CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF KEEPING SURRY HILLLS FIT!
40 years strong and some of our members have been training with us for more than thirty! What do they love about the place? Hiscoes has a low key atmosphere, no-one parades around in tiny crop tops vying for your attention, or glares at you for using a machine they want to get on to. You won’t be frowned upon for wearing an old baggy t-shirt and the staff will say hello to you with a smile.
At Hiscoes we have always prided ourselves on being able to “find a way to get you fit” and we have loads of options:
- four glass-backed squash courts,
- classic gym weights and cardio training areas
- fitness classes ranging from hot and sweaty spin – to calming yoga and for the more adventurous we also host acrobatics and 80s styled aerobics RETROSWEAT*
- For more intensity: HIIT team training, or small group PT
- For the results driven: One-on-one personal training.
LOOK INSIDE OUR FACILITIES
Our Personal Trainers are super experienced and have all been with us for a long time, we trust them and so can you. Most of our reception and office staff are Cert III OR Cert IV qualified fitness instructors or are currently undertaking tertiary study in a related field.
We also have on board an Exercise Physiologist who is qualified to assist people with chronic injury and illness and a Health Coach who can help with positive change toward healthy eating habits.
Come on in – we’d love to show you around!
THE HISCOES STORY
Hiscoes began its life as Surry Hills Squash Centre. Windsor Hiscoe started the gym with Ken Hiscoe, a well-known squash player who won seven Australian Championships in the 60s, captained an unbeaten Australian men’s team from 1964 to 1971 and won twenty individual titles (now you know why we’re called Hiscoes!). Windsor’s daughter Susan came on board and the mother daughter team have run Hiscoes Fitness Club together since 1981. Susan, has not only successfully managed the gym, but is highly regarded in the industry as former President of Fitness Australia. Susan was also president of Fitness NSW, has been on the board for many years and was recently indited into the Fitness Hall of Fame for her contributions to the fitness industry in Australia. Susan’s son Mac joined the family tradition and works alongside his mother and grandmother. Mac has worked as a personal trainer both in Australia and overseas and is a pioneer of Small Group Training. Don’t be surprised to see more of the family too, as Mac’s kids love running wild in the gym, making it 4 generations under one roof!