A not-for-profit gym & wellness centre in Leith, Edinburgh — Building happy bodies and strong minds.


Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation
Registration No. SC045938


New Mental Health Hub now open at ocean Terminal

Our new mental health hub is now open at Ocean Terminal.

The hub, which is the new home of all Projekt 42's mental health services, is located in unit 32/33 on the first floor of the centre next to what was Debenhams at the port end.

All fitness activities are now paused

All online streaming and outdoor activities have stopped as of 30th June 2021.

Why? Because Projekt 42 has a new permanent home and, to get ready for a relaunch of our indoor fitness and yoga activities, we're going to focus on refurbishing the new venue.

The new venue will be open by Autumn in Leith!

Understandably, having to pause our fitness services is sad news but we hope you understand why. It means we can focus on building a space we'll all love to work out in.

Mental health services are unaffected

We have worked hard to launch additional online fitness and yoga activities. We have listened to your feedback and have started to add more activities, such as Barbells, Yin and Intermediate Yoga.

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Take care of your physical fitness and mental health in one place.

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Online fitness and yoga classes

Right now we are refurbishing a new fitness and yoga venue. We hope the new venue will open in Autumn 2021. Until then, we will be running a limited number of wellness activities at the Ocean Terminal Mental Health Hub. To find out more information about activities that will take place at the Mental Health Hub, please sign up to the Projekt 42 mailing list or follow the charity on social media.


Online Counselling

Our affordable online counselling services give you the opportunity to access a safe environment to talk, helping you to improve your confidence and take control of your life.

You can access mental health support either online or face-to-face.

Face-to-face counselling takes place at Projekt 42's Mental Health Hub that is located at Ocean Terminal, Leith.

Online counselling involves the delivery of counselling sessions via video. Sessions last for 50 minutes. Online counselling is delivered through our secure online healthcare platform, Cliniko. Clients are provided an appointment with a counsellor, and an email is sent with a link to a virtual counselling room.


The cost of an online counselling session is based on a sliding scale from £25 to £55 per session depending on your annual gross income:

  • Under £20,000 — £25 per session
  • £20,000–£24,999 — £35 per session
  • £25,000–£29,999 — £45 per session
  • £30,000–£34,999 — £50 per session
  • Over £35,000 — £55 per session

Proof of income may be requested.

Sessions must be paid for in advance either online (here) or by debit/credit card at reception.

Each week we have 50 hours of free and part-funded counselling available. You can apply for free counselling in the self-referral form below.

Self-referral form

Support your workforce with an employee assistance programme (EAP)

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Self Referral


This is a service where you email your counsellor. Your counsellors will respond within 24 hours.

All of our counsellors and psychotherapists are qualified or in the process of gaining their qualifications.

If you have any questions, please email mentalhealth@projekt42.co.uk and one of our mental health support team will get back to you.


One-to-one Personal Training

Do you need a little help to create sustainable fitness goals? Working with a personal trainer could be the answer for you. Our Personal Trainers will work with you combining mobility, nutrition, sleep health, strength training and fat loss plans.

A bespoke personal training programme will be created based on your health & fitness goals. This regime is specifically tailored for you, taking into account current fitness, potential injuries, limitations and nutrition. You will be guided through an entire programme of health and fitness development, which includes your training inside and outside our sessions, your diet and your lifestyle.

Each session is 60 minutes long.


Prices for our one-to-one personal training sessions are as follows:

  • One session — £35
  • Block of 5 — £165
  • Block of 10 — £320
  • Block of 12 — £360

To find out more to to book your personal training sessions, please email personaltraining@projekt42.co.uk.

Sessions must be paid for in advance either online (here).

Buddy Personal Training

Train in a group of up to three other people with one of our level 4 qualified personal trainers

Buddy personal training is a fantastic way to start making a positive change to your current health and wellbeing regime. If you want to commit to a healthy lifestyle change in a safe and fun environment, working alongside one of our level 4 qualified personal trainers, then look no further.

One of our personal training team will put you through your paces and create the most beneficial and effective workout to get you one step closer to your goals. Each session will consist of a maximum of three people ensuring that our fitness coach can analyse your technique, guarding your safety through all the exercises.

  • One session — £45

To find out more to to book your buddy personal training sessions, please email personaltraining@projekt42.co.uk.

Sessions must be paid for in advance either online (here).


