23 Ways to Get Your Game Face On

Find fitness programs for the whole family!

by SHFamily | Tue, November 14, 2017

Ready to make it a great day with a Qi yoga class? Or perhaps becoming a warrior is more your style. Whether you prefer solo workouts or team sports – or you want to try something new – Shanghai has fitness options for the whole family, from birth to beyond. With such a huge range of gyms and classes, it’s easy to make your New Year’s resolution for fitness a few months early! Here’s where to put your best foot forward.





Spinback Fitness

This studio is dedicated to spinning and offers fitness testing, along with a variety of dynamic classes. spinbackfitness.com

Shanghai Cycling Group

If you want to train regularly in a supportive community, your wish has come true with daily rides offered throughout the city. Set your alarm early, and train fo rfun or for your next race. Multiple groups in Puxi and Pudong. shanghaicycling.org; WeChat ID: shanghaicycling


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Icarus CrossFit

Found on Hongfeng Lu, Jinqiao Pudong, CrossFit newbies can learn the fundamentals in introductory classes, while more advanced classes take your mobility, strength and conditioning to the next level. Kids can get in on the fun – and the fitness – with CrossFit Sports Performance classes for ages 5-7, 8-12, and 13-16. Customized training programs for kids improve performance in a specific sport, such as speed and agility training for soccer players and dry land training for swimmers. icaruscrossfit.com

Inner FIT 360°

Also in Jinqiao is Inner FIT 360°. With an emphasis on holistic health, this facility offers bootcamp, Pilates, spin, barre and nutrition instruction. Annual wellness retreats are organized for a unique travel opportunity that takes your wellness to the next level. A new teen spin class is also launching this month. Registration for the January 2018 session opens December 4th. innerfit360.com

Prime Fitness

This personal training studio offers workout plans uniquely customized for each client as well as a variety of group training options. With no membership fees, you only pay each time you train. primefitness.cn


If you’re looking for an alternative to “the usual workout” and a new way to challenge your body, this is the place for you. For intermediate and advanced athletes, ninja warrior and calisthenics classes offer training in obstacle courses and unorthodox, functional movements. Nothing like your basic burpees and crunches!

Find it: 1/F, Building 3, Lane 405, Changning Lu, Puxi

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This volunteer-led fitness community offers free weekly high-intensity workouts at various locations throughout the city. Yes, free! Join this friendly, supportive group to experience the motivating power of community. fitfamshanghai.com

Move Shanghai

Move Shanghai partners with more than 40 tness facilities in Shanghai, all hand-picked and tested, like Golden Gloves Boxing and Rawee Martial Arts. Whether you’re a boxer or yogi, there’s something for everyone with classes offered all over the city. It’s as easy as joining – downloading the app – and booking your class of choice. Your membership includes access to a private fitness concierge, the Move Consultant, who can help you set goals and achieve a path to health. Different community classes are offered free each month. moveshanghai.com




Shanghai Gymnastics

This facility offers gymnastics, tumbling, cheerleading and parkour (similar to free running) programs for all ages, from toddlers to teens. They also offer a "mommy and me" gymnastics class for moms and tots aged 2-3. With locations in Pudong and Puxi, check out their website for more class options. shanghaigymnastics.com

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Check out a huge range of programs for parents and little ones, including baby-carrier-based classes like Zumba Baby and Kanga. Join Aqua Baby classes, which welcome babies from two to 24 months. The classes are held on weekdays and weekends, and babies are introduced to the water in a safe environment with a parent. A new toddler aqua class is opening in November. mommybow.com; WeChat ID: Mommybow

OM Baby Yoga

Offers prenatal and postnatal (mom and baby) yoga classes to help moms build strength, learn breathing techniques, and maintain calm from pregnancy through birth and beyond. ombabies.com




Puxi Run

This all-women running group is free and meets every Monday at 7:30pm. Join in the fun, kick up your fitness level, and participate in running events around Shanghai all year long. puxirun.wixsite.com/index

China Race Calendar

Set your next fitness goal and register for an unforgettable racing event in China. This website posts information about everything from 10Ks to marathons and multiday racing events. marathons.ahotu.com/ calendar/china

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Golden Gloves Boxing

Get in the ring for a knockout experience with attentive instructors who offer everything from basic techniques to sparring. Check out the ladies-only non-contact class for a challenging professional boxing workout in a supportive environment. Sunday kids classes are open to ages 7-10 and 11-14. goldenglovesgym.com

KO Basebody

With a reputation for giving you “fight club in a nightclub” you’re guaranteed a unique workout experience. Take private lessons or work up a sweat with fellow clubbers in a KO Fight class and KO Circuit session.

Find it: 1/F, 222 Xiangyang Nan Lu, 6431 0900

Rawee Martial Arts

This friendly studio offers introductory through advanced classes, including Muay Thai, strength and cardio, and even Yoga for Warriors to improve exibility and balance. Kids can learn Muay Thai fundamentals and discipline in Junior Warriors classes for ages 5-7 and 8-15. Make sure you allow extra time when finding the studio, as it’s located at the end of a residential alley off the main road. rawee-mt.com


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Active Kidz Shanghai (AKS)

Sports programs are offered during the regular school year and holiday breaks, including courses in baseball, basketball, and soccer. Kids not only learn sports fundamentals but also leadership and life skills. WeChat ID: ActiveKidzShanghai


Introduce your child to a range of sports with the Junior Sports program, or specialize in gymnastics, dance, soccer, swimming, tennis and more. Check the website for 2018 holiday camp schedules. multisport.com.cn/index.html

SECA Academy

Kids will develop their skills in elite sports such as fencing, golf, squash and rowing as well as the classics like basketball. seca-a.com//En

Sport for Life

Find a huge selection of sports programs, including soccer, basketball, tennis, dance, swimming and more. Sign up for holiday and summer camps to keep your kids on the move when school is out. sportforlife.com.cn





Just Yoga

This yoga studio offers a wide variety of classes, from animal and ashtanga vinyasa yoga to yin yang yoga and yogalates (and everything in between!). Contact the studio about their available membership options. justyoga.com.cn

Y+ Yoga Center

Find balance and inner strength with hot yoga, Qi yoga, detox ow, pre- and post-natal yoga and more. With more than 200 classes each week for beginners through advanced students, you’re sure to find your flow. yplus.com.cn/en




Z&B Fitness

Loads of options for kids and adults alike, there’s something for everyone here. Besides Zumba classes, you’ll also find dance, yoga, spinning, strength, cardio, “Mami&Me” and much more. Reserve a trial class for ¥50. znbfitness.com