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PureGym Manchester Urban Exchange

Manchester Urban Exchange is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 699.
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From £16.99 per month
NO CONTRACT GYM - leave any time
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Opening Hours
This gym is temporarily closed
  • 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

Check out all PLUS benefits

Welcome to our Manchester Urban Exchange gym

Following Government instruction, your gym will temporarily close from 8pm on Wednesday 30th December. You will not be charged while your gym is closed. All Direct Debit payments will be automatically frozen and so there is nothing that you need to do. We hope to reopen soon and will update members once the Government give us the green light to reopen our doors.

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. This gym has recently undergone a face lift so you can now enjoy training in a larger functional area with loads of new functional kit to help you smash your fitness goals.

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Inside the gym

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The team

  • Jonny Burgreave Gym Manager Jonny Burgreave Gym Manager
  • Rachel Brown Assistant Gym Manager Rachel Brown Assistant Gym Manager
  • Lance Walcott Assistant Gym Manager Lance Walcott 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

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 £22.99
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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.
BY CAR

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.

BY BUS

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

BY TRAIN

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

Manchester Urban Exchange gym reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 by from No enforcement of any safety protocols No staff members were wearing masks, nor were any other gym-goers. Most people just walked off after using equipment without cleaning it down, including staff. People also ignored signs saying not to use equipment if the pieces either side were in use. Multiple groups working out together. Overall it seemed very dangerous from a COVID perspective and I am unsure of returning unless things improve
Date published: 2020-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Why no swimming pool Need more abs equipment Nice gym
Date published: 2020-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very clean and safe place to train in Thanks for all the extra effort you all have put in to make sure the gym is as safe as it can be! Looking forward to having classes back on, though I have noticed the other members of the gym weren't wearing their mask around the gym, though that isn't your fault.
Date published: 2020-12-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Masks?! No one seems to know what these are! You have signs up telling people to wear masks and I only saw 2 staff members wearing them yesterday evening. PTs were walking around without them! It’s terrible! People were in groups and all the staff did was stare at them. Come on Pure Gym!!! Get your staff to care about this virus
Date published: 2020-12-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Time to move to the gym group Friend code wasn’t accepted wasted night as they Wer going to join
Date published: 2020-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean and well equipped as usual I think the gym is wonderful and operates efficiently most of the time. I saw literally no one wearing a mask, during my whole visit, which was confusing. One individual (girl in all pale green) walked away from a treadmill with no attempt to sanitise it, which was irritating. I have noticed on previous visits that for cleaning, there have been wet wipes available. All wet wipes are a single-use-plastic nightmare, so I would ask that you only provide the recyclable paper version. Wipes are usually much more expensive also, so avoiding them should benefit everyone!! :D
Date published: 2020-12-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Busy at 1/4 capacity, no one cleaned equipment Was surprised at how busy the gym was at 1/4 capacity. There was some availability of popular equipment but not loads, I went at a quieter time due to annual leave but am worried for my next trip in a busier period. I didn’t see many members cleaning equipment down.
Date published: 2020-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vey clean Vert clean and I feel very safe when I want to visit my local gym.
Date published: 2020-12-10
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