We welcome everyone in the local community to our outstanding Ravelin Sports Centre
Ravelin Sports Centre is a University of Portsmouth facility, however, we’re open to the public too. Anyone over the age of 16 can sign up. Some of our longest-serving members are from the local community.
Now that we have the all-new Ravelin Sports Centre, we have the capacity to open up to even more members of the community and provide a hub for exercise and sport. We offer great value memberships that will provide you with a range of activity options, chosen by you, so you can keep your workouts varied. Why not come in, take a look around and join in the fun.
Ravelin Sports Centre prices
Our memberships were created with flexibility in mind, which is why we offer 3 options, so you can select the activities that you think you will enjoy and benefit from most. Annual memberships are available at 14 months for the price of 12 and can be purchased online or in person at reception.
All activities included:
- Swim (incl. Steam and Sauna)
- Fitness classes
- Aqua classes
- Discount on courses and bookings
- Designated under 16 swimmer included
- 90 minutes free parking
- 10% Discount on Swim Academy lessons
Our best value membership covering all of our main activities.
£48.99 per month
Or purchase a 14-month membership for the price of 12 months (£587)
Why you should join us
Deciding on which gym is best for you may seem difficult, you may be torn between a few different ones or undecided completely. When you sign up for a Ravelin Sports Centre you will be provided with so much more than a gym membership. We can make your decision an incredibly easy one. Find out what sets us apart from other facilities below.
Unlimited gym use
Over 100 classes per week
Swimming pool access
Reach new heights
Master the basics of squash
Enjoy some fresh air
Don't just take our word for it, take a look around
Step into Ravelin Sports Centre and take a walk around our amazing facility with our virtual tour. Visit the gym, studios, changing rooms, sports hall even the steam room and sauna. Once you've had a virtual wall around you'll be set for your first visit.
What our members think
"The facilities are fantastic, the machines are top-class! I enjoyed using all facilities, no complaints at all!"
10 - Surajit
"Ravelin Sports Centre has got excellent facilities and friendly, knowledgeable staff. There is a fantastic variety of fitness classes, and it is great to be able to access family swims in Portsmouth!"
9 - Rachel
"Modern equipment and very helpful staff. It is value for money."
10 - Andrew
"I think it’s a fabulous facility. It’s being really well run too. The app is great. Your communication with us is great too. Thank you for this brand-new and thoroughly brilliant facility."
10 - Linda
"I have already recommended to many local friends. The app is great for booking sessions and the Ravelin centre offering is unparalleled in the area."
10 - Romana
Frequently asked questions
Of course. The only requirement is that you must be 16 or over to use the gym and attend classes.
We don't offer free trial sessions, however you are able to purchase a single gym session pass for £8 from 1 October. Check out our other pay-as-you-go prices and activities.
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 or watch our induction video for guidance.
No joining fee, just quick access.
You can freeze your direct debit for a maximum of 6 months. Due to the freeze always starting from the payment date, we require 5 days' notice before your next payment date to freeze your membership. To freeze your membership, please fill out the form at the bottom of our Customer Support page or through the Customer Support button in the UOP Sport app. You can only freeze annual memberships in the event of illness or injury – evidence may be required and is down to the discretion of management.
You can cancel your membership easily - we need to receive your request in writing and 14-days notice to cancel a membership. You can request to cancel your membership easily through our customer support form.
Once you have activated your membership, download our UOP Sport app, use your email and password to log in then you can book classes as you please! You can also book through our online booking system connect. If you forget your password you can easily reset your password through our online booking system. If you're still struggling - come and speak to us in Ravelin Sports Centre.
Memberships to University sports clubs are only open to University of Portsmouth students.
Unfortunately not, we know it's boring, but due to health and safety requirements, we need each individual to sign up to ensure they agree to our health commitment statement, terms, conditions and rules of use as well as confirm their competency in some areas.
We don't currently offer a family membership. Our Ultimate memberships do however include one designated under-16 swim whenever you swim and a 10% discount on swimming lessons for you or a child, you'll also get a discount on other activities. Your designated under-16 can be assigned to your account on your first visit.
You can collect either a wristband or an RFID sticker (which can be stuck to your phone) on your first visit, this will give you access to all the areas of the sports centre you need, to be able to do the activities you have selected as part of your membership.
The Ravelin Sports Centre car park is included in the University-wide car park management policy review, which means we've been unable to open the car park at this point. Until the review is complete and we are able to put in place the appropriate access systems, we are unfortunately unable to open the car park. We're working hard to try and open this as soon as possible and will keep members updated as soon as we have further information.