“I’ve been going to Bubalu regularly for just over 2 years now and it’s continually improved over that time. They have a real passion for health and fitness from which becomes obvious after chatting with Mike the owner for 10 minutes as he’s really enthusiastic about all aspects of keeping people healthy. The gym itself manages to cram a good amount of equipment into a seemingly small space, although don’t go looking for treadmills and cross-trainers. There’s a good spin bike area where classes are held, a decent range of weight training equipment and a good body weight area out back, most of the classes are held in the studio which has a punching bag, great selection of kettlebell sizes, yoga mats etc and the classes are great. I haven’t had a bad class yet and that’s down to the trainers who lead them. The classes offer everything from beginners to more advanced lessons and the list of what’s available is constantly improving. The other great thing about Bubalu is the cafe out front. No junk food to be found in there, just a really good range of stuff which is all made with whole ingredients and everything is from scratch. They even have the health ratings next to everything on their new menu which has been tweaked and perfected over the years as well. All in all, Bubalu is a great place to go. Really vibrant, awesome staff and a relaxed atmosphere make it a winning combo, even if you’re just pooping in for a coffee at lunch.”
New dance class addition to peak time – As you all loved it, but said it was too late, The Showgirl Experience has now moved to 7pm on Mondays.
This class covers everything from Jazz, The Can-Can, Disco, 20′s Charleston, Street Dance, Burlesque, Latin, Cheerleading, Ribbons and Jive.
If you’re looking to learn to dance, improve fitness and flexibility and most importantly have fun – this is the class for you!
Full info in the Dance class section on the “Fitness Classes” tab
Martial Arts merger – Monday Combat / Self Defence has moved to 8pm on Tuesdays to bring together and officially form the Bubalu Combat Kickboxing Club.
There will be 2 Instructors each week to give a weekly session of Combat / Self Defence and Kickboxing in one class, with optional sparring at the end to test what has been taught.
The syllabus is nearing completion and will then be certified by the British Combat Association so we will then have our own grading syllabus and belt system.
Full info can be found in the Martial Arts section in the “Fitness Classes” tab
Booking system is open for the new classes, so book, book, book!
You may or may not know this little nugget of information (!) but being healthy should be 80% nutrition and 20% exercise. In reality, you simply cannot outrun your fork and cannot out-exercise a cruddy diet!
Here at Bubalu we’re proud to make healthier living easier, tastier and much more fun!
We understand that for many, food is the most abused anxiety drug and exercise is the most underutilised antidepressant. We want to help people change this, so that people eat right to feel happy and then exercise well to feel happier still!
We’re still the only Health & Fitness business in the UK (that we know of!) that
actively and responsibly offers customers the right food and drink to accompany their workouts, training and living healthier lifestyles (whilst practicing what we preach!).
When you put fitness and food together in harmony, you get what we have everyday – the “fuel good” factor and we want you to have that too!
So we’d like to share some of our knowledge and expertise with you, absolutely free*!!
Every Sunday, 11am-Midday, in a relaxed group session, you can:
• ask questions and get advice on all things ‘nutrition and exercise’
• learn how certain foods and drinks affect the body
• learn what to eat and when
• find out the best fitness exercises and regimes for you
• learn about diet myths, fads and “celebrity diets”
• enjoy tasters from our vibrant menu and lots, lots more.
So, let us help us to help you get fit in the gym and lose weight in the kitchen!!!
Workshop places must be reserved beforehand. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space.
See you there!
The Bubalu Fuel-Gooders
*Our weekly ‘Fuel Good’ workshops are funded by us – all we kindly request is that attendees make a £2 donation to our charity – Bristol Rugby Community Foundation.
“Wow this place really rocks.
As a Games/PE teacher I was looking for a great place with inexpensive, healthy food, a great atmosphere and good Wi-Fi. Bubalu hits the spot. I enjoy my breakfast and lunch here regularly. The food ; wraps ,crepes, salads , noodles , soups, are all freshly prepped from top ingredients and , more importantly, taste delicious, and the coffee is an award winner I find irresistible.
The staff are chatty , polite and personable and the ethos is one of healthy food , combined with excellent on site exercise and fitness classes, to combat the pressures of city life and put a smile on the weariest of faces .
The proprietor, Mike, is a very experienced, friendly, personal trainer with a wealth of advice on diet and fitness routines to aid all levels of fitness and abilities , and the modern , clean facilities are inspirational.
My kinda place , and yours if you love good food and value a healthy approach to life !” Neil.
“Very good class. with lots of space, rare in Pilates classes. Excellent smoothie too. I like the drop in nature without having to book 6 in advance or something like that. Be nice to have a window for more air tho!” Graham
“I felt the class was great, easy to follow but challenging. I’ve had two classes so far in fitness pilates and I have left feeling rejuvenated and more flexible. Staff are funny and friendly which is what I need at 7am! Well done. Lovely place and glad I came. See you soon x” Danielle
“It was great, absolutely no complaints. I’ve never been to an “exercise class” of any sort before and was a bit apprehensive, but the whole experience was really great – the mats were comfortable, the room was the right temp, the instructor was really really great – when she saw me flagging (and oh, did I flag) she was reassuring without singling me out which made me feel a lot better. Overall, I thought it was great, I can completely see why Kat loves the place.” Brian
“Really enjoyed the cardio kickboxing class, will definitely be back again soon!” Tess
“Been attending fitness Pilates for 6 months – highly recommended. The instructors are amazing and the bubalu team are so friendly. Everything from food, drink and classes is very reasonably priced. A lovely environment all round.” Seren
“A brilliant yoga class, and a nice place to chill before and after!” Megan
“Excellent session thank you” Tom