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Places to run and lift weights in PV?

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Places to run and lift weights in PV?

I'm so excited to be going there next week for the second time. Does anyone know of any running routes that are safe for pedestrians near the ocean? I like to run at least 5k. Also, any gyms where I can lift weights that are not too expensive and have good equipment? I'm going to be staying at the Mayan Palace in the Marina.

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Places to run and lift weights in PV?

Here's a fresh expat blog posting about gyms:

http://setfreeinmexico.com/?p=4502

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2. Re: Places to run and lift weights in PV?

There's a running track at the sports stadium across from the Sheraton. I noticed on my last trip in May they have some outdoor gym equipment there as well. See map.

http://vallartainfo.com/n_downtown.html

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3. Re: Places to run and lift weights in PV?

Wow, Thanks ViajeroPerdido and PVJennybean. Great info! I love tripadvisor!

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4. Re: Places to run and lift weights in PV?

My pleasure!

For running there's also the Malecon of course. (Malecón = standard Spanish word for pedestrian walk along oceanfront.) PV has a very nice Malecon alongside downtown. It's probably not 5km but nothing says you can't turn around a few times. Might be hot.

Enjoy.

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5. Re: Places to run and lift weights in PV?

I would definitely suggest running before 10am whenever possible, to beat the heat/humidity this time of year.

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6. Re: Places to run and lift weights in PV?

There's a Golds Gym out in that general part of town that offers day passes.

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7. Re: Places to run and lift weights in PV?

If you are running early in the morning and run the Malecon, you can also head inland from the Malecon Extension Bridge and run up the shaded walkway on the island next to the Rio Cuale, then come back. No traffic there and vendors do have stalls along there, but they won't really be open early in the morning.

This is the river that is on the bottom of the downtown map. This is the same website that Jenny gave you in post 2, but you'll want to "move down" from north downtown to the downtown map.

Happy running!

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8. Re: Places to run and lift weights in PV?

If you want a low down gym, no AC! but lots of free weights and the basic machines, no yuppies :)

I recommend:

Power Fitness very reasonable (=No AC)

Aquiles Serdan #420

044-322-306-3579

Not in your area, but no gyms are.

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9. Re: Places to run and lift weights in PV?

According to MP website, the have exercise facilities on-site. Most of the larger resorts have spa/gym facilities on-site. Can't get any closer than that.

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10. Re: Places to run and lift weights in PV?

You can run in the marina area, on the road, with no problems.