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PureGym Manchester Urban Exchange

Manchester Urban Exchange is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 960.
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From £23.99 per month
NO CONTRACT GYM - leave any time
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Opening Hours
24 hours/day, 7 days a week
  • Free parking*
  • No contract
  • 220+ bits of kit
  • Free wifi
  • Full air-con
  • Member benefits
  • PTs available

And get these Plus benefits

  • Composition scan
  • Sports water
  • Bring a guest
  • Book classes 14 days in advance
  • Freeze your membership
  • Multi gym access

Check out all PLUS benefits

Welcome to our Manchester Urban Exchange gym

Everybody welcome at the UK's favourite gym. Low monthly prices. No Contract. Join now.

Give your body a treat and your finances a breather at our great-value gym in the heart of Manchester. Whether you’re looking to shed a few pounds, tone up or gain muscle we cater for all levels of fitness and abilities at Urban Exchange. We know you're busy, which is why we're open 24 hours a day so that you can work out whenever you like, and our gym has free parking*

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We want to keep PureGym a safe environment for everyone to work out. If you plan to train at night or during un-staffed hours (check your gym’s hours here), please read our unstaffed hours document here to ensure your safety when at the gym.

Inside the gym

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The team

  • Tom Bainton  Gym Manager Tom Bainton Gym Manager
  • Daunte Crawford Assistant Gym Manager Daunte Crawford Assistant Gym Manager
  • Courtney Rogers Assistant Gym Manager Courtney Rogers Assistant Gym Manager

So why join?

  • Free parking (parking restrictions may apply, see below for details)
  • No contract
  • Over 220 pieces of state-of-the-art equipment, in a clean, comfortable, safe, friendly and spacious setting
  • Track progress with body composition scans
  • Rehydrate with Sports water
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fully air conditioned for your comfort
  • Changing facilities available
  • Free initial exercise induction
  • Fantastic offers and discounts available to print out from our members area
  • Personal trainers available
  • Bring a friend 4 times a month
  • Book classes 14 days in advance
  • Freeze at no extra cost
  • Multi gym access

Get more with a
Plus membership

All the benefts of a
Core membership plus:

  • Bring a guest 4 times a month
  • Freeze your membership anytime
  • Track your progress with body composition scans
  • Bigger discounts on brands
  • Multi Gym Access

Choose Plus for just £23.99
View all membership options

Equipped to succeed

We are a low cost gym but don’t get the idea we have cut down on the equipment to keep the price low. There are more than 220 state-of-the-art pieces of kit we are sure there will be something to suit your fitness needs. Treadmills, cross trainers, rowers and steppers - we’ve got all the gear and loads of ideas to help you reach your targets.

Great functional area

We have a large functional area equipped with a prowler track and plenty of functional kit including tyres. This area also has a light weights area so you have extra space to weight train. Both areas are upstairs and separate to the main free weights area. Plus, the changing rooms have also been improved so you can enjoy a clean environment to freshen up after your workouts.

A fantastic new way to workout

We have a great functional area to workout where includes the following kit:

The rig: release your inner child on this fitness climbing frame designed to increase your all over fitness,

The 15 metre ladder: ideal for sprints, jogging or testing your fitness against the infamous bleep test

The boxes: these plyometric boxes will strengthen your legs and give you explosive power

The battle ropes: whether you swing it, slam it or throw it, the ropes will tone your upper body

Over 50 free fitness classes

And if you enjoy the thrills and spills of working in a group, we have more than 50 free classes available every week. Experiment with the rig to help boost your power, strength and overall fitness. Take a spin on one of our brilliant bikes in our cycle class and receive feedback on your progress as you pedal your way through a mixture of terrains. Fat burn, circuits and cycle are just some of the sessions available when you become a member, but there is so much more!

Joining PureGym is easy

Join online and benefit from a free exercise induction in which a qualified instructor will show you the ropes and give you tips on the best equipment to suit your fitness needs. Check out the members’ area on the site where you will receive special offers and discounts. If you prefer to test the waters first, book a day pass and see what we have to offer.

Your fellow members tell us we're the best gym in the area and who are we to disagree?!

How to find us

We're based on Great Ancoats Street, next to M&S and Go Outdoors.

If you're coming by car, pop M4 6DE into your SatNav and park in our free on-site car park for up to 3 hours. Please note members are required to input their registration plate into the in club consoles to use the on-site car park. *Parking restrictions may apply. Please check in the car park before you enter the gym. PureGym is not responsible for any parking fines.


The 216, 217, 218 or 231 bus will drop you nearby.


We're less than a mile from Piccadilly train station. 

Manchester Urban Exchange gym reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank you Ad :) The gym is MASSIVE, there is equipment for anything and everything. It has all you would need. The classes and gym floor gets really busy after work hours but i can usually manage to at least get freeweights whilst waiting for a machine if i even need it. I hadnt been into a big gym like this in a long time (due to covid) until I started training with Ad Thomas as my PT a few months ago. Not only has my confidence improved, but also my body feels SO MUCH stronger. Adam will not let you get away with cheating a set or taking the easy option. I've learn how to move properly and hes given me so many fun and quirky exercises to practice. He changes it up all the time and I have never felt more motivated to go to the gym. He's a phenomenal coach and I am so grateful to have had him as my PT.
Date published: 2022-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Friendly staff As this was my 1st experience of this gym I was greeted by 2 really friendly members of staff which put me at ease. Feeling like a fish out of water the staff took time to understand my needs of minimal impact cardio due ti joint issues & they were very knowledgeable about what equipment would be best suited.
Date published: 2022-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An 'alright' gym. Plenty of equipment - however, the availability of items such as handles/bars/ropes, etc, for cables are few and far between. It's better than Gym Group, not as good as previous experiences with JD Gym. It's alright though
Date published: 2022-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I need Gym is great, only thing to note is sometimes it can be a bit untidy, but that is obviously due to silly billys not putting the equipment back after use.
Date published: 2022-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic Service! My experience in Pure Gym was honestly made by one of their PTs! Leonie was extremely helpful and approached me when I was struggling to work the squat rack! My form was well off lol and she came over and helped my get in the right positioning so I wouldn’t injure myself! She was so friendly and yet still professional we had a laugh and a joke and it just made me feel as if I was working out with one of my pals! As a woman I find being in a gym very intimidating so it was so nice to have a female PT approach me and make me feel welcome she made me feel like I was in a safe space and I will definitely be taking her up on her training in the near future as her presence and words of encouragement were AMAZING!
Date published: 2022-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very friendly gym and welcoming Recently joined pure gym and haven’t felt better since!! Was nervous at first until a PT named Leonie noticed and helped me find my way and what was best to do! She has made my gym experience every time I see her there!! Love the equipment in their too!!
Date published: 2022-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent PT sessions in superb facilities Pavla is a one of a kind find. Everything we do feels like we are on the limit. I never feel like I have had an easy session and yet never feel like I have been pushed so hard I cannot move. I usually arrive 10 minutes prior to warm up and will often see Pavla training others. What always amazes me is how different everyone's routines appear. Everything is bespoke to your needs and these are bespoke again depending upon if you have any challenges. I feel like anyone of any level of fitness would find a suitable programme with Pavla. Facilities are always in a clean condition with friendly welcoming staff
Date published: 2022-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best PT I've ever had- PAVLA MACHOVA Seriously, where do I start? Pavla machova fitness is the best in the industry, she's committed every step of the way, I wanted someone to truly improve my relationship with exercise and training. Nutrition and Personal training in one person, honestly, she has changed our life. For this reason, she is always busy, if you manage to get a slot with her, take it!!
Date published: 2022-01-17
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