Facilities Update

Gym & Cafe Refurbishments at York Sport Village

We are thrilled to reveal that we will be undergoing two exciting refurbishment projects this summer!

Our York Sport Village Gym, Studio 2, and Sports Cafe will be undergoing extensive refurbishments, with work due to commence in July. This £600k investment in our facilities will include a fully refurbished gym, group cycle studio, as well as a modern, fresh look cafe to relax before or after your workout.

Whilst this is great news, it does mean that there will be some temporary changes to our facilities and access arrangements during the work. 

We will of course provide you with the most up to date information and details as and when we have these so that you can plan your visits accordingly. 

Why are we doing these refurbishments?

At York Sport we aim to provide the best quality facilities possible and undertaking these works will ensure that we can continue to meet the needs and expectations of our members.

Our last gym refurbishment took place in 2018; things have changed a bit since then, and we want to keep investing in your experience.  

Following customer feedback and equipment usage surveys, trends have shifted more towards weight based training. As a result, we have developed a new gym layout in conjunction with Technogym, which will meet these increasing demands; more lifting platforms, cable pulleys and weights benches will be installed in addition to brand new resistance equipment.

If weights aren’t for you, don’t worry! All your cardio favourites will still be available, with brand new machines, updated technology and features to keep you entertained during your workout. 

In the Sports Cafe, a brand new service counter and accompanying furniture will transform the existing space. We know how much our members love to meet up and socialise, and we aim to make sure that the Sports Cafe provides the perfect space to enjoy a snack, drink and a good natter.

What facilities can I access during the renovations?

The swimming pool and fitness classes at York Sport Village will be available as normal, and all York Sport Village members will get full access to the gym at York Sport Centre during the works. All you have to do is bring your wristband to the York Sport Centre reception on arrival and the team will direct you to the facilities.  

When is the renovation taking place?

Work will begin on the gym and Group Cycle Studio on 15 July, and we expect to reopen on 31 July. Keep an eye on our website and social media for updates on the work as it progresses!

Work will begin on the York Sport Village Cafe on Monday 24 June and is expected to conclude on Tuesday 9 July. The cafe will be closed during this period.

Is there anything else I need to know?

During the works, parking charges in the York Sport Centre car park will be temporarily suspended, with parking free of charge. Parking charges will resume from 31 July 2024.

We hope that you will be as excited as we are about the planned improvements and will love the new look York Sport Village gym and Sports Cafe.