The FunFit Journey

By Founder and Director, Jade Nicholson

I began FunFit in 2002, after completing my Sport Coaching degree and having taught recreational and competitive aerobics to school students for 4 years. As I started to train in other dance styles such as hip-hop dance, breakdance, capoeira and then circus skills and yoga, I wanted to also teach these fun activities to school students. FunFit’s classes became so popular that I needed to get some experienced teachers to join the FunFit team and help me deliver our classes in schools.

Soon after, our offerings extended to holiday programs, birthday parties and community festivals and events. FunFit continues to deliver creative fitness classes to thousands of primary and secondary school students across Melbourne and beyond. My aim has always been to provide fun and exciting options to encourage maximum participation of school students in physical activity, in an all-inclusive environment.

Nothing brings me more joy than the excitement on the faces of students I teach, when they improve their skills or learn a new physical activity they become passionate about. Through FunFit I get to see this every day.

Active Bodies, Healthy Lifestyle

We believe it is important to increase the awareness of a healthy body and active lifestyle at the grassroots level and allow students to express themselves creatively through discovering new individual activities that work for them.

Moving towards better health

Time for some change

It is concerning to see the number of children suffering the effects of obesity and ill-health due to inactive lifestyles. We are committed to teaching children how to nurture their minds and bodies to sustain them through life. Our successful teachers act as great role models for young people by promoting healthy and active lifestyles through involvement in activities prominent in popular culture.

FunFit has a strong focus on participation for ALL students regardless of gender, age and ability. Through our dance, circus, mind & body and drama workshops , students receive a fun introduction to contemporary methods of movement, body awareness and skill development. Students are able to work at their own pace and we help them to achieve their individual goals and incorporate these into group activities.

What our Fans say

“The children had an amazing time and my staff member was incredibly impressed with how professional and engaging your teacher was with the children. She was excellent! We will definitely have her back and would highly recommend FunFit.”

Shelley GasperinoKingston Libraries

“The workshops were fantastic!!!! Our staff said the children had a great time and the teachers were amazing at keeping all the children listening and participating during the class.”

Kylie BudgeWorld 4 Kids

“FunFit has given our school a chance to fine-tune our concert acts for our Centennial School Concert. Our students showed tremendous enthusiasm after input and assistance with Erin and her funfit ideas. Every spare moment of their free learning time was devoted to practicing the choreography suggested by Erin. FunFit helped produce a happy, enjoyable and memorable event.”

Richard NultyAlphington Primary School

“The classes yesterday were fantastic! Phoebe was great with the girls, she is obviously very experienced teaching dance to children. I was impressed with Phoebe’s organisation.... It was also great how she had a different song and dance routine for each year level.”

Michelle JohnsonMelbourne Girls Grammar