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Providing a friendly yet challenging fitness environment in the heart of the city of York ; highly recommended by The Best of York

The Best of York is proud to present Emperors Gym -situated in the heart of York’s historic centre, the only fitness facility to have such close proximity to all the city’s amenities. Set within the grounds of Lady Anne Middleton’s Hotel in Skeldergate, Emperors Gym occupies the Old Sawmill in the desirable wharf area of York. In the sympathetically renovated building, Emperors Gym provides a fully equipped fitness and training facility against a dramatic backdrop. The Best of York can vouch for the quality of the latest equipment, from resistance machines and free-weights, a wide-range of aerobic machines, male and female saunas, a separate studio and am impressive counter-current hydrotherapy pool. The pool has adjustable jets and current, meaning you can either exercise on the spot, swim 'against the flow' or swim in a more conventional fashion.

Emperors also has tanning facilities, to pamper you from the outside as well as in.

As a member of the gym, you can also enjoy a variety of complimentary fitness classes, from Yoga and Tai Chi, to Spinning. Kung Fu and Thai Boxing are also available, but at a supplementary fee.

Emperors Gym boasts extended opening hours, meaning that you can utilise our facilities at a time that is convenient for you. Opening hours are:

Monday-Friday:  06:30 21:00
Saturday:           07:30 19:00
Sunday:             08:00 15:30

Emperors Gym offers a variety of different memberships and services to cater for your exercise, fitness, training and relaxation requirements at highly competitive prices to suit everybody. The Best of York recommends Emperor's Gym because whether you’re a light gym user unwinding at the end of a hard week, or a serious goal-orientated fitness and training enthusiast, there’s an option waiting for you.



1 Year - £30 Joining Fee + 12 monthly payments of £27
2 Year - £30 Joining Fee + 24 monthly payments of £24

RENEWALS 2 Yrs - 24 payments of £22  / 1 Yr - 12 payments of £25  

OPTION 2 - 15 MONTHS One payment of £300 (fantastic deal of just £20 per month)  

OPTION 3 - SHORT-TERM 6 months - £175 Monthly - £40 Day Pass - £6  

STUDENT SPECIAL Student Special - £75 per person per term  

SPECIAL OFFER Introduce and Friend and receive a FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP -For every time you bring a friend to join Emperors on an annual membership We will extend your membership by one month

So, come and benefit from the expertise of our fully qualified staff and start on a new path to wellness today. Please mention The Best of York when visiting Emporer's Gym

latest reviews

In February 2010, said about Emperors Gym

Great location and facilities - Emperors Gym is the ideal place to train before or after work. In fact, if you work in the centre of York, you can even pop over there during your lunch break!

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In November 2008, said about Emperors Gym

I have recently started attending classes at Emperors Gym. I have found the staff to be very helpful as they advised me on which class to attend to help me achieve the results I wanted. They also have a wide range of cardio equipment and weights. I can recommend Emperors Gym as a great place to train thats in the city centre.

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In October 2008, said about Emperors Gym

After seeing that emperors recieved the best of york award i joined and have never looked back.It provides me with everyting a gym should do and more.The price is great and so handy being in the city centre but also with parklng!i would reccommend to anyone

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In March 2008, said about Emperors Gym

Excellent value for a city centre gym. Friendly staff. I have been a member for over 2 years and I go mainly between 10am and 3pm depending on what shift I am working,very rarely do you have to wait for a cardio machine ,i.e treadmill,rower. It gets busier after 5pm obviously.

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In March 2008, said about Emperors Gym

Friendly staff.. Great atmosphere. Extremely good value for a city centre gym. I have been a member for over 2 years and go mainly between 10 and 3 depending on what shift I am working on, very rarely have I had to wait for a cardio machine i.e treadmill,rowing machine etc.

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    The Sawmill
    52 Skeldergate
    YO1 6DS
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    • Best loved Business (In Place) 2010

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