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Public membership

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. 

Please note: If you are over the age of 65, you are able to qualify for an Associate Membership.

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 12 months for the price of 10 and can be purchased in person at reception.


Choose 2 activity options:

  • Swim (incl. Steam and Sauna)

Simple, straightforward access to our facilities, no joining fee.

Choose your favourite two activities to get started today.

£37.50 p/m


Choose 1 activity to add on (to your core membership):

  • Swim (incl. Steam and Sauna)

More choice from your membership, more activities available, same great facilities. No joining fee.

£42.50 p/m


All activities included:

No joining fees, no long-term contract, simply great value.

£45 p/m

Build your membership with the activities you want or opt for all activities with our great value Ultimate membership.

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

Get unlimited access to our 175 station gym, featuring top of the line Technogym equipment.
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Push your workouts to the next level

Over 100 classes per week

Our class programme includes world-renowned Les Mills and a whole range of virtual and in-person classes.
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Stay on track with group exercise

Swimming pool access

Our 25-metre eight-lane swimming pool is surrounded by natural green spaces and is accompanied by a sauna and steam room.
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The perfect relaxing environment

Reach new heights

We have a 10.85metre high climbing wall and 120 square metres of bouldering.
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Take on a new challenge with us

Master the basics of squash

Our two squash courts are perfect for all levels of play and are separated by a movable wall.
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Get fit whilst having fun

Enjoy some fresh air

Langstone Sports Site is the home to 4 tennis courts (two hard and two carpet).
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Refresh your mind and your body

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.

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 direct debit for a maximum of 3 months. In order to do this, we must receive written notice (to of your desire to freeze, and dates to be frozen between – but this must be with a minimum of one month's notice. However, you cannot freeze a 12 month (annual) or 6 month membership, this runs from the day you sign up until 6/12 months later. 

If you have a direct debit membership you will need to email 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.

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 gym competency.
We don't currently offer a family membership. Our Ultimate memberships do however include one designated under 16 swim whenever you swim, they'll also get a discount on other activities. Your designated under 16 can be assigned to your account on your first visit.
Public and associate members will be able to collect either a wristband or an RFID sticker (which can be stuck to your phone) 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. 

Now you have all the information you need - what are you waiting for?