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Tabaka Fitness | Personal Training, Nutrition, Online Training, Body Composition & Nutritional Analysis, Thai Yoga Massage, Acroyoga and Bachata Dance Classes in Bristol.

Here you can find the details of Personal Training & Nutrition I offer in state of the art, well equipped LA gym right next to Bristol City Centre (for private 1-2-1 and small group training), as well as Online Personal Training & Nutrition, how it works and how you can benefit.

Tabaka Fitness also provides Body Composition & Nutritional Analysis, Thai Yoga Massage and weekly Acroyoga and Bristol Bachata Dance Classes. To read more, select Services from the menu bar.

For enquires call 0795 151 4058 or email jantabaka AT

Personal Training

Personal Training is about motivation, getting results and getting them the way you want it!

I recognise that each client is individual and therefore requires a bespoke health and fitness programme to achieve optimal goals in safe and effective manner.

My name is Jan Tabaka, I’m a certified Personal Trainer with a degree in BSc Spots and Exercise Science and 12 years of experience in the field and I simply deliver real-life results (read more About me).

Tone up and Get Lean
Get Better, Faster, Stronger
Weight Loss or Muscle Gain
Improve Functional Strength
Improve Nutrition and Overall Health
Improve Sports Performance
Improve Flexibility and Mobility, Relief Pain


Go to Online Training & Nutrition for details.


  • – 3 x Gym-based Sessions per week
    – 1 x 60 Minute Nutritional Consultation
    – Weekly Body Composition Assessment
    – Tailored Training Programmes
    – Bespoke Nutrition Plan with weekly updates over the course of 13 weeks
    – Supplementation advice
    – Email Support
* £25-30 additional gym membership required. Very few slots available, typically 8am-10pm Mon-Fri, not on weekends. Click on Personal Training section for more info.


£60 for the first 1hr session and £50 thereafter. For Price of packages please message. Monthly instalments and upfront payments available.

Read more on Personal Training page.


Tabaka Fitness | Meet the Clients


I have been training with Jan now for just over 5 months with my primary aim being to lose weight and improve my fitness. The results have been fantastic. I have lost just over 5 stones and dropped 6 dress sizes! Not only have I lost weight I have gained so much knowledge with regards to exercise and the best types of exercises to achieve results. Jan has also provided me with endless hints and tips with regards to my diet and why he recommends the types of foods that he does, to give me a better understanding so I can make the right choices. Thanks to Jan I now enjoy exercise and look forward to training as he provides a friendly atmosphere to train in whilst always pushing and motivating you to achieve you’re maximum potential. Personal training, for me, has been one of the most positive changes I have made.

Alana's stunning 5 stones weight loss in less than 6 months!
Alana’s stunning 5 stones weight loss in less than 6 months!


I first came to Jan out of curiosity to check my body composition (body fat percentage etc) and to seek some general advice. I’ve always eaten relatively healthily and trained hard but I wasn’t getting the results I wanted. Jan’s advice has enabled me to make small tweaks and changes in my diet that have really accelerated my results. I have only been working with Jan for just over a month and I feel I have made some of my best progress within this time. I would recommend Jan to anyone serious about getting results.

Ashley aiming to drop down to 6% Body Fat!
Ashley aiming to drop down to 6% Body Fat!

Grzegorz (1st place in NAC Bodybuilding Championships, Manchester 2015)

Jan was consistently helping me with preparation for a NAC Bodybuilding Championships in Manchester (as a qualifier to world championships) where I’ve earned a First Place in the UK! He was professionally measuring my body composition (inc. body fat) and helping me with diet, nutrition supplementation. He’s also helped me with posing. I would say Jan is one of best trainers I was working with.

Regards Grzegorz Rudnicki

Grzegorz (1st place in NAC Bodybuilding Championships, Manchester 2015)
Grzegorz (1st place in NAC Bodybuilding Championships, Manchester 2015)

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Nutritional Analysis

Body Composition and Nutritional Analysis

Body composition is the amount of fat vs. lean muscle tissue in the human body. These are commonly expressed as a percentage of a person’s total weight. Body weight alone in not a clear indicator of good health because it does not distinguish how many pounds are from fat and how many are from lean body mass.

