Welcome to Ape Index!

Get Stronger, Fitter, Faster
Fun for all the family

Ape Index is an indoor gym dedicated to Movement Sports.

We primarily offer Bouldering, Ninja Warrior and Obstacle Racing, yet have the scope for training many other disciplines. Bouldering is rock climbing above a crash mat on short routes without the need for harnesses, helmets and ropes.

Climbing / Bouldering
Our 200 square metre 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 festooned 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.

We have a kids play area for smaller children up to the age of 6.

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 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.

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.

We are in Leicester UK, a short 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

Walking from the train station or from the centre of Leicester takes around 30 minutes.
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.
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.
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.

Options on using the gym
Please watch the following introductory videos before coming to climb or go on the Ninja Warrior 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 open gym.
If you are 15 or under, you must come with a supervising adult who will sign you in and take responsibility for you.

Open gym is open to all ages from toddlers to adults. It's pay and play 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 the Calendar page or Facebook for opening hours and special events.

Our normal opening hours are:

Monday : 11am to 7pm
Tuesday : 11am to 7pm
Wednesday : 11am to 7pm + Climbing Club 7pm to 9pm
Thursday : 11am to 7pm + Race Night 7pm to 9pm
Friday : Private Training - no open gym
Saturday : 11am to 7pm
Sunday : 11am to 7pm

Class prices
Classes for Under 18s are booked per term and are £6 per hour. All adult classes are drop in and £8 per session.
Please see our Classes page for more details.

Parties & Team Building
Please see our Parties page for party and team building pricing.

Open Gym Membership
If you wish to use the gym on a casual basis and do your own training, then this is for you. From only £1 per day!
Open gym does not include any of our classes, which must be booked separately.

Open Gym Casual Use
You can come to the gym any time we're open, even if we're running classes, and pay at the door.

Payment covers access to the whole gym. If classes are running, please try to avoid the class training areas.
* classes are booked in one term blocks, please see our classes page for more details.

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. If you prefer exclusive gym use you can come for private personal training which we run on Fridays or outside normal gym hours.


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.