CITY OF HAMILTON/PEMBROKE
Hindssight Fitness & Wellness
Berkeley Cultural Centre
Tel: 599 0412
Owned by Andrea “Dre” Jackson, a former track and field athlete, Absbydre focuses on functional and performance based fitness and total wellness. She offers personal training and group programmes including yoga and aerobics.
16 Market Lane,
Tel: 703 6683
Owned by Marilyn Allers, this is a pole studio offering classes for novices up to advanced, including Flex Therapy, Power Pole and Exotic Flow.
Alchemy Fitness Studio
22 Reid Street
Tel: 295 9400
Alchemy Fitness offers private and group fitness classes including weight training, Alchemy HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), yoga, prenatal yoga, spin, spin HIIT, Total Body Conditioning, Booty and Alchemy Circuits.
Aries Sports Center
22 Queen Street
Tel: 492 7437
Home to a full-size permanent boxing ring, Aries Sports Center provides “alternative fitness classes based on sport specific training.” Classes offered are BoxFIT, KickFIT, FightFIT, SpinFIT, HIITFIT and FlexFIT. They have also teamed up with local martial arts organisations to provide instruction in boxing, Chinese kickboxing, Brazilian jiujitsu and jiujitsu.
Barre 1 Physique
Jacksons School of Performing Arts
15 Burnaby Street
Tel: 292 5815
Martina Carstairs teaches group barre classes at various times from Monday–Thursday. She also offers private classes and personal training.
Behind Liberty Theatre
A sports performance gym focused on bodybuilding. It is owned and operated by Muhsin Nasir, a personal trainer, International Federation of Bodybuilding athlete and Bermuda’s National Bodybuilding coach.
Bermuda Karate Institute
55 King Street
Tel: 292 2157
Founded by Skipper Ingham, Bermuda Karate Institute (BKI) focuses on the gojuryu (hard/soft) style, one of the major branches of Japanese karate. BKI also offers training in muay Thai, the martial art of Thailand.
8 Par La Ville Road
Beyond Fitness provides private training in general fitness, natural movement, boxing, kickboxing and athletic conditioning and their group fitness classes include yoga, TRX, circuit, mat Pilates, HIIT & Burn, BlastFIT and interval.
Tel: 595 1191
The brainchild of Geisha Rene, BODHI offers Socafit as well as other unique and varied dance, barre, yoga and Pilates-related classes, general body workouts, boot camps, personal training and lifestyle programmes.
S.E. Pearman Building
9 Par La Ville Road
Tel: 296 4444
BodyFit gym has the full range of cardio and resistance equipment and offers daily classes that include zumba, spinning, carnival fit, body toning, yoga and weights as well as personal training.
Body In Motion
In Motion School of Dance
71 Reid Street
Tel: 292 7615
Alanah Bacon teaches three bodyBarre classes per week. The classes combine yoga, Pilates, barre and fusion.
Courthouse Squash & Wellness
31 Victoria Street
& 71 Pitts Bay Road
Tel: 292 8357
Personal Training is offered as well as classes in yoga, Barrelates or pure core Pilates, spinning, Ultimate KettleBells, Total Body Circuit and Core & Stretch. At various times during the year there is a Saturday morning BootCamp on Elbow Beach.
8 Mill Creek Road
Tel: 535 4775
CrossFit is “constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity.” The programmes at CrossFitBDA, run by Derek Hurdle and Roman Romeo, incorporate traditional strength training, cardiovascular conditioning, plyometric movements (jump training), gymnastics and Olympic lifting. Workouts are modified for all fitness levels and there is a CrossFit cardio class, which excludes Olympic lifting.
Hamilton Princess & Beach Club
76 Pitts Bay Road
Tel: 298 6046
Exhale is located in the Hamilton Princess Hotel and is open to the public. The gym and fitness studio overlooks Hamilton Harbour. Group fitness classes include barre, yoga, Pilates, HIIT and cardio. Personal training is also available.
Feel Good Studio
27 Front Street
Tel: 292 5201
Owned by Caroline Bartlett, the Feel Good Studio has 6 Powertone Pilates machines designed to keep the back and neck in alignment that will also perform the movements required to tone and define muscles and regain core strength. It also provides yoga classes.
