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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.

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Reach your fitness goals at PureGym

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.

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.

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?!

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.

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. 

So why join?

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

24 hours/day
7 days a week

The team

Paul Ashton Gym Manager
Gym Manager
Paul Ashton
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Simeon Bentley Assistant Gym Manager
Assistant Gym Manager
Simeon Bentley
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Kelly Hopkins Assistant Gym Manager
Assistant Gym Manager
Kelly Hopkins
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Fire safety information

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