Health Clubs and Swimming Pools
Those after a good workout in Tegucigalpa can head to Cybex (tel. 504/239-5132), a couple of blocks off Morazán, in Colonia Minitas. The gleaming gym has a 25-meter pool (the only covered pool in town), basketball court, squash and racquetball courts (although you need your own racquet), a sauna and steam room, and plenty of the Cybex machines you may be familiar with from gyms at home. One-day visits cost US$16. A number of classes (dance, Pilates, spinning) are offered, as well as swimming, basketball, tae kwon do, and soccer for children.
Another, much cheaper option is Gold’s Gym (tel. 504/236-7120), off Morazán almost toward the end, with a full gym (including sauna) and a 25-meter outdoor pool. Regular membership is US$35 to join, then US$37 per month, but visitors can pay US$8 for a one-day visit, US$26 for one week.
Metta Studios is a new Pilates studio a block off Boulevard Suyapa that also has regular gym equipment and a small room for exercise classes.
It is possible to become a member of the pool and gym at the Honduras Maya Hotel, or simply have lunch or drinks poolside and use the pool for the day. The Marriott also offers membership to its health club and pool. You can also get a massage at either hotel. Use of the pool at the Hotel MacArthur downtown costs US$5 for the day.
© Chris Humphrey and Amy E. Robertson from Moon Honduras, 5th Edition