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


The first gym in the UK to combine mental health and physical fitness.

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Fitness & Yoga Classes

Practicing self-care isn’t always easy. Most of us are busy, have stressful jobs, or are too consumed with technology to make time for ourselves. Me-time is usually last on the agenda.

Our timetable is updated regularly so keep following us to be the first to hear about new classes and courses.

Bookings for activities can be made via the Glofox app (select Projekt 42 as your facility) or through the web portal.

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NEW Mental Health Hub

Our affordable 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. Projekt 42 now offers online video and text counselling to people who need a little help and support in both England and Scotland.

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. Clients are provided an appointment with a counsellor, and an email is sent with a link to a virtual counselling room.


The cost of a counselling session is based on a sliding scale from £30 to £60 per session depending on your annual gross income:

  • Under £21,000 — £30 per session
  • £21,000–£35,000 — £40 per session
  • Over £35,000 — £60 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.

Due to the size of the waiting list for counselling services, the self-referral form is temporarily closed.

Support your workforce with an employee assistance programme (EAP)

At Projekt 42, we want to help employers help their employees live better lives at work and home.

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EAP 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.


Lifestyle coaching sessions are a place to define personal and professional goals and objectives and make plans on how these can be achieved.

Your coaching plan is based on where you are now and where you want to be. It is tailored to you, so everything you need is covered along your coaching journey. This is a process of supporting discovery and change. It's about examining everything that will help, hinder or skyrocket your development, empowering you to see things differently, understand your potential and carve out your own direction.

By committing to giving your time and energy to the process, it will enable ripples of change. The more work you put in outside of the sessions, the more positive change and fulfilment will be experienced.

To learn more and to start your lifestyle coaching journey email lifestylecoaching@projekt42.co.uk


Projekt 42 is now able to provide online personal training support with the aim to allow clients quick and affordable exercise plans.

Plans are currently donation based.

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


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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 80+ counsellors, psychotherapists and Cognitive Behavioural Therapists working alongside our fitness and yoga 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 £25.00.
  • 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.

  • Monday 10:45–11:45
    Chair Yoga with Tea and Coffee from 12:00
  • Tuesday 10:45–11:45
    Chair based circuit class
  • Tuesday 13:00–15:00
    Board Game
  • Thursday 10:45–11:45
    Strength & Balance chair-based workout
  • Thursday 13:00–15:00
    Movie Club

To find out more about joining our Senior Wellness Club email info@projekt42.co.uk or call 0131 555 3436


0131 2100 097


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