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The EDGE Sports and Fitness
115 Wellness Drive
WillistonVT
(802) 860-3343

Ages: 0 and up

Cost: Join as a member or pay-as-you-go.

Parking: Yes

Features: Restrooms

With 5 locations in Chittenden County, The Edge is a convenient choice for indoor sport and camp activities. Each location offers their own programs, camps and activities so check each on their website. The Williston location boasts a 25,000 square foot field house.

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Locations:

  • The Edge of Essex 1 , 4 Morse Drive
  • The Edge of Essex 2, 
4 Gauthier Drive

  • The Edge of South Burlington
, 75 Eastwood Drive

  • The Edge of South Burlington
, 142 West Twin Oaks Terrace

  • The Edge of Williston
, 115 Wellness Drive


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missmagpie

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Reviewed on 05/21/2012

We have a 13 year old who just completed the "Stroke Development Clinic" at The Edge in South Burlington. This 6 week class is offered multiple times a year at both the Williston and South Burlington location. It is great if your child is not quite ready for swim team, but past group or individual swim lessons and ready to really work on his or her strokes.

The clinic meets twice a week and they swim for 45 minutes straight out. In order to participate your child needs to be able to swim the length of the pool without stopping/walking. They spend time working on mastering the finer points and technique of each stroke rather than just learning the basics of water safety and learning how to swim.

My only complaint is that the quality and consistency of the instructors really varied. In the 12 classes my son had, there were multiple teachers. Each week, each class it felt like he had someone else and the instruction style was different. I felt like it was hard for the teacher to get to know the kids swimming style/ability and vice versa.
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missingpiece

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Reviewed on 01/09/2014

With my first experience at the edge the staff looked upon me with disaproval, that was the start. I warn families that work hard for their money to stay away from this place! And it starts in the gym upon first glance. Then we got involved in the preschool... right out of the gate I caught one of the teachers in a bold faced lie!! While looking me in the eye at parent teacher conference!!! The administration identified that I caught the teacher, then denied doing so just hours later. Not to mention there total lack of being able to communicate to a point of utter discontent and lack of respect as professionals. I dont consider the sports and fitness edge or kids in fitness a safe place for my family !! If it is ok to lie to their clients about our children, what else is good to go over there??? Beware!!!...more

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Tammy

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Reviewed on 08/14/2012

FYI for all of your parents out there. I received my 'letter of acceptance' for my son to go to the Edge Kid & Fitness for the Essex Location in MAY 2012 (it's now August) for three days a week in their after school program. I fill out the paperwork that they gave me along with the acceptance letter and paid the $250 deposit. I get MORE paperwork with the wrong info. on it saying that my son is going full days??? I call, I'm told to just change the paperwork, so I do and I bring it in. I get an email today saying 'sorry' but there is no room for your child. 'You can have your deposit back' REALLY YOU THINK.....I am so LIVID right now. Thanks a lot Sports & Fitness Edge, from reading some of the previous 'reviews' I'm glad that this has happened, my son will be better off ANYWHERE else....more

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hooper514

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Reviewed on 04/01/2012

Want to echo the comments re: the Director and the quality of child care at the Edge. The Director in Essex couldn't be more aloof or disengaged. She loves to prance around and stare at people but her communication skills are poor and she is very unresponsive. Her second in command is also lacking in organizational skills. She happens to also oversee the after school program, which is a joke.

That being said, the actual preschool/classroom experience is very good because of the teachers. I think they succeed despite the best efforts of the leadership otherwise. At times, the Director makes you feel like it is nothing more than a money-making enterprise and she could use some interpersonal training. She is also not very engaged with the kids and almost looks uncomfortable around them. She does love to sit in her office, with the door closed, though...

I'd say it is a good place for young children but stay away from the afterschool program. It is a sentiment shared by others, too. Pricey but facilities do help in a long winter.
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elzywick

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Reviewed on 03/16/2012

All three of my boys started taking tennis lessons at the Eastwood location this past year and I cannot speak highly enough of the instructors. Jake, Joyce, and JJ are so terrific with the kids and make learning tennis fun. They don't overload them with instruction in this early stage of learning as their goal is to get the kids to enjoy the game first and polish up their skills next. If I could change anything about the Junior Development program it would be to make the group smaller. The groups are big but the instructors keep it moving and make sure that each child gets plenty of opportunities to hit the ball. ...more

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mamakins

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Reviewed on 02/21/2012

Would love to review the preschool program, however, after 3 phone messages over 1 month and 2 drop in visits, the director will not call me. If you try talking to the staff, they tell you all tours and registrations have to go through the "director". Who would want to leave children there if they can't even get it together to make a phone call. Unprofessional director who can't be bothered to reach out to potential students

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justjack

  • 4

Reviewed on 03/09/2011

I love the Edge- great classes and the playspace for my little one to play while I work out. The caregivers in the playspaces (we go to Williston and Kennedy Drive location) are all great. Especially Ryan! We love him! I feel 100% comfortable leaving Jack in their care while I get a few miles in on the treadmill or take a Bodypump class. The only bummer is the hours. I wish the hours were a little more extended- often times a class will be starting just as the playspace is opening, or vice versa, ending as the playspace is closing, so I'm often forced to arrive late or leave class early. And the cost is a little steep for the playspace in addition to membership charges. But overall a great place....more

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MommyOf3

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Reviewed on 03/07/2011

The Edge in Essex is a great preschool program. I love all the different "specials" that they do on a daily basis. Depending on childrens age, they do swimming, tennis, wall climbing, foreign language and music/dance. They also do a lot of cooking, as they have their a large kitchen that is shared between all the classes. The space is large, and they have 2 playgrounds. The atmosphere is very friendly and the teachers are great, and can work around families needs. They also do a after school camp and summer camp, which is extremely convenient if your child attended when they were younger. This way they already know the teachers and surroundings. And to top of all the greatness, I love that their is a secure keypad entrance, so you can leave your child there, feeling very comfortable that they are safe! ...more

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ceb

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Reviewed on 02/13/2011

My son was in-between team sports during the winter and wanted to stay in shape for the upcoming spring. We're not members of The Edge but we thought it would be a good place for him (Williston location) since it offered so much. He's not quite old enough to be unsupervised, so we inquired about a trainer for kids and we were introduced to Dustin, a 27 year old certified trainer that loves sports and has a great personality. From day one we were very impressed with Dustin's enthusiasm and motivating rigor. Our son goes twice a week for 1 hour sessions. Sessions are different every time but include cardio, strengthening and sports. My son loves it. He says Dustin is easy to talk to, fun to be with, but keeps him focused at the same time. Since we signed up for several weeks and paid in advance, we did receive a discount.

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