New Gym Opens At National Sports Centre

February 16, 2016

A new gym has opened at the National Sports Centre, with the facility situated behind the National Aquatic Centre’s changing rooms and equipped with six spin bikes, a leg press, two half racks [squat racks], dumbbells from 5lbs to 100lbs, two incline benches, two total gyms, resistance bands/tubing, gym balls, medicine balls, kettle bells and stretching mats.

According to Amy Fox, the Aquatic & Fitness Manager, who also manages the gym, “in order to make Bermuda a suitable training destination for international teams, a gym was a must have. Elite teams training at a high level require a gym for their training camps”.

Ms Fox added: “Many of our long-term users of the pool and or track had asked if we planned on building a gym on site. They thought it would be a great addition and said they would love to be able to use the pool and the gym or track and the gym without having to move to another site.

NSC gym Bermuda Feb 16 2016

“It will also help with the training for Bermuda national teams or other teams and groups as they train for different competitions or just to improve their everyday fitness. We will have specific times available for teams only.

“We already have fields, two running tracks, a pool and a hockey turf so really we have almost everything you need for teams and also individuals. The only thing we were missing was a gym.

“It really brings everything together as any user can now do their cardio and weight lifting and toning all at the same site. They no longer have to come to the pool to do their swimming and then drive to another site to use the gym.

“It ties the whole site together and is really great for teams that might not already have a gym to use and are doing all dryland training using their own equipment. At the moment the pool and the gym come as a package pass, so it is really great and extremely affordable.”

Opening hours are Monday to Friday 6.30am to 7pm, Saturday 1pm to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 1pm.

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  1. Not well thought out says:

    Where the gym is good in theory, it is unfortunate that you are required to pay for pool access in order to utilize the gym. I inquired at the booth about having just track and gym access and was told that because the pool and gym utilize the same entrance you had to pay for the use of both whether you intended to use the pool or not. Hopefully this can be rectified because at this point it seems to be another way to get more money out off users of the facility.

    • Legalgal says:

      Can you clarify please. What is the cost then?

      • Peter Riley says:

        cost are on their website

      • Not well thought out says:

        I cannot recall specific costs, but there are “package rates” available. For example, track rate is $25 per month, independently. Pool is $95 per month, independently. The gym has no independent rate and the pool/gym rate is approximately $115 per month (don’t quote me on that, it may not be that exact amount). It was explained that this is because the gym and pool use the same entrance and therefore cannot be separate. Then there is an option for Pool/Gym/Track, which is more than the aforementioned rate.

        With the pool being the most expensive facility of the three available, in per month costs, an individual should be able to eliminate that facility from costs if it isn’t something they intend to use.

    • Regardless says:

      Whether you are using the pool or not, the price (monthly) is still cheaper than most gyms on the island. So I don’t see the reason for your complaint.. If anything your getting a deal to use the pool on that odd occasion that you feel like going for a swim.

    • Peter Riley says:

      I understand what you are saying but it is hard to separate each of the facilities. In any event, access to the gym, track and pool is still cheaper than any other gym on the island. The only complaint I have, as a member of the facility, is the times are quite “silly”, for lack of a better term. the NSC should open at 6am during the week and be open for more accommodating times on the weekend. At the very least I personally think switching the time of Saturday and Sunday should be done.

    • National Sports Centre says:

      We are sorry to read about your concerns but we feel that the cost of $115 a month for both the pool and gym is very cheap compared to most other gyms. To include use of the track as well would only cost an extra $15. We try very hard to provide value for money as our facilities are used by a wide range of community organisations as well as individuals.

  2. JUNK YARD DOG says:

    Two of the best acquisitions of my life time was a wheel barrow and a lawn mower.You want to know what the secret to long life is ? Go to the gym to meet the ladies.

  3. cow polly says:

    When I saw the headline I thought our premier gymnastics association finally had a central, modern place to train. But alas it is not to be.

  4. Takbir Karriem Sharrieff says:

    Does the gym have special rates for seniour citizens ,and what are they.?

  5. GanjaT says:

    Waiting with bated breath for the PLP to issue a statement and press conference welcoming this develpment.

  6. LOL (Original TM*) says:

    LOL LOL gyms to small to train any team unless its a team of two……

    LOL

  7. Yahoo says:

    Terrible hours. Needs to be open by at least 6am and stay open until at least 9pm during the week. And those weekend hours are ridiculous. Fail.