We take a holistic approach to health and fitness. It's in our YMCA's mission and has been since 1871. We dedicate time to mind, body and spirit to achieve true fitness.
Our team is focused on improving health and wellbeing for every individual in our diverse fitness community. We welcome everyone; no goal is too small or too big. We will challenge you, and help you to redefine your goals.
We help people run marathons when they don't think it's possible, we dedicate time to helping our members excel at their chosen sports, we see friendships form for life, goals redefined because the previously unachievable is made possible, and we're always moving forward, as a community.
We invest in our staff team so that our members get the best possible training. We have staff trained in everything from cardiac rehabilitation to sports massage, from CrossFit to spin and yoga , and we work together to share our knowledge and improve our gym to help the community grow from strength to strength.
Come in and say hello; we'll show you around and get you started on your new fitness journey. It's going to be epic.
Get to know us...
Our coaches have loads of experience in the fitness industry. They are all CrossFit Level 1 qualified and have their own specialist fields. These guys lead on the 1871 membership and work together to provide an impressive programme which combines CrossFit with strength and conditioning in an unrivalled team atmosphere.
Fitness Instructors lead on classes within our core membership. They are passionate about fitness and spend their own time running, boxing, cycling, climbing, hiking and even training for competitions. We are extremely proud of our talented team. Check out our timetable for the full list of classes on offer at YMCA gym.
Member advisors are on hand to answer all of your questions, as well as provide advice and support throughout your journey with us. Many of them are on their own fitness journey and have some great tips on fitting in your training around a busy schedule!
Dan Hibbert is YMCA gym’s Centre Manager. He keeps this place running smoothly; from budgets and schedules to research and staff training. Dan is also a keen member of our 1871 membership.
Liz Robertson, Danny Graham and Emma Sleight are our Duty Managers. They handle day to day management of YMCA gym and are always on hand to listen to feedback and help the community grow. Liz is also a Coach at 1871, and Danny and Emma are Run Leaders for running club.
Our domestic team. This amazing group of people keep the gym clean, tidy and safe so you can enjoy your workouts here.
We belong to a worldwide Christian Ecumenical movement that genuinely welcomes those of other faiths and none. We seek to share the Christian ideal of building a human community of justice where every one deserves the chance to fulfil their God-given potential.
Our passions are youth development, healthy living and social responsibility which are encompassed by all of our many programmes.
Our Core Values are Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and these are the threads which run through everything we do.
Each YMCA branch is autonomous, but we are proud to be part of the movement nationally and internationally. Did you know the YMCA has 11,200 branches in 119 countries and reaches 58 million people every year.
In 1871 a group of friends set up a YMCA branch in Nottinghamshire and we are still here!
YMCA gym is just one part of the jigsaw. Welcome to the community
This grade II listed sportshall has some stories to tell. It’s now our dedicated space the 1871 membership with CrossFit and strength and conditioning at its heart. Members on our full membership will have access to this space and the 1871 classes, along with everything else YMCA gym has to offer.
From olympic weights to tyres, from a purpose built rig to ropes and dumbbells, an astroturf track for sprints and sled pulls, sandbags, kettle bells...we’ve got functional fitness covered. To find out more about 1871 click here
Treadmills, rowers, bikes, power plates and strength training equipment. Here you will also find a dedicated stretch area with resistance bands, foam rollers and more.
Home to our HIIT 360 rig as well as further weight training equipment. HIIT classes take place in this space.