YMCA London City and North has adopted the necessary measures to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our community.

Crouch End Fitness Centre, The Harringay Club and Crouch End Childcare Services are open with some changes to timetables and services so please check the details below.

  • What measures are being taken in the Fitness Centre in response to keep us well?

Our team will be working hard to ensure the fitness centre is clean and safe for members. We have screens at reception, well-spaced equipment and sanitising stations, and we are frequently cleaning throughout the day to ensure the safety of members and staff. We request that members shower at home to minimise the use of changing rooms, and to use our contactless card system. To ensure social distancing is maintained we are reducing equipment usage and have a one-way system and floor markers in place throughout the centre.

  • Are studio classes available currently?

Yes, studio classes are available alongside Y-Fit online classes and outdoor classes.

  • How do I join Y-Fit Online classes?

If you are a Y-Total member please click CONTACT US above, and request your free log-in. Otherwise, you can join Y-Fit Online in a free 14-day trial and pay £10 monthly thereafter.

  • How do I join outdoor classes?

Check the class times and how to book on our timetable page.

  • Are opening times the same?

Opening times remain the same, 6am to 9.30pm Mon-Fri, 8am to 7pm Sat/Sun.

  • What about mats and other equipment?

Please use your own mat if you can. We will have a range of cleaning solutions in place for the safe use of equipment. Please bring a wipe-down towel.

  • Do I need to book for the gym?

No, we will aim to manage numbers upon arrival. Please be patient if you have to wait.

  • Are the showers, loos, changing rooms, and saunas in use?

Please shower at home if you can. Loos are available, as are the changing rooms, though we’d encourage you to avoid using them. Saunas are closed currently.

  • Is the Fitness Centre crèche running?

The Fitness Centre crèche is no longer available.

  • Is The Harringay Club open?

Yes, The Harringay Club is open for classes and courses including parent/toddler sessions.

  • Is out-of-school childcare available?

Yes, St. Aidan’s afterschool club is open during term-time, Rokesly School childcare services are available, as our school holiday playscheme and gymnastics camps.

  • What measures are in place at The Harringay Club to keep us well?

We have a new reception area layout and a one way system including social distancing floor markings and notices. We have cleaning stations in each studio and children’s temperature are checked before entering activities. There are hand sanitisation stations mounted to walls and parents encouraged to stay outside of the building after dropping off their children. There is also a 15 minute cleaning time between each session.

  • Are the hostels open?

Yes, the hostels provide an essential service and are home to residents who need our accommodation services. Accommodation remained fully functioning throughout the lockdown, with measures to keep residents and staff safe, see below.

  • What measures are being taken to keep hostel residents safe?

We have increased cleaning and are providing government-issued advice for residents on how to keep themselves and others safe through practising good hygiene. We have introduced a visitor ban and where possible minimise contact between staff and residents to keep everyone safe.

  • I’m a resident, what happens if I become ill?

The latest government advice is that anyone with a persistent dry cough, high temperature or loss of taste or smell to arrange a COVID test and self-isolate for 7 days. If you have these symptoms or have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 call 020 8340 2345 and notify a member of staff.

We will then assess the situation and make arrangements for you to move to either a private pod room or a 4th floor room where you will be asked to self-isolate to avoid spreading the illness to other residents.


If you have any other queries about our fitness and childcare services, please do get in touch using the contact form above.