Split into four key sections to work on your fitness, we're open through the working week with areas including an equipped sports hall, CV suite and functional gym.

Welcome to HMS Nelson Sail Loft

The HMS Nelson Sail Loft gymnasium at HMNB Portsmouth is comprised of four individual sections. As well as a fully equipped cardiovascular suite and weights room, we have a functional area and sports hall. Squash courts are also available.

All bookings for the Sail Loft facilities are to be made through the number below.

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When and where to find us

Hampshire, Southern England

HMNB Portsmouth

02392 723777

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 - 12:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

What we offer you

Functional Area

The functional area  here at HMS Nelson SL is large, with a 40mm floor covering the entire surface area.

The area is equipped with two functional rigs, which are accompanied with suitable bells and plates for workout and training sessions.

The area also has a wide range of other kit. Additional equipment available throughout the area includes:

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

This is not a full list, with equipment provided also including a number of other items suitable for a range of sessions, disciplines and programmes.

Cardiovascular Suite

Our cardiovascular suite (CV suite) is a large area comprising 27 machines. A fully equipped space, kit it here includes, but is in no way limited to:

  • Functional rig
  • Single squat rack
  • Slam balls
  • Kettlebells
  • Dumbbells

With the floor space more than adequate to comfortably accommodate a range of workouts and sessions, it is ideal for your programme.

Weights Room

Our dedicated weights room in The Loft is a large area, complete with 40mm flooring throughout.

Equipment provided here comprises:

  • Two squat racks
  • Two deadlifting platforms

A variety of different machines and cables supporting all muscle groups are also provided.

Sports Hall

Our indoor sports hall is a multi-use facility. Marked up for a range of activities, it can be used for indoor sports such as:

  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Basketball

The HMS Nelson Staff available through the PT office can provide equipment if and when required.

Squash Courts

We're able to provide access to two squash courts through a booking system. These are located on Fountain Lake Jetty.

For more information and to make a booking, please call our team on the number provided above.

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