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PureGym Oxford Central

Oxford Central is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 217.
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From £19.99 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
  • 50+ free classes
  • Open 24 hours
  • 50kg dumbbells
  • Free wifi
  • Full air-con
  • Member benefits

And get these Plus benefits

  • Sports water

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Welcome to our Oxford Central gym

1 million members, 1 million reasons. What's yours? Join now.

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. 

We've recently given the gym a facelift! We've given the functional area, studio, cycle studio and free weights a brand new look and feel so you have with all the tools and space you need to get a great workout in!

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The team

  • Laura Tilley Gym Manager Laura Tilley Gym Manager
  • Elliott Deacon Assistant Gym Manager Elliott Deacon Assistant Gym Manager
  • Ron Simpson Assistant Gym Manager Ron Simpson Assistant 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
  • Over 50 FREE classes a week
  • Open 24/7 - work out when you want
  • Rehydrate with Sports water
  • Dumbbells up to 50KG
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Plate loaded kit available
  • 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

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
  • Bigger discounts on brands
  • Multi Gym Access
  • Book classes 14 days in advance

Choose Plus for just £22.99
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PureGym Oxford Central has a brand-new face lift! We have improved this gym to provide a new and improved experience with the functional area, studio, cycle studio and free weights area all getting a brand new look and feel!


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 Great spinning class! I love doing spinning with Christina! She even had Xmas songs!
Date published: 2019-12-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor air conditioning The air conditioning close to the treadmills Is shooting scorching hot air. It makes impossible to run!! Please fix this! Also throughout the gym there are spots where the air conditioning is hot. Please remember that Central oxford is an underground gym. It needs more fresh air, especially in the cardio areas. Thanks Bruno
Date published: 2019-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great price for value I am very happy with the prices for services - especially the variety of classes. I have a few comments: - the changing rooms (F) are always dirty, especially the toilets and toilet sinks. There is water and paper everywhere. - the changing rooms are not inviting at the moment. I think there are many improvements that could be done: available tissues, brochures, comfortable seats, ... Also: why is the coded lock at the entrance useless? I would appreciate it if the lock would be working! - it would be great if some paper towels and spray would be available in the gym. I find it sometimes gross to have to use equipment on which other have just sweat. Also: why not asking that everybody uses a towel? I find that there is a lack of hygiene at the moment in this regard.
Date published: 2019-12-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as good as it seems to be . I signed up to puregym oxford central a month ago and I am very disappointed about it . I seem to be the only one with my training towel in the gym . At the beginning of every workout there is sweat on every cardio machine , strenght machine and bench and there is nothing to clean it . Training towel should be required to train with such nice equipment . Also , many of the gym users are not respectful of the equipment , they off the grip at the end of their set and this damages the weight training equipment . Also people do not re rack their weights at the end of their set or training , sometimes all the dumbells weight are off the rack or there is a 30kg at the 10kg dumbell's place or all of the weight plates are on the floor or on a bar , this is not very respectful for the next user . Sometimes it could be quite hard for some people to remove a 25kg plate from a squat bar . But apart from that , the gym is pretty clean , and the gym crew are very friendly .
Date published: 2019-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great place to train! Great gym, lots of free weights and machines, spin classes is awesome, pt's and staff friendly, varied equipment - all you need for a good workout!
Date published: 2019-12-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unacceptably poor conditions The teacher was good but the studio was freezing: we had to do the class in jumpers.
Date published: 2019-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slowly going downhill.... I have been attending this gym for over a year now and been impressed with the quality of the facilities and the classes for such a low price. However, in recent months a few things have not been so good. The gym has had an 'upgrade', but as far as I can see it's just a paint job and a lot of new (and fairly unnecessary) lighting. It would be good if the gym instead concentrated on keeping up its overall standards. Problems recently include dirty changing rooms, empty soap dispensers, overflowing sanitary bins, broken toilet door locks, dirty lockers, and as ever, the studio being FAR too warm for classes. The air con has always been problematic, but the low standards or cleanliness is a fairly recent thing. The quality and structure of classes has also taken a turn for the worse, and twice in the past three weeks I have turned up to a 06:30 spin class, only to find that the instructor hasn't turned up! NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!! I would also highly recommend bringing back the second morning Pump class each week. It's by far the busiest class and used to be full every Monday and Wednesday. Anyway - I very much hope to see things start to improve again...otherwsie I'll be going elsewhere.
Date published: 2019-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Instructors and Gym Having been a member of a few gyms over the years and tried out every class you can think of I have to say these are the best Instructors I’ve come across. Caz’s Body Pump is to die for (you will die but some how she makes you happy about it!?). Elliot and Cristina’s spin classes are very different but both really fun and challenging. Antony’s ab class is great no matter the level as he explains everything really well and gives good progression/regression. And thats only the classes I’ve tried.
Date published: 2019-11-30
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