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.
All activities included:
- Swim (incl. Steam and Sauna)
- Fitness classes
- Aqua classes
- Discount on courses and bookings
- BUCS Universal - access over 100 gyms nationwide
- Designated under 16 swimmer included
- 10% Discount on Swim Academy lessons
Our best value membership covering all of our main activities.
£38.99 per month
Or purchase a 14-month membership for the price of 12 months (£467)
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
Over 100 classes per week
Swimming pool access
Open before work
Easy to book and track your workouts
Variety of activities
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.
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.