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.

Find out more about the global CrossFit community: Crossfit.com   |    CrossFit Games

Come and try CrossFit with us!

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Our Workouts

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
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CrossFit Classes

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.

Open Gym

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

CrossFit Class Schedule

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.

Meet the Team

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Head Coach Kristian

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Coach Nathaniel

CrossFit 1871 Gallery


To review our opening times, current equipment for use and how to book a class, visit the FAQ and Gymsafe section on the main gym page.