Margaret began physie as a three-year old at Austenham Road Methodist Physical Culture Club in Leichhardt, Sydney, in the mid 1950s. Following years of outstanding successes as an individual & team competitor, in 1965 she was placed 5th at the National titles then held at the Grace Bros Auditorium, Broadway, before making consistent yearly appearances as a senior finalist at the Sydney Opera House.
On moving to the Far North Coast in 1980, the existing Lismore Physical Culture Club was on the lookout for a new teacher. In stepped Miss Margaret and with her expertise, dedication & guidance the girls of the Lismore PCC began to achieve outstanding results at local, regional and national competitions.
Even Margaret continued to contest National titles until well into her forties when she decided to hang up her physie shoes & leotards in order to focus her efforts on instruction & personal fitness. Taking a short break from physie she began teaching aerobics classes including Les Mills Body Balance & Step classes at gyms in Lismore, Ballina & Byron Bay before retiring from these in 2005.
Thereafter, with physie still pulsing through her veins, the Lismore City Club was established. Comprising only four women, the outstanding success of each of these ladies at regional & National level meant her new Club was off & running … and Margaret was back doing what she does best.
In 2013 the Club continued under the banner of Lennox Ladies Physie, encompassing classes in Lennox Head & Lismore. Membership more than doubled & Ladies teams again took to the floor with success (& with Margaret stepping again into a leotard & stirrup tights) before, in 2015, uniting all Clubs as Lismore City United Physie.
2020 promises another new and exciting direction for our expanding Club with the return of a vivacious student to physie, meaning the addition of a vibrant Miss Lauren to our teaching team as a helper and demonstrator alongside the talented Miss Ella, with the Club name reflecting its expanding operation as LISMORE LENNOX UNITED PHYSIE.