As the largest health and fitness facility in central London, YMCA Club claim to boast more choice, more variety, more of what you’d expect and more of what you wouldn’t.

They offer a 25m swimming pool, a sauna, steam rooms, a meditation room, 7 in-house sports clubs, regular events and evening workshops, and a whopping 125 weekly classes that run across multiple exercise studios.

What’s really great is that as a part of Central YMCA, the world’s founding YMCA and the UK’s leading health, fitness and education charity, you really feel a part of a global community and movement for a healthy body, mind and spirit.

The pros

1. Range of Classes

All classes are first come first serve, which is testimony to just how many they have on offer.

  • Dance
  • Ballet Conditioning
  • Barre Conditioning
  • Dance-Cardio
  • Latin Dance Workout
  • Jazz Dance
  • Pure House Dance
  • Step
  • West End Jazz Workout
  • Zumba
  • Strength
  • Abs
  • Abs 360
  • Primal Patterns
  • Core Ball
  • Functional Zone Intro
  • Gliders
  • Kettlebells
  • Legs, Bums, Tums
  • Sculpt
  • TRX
  • ViPR
  • Body Conditioning
  • Cardio
  • Aerobics
  • Aero-Body-Con
  • Aero-Dance
  • Aquacise
  • Boxing Technique
  • Capoeira
  • Cardio Kick
  • Circuit Training
  • Cycling
  • HIIT Step
  • Octane X Circuit
  • Strike
  • Self Defence workshop
  • Treadmill Class
  • Y-Tougher Circuit
  • Mind and body
  • Total Barre™
  • Ante/Post-natal fitness sessions
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Iyengar Yoga
  • Kundalini Yoga
  • Kempo
  • R&R Redefine Recovery
  • Stretch and Core
  • Supple Strength
  • Tai Chi
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Yin and Yang Yoga

There’s something for everyone here – with everything from standard LBT and circuit training classes, to cutting-edge Gliders classes and Hatha Yoga.

2. Range of Equipment

YMCA have an abundance of resistance machines, cardio equipment and functional training apparatus, including:

  • Flipping Tyres
  • Weighted pushing sled
  • TRX
  • Gymnastics rings
  • Monkey ladder
  • ViPR
  • Sandbags/ powerbags

And – uniquely – plenty of space to experiment with it!

3. Location

Situated right next to Tottenham Court Road, it’s hard to believe a mega gym of this size is right in the heart of central London. Fantastic for busy professionals to pop into on their lunch break.

4. Juice Bar

Enough said.


112 Great Russell Street
Telephone: 0333 920 1672
£59.95 per month, or included within GymPass Silver Plan