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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 60, 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 14 months for the price of 12 and can be purchased online or in person at reception.

Pompey 125 Celebration Ultimate 3-Month membership only £125

Celebrating the 125th year anniversary of Portsmouth Football Club we have a 3-month Ultimate membership offer for Pompey fans and anyone looking for a deal. £125 for 3-months access to our gym, fitness classes, pool, climbing and squash plus as well as 90-minutes free parking. 

Membership options



  • Swim (incl. Steam and Sauna)

Simple, straightforward access to our facilities. No joining fees, no long-term contract, great value.

£38.99 per month or

£468 for 14-months

Pay annually and get two free months on us - that's right, 14 months for the price of a 12-month membership!



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

£43.99 per month or

£527 for 14-months

Pay annually and get two free months on us - that's right, 14 months for the price of a 12-month membership!


All activities included:

Our best-value membership covers all of our main activities.

£48.99 per month or

£587 for 14-months

Pay annually and get two free months on us - that's right, 14 months for the price of a 12-month membership!

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 of our 3G and small-sided football pitches, Netball Courts and Grass pitches.
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Refresh your mind and your body

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.