Projekt 42 is now able to provide online physio consultations with the aim to allow clients quick and affordable access to expert injury diagnosis, treatment advice, physio based exercise plans with over 4,000 videos to help you understand how to complete your training plan from home.

The new service is not just for people recovering from injury but can be used for people who want a personalised fitness assessment and programme, such as Women’s health and pregnancy plans, Senior health, to improve respiratory problems and home cardio plans.

To learn more and to book an appointment you can email physio@projekt42.co.uk

Membership Options

Any money we make from membership fees and class bookings goes back into the community.

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Rolling 1-Month Contract

Studio & Fitness Membership

  • Auto-renewing monthly subscription
  • No sign-up fee
  • Unlimited online fitness classes
  • Unlimited outdoor bootcamp classes
  • Unlimited yoga classes
  • Unlimited on-demand workouts

£35 Per month

Pay as you go


  • Pay for classes one at a time
  • No contract, no strings

From £2.50 Per class

Subscription Terms

The auto-recurring monthly membership subscription subscription includes all the group fitness and yoga classes on the timetable which are held in the main studio.

Membership costs £35 per month and can be purchased in the “Memberships” section on either the Glofox app or the web portal.

The only things it doesn't cover are the additional classes, courses and workshops we run from time to time, as these are always outside the usual class timetable and come with additional costs to the charity. Small personal training classes are also not covered by this membership.

Please note: there is an additional one-off £5 sign-up fee for new subscribers.

Cancelling your membership

The membership subscription automatically renews until you cancel. You can cancel at any time by emailing cancel@projekt42.co.uk, giving at least five working days' notice prior to your membership renewal date. Refunds will not be given if five days' notice has not been received.

Any of the above membership options can be purchased via either the Glofox app or the web portal


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Projekt 42

Projekt 42 is the UK’s first wellness centre to combine personal training, group fitness, yoga and mental health services – all in one membership subscription. We make booking to see a Person Centred Counsellor, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist or Psychotherapist as easy as booking a fitness class. Our aim is to help communities see and understand the connection between their physical fitness and their mental health and the need to take care of both.

We are different to most commercial gyms. We have no shareholders and we employ a circular revenue system where up to 40% of the membership fee that people pay to access our services goes towards paying for community members to access free and part-funded counselling, free monthly memberships and community programs. We opened in 2017 with four volunteers and now have a team of over 100 people working together to help as many of our community members access fitness, yoga and mental health services.

We use the profit that would ordinarily go to private shareholders to do the following:

  • Deliver over 150 hours of fitness, yoga and meditation classes each week. Everyday there are a number of free activities from fitness to yoga, and class prices starting from £1.50
  • Work towards reducing the barriers families face when accessing physical fitness and mental health activities by delivering family activities, allowing children to participate in classes and having an on-site crèche staffed by a childcare practitioner
  • Have a team of 40+ counsellors, psychotherapists and Cognitive Behavioural Therapists working alongside our fitness team. We provide funded counselling sessions to anyone who applies via our self-referral application form. For the most vulnerable people in our community, access to our counselling service is free and for those that can contribute, our subsidised price per session starts at just £7.50.
  • Provide support and funding for people to train towards completing fitness industry qualifications and support towards gaining employment


We can support several different charitable activities through the sale of the monthly membership and pay-as-you-go class fees. Every time you attend a class or continue to pay your monthly subscription fee, you are helping Projekt 42 to not only support people with free and low-cost counselling but you're also helping support the following activities.

Senior Wellness Club

Projekt 42 supports senior citizens in Leith attend group fitness and yoga activities. The wellness club runs five days a week and brings together seniors in the community for yoga, Zumba, weights based circuits and community walks. This summer, we are excited to launch our senior wellness garden, where we can bring together planting, gardening and outdoor chair yoga.

Free physiotherapy-based fitness programmes

If you need a little help to gain the strength and balance required to attend our group fitness classes, our sports therapists can help design a 12-week online physiotherapy programme. The team can create home exercise programmes supported by over 4000 exercises with videos, information booklets, and step-by-step instructions, motivating you to stay on track.

Cancer Rehab Club

Cancer rehab is a program that helps people with cancer maintain and restore physical and emotional well-being. Cancer rehab is available before, during and after cancer treatment. We provide free and low-cost counselling to help people through cancer treatments, helping cancer patients build back strong.


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All activities are taking place online during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation

Registration No. SC045938