What Sets Us Apart?
On Point Performance is far more than just another commercial “gym”. On Point Performance has been purpose built to ensure clients are guaranteed to train with highly qualified trainers, state of the art equipment and exceptional amenities. We are committed to providing clients with a safe and supervised environment in which a multi-faceted approach is taken towards health, fitness, and well-being.
Each training program is individually designed and tailored by a team of professional Strength & Conditioning Coaches and Exercise and Sport Science Coaches to ensure every client has the ability to reach their goals and peak potential without fear of injury, wasted time, energy or money.
The center specializes in group personal training, one-on-one personal training, sport-specific training, and Strength and Conditioning training.
On Point Performance offers a variety of training methods designed to suit all ages, lifestyles, and fitness levels. Whether your goal is weight management, preventative health treatment, injury rehabilitation, or sport-specific pre-habilitation or simply staying well, we are here to help.
Strength & Conditioning Coach - Michelle Bourne
Hi! I’m Michelle. I am the very proud owner of On Point Performance. I am driven to empower clients in improving self-esteem and boosting self-confidence and love the challenge of bringing out the best version of themselves. Sport Specific Strength & Conditioning is my speciality & what drives me every day!
As a child at the age of 5, I found my first love, Ballet. Throughout my 20 years of ballet and dancing, I was fortunate to be under the guidance of Miss Tessa Maunder O.A.M. I quickly developed an acute sense of body awareness, interest in human movement and an enjoyment of teaching that I have since held. Facing the struggles of ongoing injuries and rehabilitation I was forced to retire from professional dance and look towards the future.
I quickly enrolled in a degree of Exercise & Sport Science and graduated in 2015. Whilst completing my Bachelor’s degree in Exercise & Sport Science (BExSc), I completed my Certificate III & IV in Fitness, ASCA Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coaching Certificate as well as many other courses including; advanced sports taping. During this time, I was fortunate enough to work with the Australian Ballet School Strength and Conditioning team, which led me to find my second love Strength & Conditioning.
Wanting to further develop my knowledge and skills in the field, I enrolled in a Master’s degree of Exercise & Sport Science (Strength & Conditioning) via correspondence through Edith Cowan University (Perth). During the final year of my degree, I completed my final practicum in Perth with world renown Strength & Conditioning coaches and completed my ASCA Level 2 Strength & Conditioning Certificate. Finally, completing my Master’s degree of Exercise & Sport Science (Strength & Conditioning) in 2018 provided me with a real sense of personal accomplishment.
Strength & Conditioning Coach - Dean Shedden
Dean completed his Bachelor of Physical Education at Newcastle University in 1992. Throughout his degree, he gained employment at the infamous Howzat Gym in Cooks Hill and it was during this time he began to consider a career in Health & Fitness. Upon graduation, Dean took a position at Granville Boys High School as a PE teacher and continued in that role for 2 years. During this time, Dean also worked at various health clubs from Petersham to North Sydney. Dean’s love for the Fitness industry was far too strong however, and he resigned from the Department of Education in 1995 and bought a oneway ticket to the United Kingdom.
Dean worked as a Gym Manager at Holmes Place Gym in Chelsea, London for 3 years (directly across the road from Gordon Ramsey’s restaurant Aubergine). After countless brushes with fame, the most memorable of which was Arnold Schwarzenegger himself, Dean returned home to Australia in 1998 and opened his own Personal Training Studio in the Junction.
Strength & Conditioning Coach - Sam Johnson
Sam has completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise & Sport Science at the University of Newcastle. During his three year degree, Sam has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience volunteering as a Strength and Conditioning Intern across a range of sporting teams (including the Newcastle Knights) and various Health Club settings. Sam has also completed his ASCA Level 1 Coaching Accreditation.
Sam has a specific interest for speed and agility work within sport specific settings. He has a clear vision as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and with his passion and drive, he has made a perfect fit for On Point Performance. His, ‘client first’ work ethic and remarkable communication skills, already have our clients wanting more!In his spare time, Sam is a retained FireFighter right next door at Merewether Fire Station. Coach by day - Hero by night. Then after all of that, you’ll otherwise find him in his wetsuit with a surfboard under his arm heading to the waves.
Strength & Conditioning Coach - Dakota Skewes
Dakota is the newest member to the On Point Performance team. She is currently studying at the University of Newcastle for her third and final year in a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and is an ASCA (Australian Strength and Conditioning Association) Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach. Dakota is very passionate about health, wellbeing and assisting individuals reach their personal goals in an accepting, supportive, and safe environment. Dakota is passionate about educating and assisting individuals from varying ages and sporting backgrounds, to improve their performance levels and reach their goals.
When Dakota isn't in the gym or studying, you will find her running along the beach and concurring mountains!
Strength & Conditioning Coach - Olivia Pickard
With a strong interest in dance and movement, Olivia completed training with the Australian Dance Institute and Australian Conservatoire of Ballet after High School and became a Dance Instructor at a local ballet school. Olivia has completed her Bachelor’s degree of Exercise & Sport Science. During the completion of her degree, Olivia gained her Level 1 and Level 2 Sports Trainer Certificates through Sports Medicine Australia. She is currently on leave to further develop her knowledge and experience in the health and movement field, by commencing her study of Masters of Exercise Physiology. Olivia’s experience as a sports trainer has gifted her with hands-on knowledge of sports massage, strapping, treatment and management of injuries, strength and conditioning prescription under various stages of fitness and rehabilitation.
Olivia has worked and continues to work as a Sports Trainer, Selection Committee Member and Concussion Sub-Committee Member for the NSW Hockey League and the Australian Ice Hockey League as well as being the Team Medical Officer for the Australia U/18 Women’s Ice Hockey Team. A highlight for Olivia was just this year (pre-Covid) travelling to the Netherlands with the Australian Ice Hockey Team as their Team Medical Officer. Her experience has emphasised the benefits of strength and conditioning, and she is driven to help our clients in their movement and training journeys.
When Liv is not in the gym, you will find her curled up with her gorgeous puppy reading a good book or booking her next overseas adventure!
Convenient and Accessible
On Point Performance is conveniently located and accessible for everyone:
Ramp Entry Access
Open Floor Layout
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