Bertu’s Gym, located in Gharghur, yesterday celebrated its 30th anniversary.
Bertu's Gym was opened by former boxing champion Bertu Camilleri on 10 October 1982 at first as a small gym to train local boxers. It was one of the first gyms on the island at the time.
As time progressed, Camilleri 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.
As boxing remained Camilleri’s number one priority, he makes it a point to start training boxers at a very young age.
Camilleri’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 Camilleri 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 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 he established a record of three hours non-stop skipping the rope. Two years later, he broke the already established record by another two hours, accomplishing a total of five hours of non-stop 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 emigrate to the United Kingdom.
In England, Bertu acquired useful experience from British boxers and trainers. He went to the well known Jack Solomons Gym where he used to fight three times a week against British boxers. When he returned to the island in 1969 he showed his ambition when he opened a Gym at Gharghur.
The 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 http://www.bertusgym.com or Tel: 21413406. Daily updates about Bertu’s Gym can also be found on Facebook.