We're proud to be far more than just another Newcastle 'gym'.

At On Point Performance we guarantee:

Highly qualified trainers

State of the art equipment

Exceptional amenities

Holistic approach to health, fitness and wellbeing

Motivation and support

No joining fees and no contracts

We focus on your health, fitness and wellbeing and the On Point Performance team of Strength and Conditioning coaches + Exercise and Sports Science coaches specialise in:

One-On-One Personal Training

Group Personal Training

Sport-Specific Training

Strength and Conditioning Training

We want you to feel comfortable and confident. Come in and see the space for yourself, we’re conveniently located on Llewellyn Street, Merewether

Or call Michelle on 0425 338 092 for a free trial (available to all new clients).

About You

At On Point Performance our training programs are individually designed and tailored to you.

So, what are your fitness goals?

  • Weight management, increased confidence
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Core strength, increased energy & stamina
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Better sleep, sense of well-being & improved mental health
  • Sport-specific pre-habilitation

Join On Point Performance to reach your goals and peak potential without fear of injury, wasted time, energy or money.


Michelle Bourne - Strength & Conditioning Coach

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.

When I am not at OPP, you will usually find me cooking and entertaining for my family. I am mum to a gorgeous & spoilt Staffy named Taylor. I am a complete neat & clean freak and am obsessed with shoes! I look forward to seeing you at OPP!

Dean Shedden - Strength & Conditioning Coach

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.

For the past 21 years, Dean has been personal training small groups and loving every single minute of it! Dean’s extensive experience and knowledge within the Health & Fitness Industry is unparalleled. If you’re looking for results, Dean is your man. In his spare time and most importantly, on his Birthday, Dean will be found drinking piccolos, talking watches, cracking Dad jokes, riding his new gravel bike and uploading it to strava. Dean is surrounded by four, gorgeous children and the most patient of wives, Dani.
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Dakota Skewes - Strength & Conditioning Coach

Dakota completed her Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science Degree at the University of Newcastle and is an ASCA (Australian Strength and Conditioning Association) Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Passionate about health, well-being and assisting individuals reach their personal goals in an accepting, supportive, and safe environment Dakota has been accepted into the 2022 University of Newcastle Masters Program of Exercise Physiology.

Dakota has the skills and experience to educate and assist individuals of all ages and from various 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 conquering mountains!


Sam Johnson - Strength & Conditioning Coach

Sam has completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise & Sport Science at the University of Newcastle and gained a wealth of knowledge and experience during his studies by 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.

Passionate and driven, Sam has a specific interest for speed and agility work within sport-specific settings. His clear vision as a Strength and Conditioning Coach make him the perfect fit for On Point Performance and his ‘client first’ work ethic and remarkable communication skills, already have our clients wanting more!

In his spare time, Sam is a retained Fire Fighter 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.

Stephanie Hancox - Gyrotonic Trainer Dance & Ballet Coach

Gyrotonics method is an original method good for boosting the health of the entire body. It removes energy blockages, works on suppleness and strength, gives a wider motion range of motion and stimulates the nervous system while building an overall improved and functional stamina.

Scott Kerr - Muscle Movement Therapy

You can experience the influence of massage - complete muscular relaxation. It helps people to increase stress resistance, recovery of soft tissue, or feel of well-being. It would also be great if the masseur could help you to relieve muscle tension, soreness, or symptoms of depression.

Convenient and Accessible

On Point Performance is conveniently located in Merewether and accessible for everyone:


Ramp Entry Access
On-Street Parking
Open Floor Layout
Impeccable Cleanliness
Quality Equipment


Come in and see the space or ask about a free trial today!