Bertu’s Gym: 35 years and still going strong

Bertu’s Gym has established itself as the iconic place for all fitness and boxing enthusiasts around Malta

Bertu Camilleri
Bertu Camilleri

Bertu’s Gym is celebrating 35 years since its opening on 10 October, 1982.

Bertu’s Gym was opened by former boxing champion Bertu Camilleri 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 beginner and experienced bodybuilder as the results started to show with most of Malta’s top athletes coming from Bertu’s 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.

From today (10 October) till Thursday 12 October Bertu’s Gym shall open its doors for free to non-members.

Anyone is welcome to come and visit both the main gym and women’s gym,  try out equipment and familiarise oneself with the premises and staff.

During these open days the premises shall be open from 7am - 9pm.

More information about Bertu’s Gym can be found on their official Facebook page or you can call  on Tel: 2141 3406.

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 kept working in the sports industry until he achieved his ambition of opening a gym in 1982.

About the gym
Bertu’s gym is divided into three levels.

The ground floor is dedicated to the female athlete.

The main level of the gym is equipped with free weights and the latest gym equipment on the market to satisfy all their clients needs. The gym also has a very well equipped cardio section.

On the top floor, you will find a gym solely dedicated to boxing.

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 Camilleri is always looking to invest in the latest equipment to further satisfy his client’s needs.