At Adelaide Physical Culture Club (Adelaide Physie for short), we proudly teach the BJP Physical Culture curriculum. BJP Physie is the oldest running and most prestigious Physical Culture establishment in Australia. For 125 years, BJP has provided a national platform for Physie clubs to come together to engage in competitions and camaraderie.

“Physie is an elegant way of developing not only fitness but also grace, strength and focus in our girls and women. At BJP, what we are most proud of is how Physie weaves its way throughout the lives of Australian families. Generations of women have discovered lifelong friendships, a true sense of community and a sport for life in Physie.” – Jackie Rawlings, BJP Physical Culture

Empowering Girls for Life

There is an aura of confidence around Physie girls of all ages. Taught to stand tall, with strength and pride, they are team players committed to achieving their goals.

Unlike some ballet and dance studios, Adelaide Physie focuses on developing the self­-esteem of its students. By teaching them to have a positive relationship with their bodies, we help students blossom with confidence and self­-assurance.

BJP Physie is passionate about nurturing students’ total wellbeing, in both mind and body. Physie is an accepting and encouraging team sport, where every member is supported and motivated to be the best they can be.

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Colleen MacMurray

Colleen MacMurray is Adelaide Physical Culture Club’s instructor and has been involved with Physie for over 30 years.  She is passionate about teaching Physie and has the expertise to ensure classes are fun and challenging, and cater to all levels of experience and fitness. Colleen has had great success both individually and with her students. She competed at and placed in national competitions and has performed at the Sydney Opera House in both Open Senior and Elite Ladies competitions. Colleen is a Physical Education teacher and a qualified Pilates instructor.

Testimonials from Students and Family

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Stevie Picton

At Adelaide Physie Club, under the experienced guidance of our amazing teacher, Colleen, I have the opportunity to keep fit and have fun with a group of likeminded women.

Robyn Meehan

I love that I have found Physie again since moving to Adelaide in 2014, after a break of 28 years. There is a special comradery at the club and within the widespread Physie community. I started Physie at age 3 in Sydney and am now 56. Physie helps me keep fit and makes me feel young again!

Tara Morrison

I joined the Adelaide Physie Club in late 2016. Despite coming in so late I was made to feel welcome by all the beautiful ladies of the club. Colleen took extra time to help me learn the routines and they were all so patient with me. I am so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful supportive team and am looking forward to starting from the very beginning in 2017!