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Sun Salutation Sunday

Join Trish to celebrate the winter solstice with 108 sun salutations by candlelight.

21st December
6.00 – 7.30pm

Please sign up in advance at reception
FREE to members
£7 to non-members

Christmas Hours 

Come and join the YMCA team over the festive season!

Wednesday 24 December    6.30 – 15.00
Thursday 25 December     CLOSED
Friday 26 December         CLOSED
Saturday 27 December       7.00 – 17.00
Sunday 28 December         7.00 – 17.00
Monday 29 December        7.00 – 17.00
Tuesday 30 December       7.00 – 17.00
Wednesday 31 December   6.30 – 15.00
Thursday 1 January         CLOSED


From Sunday 1st November 2014, once a class has started we cannot permit anyone else entry.

This is for both health and safety reasons and to avoid class disruption.

If you have any questions please see a member of staff. Thank you for your co-operation.


Saturday 6th December @ Jimmy Spices
7.00 – 9.00pm

Jimmy Spices is an all you can eat buffet. There is NO upfront payment required and the more the merrier – just let a member of staff know if you wish to come. It’s that simple!


And They’re Off! Our gym challenge is well under way for October, have you had a go yet?

YMCA Gym Duathlon Challenge
There are three distances – Super Speedy Sprint, Middle for Diddle and YMCA Challenge. It is completed on the treadmills and bikes and suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

For more information please see a member of staff.


Friday 22nd August From 7.00pm

Come and join us for our annual game of rounders’ in front of the Royal Crescent.  Everyone is welcome and feel free to bring a few drinks and nibbles.

Please ask a member of staff for more details.



To learn more about our staff members just go to our Meet the Team Page.

Welcome to our new member of Staff Katie!


New Lockers

Phase one of the refurbishment has been completed and it looks brilliant. The ladies have been treated to a whole new set of wood finished lockers. The next step is creating a vanity unit with sockets for straighteners, curlers etc. Don’t worry gents, you aren’t going to miss out! Your lockers are due to go in any day now.

Any Class for just £1! - Sunday 1st –Sunday 8th September!

The YMCA are launching their BRAND NEW class timetable and want YOU to come along for just £1 per class!

To book your morning class please call 01225 325913 after 8pm evening before.
To book your afternoon/evening class please call 01225 325913 after 11:00am on the day.
Or drop into the Health Suite BA1 5LH

Terms & Conditions Apply

Bank Holiday Monday 26th August

There will be no classes, Class members may use the gym!
Opening hours 8:30am-7:00pm.


BODYCOMBAT™ is the empowering group fitness cardio workout where you are totally unleashed. This fiercely energetic program is inspired by mixed martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay thai.

Green park festival

Look out for the Y Team at Green park festival Sunday 16th June where we will be advertising our fantastic health suite!

No classes on Bank Holiday

There will be no classes Monday 6th May and Monday 27th May due to bank holiday. Class members are welcome to use the gym.

Bank holiday opening times – 8:30am-7:00pm

New Class!

BODYBALANCE™ is the Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling centered and calm. Controlled breathing, concentration and a carefully structured series of stretches, moves and poses to music create a holistic workout that brings the body into a state of harmony and balance. Like all the LES MILLS™ programs, a new BODYBALANCE™ class is released every three months with new music and choreography

Sunday Funday

9 June 2013 – WATCH THIS SPACE!!!

Bokwa – The New Fitness Revolution

Fancy something new? Then come and sweat the alphabet and dance the digits in this fun and energising class. Lacking in coordination? No problem – this class is for everyone, if you can move and you can spell you can do Bokwa! Classes starting on a regular basis with a FREE taster session Sunday 7 April 5.00 – 5.45pm

Staff News

We have another new addition to our team ….Jamie! Keep checking the “Meet the Team” page for all our staff updates.

Easter Week Special


Easter Hours

It’s here early this year!

Good Friday 29 March* – 8.30am – 7.00pm
Saturday 30 March – 8.30am – 7.00pm
Easter Sunday 31 March* – 8.30am – 7.00pm
Easter Monday 1 April* - 8.30am – 7.00pm

*Please note there will be no classes on these days. Saturday is operating as normal including classes. Class members are welcome to use the gym over the Easter period so no excuses!

Clocks Spring Forward Sunday 31 March

New Faces

We would like to welcome our three new members of staff – Emily, Emma and Rebecca. Emily will be taking over the Studio Coordinating whilst Mel is on maternity leave and Emma and Rebecca will be part time in the gym. Check out our “Meet the Team” page to find out more.

New Bikes

To launch our 20 brand new Spin bikes we will be hosting a Spin Master Class Saturday 9 March with instructor Les Antoine.

