JOHN ' V U L C A N ' SERU
OWNER | HEAD COACH
With a comprehensive background spanning over 30 years in fitness, power, and weight training, Vulcan has been a stalwart in the industry. Since 1988, he and his wife, Christina, have owned and operated Musclemania Fitness Pty Ltd (formerly Exercise and Fitness Australia in Hurstville, NSW). Christina, too, boasts an extensive background in bodybuilding and weight training.
In the early '90s, Vulcan pursued professional wrestling training in Florida, USA, under the tutelage of legendary wrestlers and champions' trainer, Boris Malenko, and his sons Dean and Joe Malenko, both WWE Wrestling Icons.
Upon returning to Australia, Vulcan gained acclaim on the National Pro-Wrestling circuits, emerging as the Australasian Heavy Weight Champion. He headlined in prestigious MEGA PRO WRESTLING events and various circuits across the country.
In 1995, Vulcan's persona catapulted to fame in the original Network 7 TV series, 'GLADIATORS.' Subsequently, he starred in the 'The Ashes' Gladiator Series in England, becoming an International Gladiator representing Australia. Vulcan was the sole Australian Gladiator to join the British Gladiators and feature in this popular TV series in England.
Beyond his wrestling endeavors, Vulcan appeared in Australian films and television shows, including hosting his own show on Foxtel titled 'Vulcan’s Super Heroes.' Notably, he was cast as the villain "Gabor" in the James Bond 007 film "The World is Not Enough,' starring Pierce Brosnan.
Residing in the Sutherland Shire for over 30 years, Vulcan and Christina moved to the Menai District in 1991 with their children Keisha and Zaac. Following their settlement in the community, they reopened Musclemania Fitness Megatore at Illawong in 1999 and later relocated to larger premises at Menai Services Centre in 2000, where they are currently based.
This period saw the establishment of Vulcan’s Pro-Wrestling School and Vulcan’s Fitness Training, coinciding with the gym's expansion in 2005, rebranded as CLUB VULCAN. Vulcan not only manages the gym but also personally designs and oversees fitness programs for members. Leveraging his vast training experience, he specializes in teaching correct techniques in one-to-one boxing sessions.
In his role as Australia’s most experienced and elite-level Professional Wrestling Instructor, Vulcan imparts pro-wrestling techniques to emerging wrestlers on Saturdays in the ring at his Professional Wrestling School, now conveniently located in the new group training facility situated between Musclemania Fitness Store and the original Club Vulcan Gym.
Since the inception of MEGA PRO WRESTLING, Vulcan's latest venture, VCW (Vulcan Championship Wrestling), has been making waves in Sydney's wrestling circuit. Proudly showcasing Vulcan-certified professional wrestlers from all corners of Australia, VCW has gained significant attention, even securing broadcast on SBS/NITV.
Since 1988, the family business has thrived, and now situated in Menai, we extend a warm invitation for you to drop in and meet the dedicated Musclemania/Club Vulcan Team today!