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Want to know what’s available nearby to get you fit and healthy? We asked some of WL’s most recommended gyms and exercise groups to let the community know what they offer…


The Squad Co., Neutral Bay, Cammeray, North Sydney

“We are a fitness community. We are inclusive. We are a sanctuary. We are tough but fun. We like to laugh. We love to train. We love what it does for our mind, not just our body. 

The Squad Co. is an outdoor group training program for women based on Sydney’s Lower North Shore. Our sessions are based on High Intensity Interval Training with a combination of cardio, strength and corrective exercise.

We can adjust each session to suit all needs and work with everyone from beginners, new mums, pregnant women and athletes. We are always looking for something new and different – you will never do the same session twice! We want you to enjoy your exercise so it becomes a positive part of your life, not something you dread. This is the key to making it a lifestyle and not just a phase. For us it’s about how exercise makes you feel rather than how it makes you look.

Women’s health is a huge focus and passion of ours – all of our trainers are qualified in pre and post natal exercise and we pride ourselves on safe and effective training for pregnant women and new mums.”

Contact: www.thesquadco.com.au/

Vision Personal Training Willoughby, Upper 14/175 Lower Gibbes St, Roseville

“Vision Personal Training Willoughby is the largest Vision franchise in Australia. Experts in weight loss, fitness training and nutrition, the team have earned recognition in the community for helping clients achieve long-lasting health and weight loss goals. Their key focus is to create a positive and un-intimidating training environment where all clients can feel welcome, confident and motivated. Through an emphasis on educating people about the right nutrition and training specific to their life circumstances and health priorities, they have been helping the community transform their lives and achieve lasting changes to their energy levels, zest for life and desired body shape. Operating in the community since 2005 with a caring team of more than 15 personal trainers, Vision PT Willoughby always has someone on hand to provide the support needed to help people achieve what they never thought possible. In a typical week the team run more than 750 personal training sessions and twice-yearly more than 100 clients participate in the studio’s 9 Week Weight Loss Challenge, losing an average of 303 kilograms. The studio has a highly motivating culture and while many clients join for weight loss, fitness goals are also a major focus. Vision PT Willoughby are active community citizens, joining forces each year to support local businesses and associations (e.g. St. Thomas School Fair; Chatswood Rugby; Chatswood Rangers Soccer) be it for fund raising efforts or to help educate the community on the importance of health and fitness. They additionally hold their own annual fun run attracting more than 100 participants each year as well as hosting monthly health and fitness seminars for Vision Willoughby members and the local community.

Contact: https://www.visionpt.com.au/studios/willoughby/

Studio84, 84 Penshurst Street, Willoughby

“A Boutique Personal Training studio providing an all-encompassing service of Personal, Small Group training, Nutrition and weight management advice to ensure that you are supported in every way possible towards achieving your goals.

At Studio84 we believe in setting long term and realistic goals, it’s about changing your lifestyle habits for good! Long lasting habits always triumph over short term fixes, fads and diets and through appropriate coaching, personal/small group training and nutrition, we help the community become healthier and happier versions of themselves. We are a brother and sister team striving to see each person as an individual and are ready to coach you when you feel its right! Remember, you are more than just an unhappy being and numbers on a set of scales – Do this for YOU!!”

Special offer: 2 x FREE personal training sessions to all new clients.

Contact: www.studio84.com.au https://www.facebook.com/Studio-84-Health-and-Fitness-176235656139426


JusFitness, Willoughby and Cammeray

JusFitness offers outdoor group fitness and running training for adults, children and teenage girls as well as private personal training:

“As a mum of four and avid marathoner, JusFitness’ owner, Justine, totally understands the important role fitness plays in the physical and mental wellbeing of all age groups.  She has fostered a love of fitness in her own children and has great pleasure in extending that to the rest of the community.

JusFitness offers the following:

  • Adult group fitness sessions – high intensity, lots of variety and a range of cardio and strength activities
  • Adult running sessions – to really push your fitness to that next level and train for specific events from 10km to the marathon. Justine has trained many previous non-runners to successfully complete first marathons, such as New York.
  • Children’s fitness sessions – running focused with the aim of fostering confidence in kids while developing their cardio fitness and practicing for school cross country and athletics events
  • Teenage girl’s fitness sessions – fun, high intensity, combining strength and cardio, designed to motivate teenagers to develop a love of fitness as well as providing a good break from schoolwork
  • Private personal training sessions

Classes cater for all levels of fitness and ability with sessions prepared meticulously to ensure they meet the needs and goals of all participants. Personal training sessions are conducted from JusFitness’ fully equipped personal training studio or outdoors or from the comfort of your home. Group sessions are conducted outdoors at Willoughby Park, St Leonards Park or Tunks Park.”

