Bertu’s Gym celebrates 30-year anniversary

Bertu’s Gym, located in Gharghur, will be celebrating its 30th anniversary on the 10th October, 2012.

Bertu Camilleri teaching a young athlete some boxing skills
Bertu Camilleri teaching a young athlete some boxing skills

Bertu's Gym was opened by former boxing champion Bertu Camilleri on the 10th  October 1982 at first as a small gym to train local boxers and it was one of the first gym's on the island at the time.

As time progressed Bertu saw the need to expand and he invested in more weights and equipment. The gym suddenly became Malta's top gym for the hardcore bodybuilder and the results started to show with most of Malta's top athletes coming from Bertu's Gym.bertu gym

As boxing remained Bertu's number one priority, he makes it a point to start training boxers at a very young age.

Bertu's hands on experience in the sport of boxing are the key to producing some great boxers.

The gym has become the home of various Maltese athletes excelling in boxing and bodybuilding who have also been ambassadors of Malta in international competitions achieving great results.

Walking up the stairs to the gym, you will always find Bertu waiting to greet you with a smile. Bertu's gym is not a place where you do your exercise and just leave, but it also has a family oriented atmosphere.

Bertu Camilleri

Bertu Camilleri started his career in a Gym in Hamrun. Soon after, he caught the eye of the late Iron Man of Europe, Charles Saliba who trained him in the Youth Gym Sliema.

At that time Bertu established a record of three hours nonstop skipping the rope (Two years later, he broke the already established record by another two hours, accomplishing a total of five hours of nonstop skipping.). Two veterans, the late Francis Attard of Mosta and Paul Cassar of Msida took charge of his training at the Mosta Boxing Club. Later on Bertu decided to immigrate to the United Kingdom.

In England, Bertu acquired the experience of British boxers and trainers. He went to the well known Jack Solomons Gym where he used to fight 3 times a week against British Boxers. When Bertu returned to the island in 1969 he showed his ambition when he opened a Gym at Gharghur.

About the gym

Bertu's gym is divided into three levels. The ground floor is set as a studio where various classes namely; circuit training, pilates, aerobics, belly dancing and spirit combat sessions are held. These classes are available for both men and women.

Furthermore, the gym is equipped with a number of cardio machines including a free weight area. A room solely dedicated to boxing comprising a boxing ring.

Bertu's Gym has also introduced a new Circuit Training seminar that puts you through a number of exercises  under the watchful eye of  Bertu himself.

Bertu's gym is ideal for any individual who wishes to train in a friendly environment and at the same time achieve desired results. One will also find helpful and qualified trainers available at any time. The gym is fully airconditioned.

Bertu's gym will soon be investing in new equipment to further satisfy client's needs.'

More information about Bertu's Gym can be found on or Tel: 21413406. Daily updates about Bertu's Gym can also be found on Facebook.



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