovascular exercise. This is the ultimate full body workout that burns calories in a fun group environment and is open to all ages and abilities. Class is 12:00pm on Thursdays – $7 for members, $10 for non-members.
FREE Complimentary Fitness Consultation (All locations): This is the perfect time of year to check in with a personal trainer at your favorite EDGE location for a Complimentary Fitness Consultation. Our consultation is an hour long and covers your exercise history, where you are now, and where you want to go. Contact the Fitness Director at your location with days and times that work best for you and we will get you on the books before or right after the holidays.
Essex – Danika Johnson (
South Burlington – Caleb Vallencourt (
Williston – Michael Porter (
Personal Training (All locations): Did you know the Personal Training Department has over 15 fitness related specialties to help you become a stronger and better you? Did you know our Certified Personal Trainer, Julia Icone, is a Master Swimmer and would love to get you ready for your next swimming or triathlon event? Or that Senior Personal Trainer, Jason Crosby, is a power lifter and would love to help you get stronger at picking up heavy things? Each Personal Trainer at The EDGE has a specialty, so by going through our Fitness Consultation or speaking with your favorite site’s Fitness Director, we can help you find the right fit for your needs. On a budget? We now offer Personal Training sessions at $40, $50 or $60 an hour.
Contact us and see what we can do for you!
Essex – Danika Johnson (
South Burlington – Caleb Vallencourt (
Williston – Michael Porter (
OutRival Racing with Courtney Kutler: New Year, New Goals! Need some motivation through these cold winter months? Want to boost fitness, gain confidence, run your first race, try a triathlon, race a new distance, or set a new personal best time? Everyone’s goals are different, and Courtney has the skills to help you reach your potential! She offers a wide variety of training options, including both Personal and Group Running and Triathlon coaching.
Check out Courtney’s article for her tips on setting and reaching your New Year’s goals!
For more detailed training programs and options, contact Courtney at
Tennis Open House (W. Twin Oaks): Join us this Sunday, January 7th from 12:30-2:30pm to learn about our new Junior Pathway and our USTA Team Practices, new adult programs, and more.
Adults – 12:30-1:30pm (all levels welcome)
Junior Players – 1:30-2:30pm (ages 4-18 welcome)
Contact Yhale Scott at or 860-3343 x1262 for more information.
Jericho Café & Tavern Tennis Championships (Essex): In its 23rd year, the JCAT offers competitive play over two weekends in the divisions listed below. Food is catered by the Jericho Café & Tavern and all players receive t-shirts. Register to play or just come to watch some great tennis during this one of a kind tournament event.
January 26-28, 2018 – Men’s Singles & Women’s Doubles
February 16-18, 2018 – Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles
Divisions: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, & Open
Mixed Divisions: A (7.5-8.5) & B (6.0-7.0) combined ratings
Fees: Singles – $30, Doubles – $25 per player
Registration: opens on January 10th at the Edge in Essex front desk or online at Please register prior to the Sunday before each tournament start date. Players must be 16 years of age or older to participate. Please contact Tammy Azur at for more information.
Adult Weekly Drop-in Clinics (Essex): Try a class for FREE in January.
Adult Development – NEW TIME, every Wednesday from 6:00-7:00pm – This class is geared for the advanced beginner to intermediate player (2.0-3.0) looking for all court drills and modified singles and doubles games. This class keeps things moving but also focuses on teaching proper technique and offers tactical instruction during game play. Try this class for FREE during the month of January. Please register prior to the class date. A minimum of three players is required to run the class.
Drop-In Drills (Formerly Cardio Tennis) – meets on Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm. This class is designed for the intermediate to advanced player (3.5 & up) and offers fast paced drills and games for 90 minutes. This is not an instructional based class and is designed for you to get a great workout on the court while hitting a variety of all court shorts. Players can expect fast-paced singles and doubles simulated games and drills that are competitive and fun. Try this class for FREE during the month of January. Please register prior to the class date. A minimum of three players is required to run this class.
Please contact Tammy Azur at for more information.
Winter/Spring Aquatics (Essex, Williston, Eastwood): Check out the following flyers for more detailed information, or contact or

Youth Programs
High School Golfers! Golf Strength and Performance starts up this Tuesday, January 9th at 6:00pm at the Parisi Speed School. Contact Coach Joe Grunvald at for more information and to sign up!
Parisi Speed School (Williston): Did you know Parisi offers the following?
– FREE Athlete evaluations and Parent Orientations every Thursday night from 6:00-7:00pm
– LITTLE SPEEDSTERS for kids ages 5 and 6
– JUMP START for athletes ages 7-9
– Total Performance 0 for athletes ages 10-12
– Total Performance 1 for athletes ages 12-14
– Total Performance 2 for athletes ages 15-18
– PEAK90 – semi-private small group training for athletes 15+ looking to get a little more specific with their training.
For more information on Parisi, contact Parisi Program Director Casey Lee at
Big Change Roundup (Williston): For the 5th year, Williston Kids & Fitness is hosting the Kickoff for the Big Change Roundup with WOKO for the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital. All proceeds go to the UVM Children’s Hospital. The Carnival Event will be Sunday, January 21st from 11:00am-1:00pm in the Williston Field House. There will be raffles, silent auctions, 50/50, bounce house, children’s activities, food, and tons of fun for children of all ages! WOKO will be broadcasting live. For more information, contact Michelle Richling at
Junior Match Play (Essex): Round Robin match play will be offered on Sunday, January 21st for ages 9-13 and ages 14-18. Players will be divided by age and ability and will play matches against other players at their level. This is a great way for players to get match ready or to experience match play for the first time. An Edge Pro will be there to supervise match play and coach players as needed. The fee is $10 per player. Contact Tammy Azur at for more information.
Junior Pathway Tennis (W. Twin Oaks): Session 1 of 2018 is underway for our new Junior Pathway System utilizing red, orange, green, and yellow balls. There’s still time to join in on the fun! Classes are offered Monday through Friday afternoons and evenings as well as Saturday mornings. Contact Kevin Lizzo at for more information.
Winter/Spring Aquatics (Essex, Williston, Eastwood): Check out the following flyers for detailed information on our Winter aquatics, or contact or
Playspace (All locations): New Year, New You! Take some time for yourself and leave the kiddos with us while you get your workout in! The Playspace offers 1 visit per day up to 2 hours. you can even leave your children with us while you leave the building to run errands. Check us out today! Contact Playspace Director, Sue Rahmati at with questions.