52 Reid Street
Tel: 293 1687
Owned by Caroline Tee, Horizon Health is a Pilates and corrective movement studio offering private and group classes including Circuit Pilates and Funky Barre. There is one group class per week that caters exclusively to men.
14 Par-La-Ville Road
Owned by Fajr Bashir, Island Physique offers personal training and a number of high intensity group fitness classes, including Rebel Dance Fitness suitable for beginners and up.
In Motion School of Dance
71 Reid Street
Tel: 536 6385
Jennifer Soares teaches zumba and Piloxing classes twice a week.
Kinetix—Natural Movement Studio
Berkeley Cultural Centre (Old Berkeley School)
Tel: 704 0701
Founded by Kallie Marcus, Kinetix is dedicated to movement through yoga, gymnastics and aerial arts. Classes include aerial silks, aerial yoga & yoga for special needs. They also offer stand-up paddleboard yoga.
LIFE Fitness Bermuda
31 Friswells Road
Coach Wassi provides group and personal training as well as nutrition consultations and body composition analysis. The focus is on improving functional strength and mobility using exercises that encourage enhanced bone density and improve the muscles supporting your posture.
7 Dundonald Street
Tel: 705 6915
A training facility dedicated to CrossFit, LifeThyme offers group exercise sessions focused on varied and functional movements such as running, lifting, squatting, pushing and pulling, at a high intensity. They also offer skills workshops and nutritional challenges.
46 Victoria Street
Tel: 296 5900
Lotus is an “integrative health studio” where all the classes are designed to “challenge the body, mind and spirit to work in unison.” Sophia Cannonier is its owner, founder and director and the classes offered are Pilates, yoga, prenatal yoga, pole fitness, aerial lyra (also known as aerial hoop) and aerial silks.
Lucky Elephant Yoga & Beyond Lucky
3 Burnaby Street
Tel: 296 3262
Website: www.luckyelephantyoga.com & www.beyondluckybda.com
Owned by Alex Hasselkuss and Tali Gabai-Maiato, Lucky Elephant is exclusively yoga and offers a programme for beginners as well as classes in a variety of yoga disciplines including hatha, vinyasa, restorative and prenatal. They also offer hot yoga, meditation classes and stand-up paddleboard yoga. Beyond Lucky teaches a variety of barre, Pilates, TRX, spinning & fitness classes including OMCycle, Les Mills Sprint and Les Mills BodyPump. They also offer restorative personal training and nutrition counseling.
Magnum Power Force Gym & Diet Center
70 Church Street East
Tel: 292 7007
In addition to the weight and cardiovascular training area, Magnum also offers personal training and group classes, which include spinning, Les Mills BodyPump, HIIT, Kettlebell Corefit and Tabata Circuit.
3 Laffan Street
Tel: 504 4181
Run by former military training instructor Monroe Darrell, Jr., M-C.O.R.E. offers personal and group training sessions, rehabilitation and nutrition advice.
2 Woodlands Road
Tel: 295 0297
Owned by Sergio White, Positive Results is a gym that offers personal training programmes from a team of five trainers with a variety of fitness backgrounds.
1 Victoria Street
Tel: 296 5553
Offers over 50 classes a week including spinning, Les Mills BodyPump, Les Mills BodyCombat, BodyJam, Hip Hop Dance, Therapeutic Stretch and zumba. It also has weight machines, free weights and offers trampoline and pole fitness.
The Academy of Martial Arts (TAMA)
135 Front Street
Tel: 292 5715
Under chief instructor Sensei Bob Smith, 7th degree black belt, TAMA offers a traditional and comprehensive karate programme and a class in traditional Okinawan weaponry. He also teaches self-defence.
The Athletic Club
6 Washington Street
Tel: 295 6140
Owned by Kym Herron Scott, The Athletic Club offers a fitness centre, training room and over 40 classes a week including spinning, zumba, HIIT, Tabata, Brazilian Butt and Turbokick. Personal training, fitness and nutrition overhauls such as Corporate Fit Challenge and “Thinner Winner” are also available.
