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PureGym Oxford Central

Oxford Central is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 405.
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From £22.99 per month
NO CONTRACT GYM - leave any time
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Opening Hours
24 hours/day, 7 days a week
  • No contract
  • 220+ bits of kit
  • 50kg dumbbells
  • Free wifi
  • Full air-con
  • Member benefits
  • PTs available

And get these Plus benefits

  • Sports water

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Welcome to our Oxford Central gym

£0 joining fee. Ends soon. T&Cs apply. Join now.

As we reopen your gym, opening hours and class availability are subject to change. Opening hours information can be found on your gym’s homepage and information about classes is on your gym’s classes page.

Take a big leap towards achieving your fitness goals by joining our great-value gym in Oxford town centre where everyone and every body is welcome. Whether you’re just looking to shift a few pounds, tone up or develop a peak physique we have everything you need to hit your targets, all with no contract. 

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The team

  • Laura Tilley Gym Manager Laura Tilley Gym Manager

So why join?

  • No contract
  • Over 220 pieces of state-of-the-art equipment, in a clean, comfortable, safe, friendly and spacious setting
  • Rehydrate with Sports water
  • Dumbbells up to 50KG
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Plate loaded kit available
  • 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

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Plus membership

All the benefts of a
Core membership plus:

  • Bring a guest 4 times a month
  • Freeze your membership anytime
  • Bigger discounts on brands
  • Multi Gym Access

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Oxford central has all the kit so you can enjoy more optimised workouts to reach your fitness goals. You can conquer your strength goals in the large free weights area where we have loads of kit, including benches, an additional Olympic lifting platform and squat racks. We also have a functional area where you can do all your functional and bodyweight training, so you have more ways to workout to reach your goals. To help keep you hydrated we have a sports water unit which will have 6 fruity flavours available to choose from.


Don’t be concerned that we’re a cheap gym because we are brimming with more than 220 pieces of the latest equipment throughout all 230 of our spacious and air-conditioned clubs. Love a classic cardio work-out? Step on to our cross trainers, treadmills, steppers and rowers. Or how about a trip through different terrains on our spin cycles equipped with computerised monitors to highlight your progress? We’ve got stacks of fixed-resistance and plate-loaded gear too, plus a massive free weights area to strengthen key areas of your body.


If you want to make the most out of your workouts and get better results you need to keep hydrated and what better way is there to do so than with our sports water. Available in 6 fruity flavours and packed with essential vitamins the sports water can be yours for just £6 a month. To enjoy 500ml each time you visit go to our bolt on’s page and get access right away.


If you love to work out with a gym buddy or in the company of others you’re in luck because we have more than 50 free classes available every week. If you’re looking for high-energy classes designed to see off those pesky calories then try out fat burn, boot camp or circuits. And if you love to get your body moving accompanied by top tunes then choose between aerobics and dance. Or if you require a form of exercise at a slower pace but with maximum impact try pilates - it strengthens the parts other classes cannot reach!


We’ve got so much to offer at PureGym and for such a great price too. If you like what you’ve been reading then join online and book a free induction with a qualified instructor who will show you how the equipment works and advise you on the best form of exercise to suit your needs. If you prefer to give us a test run then book a day pass to see how we can change your health habits for the better. Once you’re a member take advantage of special offers and discounts from leading brands and local businesses in the members’ area of the website.

How to find us

We are based in Littlegate House, 16-17 St Ebbes Street, OX1 1PT.

If you’re coming by bike, you can lock it to the racks to the side of the building on Turn Again Lane. Alternatively, bus numbers 4, 4A, 4B, 4C, 5 and 13 will drop you off at Stop 1 on Castle Street, a minute away from the gym. Oxford train station is under 10 minutes’ away via bus number 5 to Castle Street, or, if you’re driving, the nearest car park is Oxpens car park on Oxpens Road, about 10 minutes’ walk away from the gym.

Oxford Central gym reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Nice and clean. Plenty of space. Really felt safe!
Date published: 2020-09-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK: I really need an induction session. If anyone is using the spot in the corner near the 12kg dumb bells, all small dumb bells on those two walls are inaccessible. Maybe mix up the small and large so there are two different places to find the same weight? All cross trainers were switched off.
Date published: 2020-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from clean and quiet lots of machines available to use and good level of cleaner and hand gel available to keep equipment clean and me safe
Date published: 2020-09-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great space, but needs more safety precautions Summary: People tried to adhere to safety guidelines, but I observed that it was still not enough to ensure safe exercise (particularly since the cleaning people do does not actually clean). This was my first time in this location (I transferred my membership from the Grafton Centre in Cambridge) and I was impressed by the space and layout, but quite disturbed by the COVID measures--I did not feel particularly safe. Most concerning was that the cleaning bottles are attached to the cleaning stations: this means that you spray a towel a few times then clean the kit with the towel. However, as I watched people do this, I realized very little cleaning was happening. People do a spritz or two and then a quick wipe, and that's it. In addition, there were not enough bottles available: people were queueing for them, and not 2 meters apart. The previous gym I went to over the summer (not PURE-affiliated) had many more bottles available, and people could take them to their kit and spray the kit directly before wiping it down. This is much more effective at cleaning as much more disinfectant goes on the kit, rather than a tiny bit on the dry towel. There should be many more bottles floating around the space, and ideally they should be brought to the kit so the kit can be sprayed directly. I also noticed that many of the bins were overflowing, and since they were in semi-closed areas of the cleaning station, you sometimes had to touch the discarded tissue to put yours away. I was not comfortable with this, and do hope that the cleaning practices improve, especially as Oxford experiences a surge in cases (which will only increase as students come back).
Date published: 2020-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Appreciate the work the team has put in to re-open Its good to be back and really appreciate the team (who I assume are PTs) who have put in a huge effort to re-open and keep the place clean and safe. I also think the members are by-and-large doing their bit (don't be shy to tell them off and guide them when they dont; one mistake can lead to a local lockdown). Not sure I see the deep clean every night and I am not sure what it means anyway. My step machine's drinks holder was full of old cleaning paper this morning and as I was in at 0615, it couldn't have been left from the morning. Check and double-check. But what you are doing should never stop. The gym's cleanliness was suspect pre-lockdown with no antiseptic wipes and 'part-time cleaners'. I should know, I complained enough about it before, and nothing changed. So well done, thanks to the staff and keep it up.
Date published: 2020-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It felt clean & safe I went to a Pilates class and it felt quite safe and clean. There is spray to clean the equipment in the studio and the toilets seemed clean. I didn't t visited the rest of the gym.
Date published: 2020-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good social distancing and hygiene measures Good social distancing and hygiene measures Good social distancing and hygiene measures
Date published: 2020-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of excellent equipment and plenty of space. Excellent equipment and helpful people. I am 80 and use the gym regularly.
Date published: 2020-09-04
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