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Resolution Enabling: New Gyms and New Year’s Deals
As resolution guilt takes over, you might as well check out some new spots and benefit from the new specials that gyms and fitness centers are rolling out to entice you through the door. There's a new American franchise in town that does pilates-boxing mash-ups, and Camel Group's F45 now has a second location open for business in Jing'an. Also some dance options for those determined to "be more adventurous in 2018" and new packages at Z&B and Spinback. Details 'n' deals after the jump.


Upcoming Events

Daily until Feb 10 2018

Free New Year Sports Classes

Sport for Life (Panyu Lu) - Rm 303, Bldg 2, 5 Panyu Lu, near Yan'an Xi...

In case you missed it in the last Community Chest, Sport for Life’s opening all their sessions to new and existing customers to check out for free till February 10. Current customers can try a different sport from the one currently participating, but both old and new can try multiple sports.

Some more sport stuff (for kids)Dulwich College Shanghai is offering a Winter Futsal Camp (soccer on a hard court) over four Sundays from January 14 to February 4, for kids ages 1-9.


Salsa Sunday Party

Pentalounge - Pentahotel, 1525 Dingxi Lu, near Changning...

Hey, it's 2018, time to get dancing like you always wanted to. Every Sunday there's a dance party at Pentalounge with rotating DJs bringin': son montuno, guaracha, cha cha chá, and mambo. Starts from 5pm, but gets crowded around 7pm. Tickets are 30rmb at the door and includes one drink.

If Sunday's reserved for your "me party" there's salsa through the week, including Thursdays at La Bodeguita del Medio.

Sundays until Feb 11 2018

Shanghai Swings: Swing Dance 101

SmSh Territory - Shanghai

Cause what other time of the year will you take up swing dancing? Shanghai Swings is offering lessons for beginners, for both couples and (gasp!) single people. The course will take place over four sessions: January 21, 28 and February 4, 11 from 6-7.30pm. Costs 530rmb a person or 900rmb per couple.

New Gyms and What They’re Offering…

Pilates ProWorks

1/F, 1003 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu View ListingTaxi Printout


Photo provided by Pilates ProWorks

Just finishing up final touches on their studio today, ProWorks should be ready to roll out classes in 1-2 weeks. Another American franchise, this boutique studio was founded in San Fransisco by a husband-wife team in 2009, while said husband was on the road to recovery post plane crash (true story bro, Forbes did a story on the business in 2016).

The gym offers small group pilates classes on machines (first one free), as well as pilates mash-up sessions with yoga, boxing, or barre elements. They’re currently offering founder-priced packages, the first is “Fit 10” which includes 10 classes a month for 1,380rmb for 3 months (regular: 1,880rmb), or for less commitment a 10 class package that can be used over 2 months for 1,680rmb (regular: 2,180rmb). Spots are limited. More info and sign-ups on WeChat: Pilatesproworks.

F45 Training (Yanping Lu)

98 Yanping Road, by Wuding Road View ListingTaxi Printout

The Camel Group HIIT franchise has opened a second location that's a bit bigger than the first. To celebrate, they're offering a 12-month Foundation Membership at 1,1000rmb per month (usual monthly rate: 1,688rmb). Founders can’t switch freely between the two locations like regular members, though they are allotted one Xuhui studio visit per week. And in other F45 news, the next 8-week challenge (including exercise and meal plans) starts January 29. The last challenge’s winners lost 28 pounds between them and individually about 6.8% of body fat mass. For more info on class packages and challenge-participation, head to WeChat: Functional F45.

New Year's Savings


Photo provided by Z&B Fitness

For 2018, Spinback's now offering a new unlimited rides package at 999rmb for a month…not so bad a deal if you’re gonna use it a lot. More details on their WeChat: spinbackfitness.

Z&B is also offering a 5-session trial pack for 300rmb to scoop up those seeing to resolutions. Valid for 1 month, can be purchased till the end of January, and is good only for residents and first timers. After signing up, you can pick either a 5-session class pack or 5-session gym trial. More on WeChat: ZnBfitness.

And for seasonal fun, stay tuned for a winter activities article this Friday. Mazel!


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