History of the Gym


Located in Prahran, Melbourne, Terry Bennett's Gymnasium was established in 1959 by muscleman Terry Bennett, "Mr Melbourne 1961". Famed for his dedication to his trade, Terry Bennett worked and lived at the gym, 365 days a year. Another of his claims to fame was his Australian record for the number of medicine ball sit-ups ever accomplished in a row, an incredible 20,000. This feat took Terry some 20 hours.

It is Melbourne’s oldest gym, and is today owned and managed by Terry’s son, Stuart Bennett.

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