SOUTH PACIFIC HEALTH CLUBS

South Pacific are a boutique gym chain with locations in Victoria only. They provide 'state of the art' facilities, an abundance of group fitness options and an initial consultation/PT session.

Price: $19.95 – $37.00 per week

Sign Up Fee: $199.00

No Lock in Contracts: Available

24/7 Access: Yes, for majority of clubs

Group Fitness: Yes, in abundance

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Today you’re going to gain some deeper insight into South Pacific Health Clubs so you have a better understanding as to whether it’s the right fit for you and your situation.

We help fitness beginners get their gym journey started and feel confident throughout the process. 

Here’s our review of South Pacific, let’s dive in.

– Pat & Dan | Get Gym Fit

* PLEASE NOTE: The prices and information shown in this article should be viewed as a general guide only – prices can vary depending on location, how long you commit for, promotions and can also change over time. We do our best to ensure our content is up to date, however, you should always confirm prices and membership details before signing up.

Why Should I Choose South Pacific?

✓ If you want a high quality gym membership with a wide access of innovative group fitness classes.

✓ If you want 24/7 access to the gym.

✓ If you want an initial consultation and individually designed program, which is updated every 8 weeks.

What Limitations Does South Pacific Have?

✗ They do not have many locations around Australia as they are mainly located in the inner suburbs of Melbourne.

✗ The sign up fee of $199 is quite expensive, however, in our experience there are ways to avoid paying this, such as signing up for longer or during promotional periods.

✗ Compared to similar gyms, South Pacific is quite expensive, with prices starting at $19.95 per week.

About South Pacific

South Pacific first opened at the iconic St Kilda Sea Baths in 2001, and has since grown to 8 premier locations across Victoria. They pride themselves on creating a welcoming environment through friendly staff and a ‘no pressure’ membership sign up process.

They have ‘state of the art’ equipment and facilities, high quality personal trainers and put the member at the centre. They ‘value your goals and needs and we are here to make positive changes to thousands of people’.

South Pacific Opening Hours

5 out of the 8 South Pacific locations are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You use a swipe key to access the club during non-staffed hours which you receive when signing up.

If you’re hoping to sign up or ask any specific questions, you’ll need to visit South Pacific during their staffed hours and these times may vary from club to club and throughout the week.

South Pacific Staffed Hours

Here’s a general guide for South Pacific staffed hours (these vary from location to location):

Day

Staffed Hours

Monday to

Friday

5:00am - 10:00pm

Saturday & Sunday

8:00am - 5:00pm

Public Holidays

Unstaffed

Staffed hours do vary considerably from club to club, so check your local club hours before visiting.

South Pacific Membership Price

A membership at South Pacific will cost you between $19.95 and $37.00 per week. Prices vary depending on length and terms of contract and whether you want multi or single club access.

A 3 month contract weekly rate is $22.95 per week on a fortnightly payment plan.

A 12 month contract weekly rate is $19.95 per week on a fortnightly payment plan.

If you want multi-club access and a premier membership (St Kilda Bath access), you’re looking at up to $37.00 per week.

* The prices and information shown in this article should be viewed as a general guide only – prices can vary depending on location, how long you commit for, promotions and can also change over time. We do our best to ensure our content is up to date, however, you should always confirm prices and membership details before signing up.

South Pacific Sign Up Fee

The South Pacific Sign Up Fee is $199.00, which is payable upon joining. 

There are ways to avoid or reduce this fee, such as during promotional periods or by signing up for longer lengths of time.

South Pacific Equipment & Facilities

South Pacific Health Clubs have extensive equipment & facilities including:

  • Cardio Machines, Pin & Plate Loaded Resistance machines
  • Free weight and barbell area, cages and racks.
  • Functional & Bodyweight training zone
  • Fitness Studio – Incorporating, HIIT, Strength, Suspension, Cardio & Power Sessions with Heartrate tracking
  • Yoga studio including Hot and Anti-Gravity
  • Reformer Pilates area
  • Body Scans & Full Health & Fitness Induction.
  • Cruz Cycle with Les Mills Trip Immersive Live & Virtual Classes
  • Multiple training areas
  • Virtual Fitness Studio

Please note that facilities do vary considerably between locations, so it’s best to check with your local centre to see what they have.

