OUTDOOR BEACH GYM: TULUM JUNGLE GYM IS WHERE IT’S AT!
By Danni Levy
Natural log lifts are cropping up all over the internet, as the most beautiful beach bodies line up to train like Tarzan. Anyone who’s anyone in the fitness world appears to be flocking to Tulum, but what is it that makes Mexico so special?
Introducing Tulum Jungle Gym. The playground for the athletic beach bodies who can’t get enough of the wild training vibe.
The unique fitness business was set up in 2017 by Military PTI Ali and top coach Katie, an innovative duo who traveled to Tulum as trainers and quickly spotted an opportunity to carve their dream beach gym from locally sourced natural materials.
“Today it is internationally recognized by the world’s biggest fittest stars who flock there to get their primal pump on”
“Resident carpenter Ruben is so talented, and he was able to help us design and make the gym equipment using wood, bamboo, and stone,” says Katie. “We set about renting a piece of beach land and just like that, the Tulum Jungle Gym was born. As a continued work-in-progress, Tulum Jungle Gym took four years to fully flourish, and today it is internationally recognized by the world’s biggest fittest stars who flock there to get their primal pump on.
“The business started off small and grew organically,” says Katie. “Training in nature with nature is our motto.”
Tulum Jungle Gym is open seven days a week. You can purchase a day pass for $30, or a weekly ticket for $120.
“People love the fact they can train in their swimwear and catch a tan whilst playing around on gym kit they won’t see anywhere else in the world,” says Katie. “We’re also a popular venue for commercial shoots and private workouts.”
“People love the fact they can train in their swimwear and catch a tan whilst playing around on gym kit they won’t see anywhere else in the world”
The gym boasts a large array of free weights, all lovingly carved from wood and stone. Jump into the jungle and discover bamboo pulleys, wooden benches and cages, impressive lifting logs, natural kettlebells, and wooden Olympic discs, all whilst enjoying breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea.
“Tulum Jungle Gym has become so successful, we’ve decided to open a second venue in town, which will be three times as big,” says Katie. “We’re running out of space for all the unique machines we want to build, and our client base just keeps on expanding. We never stop growing our portfolio of natural equipment.”
“Jump into the jungle and discover bamboo pulleys, wooden benches and cages, impressive lifting logs, all whilst enjoying breathtaking views of the Caribbean sea”
Train like Tarzan on a Once in a Lifetime Trip to Tulum
Respiration Revolution coach and 40-time fitness cover model David Morin has launched KNOWBODY, an exclusive trip to Tulum embracing plant medicine, breathwork, sun gazing and meditation, group workouts, ice baths, and scenic excursions. With healthy meals and lodging at a 5-star villa included, this exclusive getaway is ideal if you fancy checking out Tulum Jungle Gym for yourself, whilst also putting some of the techniques employed by our summer cover star, Wim Hof into play.
$3,999.00 per person
Bookings and further information:@getmorin
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