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FitCoins, Charity Spinning, and 11/11 Gym Offerings
Another week of fitness, got some upcoming events including free workouts with The Modern Women of Wellness, a not-free-but-charitable spinathon with Spinback, soccer club tryouts for kids, and Fight Night at Golden Gloves. Plus lots of 11/11 discounts, GuavaPass tries to pull the wool over our eyes, a new gym offers a free trial via “FitCoins” and you can now work out in a shipping container for 10rmb an hour. The times they are a changin’.


Upcoming Events

on Thu Nov 9 2017

The Modern Women of Wellness

Paper - Lane 622, Bldg 8, Huaihai Zhong Lu, near S...

The Modern Women of Wellness will feature five keynote speakers who are leaders in their field. There'll also be fitness and wellness demos, life coaching from experts, and lots opportunities to learn and grow!! And it’s free ya’ll. Starts 7pm.

Daily until Nov 10 2017

Dulwich Football Club November Camp

Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong - 266 Lan'an Lu, near Biyun Lu

Dulwich has got a soccer camp running from November 9-10 that’s open to everybody, kids 5-12 years old. They’ll play from 9.30am-2.30pm led by internationally licensed coaches on Dulwich College Shanghai Field. Costs 1,000rmb to play.

on Sat Nov 11 2017

Spinback 12 Hour Charity Spinathon

Shanghai Centre - 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu

On November 11, from 8am-8pm, Spinback will be putting their bikes outside Shanghai Centre for a 12-Hour Charity Spin-athon. There’ll be a new class to join every hour, bikes are 200rmb with proceeds donated to Shanghai Animal Rescue and Heart to Heart. Follow the link to scan the QR code to reserve a spot.

on Thu Nov 16 2017

Spin for Chi Fan for Charity

Spinback Fitness (Wuding Lu) - 4/F, 969 Wuding Lu, near Changde Lu

Spinback loves their fundraisers, this one's for Chi Fan for Charity. The class will be 200rmb and will kick off at 7.30pm. Learn more about Chi Fan for Charity on their wechat: chifanforcharity_sh and reserve a bike by scanning the QR code on the flyer by following the link.

on Fri Nov 17 2017

Fight Night

Golden Gloves (Wuding Lu) - 4/F, Huaqi Building 969 Wuding Lu, near Ji...

This is for watching, but Golden Gloves has got a Fight Night set for next Friday, where you can check out 5 fights in boxing and martial arts. Tickets are 100rmb and include 2 drinks, starts at 7pm.

New Gyms and What They’re Offering…


6/F, 1158 Changning Lu, near Kaixuan Lu View ListingTaxi Printout


They even manage to throw in an unprovoked dig at your girlfriend...cold.

TriFit is in soft open as of today, and boast “the newest and hippest workouts” from trainers from the US, Canada, South Africa, Spain. They’re still working out the details, but are rejecting long term contracts and instead will put in place a “FitCoin” system where you sweat to earn points to then redeem for workouts. If you check it out now (like within the next two weeks) you'll be given 5 FitCoins, which will get you either one personal training session (5 coins) or 1-2 group classes which go for 1-3 FitCoins.

Classes they currently offer: Body Circuit, Spartan HIIT, Fit Test, Boot Camp, Shape Zone, Barre, AcroYoga, Core Flow, and Groud Force & Strength, which they describe as a 'beginner animal movement inspired class' which leaves me with a lot of questions.

on Sun Nov 19 2017

The Sweaty Brunch

Kush - 98 Yanping Lu, near Xinzha Lu

They’ve also got this thing, “The Sweaty Brunch” which is a free outdoor workout followed by a “discounted” brunch (100rmb for a Pure & Whole buffet). The next brunch is full, but if you’re really interested you can follow scan the QR code in the flyer to get on the waitlist, and hear the dets first on the next brunch which’ll bring another free workout.

More Deals (11/11 edition)

Golden Gloves is offering some discounts for Singles Day: get 1,111rmb off a monthly membership (start at 3,988rmb for 3 months) if you sign up on 11/11. Or if you sucker two friends (who have never been to the gym before) into joining you for a fighting sess on 11/11, you'll receive one free personal training session. WeChat: GoldenGlovesGym

Move Shanghai's (like GuavaPass where you get access to gyms around the city) offering for 11.11 is 1,400rmb for a month membership (usually 1,499rmb) and for a premium 3 month membership you'll pay 4,000rmb (usually 4,497rmb).

Z&B (the gym Morgan goes to so you know it's cool) is offering 11% off their gym pass and class pass on Saturday. All their pricing can be found here.

Dragon Space Yoga as mentioned in the last column will be having free classes sprinkled throughout November. Next will be November 18, both a HIIT class and yoga class will be free, but just for you men. Yeah, men only. WeChat: xiaohuic12 to join.

News From the Ground


Hold up…did GuavaPass just get more expensive? Apparently it did. If you’ve canceled your membership and want to renew, the monthly price has been steepened. The 3-month unlimited was 990rmb a month, but is now 1,288rmb a month for 3 months, and 1,388rmb per month. Members who haven’t canceled, and want to remain slaves to GuavaPass forever will be unaffected; but if you ever cancel the new rate applies. Also the new rate applies to new users. (We tested GauvaPass a while back, read that here).

Now Gauva’s just about the same price as Move Shanghai’s one month fee (1,499rmb) where there are less restrictions. But both are getting to be $$$.

Is it time for a revolution? Grab your pitchforks!

Alternatively there's Park Box, these little capsules round town you can work out in 24 hours a day for 10rmb an hour. You can even find a buddy through their app to work out with, if you’re not afraid of getting murdered. We'll be checking these out, but probably not inviting anyone to join...I'm acutely aware of my mortality.

Stay tuned!

And Also...

Registration's closed, but the Shanghai International Marathon is set to take place Sunday morning, with the race officially starting at 7am and concluding 1.30pm; but expect road closures from midnight to 7.45am Sunday morning. Closures include: Nan Suzhou Lu, Beijing Dong Lu, Dianchi Lu, Nanjing Dong Lu, Hankou Lu, and Jiujiang Lu.

Full details and some useful maps right here.


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  • 11 months ago Cstonerun

    November sounds exhausting yall

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