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About Us

Manchester YMCA was established in 1845 and is the second oldest YMCA in the world after London. We’ve been helping to keep people healthy and strengthening communities ever since. Originally, Manchester YMCA was based on Peter Street – next to the Midland Hotel – but moved to our purpose built Castlefield home in 1990.

We’re a charity (250658) with the objective of making people happier and healthier. Whether you join the Y Club, stay at the Castlefield Hotel or just come in for a drink or bite to eat, you’re helping to support the work we do with local people. Want to know more about our activities (Click here).

We hope that makes us different. We do really want to support people to become healthier. We also want people to feel part of something and provide a way for you to meet and make new friends.

Embrace Your Journey

At The Y Club, positivity, genuine smiles and a homey atmosphere greet every member. Our receptionist starts your journey with uplifting energy, while our passionately committed instructors provide more than workout spaces—they offer personalised, bespoke roadmaps to your health and well-being.

The Y Club isn’t merely a gym, but a community where your fitness goals become shared triumphs. Your new story unfolds here.

Unity Through Wellness

Happier and Healthier – our aim is to ensure that everyone who steps through the Y Club door leaves happier and healthier after their session. We want to provide you with what you need to live a healthy life, recognising that both physical health and mental health are closely connected.

More connected – we have a great community at the Y Club and are a permanent fixture of the beautiful and historic Castlefield area. Coming to the Y Club makes you part of that community, providing a space to meet up with neighbours, old friends and new friends.