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PureGym Manchester Urban Exchange

Manchester Urban Exchange is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 58.
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From £21.99 per month
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Opening Hours
24 hours/day, 7 days a week
  • Free parking
  • No contract
  • 220+ bits of kit
  • 50+ free classes
  • Open 24 hours
  • Free wifi
  • Full air-con
  • Member benefits

Welcome to Manchester Urban Exchange

1 million members, 1 million reasons. What's yours? 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. 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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Kit & facilities

  • Cardio

    Improve your endurance and stamina with our fantastic range of cardio equipment from treadmills and rowers to spin bikes and more!

  • Free weights

    Increase strength and build muscle mass in our large free weights area packed with high quality dumbbells, weights benches and squat racks.

  • Fixed weights

    Get strong and toned with our excellent range of fixed weights machines, including the leg press, lat-pull down, chest press, and much more.

  • Changing rooms

    All changing rooms have lockers, showers, hairdryers and plug sockets for your own appliances – and everything’s deep cleaned every day.

  • Studio

    Work out in a group at our free fitness classes! We have over 50 free classes available every week, from fat-burning indoor cycling and circuits to legs bums and tums.

  • Functional Area

    Improve your flexibility or challenge yourself to a bodyweight workout in our spacious multi-functional area.

The team

  • Paul Ashton Gym Manager Paul Ashton Gym Manager
  • Kelly Hopkins Assistant Gym Manager Kelly Hopkins Assistant Gym Manager
  • Lance Walcott Assistant Gym Manager Lance Walcott Assistant Gym Manager

So why join?

  • Free parking
  • No contract
  • Over 220 pieces of state-of-the-art equipment, in a clean, comfortable, safe, friendly and spacious setting
  • Over 50 FREE classes a week
  • Open 24/7 - work out when you want
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fully air conditioned for your comfort
  • Changing rooms with showers and lockers
  • Free initial exercise induction
  • Fantastic offers and discounts available to print out from our members area
  • Personal trainers available

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.

New and improved gym

We’ve recently refurbished this gym so you can train smarter and reach your goals faster. The functional area is now double the size than it was previously. A new prowler track has been added and we’ve also added more functional kit including tyres. The lighter free weights area has also been expanded so you have more 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

Pure Fit is a multi-functional area suitable for all fitness levels.

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.

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?!

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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.


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


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

Manchester Urban Exchange member reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Gym! I enjoy coming to this gym, yes it can be busy, but I still like it. The PT's are all great. The classes are really good too, no one pushes you to do anything you cant, just work at your own pace! One of the best basic gyms I have been to.
Date published: 2018-09-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too busy I've been a member only 6 months but it's gone from busy to impossible. Regularly 200+ people in there unless you can get there before 0600 or after 2200. It would be so refreshing to see a gym which cared for their current members rather than just signing up as many new people as possible. If you work funny hours it's fine but if you work a 9-5 I wouldn't bother. I'm only a member because I live nextdoor and it's cheap, but if you're travelling I'd go somewhere else. Plenty of equipment but when something breaks it's usually broken for at least a month. Your "man down" signs are adorable but I'd rather you fixed things promptly. Also free WiFi? There's a password protected server for staff but I don't see anything for members, at least not one which anyone has ever told me how to use.
Date published: 2018-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gym I go To this gym every now and then. Can get real busy but a great gym !
Date published: 2018-08-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from No crowd management, poor customer service too crowded unless early in the morning or late night. there is no crowd management specially in gym full of people on sstroids, short temper and argument can happen and happened in the blink of an eye, not enough spaces for free weight area neither any balance equipment and crowd, parking is another issue as puregym wont take any responsibility however they mention free parking in their advs, had my car scratched and once i refer to puregym they simply ignore any assistance,
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disgusting I have been using this gym now for three years and this is my first time that I finally decided to write a review. Unfortunately, this gym is an absolute disappointment in every aspect. Music is alwasy very loud and majority of male members( specially those fake fitness kings who are clearly on roids) are very unpolite and low life types. Majority of personal trainers are unprofessional individuals who have clearly just got that PT diploma. They dont have any clue what is customer service and how to serve people as they are there for customers.( Except John and Reem) Well there are a lot ro say but luckily I am moving out. I hope you guys good luck but I have to say that you guys have no clue what is a gym/fitness and how to run it.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like Pure Gym Started attending the gym a few months ago with a friend, initial thought were that it's nice. I like the fact you can park for free, that's great as you cannot at spinning fields or market street. My concern is the sweaty machinery. There are signs on the wall saying to wipe down the equiptment but nothing to spray or wipe with. Also there have been occasions when the dance class has been on that the music is ridiculously loud to the point that you can't here the person next to you nor the tv on the wall. This needs to be addressed as it is ruining workout sessions. There's nothing wrong with loud music for motivation but it's an issue if it's too loud. Other than that it's nice. I visit the other sites as I have a multi membership and I must say that Exchange definitely has the best liveliest atmosphere but it's still nice for a change of scenery from time to time.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Value for money I'm a member of this gym for more than a year now and I only recently made use of the gym classes as I usually just concentrate on my triathlon training (bike, rowing machine and the treadmill) and I got to say that I'm impressed. I really love Hailey's classes, she is very professional and super motivating, would love to book some personal trainer sessions in the future if I can afford it. The equipment seems okay, I don't really use that many, and the changing room is always very clean when I'm there. The whole staff there is really nice; I enjoy going to this gym.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value for money Very big, plenty of equipment and easy to join online. It’s suits my family and work life perfectly and it does not break the bank.
Date published: 2017-12-29
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