Ron Zalko Gym Review


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Ron Zalko
1807 West 1st Ave, Vancouver
Telephone: (604) 737-4355

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Gym Overall Review Score

Results based on 19 votes. Overall Average Rating of: 8.34/10
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1. Customer Service 2 Equipment Status 3. Cleanliness 4. Mirrors 5. Ab/Stretch Area 6. Water Fountains 7. Bathrooms 8. Changerooms 9. Parking 10. Lighting 11. Music 12. Accessories 13. Friendliness 14. How Busy is it? 15. Payment Plans

Member Reviews

10/10 9.93/109.93/109.93/109.93/109.93/109.93/109.93/109.93/109.93/109.93/10

Reviewer: James Feinstein

Date: 12/16/2017

Cost of membership:affordable
Pros:OMG! I saw Lady Gaga working out at Ron Zalko! Totally serious, it was Gaga! I love this gym!
Cons: no pool
Thoughts: great place to get in shape
The best gym in the city is (and why): clean, affordable, great programming & friendly staff with a passion for fitness

10/10 10/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/10

Reviewer: Priscilla Andreassen

Date: 5/17/2014

Cost of membership:
Pros:clean! The owners are very in tune with membership needs and are constantly adding new equipment, trading out things that don't seem to be popular, adding in new classes from YOGA, PERSONALIZED TRAINING, SPINNING CYCLING CLASSES AND HIGH ENERGY CARDIO .I take the Monday spinning classes and they are really a great, great workout! The instructor is absolutely fantastic! Energetic, very Knowledgeable, and really gives it her all. You can burn some serious calories in her class, and it has helped me become a better road cyclist ( long distance and short) The overall trainers are all excellent..whether working with older or younger members. There are no "sub mediocre" training programs. Each program is truly designed for the individual. If you like high temp programs try the BOXERFIT OR MONDAY SPINNING CYCLE CLASSES. Both instructors are in tune, professional, and take an interest in each individual, whether you are a beginner or elite. Ron Zalko Fitness is centrally located in the heart of Kitsilano, so location is key. There is parking underground, and in the streets around the gym. The hours are convenient for me and there is no waiting whatsoever for using the equipment. Ron Zalko staff are also on the ball constantly making sure the equipment is put back properly, wiped down and clean for the next member to use. Even Ron Zalko himself gets his hands dirty, and he isn't afraid to wipe down equipment or wash the bathroom floor if needed...a truly genuine caring business owner! He is also open to member comments and ideas...and is on site daily. This is truly a fitness facility that is world class and stands behind it's long standing reputation for being one of the best in the industry!. Thank you Ron Zalko Fitness and Staff! Priscilla A
Cons: no tanning available or juice bar
The best gym in the city is (and why):

4/10 4.2/104.2/104.2/104.2/104.2/104.2/104.2/104.2/104.2/104.2/10

Reviewer: phil

Date: 5/8/2014

Pros: NA
Cons: It may make you craze mentally, for sure that it is not good for my health, specially mentally, check google's early views. If you need to know why, you may check the owner's background and original cultures.
I will say that it is my worst nightmare, the worst gym I ever visited all over the world.

10/10 10/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/10

Reviewer: Savannah Richardson

Date: 12/20/2013

Cost of membership:$32 a month
The best gym in the city is (and why): YOGA STUDIO CLASSES OUTSTANDING! SPINNING CLASSES OUTSTANDING! A true local gym with a better and friendlier vibe than corporate/franchise gyms! The owner of Ron Zalko's and staff are friendly and helpful, the machines are clean, the weights are well organized, and there's free towel service. I've been a member for over two years and have never had to wait in line for a machine or weight. I love the spinning classes( Monday, Wednesday classes outstanding with good specific energized music). And...Yoga classes, one of a kind and very unique. I've gotten to know all the staff, owner, Ron Zalko, and many of the regulars and can honestly say they're all great people and make Ron Zalko Fitness a great place to work out. Pros: Friendly people (staff and members), clean machines, organized weights, little to no wait times for equipment, wide variety of equipment for almost any type of real exercise you'd like to do, decent pricing. State of the art music. Cons: I can't really think of any! This is the gym I compare other gyms to. What it lacks in some machinery and fad equipment it makes up for in environment and overall quality of experience. I give this fitness gym 5 stars, and I love it! Savannah Point Grey

9/10 8.87/108.87/108.87/108.87/108.87/108.87/108.87/108.87/108.87/108.87/10

Reviewer: Amanda

Date: 9/11/2012

Cost of membership: reasonable
Pros:great layout, terrific knowlegeable staff
Cons:no tanning
The best gym in the city is (and why): Wow what a difference, the gym was just renovated and it looks amazing, like a brand new club! I used to be a member at Ron Zalko's but I moved away, and now that I'm back in Kits I rejoined. They've got a great atmosphere and equipment, and they've added a lot of new yoga classes. I got a great deal on the membership so it was definitely worth joining again.

