Beach Buns Fitness & Yoga

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Beach Buns Fitness & Yoga
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The place in Utila for ZUMBA Fitness, PILOXING, and Yoga! Utila Beach Buns is an invigorating approach to Yoga and Fitness to help you feel your best! Our beautiful studio is warm and private, yet located right on Utila's Main Street. We provide yoga mats, blocks, yoga straps, PILOXING gloves, and a free tea after every class. Classes to suit all levels from Intro to Advanced at very affordable prices. See you there!
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Shaun R
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2 contributions
Perfect Compliment to Diving!!!
Jan 2015 • Friends
I went for some yoga lessons from Emma Malarkey at yoga Utila and got way more out of it than I expected.

As a well seasoned diver i felt that the techniques i learned through her classes including breathing and postures, helped me have longer dives and less air consumption. I found Emma's Class to be both challenging, relaxing and educational. i felt i was able to take what i learned at yoga utila into dives. Emma and Autumn have created a special place on Utila. some yoga classes i have attended in the past gave a superficial atmosphere and as a beginner to yoga i have found this daunting however at Yoga Utila it was by far the opposite, the instructors were extremely knowledgeable, approachable and very modest. All in all, they provided me with a helpful learning experience that has made me want to continue my yoga practices.
Written March 12, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marty and Carrell
Green Valley, AZ156 contributions
Yoga, Joy and Peace
Apr 2013 • Couples
Melissa is an amazing yoga and exercise instructor! She teaches a variety of classes with one thing in common: our well being, health and outlook. It's not just about asanas or rumba, it's about how your can be fit and healthy in your mind and body.

Don't expect Melissa to be on a mat leading the class! She is verbally instructing the class while literally tip toeing between mats making subtle adjustments. I love her Restorative Yoga classes, but don't let the names of the classes fool you -- each is a work out!

I just want to share one experience from a relaxation exercise at the end of one class (ahhh, my favorite part!). Melissa had us think of something bothering our peace of mind and to picture someone who would give you sage advice for the problem. Mine was a self esteem issue, petty in the scope of life, but bothersome. I'm 61 years old and many friends are having plastic surgeries, etc. and I don't want to do this, but hey, who likes getting saggy? My lovely Aunt Inez who passed away at about 95 years of age, a teacher and world traveller to put Utilian travellers to shame, who had soft wrinkles and laugh lines that showed her love of life and people, as well as heartbreak and loss of loved ones, came to my vision. During this relaxation period my Aunt and I had a discussion, something like, "you use to tell me how beautiful my white hair and wrinkles were, how my life was mapped upon my face. Don't you want your heritage, Carrell? Do you want it to be tucked and stitched away? Do you want to deny your family in this way" This was real to me during her relaxation period. Tears came to my eyes (along with the sweat!) and I knew what to do.... embrace who I am, as I am.

I would recommend Melissa's classes for all, there is something there for everyone. Utila is blessed by yoga studios and excellent instructors who really care. And work your buns off.
Written April 27, 2013
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MT G
12 contributions
got a punch card
Feb 2013 • Solo
was in Utila for month in Feb. did yoga a few times and it was great. Melissa knows her stuff and provides a clean and friendly atomosphere. I will go back!
Written March 22, 2013
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William E
Seattle, WA1 contribution
Thank you!
Melissa is simply incredible. I first experienced her presence and infectious joy during her signature yoga massage. It was one of the best massages I've ever and that saying a lot since I study massag therapy. At just about 30 bucks, it is a steal. In the states she could easily charge 100 or more for a session.

