This article will inform you about the gym at the University of Portsmouth, open to students, staff and the general public.

Our current gym - St. Paul's is spread out across four floors, offering four designated areas for all types of fitness goals. Free weights, Cardio, Resistance and Functional. Whatever your goal, we have you covered.


Free Weights and performance:

Dumbbells up to 60kg, eight olympic power racks complete with all the accessories, and loads of benches of every type. We have a wide range of plate loaded machines for all body parts. All brand-new Technogym kit - only the best for Ravelin Sports Centre. With a base in the gym for our instructors, you can always find us for a spot, or a spot of advice.



Technogym Excite treadmills, stair climbers, elipticals, bikes, rowers... we have it all thanks to our brand new top of the line Technogym equipment. If you’re looking for something more specific we also have Wattbikes, Assault bikes and Ski Erg machines to ensure your cardio workouts are anything but boring. Get your heart pumping towards a new 5k PB or row your way to a healthier, fitter version of yourself. The coolest place to be when you're sweating out.



We have resistance machines hitting every muscle group in the body. They are perfect for isolating particular muscles and are a great starting point if you are new to the gym environment. The movement patterns of our machines help keep your body moving in the right direction. Forwards towards that goal.



Think training rigs, TRX, cable machines, core bags, slam balls, kettlebells, plyo boxes. Jump into an AMRAP or swing your way through an EMOM. If you've become tired of cardio or weights we have enough kit for you to play around with. Keep challenging your body in different ways, get stronger and get fitter. Speak to one of gym instructors to learn how you can incorporate these tools into your workout.


Where are We?

At the home of sport at the University of Portsmouth, Ravelin Sports Centre. We're in the heart of the campus and are less than a 10 minute walk from most University buildings and halls. Our 175 station gym will be the base for all your fitness needs, with top of the range Technogym equipment connecting your workout whether you want to Play, Train or Compete you can reach your goals at Ravelin Sports Centre. With so many activities and services on offer Ravelin Sports Centre students, staff and the community can exercise in a world-class fitness facility in the heart of Portsmouth.

Ravelin Sports Centre is open from 6:30am - 10.30pm Monday-Friday and 7.00am - 9.00pm Saturday-Sunday during term time. We’re only closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

We're not a 24 hour facility, but we believe you should have someone there to help at all times (that's us).


Gym Memberships

We have a range of student memberships starting from as little as £15 per month. Our Ultimate Student membership is only £22.50 and includes gym access, fitness classes, swimming, climbing, aqua-clases and squash as well as all of our PLAY sport sessions. Join now through our memberships page.


Ravelin Sports Centre

Our outstanding, brand new Ravelin Sports Centre, the ideal place for you to play, train and compete. Ravelin Sports Centre features an 8 lane 25m swimming pool, 175 station fitness suite, multi-purpose studios, ski simulator, climbing wall and bouldering, 8 court sports hall, squash courts and more. Our new sports centre is located in Ravelin Park, Cambridge Road, its spaces exploit natural light and ventilation and it has been designed to be one of the most sustainable sports facilities in the UK. We look forward to welcoming you!

Ravelin Sports Centre
Cambridge Road


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