Body Composition and Nutritional Analysis session will comprise of determining your body fat vs lean mass, Body Fat % and your somatotype to help to understand your individual body type. You’ll also be asked to provide 5-7day nutritional diary for further analysis and you will receive comprehensive analysis and nutritional report.

Book your 30min Body Composition Assessment – £30 per session

Book your 1hr Nutritional Consultation and Body Composition Assessment  – £60 per session

Read more on Body Composition and Nutritional Analysis page.

Bristol Bachata official page

Weekly bachata dance classes & parties – Mon & Wed 7.30-11.30pm
@ Coyote Ugly, Bristol

Every Monday & Wednesday 7.30-9.30pm Partner Sensual Bachata – All Levels Weekly Classes & Parties until late @ Coyote Ugly, Bristol with Jan & Kate, Paulina, Victoria, Marcus & Yulia, Ed & Becca.

⚠️⚠️BACHATA CLASSES are now running for over 5 years every single week without cancellations every Mon & Wed, for updates please check our instagram stories and fb page ⚠️⚠️

JOIN US on Mondays & Wednesdays for PARTNER SENSUAL BACHATA – Split Level Classes with an international teacher and founder of Bristol Bachata Jan Tabaka and our awesome resident teachers Rachel, Yuliya, Ed, Becca, Marcus and special guest teachers. Social practice party after classes! All levels welcome – from beginners to advanced.

👉No booking and no partner needed, just show up and pay as you go or get a monthly pass (Our new official Bristol Bachata online store:


  • Registration opens 7.15pm
  • 2hrs of Classes All Levels (split levels 2hrs for each of levels for absolute beginners and for improvers/intermediate & advanced) 7.30pm-9.30pm
  • Fun social dancing practice/party 9.30-11.30pm

💰PRICES (cash or online passes):

  • £8 for 1hr class, £12 for 2hrs classes 7.30-9.30pm & social practice/party 9.30-11.30pm.
  • Discounts available for students with NUS ID card and when sharing our events on social media fb/insta.
  • Also available on MoveGB (, drop-ins welcome!
  • Monthly Memberships (£40 for Mon or Wed or £70 for both Mon & Wed classes
  • £5 social dance practice/party only 9.30-11.30pm 
  • FREE class for new comers for absolute beginner level – send us DM to register!


  • Coyote Ugly, Bordeaux Quay, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS15EP
  •  it’s a big, beautiful indoor dance venue, upstairs above the most famous club int he world – Coyote Ugly, with wooden floor, bar on site, toilets and fans.

There is a paid Parking all around the venue, free parking available around 5-10min walk after 7pm around Queen Sq and in Southbank. Easy access by walking, scooter/bike/motorbike or public transport – there is great connection by public transport.

The workshops aim at teaching you all the essentials of Sensual Bachata regardless whether you are a beginner, an improver or intermediate you will find it very informative and packed with great tips. It will help you learn the correct technique, preparation and execution of the dips, waves, turns, body isolations, musicality, connection and much more. It will help you learn and understand the essential moves and how to play with musicality to learn and improve your bachata sensual like never before. All moves we teach are leadable – we teach you the principles of following and leading, nothing is choreographed – we want you to become a fantastic social dancer 🙂

You will learn:

  • all levels catered from absolute beginners to advanced – from basic steps, moves, technique, principles to advanced combinations and concepts of bachata sensual, modern and spice of dominican
  • body isolation, dips, waves
  • fun and easy to lead moves
  • musicality – how to interact with the music
  • men’s and ladies’ styling
  • how to connect with your partner and really enjoy your social dancing.

Sensual bachata was created in Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain, by Korke Escalona and Judith Cordero.

Korke learned the basics of bachata in 1998; then he started developing his own dance style by understanding how the leader (traditionally a man) could lead the body of the follower (traditionally a woman) to interpret the music. Sensual bachata is an independent dance form with strict lead and follow principles. The dance is an interpretation of the music with mostly circular movements and body waves. When the music has stronger beats, however, the dance also uses isolations and dips.