The New Controversy Boxing & Fitness Gym
Under Queens Club
39 Cedar Avenue
Tel: 799 0364
Leo Richardson and his team of three coaches teach boxing fitness and Boxing 101. Classes and training go from the basics up to competitive fighting. Some classes take place in the boxing ring at Aries Sports Center.
The Yoga Centre
8 Victoria Street
Tel: 295 7525
This is a traditional yoga studio offering hatha yoga, yoga breathing, meditation, deep relaxation, prenatal, vinyasa flow, yin yoga, restorative and raja yoga. Private group, one-on-one and yoga therapy sessions are also available. The Centre is home to Yoga on the Rock.
24 Hour Fitness
Earl Bailey Art Gallery
76 North Shore Road
Tel: 293 7479
Provides 24-hour access, seven days a week via a security card system. It offers personal training, cardio machines, weight machines and free weights.
Evolutions Health & Fitness Centre
14 Waller’s Point Road
Southside Commercial Park
Tel: 297 0438
Offers a workout area with free weights, exercise machines and a cardio theatre that includes cardiovascular training-related equipment.
Tucker’s Point Beach Club
60 Tuckers Point Drive
Tel: 707 1083
Owned and managed by Lori Rye, Flatts Fitness offers mobile personal training, group classes in HIIT, zumba and cardio and also the services of a professional running coach, Tim Price.
Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa
11 Blue Hole Hill
Tel: 293 8333
Open to anyone who has booked in advance, aqua kriya yoga (Yoga in the Pool) is taught once a week by Trish Alexander and Crystal Yoga is taught twice a week by Samantha Harries, inside the spa caves.
65 Middle Road
A variety of yoga classes are taught on an almost daily basis. These include restorative yoga, kriya yoga, b
eginners hatha yoga, Sivananda-inspired hatha yoga, alignment yoga and Saturday Morning Flow.
The Ultimate Fitness Club
7 Marsh Lane
Tel: 292 7266
Run by Melanie De Rosa, The Ultimate Fitness Club is a fully equipped gym offering a variety of equipment for resistance and cardio training as well as weights, free-weights and circuit training. It also offers personal training.
Zone Worx Gym
1 Cedarbridge Lane
Tel: 505 5212
Coach Cal Grimes teaches cardio spinning classes here seven days a week.
35 Berry Hill Road
Tel: 232 5161
Bermuda Bodyworks is a Pilates studio dedicated to the preservation of the “Original Pilates system as it was passed on to Romana Kryzanowska by Joseph Pilates and seeks to maintain Pilates in its purest form.” It offers private, duet and trio Pilates sessions and for those who have achieved intermediate level, there are mat classes for a maximum of eight people.
Island Shakti Yoga
Kerri Howland teaches yoga classes at 9 a.m. Monday–Thursday on a term or drop-in basis. The style is alignment-based slow flow hatha and the classes are mixed level.
Liz Laing Pilates
Tel: 705 1159
Liz teaches a variety of Pilates and barre classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels at her home studio in Paget. She also teaches pre- and post-natal classes and is available for private sessions.
Mangoes Gym & Fitness Centre
47 Mangrove Bay Road
Tel: 234 6912
A gym that operates on a swipe card basis.
Ocean Rock Wellness
25 Point Finger Road
Tel: 295 5100
Ocean Rock is a holistic healthcare organisation founded by Dr. Ayesha Peets Talbot, Dr. Sabrina Famous and physiotherapist Beth Hollis. As part of their programme they offer circuit training and beginners yoga.
The Club Yoga Centre
1 Cataract Hill
Tel: 236 5691
Taught by Sally Ker, The Club Yoga Centre is committed to the practice, teaching and study of Iyengar yoga for health. Sally is also experienced in specific programmes such as pre-natal, back care and other special needs.
40 Cobbs Hill Road
Tel: 232 3481
Owned by Derek Fisher, Whole-Ly Fit is a small fitness studio providing one-on-one personal training, traditional resistance training, TRX and state-of-the-art electronic muscle stimulation training.
