Welcome
Welcome to Ape Index!

Get Stronger, Fitter, Faster
Fun for all the family

Ape Index is an all action gym for aspiring climbers, ninjas, obstacle racers, stuntmen and women, calisthenics, parkour, aerial, dance or any other discipline you can think of where you have to move your body around.

We primarily offer Bouldering*, Ninja Warrior and Obstacle Racing yet have mats, bars and boxes for training many other disciplines. We have something for everyone from toddlers up.>br />*Bouldering is rock climbing above a crash mat on short routes without the need for harnesses, helmets and ropes.

What do I need to do?
Come along any time you like 12am to 7pm any day except Fridays. There's no need to book. We have something for all ages from toddlers up. Please complete our online waiver before you come, then book your slot on our Visiting us page

If you'd like to train with us regularly, you can become a member by clicking the button top right and signing up. Or we have classes, parties and events which you'll find in the menu at the top.
Options on using the gym
Please watch the following introductory videos before coming to climb or go on the obstacles, and be sure to sign our Waiver.


If you are aged 16 or over, you are free to use the gym without supervision, which we call Pay & Play.
If you are 15 or under, you must come with a supervising adult who will sign you in and take responsibility for you.

Pay & Play is open to all ages from toddlers to adults and there is no time limit. Alternatively, for those wishing to learn skills and improve their fitness in a structured programme, our classes are open to all ages. Ninjour classes run throughout the week during term time. Adult classes run every week, even over the holidays.

You can pay with cash, card or paypal.

Opening hours and prices

Please check Facebook for opening hours and our Events page for special events.

Our normal opening hours are:

Monday Closed
Tuesday 12noon to 7pm
Wednesday 12noon to 9pm - Race night from 7pm
Thursday 12noon to 7pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 11am to 7pm
Sunday 11am to 7pm

Class prices
Classes for Under 16s are booked per term and are £6 per hour. All adult classes are drop in and normal entry price or free to members.
Please see our Classes page for more details.

Parties & Team Building
Please see our Parties page for party and team building pricing, or go straight to our Visiting page if you're ready to book.

Gym Membership
If you are coming to the gym once a week and do your own training, then this is for you!
Only £30 per month by bank transfer or paypal or £20 for students* and U18s**. Click the 'Join Now' button at the top of the page to sign up.
Membership includes all of our adult classes for free.
*Student membership required a valid student ID
**U18 members must be accompanied by an adult member.

Pay & Play
You must book your visit beforehand on our Visiting page. Please make sure everyone has signed our Waiver

Personal Training
If you would like specific guidance on techniques or reaching your training goals, you can come during normal gym opening hours for personal training.
  • During normal opening hours: £40.00 per hour per person
  • Please go to our visiting page to book your PT Session.

    Schools, Cubs, Guides & Scouts We will not be taking large bookings at present.
    Facilities
    Climbing / Bouldering
    Our bouldering wall is 4.5m high and features slabs, overhangs, a roof and sloping walls. We have a state of the art crash mat with a surface you can run on but is soft underneath to reduce impact. We do not have any roped climbing.

    Climbing Training
    We have probably the finest climbing training in all the land with our ninja rigs, balance areas, bars, swings and nunchucks galore, but if you're after a more conservative approach, we have fingerboards, a peg board, endurance boards, campus boards, rings and other gymnastic aids.

    Obstacle Racing
    Not only do we have Aylestone Meadows right on our doorstep where you can run for miles along the trails and paths, but we have around 80 metres of rigs covered with upper body trials grimmer than a reaper at harvest time. We also have areas of the gym dedicated to balance, jumping, and a large matted area for stretching and exercising.

    Kids
    We have a kids' play area for smaller children up to the age of 5.

    Ninja Warrior
    Come and get a load of our Ninja Obstacles! Some are so hard they've never been completed. We have an 18ft warped wall (the tallest in the country, but don't worry, there's a safety rope and a bar at Ninja height), quintuple steps, salmon ladder, pegboard, nunchucks, balance obstacles, spinny things, tipping things, swinging things and falling over things.

    Gymnastic Conditioning
    We have rings, mats, bars, parallettes, handstand canes, a trampette, vault box and crash mats galore. Please note, we are not a gymnastics centre but use gymnastic conditioning to improve our skills and strength.

    Weights
    We have a few hand weights, benches, and lifting bars with up to 140kg. Weights are a supplement to our other activities.

    General Fitness
    We have everything you need, unless you need gimmicks and contraptions to avoid doing any real training.

    To see some pictures and descriptions of our areas, please see our About page.

    Location
    We are in Leicester UK, a 20-30 minute walk from the city centre and railway station.

    Ape Index, Unit 55, Faircharm Trading Estate, Evelyn Drive, Leicester. LE3 2BU.
    Turn left after the office/cafe when entering the estate. If you go over the river, you've gone too far.
    Follow the signs showing an orange monkey on a black background.

    Email: info@apeindex.rocks

    Telephone: 07305 813 523


    Train
    Walking from the train station or from the centre of Leicester takes around 30 minutes.
    Car
    Head for Leicester, then onto Narborough Road, the A5460. Turn off eastward onto Evesham Road opposite the KFC, then enter Faircharm Trading Estate down Evelyn Drive. Park anywhere, but please leave room for our neighbour in unit 50/50A.
    Bike/Foot
    There is a cycle track called the Great Central Way which used to be a railway line running from Glen Parva to the city centre. We are located approx 100m away from the path, at the north end of Aylestone Meadows.
    Bus
    Take any bus which runs south down Narborough Road and leave the bus after it runs under the railway bridge near Sainsbury and Iceland. Turn left down any road and head east. If you are heading north, leave the bus before the railway bridge, opposite the turn to Braunstone Park, where the KFC is.

    Please Note
    We would like all of our participants and visitors to experience safe, clean and comfortable premises. To achieve this, we ask the following to be taken into consideration when you visit.
    No outside shoes on the climbing walls or crash mats, no bare feet on the climbing wall. No climbing shoes on the obstacle courses.
    To keep the climbing areas as clean and hygienic as possible, please bring a spare pair of clean shoes, preferably climbing shoes or other flat soled shoes for use on the climbing walls. To keep the obstacle courses clean, please do not use marking shoes such as climbing shoes, and ensure the shoes you are wearing are clean and dry, and preferably not those you use normally if weather is bad.
    Nothing on the crash mats.
    Anything on the crash mats is an impediment to safe landing. Please leave brushes, water bottles, chalk buckets and yourself at the edge of the mat. Please do not sit on the mats below where people are climbing. The only things left on the mat should be blood, sweat, tears, chalk dust and the fading dreams of magnificence. All will be cleaned up in a timely fashion.


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