I also went to a piloxing class with my friend. We both loved it. We were super sweaty and I found it to be a great total body workout (and I'm a guy). Plus Melissa is hilarious so the class goes by really quickly. If you're looking for a fun, cheap and quick day adventure, definitely check it out. My friend was delighted too and said it was better than sex.
Written March 11, 2013
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Haha, I hope you don't mind...but I might need to steal the quote about Piloxing being "better than sex" for advertising! Honestly, the energy from that class is infectious and I'm thrilled that you caught it! Also, I don't know if I could receive a nicer compliment about my massages, especially from a massage therapist! Thank you for taking the time to write!
Written March 15, 2013
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Katie S
Chicago, IL1 contribution
My favorite part about Utila
Feb 2013 • Friends
Beach Buns Fitness & Yoga made my trip to Utila go from just another diving adventure to the best revealation I've had in years. Melissa and her yoga studio are not just any ordinary workout experience. You walk into the studio feeling average and walk out feeling like a ten. The studio is the cleaniest business I found while visiting and the atmosphere is like none other on the island. The candles, the scented cold cloths at the end of the work out and even the neck and back massage that Melissa gives to all of her clients during the last part of the class while you're focusing on breathing and relaxing. Each time I walked into my workout, I knew Melissa was going to push me to have the best workout I could. She's so energetic and actually cares about you challenging yourself. Each time I walked out of my workout, I felt like Melissa genuinely cared if I enjoyed myself and hoped to see me again. She took interest in everyone, knows everyone's names, hobbies, careers, etc and is always happy to see you. And she does care because she purposesly has oganized her class schedules around the diving schedules on the island which make it easier to find a class to accomodate your schedule while you're there traveling. And the variety of classes she has is better than I found in any country I've visited. Whether you're looking for a morning stiffy class to loosen up and stretch or piloxing class to get in bikini-ready shape, you'll find all of it at Beach Buns Fitness & Yoga. And you won't find a better instructor ANYWHERE in the world. Melissa is by far second to none. I can't wait to go back and visit again :)
Written March 8, 2013
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Wow! I'm actually blushing just from reading that! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such thoughtful and kind words. It means so much when you can do something you are passionate about and help others to feel the same. I'm so happy my classes had such a positive impact on your trip!
Written March 15, 2013
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Yurumen
BISHOPVILLE7 contributions
Awesome!
Feb 2013 • Solo
It was an amazingly good experience. I did a Yoga class a Melissa was very good as a teacher and she was constantly checking that we were in the right position and she was adapting the class for the different levels that we had. I also experienced a energetic Piloxing class which I highly recommend to increase flexibility, to tone muscles and to burn fat!. Moreover, I had a Yoga massage and that was out of this world, Melissa prepared the massage specially and specifically for the sores I had after diving and after it I was feeling very relax and ready to go for more. Towels, drinking water and Mats are available!
Written March 5, 2013
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience! Keeping classes small really allows me to give each person the attention they deserve. My massages are prepared with lots of thought to individual needs and I'm always happy to hear that people can feel the difference!
Written March 15, 2013
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Jens2589
Sutton, UK52 contributions
LOVED IT!
Dec 2012 • Solo
Such a great place to go get an exercise fix, meet lovely people and perspire!
I highly recommend! Melissa is a wonderful instructor and pushes you to you limit and is incredibly motivating. Mats, drinking water, weights and towels are all available, plus all sorts of classes to meet all fitness levels.
Thank you so much Melissa!
Written February 13, 2013
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Thank you! I really do believe in challenging people to push their limits...it's amazing what we can do if we put forth the effort. I loved having your energy in my classes!
Written March 15, 2013
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business traveller
Vancouver, Canada8 contributions
Awesome yoga & wonderful massage :)
Feb 2013 • Solo
I love the restorative yoga classes. They are great to stretch out and relax my sore muscles, also to provide some toning and exercise after long days of diving. Melissa is a super friendly instructor that takes interest in each individual so you get the most out of the classes.

I just had a yoga massage with Melissa and feel SOOO GOOD! I have an extensive range of sports injuries accumulated over many years that need constant attention. Melissa took the time to research the best poses and techniques for me - more so then any other massage I've had - and it really showed. She used different yoga poses and assisted me so that I got a nice deep stretch and released lots of tension, and then gave me a full body massage.The price was very good too. I highly recommend checking it out.
Written February 6, 2013
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Thank you so much! I really do put a lot of thought into each person and their individual needs. My massages are all put together on an individual basis and according to what each person wants to focus on. I'm so glad to hear that you saw this effort!
Written March 15, 2013
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A G
Utila, Honduras31 contributions
World class workout on a tiny island!
Dec 2012 • Solo
This place is wonderful. Melissa has an impressive range of experience and training. I am mainly in it for the ashtanga yoga, of which she is obviously extremely well-versed, but her background in all kinds of exercise pay off in that department, too. I've gotten lots of tips and encouragement stemming from her running/aerobics/training that have moved me forward in my yoga practice. Not only that, she's just plain great to be around. Her classes are extremely affordable and you get so much personal attention. Give it a try. You won't regret it!
Written January 4, 2013
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Thank you so much for such a nice review! I've put a great deal of effort into each class and every person and I really appreciate that you have seen such progress as a result. Although challenging, the strength and flexibility that you gain makes it well worth the effort!
Written January 7, 2013
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Vanc0uverY0gi
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
Fantastic instructor, Clean studio, and Great work out 'n' relaxation
Dec 2012 • Solo
I purchased a 5 class ticket. It's very friendly priced. The studio is very clean and fully equipped. Melissa is very welcoming, inspiring and helpful. She offers variety of classes and takes you beyond your expectation of your body limits. Beach Buns is definitely one of the best way to spend your time while you stay in Utila!
Written December 23, 2012
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Thanks so much for your review! My classes are all designed to safely push the limits of what your body can do because it is a challenge and it feels amazing afterwards. I'm happy you found Beach Buns such a great place to workout and restore your muscles while in Utila!
Written December 28, 2012
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