Available during the working week, our fitness amenities consist of eight key areas, including a cardiovascular suite, a multi-use sports hall and hosts the Regional Rehabilitation Unit.

Welcome to HMS Nelson Gymnasium

The HMS Nelson Gymnasium, located in HMNB Portsmouth, is a fully equipped facility which comprises a total of eight individual sections: CV Suite, Weights Room, Functional Area, a Sports Hall, Spinning Suite, Boxing Gym, Regional Rehab Unit and Sport Grounds.

All Nelson Gymnasium enquiries are to be made through the number provided below.   

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When and where to find us

Hampshire, Southern England

HMNB Portsmouth

02392 728667

Opening hours
Day Hours
Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

What we offer you

Regional Rehab Unit (RRU)

At HMS Nelson Gym, we're delighted to be home to the Regional Rehabilitation Unit (RRU).

The rehab area is large in floor space, allowing us to help Service personnel meet their goals, aims and ambitions in an area they deserve. It also allows the Rehab Team to accommodate a range of recovery and rehabilitation classes, utilising various equipment to help implement a range of approaches, methods and disciplines.

More information on programmes and RRU facilities can be directed through the number provided above.

Functional Area

Our well appointed functional area is large, covering the full length of two standard gym floors.

An extensive range of workout and training equipment is provided in the area. Though this is not an exhaustive list, our kit includes:

  • SkiErgs
  • Rowing machine
  • Prowler (weights sled)
  • Ropes
  • Slam balls
  • Kettlebells
  • Skipping ropes

The area is also equipped with multiple functional rigs, which are accompanied with various barbells and bumper weight plates. 

CV Suite

Our cardiovascular (CV) suite is an area equipped with multiple machines which are able to help you get the most out of your cardio workout, whether low intensity, HIT or HIIT.

Additionally, the area also has a well appointed floor space. Suitable for workouts and training sessions, kit includes:

  • Slam balls
  • Kettlebells
  • Studio barbells
  • Dumbbells

Weights Room

Our weights room is a large area with 40mm flooring throughout. A well equipped area, the kit available includes:

  • Two squat racks
  • Two deadlifting platforms

A variety of different machines supporting exercise of all major muscle groups are also provided here.

Spinning Suite

The spinning suite here at HMS Nelson Gym is fully equipped with multiple spinning bikes and an indoor training system. The area can be used to run classes and/or can booked for solo use.

Whether you require information on available classes, or are interested in working out individually, the staff at the front desk will be happy to help.

Boxing Gym

Our boxing gym is a large fully floored area that is often used to train the RNRM Boxing squad. The area is fully equipped and includes:

  • Boxing ring
  • Multiple punch bags
  • Various training equipment

Sports and CV Hall

Our sports hall can be used for a large range of indoor sports, including:

  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Basketball

The PT office are able to provide all necessary equipment as and when required.

Currently, the hall is accommodated with multiple CV exercise machines, which include: SkiErgs, rowing machines, spin bikes, treadmills and watt bikes.

Sports Grounds

We have a large area dedicated to sports, with the grounds providing:

  • Athletics track
  • Multi-use games area (MUGA)
  • Three full sized football pitches
  • Rugby pitch
  • Hockey pitch
  • Cricket pitch

These facilities can all be booked via the BAE helpdesk. Specific sporting equipment can also be loaned and signed out from HMS Nelson Gym as needed.  

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