Nuevo Laredo - Post Report Question and Answers

What kinds of gyms or other sports/workout facilities are available? Are they expensive?

Not sure, but I don't think there's much excepting the gym at the consulate. It was a reasonably good gym, but I never used it. We had so much space at home that we turned one of the extra spaces into a home gym. - Dec 2022

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

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