The BEST gym in Tepeji del Rio, Mexico
Small town, perfect gym...
Paris, Dubai, Amsterdam, Tepeji del Rio. Is this your top travel list? We imagine probably not. Tepeji del Rio, Mexico might not be your main vacation spot BUT we found ourselves there staying on an amazing rancho, eating fresh eggs and veggies for days. And what else did we find in Tepeji del Rio? One of the best gyms we have ever seen in the whole world; and no, we aren't exaggerating.
There were a few other small gyms we found in Tepeji but most were in the bottom third percentile of gyms. However, Caliope Fitnes (one "s") Gym in downtown Tepeji del Rio was a bright ray of sunshine on a dark day...a sip of water in the desert...a medium-rare ribeye when lost in the wilderness.
ALL equipment was updated and functional. They had available bands, belts, straps, kettlebells, parallettes, and other equipment. They had multiples of great equipment- leg extensions, leg curls, nice treadmills, and even hip thrust machines. All dumbbells and plates were in perfect shape (and even had Captain America shields for all you Marvel fans). They have an upstairs area for classes and a separate one for stretching/abs/kettlebell work. All barbells were in perfect condition. We went at prime time in the evening and it had plenty of room to exercise and open machinery.
Best of all, the cost was 60 pesos for a one-day drop-in fee. That's right, a whole $3. They had an even cheaper package for month-long visits.
Cesar, who was working every time we went to Caliope, was incredibly welcoming.