Jetts Fremantle, WA
Fremantle Marketplace, 219 Hampton Road, South Fremantle, WA 6162
Opening Hours: 24/7 for members or
Staffed Hours: Mon – Thu: 9:00 – 14:00, Fri: 9:00 – 12:00, AND Mon – Wed: 15:00 – 18:00
(not staffed on weekends or public holidays)
Cost: Casual rate of $14.95 per day, or join without lock-in for $14.95 a week.
Jetts Fremantle is located south of the city centre, around 30 mins walk / 2.5km away. It’s part of Fremantle Marketplace retail park and you can see a sign outside it just across from Aldi.
The club is medium sized, with all the equipment you’d typically find in any Jetts chain. I’ve used several Jetts clubs previously, although this was my first in Australia; previously I’ve been to clubs in New Zealand and Thailand. At a glance it all looked to be similar – colourful attractive equipment, modern and a great range and quality. If anything though, I’d say this club was just slightly less new than others I’ve been to, although it certainly wouldn’t put me off going back.
When I attended between 16:00 – 17:00, the club had a few attendees but was quiet enough to get on everything I wanted.
You’ll find dumbbell freeweights up to 50kg here, along with a rack of of lightweights from 1 – 10kg. There is also a full rack of straight barbells from 10 – 40kg in 5kg increments. You’ll also find a few adjustable ones in varying shapes.
You’ll see pull up bars here along with narrow set cables, although I didn’t see a cable crossover station. They’ve provided an assisted pull ups machine though, along with a lat pull down, so there’s plenty for you to work those lats with!
I found a squat rack and Smith machine for leg work, along with a hip extension bench.
There’s a fair number of resistance machines here if you prefer these for weight training. These include an omni-leg press, row, pec/rear delt, leg curl, leg extension, chest press, shoulder press and abdo crunch.
Plate-loadable machines include a calf raise and inclined leg press. You’ll also find several bench press stations and a preacher curl.
Jetts Fremantle has a great functional area with a good amount of floorspace in which you can do your own thing. You’ll find some good quality thick mats, as well as yoga mats here too.
I found medicine balls up to 10kg, kettlebells up to 24kg and a full rack of lightweight dumbbells. You’ll also find resistance loops, an abs roller, several Swiss balls, foam rollers and plyoboxes.
There’s a huge boxing bag in the centre of the rig and you’ll also find some skipping ropes and step boards.
The club’s cardio equipment was very good and typical of the chain’s high standard and range. I found five treadmills, 8 bikes (4 uprights, 2 recumbents and 2 Spin bikes), two rowers, three ellipticals and one nice modern curved treadmill.
The real surprise was however seeing a versa climber! At least, that what they were called last time I used one, which was admittedly pre-millennium. Perhaps they are still popular over here – in any case, I really enjoyed a change from my usual cardio stint!
Jetts Fremantle is a good gym, located to the south of Fremantle. Bear in mind it’s some way out of the town centre, but it’s a nice walk on the street by the coast if you’re exploring the area. I especially liked jumping on the versa climber again and the club had everything you’d expect of a good chain, except perhaps cable crossovers. Everything was in reasonable condition and staff were friendly.
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