What is CrossFit?
At its core, CrossFit is an unrivalled group personal training experience utilising functional movements to improve your health and wellbeing. Daily workouts are designed exclusively for our members to create a broad range of fitness and help each individual achieve their fitness goals. At CrossFit1871 our aim is to bring members together in a fun and friendly atmosphere, creating a community of like-minded people regardless of ability.
Named after the year our YMCA was founded, CrossFit1871 is the first affiliate in the UK run by YMCA Coaches at our charity’s gym in Nottingham city centre.
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You can either join one of our fun and friendly group workouts Monday to Saturday, or attend Open Gym and complete your own workout.
Class WODs (Workout of the Day):
- Sessions usually last an hour
- Unrivalled team atmosphere
- All equipment is provided
- Purpose built fitness space featuring hi-spec equipment
Monday – Friday
06:30 – 07:30
07:30 – 08:30
17:30 – 18:30
18:30 – 19:30
09:30 – 10:30
Extra lunchtime class on Wednesdays
12:00 – 13:00
All classes can be booked online or using the YMCA Gym app.
When WOD classes are not in session, CrossFit1871 members can use the ‘box’ to workout at your own pace.
This is a great chance to perfect technique, practice movements and work on weaknesses.
Monday – Thursday
06:30 – 20:30
06:30 – 19:30
09:00 – 13:30
09:00 – 13:00
Coaches will guide you through correct form, approach and points of performance safely. You won’t just become fitter; you will learn technique, grow your potential and share all of this with a community that makes you feel right at home. Creating a supportive environment, we all stay on the floor until the last person finishes as we are all on the same team.
Each workout is scaled to serve the requirements of members at every fitness level. Our community wouldn’t be what it is unless a professional athlete and a beginner can work out together and have a positive gym experience.
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 the FAQ and Gymsafe section on the main gym page.
Do I have to do an induction?
CrossFit 1871 members need to complete the fundamentals course before you start. 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.
I’m already a member at another CrossFit affiliate. Do I have to complete the 1871 fundamentals course?
If you already have experience of CrossFit and or are familiar with the exercises then there is no need for you to do an induction. You can arrange to have a quick chat with a coach who will go through a movement screen to ensure you meet the requirements. Contact to book
Can I bring a guest?
CrossFit1871 members are welcome to bring a guest to class on the first Saturday of every month.
Do I have to be really fit to participate in Crossfit 1871 sessions?
No! Every workout can be scaled to any ability regardless of whether your goal is to compete, or climb the stairs without stopping for a rest – no one gets left behind.
Can I work-out in the CrossFit gym with a YMCA Core membership?
Non-CrossFit members will need to pay a drop-in fee at the daily rate of £10 to train in the 1871 gym. You will need to have completed a CrossFit fundamentals course beforehand.
What happens if I miss a payment?
If you have difficulties with a payment or think you will be unable to pay, please speak to one of our coaches.
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