Welcome to Defy Gravity Fitness. We are Newcastle’s EXCLUSIVE Bungee & Aerial Fitness Playground for women offering our signature style of fitness, pilates, barre & yoga – both In-Studio and Online, with our primary focus being…

MOVEMENT, STRENGTH & PLAY

We aim to have you feeling fitter, gaining strength and building self confidence through our FUN, EFFECTIVE & ADDICTIVE in-studio and live online group classes, training and experiences! Defy Gravity Fitness is the perfect solution for women of ALL ages, sizes and abilities, looking for an alternative to traditional fitness methods.

BUNGEE & AERIAL POWERED FITNESS, PILATES & BARRE
FUNCTIONAL & SUSPENSION FITNESS, PILATES, BARRE, STRETCH & MORE

A LITTLE ABOUT US

Created by Cherene Thomas-Smith in 2020, Defy Gravity takes the “work” OUT of your workout, and puts the FUN back in your fitness with our range of fun, upbeat, inspiring and motivational classes and private training options for EVERYbody and every BODY! It’s FUN…with a side serve of FITNESS!


HOW IT ALL STARTED

Back in 2004 our founder, Cherene was at a stage in her life where she knew she needed to start paying more attention to her own fitness and health. Being a full-time working wife and mother to 4 children, she’d overlooked herself for some time (an all too common story amongst women) but in her early 40’s she realised she needed to do something.

Over the years she’d wasted thousands of dollars on unused gym memberships, which she always started with good intentions, but it didn’t take long before she found them intimidating, boring, overwhelming and unfriendly which resulted in zero interest, motivation and struggling to make herself actually go!

All that changed in 2004 when Cherene decided if she couldn’t FIND that thing she was looking for, she’d CREATE it… and in 2005 she and her daughter opened their first ladies Fitness & Dance studio – Pol-arise Fitness & Dance.

Now 17 years later, and Cherene and the Defy Gravity team continue to bring fun and addictive fitness solutions to women with Defy Gravity Fitness & Wellness.

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Cherene Thomas-Smith - founder of Defy Gravity Fitness

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

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THE FIT & WELL BLOG

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