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The Union Gym-Playa’s best place for boxing

Boxing, Muay Thai, MMA and Jiu Jitsu

The Union Boxing Gym Playa Del Carmen

If you are looking to get into boxing or train, this is THE place to go in Playa Del Carmen. A visit  here will tell you that it is well organized and run by someone that has a passion for the sport.

This gym opened January 1st 2015 and has been the spot for training. People like it here for the boxing lifestyle and atmosphere. There are lockers, changing area and a large fitness floor for classes.

There are different classes throughout the day that are available to all members. When there are not classes members are free to use the gym.

The Union Boxing Gym Playa Del Carmen

The Union boxing gym

Meet Miguel, Owner and trainer at The Union (and Pepe)

Miguel is the proud owner of The Union boxing gym. He personally was involved in the construction and idea behind it. With nearly two decades of training and experience, he loves to share his passion with students who want to train. Miguel is the principal instructor at The Union. He teaches Muay Thai, MMA, boxing, and Jiu Jitsu.

Miguel is bilingual and can offer you all the training needs you are looking for.

Pepe (the dog) is the mascot of the gym. He is always there and loved by all. In fact the gym’s group is called Pepe’s fighting team.

The Union Boxing Gym Playa Del Carmen

Miguel and Pepe the dog.

Below is the class schedule for The Union. During the day there are about 6-10 people per class and the evening classes are more attended with about 18 people per class.

The Union Boxing Gym Playa Del Carmen

Schedule of classes for The Union boxing gym.


  • Day pass 200 pesos
  • Private training session 400 pesos
  • One month 1800 pesos
  • Six months 1500 pesos each month
  • Year membership 1200 per month.

Prices may seem high compared to a regular gym membership in Playa but as Miguel explained to us, it is the constant personal training you get here that is the real value. This is not just a gym where you go to punch a bag, it is where you get instruction and benefit from the experience Miguel and other instructors have received over their lifetimes.


Monday-Friday 7:00am-10:00pm. Saturday 9:00am-12:00 noon. Closed Sundays.

Phone Number


Location Map

The Union gym is on 10th Avenue between 42nd Street and 44th Street.

Are you looking for more gym information in Playa Del Carmen? Check out our gym guide here.

Have you been to this gym? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.

7 Comments on The Union Gym-Playa’s best place for boxing

  1. Christine Lantin // December 29, 2015 at 8:50 AM // Reply

    Can someone pls call me or what’s app me to schedule my 2 kids for a training session? 9841533755

    • Hello. This is an article about the gym and we have the number for the gym here. Have you tried calling them? If you stop by the owner speaks perfect English and can also assist you.

  2. robbie chapman // April 13, 2016 at 6:09 AM // Reply

    Hello, I am from england, and travelling to playa del carmen at the end of july. I am an amaetur boxer, have had 15 fights. And will be looking for a gym to train at, and hopefully spar. I see you spar at your gym but muay thai, do you do any boxing? i weigh 75kg. I will be staying at HM playa del carmen hotel, the address is: Avenida Constituyentes 180, Entre A, Playa del Carmen 77720 are you located near there? thanks

    • Mr.Yucatan // April 13, 2016 at 6:22 AM // Reply

      Hello. The Union is a great gym in Playa and is a good option for you to train while here. Your hotel is a short taxi ride or about a 16 minute walk up 10th Avenue. For details about boxing we suggest you contact them because we are the website that wrote a story about them. You can find them on Facebook. The owner does speak English. We hope you have a great time in Playa Del Carmen and get some good training in while here.

  3. robbie chapman // July 15, 2016 at 11:15 AM // Reply

    hello, my name is robbie chapman, i will be visiting playa del carmen for 12 days on the 21st of july. I am an amateur boxer, and i am looking to find a gym the i can use. I have had some time off of training, but will be starting again in mexico for 12 days, so when i return home i have a 7 week training camp for my tournament. i was wondering how your gym works, is there classes, or can you just turn up any time to do your own thing? thanks

    • Mr.Yucatan // July 15, 2016 at 3:45 PM // Reply

      Hello Robbie

      It is nice you are coming to Playa Del Carmen and want to keep training for boxing. You have contacted our website and it will be best if you contact the Union Gym to get all the details you want. There is a phone number in the article and you can also check out their Facebook page. The owner speaks English and is very knowledgeable about boxing and of course the gym.

  4. We have the pleasure to visit Playa Del Carmen and look forward to getting to know your gym.

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