About Us


In a nutshell, The BNKR is a destination for adventurous fitness, sport & health enthusiasts. We offer a fun, sustainable strength and conditioning gym, CrossFit box and healthy cafe year-round with access to state of the art equipment and calisthenics playground, a varied class schedule and international trainers right on the beaches of Sri Lanka.

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The BNKR Cafe serves up delicious yet healthy treats ensuring your diet is complimentary to your fitness goals. Protein smoothies, proper coffee, vegan/keto options & general fitness foods made from locally sourced, organic ingredients where possible are all available here.

 However, The BNKR is not just a gym and café but rather a lifestyle. It’s a way of life. It’s the choice to embrace getting back to nature, to live clean, give back and tap into your inner wild.

 

Meet the team

JAMES JONES  SENIOR TRAINER  James was the youngest person in the UK to open a CrossFit facility back in 2010. He has experience in coaching people from a variety of backgrounds; from school run mums looking to ‘tone up’ all the way up to Competitive CrossFit athletes and Olympic hopefuls.  CrossFit Level 3, CrossFit Mobility cert, Attitude Nation Weightlifting Level 1 Certified Gymnastic Bodies Athlete, Precision Nutrition Level 1.

JAMES JONES
SENIOR TRAINER
James was the youngest person in the UK to open a CrossFit facility back in 2010. He has experience in coaching people from a variety of backgrounds; from school run mums looking to ‘tone up’ all the way up to Competitive CrossFit athletes and Olympic hopefuls.

CrossFit Level 3, CrossFit Mobility cert, Attitude Nation Weightlifting Level 1 Certified Gymnastic Bodies Athlete, Precision Nutrition Level 1.

DEVINDA MADUSANKA  HEAD CHEF  If you love food, meet your new best friend. This man can create the most beautiful, healthy dishes bursting with flavour.  Born in Negombo, Dev has extensive knowledge of the best local ingredients across the seasons and cooks up a storm with the freshest food available in the area. Having previously worked at the Hilton, P&O Ferries and Cafe Kumbuk in Colombo, Dev has a huge range of skills across multiple cuisines although his favourite is Italian food.

DEVINDA MADUSANKA
HEAD CHEF
If you love food, meet your new best friend. This man can create the most beautiful, healthy dishes bursting with flavour.

Born in Negombo, Dev has extensive knowledge of the best local ingredients across the seasons and cooks up a storm with the freshest food available in the area. Having previously worked at the Hilton, P&O Ferries and Cafe Kumbuk in Colombo, Dev has a huge range of skills across multiple cuisines although his favourite is Italian food.

JOHN RASHEN  CAFE CONSULTANT  John is an award-winning chef having been a pinnacle part of the Hilton Colombo team that won the prestigious award at Bocuse d’Or Asia. During his time as Head Chef at Café Kumbuk, he was able to develop his skills in creating fresh, healthy, locally inspired dishes. Since then he has been consulting at many resorts and cafes across Sri Lanka sharing his extensive knowledge & delighting many taste buds

JOHN RASHEN
CAFE CONSULTANT
John is an award-winning chef having been a pinnacle part of the Hilton Colombo team that won the prestigious award at Bocuse d’Or Asia.
During his time as Head Chef at Café Kumbuk, he was able to develop his skills in creating fresh, healthy, locally inspired dishes. Since then he has been consulting at many resorts and cafes across Sri Lanka sharing his extensive knowledge & delighting many taste buds

VICTORIA PESTER  FOUNDER & MD  Over 9 years experience of running travel and lifestyle companies in the UK & Asia. Came up with the idea for The BNKR in 2017 inspired by her fitness holidays in Thailand. Certified PT and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.  Fitness fanatic to counteract passion for wine and all things food! When not busy expanding the BNKR empire, can be found running some of the group classes or running on the beach with her dog Tika.

VICTORIA PESTER
FOUNDER & MD

Over 9 years experience of running travel and lifestyle companies in the UK & Asia. Came up with the idea for The BNKR in 2017 inspired by her fitness holidays in Thailand. Certified PT and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.

Fitness fanatic to counteract passion for wine and all things food! When not busy expanding the BNKR empire, can be found running some of the group classes or running on the beach with her dog Tika.

 

Contact Us

Whether you want to know more about our retreats, nutritional consultation, memberships, classes, events or menu, or just simply want to say hello, please don’t be shy and send us an email.

We’d love to hear from you!

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Find us

Beachside, in front of Kitesurfing Lanka
Side entrance via road on dirt track. Parking available in front of gym

The Bunker Camp (PVT) Ltd.
Dutch Bay Road,
Kandakuliya
Kalpitiya
Sri Lanka

Whatsapp: +94 (0) 77 573 8473

Hours:
Monday - 07:00-19:30
Tuesday - 07:00-19:30
Wednesday - 07:00-19:30
Thursday - 07:00-19:30
Friday - 07:00-19:30
Saturday - 07:00-19:30
Sunday - 07:00-19:30

 
 

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