In line with Government restrictions YMCA Gym is currently closed.


While we remain closed you can still keep your fitness on track with our online personal training programme. Click below to find out more.

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 No joining fee and no contract

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 Open 6 days a week
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Convenient city centre location


Opening Hours

Due to the current situation may be subject to change

Monday – Friday
07:30am – 12:30pm
02:30pm – 07:30pm
Saturday & Sunday

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Monday – Friday
06:30am – 11:30am
02:30pm – 07:30pm

09:30am – 11:30am


Book your workouts directly by visiting our fitness schedule page or via the YMCA Gym app


Get Fit, Change Lives

A YMCA gym membership supports programmes and services for vulnerable adults and children in our local community.

Whether you’re pounding the treadmill or lifting weights, enjoy exercising at your own pace while knowing your membership is helping to support vulnerable young people in Nottinghamshire.

Contact Us

Call 0115 7044 265


4 Shakespeare Street

Welcome to our gym family!


Please note some of our services and classes are temporarily suspended. To review our opening times, current equipment for use and how to book a session, visit our dedicated GymSafe page.

Find out more

  • Do I have to do an induction?

    All members can request an induction when you join YMCA Gym. Please book at reception and one of the team will help you to get the best from your membership, show you where everything is and make sure you’re working out safely. If you are joining our Crossfit 1871 membership you will need to complete the 1871 fundamentals before you start.

  • Can I just turn up for classes?

    *Due to Covid-19 restrictions all classes are temporarily suspended*

    Yes. However, we do recommend you pre-book to secure your place as classes are capped. You can book up to one week in advance by downloading the YMCA Gym app for android / IOS, or by visiting our online fitness class schedule.

    Please let us know as soon as possible (at least 24 hours in advance) if you can’t make a class you’ve booked so we can give your place to someone else. Unfortunately, regular no-shows will result in you not being able to book classes for a period of time. Plus, if you arrive late for a class you may not be able to take part.

  • I have a health condition. Can I still use the gym?

    We recommend you take medical advice from your GP before undertaking any exercise. After this, talk to a member of our team about your needs and goals. All of our classes are designed so everyone, regardless of ability, health condition or illness, can take part. Please also make sure you let your Instructor or Coach know if you have any medical conditions that may affect your ability to exercise safely.Get in touch today to arrange a chat or ask any questions.

  • What if I lose my membership card?

    A replacement can be purchased for £5 from reception or you can use the barcode in the YMCA Gym app.

  • Can I bring a guest to YMCA gym?

    *Due to Covid-19 restrictions all guest memberships and taster sessions are temporarily suspended*

    When you become a member of YMCA gym we’ll give you three free guest passes to share with your friends and family. You must accompany your guest. Crossfit 1871 spaces and membership are not accessible with a guest pass but anyone can book onto a taster to try out an 1871 workout. Non-members can also pay a drop-in fee; for which they don’t need to be accompanied by a member.

  • I’m not a member. Can I still come and work out?

    *Due to Covid-19 restrictions all taster sessions are temporarily suspended*

    Yes! You can book a session using HUSSLE.

    Our drop-in rate for a daily CrossFit 1871 membership is £10. You will need to have completed a CrossFit fundamentals course before using the CrossFit Box. We also run taster sessions on our CrossFit 1871 membership so you can try it out for free!

  • Why do you take my picture when I join?

    We use the image for identification purposes and to prevent someone else using your membership in the event that your card is lost or stolen. This picture will not be used for any other purposes without your express permission.

    When you join YMCA gym, you’ll be asked if you wish to opt-in to receive emails with news, information and special offers specifically from YMCA Gym and other Nottinghamshire YMCA services. You can unsubscribe from these at any point.

    Read our Privacy Policy.

  • Can I store items in a locker when I’m not using the gym?

    *Due to Covid-19 restrictions locker use is temporarily suspended*

    We have a limited number of lockers available to hire for £7.50 per month from the gym reception. If these are all taken, you can ask to be added to the waiting list.

    If you haven’t hired a locker and you leave your belongings overnight, we’ll remove them when we do our nightly check. This will incur a £10 charge for overnight storage. Please note that our lockers do not accept the new £1 coins. You can buy key coins from the gym reception.

  • What kit do I need to train?

    Wear something you are comfortable in. However, we ask you to come gym ready, dress appropriately and wear trainers. We have a water fountain at YMCA Gym so bring a water bottle and stay hydrated!

  • How do I cancel my membership?

    Monthly memberships can be cancelled by giving at least a couple of days notice before your next payment is due via email or calling 0115 952 8803. The team will process your cancellation and notify you of your expiry date.

  • What happens if I miss a payment?

    Our payments are now taken by credit/debit card. If you miss a payment or think you will be unable to pay, please contact us on  0115 7044 265.

  • Can I upgrade from a gym membership to a CrossFit 1871 membership?

    Yes. We’ll add the difference to your current membership for the remainder of the month and increase your payments in the month after. If you paid ‘up front’ for your gym membership we’ll work out the difference for an upgrade. Just pop by reception and we’ll be happy to help.

  • How often can I train each week?

    We are currently operating a booking system and you can book a gym session or CrossFit WOD up to two weeks in advance.

    Both the gym and 1871 will remain closed in the middle of the day to allow for deep cleaning.
    Gym sessions:
    Monday to Friday (Closed Saturday/Sunday)
    • 7:30-8:20
    • 8:30-9:20
    • 9:30-10:20
    • 10:30-11:20
    • 11:30-12:20
      Closed for cleaning
    • 14:30-15:20
    • 15:30-16:20
    • 16:30-17:20
    • 17:30-18:20
    • 18:30-19:20
    CrossFit1871 Open Gym sessions:
    Monday to Friday (Closed Sunday)
    • 6:30-7:20
    • 7:30-8:20
    • 8:30-9:20
    • 9:30-10:20
    • 10:30-11:20
    • 11:30-12:20
      Closed for cleaning
    • 14:30-15:20
    • 15:30-16:20
    • 16:30-17:20
    • 17:30-18:20
    • 18:30-19:20
    • 9:30-10:30
    • 1030-11:30

    If your question is how many times should you train each week, this is of course dependent on you as an individual. If you’re just starting out, begin with a couple of sessions a week and gradually build them up. We would generally recommend 2-3 sessions per week for health and 4-6 for performance.

  • Please can I work or volunteer at YMCA gym?

    We warmly welcome volunteers at YMCA Gym – please drop by reception to let us know your experience and areas of interest. For employment opportunities, check out our website’s Careers page or speak to the gym team today.