Watch the video below to get a sense of the facilities and equipment South Pacific have on offer.

South Pacific Compared to Other Gyms

Here’s how South Pacific stacks up against other well known gym chains.

Gym

Price/wk

Sign Up Fee

24/7?

Classes?

Snap Fitness

$12.95+

$59 (varies)

Yes

Limited

Zap Fitness

$9.95 - $14.95

$69

Yes

Limited

Plus Fitness

$13.95 +

$78 - $128

Yes

Limited

Jetts Fitness

$14.95

$89 + $79 (for fob)

Yes

Limited

Anytime Fitness

$14.98 - $16.37

$99 + $69.95 (for fob)

Yes

Limited

Club Lime

$11.90 - $16.90

$59.00

Most

Yes

Crunch Fitness

$9.95 - $19.99

$39.99 (annual fee)

No

Yes

Fitness First

$17.00 +

$99

No

Yes

Goodlife Health Clubs

$17.99 - $27.99

$99

Most

Yes

Genesis Fitness

$14.50 - $20.00

$55.00

Some

Yes

South Pacific Health Clubs

$19.95 - $37.00

$199

Most

Yes

Curves

$20.50

$149

No

Yes

YMCA

~ $18 - $28

Varies

No

Yes

Fernwood Fitness

$22.00

$199

Some

Yes

OrangeTheory

$54.50

No

No

Yes

CrossFit Gyms

~ $50.00 - $70.00

Usually no

Usually no

Yes

12RND Fitness

$59.00

No

No

Yes

Body Fit Training

$65.00

No

No

Yes

F45 Training

~$65.00

No

No

Yes

Does South Pacific Offer a Free Trial

South Pacific does offer a 5 day free trial which can be claimed at any of their facilities across Melbourne. You can only claim this once, cannot claim it at multiple locations and must not have been a member previously.

South Pacific Special Offers

South Pacific do offer promotions several times a year – most often these involve the waiving of sign up fees. Keep an eye out for these on their website.

Does South Pacific Offer Student Discounts?

South Pacific does offer student discounts to under 18s. You’ll need to contact your local facility to find out more specific details.

Does South Pacific Have Classes?

South Pacific have perhaps the widest array of different group fitness offerings, which include:

  • Ab Blast
  • Altitude Training
  • Burn
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Agility
  • Active Adults
  • Barre
  • Body Balance
  • Boxing
  • Cardio Combo
  • Circuit
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Pilates

And many more…!

You can check out the full list here.

Group fitness classes vary considerably between locations, so check your local facility’s timetable to see what’s on offer.

Can I Use my South Pacific Membership at Any Location?

You can only use your South Pacific Membership at any location if you have purchased the correct multi-club membership – see details below. It can be a little confusing, so make sure you understand what access you have when purchasing a membership.


Home Only

Multi Club

(All excl. St. Kilda, Camberwell & Hawthorn)

Premier

(All excl. Camberwell & Hawthorn)

Premier Plus

(All Clubs + St. Kilda Altitude excl. Camberwell & Hawthorn)

Access to All Clubs

Single Club Access

+

-

-

-

-

Camberwell

-

-

-

-

+

Chadstone

-

+

+

+

+

City

-

+

+

+

+

Hawthorn

-

-

-

-

+

Mentone

-

+

+

+

+

Port Melbourne

-

+

+

+

+

St. Kilda

-

-

+

+

+

Williamstown

-

+

+

+

+

How do I Cancel my South Pacific Membership?

In order to cancel your South Pacific membership, you will need to cancel in club or electronically. 

If you are cancelling before the end of an agreed fixed term contract, there will be a minimum $99 cancellation fee. If you are on a pay as you go contract, you will need to pay for two more direct debits (a month) before you cancel.

There are some exceptions to incurring any penalties for cancelling, such as for medical reasons, however, you will need to provide proof via a medical certificate.

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