HMS Sultan

Open to all with a Defence connection, we provide a strong range of activities and facilities including designated female-friendly gym, spinning suite, climbing wall and Trim Trail.

Welcome to HMS Sultan

Situated in Gosport, HMS Sultan Sports and Recreation Centre (SARC) can be used by all military and ex-military personnel.  The families and dependants of all personnel are also able to enjoy the facilities and activities here on production of a valid pass. Information on applying for a pass is available at the SARC.

HMS Sultan is divided into two parts: the accommodation and technical sides, with the SARC largely located on the accommodation side. A multi-use games area, tennis and squash courts and climbing wall are also available on the technical side.

Anyone using the facilities here will need to undertake induction sessions, with a specific induction needed for those wishing to access the 24 hour gyms.

When and where to find us

Hampshire, Southern England

HMS Sultan
Military Road
PO12 3BY

02392 54 2325/3166/3168

Opening hours
Day Hours
Monday 07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 21:00
Thursday 07:00 - 21:00
Friday 07:00 - 17:00
Saturday Closed (gyms available 24/7)
Sunday Closed (gyms available 24/7)

What we offer you

Health and Fitness Areas

The SARC is equipped with two 24 hour health and fitness facilities, one a cardiovascular (CV) section, and the other a functional gym. Each area is alarmed, CCTV monitored and benefits from coded entry.

The CV section, which includes a free and assisted weights area, and the functional gym are available following induction.

With both areas allowing access through the week on a 24/7 basis, they're available for use at weekends when the rest of the SARC is closed.

Female Friendly Gym

Here at the SARC, we're delighted to provide a fully functioning 24/7 female friendly gym.

The Sue Berrow Suite provides an area to workout that's private and specifically intended for female use.

Equipment here includes:

  • Treadmills
  • Multi-gym machine

The Sue Berrow Suite remains available 24 hours a day through the week, including at weekends when the SARC facility is closed. 

Maternity Suite

We're delighted to offer a maternity suite to our visitors, which is available for both pre and post-natal mothers.

A range of fitness classes are available, allowing them to be conducted in a comfortable, child-friendly and accommodating environment.

Further information on use of the suite and available classes can be obtained from PT staff at The SARC.


The indoor gyms can host a number of indoor sports and activities.

The functional gym includes an outdoor functional rig next to the entrance, while the large strength and conditioning gym has an attached rowing and indoor cycling suite.

Both gyms remain open 24/7, allowing you to continue to workout through the weekend when the rest of The SARC is closed.

Squash Courts

There are two squash courts within The SARC at HMS Sultan, and a further three on the technical side of the establishment. Rackets and balls are available for loan from the main office.

Spinning Suite

Our spinning suite is equipped for up to 11 class members, and has an additional bike for the instructor. Weekly classes are available to all users and are advertised on the weekly sports programme.


Our multi-use games area is located next to the accommodation area of HMS Sultan. Suitable for a wide range of disciplines, it can be used for five-a-side football and other small team games, various sports and a host of fitness activities.

Climbing Wall

Our climbing wall is located within Brunel Gym on the technical side of HMS Sultan.

It's important to note that you're required to have an appropriate qualification and permission from PT staff for use of the wall.

Outdoor Sports Pitches and Courts

There are many outdoor sports and recreation activities catered for at The SARC. These include grass pitches for football and rugby, as well as a number of tennis courts. Two Astroturf pitches are also available, which can be used for a range of sports and physical activities, with one located on each of the accommodation and technical sides of the facility.

We're also delighted to offer a Trim Trail. Before using the trail, it is important to familiarise yourself with the map and user guide.

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