9/10 8.73/108.73/108.73/108.73/108.73/108.73/108.73/108.73/108.73/108.73/10

Reviewer: CS

Date: 5/28/2012

I've been an RZ member for quite a few years now, and there are a number of basic reasons I keep choosing this club over all the others...
There are a lot of things I especially love about this gym....
It is so much bigger, brighter, cleaner and better equipped than most of the other gyms that I have tried around Vancouver.
I love the size of the gym and the outstanding variety and quality of equipment, and there are so many windows that even on a rainy Vancouver day, it gives me a bit of a lift when I'm working out. : )
There are so many different classes included in the basic member price and I hope they always keep the original aerobic classes, too. : )
I particularly love the 'Ladies Only' area, especially on those days I can hardly drag my butt in and just want to hide out.. : )
Management can be sticky about rules like bringing a small towel for sweat hygiene and quick wiping machines after use I try to remind myself it's for everyone's benefit.
All in all, when I compare it to all the others around town I think it's the best. : )

10/10 9.67/109.67/109.67/109.67/109.67/109.67/109.67/109.67/109.67/109.67/10

Reviewer: Cheyenne

Date: 5/23/2012

Cost of membership:reasonable
Pros: great classes
Cons: too many hot guys that distract your vision while working out
The best gym in the city is (and why):
I am not big on lifting weights, but do like Aerobic, Yoga, and Pilates Classes. I believe RZ has the best range of these group exercise classes in town and that's the main reason I have been a member of this gym for a long time. I like it too that the facility is ALWAYS clean and tidy. As well, I find having a "Women Only" area very considerate of the owner and I enjoy the quietness of it while doing my short afterclass additional exercises there. Like the gym's brightness and spaciousness. Definitely check it out!

10/10 9.87/109.87/109.87/109.87/109.87/109.87/109.87/109.87/109.87/109.87/10

Reviewer: Amanda

Date: 8/3/2011

Cost of membership: 28 monthly
Pros: best variety of classes
Cons: no towels
The best gym in the city is (and why): I lost 12 lbs at Ron Zalko Fitness and this was the first summer I couldn't wait to shop for a bikini! Their staff are so helpful and friendly, now I always look forward to my workout. They have the best variety of classes, from cardio to yoga and you can tell the instructors really enjoy teaching. I would recommend this gym to anyone looking to lose weight or maintain their shape, even if they are beginners. There is no easier place to get started. The only thing missing is towels and water, and that's not something I want to pay extra for anyways, I'll bring my own!

9/10 8.67/108.67/108.67/108.67/108.67/108.67/108.67/108.67/108.67/108.67/10

Reviewer: Lucy

Date: 7/5/2011

Cost of membership: under $30/month
Pros: great classes, lots of equipment, huge windows
Cons: no towel service
The best gym in the city is (and why): This gym is amazing, I love all the classes especially spinning, core and yoga. I lost all my baby weight with their cardio and core program, it was so easy and the staff were really helpful and motivating. I would recommend this gym to anyone looking to get started on a fitness program, they make it really easy for beginners like me!

9/10 8.67/108.67/108.67/108.67/108.67/108.67/108.67/108.67/108.67/108.67/10

Reviewer: Dani Hanson

Date: 6/17/2011

Cost of membership: 99/28 per month
Pros: Best staff and workout programs
Cons: Closes early on weekends
The best gym in the city is (and why): The Ron Zalko Fitness Full Body Transformation really works! I lost 10 lbs in 7 weeks and have never felt better! Their unique program and classes are the best in the city and their personal trainers and staff are friendly and professional. I have tried other gyms and have never had these kind of results. I did my first Yoga class here and the instructor was so kind and helpful I didn't feel like an inflexible idiot. My only complaint is that they close at 6 PM on the weekend, and I would prefer to work out in the evenings.

9/10 9/109/109/109/109/109/109/109/109/109/10

Reviewer: Greg

Date: 5/13/2011

Cost of membership: reasonable
Pros:tons of equipment, weights and classes
Cons: dumbells only to up to 75lbs
The best gym in the city is (and why): Love the yoga classes at Ron Zalko's especially friday at 5:30 fierce yoga. Like the dance sculpt monday evening too, great workout, makes up for all the beer on the weekend!

