Fitness Changes Forever: with GSquared Health Clubs


Set underground within Manchester’s stunning Grade II listed building, the Royal Exchange

Manchester most innovative fitness space, spearheaded by Andy McGlynn, Founder, Creator and CEO of GSquared Gyms – a certified expert in the field of clinical nutrition and sports science

The future of health and fitness to launch in Manchester, with 12,000 sq ft of training space, an indoor running track, 20 metre sled track, a CV garden, climbing wall and studio classes ranging from holistic to high intensity.

World-leading member introduction “You Squared”, the 7-step journey using the gold standard in body composition with COSMED’s BodPod – a UK first

Exclusive, limited memberships open on Monday 26th October – available in person only, by a prearranged appointment and with high-tech VR Tours

Andy McGlynn is a revolutionist in the health club scene: “GSquared is not just a fitness facility but a sanctuary to restore, re-energise and revive.”

CEO’s seven-figure contribution pledge to support the World Wildlife Fund each year, and every year.

Partner brand to GSquared Academy, founded and headed up by Andy McGlynn. An industry leading education provider for aspiring and qualified personal trainers

Designed for the COVID era, with capped memberships, so the number of members at any one time will be way below the government’s guidelines. Plus, temperature testing on arrival, Clearware Air System to create the highest standard of clean air and eradicate airborne viruses, and a thorough cleaning of equipment and site.

MANCHESTER: A revolution in the gym scene is coming, led by its CEO Andy McGlynn, GSquared Health Clubs is changing the face of fitness. Where opulent interiors meet cutting-edge innovation, GSquared Health Clubs is nothing short of extraordinary, with a multi-faceted approach to fitness and wellbeing.

Launching in early 2021, GSquared’s exclusive three-tiered memberships – Executive, Platinum and Platinum Plus – are available from Monday 26th October 2020.  A personalised approach, GSquared Health Clubs’ membership application will be prearranged appointments or VR technology tours for prospective members.

From Royal Marine Commando, to leading on the front line in the world of personal training and gyms, Andy McGlynn is passionate about creating a concept that’s not just a fitness facility, but a sanctuary to restore, re-energise and revive. A place with vision for routing out ground-breaking research to understand the physiology of the human body through exercise and holistic treatments, in order to deliver the most accurate world-leading fitness practices.

This first-class fitness facility is set within the vaults of one of Manchester’s historic buildings, in the Royal Exchange Arcade, on St Anne’s Square. GSquared Health Clubs is an experience like no other, with uncompromising levels of detail, from its sleek interior design with luxury finishes, to its powerful membership introduction to the brand. A nod to the elements of nature are apparent throughout the interior, including a contemporary waterfall on entry and aquarium.

Making its debut in Manchester, GSquared Health Clubs will feature unrivalled facilities. Within the 12,000 sq ft of innovative training space there’s an indoor running track, a 20-metre sled track, CV garden, performance room, free weight area, resistance equipment, assault course – with monkey bars, rope regain and cargo net, full free motion cable suite, and a climbing wall – a first for a gym in Manchester. The flexible studio space is atmospherically lit to raise energy in the high intensity areas and add a sense of calm for the holistic studio sessions.

A ground-breaking addition to the health club is the innovative COSMED’s BodPod machine, a body composition tool and an efficient form of body fat testing. The BodPod provides immediate results and is less invasive than the current standard of testing that some gyms offer.  This service is part of GSquared’s 7-stage member introduction – ‘YouSquared’ – the most advanced gym induction in the world, including body composition analysis, spinal alignment, full health and wellbeing analysis and more. From here a bespoke training and fitness programme is created as a result of the analysis of the information; the more information retrieved, means the more accurate the plan, leading to a more efficient way of training.

GSquared’s front of house, concierge team mirror that of a five-star hotel; helping guests with their every need, from reserving the on-site board room conference facility, to booking therapies in the GSquared treatment rooms – including sports rehab massage, and arranging the in-house laundry service –  with members’ kits laundered and ready for their next visit.  GSquared also has a lounge – serving The Remedy Kitchen free-from drinks, smoothies and juices – and powerful WIFI, for those that need to stay connected. And its private VIP changing room is unrivalled in the city; complete with infra-red single-sex sauna.

This next-level service continues in the form of the health club’s outstanding Personal Trainers, which have all gone through extensive testing and screening in GSquared’s 4-stage screening process, which is one of the toughest and most rigorous recruitment processes in the world for a Personal Trainer.

Andy McGlynn was instrumental in introducing a successful PT culture across the UK and specifically to Manchester in the early 00’s. Now, one of the most diversely qualified PT’s in the world, Andy has been involved in some incredible transitions, which has given him an understanding and a level of experience that is second to none; backed up with an impressive CV of nutritional, sports and PT qualifications.

It’s CEO’s Andy McGlynn’s first-hand experience within the industry that has led him on his mission for change and functional innovation. Commenting on the launch of GSquared Health Clubs launching in Manchester, he said:

“I knew that Manchester had to be the first location for the first GSquared Health Club, which I believe is set to be a gamechanger for the fitness industry. We are shaking up the norm to become one of the world’s leading health club brands.

“It was an overwhelming passion and quest for perfection within a fitness facility, combined with the drive to push the standards of an industry that gave me the energy and awareness to build GSquared.

“It’s one thing to create a stunning fitness space, but we’ve added substance by ensuring innovation and high service standards are imperative to the brand. Taking all the learnings and experiences from the fitness industry as a whole, I wanted to create strengths from the recurring issues that often let members down.  For example, our new site is substantial enough in size to accommodate a club membership in excess of 3000 members, but it will actually be limited to 800, meaning that members will never have to wait for equipment – it will be a much better experience all round.

“We’ve also created a unique, 7-part, optional, introductory screening for members, known as ‘YouSquared’. It’s arguably one of the most in-depth, diverse, accurate, informative, educational and useful yet non- invasive member experiences of any gym in the world, and I take that statement seriously.

“Our members will see how specialised GSquared is; our professional coaches and PTs only ever communicate, operate and deliver sessions to the absolute highest standards. So often, gyms underestimate the imperative nature of checking, assessing and continually monitoring what is probably the most intimate service within a fitness facility and therefore one of the most crucial to ensure optimal standards, at all-times with no exceptions.”

Such a standard and powerful customer experience within any business usually has a driving force; Andy McGlynn’s encompassing vision for GSquared Health Clubs, is to support the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on a long-term basis with a seven-figure contribution each year, and every year. The subtle hint of nature within the health club, in the form of the aquarium, the CV garden and the added elements of water and stone, gives a gentle connection to nature and a reflection of Andy’s other passion.

Membership tiers available at GSquared Health Clubs include, Executive at £95 per month, Platinum at £150 per month and Platinum Plus at £225 per month. Memberships are available in person only from Monday 26th October. Prearranged appointments in person or via VR can be made by contacting  or by calling the membership team on 0161 669 4562.


Access to GSquared Health Club at Royal Exchange Arcade, Manchester can be accessed from the gym doors, or via the adjoining The Remedy Kitchen – the first and only free-from café concept in the city.


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