YMCA GymSafe:

Everything You Need To Know

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes preparing to reopen safely and welcome you back in to the gym. Here is all the information you need during before your first visit.

YMCA Gym is Covid-19 compliant following Government guidelines:

  • Enhanced cleaning protocols in operation daily..
  • Hand sanitisers available at various points throughout the gym.
  • A pre-booking system in operation:
    Gym sessions – members personal workout session with access to the main gym and performance area. No more than 16 members per session. Please see below for available equipment.
    CrossFit sessions – 8 members attending Open Gym. No group WODs.
  • Clearly defined social distancing throughout, with enhanced signage.
  • We have moved equipment to ensure social distancing can be maintained and clearly defined queuing areas.
  • Cleaning materials available for members to sanitise and wipe equipment before and after use.
  • Cleaning wipes available in the toilets for members to wipe the facilities before and after use.
  • A member of the team will be on hand to answer for any concerns or questions and to help maintain a clean and safe environment.
  • Important: Guidelines when visiting YMCA Gym
    • Arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your booked time slot.
    • Ensure you are wearing a face mask/covering upon entering. No face mask, no entry. This can be removed when exercising.
    • Please me mindful of busy areas. Wait your turn if there are already enough people training in the area you would like to use.
    • Please sanitise the equipment before and after use with the cleaning items provided. This will help us to maintain a #gymsafe environment for everyone.
    • You will have access to the water fountain, however only if you bring your own bottle to fill up. There will be NO drinking from the tap, so please ensure you bring your own bottle.
    • If you would like to speak to an instructor during your visit please wait at reception until they are available.
    • When your session has finished, please exit the building wearing your face mask/covering and maintaining social distancing.
    • Toilets are available for use on the gym floor only. Please sanitise before and after use with the wipes provided.
    • Please come gym ready by wearing your workout gear and shower at home if you can. However, changing rooms, showers and lockers are available to use if needed.
    • You’ll find that the volume of the music is low. This is intentional to eliminate the need to raise your voice which can increase the risk of transmission
    • We are operating a cash free gym. Pay As You Go available if paying by card.
  • Important: Guidelines visiting CrossFit1871
    • You will enter via our new temporary entrance, where you will queue and wait to be let into the gym. Ensure you arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your booked time slot. If you are more than 5 minutes late for your time slot, you will not be granted access.
    • Ensure you are wearing a face mask/covering upon entering the building and up to the CrossFit box. No face mask, no entry. This can be removed during your session.
    • To keep everyone safe and to allow for maximum social distancing, there will be no more than 8 people allowed to take part in an open gym session.
    • All 1871 sessions will be limited to 50 minutes, which gives time to clean, put away equipment and exit the gym.
    • If you are taking part in an open gym session, please follow the coach’s directions and that you remain within your designated workout space unless getting equipment.
    • In each workout space you will be provided with cleaning equipment for you to use before AND after use. You will also have access to hand sanitiser on entry and exit of 1871
    • To help increase air flow during the sessions, we will be opening some or all of the windows, and we will also have some or all of the fans on. If you find you tend to get a bit cold when the fans are on, please ensure you bring an extra layer so you do not get too cold.
    • You will have access to the water fountain, however only if you bring your own bottle to fill up. There will be NO drinking from the tap, so please ensure you bring your own bottle.
    • There will also be access to the toilets. In the toilets you will find wipes you can use to clean the facilities before AND after use.
    • Please ensure you wash your hands thoroughly and also that you use the hand sanitiser provided when you come back into 1871.
    • Once your session has finished please wear your mask/face covering  while exiting the box and building.
    • Please come gym ready by wearing your workout gear and shower at home if you can. However, changing rooms, showers and lockers are available to use if needed.
    • We will also be keeping the volume of the music low; this is to reduce the need for either yourself or the coach to raise your voice. We will still be playing our awesome tunes; they will just be a little bit quieter.
    • We will be operating a cash free gym. Drop-ins available if paying by card
  • Booking journey
    • Gym sessions can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance 
    • Bookings close 15 minutes before each session 
    • Cancellations can be made up to 2 hours before each session. This is to allow time for other members to take that place 
    • You can sign up for the waiting list if your preferred session is already fully booked. 
  • Cancelling bookings
    • You can easily cancel a booking via the YMCA Gym app or accessing your account via ‘My Account’ here.
    • Cancellations must be received more than 2 hours before a session is due to begin. If not, this will be classed as a late cancellation.
    • More than two no-shows or more than four late-cancellations will result in a seven day suspension of all booking privileges. Any bookings made in advance for the suspension period will be cancelled.
    • During this period, you can still attend the gym.
      However, booking your favoured session in advance will not be permitted. If you wish, you can access the app/website to check if there are any spaces free at a session you wish to attend, turn up just before the start and if there is space available you will be admitted.
  • Gym & CrossFit Schedule
    Gym sessions

    Monday to Friday
    7:30am – 8:30pm (last session 7:30pm)
    Saturday & Sunday
    9am – 1pm (last session 12noon)

    CrossFit 1871

    Monday to Thursday
    6:30am – 8:30pm (last session 7:30pm)
    Friday
    6:30am – 7:30pm (last session 6:30pm)
    Saturday
    8:30am – 1:30pm (last session 12:30pm)
    Sunday (Uncoached Trial sessions)
    9am – 1pm (last session 12noon)

  • Current Fitness classes

    Following current Government restrictions all indoor fitness classes and group exercise including CrossFit group WODs remain temporarily suspended.

  • Equipment available in main gym areas
    Ab crunch
    Tricep ext
    Bicep curl
    Leg press
    Rear delt, pec fly
    Leg curl/ext
    Chest/incline/shoulder press
    Hip abductor/adductor
    Lat pull down
    Seated row
    3 rowers
    6 treadmills
    3 cross trainers
    2 steppers
    Small free weights 1-10kg
    Kettlebells 4-16kg/1-5 kg med balls
    2 upright bikes
    1 recumbent bike
    1 spin bike
    2 steppers
    4 core mats
    Smiths machine
    Incline press
    Shoulder press
    Cable machine
    Seated calf raise
    Seated row
    Preacher curl
    Smaller Barbells 10-20kg
    Dumbbells 2-50kg
    3 adjustable benches
    1 decline bench
    Squat rack
    Linear leg press
    Bench press
    Cable machine
    3 Olympic bars
    1 12.5kg bar
    2 curl bars
    1 hex bar
    Plates 1.25-25kg
    Pull up station
    Bosu ball
    Tricep dip station
    Rings