A new gym is set to open in York this spring.

The Ultra Flex chain is now converting an 11,000 sq ft property on Layerthorpe into a fitness complex.

It will include a fully-equipped gym, with a large range of free weights as well as cardio and resistance machines, a 25m prowler track, nutritional supplements and sun beds.


The complex will also feature a studio, café, barber shop and physio centre.

Ultra Flex York is due to open in May.

Ten year lease

The business has taken a ten year lease on the former Topps Tiles premises on Layerthorpe.

Manager of Ultra Flex York Mike Motanov said:

  • Layerthorpe is a great location, close to the city centre while offering lots of parking for our members.

    The premises also gives us plenty of space to feature a huge range of high quality exercise kit from all over the world which is proving so popular at our other gyms.

Guide to prices

The exterior of the gym on Layerthorpe – formerly Topps Tiles

This will be the chain’s fourth venue, complementing gyms in Leeds, Normanton and Rotherham. As a guide these are the prices for Ultra Flex Leeds:

  • day pass – £5
  • weekly pass – £13
  • monthly pass – £32.50
  • monthly direct debit (12 month contract) – £27.50
  • 6 month pass – £165
  • 12 month pass – £300

Grace Allison of Clarion’s property team advised Ultra Flex on the York lease.

“The business has an ongoing relationship with Clarion, we trust them to give good advice and they were as efficient as ever in helping us to secure this lease,” said Mike.