Our Club

Strathpine Physical Culture Club was opened in 1982 by Rae Travers and has been running for over 30 years! Our member’s range from 3 to over 65 years of age and our classes are held in Petrie.

Beginners of all ages are more than welcome to join and with classes at just $8 a lesson plus annual registration and insurance fees our classes are fun and affordable!


Our club is friendly and welcoming to all members, old and new and will welcome you or your daughter with open arms. We ensure classes are fun, new and exciting as well as giving the girls the opportunity to make new friends. We also encourage inter-age group “buddying” so the younger girls will have lots of older friends to look after them at competitions!

At Strathpine we strive for the best results of all – a big smile and knowing we performed to the best of our ability!

When asked what is physie?’ Our reply is simply, FUN!
My daughter had always struggled with hand eye coordination & memory issues so she joined physie as a way to improve her confidence & boy has it. Not only that but the on-flow effect it has had with improving her school work has been mind blowing. She loves coming to classes where she always had a great time.
After watching her for a year I decided to join too, a complete beginner in my 30’s (who often referred to herself as resembling a drowning octopus when dancing). This has been the most invigorating thing I have ever done, I got out on that floor & I did it! Now we are looking forward to the new syllabus to do it all again this year.
We have made life long friends here. You will not find a more supportive & encouraging community than the one we have at Strathpine Physie

Cara | Beginner Lady and Physie Mum

Our Team

Maddison Goodwin-Gower

Head Instructress | Level 3 Accredited BJP Associate | National Level BJP Judge

Since 2010, Maddison has enjoyed teaching, enriching and encouraging the 3-12 year olds at Strathpine Physie. After joining the sport at 3 years of age, Maddison found a life long love in physie and through teaching, has helped many girls find the same passion. Maddison’s positive energy, liveliness and attention to detail provides the perfect blend of learning and fun in every class.

Maddison strives for success for all her students and encourages them to set and achieve their goals – no matter how small or how big! Maddison’s ultimate teaching goal is for every student to find their “physie sparkle” whether that be a big smile after a great performance or the joy of achieving their class goal!

After many years of competing herself, Maddison was awarded her ultimate physie goal of 2018 Under 33 Years National Ladies Champion. She was then awarded the Overall Ladies National Champion and will appear on the 2019 BJP Practice DVD.

As an Occupational Therapist, Maddison also has an in depth understanding of goal setting, developmental milestones and meeting each students individual learning needs.

Maddison teaches all classes from 3 years to Ladies.

Rae Travers

Founding Instructress 

After 35 years of teaching Strathpine Physie, 36 years as Head Instructress of Queensland and 50 years of teaching BJP Physical Culture, Rae retired from the sport in 2017. Rae will continue to support the club she built and cherished for many years. You may see Rae popping into classes to offer an eye for detail, years of expertise and an ongoing love for physie!

Karen Goodwin


As a “physie mum”, Karen has seen and done it all! For all your administration and planning needs, she is your go to woman! Karen is our friendly face on the door, our behind the scenes lady at all competitions and offers invaluable support to parents, new and old!

Karen’s favourite part of physie is sharing the journey with her daughter Maddison, supporting the parents in any way she can and watching the members achieve their goal.