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St. Paul's Gym

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

Keeping you safe during your workout

Find out how we're protecting you while you workout – as well as the steps you need to take to book a session, and what you'll need to before, during and after exercising with us.

Read our coronavirus guidance here >


Olympic platforms, dumbbells from 2-50kg, smith machines, hex bars and plenty of benches. Whether its chest or leg day, you will have everything you need to help you work towards new PB's. With a base in the gym for our instructors, you can always find us for a spot, or a spot of advice.

Cybex Treadmills, Wattbikes, X Trainers, Dynamic Rowers and an Assault Bike & Stairmaster. 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 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.

Our studio space within Spinnaker Sports Centre, can be used by members to create dynamic and challenging workouts. We have treadmills, rowers, skipping ropes, benches, barbells, dumbbells from 2-25kg, kettlebells, boxing bags and more. Create a circuit, smash it, repeat. Book onto a Gym@Spin session on our mobile app to get involved.

St. Paul's Gym

We're based in the heart of the campus and are less than a 10 minute walk from most university buildings and halls. We have air conditioned rooms, BT Sport on the TV's (catch those midweek Champions League games) and we have the cheapest multi activity membership in the city, why wouldn’t you visit.

St Paul's Gym is open from 7am-10pm, Monday-Friday and 8.30am-6pm, Saturday-Sunday during term time. Our vacation hours are 7.30am-9pm, Monday-Friday and 8.30am-1.30pm, Saturday-Sunday. We're not a 24 hour facility, but we believe you should have someone there to help at all times (that's us).

St Paul's Gym, St Paul's Road, Portsmouth, PO5 4AQ.

COVID-19 update

You've done the hard work in your front room, now enjoy the safety of our gym. We’ve made a number of changes to your gym experience to keep you and our staff as safe as possible.

  • We’re restricting the number of users in our gym to allow you to maintain social distancing. Each area will have its own capacity, which we’ll be keeping an eye on throughout each session. Please respect the numbers highlighted within these areas. Gym sessions will need to be pre-booked before you arrive at our facilities. Gym sessions will be bookable on the day only through our app UOP Sport or online. Gym sessions will be 50 minutes in length, we ask you to listen out for announcements and respect our staff if we are particularly busy. We don’t want you to stop your workout if you don’t need to, but we also want to make sure everyone has a chance to work out. If we make an announcement asking you to leave our facilities please do so.
  • We all need to play our part, so please clean the equipment before and after each use. Cleaning stations will be located around the gym for you to use. If you can’t find anything, just ask our staff for help.
  • There will be maximum ventilation in all areas of the gym facilities (through opening windows and air conditioning). Please don’t close windows or play with air-con panels - we need the fresh air to power our workouts.

We do also have some general guidelines for you to follow in addition to these. For the full guidelines head to our coronavirus update page.

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