For those athletes out there, Panama is a great spot to partake in outdoor activities. Hiking, jogging, swimming, and surfing are all great exercise options in Panama. However, Panama does have many gyms available for when the weather doesn’t cooperate.
The two most popular gyms in Panama City are PowerClub and and SportTek. At both of these gyms day passes can be bought or you can purchase a monthly or annual membership. The facilities are excellent with much of the equipment you would expect at home.
The Curves franchise has recently appeared in Panama and offers the same program as the Curves in North America. Curves is a great option for women who would rather work out in a same-sex environment.
Many of Panama’s larger hotels have gym facilities. If you are a guest you can use the equipment for free. If you are not staying at the hotel you can often pay a daily rate or monthly membership for use of the facilities.
Throughout Panama City and the rest of the country you will find small, mom-and-pop type gyms. These gyms offer less classes (if any) than the larger gyms and they often feature the bare minimum when it comes to equipment. One main benefit is that these gyms are just a fraction of the cost of the larger, chain fitness clubs. A privately run small gym in Panama’s interior will set you back about $1 per visit.
Though there are various options for gym-goers in Panama, take your workout outside whenever possible. It would be a shame not to take advantage of Panama’s great weather (especially during dry season!).
|Written by Rebecca Tyre|
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