Centrally situated in Castlefield, Manchester’s Y Club is the largest and friendliest health club within the city centre. It’s a relaxed, non-intimidating environment, where you will fit in whether you’re a rookie, a serious fitness enthusiast – or anything in between.

With the range of activities available through your membership you will not find better value for money. We offer our members a way of life, with fully qualified staff offering encouragement alongside challenging and fun exercise programmes suitable for all levels of fitness. As a Y Club member you can choose from over 90 of Manchester’s most innovative exercise classes each week including insanity®, zumba®, yoga, circuit training, badminton and much more. To help you fit these into your busy schedule, classes are timed to last from 30 minutes up to 90 minutes and are spread throughout our opening times. All our classes are included in the gym membership offering you that little bit more. Along with our 18m pool, sauna, steam room and sports clubs the Y Club is hard to beat.

At the Y Club we believe in offering you the very best!

The Y Club also features the Manchester Holistic Centre where members are entitled to  discounts on treatments.  All members are very welcome to use the Castlefield Hotel facilities and as recognition of your membership you qualify for some exclusive and valuable discounts.

For more information about the Y Club please email membership@yclub.org.uk

Overlooking the Bridgewater Canal, and above the Y Club, The Castlefield Hotel offers a range of discounts and benefits for Y Club members:

  • We have 48 well appointed bedrooms, all non smoking and en-suite.  Some overlook the Bridgewater Canal, with 10% discount for members.
  • There are 2 spacious meeting rooms for 2 – 60 delegates.
  • Private dining for up to  40.
  • 10% discount off food and drink in the Hotel Lounge Bar
  • Hotel Lounge and bar with Sky Sports and BT Sports.
  • Homemade food freshly prepared on the premises
  • Sunday roast every Sunday, specials board, kids menu
  • Selection of teas, freshly ground Lavazza coffee
  • Selection of wines, spirits, lagers and cask ales
  • Parties and special occasions can be catered for.
  • Weddings, including a civil ceremony, in our unique indoor marquee for up to 200 guests.
  • Free wifi throughout the Hotel, whether you are staying with us or just having a drink!

As recognition of your membership you qualify for the Castlefield Loyalty card.  For every £6.00 spent in the bar on food or drink, you will receive a stamp, collect the stamps you will qualify for a variety of rewards, including free food and accommodation.

  • Castlefield Loyalty Card where points mean prizes!!

The new Castlefield Lounge Bar Menu now features healthier options. Our new menu is available here.

As recognition of your membership you qualify for the Castlefield Loyalty card.  For every £6.00 spent in the bar on food or drink, you will receive a stamp, collect the stamps you will qualify for a variety of rewards, including free food and accommodation.

  • Castlefield Loyalty Card where points mean prizes!!

For further information and terms and conditions please email ann@castlefield-hotel.co.uk

If you would like some further information about the Castlefield Hotel please click here

We typically offer 40 studio classes per week at the Y Club. These classes range from Spinning and Insanity to Yoga and Pilates. Due to the size of our class studio at present you do not need to pre book any classes you simply need to turn up and join in the fun.

If you like exercising and having fun with other people and you’re looking for some motivation and inspiration, the classes in our studio are for you.

*Please note classes are reviewed monthly depending on attendance classes may be added or removed at any time. An updated class timetable can be found on the website.

Ours is the only Gym in Manchester City Centre where you can run, jog, sprint or race on a superb indoor running track, rather than being limited to treadmills. The 100m running track can be found in the sports hall.

Are you interested in hiring some of our facilities for private use? Our sports hall, studio and meeting room are available for hire when no classes are scheduled.

Sports Hall:

Our sports hall is available for hire and is perfect for a large variety of sports including 5-a-side, badminton (4 courts), volleyball, basketball and many more. Team building events can also be run in the hall.


Our dance studio features a sprung floor, air conditioning, mirrors, barre, sound system and disco lights. Our studio is bright, modern and airy. This space is perfectly equipped for dance and exercise classes. This space has been used by various companies including the BBC for dance rehearsals. The studio dimensions are 12m x 11m

Do you want to have a stag or hen party with a difference, or impress your party guests with a flash mob then contact the Y Club and we can arrange a tailor-made dance party for you!

Suite 3:

Our meeting room is available for hire and is perfect for courses which incorporate use of the gym facilities. This room is used on a regular basis by YMCA Fit training and the fire service. This room can be set out as a class room style. Room size 50m2.

For more information about the facilities we have available here and for price details please contact Kelly on 0161 837 3535 or email kelly@yclub.org.uk

badminton 2-compressedThe sports hall here at the Y Club is 880m2 featuring Basketball, Volleyball and Netball courts along with four Badminton courts. The hall is also used for various other sporting activities including 5-a-side, wrestling and circuit training as well as Junior Y and team building events. At the top of the sports hall we also have a 100m running track.  When there are no classes’ timetabled in the sports hall members are able to use the facilities free of charge.


We also hire out the sports hall to non-members. If you are interested in hiring the facilities here please contact Kelly on 0161 837 3535 or email Kelly@yclub.or

DSC_5032Why not take advantage of the 18m swimming pool available at the Y Club. Swimming is a great form of exercise as well as relaxation. The pool here at the Y Club looks out into the tranquil Castlefield Basin and benefits from all natural light.

During the week, you could take advantage of our swimmers’ workout fitness swim or aqua aerobics classes.

We offer children’s lessons on Saturday mornings along with a junior fun swim on Saturday lunchtimes. We are also home to Puddle Ducks baby swim school.

For further information please contact Sherrell reception@yclub.org.uk or call 0161 837 3535 for further details.

Do you like to relax after a tough workout or a hard day at work? If so why not take advantage of our sauna and steam room which can be found on poolside. There is also a ladies only sauna in the ladies changing rooms. Please be aware that under 16’s are not allowed to use either the sauna or steam room.