Location and Directions

The ZAP Fitness Center is a state-of-the-art facility located on 68 acres in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina, just outside of Blowing Rock. Our main building houses our resident elite athletes and corporate offices as well as a full weight training facility and dining area. Across the breezeway our visitors and guests stay in our lodge which offers housing for up to 24 people in double and single rooms.Outside you’ll enjoy the peace and quiet of the Blackberry Valley. You can relax on our covered deck or take a soak in the hot tub and for those of you with sore legs, take a dip in the cool headwaters to the Yadkin River.A fifteen minute drive will take you to the quaint mountain village of Blowing Rock which offers great shops and restaurants and the 26 miles of carriage trails at Moses Cone Park.In the area you can hike the many trails off the Blue Ridge Parkway, visit Grandfather Mountain, bike the Blue Ridge Parkway or check out the small towns that make up the High Country. When you’ve had your fill of the outdoors you can stop at the Tanger Outlet Mall in Blowing Rock for a little shopping.

While we are located just minutes outside of Blowing Rock our physical address is:

9560 Blackberry Rd.

Lenoir, NC 28645

If you are flying from around the country the best airport to fly into is typically Charlotte, located approximately 1hr 45min from our facility, but Greensboro, Asheville, and the Tri-Cities airport in Johnson City are all roughly a 2 hour drive from our facility. If you are attending camp and will need a ride from the airport we do provide transportation for $75 each way and we will do our best to combine pickups when possible so campers can split the transportation cost.



Rates and Availability

The ZAP Fitness Facility is open for use from March through November. Our location is ideal for all kinds of group retreats or getaways. The mountains are a popular place to visit during the hot summer months as well as during the fall when the foliage is in full color. In the past we have had a number of high school and college teams come to ZAP for post-season and pre-season training camps as well as corporate retreats, church retreats, weekend getaways for a group of friends and triathlon and cycling camps.

We do offer lunch and dinner prepared by our chef to groups of 10 or more at a rate of $10 per person for lunch and $15 per person for dinner.
We will do our best to accommodate any special dietary needs but it is important that we let our chef know ahead of time so please contact us. Some requests may require additional costs.
Our Rates for 2018 are $40/person per night for lodging
Please call for more information and availability.


Our facility is a 24 bed lodge with wood floors throughout all the rooms and carpet in the main lounge area. The rooms are equipped with nice double pillow-top twin beds. Most of the rooms have 2 beds for double occupancy, we do have a limited number of single rooms with just one bed. Each room shares a full bathroom with an adjacent room, with the exception of 2 private bath suites reserved for couples. We have a coin operated washer and dryer on site along with a refrigerator dedicated to personal use for guests.