August 2021 Newsletter

A sneak peek at Plymouth’s new premier cycle studio… here at your YMCA

It’s not long to wait now as we look to open our new cycle studio at the end of September. The 5-metre cinema screen is in place along with a 5-speaker nightclub-grade sound system and 75 metres of LED lights. Plus, we’ve now installed over 20 top-of-the-range Spinner® bikes in the new studio. We are still adding the finishing touches to the space and we will release the new timetable very shortly.

You can expect new regular cycle classes available in the studio as well as the incredible Immersive Spin Class, The Trip™.

See further below in this newsletter for our new updated price list coming into effect from 27th September 2021.

Students celebrate results day success

We were delighted to see this month many of our Discovery College students celebrating a fantastic set of BTEC & GCSE results. Many of our students have now progressed to University, an apprenticeship or further training. We are extremely proud of each of our students and are looking forward to welcoming back those returning in September along with our new joiners!

If you know a young person who is still unsure about their post-16 options, we are still accepting applications to start this September for many of our vocational courses.

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Partnership with Always & SPORTED helps get young women active


Our free girls’ fitness programme has received support from Always UK and Sported who have provided free fitness goodies for participants to use in their free exercise sessions at YMCA. Our sessions are part of our initiative to get more young women active and are offered free to girls from Discovery College.

The sessions include dance-style workout classes led by instructors with an emphasis on creating an environment where girls can gain confidence and take part without fear of judgment.

YMCA community garden artwork unveiled at Mayflower 400 celebration event

This bank holiday weekend we were excited to unveil our new garden artwork funded by Mayflower 400 Community Sparks. It was great to see lots of local people turn up to see the new mural and watch great performances by Italia Conti dance school. If you want to check out the artwork for yourself or get involved in our community garden then visit our website.

Free weight loss programme set to launch at YMCA Torpoint

Do you or someone you know live in Cornwall and are looking for a better way to lose weight? Our YMCA Torpoint centre is hosting a free 12-week weight loss programme starting this September. The programme offers supportive sessions with a personal trainer who will provide you with guidance around nutrition and structured exercise. The programme is free for people who meet the eligibility criteria and is funded by Healthy Cornwall.

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Join our team! Jobs available at YMCA Plymouth

We are looking for people to join us across a variety of roles! If you are looking for a new challenge then take a look at our vacancies.

Roles available:

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Support Worker
  • Finance Assistant
  • Admin Assistant
  • Leisure Assistant

Visit our website for more details

New Prices coming into effect 27th September 2021

Click here to view our new price list

Notes on our new prices:


We are pleased to announce that we are not increasing our monthly membership prices. Gym members will have access to a brand new gym for no extra cost and class members will have access to new standard cycle classes at no extra cost. Our premium Immersive Cycle Class, The Trip, will be available on our new unlimited £36 per month gold membership or as a £4 per class add-on to another existing membership. A Gold membership will also include unlimited Queenax rig classes in the gym.

For pay-as-you-go customers, we are no longer requiring an Annual Charity Membership and are discontinuing our £4.25 rate. All regular pay-as-you-go classes will now be at our standard £5.75 rate without the need for an annual £25/£14 charity membership fee.
Our best value class packages are still a 20 Class Block Booking, which is equal to £3.60 per class, or a £27 monthly Silver Membership which gives you unlimited classes and is equal to £3.30 per class or less (if you attend two or more classes per week).

For more information please speak to our reception team

£400 Fitness Giveaway – Last chance to enter!
Entries close at 9.30am tomorrow (1st September)

If you’ve not followed us on Instagram, to be in with the chance to win over £400 worth of fitness goodies, then what are you waiting for? Simply follow our account, like the giveaway post and tag 3 friends as a comment to be in with the chance to win. Be quick because the draw will be held at 12pm tomorrow with the winner announced shortly after.

Click here to follow or search @ymcaplymouth on Instagram.