Victorian Institute of Sport

Physical Preparation

The VIS Physical Preparation team is dedicated to maximising the physical capabilities and performances of VIS athletes.


The Physical Preparation team plans and designs programs that meet the sporting and individual needs of each athlete. 

Programs incorporate all elements of athlete preparation, including:

Staff members in the VIS gym have a broad range of experience not only in strength and conditioning but also coaching, sport science disciplines (physiology/biomechanics), research and high-level sport competition. This variety assists in the application of innovative, holistic yet highly specific training programs for VIS athletes. Staff are constantly evaluating new methods of physical training to incorporate into athlete training programs, via regular workshops, in-house tutorials and the latest literature.

Opening Hours

The VIS gym is located in the world-class VIS facility in Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park and is open:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

6.30 am - 12.00 pm
3.30 pm - 7.30 pm


8.30 am - 12.00 pm
3.30 pm - 7.30 pm


9.00 am - 12.00 pm

VIS Physical Preparation Team

Dr Harry Brennan - Physical Preparation Coordinator

Nathan Heaney - Physical Preparation Coach

Cory Innes - Physical Preparation Coach

James Karageorgiou - Physical Preparation Coach

Luke Mackey - Physical Preparation Coach

John Tascone - Physical Preparation Coach

Ben Willey - Physical Preparation Coach