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    • Qype User Bluddy…
    • Bristol
    • 0 friends
    • 2 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    3/3/2012

    Bubalu is my new favorite place to eat on the Gloucester Rd.
    Its clean, and has a friendly atmosphere that keeps me coming back.
    The food is well prepared, fresh and tastes great, especially the noodles! Highly recommend Bubalu for its coffee too. They have a good selection of coffee from around the world. Loving the Ethiopian beans at the moment :) Top quality café.

    • Qype User yourBu…
    • Hamburg, Germany
    • 1 friend
    • 2 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    10/8/2011

    I've known Mike for years and was so pleased to see how the place turned out for him.
    Great coffee, good smoothies!

    • Qype User ybcmar…
    • London
    • 4 friends
    • 17 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    12/4/2011

    I've visited Bubalu many times since it opened earlier this year. It works very well for me. The coffee is great. The food is very good (although I haven't tried the new menu yet). Free internet (which is usually important to me). And the staff are great. Mike, the owner, is working really hard to get Bubalu pumping. Taking lots of feedback and putting on a good range of classes. The fact that he buys in premium coffee (which has won awards etc etc) shows that he really wants this to be a great little cafe   which it is cranking up to be! [Added 4 Oct 2012 ] Bubalu has continued to be a great place to visit. I am not here frequently enough, but each time I am, I am pleased and impressed. Great smoothies, excellent coffees, the food that I've tried has been tasty, and the atmosphere is very good. Would thoroughly recommend the place. Oh, and free tinterweb. Very good ta.

    • Qype User gavinj…
    • Bristol
    • 0 friends
    • 2 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    10/1/2012

    Mike is really friendly and has done a cracking job at Bubalu he's always trying out new ideas. The venue is nice and big and very pushchair friendly. Gary's kickboxing classes are great, he makes every class different and it's always enjoyable, he's a really good instructor  not at all intimidating but very welcoming as i remember being nervous going to my first session on my own many months ago. I go to the kickboxing class at Bubalu regularly now and am hooked on the whole group fitness combat thing. I've never worked out in classes before but definitely see the benefit of training with others over a gym session, I push myself much harder than i ever would on my own. The thing that keeps me coming back is I really enjoy each class, kicking and punching is a great way of de-stressing after work. Kickboxing has also shown me that getting fit can be fun and actually learning self defense skills while doing it is a bonus.

    • Qype User france…
    • Bristol
    • 0 friends
    • 1 review
    5.0 star rating
    15/2/2012

    I've become slightly addicted to Zumba and try to go to the Bubalu classes at least twice a week. The three different instructors on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday make for a good variety of style and content. Also slightly addicted to the Zinger juice which I have when the family meet me for breakfast after the Saturday class. Great porridge and berries for me, bacon sarnie for the boy and the Dad and pancakes and fruit for the daughter. Lots going on apart from the zumba, but I can't do everything yet!

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From the business

Specialties

Unique Health & Fitness business
Over 35 fitness classes a week
Classes; Pilates, Spin, Body Conditioning, Freestyle Aerobics, "Virtual Spin", Zumba, Bokwa, Kickboxing, Kettlebells, Amazon, Fitness Pilates, Cubatone, Combat,  
Personal Fitness Training
Group Fitness Training sessions
Fresh, vibrant, healthy Cafe seating 60 persons
Fresh fruit Juices & Smoothies
2 types of coffee and 6 types of loose leaf tea
Gluten-free Crepes
Hot Wraps
Homemade soups
Hot & Cold Salads
Fresh Noodles
Frozen Yogurt (100% fat-free)

History

Established in 2011.

To do what all health & fitness businesses should do as standard;
- provide awesome fitness classes with great Instructors,
- offer fresh, healthy, nutritious foods & drinks,
- help people to have fun and lead a healthier lifestyle
- support the local community
- be open and engaging to all
- do not sell junk foods, fizzy drinks, packaged foods, or processed foods and as we don't sell them, we don't allow them in.

Meet the Business Owner

Mike B.
Mike B. Business Owner

Aged38 (had a hard life!)

Achievements to date;
Father to 3 awesome kids, Ben, Sophie and Alice
Advanced Personal Trainer for 9+ years
Self defence +Combat Instructor + MMA practitioner.
7th in British Indoor Rowing Champs '05 (30-34 category)
Hampshire U18 Rugby Captain + Area 8 squad member
Had 8 knee ops +still exercising and having fun!!

Goals for 2013;-
Make Bubalu the Health and Fitness Hub for Bristol
Set up and sponsor numerous Bubalu sports teams and get more people involved
Get more people active, a little healthier + having fun
Put smiles on more peoples' faces

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