August 24, 2021
Dear EDGE Community,
It is with mixed emotion that we share that as of September 30, 2021, The EDGE will be closing its Williston facility located at 115 Wellness Drive and consolidating its programming with our other EDGE locations in South Burlington and Essex. The Williston building has been sold to a developer who will be changing its use. 
If you wish to continue your membership, you do not need to do anything. We are hopeful that you, our valued Williston member, will continue your EDGE membership and make the short drive to either of our South Burlington locations located at 75 Eastwood Drive and 142 West Twin Oaks Terrace, or our Essex locations located at 4 Gauthier Drive and 4 Morse Drive; many of these facilities have been newly renovated. For those who use the Williston EDGE facility and who wish not to continue as an EDGE member, we understand, and a pro-rated refund will be issued upon request. Should you wish to be contacted by an EDGE Membership Director in the upcoming week, please click on the link: EDGE Contact Request Form 
What will happen to Williston EDGE employees?
We are pleased to report that positions were made available for all Williston EDGE employees who wish to join us at one of our other locations. 
Where will Williston Programming/Services go?
The Williston facility will be open for all programming through Thursday, September 30, 2021.
As of Monday, October 4, 2021, you will find the programming/services at the following EDGE locations:
Swim Team will be relocated to the pool at Eastwood Drive, South Burlington

Parisi Speed School will be relocated to the newly designed Fitness Floor at West Twin Oaks Terrace, South Burlington

Personal Training will be available at:
West Twin Oaks Terrace, South Burlington
Gauthier Drive, Essex

Swim Lessons will be available at:
Eastwood Drive, South Burlington
Gauthier Drive, Essex
Morse Drive, Essex

Pool Users – Reservations will be available at our Morse Drive, Essex location on September 13th, drop in pool use will continue to be available at our Essex Gauthier and South Burlington Eastwood pools. In addition to the Morse Drive Essex pool being reopened on September 13th, we will expand club operating hours at all EDGE locations as of October 4, 2021.
Essex Gauthier Lap Pool                                                           
Essex Gauthier Program Pool                                                  
Essex Morse Lap Pool                                                               
South Burlington Eastwood Lap Pool                                    

Hot Tubs will be available for drop in use at the following locations:
Essex Gauthier
Essex Morse
South Burlington Eastwood

Saunas  will be available for drop in use is available at the following locations:
Essex Gauthier
South Burlington Eastwood
South Burlington West Twin Oaks Terrace

Physical Therapy Patients will be offered appointments at one of the other four locations in Essex and South Burlington.

Preventative Patients will continue receiving services at the other EDGE locations.

Why is this decision being made?
Although several factors contributed to this decision the largest one is the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The EDGE, due in large part to our incredible staff, loyal members and our COVID-19 response plan have managed well throughout the last 18 months. However, the impact to our Williston location has been disproportionate in comparison to the other sites making the operations unsustainable. This decision also provides a powerful opportunity to merge our teams to be more efficient and consolidate programming so we may be more effective for our community.   

What is next?
This difficult business decision will allow the EDGE to consolidate services and our team in a way that will ignite GROWTH and IMPROVEMENT, allowing the other locations to be the very best they can be.  You have seen the extensive improvements, upgrades and program growth that has occurred during even the worst of the pandemic and we have no intentions of slowing down. Our tennis facilities are undergoing extensive improvements, our Joy Drive Kids & Fitness building has just completed a complete exterior refurbishing. At the West Twin Oaks Terrace location, we have a new, upgraded, and unique home base for both Parisi and our new TRIBE program to move into. We have invested a record amount of money into the facilities over the last 12 months to assure we are welcoming the community back into our clubs that are cleaner, refreshed, inspiring and vastly upgraded.  Make no mistake, the EDGE is moving ahead at full speed with the clear goal of creating the best facilities, programs, and teams we HAVE EVER HAD!
We realize this news may be disappointing to some and for that and any inconvenience this may cause, we sincerely apologize. On behalf of all of us here at the EDGE, we want to sincerely thank the incredible staff that has given so much to the Williston location and to you, our loyal members and patrons, that have called it home for so long.  

With Sincerest Gratitude,

Michael Feitelberg
Chief Executive Officer