Members – 1 Hour Session - £4.00 or 2 Hour Session - £6.00

Non Members – 1 Hour Session - £5.00 or 2 Hour Session - £8.00

To book a place please see a member of staff or contact us on 01225 325913.

Congratulations Simon

Our very own Simon Watson has passed his Body Pump course! He will now be teaching Saturday mornings 10.30 – 11.30. Join him for his first class on Saturday 2 March!!

All Change – Studio News

This month there is plenty of change to the class timetable!

We welcome new instructor Pru who will taking Supple Strength on Mondays and Alex who will be taking over Wednesdays Zumba whilst Mel is on maternity leave.

Our Running Club will be stopping at the end of March.

Gym Circuits

It’s back!!! Join Joe for the first all new and exciting Gym Circuits Wednesday 20 March 1.00 – 1.45pm. FREE for Gym members and Gym/ Class members. Just £3.00 for Class members and £4.00 for non members. Bargain!

Candlelight Yoga

Lose yourself in the calm, serene atmosphere that is Candlelight Yoga. Tuesday 19 March 7.30 – 8.30pm


Staff News

Bye Bye Matt – Matt is moving to pastures new to follow his passion for Strength and Conditioning training. He has been an asset to the team and great fun to work alongside. Matt will be greatly missed by the team and members equally. We wish him well in everything he does. Good Luck Matt!

Best Wishes Mel – Mel will be leaving us on 1st March ready for the arrival of her baby. Everyone at the Y wishes her well and can’t wait to see the little bundle of joy soon.

Valentines Promotion - Thursday 14 February

Class members treat your someone special this valentines and bring them along to one of our classes for FREE! Visit our classes page to view the timetable.

Spin Bikes

It’s confirmed …. 20 brand new spin bikes are on their way!! Our ever popular spin classes will now be even bigger and better!! Check out the timetable to see when the class take place.

Gym Challenge

It’s Back!! Row, Row, Row your boat and complete 2000m on our rowers. This challenge is not about who can finish in the quickest time but who makes the most improvement! See a member of staff for more details.

Class Changes

A new year brings new instructors! Andy from Saturday circuits will be handing over the reins to Jamie and Martin from Tuesday’s Boxing Circuits will be handing over the gloves to Dave. Matt’s Tuesday morning Kettlebell class and Wednesday evening Tough Guy Circuits will welcome a new face to the Y – Cara! Change is as good as a holiday so come along for just £5 non members and £3 for members.

Good Luck Simon!

Our very own Simon Watson will be taking the Les Mills Body Pump course! It’s a challenge both mentally and physically but we know he’ll do brilliantly.

Candlelight Yoga

Tuesday 19 February 7.30 - .30pm

Enjoy the Ambience of doing yoga to scented candlelight.

Christmas Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Lesley who, as always, embraced the opportunity to try new things completing 16 out of 24 challenges.

She has won herself a month’s FREE gym membership, a beautiful gift set from Lush and a huge amount of praise from all of us at the Y. Well Done Lesley.

Keep your eyes peeled for the next Gym Challenge!

Yoga by Candlelight

Enjoy the ambience of doing yoga to scented candlelight.

Tuesday 22 January 7.30 – 8.30pm

Running Club

With the Bath Half Marathon just around the corner, come along to our weekly running club to get you in tip top shape. Suitable for all levels.

Monday’s 6.30pm

Christmas Party 2012

Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated the festive season with us at The Slug and Lettuce. We had a great turn out with plenty of banter and lots of fun.

We hope you all enjoyed yourselves and wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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New Year New You – 3 Month Minimum Membership

Get those New Year resolutions rolling with our 3 month minimum contract throughout January and February.

Please contact us on 01225 325913 or pop in for more information.

Studio Price Increase

As of Wednesday 2 January 2013 the price of classes will be as follows;

1hr Classes, Kettlebell, Body Pump, Zumba and Spin - £5.00*
45 minute Classes excluding the above - £4.00*
Gym Members and Concession Rates - £3.00

*Loyalty cards can still be used.

Why Not Join as a Class Member?

Throughout January and February there will be a minimum of 3 month contract instead of 12. No joining fee and at just £27.50 per month what are you waiting for?

Gift Vouchers

Give the gift of fitness this Christmas to friends and family with our personalised vouchers. Whether it’s a month’s gym usage, sports massage or a block of classes we have something for everyone.

Please ask a member of staff for more details.

Christmas Party – Thursday 13 December

From 7.00pm at the Slug and Lettuce.
PLEASE NOTE the gym will be closing at 8.00pm.

Caribbean Gym Challenge

Big WELL DONE to everyone who took part in the Caribbean Challenge.

