JNCC gym

JNCC gym

Your local Woolloomooloo gym

Welcome to the Juanita Nielsen Community gym, a friendly space to help you reach your health and fitness goals.

We offer an affordable and fully equipped community gym for residents, workers and visitors of the local area. Memberships and casual visits are offered upon joining via our digital pre-exercise health form. Memberships include access to the air-conditioned gym, change rooms with showers and a range of group exercise classes for various levels of fitness in the community hall, see the timetable below. 

The gym has introduced new state of the art equipment including:

  • free-weights, including dumbbells, kettlebells and barbells 
  • Olympic rack/squat rack
  • Smith machine
  • assault bike
  • interactive treadmills
  • elliptical steppers
  • concept 2 rowers
  • concept 2 SkiErg
  • versa-climber
  • leg press
  • assisted chin-up/dip bars.
Sign up now using our online pre-exercise health form. Please note, if you answer yes to any of the medical questions, you will be required to obtain and submit a doctor's certificate, prior to exercising. 

Photo ID is required and current concession cards including seniors cards, for concession rates to be applied. 

Payments: From Monday 26 September 2016, the centre became cashless. EFTPOS and all credit cards are accepted, except American Express. Payments can be made at the centre or over the phone. 

Opening hours

Juanita Nielsen Fitness Centre

Monday and Wednesday: 6am to 8pm
Tuesday: 9am to 8pm
Thursday: 9am to 8pm
Friday: 6am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday and public holidays: Closed

Gym outreach program

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 6am–11am
Tuesday and Thursday: 9am–11am


31 Nicholson Street
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
02 8374 6324

Fitness classes


  • 10am: Free flow yoga
  • 12.15pm: Pilates
  • 6.30pm: Community yoga (Community Room 1)
  • 6.30pm: Konga (Community Hall)


  • 12.30pm: Yoga and stretch
  • 6.30pm: Boxing


  • 12:30pm: Myofascial release
  • 1.15pm: JT yoga
  • 6.30pm: Barre attack


  • 9.30am: Fitness for all

Class descriptions

We offer a variety of classes for varying levels of fitness. This is to ensure your safety, and also yours and the groups' satisfaction in classes. Instructors can offer slight variations in some exercises, though if the overall class is too easy, choose a higher level class 2 or 3, or if a class is too hard, choose a lower level 1 class. All classes are not for everyone!

Definition of levels

Level 1: Beginner, newbie to gym and exercising. Participant has a low level of cardiovascular and strength endurance. Little experience in using gym equipment, exercise or elevating heart rate. For example, limited exercise experience.

Level 2: Intermediate, familiar with gym environment. Participant is experienced in moderate amount of cardio and strength endurance. For example, can run approximately 4km without stopping or perform 20 minutes of similar cardio without stopping. Can complete complex strength exercises without assistance.

Level 3: Advanced, experienced gym user. Participant has a high level of fitness. For example, can run 8km or 40 minutes without stopping. Can perform compound lifts (squat, deadlift, pull, press) without assistance. 

Barre attack

60 minutes duration

Level 3 

Barre attack is a low impact high intensity workout combining standing Pilates work, short cardio intervals, to dance moves in a ballet class. It's a dynamic class providing an all over body workout with special attention for the legs, butt, thighs and arms. 


60 minutes duration

Level 2

Non-contact class where you will learn the correct techniques of boxing. This full-body workout develops your fitness, strength, agility and coordination. Class content will consist of pad-work plus a strength and conditioning circuit to get you fighting fit! 

Community yoga

60 minutes duration

Level 1

A community initiative to support newly trained yogis in a safe, welcoming space. 

Fitness for all

45 minutes duration

Level 1

Suitable for all ages: mature adults, post-natal mothers, those returning from injuries and illness. This class combines light resistance training, floor work and aerobic moves. Focus is on strengthening the core, improving cardiovascular system and increasing functionality to everyday movement.

Free flow yoga

60 minutes duration

Level 2

A Vinyasa flow yoga that is fluid and faster paced. This class offers energetic flow and creative sequencing designed to inspire both mentally and physically. 

JT yoga

60 minutes duration

Level 2

'Japanese therapy yoga' corrects functional and structural problems in the body. It works on the meridian system (energetic pathways) to tone, strengthen, sedate or release the affected area or function. Strong emphasis on stress release and back care.


50 minutes duration

Level 3

An easy-to-follow, high intensity body sculpting dance workout, fusing boxing and cardio. Designed to shape, tone & redefine your physique while injecting your body with an endorphin overload.

Myofascial release

30 minutes duration

Level 2 

Myofascial release class introduces safe and effective technique that involves applying pressure to your muscles and Myofascial connective tissue to help relieve tension, pain and restore motion.

This class is specifically designed using props such as foam rollers and massage balls to find the bodies trigger points and smooth out hard knots, returning the fascia to its normal fluid state.

Although floor-based, this class can be painful, as we search for problematic areas to release in the body. 


60 minutes duration

Level 2

A mat and floor based class that focuses on correcting the body’s alignment, posture, core strength and stability.

Yoga and stretch

60 minutes duration

Level 1

A slower paced Hatha yoga class. Designed to lengthen and strengthen your whole body. This class will help you develop a strong foundation to build your yoga skills.

Gym benefits


No booking fee and no locked in contracts!

Membership includes access to all gym equipment and fitness classes.

Photo ID is required for all members joining. 

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 our pre-exercise health form when you join so we can make sure you're reaching your fitness goals safely. Please note, if you answer yes to any of the medical questions, you will be required to obtain and submit a doctor's certificate, prior to exercising.

Pre-exercise health form

Concession membership 

To be eligible for concession rates when joining or renewing your membership, a current concession card is required.

Concession definition

Valid concession cards include Seniors Cards, Centrelink Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card, NSW Half-Fare Entitlement Card for job seekers, ImmiCard, NSW Companion Card and Department of Veterans Affairs concession cards.

Full-time students, including international full-time students, are eligible to apply for concession rates, with proof of current full-time study. For example, university transcripts showing a minimum of 12 credit points study per semester.

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.

Please note, as a small community gym, personal trainers are prohibited from bringing clients or coach members to JNCC gym to generate income.

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 visits to train at our state-of-the-art gym from 6am to 11am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 9am to 11am on Tuesday and Thursday.

We welcome partnerships with new organisations.

Fees and charges

Payments: From Monday 26 September 2016, the centre became cashless.

EFTPOS and all credit cards are accepted, except American Express.

Payments can be made at the centre or over the phone.

Pass type Standard Concession
6 months $316 $94.80
3 months $181.50 $54.60
1 month $78 $23.40
10 visit pass $110 $33
Casual visit $14 $4.20

Last updated: Tuesday, 27 August 2019