Wouldn’t it be great if when you went on vacation, so did all of the calories in all of your favorite foods? Wouldn’t it be great to sit down and devour fresh baked tortilla ships and homemade guacamole at Rosita’s Restuarant, then pop over to Parrot’s Cracker for one too many beers and an enchilada, order a round of tacos at Rice and Beans and then end the night with a juicy steak, and go to sleep that night knowing your waistline wouldn’t expand at all?

We can always dream.

Until then, we go on vacation, eat like we are on vacation, and come home 10 pounds heavier because we were “on vacation.” That is, unless you find a way to enjoy all of the Mexican goodness along the Malecon and downtown San Felipe and then work off the calories.

Introducing: Squatts Gym.

The answer to all of your fitness questions is located on Ave. Eucaliptos, just south of Calzada Chetumal in downtown San Felipe. The owners, Jon and Holly, moved to this bigger and better location when their original gym became too small for all of the people who wanted to work out at Squatts. Now in a bigger location, there is room for all of the treadmills, ellipticals, stair steppers, free weights and stationary bikes. It is a state of the art gym, with equipment comparable to that in LA Fitness or 24 Hour Fitness in the US.  The machines are clean and fully functioning, and there are plenty of them so you are never waiting around to work out. 

Personal Training

If walking into a gym and trying to figure out which machines are best to create the fitness result you are after seems daunting, consider hiring a personal trainer. Jon, the owner, is a black belt in Taekwondo and Shotokan and is licensed as a personal trainer. If you need someone to give you that extra push or encouragement, he’s your guy.

Group Classes

A great way to break up a mundane workout routine is to switch it up and take a group exercise class. Squatts has a brand new exercise room, which hosts morning classes from 6am to 7am and again from 8am to 9am.  Their evening class is from 6:30- 7:30. Check the website for which classes are being offered during your desired time frame. If you’re in town for a while, challenge yourself to try them all: step aerobics, cardio kickboxing, and more! 

Prices and Hours

 •   Monday - Friday

  • 6:00AM – 11:00 AM
  • 4:00PM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturdays

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Gym Rates

  • 1 Day - 70 Pesos (About $5)
  • 1 Week - 200 Pesos (About $15)
  • 1 Month - 350 Pesos (About $27)
  • 1 Month - 550 Pesos (Husband/Wife Special--About $40)

Payment is cash only.

Don’t put yourself through the anguish of having to pick between looking sexy in your swimsuit or having another delicious fajita. Have the fajita and then head over to Squatts to burn it off.

Working out on vacation is not just about looking good when you’re laying by the pool, it also has countless health benefits that will stay with you long after you leave the sandy beaches and fly back to your normal life. 

If you are staying at El Dorado Ranch, the gym is only ten minutes away, so no excuses! Stop by Squatts Gym when you are in San Felipe to add some fun and fitness to your dream vacation.


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