Val Edge

Val Edge Fitness

  • $100

    Includes personal feedback and tuition. More

Course Description

This course is a little different from many of our courses at Learning with Experts. It’s brought to you following the global Covid outbreak, to help unite a community of ladies in the north of England, who needed to keep in touch with one another, and their amazing exercise instructor, Val Edge. Val came to us via her son John Edge (a Massachusetts’s Institute of Technology Fellow) and her daughter Karen (a physiotherapist), and in collaboration with Oxford University Innovation.

During these 10 lessons you’ll get to meet people, and do gentle stretches along to music, taught by Val, and get to know the community as it reaches beyond the boundaries of Blackburn.

Join Val and her ladies, in Val’s living room. You’ll feel just like you’re doing your exercise class in your village hall, and can join in wherever you are in the world.

If you’re looking for a like-minded community of people who are keen to try and keep their energy levels up, would like to take part in some gentle exercise, but don’t want to be doing it by yourself, join Val and her students to help keep your spirits up wherever you are in the world.

Course outline

  • Introduction and get moving

    In this first lesson you’ll get moving to gentle music and meet your class

  • Moving and meeting

    Time to get moving. It’s all about getting to know each other and keeping yourself happy and healthy.

  • Getting to know the class

    Now’s the time you should be feeling proud of yourself – keep going doing your stretches, and make an effort to reach out to others in your class.

  • You’re on The Journey

    Now you’ve got this far, you might be feeling a little fitter and brighter.

  • We’re in this together

    Don’t forget, we’re all in this together. More of Val’s moves to keep your spirits up.

  • Stretching further

    Why not challenge yourself this week to do a little more? Just for fun.

  • Keeping together

    Have a check into class this week – ask your classmates how they’re feeling. Make a special effort this week to reach out.

  • Keep fit

    Maybe you’re beginning to feel the effects this week. Please share with us how you’re doing.

  • Get active

    If you’re struggling to get started today, just think about how much better you’ll feel afterwards! Let’s keep each other motivated.

  • It’s just the beginning

    It’s not the end – it’s the beginning. Let’s keep going now.

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Buy now, start anytime

  • Included in this course

    Develop your learning further with marked assignments and personal tuition from Val Edge

    • Start course whenever you like
    • 10 weeks tutor access for personalised assignment feedback & coaching
    • 10 assignments marked by Val Edge
    • Online classroom with up to 20 classmates
    • 10 lessons with expert videos & notes
    • Group chat & direct message with tutor & classmates
    • Lifetime access to videos, notes & classroom
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Wellbeing classroom - how it works

  • Start anytime

    Watch video tutorials led by expert tutors

    Watch video tutorials led by expert tutors
  • Test yourself

    Practice what you learn with inspiring assignments

    Practice what you learn with inspiring assignments
  • Personal tuition

    Get assignment feedback from expert tutors

    Get assignment feedback from expert tutors
  • Share ideas

    Collaborate and chat directly to classmates

    Collaborate and chat directly to classmates

Meet Val Edge

Val Edge - Wellbeing
Val teaches from her living room at home in the north of England. She first started teaching keep fit when she was 21, she considers herself to be fortunate to teach classes locally, having got started over 40 years ago. Tragically Val’s husband Graham was killed in a road accident in 1995, but her amazing family and friends and neighbours helped her keep going. Fit and healthy, Val now aims to give back to her community, helping others to get through their own struggles by creating strong community of enthusiastic people, who want to keep moving and keep spirits lifted. Val has incredible energy and believes we’re all on a journey, and we continue to learn throughout life. “I knew I couldn’t let my ladies down. And here I am sharing my skills and knowledge all over the world”

Our community loves us

Awards & Accreditations

  • Royal Horticultural Society - Approved Centre 2023-2024
  • Royal Horticultural Society
  • CPD Accredited (provider 50276)
  • Digital Education Awards 2023 Winner for Digital Health and Wellbeing Learning Product of the Year
  • Digital Education Awards 2023 Winner for Adult Home Learning Product of the Year