Non-gym Based Fitness Programmes and Instructors
AOK Fitness Fundraising
Run by Helen Dudley. Provides a wide variety of cardio, strength and core classes taught daily at The Academy of Martial Arts on King Street in Hamilton and separate yoga & Pilates classes are taught at Masterworks, located in the Botanical Gardens. AOK also offers various nutritional and fitness challenges throughout the years. Babies & small children are welcome.
B-Active for Life
Tel: 533 4451
Betty Doyling is a mobile fitness trainer who specialises in injury prevention and core strength. She is a personal trainer but in the early mornings and evenings she runs group metabolic circuit training classes in the Arboretum and Bull’s Head car park.
Tel: 537 5370
Run by Elinor Lucas, Balanced Fitness provides mobile personal training, adult swim lessons and outdoor stroller fitness classes.
Beat the Couch
Tel: 236 7511
Based on the “Couch to 5K” concept, this is a 10-week running programme established by Catherine Burns of Natural Nutrition for those who are new or nearly-new to running.
Combat Sports Bermuda Ltd (CSB)
Run by Chuck Morgan and Nichole Stoudt-Maries, CSB teaches boxing and muay Thai on a private and small group basis to clients of all ages and levels. At the time of writing they were planning to move to a permanent facility, after which the range of classes will increase.
Tel: 599 4688
Shona Palmer teaches swimming lessons on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the National Stadium pool on an individual or small group basis. Her classes are offered to all levels from beginners to competent swimmers looking to improve their strokes. She also teaches group classes for master swimmers and triathletes.
Tel: 704 7624
Michelle Viera teaches water aerobics classes year round at the National Sports Centre pool and also CardioFit, which takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45 a.m. in the Devonshire Lindo’s car park.
Elisha Miller teaches adult swim sessions including stroke development for beginners, triathlon/masters swimming and iSwim for fitness classes.
Mid Atlantic Athletic Club (MAAC)
MAAC welcomes both seasoned and first-time runners of any age. It has an emphasis on middle and long distance running and their training programme includes MAAC Track which is held at the National Sports Centre.
Pilates for Life
Tel: 516 2264
Caitlin Curtis offers mat Pilates classes following the Body
Control Pilates method that focuses on establishing good movement skills. Her classes take place at The Mid Ocean Club, Lifelong Learning Centre and BUEI on different days of the week. She also offers private or small group sessions at her home studio in Paget.
Swan’s Running Club
Through its training programmes, Swan’s helps its members to improve their health and fitness by running or walking.
Swim Fit Bermuda
Tel: 599 0187
Founded and operated by Olympic swimmer Victor Ruberry, Swim Fit runs adult programmes for all levels and abilities. It also provides classes designed for seniors, pre- and post-natal mothers and the physically challenged. Classes take place at the National Sports Centre pool.
Tania runs an in-person and online Best Body BootCamp (strength training, HIIT, nutrition & mindset coaching) and membership programme, Healthy & Happy Insiders Membership, which gives access to her library of strength and interval workout videos as well as gym-based workouts and nutritious recipes.
Todd Crews Yoga
Tel: 505 6310
Todd teaches group yoga classes daily at different locations—The Loren at Pink Beach, Coral Beach Club and AIG. He also offers Yoga for Gents, exclusively for men so they “don’t have to feel embarrassed to practice in front of women that have been doing it for years.” Private sessions are also available.
TRX Fitness Bermuda
Run by Jerry-Dee Dears. TRX classes in Barr’s Bay Park take place on Mondays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. TRX is a form of suspension training developed in the US by the Navy SEALs. By using the TRX Suspension Trainer, long straps anchored to a high bar or wall, you use your body weight to complete different exercises which develop strength, balance, flexibility and your core muscles.
Owned by Judith Marsden, Twisted Anatomy helps clients take control of their health with a balanced approach including nutrition, corrective exercise and spiritual growth. From a fitness perspective, she offers corrective exercise and twice-weekly classes in hatha vinyasa yoga from her studio in Smiths.
Tel: 537 0026
Victoria is a professional running coach who hosts a weekly running club as well as individual and group training sessions for all levels of runner.
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