Welcome to coaching at Edinburgh Leisure
Whether you're looking for a something for you or your child we have coaching and classes running across Edinburgh. If you just want to try something out or you're looking to hone your skills, you can take your pick from a range of different sports and activities.
What do you want to do?
Find and book into a new sport for the first time
On our class timetable you can check spaces, request to book a space, here's how:
- Check which class would be right for you or your child.
- Check where and when your class will be on when we reopen and whether it has spaces using the 'Class timetable and availability' button below.
- If there are spaces, you can complete a 'Booking Request Form'. Your space is not guaranteed at his stage. We will check and get back to you to confirm we have held a space and what the next steps are. Your space is guaranteed once we have your Direct Debit instruction and we have emailed confirmation to you. Normally we collect Direct Debits on or around the 1st of each month. The monthly amount is calculated and collected over 12 months.
- If there are no spaces in your choice of class, you can complete a 'Note of Interest Form'. We can't put you on a specific waiting list for a particular class but we'll get back in touch if a space becomes available in a suitable class. Please be aware that we will not get in touch unless a space becomes available - this can be the next day or up to 3 months depending on demand.
Please bear with us we may take longer than usual to get back to you at this time.
New classes and activities for Under 5's
You probably already know all about our swim lessons for babies to pre-schoolers.
You may also know about Gym Nippers classes from 18 months + and pre-school tennis, ballet, and football.
But did you know we’ve some exciting new combo classes to mix it up a little? Your under 5 could be trying out our full size trampolines or our dry dive board in our Gym & Jump and Jump & Dive Skills classes.
If your wee one enjoys jumping, tumbling – or just running around, we make learning basic skills fun with our amazing coaches.
Sam's return to swimming lessons
"It's really nice from a parent's perspective to watch him improve -
We’re really grateful to have the opportunity to take Sam swimming every week. It’s something he looks forward to and something we look forward to."
Sam is one of many children returning to our coaching lessons. Coaching lessons help young kids to learn important life skills, expel some energy and stimulate them physically as well as mentally.
Watch Sam's story about returning to his swimming lessons at the Commie.
Beyond Level 0 - Changes in our venuesWe're taking a considered approach to introducing changes in our venues to ensure they will continue to be a safe and enjoyable environment. Please read our latest update to see what’s changed and what’s not before visiting.
Our sports classes
Develop your technique and improve through experience by joining one of the badminton clubs that play regularly at our venues, giving players of all ages and abilities the chance to learn or compete.
Boccia is a target ball sport similar to bowls. Our boccia session is open to both adults and young people with sensory, physical and learning disabilities.
We have indoor climbing courses for all levels of experience, from taster courses to dry tooling and lead climbing. We can take you outside to some of the best mountains in Scotland. We can even help you make a career out of climbing.
DanceDance classes can help sustain a young child's enthusiasm for movement and music. From ballet, highland dance to hip-hop and cheerleading, we have coaching to fit P1 to P7s.
Practice twists and turns with trampolines and harnesses in the Dry Dive area before taking to the big boards. We follow the National Diving Award Scheme with classes for all levels.
Starting from the age of 3 to P7 children in our classes will develop confidence, spatial awareness and teamwork. As they progress they'll put their skills, tactics and knowledge into practice playing the game they enjoy.
Developing skills for life in strength, coordination, self confidence and body awareness. Gymnastics General teaches the basics of floor and vaulting skills from 5 years upwards before progressing to a higher class.
Our Gym Nippers classes help to develop motor skills, balance and agility. Progress within these classes will be monitored against the Edinburgh Leisure class competencies and you can keep a track by signing up to our home portal.
JudoOur full contact judo courses progress through a grading system and involve throwing and holding movements promoting coordination, flexibility, balance, strength and endurance, teaching children self-discipline.
From toddlers to older adults, we aim to improve confidence in and out of the water, with an emphasis on fun and progression. Our swim teachers are fully accredited and follow Scottish Swimming Learn to Swim Programme.
We can get you or your kids on the way to serving up aces through our extensive junior and adult coaching programme, running according to age and ability.
TrampoliningFor children who like to be airborne. Trampolining delivers balance, coordination, cardio fitness and self-confidence. Toddlers and bouncing are a natural combination so courses start at pre-school age.
Our normal term dates
Our normal coaching term dates are below (subject to Scottish Government guidelines):
- Monday 16th August to Wednesday 22nd December 2021
- Thursday 6th January to Sunday 3rd July 2022
For customers in our coaching programme, you can access your online coaching home portal anytime anywhere for;
- Updates on your child's progress
- Online booking for the next class
Follow this link for more information on how to set up your Coaching Home Portal account.
Swim education courses
We are proud to run a wide range of teaching, coaching, lifesaving, first aid and professional qualification courses. All are taught by highly skilled and motivated tutors. See what courses we have running below.