Obsessed with your workout? Best All Inclusive Resort Gyms


Vacations are for relaxing. No schedules. No to-do list. For some, it also means no workouts.

However, for many travelers (including myself), staying consistent with fitness goals while on vacation is important…. obsessive? Perhaps.

Travelers are seeking out wellness-focused all-inclusive resorts with state-of-the-art fitness centers and there are a number of stellar options throughout Mexico and the Caribbean equipped with brands like Life Fitness and Technogym.

So, are you obsessed with your workout?

You’ve come to the right place as we’ve rounded up eight All-Inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico that fit the characteristics for the Best All-Inclusive Resort Gyms. Let them inspire and motivate you on your quest to becoming your most fit self.

Grand Velas, Riviera Maya, Mexico

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Grand Velas Resorts
There are resort gyms and then there’s the ultimate in gyms at Grand Velas resorts. The Riviera Maya Resort offers two state-of the-art Life Fitness centers and both are open every day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Life Fitness equipment including treadmills, bikes cross trainers, cardio stations with climbers and weight training stations are in each gym. To enhance your fitness time they also offer complimentary personal trainers and additional programing like stretch classes, yoga, tai chi, Pilates, Salsa, Zumba and Merengue. Looking for more? There’s also a guided bike tour around the resort property.

Grand Velas, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

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Grand Velas Resorts

The Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit also tops our list of Best All-Inclusive Gyms because of their state-of-the-art Fitness Center equipped with the Life Fitness equipment and they’re open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Treadmills, climbers, cross trainers, bikes, resistance and weight training are all possible to keep you on track while traveling. Meditation, yoga, Pilates and personal training are also offered at this location.

And, the pièce de résistance for Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is to stay in one of their twelve new Wellness Suites. If you do, you’ll receive a personal training session and massage in your suite (complimentary!). These suites also include an exercise kit with a yoga mat, dumbbells, resistance bands and a Life Fitness Activate Series Recumbent Lifecycle® Exercise Bike. To enhance wellness, there’s also an Alchimia Apothecary Aromatherapy Kit, Nikken Kenko™ pillow (designed for restorative sleep) and a shower sprinkler that lightly spritzes vitamin C essential oils.

The BodyHoliday, Castries, St. Lucia

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The BodyHoliday offers a personalized fitness program and state-of-the-art gym with Technogym equipment. A spin studio, cardio classes, martial arts and boxing, stretching, conditioning, dance and personal training round out the opportunities available at The BodyHoliday. And, there are many other opportunities to feed your fitness goals. The Wellfit Trail offers a fitness course and you can traverse the beach and hills around the resort. It’s a one-mile trail and is for any level of fitness because you can walk or hike and if you want something more challenging you can run along the trail and do the activities along the way like the balance beam, parallel bars, a rope bridge and other exercise stations on the route. There’s also a Beach Boot Camp, which offers a circuit workout using sand bags, ropes and tractor tyres.

Jewel Paradise Cove Resort & Spa, Runaway Bay, Jamaica

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This adult-only all-inclusive resort is known for its health, fitness and spa theme. The state-of-the-art fitness center, with ocean views, is equipped with cardio, free weights, group fitness classes, spinning, yoga and water aerobics. When you’re finished with indoor fitness activities you can give their Paracourse a try. A 10-course fit trail with workout stations strategically placed to keep you energized. Jewel Paradise Cove also offers Yoga Retreats at different times during the year along with visiting certified yoga instructors.

Are you familiar with Soca dancing? Step up your fitness and have some fun with this fast tempo southern Caribbean style of dance.

Tip: Grab a smoothie post-workout (you’ll see juice & smoothie bars around the resort).

Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya, Mexico

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Hard Rock, Hard Body and this resort has it all.

The Body Rock® Fitness Center, open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., offers a state-of-the-art facility with everything you need to fill your hunger for exercise. In addition to all of the machines, there’s a Pilates Reformer, Two Smith Machines, Three Ellipticals, Bikes, 16 Spinning Bikes, Seven Treadmills, Climb Machines and dumbbell racks. Body Rock® also has group classes, including yoga, TRX and Pole Dancing. A new addition is Les Mills (provider of movement-to-music fitness experiences) and there will be 14 programs including 10 for group fitness and four for High Intensity Interval Training. Some class titles include BodyFlow, inspired by yoga, Pilates and tai chi; BodyCombat – a mix of martial arts and endurance; CXWORX – personal training to help build and maintain your core.

The Royal Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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This all-inclusive state-of-the-art fitness center is open 24-hours and fitted with LifeFitness™ equipment, weights, and group classes including spinning, Pilates, Zumba, salsa and merengue dance classes. Even though this is highlighting Best All-Inclusive Gyms, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out outdoor fitness opportunities including their Olympic size pool, rooftop tennnis courts, Water Volleyball, Kayaking Tours and Snorkeling.

Tip: Visit SPAzul Health & Wellness Center for access (complimentary) to the hydrotherapy area.

Majestic Elegance Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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This spacious and modern two-story gym is open 24-hours, 7-days per week. The first floor is equipped with cardio and weight machines and the 2nd floor is for Pilates, yoga and spinning classes offering during day time hours. Latin Dance, tennis and a basketball court are also offered at this all-inclusive resort. (Coming soon: The new adults-only Majestic Mirage Punta Cana.)

Secrets The Vine Cancun, Mexico

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This thoroughly modern all-inclusive resort offers stunning ocean views from the luxury state-of-the-art fitness center. Open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., this fully equipped gym has treadmills, stair climbers, Lifecycles, elliptical machines and free weights and you can also enjoy spinning classes while overlooking the deep blue sea.

Luxurious touch: The cooling moist eucalyptus scented towels

Yoga, dance lessons, Pilates, water aerobics and water polo are also part of their fitness programming and a personal trainer is also available.


What’s your favorite all-inclusive resort gym? Tell us in the comments!

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Donna Adinolfi is a wellness travel expert and solopreneur committed to promoting and writing about wellness, travel and spa. She is the founder/publisher of MindfulAdventures.com and previously served as Travel & Spa Editor of Balance Magazine. Her 30+ year career in travel also includes wellness travel planning & retreats and freelance writing/photography. She is based in Michigan and loves cross country road trips.


  1. I like the idea of the outdoor recreation area that is available at Castries,St. Lucia. Is there anything that compares to it at an all inclusive resort in Mexico?

    • Hi Sue – Great comment (and thanks for reading!). The Wellfit trail at BodyHoliday is unique and that’s one of the reasons it made our list (along with the paracourse trail at Jewel Resort in Runaway Bay, Jamaica)! I haven’t seen one similar at a Mexico all-inclusive resort, however, it’s something I’m watching for.

  2. My girls are interested in learning some of the Latin dances. They attend high school in an area with many children of Cuban background. Would the dances taught at an all inclusive in Mexico have anything in common with dances imported from Cuba?

    • Hi Emma – thank you for your comment. Dances are similar, like the Salsa and the Rumba and if there’s an opportunity to learn any Latin dance while traveling it could be helpful. Happy Dancing!

  3. Great Information. I’m really in to finding the best all-inclusive resort to stay on track with my fitness and health routine as well as just enjoying the relaxing experience of the sea and beach.

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