Contact: http://jusfitness.com.au/

 Willoughby Leisure Centre, 2 Small St, Willoughby

“WLC is a community health and wellbeing centre offering everything you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Centre provides multiple services and facilities to focus on health, wellbeing and recreation. The Healthclub has a fully equipped Gym with a qualified trainer always in attendance. The Cycle Studio has all new bikes and for Group Fitness there are over 70 classes catering for all levels of fitness, strength and ability. WLC also has a multipurpose Sports Hall featuring two indoor courts. This allows for a range of sporting or social activities such as indoor soccer, volleyball, netball, basketball and badminton. The hall is available for permanent and/or casual bookings. There is an eight lane 25 metre indoor heated pool, and a professional creche service for children aged 5 weeks to 5 years.”

Contact: www.willoughbyleisure.com.au

Balanced Bodies Lifestyle Clinic, Cammeray and Cremorne

“Our vision at Balanced Bodies Lifestyle Clinic is to inspire individuals to achieve their daily dose of movement. We focus on helping people improve their health with expert guidance from our team of Exercise Physiologists, Physiotherapists, Dietitian, Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor. We believe movement is medicine and a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work. All our programs are designed specific to the person in front of us and our team takes pride in not just caring for our clients but about them as well. We take the time to get to know you and your lifestyle so we can find a solution that works. Balanced Bodies Lifestyle Clinic offers 1-1 sessions and group exercise classes.

We help people who:

  • Have chronic and complex health conditions such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, mental health conditions, etc
  • Are overcoming different injuries such as knee pain, back pain or joint surgery.
  • Are currently pregnant or new mums wanting to return to exercise with our Post Natal Exercise and wellbeing programs.
  • Women’s Health Programs including assisting women with endometriosis, PCOS, going through menopause
  • Are wanting to lose weight and improve their health and wellbeing.

Our Locations include:

  • Gym in Cammeray: 1/500 Miller Street, Cammeray (entrance off Abbott Street)
  • Lifestyle Clinic and Gym in Cremorne: 3/104 Spofforth Street, Cremorne”

Contact: www.bblifestyleclinic.com.au


Dominant Fitness, Lower North Shore 

“Dominic Vaughan leverages a lifetime experience in fitness and coaching gained as a Phs.Ed teacher and Australian Rugby Union Representative. Dominic creates fun and unique training sessions ensuring proper exercise techniques are instilled in participants to achieve optimum results. Session content is geared for all fitness levels. On offer is: Personal and group training, Corporate groups training, Health and Fitness Education, Plus Mature Age Groups 55+. A lot of my sessions are around the Willoughby area – Willoughby Park and the back of Willoughby Leisure Centre. Also into North Sydney, Kirribilli, the City and Randwick.

Here are some testimonials:

“Dom is a great trainer. He prepares each session and, in over a year, I have rarely if ever attended a session that didn’t contain some new combination of exercise. Dom has an easy-going nature but provides gentle encouragement when it’s required. I find Dom’s approach to training very well balanced which suits me.”

“Dom runs enjoyable and effective fitness training sessions. He has helped me regain fitness after 10+ years of minimal physical exercise, and it barely hurt at all!! I’d recommend him highly.”

“Dom is highly knowledgeable about fitness and passionate about the health and wellbeing of his clients. Not suitable for slouches, these are tough sessions, but you will always be glad at the end of the hour that you made the effort. Whether you want to train as part of a group, or one-on-one, Dom challenges you with training sessions that will achieve results in no time.”

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/DominantFitnessA1

Orangetheory Fitness, Mosman

*While Orangetheory is yet to open (and as such is not yet recommended in WL), we thought many on the lower North Shore would want to know about it!

“Orangetheory Fitness is the Global Fitness Phenomenon about to sweep across Australia! In just short 8 years, Orangetheory has grown to being the #1 workout in the US and now with over 800 locations worldwide, 500,000 members can’t be wrong!

Our live heart-rate training is designed to keep heart rates in the target zone to give you optimised results. Backed by the science of Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC), the result is the Orange Effect. More energy, visible toning and an Afterburn of calories for up to 36 hours post-workout.

  • Be one of the first in Australia to experience the Global Fitness Phenomenon!
  • Burn 500+ calories in just 1 hour
  • Keep burning calories for up to 36 hours
  • Heart rate training tailored to all fitness levels

Special offer: 2 WEEKS FREE VIP TRAINING! We have a limited number of 2 week FREE VIP training available for when our studio launches very shortly and this offer will NEVER be repeated again! Contact us today to register for your 2 weeks FREE VIP training!

Contact: www.orangetheoryfitness.com.au/studio/mosman