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JNCC gym

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Major upgrade for JNCC

Juanita Nielsen Community Centre is closed temporarily for a major refurbishment. The community centre will be made more accessible, with more space for the whole community.

The gym will be updated, including new change rooms and air conditioning.

Work is expected to take around 18 months.

During the refurbishment, the gym will be at the Mary McDonald Centre, just around the corner at 82 Bourke Street, Woolloomooloo.

We may make changes to class days and operating times, and we’ll let you know as soon as possible.

Opening hours

Juanita Nielsen Fitness Centre at Mary McDonald

Monday to Thursday: 10am to 8pm
Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday and public holidays: Closed

Women's only workout space on Wednesday: 9am to 10am.

Gym outreach program on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9am to 10am.


82 Bourke Street
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
02 8374 6324

A group of people using the gym at JNCC.

Fitness classes for 2014

All classes are held at the Mary McDonald Centre unless otherwise indicated.

Time/Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday
10am Free flow yoga
Rex Centre
10.15am Meditation and gentle yoga
Rex Centre
12.30pm BPM Urban 30 Free flow yoga
Rex Centre
Rex Centre
4.15pm Fitness for all
Rex Centre
5.30pm Cross training

Class descriptions


A high intensity cardio workout that pushes you to your limit, using a variety of boxing combinations and calisthenics that will tone, strengthen and build your confidence.

Intensity: Medium to high.


An intense hour incorporating all aspects of fitness: Speed, agility, endurance, power and strength. The ideal class for all-round fitness. Dynamic conditioning at its best that includes metabolic conditioning, bodyweight training, core strength, boxing and ropes!

Intensity: High

Fitness for all

A low-impact, 45 minute class, integrating resistance training for strength and stability, stretching and mobility work.

Intensity: Medium

Free flow yoga

A harmonious marriage of hatha, ashtanga and vinyasa. Starting slowly, free flow builds up to a dynamic sequence of poses and movements, to awaken and energise. Ideal for all fitness levels.

Intensity: Low to medium

Meditation and gentle yoga

Involves simple guidance and meditation to tune in to one’s body and build body awareness, without any exercise agenda. Performed with gentle body movements as preparation for lying down, becoming still and being guided to stay with the body to allow awareness to deepen and unfold. The class runs for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Intensity: Low


A non-cardio floor based workout that focuses on correct body alignment and encourages the deeper trunk muscles to lengthen and strengthen.

Intensity: Low to medium

Urban 30

Not for the faint hearted. There are no rules. No barriers. The only limits are those you place on yourself. If you are fit and not afraid of a challenge, then this is the workout for you.

Intensity: High

Gym benefits


No booking fee and no locked in contracts!

Membership includes access to all gym equipment and fitness classes.

On joining, your membership provides for a complementary fitness assessment and a one-on-one personal training program developed by one of our trainers.

We ask that you complete the pre-exercise health form when you join, which can be downloaded below, so we can make sure you're reaching your fitness goals safely.

Our staff

Our trainers are qualified, friendly and helpful. Whatever your fitness goal, our staff can help you get results. They are always on hand to encourage, help and advise you to make sure you're getting the most out of your workouts.

Outreach program

The gym outreach program works in partnership with clients engaged with local organisations.

Outreach clients require a referral from their case worker or organisation. Clients will receive 20 free visits to train at our state-of-the-art gym between 9am and 10am, Monday to Friday.

We welcome partnerships with new organisations.

Fees and charges

Pass type Resident Resident concession Non-resident
6 months $138 $51.50 $287
3 months $76 $28.50 $170
1 month $33 $12.50 $71
10 visit pass $69 Not available $111.50
Casual visit $8.50 $4.50 $16

Last updated: Wednesday, 15 January 2014