You’ll find ACU Active, North Sydney on the ground floor of the Caroline Chisholm House at 33 Berry Street. Our boutique health club offers the latest in cardio, free weights, functional training spaces, and small group classes. We provide a welcoming environment to get active and pursue your fitness goals with expert guidance from qualified exercise scientists. We are open to ACU students and staff, as well as community members.
ACU Active, North Sydney offers competitive yet affordable membership options for students, staff, and the local community. Find out which membership option is right for you to start achieving your fitness goals. An ACU Active membership includes:
full access to ACU Active, North Sydney
unlimited access to small group fitness classes (subject to capacity)
complimentary Kick Starter sessions - assessment and program
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Meet the trainers
Brett is a sports and exercise science graduate from UTS. He has expertise in weight loss, functional and sport specific training. Brett has significant experience in fitness management having previously worked for the Sydney Swans and UNSW Fitness and Aquatic. He has been at ACU for three years and is currently the National Gyms and Fitness Manager at ACU Active.
Alysha is a current elite athlete and Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science graduate from ACU. Her involvement and subsequent love for sport and physical activity started from a young age. She has been fortunate enough to transition that love into a professional athletics career, highlighted by Commonwealth Games representation. Alysha’s unique experience at the apex of sport combined with her professional experience gives her a diverse outlook to training as she specialises in both general and sport-specific training alongside return to play conditioning.
Gordon is a current ACU Active gym instructor and sport and exercise science graduate from UTS. His passion for connecting people to their best self through exercise combined with his person-focused, holistic approach in his coaching provides the foundation for his clients to reach their goals. Gordon specialises in individualised strength, power and athletic development training, using his previous industry experience working with athletes across the age and ability spectrum to tailor his approach to the needs of his clients.
Maddy is a sport and exercise science graduate with a passion for health, exercise and wellbeing. Since starting to play AFL as a child, she has gained extensive experience in the sports industry, working as a State League AFL coach and a strength and conditioning coach. Maddy specialises in power and strength training, and also has a particular interest in female health and wellness. She is passionate about connecting with people and finding the best ways to motivate them to adopt healthy habits in their training and diet.
Marshall is a dual-qualified health professional, holding a Masters of Exercise Physiology and Bachelor of Exercise Science. His passion for physical activity and sport stems from having played and enjoyed many sports in his youth. Marshall looks to take his vast knowledge from his study to educate and inspire his clients to become their best selves and specialises in the areas of prehab and rehabilitation of injuries alongside sport-specific athletic development training.
Ash is a Certified Gym Instructor for ACU Active North Sydney who completed her Certificate III in Fitness with the Australian Fitness Academy. She is a Sport and Exercise Science student at ACU who has a passion for helping people achieve their goals through a holistic approach to training. Ash has an extensive background in Gymnastics and Aerial Sports coaching leading to her special interest in skill development, flexibility, core, and grip strength training as well as her passion for Strength and Conditioning. She believes everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their optimal health and enjoys finding different ways to motivate and assist her clients in getting there.
Emma is a soon to be exercise scientist graduate with a love and passion for both exercise and sport. She discovered the importance of saying active whilst maintaining a balanced lifestyle and embracing challenges but rewarding outcomes that come with exercising. She strives to help others incorporate exercise into their life and assist them to prioritise their physical and mental wellbeing, whilst exceeding goals. She’s had years of experience coaching sports such as netball and touch football as well as been fortunate enough to have worked alongside an exercise physiologist who assisted her with implementing new techniques and skills when training clients.
Jaclyn is an Exercise and Sport Science graduate from ACU. She has always been involved in and passionate about sport from a young age, with particular interest in self-defence and netball. Jaclyn is eager to help others achieve their health and fitness goals by combining both theoretical and practical knowledge. By doing so, she strives to allow individuals to have fun, feel empowered and achieve their best.