Gym member using the leg press equipment wearing a blue top

Associate membership

If you have links to the university, our associate membership is a great option for you

Our associate membership options are great for those with links to the university. Our associate memberships are available if you fall into any of the below categories:

  • Graduate or Alumni
  • Retired staff member
  • Direct family member of a current student/staff member
  • The Guildhall Trust

Our facilities are about to get even better, with our new Ravelin Sports Centre due to open later this year. There is no better time to join us.

students running on treadmills in St. Paul's gym

Gym membership on your terms

Pay monthly for your membership until Ravelin Sports Centre opens later this year and benefit from the ultimate flexibility. With no contract you can join for a month and then take a couple of days off if you wish, then rejoin when you want. Access the gym, fitness classes as well as squash and badminton.

Only £20 a month

Sign up for our one-month associate health and fitness membership. No fixed-term contracts for the ultimate flexibility. No joining fee.

Why you should join us

Lively buzz in term time, quiet and peaceful in vacation.

From Cycling to Zumba and Yoga to Kettlebells, there's so much more to choose from.

  • We open at 7am during the week so you can get in for a workout and get on with the rest of your day
  • If you’re a late riser we’re open until 10pm weekdays
  • We’re open 8.30am until 6pm at weekends, so you can get your fix in 7 days a week
  • Out of term time our hours and programmes change slightly

  • UOP Sport – Our all in one bookings and information app. Book classes in 3 simple steps, 3 days in advance.

Frequently asked questions

Any evidence of proof of former study – letters or emails are the most common that we receive.

We don't offer free trial sessions, however you are able to purchase a single gym session pass for £3.

If you consider yourself to be a competent gym user you will not be required to book an induction. However, if you are not a confident gym user you can book a free 1 to 1 gym induction with one of our fitness instructors.

No joining fee, just quick access.

You can freeze your membership in the event of illness or injury – evidence may be required and is down to the discretion of management. You can however freeze a direct debit membership without restriction for a maximum of 3 months. In order to do this, we must receive written notice (to sport@port.ac.uk) of your desire to freeze, and dates to be frozen between – but this must be with a minimum of one month's notice.

In order to cancel, email sport@port.ac.uk with your 1 month cancellation notice. 

Once you have activated your membership, download our app UOP Sport, use your email and password to log in then you can book classes as you please! If you need help with your password please speak to any member of staff.

Memberships to University sports clubs are only open to University of Portsmouth students.

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