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Are there Gyms in Boquete? Where can I Excersie? Any Fitness Classes?

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Are you worried about how you'll keep in shape (or get into shape) when you come to study Spanish with us in Boquete? Don’t be! The options for working out in Boquete are endless (for info about gyms and where to workout in Bocas del Toro click here and here for info about martial arts classes in Bocas...

Whether you like to work out in a gym with weights, go to an exercise class, do yoga, workout more naturally in the outdoors or play a sport, Boquete has you covered. This post mainly focuses on gyms, classes, excursions and sports.

Yoga in Boquete, Panama
Yoga in Boquete, Panama. If you'd like to know more about practicing yoga while you learn Spanish, please click here... Combining rock climbing with Spanish lessons is also an option in Boquete, Panama.

GYMS

The two most popular gyms for students, with workout machines and free weights, are the Haven Spa and B-Fit Boquete Sports Club (obviously if you're staying at Valle Esconido, they also have a fitness center).

The Haven Spa is conveniently located in the the downtown Boquete area, only about 10 minutes walking distance from the Habla Ya in Boquete. They have a special rate for students which you can ask for at our front desk. There are exercise machines for cardio and muscle building, free weights, exercise pool, infrared sauna, and steam room. They also have yoga and pilates classes throughout the week.

Haven Gym in Boquete, Panama
Haven Gym in Boquete, Panama

B-Fit Boquete Sports Club is located in Alto Boquete, about a 10 minute bus or taxi ride from the Habla Ya Spanish School. They have exercise machines for cardio and muscle building, free weights and exercise classes such as zumba.

B-Fit Gym in Boquete, Panama
B-Fit Gym in Boquete, Panama

B-Fit Gym in Boquete, Panama
B-Fit Gym in Boquete, Panama

Workout/Exercise Classes

Exercise classes are extremely popular in Boquete. Even Habla Ya School hosts weekly zumba classes! Here are some other popular places for exercise classes!

S&J Fit Gym: located near the library in downtown Boquete, this gym has classes such as zumba, total body, tonification, boot camp and aeroboxing. Each class is only $4 or $40 for one month of unlimited classes and use of equipment.

S&J Fit Gym in Boquete, Panama
S&J Fit Gym in Boquete, Panama

Spin Classes in Los Establos Plaza: there is a new spin studio in Los Establos Plaza and it’s already attracting a lot of interest. They have classes every afternoon and it’s super convenient to go right after your Group 4 Spanish class since the gym is located in the same Plaza as the school!

Spinning & Esthetics Center: this spin studio is located in downtown Boquete in Edificio Don Vidal (across from the Centro de Salud). They offer spin and zumba classes Monday through Saturday. It's a 5 minute walk from the school.

Haven Spa: Yoga and Pilates classes. See the schedule here: http://boquetespa.com/classes/. Prices range from $6 - $9 depending on the class.

Yoga classes in Boquete, Panama
Yoga classes at the Haven Spa in Boquete, Panama

Excursions

With the amazing landscape of Boquete, you have the option of doing a simple or a strenuous workout. If you plan on hiking, you must go with a trained guide (we recommend Explora Ya). Otherwise there are many streets that are safe for walking, running or cycling. You could rent mountain bikes or do a biking tour through Explora Ya also.

For walking or running, here are the common loops we recommend:

Easy to Medium Difficulty

  • Downtown area (4.2 miles/6.8 km)
  • Alto Boquete (5.5 miles/8.8 km or less if you don’t go as far)
  • Arco Iris loop (6 miles/9.6 km)

Hard to Very Hard Difficulty (lots of steep hills!)

  • Medio Jaramillo loop (4.75 miles)
  • To the beginning of the Volcan Baru Trail (El Salto) (8.6 miles/13.8 km)
  • Bajo Mono/Alto Quiel loop (11.5 miles/18.5 km)

Please be aware that there are lots of dogs in Boquete. Most are on chains or fenced-in, but sometimes there are unchained dogs on unpaved streets that can be quite aggressive. You shouldn’t have any problems on normal paved roads, however. If you do encounter an aggressive dog, you should look for a rock or stick or anything to keep it at a safe distance. This immediately shows the dog that you have a weapon and they typically back off. Of course, if you’ve entered a private area or street, you should also turn the other way because the dogs are aggressive because they are “protecting their territory".

Sports

An excellent way to exercise, practice your Spanish and make new Panamanian friends is through sports. Unfortunately there are less women’s pickup games, but if you are a woman and you feel that you can hang with the boys, I’m sure they would let you join!

The most popular pickup sport in Boquete is soccer/football (‘futbol’). But there is also indoor basketball/soccer/football (‘futsal’) gym and sometimes baseball (depending on the season). You will find some basketball courts and gyms scattered around as well.

There are two fields where people show up almost every afternoon, but there are some others too, which might be closer to where you are staying. Ask your host family or our front desk for more information.

The most popular field where a group gathers to play futbol nearly every day at 4:30pm is in the Los Naranjos baseball stadium. Next to the baseball stadium is a gym where people play futsal or basketball, depending on the season. Sometimes the gym is used for boxing, volleyball, or other activities. There isn’t much of a set schedule, so it’s best to go by in the late afternoon and ask what is going to be happening that week. There is also another basketball gym near downtown Boquete close to the bus station.

Gym located right by Los Naranjas field where people play basketball, fusbal and volleyball
Gym located right by Los Naranjas field where people play basketball, fusbal and volleyball

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