Zap Fitness – Newton
Zap Fitness is a privately owned Australian company that operates 55+ gyms across TAS, VIC and SA (with the majority in Tasmania). They are a 24/7 gym that focuses on delivering low prices, good equipment and multi-site access.
Like most 24/7 gyms, Zap Fitness clubs are only staffed at certain times but you can get access to train whenever you like. If you want to chat with someone, you need to go during the staffed hours of 10 am – 6.30 pm (Mon-Thurs) and 10 am – 2 pm (Fri-Sat but check your local club as times may vary on these days). Staff are not available on-site on Sundays or public holidays. You may find that there are personal trainers on-site working with clients outside of these hours and they may be able to help with some of your questions.
You can often get a Zap Fitness membership starting at $9.99 per week for an 18-month minimum term. 12-month minimum term memberships start at $12.99 per week while month by month memberships are $14.99 per week. It is always best to utilize a free trial and visit the club before joining so you can make a more informed decision before committing to long term contracts. A start-up cost of $69 is payable when you first join.
Zap Fitness Membership
You should always read and confirm the Zap Fitness terms and conditions in your membership agreement before committing to joining.
All the terms and conditions of membership can be found on the Zap Fitness website here.
You’ll find some answers to your membership questions in our FAQ’s section
Great for people who…
- Want a low cost, no-frills gym membership
- Are after the convenience of 24/7 access and don’t need regular staff support or training assistance
Avoid if you…
- Want a full service health club with group training classes
- Don’t live in Tasmania, South Australia or Melbourne
Individual Cardio TrainingCardio equipment is available for individual training purposes
Individual Weight TrainingFree and machine weights are available for individual training purposes
Functional TrainingFunctional training zones and equipment are available
Personal TrainersQualified personal trainers provide individual and/or small group training
24/7 Access24/7 access is available to members. Staffed hours may be different
Shower FacilitiesShower and change facilities are provided for use by members
Is there a cooling-off period after I sign my membership contract?
You have a 10-day cooling-off period during which you can cancel your membership with no penalty and receive a refund (as long as you return your access device and any merchandise you have received from signing up). The cooling-off period commences on the date of signing the agreement (not the first day you use the facilities). You must contact your home club to cancel during the cooling-off period.
Can I cancel my Zap Fitness contract?
You can cancel your membership for permanent sickness or physical incapacity provided you show proof in the form of a medical certificate. A cancellation fee of up to $75 may apply.
If you wish to cancel for other reasons, a cancellation fee applies.
- for 12-month memberships, the cancellation fee is $245 if you have more than 6 months remaining on your minimum term and $195 if it is less than 6 months
- for 18-month memberships, the cancellation fee is $280 if you have more than 6 months remaining on your minimum term and $195 if it is less than 6 months
How do I cancel my membership after my minimum contract term is complete?
If you are looking to cancel your membership after your minimum term is completed, there is a 30 day notice period (maybe different in South Australia). Any fees due during the notice period must be paid in full. There is an option to cancel your agreement automatically after the minimum term is complete which requires no notice period. This must be established at the time of signing the agreement.
Can I transfer my membership contract to someone else?
You can transfer your membership to a non-member for a fee of $69.
Can I suspend my Zap Fitness membership?
You can suspend your membership for a minimum of 2 weeks and a maximum of 6 weeks within any 12 month period. You will be charged a reduced rate of $5 per week during the suspension period.
What is the minimum age to join Zap Fitness?
Zap Fitness members must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Members under 18 years must have a parent or guardian agree to the terms of the membership agreement and need to join the club in person rather than online.
Ask at your local Zap Fitness club for a full copy of their Membership Age Policy for more detailed information.
For more information on kids in gyms and weight training for under 18’s, read our article on The Minimum Age to Join a Gym in Australia.
Very clean, very friendly and helpful staff. Good equipment reasonable well maintained (when the maintenance men are available),