JN Engineering pushup challenge

Push-Ups with Purpose: JN Team Rallies for Mental Health Awareness

As The Push-Up Challenge comes to its close, we are thrilled to celebrate and applaud the remarkable efforts of the JN team. We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated, donated and supported us. It’s been an incredible journey of team camaraderie and determination, with plenty of laughs along the way, and we are proud of what we have accomplished together.

Participating in The Push-Up Challenge allowed JN to raise awareness and funds for mental health, supporting Lifeline Sydney & Sutherland’s critical crisis intervention services. We stand in solidarity with the dedicated individuals who provide essential and oftentimes first-response support. Thanks to the dedication of our team and the incredible support we received, we raised over $5,000 for Lifeline.

“I’m delighted to see the JN team come together so solidly to get involved. We want our team to always feel comfortable talking about their mental health and the Push-Up Challenge was a creative and interactive way to remind everyone of this. We are immensely proud of all our team.”

– GREG CHAMBERS, Managing Director

A Journey of Dedication, Strength and a Few Groans

From the very beginning, our team embraced the challenge with enthusiasm and determination. From attempting push-ups in business attire (turns out ties or heels and push-ups don’t mix!) to up-close inspections of the office carpet weave, the journey was filled with memorable moments. A couple of team members found out that dogs make excellent push-up coaches, barking encouragement (or was that laughter?) at every rep.

In early June, we kicked off the challenge with morning team sessions where JN team members from three offices came together to start their push-up game and enjoy a well-earned breakfast. These mornings were a mix of energy, laughter, and determination of spirit. In just those first two days, we powered through over 6,500 push-ups!

Sutherland and Wollongong teams kick off!

The team’s commitment never wavered, even when our arms felt like jelly! As the days went by, our team continued to show remarkable dedication and perseverance, finding time to do their push-ups wherever and however they could:

JN engineer Marc Stocks
On trail, Marc Stocks still managed to "log" his daily push-up quota. We hope he got a round-of-a-paws from his companion.
Kim Ziems JN
Our Commercial Manager, Kim Ziems, always found time to "spare" a few reps.

Managing Director Greg Chambers rural push-up game didn’t quite inspire his spectator’s enthusiasm!

“It was great to see the JN team get together for a great cause to raise awareness for mental health. As a bonus, I can now do far more push-ups than I ever thought possible!”

– Amie James, Human Resources Manager

Pushing For Better

This challenge not only supported camaraderie and teamwork while improving our physical fitness but also aimed to support mental health. The funds raised will help Lifeline provide more training for their volunteers, expand their outreach programs, and enhance their crisis intervention capabilities.

Lifeline Sydney & Sutherland, our chosen charity, provides essential mental health support to the community with a focus on crisis intervention. Staffed by a team of dedicated volunteers and professionals, Lifeline offers immediate help to those experiencing personal crises or emotional distress. They are committed to supporting individuals who are dealing with mental health challenges, contemplating suicide, or undergoing severe emotional turmoil. Lifeline works tirelessly to destigmatise mental illness and enhance emotional well-being across the community.

At JN, we are proud to support Lifeline’s mission to save lives, offer comfort and empower individuals to face life’s challenges with resilience and dignity.

Our team’s top fundraiser, Anthony Mastromauro, perfectly sums up the importance of the initiative: “Participating in the push-up challenge meant a lot to me and so many others who did so with loved ones in mind who are personally impacted by mental health issues. It was great to be a part of raising awareness and much-needed funds for a very worthy cause. I’m deeply grateful for everyone’s support and generosity.”

A Heartfelt Thank You

Relive the pics from our push-up journey in our Flickr album. They capture the spirit and determination of the JN team throughout the challenge.

To everyone who participated, donated and supported JN in this initiative, we extend our heartfelt thanks. Together, we’ve not only strengthened our team’s bond and improved our physical health through our collective push-up efforts, but we’ve also championed an important cause that touches countless lives.

“I’m incredibly grateful to be part of a team that not only supports one another but also ignites meaningful conversations about mental health. Witnessing the encouragement and camaraderie throughout the challenge has been inspiring and has truly united our team!”


Let’s carry forward the unity, resilience and compassion that defined The Push-Up Challenge. Together, we can keep making a difference – one push-up, one conversation, or one meaningful effort at a time.

If you or someone you know needs urgent mental health support, please contact Lifeline Australia at 13 11 14. They provide 24/7 support services to all Australians experiencing a personal crisis. Lifeline offers assistance with suicide prevention, mental health support, emotional regulation, crisis support and loneliness. Their trained professionals are dedicated to providing confidential help to those in need.

JN has been proudly serving the construction industry in Australia since 1970. In the early years, we operated as a small family business, specialising in the field of structural engineering. Today, JN has grown into a multidisciplinary engineering consultancy with offices across NSW and Queensland, employing around ninety individuals. Our team of experts possesses comprehensive knowledge in various engineering disciplines. JN engineering consultants specialise in civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, fire, sustainable, remedial, traffic and cladding services. We provide support to organisations, businesses and government entities in achieving their engineering and construction objectives. Our services encompass feasibility studies, conceptual design, detailed design, project management, construction supervision, commissioning and maintenance.