Based right in the heart of Nottingham city centre, YMCA gym has lots of space to train, work, play and even host your community events! Extra perks that make YMCA gym a great place to train include:

Free Wi-Fi
Members can contribute to the gym’s Spotify playlists!
Water fountains in communal areas
Races and events opportunities taking place across Nottinghamshire

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Main Gym Floor

Our 24-hour main gym space is a great place to enjoy exercise at your own pace. Whether you’re hitting the treadmill hard on your lunch-break, unwinding with some cardio after a long day or you’re an early riser wanting a place to stretch after a morning yoga class – this area has something for everyone.

With the main reception located in the centre, our friendly gym staff are always on hand to offer support with how to use equipment or provide guidance on anything from nutrition and training tips, to refining your positions and form when working out. Water fountains are based in the communal seating area next to vending machines to ensure you have a place to relax and wind down after a session or enjoy a snack while you’re waiting for a friend’s class to finish!

Equipment:

Treadmills
Rowing-machines
Spin Cycles
Cross-trainers
Power plates
A range of strength training equipment
Dedicated stretch area features resistance bands, foam rollers, free weights, kettlebells and more.

CrossFit 1871 (Box and Open Gym)

This grade II listed former sports-hall has some stories to tell. It’s now our dedicated box space for CrossFit 1871 members to enjoy classes, ‘Workout of the Day’ (WOD) sessions delivered by our specialist coaches and training in the Open Gym space at your own pace, along with everything else our wider YMCA gym has to offer. We’ve got your fitness needs covered! Learn more about CrossFit 1871.

Equipment:

Olympic weights
Tyres
Purpose built rig
High Ropes
Dumbbells, Kettlebells
Sandbags
Sled Pulls
Astroturf track for sprints

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Main Studio

As the largest studio, many of our fitness classes take place in this room. The two-tiered studio can also be hired for training, meetings and events. Mirrored back-wall helps participants to refine movements and form. 

See our classes timetable for a full list of what’s on offer.

Equipment:

Punch bags
Free weights and barbells
Sandbags
Large exercise balls
Weighted medicine balls
Skipping ropes
Yoga mats

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Performance Room

Dedicated free weights room and home to our Synrgy360 rig for our High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) classes, as well as further weight training equipment.

Equipment:

Plate loaded incline leg press
Power rack

Full range of dumbells 2.5 – 50kg
Olympic bars
Multi-adjustable benches
Decline bench
Slam balls
Kettlebells
T-bar Row

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Spin Studio

Fast-paced spin classes on static bikes are delivered by skilled instructors and accompanied by awesome soundtracks in this space. When Spin Fusion and Spin Express (short, high intensity) classes are not in session, members can use the spin room to work out at their own pace. This space can also be hired out for training, meetings and events.

View our class timetable

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Learning Space and Consultation Rooms

These upstairs rooms can be hired out by the hour and are often used for sessions including training, meetings, massage treatments and beauty therapy.

External provider YMCA Fit offers a wide range of health and fitness courses delivered in the consultation rooms at our gym for people who would like to take their first step into the health and fitness industry or build on existing qualifications. Ask at reception for details.

Changing Rooms and Showers

Large male and female changing areas feature:

  • Showers and hair-dryers
  • Free towel service – no need to weigh down your bag down with a towel from home!
  • Lockable changing cubicles and benches
  • Storage lockers for safely leaving belongings while you exercise (locker tokens can be purchased at reception) 
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