Popular sports in Guatemala include soccer, baseball, kickboxing, and basketball. Outside of the United States, soccer is often known as football. It is the most popular sport in the country. The national football team of Guatemala is a member of CONCACAF, or the Confederation of North, Central American, and Caribbean Association Football.
In addition to football, baseball is a favourite sport among many Guatemalans. The Amateur Baseball Federation of Guatemala oversees the national baseball team, which is a member of the Pan American Baseball Confederation. The team has participated in twelve World Cups and six Pan American competitions.
Although kickboxing and basketball are less popular than football and baseball, their popularity continues to rise. In addition to a national basketball team, the Guatemalan kickboxing squad is a member of the Pan American Kickboxing Confederation.
Due to the country’s tropical atmosphere, residents also enjoy spending time outside. Other popular activities include triathlons, mountain biking, jogging, and swimming. When the weather prohibits outdoor exercise, indoor cycling, boot camps, strength training, and yoga are popular alternatives. There are only a few large fitness facilities in the country, and most personal training takes place at home.