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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.

Super Session Pass

Do you want to enjoy the benefits of a Super membership without tying yourself up for a month? Or are you a regular pay-as-you-go user and want to pay less for your sessions? Get our Super Session Pass and enjoy 10 Gym, Swim or Fitness classes in Ravelin Sports Centre for only £55

Ravelin Sports Centre Gym

Welcome to Ravelin Gym where fitness meets innovation and quality. We're excited to have you join us on your journey to a healthier lifestyle. Our state-of-the-art gym is equipped with the highest quality Technogym equipment, ensuring that you have everything you need to reach your fitness goals.

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

Our Team

We believe in the power of a supportive and knowledgeable team to help you succeed. Our team of friendly and qualified fitness professionals are here to guide and support you every step of the way. Whether you're new to the gym or a seasoned fitness enthusiast, our team is dedicated to providing you with personalised attention and assistance.

Meet our Team

Health and Fitness Co-ordinator

Egle Svedaite
Qualifications Specialisms
  • BSc Sport & Exercise Science                
  • MSc Strength, conditioning & rehabilitation        
  • L3 Personal training                              
  • Biomechanics trainer                            
  • TRX suspension training
  • Optimal performance training
  • L1, L2, L3 mat work APPI Pilates
  • Mental health awareness for sport and physical activity
  • L3 Sports massage
  • Sports taping and strapping
  • Child protection in sport
  • Functional and optimal training

  • Injury re/prehab 

  • TRX training innovations

Health and Fitness Instructor

Ben Jarvis
Qualifications Specialisms
  • Level 2 Fitness                                   

  • Level 2 Fitness in Children                        

  • BTEC National Certificate in Sport                

  • NPLQ Lifeguarding

  • ASA Level 2 Swim teacher

  • Leadership in Running Fitness

  • Cardiovascular based fitness

  • Running and Triathlon

  • Weight loss


Health and Fitness Instructor

Qualifications Specialisms
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor

  • PN 1 Nutrition in Sport and Performance

  • CPD in Enhanced Kettlebells

  • CPD in Enhanced Suspension TRX

  • CPD in Enhanced Circuit

  • CPD in Boxing Fundamental

  • CPD in Advanced Boxing

  • CPD in Rebounding mini trampolines

  • CPD in FloatFit Balance and HIIT

  • Body transformation

  • Weight loss

  • Flexible eating

  • Strength and Self-confidence


Health and Fitness Instructor

Javier Alcaraz
Qualifications Specialisms
  • BSc (Hons) Physical Activity & Sports Science        

  • SQA (HNC) Physical Activity and Sports            

  • Personal Trainer (EQF Level 4)                    

  • Indoor Cycling

  • SQA (HNC) Physical Activity and Sports                            

  • Personal Trainer, Advanced Health & Exercise Specialist (EQF Level 6)

  • Exercise Referral Specialist

  • Body Composition

  • S&C (Football) 


Health and Fitness Instructor

Qualifications Specialism
  • Level 3 Personal Training

  • Athletic skills model instructor

  • Working towards BSC Hons in sport fitness and coaching

  • Functional Training


Our Services

We understand that everyone has unique fitness needs and goals. That's why we offer a range of gym services designed to suit your individual preferences and objectives. From personalised workout plans to group fitness classes, we have something for everyone. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and support you need to achieve your desired results

Gym Services

What is Gym Induction?

  • Induction includes important information about how to access the gym, use the lockers, and generally make the most out of your visit. It also includes basic safety information and advice on using some of the gym equipment.
  • However, if you have never used a gym before you should book one of our 60-minute instructor-led inductions.
    You can do this via the 'Book now' tile. Please arrive on time in gym attire and cancel if you cannot attend.

What are the benefits?

  • It will give you the confidence to use the gym to its full potential and keep you safe when doing so.

Who is the Gym Induction for?

  • Members of the gym.

What does it cost?

  • FREE

How to book?

  • Book your Gym Consultation through the UOP Sport App - select 'Gym', 'Gym services' and 'Book now', or with our front-of-house team at Ravelin reception. 

