Coogee Gym

Welcome to our Coogee Beach fitness home. A space where experienced & passionate personal trainers help people create kick-ass, long lasting changes.

    You will not find a ‘one size fits all’ mentality here

    Our private personal training studio in Coogee offers six sessions per week of small group training at a modest price. We also provide one-on-one, couples and corporate group training. We constantly adapt, refine and moderate our exercise prescription; this means we are able to look after everyone regardless of fitness level, injury or age. We’ve never met a body we couldn’t work with.

    Each week

    Our group members enjoy a perfect mix of:


    McGill Method Certified Back Pain Practitioner

    Lisa Brown is the first Personal Trainer in Australasia to become certified in the McGill method. Lisa was singled out by Professor McGill, have a listen to what he had to say about that meeting, his thoughts about Lisa and why you should work with her.

    What our clients are saying

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    • Avatar Joanne Notaras ★★★★★ a week ago
      I decided to join Lisa at innervate because i felt I needed to add weights to my exercise program. I love my training program because I get such individual help and encouragement and I train with wonderful like minded people of different … More ages. Lisa makes such an effort to keep it disciplined and yet fun. I always look forward to my workout it’s great for mind and body.
    • Avatar Victoria O'Neil ★★★★★ a week ago
      Lisa’s attention to detail and discipline around form is second to none. She is qualified in the McGill method and incredibly knowledgeable about training methodology and anatomy and physiology. She cares deeply about her clients and gives … More individual attention and adjustments in her group classes. I felt completely safe when training with her knowing I wouldn’t get injured. Her weekly emails and online videos are so helpful in gaining an understanding of her programming. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
    • Avatar Lena Morrison ★★★★★ a week ago
      I couldn’t recommend Lisa and her classes more! She truly cares about each individual she trains and creates a motivating and safe environment to learn and challenge oneself. Lisa knows each individual’s unique background and goals and … More she adjusts all exercises accordingly. I have been training with Lisa for 9 weeks now and feel stronger, more confident in strength training, and my chronic pain has decreased.
    • Avatar deema dermelkonian ★★★★★ a week ago
      Lisa is incredible and I highly recommend Coogee gym. I started my journey with Lisa as a demotivated irregular gym goer. I was forcing myself to exercise and rarely going. Lisa’s program not only brought the enjoyment back to exercise, … More but it has also forced me to be reliable and consistent for the first time in years. The program offers variety and everything you would want to do within the week. Not to mention, Lisa is great with injuries and is understanding of personal circumstances. If you are looking for a gym that isn’t pretentious and will give you a sense of community, you will find it here.
    • Avatar Amber Lawrence ★★★★★ a week ago
      Coogee Gym and Lisa are fabulous. I've been a member for just one year, but have seen a huge change in my strength, and health. Lisa's dedication to taking beginners strength trainer clients (like me) to a point where I feel confident … More to lift/squat and continue to improve my strength, is second to none. I thoroughly recommend.
    • Avatar Imby Langenbach ★★★★★ a week ago
      I sought out Lisa as I knew she had specific training for back pain and I knew I needed to do weight bearing exercise but didn't want to hurt myself as I had a history of injury at gyms. The initial consultation was extensive, Lisa … More was very professional and knowledgable in her diagnosis and plan to move forward engaging the McGill method. It took about 4- 5 weeks before I was able to move my body the way I needed to to get out of pain and a lot of retraining of my brain as well as body. But I diligently did the exercises as prescribed by Lisa to engage core muscles and slowly over time I am able to keep up with the other gym participants. Lisa is a no nonsense trainer, she is passionate about her work and helping those who choose to join her gym. I can't imagine getting the results I have if I'd just joined any other gym. Highly recommend, particularly if you have back pain but also if you don't know where to start as she teaches you very strong foundations to avoid injury.
    • Avatar Natasha Rebuck ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
      Sessions at Innervate are often highlights of my week. Lisa is a fantastic trainer with a fire in her belly for every client. She is passionate about form and technique and she moderates every movement to ensure everyone safely gets the … More maximum benefit. The gym is a fun welcoming environment and I always feel good afterwards. Thank you Lisa for everything you do for us.
    • Avatar Shaun Hepple ★★★★★ 5 months ago
      Easiest 5 star review I've given. Now been attending Coogee Gym Innervate for over a year so it seems a good time to leave a bit of feedback.
      Turned up with a slouched posture, hip and lower back pain and imbalances of strength throughout
      … More my body. All those issues have almost been obliterated. I've still got work to do but that's just down to my consistency on attending and working through Lisa's awesome programs. Apart from being a top Northerner (UK), she really knows her stuff, i'm much stronger and effective with work (cameraman) and feeling fitter in general.
      Lisa and her team of legends are setting the standards for strength/fitness training throughout the Coogee area, I've already referred multiple people. Many thanks for all your help.

    innervate in·ner·vate /ˈɪnɜːˌveɪt/

     To stimulate a nerve, muscle, or body part to action. It’s been our ethos since 2003.

    Our trainers are technicians who understand anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. We take the time to look at the whole picture and thus adopt a holistic approach to working with all the clients in our care.

    Big Bang Saturday

    Every Saturday morning 7.15am, 8am & 8:45am

    A 45-minute high energy session accommodating all fitness levels and considerations. Designed to increase endorphins and kick-start the weekend. 5-min core series followed by 10 stations of Big Bang movements. 

    Registration opens 8.00am Friday for group members and 10.00am Friday for casual bangers, drop-in rate $26 via Paypal.

    Strong, sassy, kick-ass females

    The Coogee Chicks that Lift are a community of unique women of different ages, shapes, fitness and sizes. They train with us weekly, indoors and outdoors, in a small group setting. The chicks motivate, inspire and empower each other to create long-lasting change in their health, lives and bodies.

    Click here to find out more »

    Yoga every Tuesday at 6pm

    Our resident Yogi Jo Day guides us through vinyasa flow every Tuesday night 6 -7pm. Join us in person at the gym or from the comfort of your living room via Zoom.

    Book your drop-in session here.

    Hop, skip & jump from the sand

    Pop in and see us at 92 Dudley Street, Coogee. Leroy Brown will greet you at the door... woof!
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