Further to the Government announcement on the easing of lockdown restrictions and the subsequent guidance on operating gyms, we are pleased to be reopening the YMCA Community Gym Ipswich.
However, during the shutdown we had time to look at the future of the gym and what we could do to improve the space. This led us to the decision that we are going to move the gym up into the sports hall, this will allow us to have more equipment in use and hopefully expand on the membership.
With us leaving the old gym space, we are also going to turn this into a studio in the New Year and offer classes as part of the membership with no extra charge.
We will therefore be reopening the gym from Monday 14 December with the new opening hours of 7am – 9pm.
For those who have cancelled their membership you need to restart your membership to be able to access the gym, you will be able to do this from Monday 7 December, either in person or over the phone.
Please take the time to read the following guidelines carefully to ensure you are able to enjoy your workout while maintaining safety.
The gym will reopen from Monday 14th December 2020. The opening hours will be:
- Mon – Sun: 7am – 9pm
Please keep an eye on this website and our social media channels as these times are subject to change.
If less than 6 months has passed since you cancelled your direct debit we will be able to restart your membership easily. Drop us an email at ymcafitnessIps@ymcatrinity.org.uk or call us during opening times on 01473 252456 and we will be able to arrange this. You will be asked to make one initial payment over the telephone to restart your membership then your direct debit will resume. You will be unable to book a gym session or class until your membership has been restarted. Please note: the new membership prices are now applicable: £13.99 concessions / £18.99 full rate.
Yes. However due to social distancing regulations we have had to reduce the number of people allowed in the gym at any one time. If you wish to guarantee your spot you can book a gym session online or call us during opening times on 01473 252456
Gym sessions are 60 minutes, with staggered start times every 15 minutes. If you wish to work out for longer you will need to book consecutive sessions. Please do not book longer than you need, as this means other members may not be able to book for their preferred time.
In order to monitor our capacity, you must sign in at reception for gym sessions and classes. When you arrive at the gym please maintain distancing in the queue, and wait to be signed in by a member of staff before starting your session. Please also let someone know as you leave so we can sign you back out. This will help us support the NHS Track & Trace program. For classes please arrive in plenty of time and maintain distance while queuing to register with the instructor.
Our team have worked hard to get the gym ready for opening, and will be undertaking regular reviews of all the processes over the coming weeks. They are undertaking enhanced cleaning throughout each day, and we ask that you support this by using the materials provided to clean each piece of equipment after use.
No. At the moment we are unable to undertake PT sessions. However, our staff will continue to be available for support and advice during your workout.
No. We are operating with social distancing in place so you do not need to wear a mask or any other PPE. However, if you prefer to do so you will need to provide your own and dispose of it at home after use.
No. At this time we ask that you come dressed and ready to work out, and do not bring with you anything more than is absolutely necessary. To reduce queuing and contact the lockers and changing rooms are currently closed. While our toilets are cleaned regularly, they should not be used except in emergencies.
If you wish to bring a small towel please ensure this is for personal use only and do not use it to wipe down equipment.
We’re working hard to make sure that your gym experience is just as good as it’s always been. Our team will still be around to help, and we hope you’ll find it not too different. We are restricting numbers so you’ll see less people in the gym. You might also see that equipment has been moved around or taken out of use to make sure we comply with distancing regulations. We ask that you look at the signage and abide by the guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience can be had by everyone.
All current members will have immediate access to booking for gym sessions and classes.
If you have suspended your membership during our closure you will need to restart before you can book. This will require your first payment by credit or debit card before we can resume your direct debit. Please email us at ymcafitnessIps@ymcatrinity.org.uk with your name and contact number and we’ll give you a call to arrange this.
Not a member? You can sign up from just £13.99 per month! Read more on our joining page.
Thinking of joining YMCA Gym?
Welcome! If you’re looking for a new challenge our fully qualified, expert team will provide tailored programmes to help you achieve your fitness goals.
We are currently operating with Covid secure restrictions in place, but if you want to understand more about our usual service please visit our joining page for more information.
Membership includes offer a full range of fitness classes at low prices, flexible membership, online booking and a commitment to invest the money we raise through gym membership on work that supports young people through tough times.
Take out a membership and get 4 free person training sessions (not currently available while covid-19 social distancing guidelines remain in place)
Please note: this offer is only for Direct Debit Memberships.
To find out more or to sign up call our fitness experts on 01473 252456
Membership from only £13.99 per month (this includes all classes) and you can contact us to find out more about our membership package allowing you to use both of our Cambridge and Peterborough Gyms.
Concession membership is only £13.99 per month for those on low incomes, students and those ages 60+. Standard membership is £18.99 a month.