What kinds of gyms or other sports/workout facilities are available? Are they expensive?
The most popular gym is Xperfit, about $50 a month for a short-term membership. It's air-conditioned and has many machines and also classes (TRX, yoga, Zumba, Bodycombat). The Consulate has a small gym and also a nice lap pool. The city also operates sports facilities that are free of charge -- a running track and a boxing gym with classes for men and women at all levels. - Jun 2018
There is a private gym with an OK reputation and a "centro deportivo" a government community sports center which is also decent. - Apr 2017
In both Laredo and Nuevo Laredo. The CG's residence has a swimming pool open to consulate personnel. There are Gold's Gyms in Laredo. There are several fitness facilities in Nuevo Laredo. - Feb 2016
Yes, the local gym is surprisingly a bit pricey, but it is supposedly good. My husband goes to that gym and he likes it. Then there is Gold's Gym in Laredo. Do not know prices, but from what I've seen they are pretty good. - Dec 2015
Yes, many people have memberships on both sides of the border. Although, you could not hire a housekeeper and clean your own house for exercise. Just saying... - Jun 2014
Some have found gyms on the Mexican side; it depends on the security situation. Otherwise there are gyms in Laredo, TX. - Feb 2013
This is a big challenge. There are local gyums available, but the security situation means everyone needs to be time and place unpredictable, which effectively eliminates this option. However, several staff members have gym memberships in Laredo and seem to be happy with them. Outdoor exercise in Nuevo Laredo is effectively discouraged due to the violence. - Nov 2011