students running on treadmills in St. Paul's gym

Student membership

With a gym that is central to University halls, we offer the cheapest multi activity membership in Portsmouth

Keeping you safe during your workout

Find out how we're protecting you while you workout – as well as the steps you need to take to book a session, and what you'll need to before, during and after exercising with us.

Read our coronavirus guidance here >

Give me a gym membership specifically for a University of Portsmouth Student. Give me a gym that is orientated around students. Give me a gym that is central to the University halls and Campus. Give me high quality equipment that I can sweat out my stress on. Give me St. Paul’s Gym. 

Our flexible gym memberships are perfect for your fitness goals this year, whatever happens. With great value for money, opening times that ensure your safety is always paramount, workout with like-minded students, in a facility specifically here for students. Our staff are available throughout our opening times to ensure you’ll always have some to talk to, ask questions and offer support. You won’t find that in a 24/7 gym. Sign up now for our all-inclusive gym membership for University of Portsmouth students.

Our facilities are about to get even better, with our new £57 Million Ravelin Sports Centre under construction and due for completion summer 2021. There is no better time to join us.

Alumni using the sports facilities

Gym membership on your terms

Pay monthly for your membership until 31 July 2021 and benefit from the ultimate flexibility. With no contract you can join for a month and then take a couple of days off if you wish, then rejoin when you want. Access the gym regardless of what Tier Portsmouth is in, fitness classes are included either in-person or delivered online and access up to 100 gyms nationwide through BUCS UNIversal membership for those times you head home. 

Only £15 a month

Sign up for our one-month student health and fitness membership. No fixed-term contracts for the ultimate flexibility. No joining fee. 

Why you should join us

Lively and social buzz in term time, quiet and peaceful in vacation.

From Cycling to Zumba and Yoga to Kettlebells, there's so much to choose from.

Fit in fitness classes around your lectures and seminars, with a range of Les Mills Virtual classes for you to get your teeth into.

  • We open at 7am so you can get in for a workout and be in the front row by 9am.
  • Flexible so can fit in between lectures and busy periods if work is flexible for you.

  • UOP Sport – Our all in one bookings and information app. Book classes in 3 simple steps, 3 days in advance.

Including pilates, mindful meditation, our transformation challenge and krav maga.

Perfect for those wanting to be pushed a bit further or wanting to learn more.

Frequently asked questions

You have full access to the gym anytime and a range of fitness classes. Racket sports are currently unavailable but we're looking to reintroduce these as soon as it's safe for us to do so.

Once you have activated your membership, download our app UOP Sport, use your email and four digit pin to log in then you can book classes as you please. If you need your PIN please speak to any member of staff.

We do, but unfortunately these are closed temporarily due to the coronavirus pandemic and the changes we've made. We ask that you arrive 'Workout Ready' and do not take bags with you into the gym area.

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

No, your University Student 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 are not a confident gym user you can book a free 1 to 1 gym induction with one of our fitness instructors.

You cannot freeze a 12 month (annual) or 6 month membership, this runs from the day you sign up until 6/12 months later. You can however freeze your direct debit for a maximum of 3 months when you go home for the summer.

To cancel your direct debit membership, please email sport@port.ac.uk with your 1 month cancellation notice. 

At St. Paul's Gym we are open weekdays 8:00am – 10:00pm and weekends 08:30am – 6:00pm during our 'Core' opening times (based around term-time) and at Spinnaker Sports Centre we are open weekdays 9:00am – 10:00pm and weekends 9:00am – 6:00pm. During our 'Non-core' opening times (generally vacation periods) we are open weekdays 07:30am – 9:00pm and weekends 08:30am – 1:30pm (St. Paul's and Langstone only).

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