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Manchester Urban Exchange

Welcome to Manchester Urban Exchange

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, gain muscle or strengthen specific areas of the body we cater for all levels of fitness and abilities at Urban Exchange. We know our members have busy lifestyles and that’s why we are open 24 hours a day so that you can work out whenever the fitness bug grabs you. But that’s not all! When you become a PureGym member there is no contract which means you are not tied into a lengthy deal when your circumstances change.

And just because we’re a cheap gym 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 throughout all of our 145+ UK gyms so 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.

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 grit strength are just some of the sessions available when you become a member, but there is so much more!

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 dip your toes in the water first book a day pass and see what we have to offer.

Contract-free memberships

When you join PureGym Manchester Urban Exchange, we won't lock you into a long-term contract. In fact, we don't do contracts! You'll only ever pay one month at a time leaving you in complete control of your fitness journey. 

Free fitness classes

Pure Cycle, Bootcamp and Circuits are just a taster of the more than 50 free classes are members enjoy each week. Make sure you check out the full class timetable so you're not late for class!

Plus we also have a dedicated free weights area of the gym, giving you access to a range of dumbbells, Smith Machines, Olympic weight lifting platforms and the latest Functional training equipment.

Want to increase your overall fitness?

Our members have full access to the Pure Fit training rig which is a fitness climbing frame designed to give you a complete body workout. And take it us from us, it's so much fun you won't even realise you're working out.

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

Come on in and ask a member of the team to show you the ropes (literally!) or join one of our Pure Fit group exercise classes focusing on the rig. You’ll soon discover that Pure Fit is so much fun you won’t even realise you’re working out.

Sound to good to be true? Why not take our virtual club tour and see for yourself what we have to offer.

Join online today and get instant access. 

Becoming a member of PureGym Manchester Urban Exchange couldn't be simpler. You don't even need to come into the club! Simply visit the membership options page of our website, select the club from the drop down menu and fill out your details. You'll then receive your PIN number giving you instant access to the gym and bringing you a step closer to reaching your fitness goal.

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. Alternatively, bus numbers 216, 217, 218 or 231 will drop you off nearby. If you are travelling by train, we are less than a mile from Piccadilly station.

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.


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


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

So why join?

  • Changing rooms with showers and lockers
  • Free initial exercise induction
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fully air conditioned for your comfort
  • No contract
  • Open 24/7 - work out when you want
  • Over 220 pieces of state-of-the-art equipment, in a clean, comfortable, safe, friendly and spacious settling
  • Over 50 FREE classes a week
  • Personal trainers available
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The team

Paul Ashton Gym Manager
Gym Manager
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Martin Love Assistant Gym Manager
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Kate Rathburn Assistant Gym Manager
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