Sunnybank Physical Culture Club Inc has been in Brisbane's south-western suburbs for almost 50 years. We are proud to be one of Queensland's original BjP Physical Culture clubs. Our Club currently has over 80 members, with our physie 'family' ranging in age from 3 years through to 60 and over.
At Sunnybank Physie, our emphasis is on being fit, making friends and having fun! We value: Sportsmanship, Self-Esteem and Teamwork, and incorporate these values into everything we do.
We are passionate about our dance sport. Physie develops core strength, grace, flexibility and good posture through movement, rhythm, co-ordination, balance and musical interpretation.
Every year, we learn new routines, with age-appropriate choreography set to a contemporary soundtrack. Our syllabus incorporates skills that challenge us physically and mentally, promoting concentration and body discipline, whilst extending range of movement and coordination.
Our classes focus on the importance of fitness through dance and exercise. We encourage members to participate in all class, group, team and individual events. Achievement is recognised in many different ways and we always empower and support our members to strive for their very best - whether that is in class, learning and mastering a new skill, or on the competition floor for the very first time.
Most importantly, Physie at Sunnybank is about having fun at any age.
Healthy minds & healthy bodies… It's what we do!
Melissa Haywood - Miss Sis
Ladies and Senior Girls Classes
Melissa has been teaching at Sunnybank for over 10 years! Melissa is a Junior National Champion who just couldn’t get physie out of her blood. After a physie hiatus in the defence forces, we love having Miss Sis as part of the teaching ranks at Sunnybank. Melissa is a technique specialist and has much to offer when it comes to getting the basics right! Melissa is a BjP national event manager and judges competitions at the highest level.
Merryn Haywood - Miss Mezzie
Junior Girls Classes
Since joining the club as a regular class member, and more recently as one of our talented teaching team, Miss Mezzie has always been heavily involved in making sure everyone makes the most of their practice time! Merryn has a way with all things lyrical and provides a fun and friendly learning environment for all class participants. Merryn is a back stage manager at BjP’s junior national competitions.
Torea Ramsay - Miss Tor
Junior and Senior Girls Classes
A Sunnybank BjP Physie girl since, well forever, Miss Tor is a very accomplished physie girl, at National Champion Girl and team levels. From learning the basics to special event days, Torea’s passion for teaching, fitness and flexibility will ensure an entertaining class with your daughter. Torea volunteers backstage at BjP’s junior national competitions.
Olivia Weier - Miss Liv
Junior Girls Classes
Olivia is a life-long Sunnybank Club Member, and complements her university studies with physie teaching! Miss Liv’s classes are 100% fun and are designed to give our youngest club members a solid foundation for all of their future physie adventures! Olivia also volunteers backstage at BjP’s junior national competitions.
Chantel Phillips - Miss Chantel
We are pleased to welcome Miss Chantel to the Sunnybank Teaching Team in 2020. As an active member of Sunnybank’s Open Senior Class, Chantel is excited to share her love of physie with our kindy class members – reintroducing the option of a class for 3-4 year olds on a Saturday.