Main instructor: Jan Tabaka is a fitness trainer, acrobatics instructor and Thai yoga masseuse during the day and latin dancer at night 🙂 Jan, has founded Bristol Bachata school 5 years ago, having now 10years of bachata sensual dancing experience following masterclasses of Korke & Judith (creators of bachata sensual) and many other top teachers in the world. His passion for bachata music has lead him to create a very unique never done before Bristol Bachata project lately featured on BBC and now widely recognised as one of the major dancing spots in the UK. Bristol Bachata offers weekly Mon and Wed classes, private classes, events hire and big monthly parties. You will also find us guest teaching at many major cities and big festivals all over the UK and also internationally.

Please contact us for any more info you may require 🙂

whatsapp/signal 07951514058


Sat 4 May 2024 ★ Bristol Bachata Party @BS28UA ★ Guest Teachers – Edon & Sophia – More info TBA soon

Check out the event page:

✊✊⭐ Bristol Bachata Party 🎉 Expect amazing guest teachers – Edon & Sophara from London, first time in Bristol. Our residential international teacher and owner of Bristol Bachata will be hosting and also teaching alongside our guests delivering classes for all levels from absolute beginners to advanced. We also expect lot of out-towners joining the night providing the highest level of dancing in South West!

At previous parties we had around 100 dancers per night! Don’t miss it this time!

Bristol Bachata Latin Party on Sat 4 May 2024 8pm-1.30am @ new central beautiful venue in City Centre – Docklands Community Youth Centre) with bachata classes all levels 8-10.15pm and social party from 10.15pm until 1.30 am! 

Come dance again with some of the best UK artists and taxi dancers coming specially to Bristol, not to mention our resident international teacher Jan & Rachel, Marcus & Yuliya, Ed & Becca and the rest of Bristol Bachata crew and our awesome community of dancers!

🍺Bring your own drinks inc alcohol, there is no bar on site

🚙 Free car park all around the venue and great access with public transport and minutes walk from city centre!

💃🏻🕺🏻ARTISTS & GUESTS (more TBC):
– 🇵🇱Jan – international teacher, owner of Bristol Bachata school and your host and resident teacher
– 🇬🇧Edon & Sophara guest teachers from London
– 🇬🇷Wendy Lady Styling teacher from Cardiff
– Bristol Bachata crew (Jan, Marcus, Yuliya, Ed, Becca, Kate, Paulina) and our students and amazing community of dancers

💰COSTS online/card/cash:

2hrs of classes and party:
– £15 Super Early bird online (first 30 passes only)
– Early Bird £17 online
– on the day and on the door £20 card/cash) – (we have large venue capacity)

Social party only (no classes):
– £10 Super Early bird online
– £12 Early Bird online 
– £14 on the day or on the door cash/card- Discount for students – £2 off

DRESS CODE: none, anything you like casual or smart or dress to impress, everyone welcome

✅ Tickets selling out fast, go to our store to buy online tickets until 10Feb 1pm:

⏰ TIMETABLE: BACHATA CLASSES (all levels welcome: from absolute beginners to advanced):

– Door opens 7.30pm, classes start 8pm
– 8-9.15pm Levels 1 & 2 (beg/imp) with resident teachers, Level 3 & 4 (int/adv) with guest teachers
-9.15-10.15pm Levels 1 & 2 (beg/imp) with resident teachers, Level 3 & 4 (int/adv) with guest teachers
– Social party 10.15pm-1.30am with DJ Jan!
– 90% bachata music and touch of salsa and kizomba

@Docklands Community Youth Centre, BS28UA – the venue in city centre with a wooden dance floor, powerful sound system, party lights, mirrors for classes, fans, toilets and free parking all around, just outside the CAZ zone.



Code of Conduct/ Etiquette:

Arrive at the class in clean clothes and having washed and used deodorant, and with fresh breath.
Pay attention to teachers and don’t talk while they’re explaining moves.
Be mindful of your partners’ personal space, approaching with respect.
If your partner allows you to dance close, do not abuse that privilege. Keep your hands in a respectful place.
Focus on your dance partner and not the person you will be dancing with next.
Respect the level of your partner, and do not teach them or try tricky moves beyond their level.
When dancing socially, watch out for fellow dancers – especially with hand throws and dips. If your lead is going backwards and about to collide with someone, give them a warning squeeze on the shoulder.
Feel free to say no if you feel uncomfortable dancing with anyone.

*Each event participant thereby agrees and is obliged to respect the Code of Conduct or be denied entry,

If you notice something not right please communicate with myself or one of the members of our team, big hug Jan and The Team ✌️💚