Especially to Louise Bright, Jon Marshall, Tanya Marshall, Rachael King, Mark Rose, Tobi Lemburg, Howard Reynolds and Mel who made it all the way around the cardio element, and a massive pat on the back for Lesley O’Connor, the only person to successfully complete the entire challenge!!

Candlelight Fitness Yoga - Tuesday 18 December 7.30 – 8.30pm

Take a break from the mayhem of Christmas preparations and enjoy the ambience of doing yoga to scented candlelight.

Christmas Circuits - Saturday 22 December 9.15 – 10.15am

Get into the Christmas spirit with this FREE fancy dress circuit class. Whether it’s a bit of tinsel in your hair, a Santa hat or a full elf costume there’s a special Christmas treat for all attending and a prize for the best dressed!

What are you waiting for? Book in at reception or call us on 01225 325913 for more details.

Candlelight Fitness Yoga – Tuesday 27 November 7.30 – 8.30pm

Enjoy the ambience of doing yoga to scented candlelight!

Free for class members, £2.80 for gym members and £4.00 for non members

Christmas Party – Thursday 13 December

Tis the season to be jolly! So come and join us for some festive folly at The Slug & Lettuce from 7.00pm. Feel free to bring a friend, the more the merrier!! There will be an optional buffet from 8pm for just £5.95 per person. Please see a member of staff for more information and to pop your name down.

Hallowin WinnerHallowin Winner

Big CONGRATUALTIONS to Simon Watson for guessing the exact amount of sweets in the jar. 304!! He wins two tickets to the Thermae Bath Spa which were generously donated to us by the Spa themselves. Enjoy!

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Candlelight Fitness Yoga

Tuesday 6 November from 7.30 – 8.30pm

Enjoy the ambience of doing yoga to scented candlelight in this one off session.

Free for class members, £2.80 for gym members and £4.00 for non members.

YMCA Quiz Night

Fancy exercising your brain, sharing your wealth of knowledge and having a real good night? Then come along to the Y’s Quiz Night. Friday 9 November from 7.30pm in the conservatory. Just £2 per person, BYO nibbles and drink and maximum of 6 per team. See you there!

Running Club

Training for an event, The Bath Half or just to get fit then this drop in club is perfect for you. Every Monday from 6.30pm. Suitable for all levels.

Free for gym or class members and just £4.00 for non members.

Caribbean Gym Challenge

Just 3 weeks left of the challenge, how far can you get? Massive WELL DONE to Lesley O’Connor, the first person to complete the entire challenge, she has conquered the cardio elements, battled through the individual tasks on each island and reached the finish line.

Another big WELL DONE to Tanya Marshall and Mark Rose for completing the cardio element of the challenge. It’s a long way but they didn’t give in!! Who will be next?

Nestle Get Set Go Free Promotion 2012

Simply collect points from promotional packs of your favourite Nestle products and choose from a wide range of FREE activities that are on offer. What are you going to try?

Olympic Gym Challenge

All the staff would like to say a big Well Done to everyone that took part in our gym challenge. Take a look at the challenge board to see the YMCA Champions!!

September Member of the Month - Sarah Cohen

Since re-joining the gym Sarah has shown total dedication in achieving her fitness goals. This includes stepping out of her comfort zone and embracing new equipment like the MaxRack and Cross-Trainer. The results of which are clear to see!

Caribbean Gym Challenge

Now that the summer is well and truly over why not warm yourself up with our Caribbean inspired challenge! Cruise around the islands calypso style and get a great workout in the process. See a member of staff for details.

August Member of the Month - Will Rowley

Having set himself a new challenge and goal, Will has trained twice a day with Cardio in the morning and Strength Conditioning during his lunch break…achieving this has needed dedication and a little sweat but he’s reached his goal in bucket loads.

Discount Scheme

We are currently revising our discount scheme to give our members the best offers around town. Check out our new discount board to see where you can save money.

BodyPump 83 is here!

Don’t forget to try out the latest BodyPump class! Lean, Strong, Unstoppable

July member of the month

Lesley O’Connor

Lesley first came to the Y on the GP referral scheme but after just 3 sessions decided she loved it and joined up! 3 years later and having overcome so much she is still going strong, training 3 times a week and constantly improving. Her new favourite is boxing!!

Nestle Get Set Go Free Promotion 2012

Simply collect points from promotional packs of your favourite Nestle products and choose from a wide range of FREE activities that are on offer. What are you going to try?

Olympic Gym ChallengeOlympic Gym Challenge

All the staff would like to say a big Well Done to everyone that took part in our gym challenge. click on the image to the right to see the YMCA Champions!!


Archie Wins the Hamper!

Congratulations to Archie on successfully guessing the total amount of medals Team GB won during the Olympics. He got to take home our goodie filled, Olympic themed hamper!! Enjoy.

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