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Zimbali & Ballito Gyms

Exercise is defined by any movement that causes your muscles to work, thus making your body burn calories. Whether you are a holiday-maker or visiting Ballito for business, your fitness routine can still remain on track! Regardless of you experience within the gym, this article will help you discover a facility that is best suited to you.

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Zimbali Gym

Located at the Bushbuck Club, this gymnasium is a world-class fitness facility. Resort Residents and hotel guests can engage in physical exercise and choose from a variety of state of the art equipment. The gym features an aerobic studio, Technogym cardio equipment/machines, and a separate weightlifting area. If you wish to join a specific class offered by trained professionals or book a session with a personal trainer, you can do so via phone or email.

Access: Residents & Hotel Guests (subject to hotel operating)

Hours of Operation:

- Monday - Friday: 05:00 to 20:00 - Saturday, Sunday, & Public Holidays: 07:00 to 12:00 (closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day)

Contact:

Telephone: +27 (0)32 538-1481

Email: Sarah Glover – [email protected]

Dwain Swiegers – [email protected]

Strength - I Move Fitness

The I Move Fitness Gym in Ballito is comprised of 3 storeys. This presents to its clients more than a platform for exercise, but combined with its medical facilities, I Move Fitness overs clients well-rounded mechanisms for living healthier and making it a lifestyle. The bottom floor is a hardcore gym space that has a Crossfit-like feel but offers a variety of functional training, weight lifting, and Olympic lifting. The floor above features a Medical Centre where GP’s, Sports Physicians, Physiotherapists, a team of Biokineticists, Sports Massage Therapists, a Chiropractor, and a Doctor in Naturopathy can be found. The top-level is where the I Move Fitness Private Gym is 4 located. All are welcome here, but memberships are limited to 500 people. Functional and commercial equipment can be enjoyed here, and a large studio for training and classes can also be utilised. A notable feature is the Strength Cafe located within the gym, where users can enjoy coffee, smoothies, and healthy meals and treats.

Access: Membership & Day Visitors

Hours of Operation:

- Monday - Friday: 05:00 to 18:00

- Saturday & Public Holidays: 07:00 to 12:00 (closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day)

- Sunday: Closed

Contact:

Telephone: +27 (0)32 815 2704

Email: [email protected]

Crossfit Ballito

Being an experience-oriented gym, Crossfit Ballito’s mission is to make clients happy and strong by allowing them to fall in love with fitness and rediscover what their bodies are capable of. The gym embodies an environment of encouragement and community, which allows the clients to feel confident in their progress at the gym regardless of the stage they are in. Highly trained and qualified coaches offer CrossFit classes, Functional Fitness classes and Personal Training. The gym has a wide variety of means of training through the wide variety of equipment and programs to choose from. Crossfit Ballito offers a free session for first-timers, monthly fees for long time users, students rates and drop-in rates of R100 per session for day visits. This drop-in session is perfect for visitors! The gym runs according to session times. Updated sessions can be confirmed via email, telephone, or the gym's website.

Access: All are welcome

Hours of Operation (scheduled sessions):

- Monday - Friday: 05:00, 6:00, 8:00, 16:30, 17:30

- Monday/Wednesday/Friday:

Crossfit Lite 9:00

- Saturday: 8:00- Sunday: Closed

Contact:

Telephone: +27 (0)71 950 9468

Email: [email protected]

Virgin Active

Virgin Active is passionate about enriching peoples lives through activeness and exercise. Virgin Active in Ballito is a two-storey building with all the necessary equipment one would expect to enjoy at a facility like this. Everything from cardio, to functional training and classes, weight lifting, and personal training sessions can be experienced here. The gym also has a Kaui restaurant adjacent to the training centre indoor swimming pool. Kaui is known for smoothies, juices, and healthy foods. You will be allowed to enjoy the gym depending on your current virgin active membership and its privileges. Upgrades to your membership might need to be made to train at this facility. Day guests are allowed to gym here upon the condition of a fee and the company of a Virgin Active Membership Holder.

Access: Members & Guests of Members

Hours of Operation:

- Monday - Friday: 05:00 to 21:00

- Saturday & Sunday: 6:00 to 19:007

Contact:

Telephone: +27 (0)86 020 0911

Pulse

Pulse offers a unique take on a gym setting as it offers a platform that is of an indoor/ outdoor nature. A love for fitness and exercise is taken outside here, where various classes such as kettlebells, functional fitness, and kickboxing can be enjoyed. They take pride in their community of clients and staff that feed off of each other encouraging energy, making getting healthy and fit a fun experience.

Access: All are welcome

Hours of Operation:

- Monday - Friday: 05:00 to 18:30

- Monday/Wednesday/Friday: Crossfit Lite 9:00- Saturday: 8:00 to 9:00- Sunday: Closed

Contact:

Telephone: +27 (0)82 801 3717

Email: [email protected] 

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