ZAP FITNESS REVIEW

Zap Fitness is an Australian-owned gym chain with over 500 locations. You should consider joining Zap if you want a low-cost, 24 hour facility with the basics.

Price: $9.99 – $14.99* per week.

Sign Up Fees: $69.00 

Contracts: Month to Month OR
12 & 18-month committment

24/7 Access: Yes

Group Fitness: In some clubs, but very limited

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Today you’re going to gain some deeper insight into Zap Fitness 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 Zap Fitness, 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 Zap Fitness?

✓ If you want a low cost gym membership.

✓ If you want a gym with 24/7 access and access to their many locations.

✓ If you want a simple gym membership with the basics, such as cardio machines, weight machines and free weights.

What Limitations Does Zap Fitness Have?

✗ Zap Fitness facilities are very tightly packed and have limited equipment.

✗ The cheap price tag will also mean it gets pretty busy during the peak periods of the day, however, there is more than enough value here to kick-start your fitness journey.

✗ There is a $69 sign up fee which is payable upon joining.

About Zap Fitness

Zap Fitness is an Australian gym chain with over 55 locations across Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. They are a low-cost, tightly packed facility similar in size to Jetts, Snap and Anytime Fitness.

Is Zap Fitness Open 24/7?

Zap Fitness is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You use a swipe key to access the club during non-staffed hours which you purchase when signing up.

If you’re hoping to sign up or ask any specific questions, you’ll need to visit Zap during their staffed hours. These times may vary from club to club and throughout the week, but most centers are staffed from 10 am – 6.30 pm (Mon-Thurs) and 10 am – 2 pm (Fri-Sat).

Zap Fitness is not staffed on Sundays or public holidays.

Zap Fitness Pricing

A membership at Zap Fitness will cost you $14.99 per week on a month to month contract. If you’re looking to save some money over the long term, you can commit to an 18-month or 12-month contract, which works out to be $9.99 and $12.99, respectively.

Does Zap Fitness Offer a Free Trial?

Zap Fitness does offer a free trial in the form of 1x single entry pass. You must be over 18 years of age, visit during staffed hours, be a local resident and be a first-time visitor in order to qualify for the free trial.

Zap Fitness Sign Up Fee

Zap Fitness have a $69 sign up fee.

There are ways to avoid paying this fee, such as signing up for longer periods of time or purchasing a membership during a promotional period.

Zap Fitness Special Offers

Zap Fitness 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 Zap Fitness Have Classes?

Generally, the vast majority of Zap Fitness clubs do not offer group fitness classes. There are some bigger Zap clubs who are starting to offer group fitness, however, it is very limited at this point in time.

Zap Fitness Equipment & Facilities

Each Zap Fitness club has a cardio area with ellipticals, rowing machines, bikes and treadmills, a machine area including leg press, assisted chin-ups, etc., a free weight area, as well as one to two squat racks, which also serve as a bench press.

They also have your typical amenities including open lockers, showers/toilets, water taps and a reception area.

Zap Fitness Compared to Other Gyms

Here’s how Zap 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

$9.99 - $14.99

$69

Yes

Limited

Plus Fitness

$13.95

No

Yes

Limited

Jetts Fitness

$14.95

$79 (for key) + $89

Yes

Limited

Anytime Fitness

$16.98

$99

Yes

Limited

Crunch Fitness

$9.95 - $19.99

$39.99

No

Yes

Fitness First

$17.00 +

$99

No

Yes

Goodlife Health Clubs

$17.09 +

$99

Some

Yes

Genesis Fitness

$14.50 - $20.00

$55.00

Some

Yes

South Pacific Health Clubs

$20.00 - $37.00

$149

Yes

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

RESOURCES

Do you want to join the gym but aren't sure how to get started? Here are some helpful resources.