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Staff membership

Build exercise into your working day and improve your mood and concentration

We know how it is, work stresses, home stresses, and then somehow you need to fit exercise into the mix without sacrificing anything else. Exercise can be a great de-stress and can really lift your mood at any time, before, during or after work, so build it into your working day with one of our memberships.

You’ll get a different kind of work done in your lunch hour, you’ll put your body under stress rather than your mind, you’ll improve your mood and concentration and if you’re in the gym early, you’ll get a parking space.

With a brand new sports centre featuring state-of-the-art facilities and completely tailored memberships, what are you waiting for?

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 suit you, your goals and the ones you will enjoy most. Annual memberships are available at 14 months for the price of 12 and can be purchased in person at reception.

Membership options



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

£28.99 per month or

£348 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.

£33.99 per month or

£408 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 covering all of our main activities.

£38.99 per month or

£467 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!

Select your membership and get started now, that virtual meeting can wait

Why you should join us

There are so many gyms scattered across the city, but what could be more convenient than a gym situated in the heart of your workplace? Whichever university building you are based in, Ravelin Sports Centre will be no more than a 10 minute walk away. Our sports centre will be place for you to network with colleagues who you may not have otherwise met, squeeze in a workout on your lunch break, or before or after work, and you even get your memberships at a reasonable staff rate. Find out just some of the benefits that Ravelin Sports Centre memberships have to offer below.

Unlimited gym use

Lively buzz in term time, quiet and peaceful in vacation. You will also get access to top of the line Technogym equipment, helping you to push your workouts to the next level.
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Find out about our all new equipment

Over 100 classes per week

A range of classes held morning, lunchtime or early evening, perfect for a break from the office or a quick workout before you head home. With over 100 classes per week including world-renowned Les Mills, we definitely have something for you.
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Our class timetable

Swimming pool access

What could be better than taking a quick dip on your lunch break, or before or after your working day? You can also relax your muscles after your swim in our sauna and steam room.
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Everything you need to know

Open before work

Ravelin Sports Centre has long opening hours, so you can factor in your workouts at a time that suits you, whether that be before or after work, or even on your lunch break.
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All of our opening times

Easy to book and track your workouts

The UOP Sport app will cater to all of your booking needs, book ahead to ensure you can get in and out during your working day. The UOP Fitness app is your personal trainer in your pocket and can track all your workouts.
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Download our app

Variety of activities

Doing the same form of exercise all of the time can become boring and repetitive. Luckily, the variety of activities we offer can help you to keep your workouts varied and enjoyable.
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All of the activities we offer

Benefits of exercise

Regular exercise can bring a number of benefits to both your body and mind. Some of these benefits are especially useful for when you're experiencing periods of high-stress or anxiety. Dedicating just 30 minutes of activity a day is all you need to start seeing these benefits.

  • Improve memory
  • Lengthen attention span
  • Boost decision-making skills
  • Improve multitasking
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce stress and improve mood
  • Increase energy levels
  • Improve immune system
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Achieve better sleep

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.

Now you have all the details - what are you waiting for? Select your membership and get started alongside hundreds of other staff members today


Our monthly memberships can be purchased by any University of Portsmouth staff member, UPAT staff, ICP Staff and Innovation Connect members.

No joining fee, just quick access.

As soon as you have signed up with us, you'll receive a confirmation email and you can access our facilities straight away.

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.

If you have an annual or six-month membership, we are only able to end your contract early if you have an illness or injury in which exercise will not help in your recovery. Please note we may ask for evidence to support this.

No, your University Staff Campus card will be activated when you sign up. This will give you full access to our facilities, including our gym turnstiles and kiosk access point.

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

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.

St. Paul's Gym and Ravelin Sports Centre are open weekdays 6.30am – 10.30pm and weekends 7.00am – 9.00pm.

Langstone Sports Site is open 7.00am - 10.00pm during our 'Core' opening times (based around term-time), during our 'Non-core' opening times (generally vacation periods) Langstone Sports Site is open weekdays 07.30am – 9.00pm and weekends 08.30am – 1.30pm.

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.

On your first visit, please come to reception so the sports staff can activate your campus card so that you can gain quick and easy access to all of the areas included in your membership.