Welcome to Victory Gym – we are one of the first gyms within the north western suburbs. Originally located in an old church in Deakin St, Essendon Victory Gym Airport West Melbourne evolved over 40 years ago after the original owner Harold Dempsey, first began making gym equipment out of his workshop and after a short period of time, opened the doors to a legacy that still stands today stronger than ever.
After 8 years in operation Harold sold the gym onto another charismatic individual being Brian Sirc. Brian first began in the fitness industry many years earlier helping out individuals from the Hawthorn Football club with weights and fitness along with many other codes in sport. He too continued the legacy by expanding the business and carrying on tradition as it soon became one of Melbourne's toughest gyms to train at. By the early 80's Victory Gym Airport West Melbourne had expanded that much that the member capacity became far too much for the little old church it once was and moved to its next home in King St, Airport West. This is where Brian truly excelled with a traditional Bodybuilding set up.
By the late 80's early 90's Victory Gym had established itself as a serious gym to train at. Those that wanted to train hard and get big knew that this was the place to be. By this stage it was one the few old school gyms left in the area as many other gyms were moving onto the next era of training and fitness. With the Gym thriving, Brian's health began to deteriorate as he was diagnosed with cancer back in 1998 and also suffered from a few other health issues over the following years. Being the longest serving owner of 30 years, Brian decided that it was time to move on and pass on the legacy.
The summer of 2007/08 brought many new changes at Victory Gym as it went under renovation for the first time in over 20 years. With the brand new reception area, new management, a wider variety of supplements on offer, brand new cardio facilities, updated boxing area and now a fully upgraded gymnasium, Victory Gym will long see into the future of health and fitness.
Mick and Anthony