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Ravelin Sports Centre Gym

Explore everything that our gym has to offer you to help you reach your personal bests

View your membership options for Ravelin Sports Centre today, featuring gym, swim and so much more.

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To use our gym, sessions need to be booked on the UOP Sport app, or through our online booking system. Bookings can be made on the day of gym sessions.

For our other facilities including the swimming pool, climbing wall and squash, bookings can be made up to 7 days in advance.

The quality of equipment can often be the key to effective workouts, which is why we have invested in top-of-the-range gym equipment, to help you stay on track and reach your goals. 

Technogym is the leader in innovation, technology and digital connected fitness. Whether you are looking to play, train or compete, our brand-new gym will provide you with everything you could possibly need.

Equipment list

Cardio can help to lower blood pressure, keep your arteries clear and also improve memory and thinking ability. We have a range of machines that facilitate this type of exercise. You can find the full list of cardio equipment below:

  • 22 Treadmills (various types, featuring inclines, sled mode, parachute mode, interactive screens for training, guided runs and outdoor runs)
  • 4 Stair climbers
  • 8 Ellipticals
  • 43 Bikes
  • Upper body/arm ergometer
  • 8 Rowing machines

Lower body workouts will engage the major muscle groups of your body, which contributes to athletic performance and supports healthy movement in your day to day life. Our lower body equipment includes:

  • Artis squat
  • Abductor
  • Adductor
  • Seated leg curl
  • Leg extension
  • Leg press
  • Prone leg curl

Strengthening your upper body gives you the posture to fight unnecessary injuries and maintain form during physical activity, as well as boost metabolism. Ravelin Sports Centre has a range of upper body equipment for you:

  • Chest press
  • Pec flye
  • Lat machine
  • Low row
  • Shoulder press
  • Abdominal crunch
  • Reverse flye
  • Chin and dip

Our plate-loaded machines are safe, easy for you to use and have astounding muscle-building benefits. Their weight limits usually far exceed that of non-plate loaded machines too. All our plate-loaded machines are listed below:

  • Hip thrust
  • Chest press
  • Shoulder press
  • Row
  • Wide pulldown
  • Rear Kick
  • Leg Press
  • Hack Squat
  • Standing Leg Curl
  • Leg Extension
  • Seated Dip
  • Wide Chest Press
  • Calf machine
  • Multipower (smith machine)

If you are looking to improve your balance, incorporating free weights into your workouts is extremely beneficial. What’s more, they are incredibly versatile so you can perform hundreds of different exercises. You can find a list of our free weight equipment below:

  • Dumbbells from 2-60kg
  • Olympic Inclined Bench
  • 2 Olympic Flat Benches
  • 17 Adjustable Benches
  • AB Crunch Bench
  • Lower Back Bench
  • 2 Scott Benches
  • OBs Racks
  • GHD Bench
  • T-Bar Row
  • Barbell Rack
  • Chromed Dumbbells
  • 8 Olympic platforms equipped with:
    • Power racks
    • Bumper plates from 0.25kg to 25kg
    • 7.5kg, 15kg and 20kg Olympic bars
    • Jerk blocks and half hex bars

We know how you like to perform so have even included additional 10kg plates and full size 5kg bumpers for you to perfect your lifting technique.

Functional training is an ideal way for you to improve a range of different types of fitness, from cardiovascular, strength, flexibility, power all the way to agility. It essentially allows you to improve the performance of everyday movements. We offer a range of equipment to help you with this:

  • Dual adjustable pulley machines
  • Cable machines
  • ESP Multi-use rig
  • Powerplate
  • Assault Bike
  • Skierg machines
  • Kettlebells
  • SkillBench
  • 2 Skill Tools Racks
  • Unity Self
  • Plyo Boxes
  • Jump ropes
  • Medicine balls
  • Slam balls
  • Speed ladders

Gym Services

Our friendly fitness team is on hand to ensure you have everything you need to get the most out of your training. 

  • Group Inductions - Small group induction with a trainer to cover the basics of the gym
  • Consultations - A one-to-one consultation with a member of our fitness team to discuss your training needs
  • Bespoke Training Plan - A 45-minute session with a member of the fitness team to go through the training plan they have designed for you based on your needs that have been discussed during your consultation.
  • Personal Training - Individually tailored one-to-one sessions to keep you accountable and to achieve your fitness goals with a dedicated member of our fitness team. (We aren't currently offering Personal Training to new customers due to reached capacity but if you seek guidance, our staff can offer you a Training Plan.)
  • Body Composition Analysis - This is used to describe the percentages of fat, bone, water, and muscle in the human body to give you a snapshot of your health.

Group Inductions and Consultations are all free as part of your Gym membership. Onboarding sessions are free for non-student members as a part of your Gym membership. You can book these through the UOP Sport app. Personal Training and bespoke plans have varying costs and can be booked through your trainer after a consultation. Body Composition Analysis is to be booked directly with one of the fitness team and costs £10 for members and £15 for non-members

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The benefits of using Technogym equipment

  • Stay connected - You can connect your phone to our machines via Bluetooth and be guided through your sets and repetitions. Even once you leave the equipment, your results will follow you, allowing you to easily track your performance and progression. 
  • Engaging workouts - Some of our Selection 900 machines include Unity Mini which provides you with a virtual coach, offering on-screen guidance and helping you select the right settings for you while staying safe. This feature allows you to easily see your maximum strength and follow visual feedback.
  • Natural movement - Our machines deliver resistance constantly across all types of motions, whilst still enabling fluid movement. The material and shapes of Technogym equipment handles offer improved grip and contact too.
  • Ease of use - If you are unsure of how to use specific equipment, you can find a placard on each machine that offers all of the necessary information, along with a QR code for guidance and tracking. Naturally, you can also speak to one of our fitness team.
  • Increased comfort - The equipment has been carefully designed for comfort and provides ergonomic support for the spinal column. Conveniently, there are also dedicated holders for any of your personal belongings and a towel locking device.
  • Easy setup - Gym equipment can sometimes seem intimidating which is why Technogym include visual flags marking the correct position for your body and all buttons, levers and pins are all in yellow, making them extremely easy to spot.
  • Phone charging - You can’t arrange that post-workout night out when your phone is dead. Place your compatible device in the marked area of the tray and let it refill its juice. Social life saved.
  • Personal entertainment - Watch your favourite Netflix show or the latest Youtube videos whilst you workout.  Get your groove on with your go-to Spotify or YouTube playlist, or browse the most popular websites.
  • Indoor exercise with an outdoor feel - Let natural and urban landscapes captivate you while you’re working out. Be amazed by where your travels around the world can take you.

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