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3 Best Outdoor Gyms Medellin – Get in Shape for FREE! πŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈ

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Medellin with its year-round mild weather (also known as β€œthe city of eternal spring”) is the perfect place to exercise outdoors. Luckily Medellin also has fantastic outdoor gyms that are totally free!

In this blog post, I will show you what I think are the best workout areas Medellin has to offer πŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈ

1. Unidad Deportiva Belen (Best outdoor gym in Medellin!)

If you are staying in Laureles or Belen then Unidad Deportiva BelenπŸ“is by far the best. I always look for free workout areas in every city I visit and this outdoor gym in Medellin is my absolute favorite!

The outdoor gym in Belen is full of all the machines you would expect in a usual gym. There are benchpresses, leg presses, pull-down machines, and more. All of the machines are designed with a heavy counterweight that you slide along a bar to increase the resistance.

Considering the machines are free and outdoors it is incredible how well they work. You can also increase the resistance high enough for all but the very strongest lifters.

The park also has basketball courts, soccer fields, a running track, and an archery field. So there is always an awesome atmosphere and it is the perfect place to work out for everyone!

This outdoor gym is great for:
πŸ’ͺ Bodyweight workouts
πŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈ Machine workouts
πŸƒ Running/sprints on the track

An outdoor gym in Medellin in the sun with many empty machines

2. Gimnasio Libre El Poblado

If you are staying in El Poblado then the Gimnasio Libre El PobladoπŸ“is a much more convenient park. It is a much more basic park than the workout area in Belen. But it is still one of the best outdoor gyms in Medellin with everything you need for a great workout.

Along with having pull-up bars and everything you need for a bodyweight workout. There are also bench presses, squat racks, and other machines that use weights attached to chains.

This outdoor gym is great for:
πŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈ Lifting weights
πŸ’ͺ Bodyweight workouts

Free outdoor gym workout inspiration

3. Cerro de las Tres Cruces (Medellin Outdoor Gym on a hilltop!)

Cerro de las Tres CrucesπŸ“is an awesome hill to hike up that has amazing views of Medellin. But there is also one of the best outdoor gyms in Medellin at the top. Double exercise!

Hiking up to the top of Cerro de las Tres Cruces is very popular with locals on Sunday. There will be a train of people heading up to the top getting a sweat on every Sunday.

Sunday is also the best time to go as during the week the hill is almost empty and there have been some reports of robberies. I think it is quite rare but it is better to be safe than sorry.

The outdoor gym at the top doesn’t have any machines. But it has everything you need for a great bodyweight workout. It is not a place you would go for a regular workout as it is quite tiring just getting there. But it for sure has the best views of any other outdoor gym in Medellin!

This outdoor gym is great for:
πŸƒ Cardio hiking the hill
πŸ’ͺ Bodyweight workouts at the top

An outdoor gym in Medellin at the top of Cerro de las Tres Cruces

Other free outdoor gyms in Medellin

The parks listed above are by far the best outdoor gyms in Medellin for travelers and digital nomads. So if you stay close by I recommend those!

But there are also many other free workout areas in Medellin as the city likes to stay in shape.

Tip: Find more outdoor gyms in Medellin (or in any other city) on Calisthenics

A woman hanging fromn a bar at a free outdoor gym medellin

Great Indoor Gyms in Medellin

If you feel like going to an indoor gym then there are also many paid options in Medellin.

  • Magnum GymπŸ“isn’t pretentious and caters more to lifting weights than cardio
  • Smart FitπŸ“has multiple locations all over Medellin. Memberships start at 69,000 pesos (17 USD) per month

Read also: 7 tips on how to stay fit while traveling

Best travel gym equipment

Since we are full-time travelers and are sometimes in remote or busy locations where it’s not easy to get a good outdoor workout in, we travel with some basic exercise equipment.

Everything we travel with is multi-functional and lightweight and fits in our minimalistic backpacks.

They are low cost in comparison to a gym membership and that way you can stay in shape no matter where in the world you are! You can also bring them to free outdoor gyms to elevate your workout.

Read also: How to eat healthy and cheap while traveling πŸ₯‘

Get sweaty at the best free workout areas in Medellin!

Medellin is a great city to get a good free workout in. I hope the list motivates you to hit one of the free outdoor gyms and stay in shape while saving money. Let me know which is your favorite one!

Also, make sure to read more of our Medellin articles down below to get the best out of your trip.


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Hi, I am Allan, a travel, health and fitness fanatic from New Zealand. I'm a former lawyer who turned into a full-time nomad in 2020. For the last 4+ years I've been traveling the world. I'm always on a hunt for good food, activities on a budget and workouts on the go. I hope you find my tips helpful and get inspired to travel more!

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