We want you to enjoy your experience with us as much as possible but your safety is paramount.

We recommend all new members watch our induction video below before your first session.

What is Gym Consultation?

  • A fitness consultation is a 15-minute scheduled meeting with one of our fitness instructors, to give you fitness advice, discuss any fitness-related questions you may have and decide what is the best plan for you.
  • If you already have a fitness plan and you feel like it's not giving you the results you want or if you just want to change your workout routine, you can book a Consultation to explore what other options may be appropriate for you to help you meet your fitness goals.

What are the benefits?

  • A Training plan will help you decide what the next part of your fitness journey will be and what is the best way to achieve your goals.

Who is the Gym Induction for?

  • Members of the gym. 

What does it cost?

  • FREE

How to Book?

  • Book your Gym Consultation through the UOP Sport App - select 'Gym', 'Gym services' and 'Book now', or with our front-of-house team at Ravelin reception. 

What is a Training Plan?

  • A fitness plan made by one of our fitness instructors for you to follow and keep yourself focused in the gym, helping you to achieve your specific goals. 

What are the benefits?

  • It will keep you motivated and help you target goals. You will know exactly what equipment to use and what exercise to do, instead of coming into the gym not knowing what to do.

Who is it for?

  • Members of the gym.

What does it cost?

  • £17.50 / £25.00 (Advanced)

How to Book?

  • Discuss your fitness goals with one of our fitness instructors in your Gym Consultation session, where a training plan will be arranged.
  • Book a Consultation through the UOP Sport App - select 'Gym', 'Gym services' and 'Book now'.

*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.

What is Personal Training?

  • This service is for those who want regular 1-2-1 fitness sessions with a professional to keep them motivated and accountable.
  • If Personal Training is the right service to suit your needs, your trainer will agree with you on the best times for your sessions. You will need to pay before your trainer can make any appointments in their diary. We ask that you always give us a minimum of 2 hours notice if you are unable to attend, otherwise you will lose that session. 

What are the benefits?

  • You have a gym instructor with you for your sessions guiding you through each workout and motivating you to reach your goals.

Who is it for?

  • Personal Training is only available to monthly/annual gym members. 

What does it cost?

  • Student/Staff MEMBERS
    • 5 x 60 minutes = £135 (£27 per session)
    • 10 x 60 minutes = £250 (£25 per session)
  • Associate/Community/Commercial MEMBERS
    • 5 x 60 minutes = £160 (£32 per session)
    • 10 x 60 minutes = £300 (£30 per session)

How to Book?

  • You can not book or pay for this service without talking to a trainer first so please book a free consultation with one of the fitness instructors and they will be able to give you the appropriate advice.
  • Book a consultation through the UOP Sport App - select 'Gym', 'Gym services' and 'Book now', to discuss your goals, and then a training plan will be arranged.
  • You will need to pay before your trainer can make any appointments in their diary. We ask that you always give us a minimum of 2 hours' notice if you are unable to attend, otherwise you will lose that session. 

What is a Body Composition Analysis?

  • Body composition analysis is a method of describing what the body is made of, differentiating between fat, protein, minerals, and body water to give you a snapshot of your health. 

What are the benefits?

  • A Body Composition test gives you a detailed measurement of your body, from each limb to what is your body fat and what is muscle weight, instead of just giving you an overall weight.
  • You will receive your data immediately via the InBody app and this will also be recorded on your UOP Fitness app. A FREE review is included in the price so you can track your progress and adapt your activity and diet to ensure you get your desired results. 

Who is it for?

  • All members and non-members who are interested in understanding their body composition and measuring if their training is achieving their goals

What does it cost?

  • £10 members / £15 non-members - This includes a second measurement which can be booked at a later date.

How to Book?

  • Ask a member of the team, they may be able to take your measurement there or will book you an appointment for another day. If there is no team member to ask, simply email sport-fitness@port.ac.uk with your preferred day and time and we will get back to you (please, include your preferred contact number). 
  • The BCA CAN NOT be booked on the app or at reception.
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Book today

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 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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