10/10 9.87/109.87/109.87/109.87/109.87/109.87/109.87/109.87/109.87/109.87/10

Reviewer: wei sui

Date: 5/3/2011

Cost of membership:
The best gym in the city is (and why): OMG I love this club! Love the yoga and pilates classes. Good balance of everything from weights to cardio to group exercise. Reasonable prices and very clean. All the instructors are unbelievable and very professional personal trainers. I wish they had a sauna though, but on the other hand a sauna will not get you in shape and the downtoearth people make up for it.

9/10 8.93/108.93/108.93/108.93/108.93/108.93/108.93/108.93/108.93/108.93/10

Reviewer: Sarah

Date: 4/27/2011

Cost of membership: 99 down and 28/month
Pros: Amazing facilities and staff
Cons: not open late on weekends
Thoughts: Best facilities at the best price!
The best gym in the city is (and why): I recently rejoined Ron Zalko Fitness after moving back to Vancouver and I was impressed at all the new equipment and renovations. They changed some classes and added lots of yoga and pilates which are included in your membership. The best part of the gym is the huge windows, it's nice to work out with a view and some sunshine, even in the women's only area which has a full setup of weight training equipment (I like the option of being able to do some exercises in the womens only and some in the coed area).

9/10 9.27/109.27/109.27/109.27/109.27/109.27/109.27/109.27/109.27/109.27/10

Reviewer: julia

Date: 4/20/2011

Cost of membership: Very Reasonable
Pros: amazing classes
Cons: no pool or sauna
The best gym in the city is (and why):
This is by far the best gym in Vancouver and I wish I had tried it out sooner! They have the best variety of classes and instructors, and since you don't have to sign in to the classes, you don't have to go an hour early to get your spot. The studio is massive (I'm pretty sure they can fit 60 people in there) and there are huge windows so you get lots of natural light. Actually the whole gym has floor to ceiling windows so you don't feel like you're working out in someone's basement. There are so many machines and never a wait time for anything. When I'm there right after work (usually the busiest time) I have no problem getting on machines because there are so many. And the prices! I was used to paying more than double for my membership at the community centre, I couldn't believe how much more affordable it is to work out at a fitness centre that had way better equipment and classes!

8/10 8.33/108.33/108.33/108.33/108.33/108.33/108.33/108.33/108.33/108.33/10

Reviewer: Emily

Date: 4/20/2011

Cost of membership: Inexpensive
Pros:fab classes and instructors
Cons: busier at night
Thoughts:Still well worth it, great classes included, don't have to pay extra for every little thing. good service & fees are not expensive at all and it's just a great atmosphere, clean & well maintained. the staff have experience, support you, motivate you and I see results.
The best gym in the city is (and why): Ron Zalko good layout and good balance of free weights and machines. Great classes and yoga, close to everything in Kitsilano.

4/10 4.47/104.47/104.47/104.47/104.47/104.47/104.47/104.47/104.47/104.47/10

Reviewer: Shella

Date: 1/25/2011

Cost of membership:
Thoughts:I went to Ron Zalko’s with a free webpass and when I wouldn’t sign up on the spot, the manager basically kicked me out and wouldn’t even let me use the free pass. Then when I called him later he acted like a jerk and just said it was a “miscommunication.”
The best gym in the city is (and why):

8/10 8.07/108.07/108.07/108.07/108.07/108.07/108.07/108.07/108.07/108.07/10

Reviewer: Jarrold

Date: 5/26/2010

The gym is like a MercedesBenz! Best gym I've ever been to, best rates and up to date equipment. The men's washroom could be a bit bigger, but that's a minor issue. The staff are professional and really know how to motivate you.

10/10 10/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/1010/10

Reviewer: kate

Date: 2/6/2010

Best and most complete gym I have ever seen! Good staff, wonderful programs & awesome classes. Totally worth joining! I lost 15lbs there!

2/10 2/102/102/102/102/102/102/102/102/102/10

Reviewer: Jordan Dixon

Date: 11/9/2009

Just had to cancel my gym membership with Ron Zalko's due to lost income and the need to make cut backs. When I spoke to a staff memeber about canceling they informed me that i had to come in on Monday to talk to someone else about cancelling and that I need to provide 30 days prior notice to cancelling. I then come in on Monday to cancel my membership and was told that I have to come back at 1:00pm and hopefully the "cancellation officer" will be there to do that. Holy cow, I better take the next day or two off and hopefully meet with the "cancelation officer". I was then told that they will continue to bill me past my year membership if I don't cancel as per the fine print that was not explained to me when I originally joined. Why is it that some business owners feel they need to punish or make life hard on their customers. I wasn't even planning on joining another gym.


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