About CrossFit Palms
It begins at the end of your comfort zone
Actually, CrossFit Palms is the typical Bonaire gym. Located outside, right by the sea, (almost) always shaded, (almost) always windy, and housed in a unique building that is a sightsee on the island, called the Esmeralda hotel. The unfinished hotel stands there like a ruin and is also known on the island as the ghost hotel. There are multiple stories circulating on Bonaire about our gym. Some say it was never finished because the original owner went bankrupt and then committed suicide in the hotel. It is also said that the hotel belonged to Pablo Escobar. Who knows? What we do know is that it is a unique location, with the most beautiful view, amazing graffiti and wall paintings, and of course, a really cool CrossFit box.
On October 19th, 2020, Stefan van der Wiel started CrossFit Palms, after which the baton was passed on to Vera Potharst (CrossFit Level 3 Trainer) in October 2022. We stand for high quality, professional guidance, a friendly community, and as our motto says: ‘CrossFit ta pa tur hende’ (CrossFit is for everyone). Whether you are from Bonaire, (temporarily) living on Bonaire or visiting the island and would like to go to the gym to get or stay fit, everyone is welcome!
At CrossFit Palms, we have an experienced team ready for you with a decade of experience, who will always ensure that you can safely and challengingly exercise at your own level. In a group, but still individually. Due to the small groups, we are able to maintain our quality and make you feel te most fit, strong, and energetic you will ever feel through our varied training.
Your health is of great importance to us, which is why we not only work with a physical approach, but also holistically. This means that we look at you as a whole person, and therefore things like your energy level, hormones, and mental health are important. Within our team and network, we have sufficient knowledge and presence of a physiotherapist and orthomolecular coach.
Meet the Coaches at CrossFit Palms Bonaire!
Owner & Head Coach