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The EDGE Sports and Fitness

  • 3.5

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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.

Programs for Families: 

  • Aquatics Program - Swim Lessons, Red Cross Lifeguard Course, Waterslide (Essex Location)
  • Playspace Nursery (drop off care - 2 hours at a time)
  • Parisi Speed School
  • Tennis Lessons 
  • Climbing Wall (Essex Location)

 

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

 
Additionally, The EDGE has Kids & Fitness Preschool and Camps in Essex, South Burlington and Williston. 

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missmagpie

  • 4

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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dealmomma

  • 2

Reviewed on 02/10/2015

Truly disappointed with the management at the Edge and the swim class. The class was in the small pool, and the instructor had no control over the kids. This was supposed to be a non parent participation class for pre school aged kids, 4 to a class. There were usually 5 in the class- one child was under 2 years old?! Two parents always in the pool, very very distracting to the children trying to learn. Lots of free swim happening with others during class time- also distracting. Will never take class here again. ...more

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Born2RunVT

  • 5

Reviewed on 02/09/2015

I love the EDGE Kids & Fitness program & the Playspace. I have 2 children that attend Kids & Fitness and I couldn't be happier. They have a wonderful staff of caring teachers & a wide range of activities for them. Swim Lessons, Field Trips & Arts/Crafts to name a few.

On the weekends my wife and I will go to the gym to workout and put our kids in to the Playspace, which is fantastic. You get up to 2 hours so you can go workout, sleep in the car or go grocery shopping. As long as they have a phone number for you and you can return quickly if there is a problem.

I would highly recommend The EDGE for membership, Kids & Fitness & Playspace.
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cvalvt

  • 5

Reviewed on 02/09/2015

Both of my kids are in Kids and Fitness and I couldn't be happier about it. The teachers are so attuned to the children and truly love and care for them. The management is also supportive and knowledgeable. I also occasionally use Playspace when I would like to work out. There is NO better deal in town for childcare. You even have the option to drop off your kids and leave to get errands done while your children are playing. An incredible deal. Highly recommend!...more

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justjack

  • 1

Reviewed on 01/20/2015

Updated review: I used to be a raving fan but am now extremely disappointed in the PlaySpace at the Edge. Pricing has increased dramatically and now the monthly cost is nearly 3x what my membership fees are. Like the gym itself, the PlaySpace is dirty and overcrowded. The final straw was when we arrived one morning and the room smelled awful. I noticed a dirty diaper on the counter right by the sign in sheet clearly causing the odor. The woman working stated that she found the diaper in that spot when she opened that morning so was leaving it there to make a point....more

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CK1976

  • 5

Reviewed on 09/16/2014

My daughter has been at the EDGE Kids & Fitness for 2 years now. It's hard to leave your child in anyone else's care, but the EDGE is so warm and welcoming. My daughter, a shy 2 year old, LOVES going to "school." The staff is so amazing; many of them are now our go-to babysitters! My daughter not only gets great early education, she also learns to play tennis, swim, speak French, and play music. Truly an incredible program. I couldn't ask for anything more! ...more

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missingpiece

  • 1

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

  • 1

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

  • 2

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

  • 5

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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