Last call for camp (for teens) starting this week, Dulwich hosts a fencing camp to "learn and experience from top-tier fencing coaches from top US universities." Costs 4,500rmb, follow the event link above for more details and registration.
Looking ahead, Dakini Dance studio is offering a workshop with Berlin-based dancers and choreographers Chaim Gebber and Robert Pupotoo for one day only. The workshop will last 3 hours starting at 7pm. It's 600rmb for early bird registration before August 15, costs 800rmb after that. Follow the event link above to register.
New Gyms and What They're Offering...
From the boxers behind Brawl on the Bund and Golden Gloves, comes new boxing gym WeBox. A "sister gym" of Golden Gloves, it's a little smaller but more industrial-bat-cave chic with lots of concrete. WeBox'll have a similar structure for group classes (but offer heart monitors to track your workout which is new - and free) with some of the same coaches. Classes involve cardio bursts, 2 minutes 20 second on, 30 seconds rest (there is no sparring here unlike Golden Gloves, they want to teach boxing without fear of being hit). Right now on the schedule they have two night classes on weekdays, 6-7pm and 7-8pm, and more on weekends.
Mid-August, they'll add the two hour self-defense class that currently runs at Golden Gloves with Stasia Kucherenko and her partner Diego Dati. Also, since WeBox's General Manager JayJay Jiang is coming from an F&B background, expect lots of boxing-brunches & more quirky events coming soon...
First trial class is free, after that group classes are sold in packages starting at one month unlimited (1,388rmb) to 24 months unlimited (12,888rmb). They also have personal training and right now they're offering one month of unlimited PT for 7,888rmb (normal pricing: 10 classes for 5,000rmb, 20 classes 9,000rmb), promotion will end August 30. Note, if you're a member at Golden Gloves you can still have a free trial at WeBox, but memberships at these two gyms are not interchangeable.
To see the full schedule and sign up, follow Official WeChat: webox_fit. You can also email JayJay@Chinasportspromotions.com with any follow ups.
News From the Ground
Hey! Looks like Electra Bikes is planning to launch a bike rental service--time to see how the other half lives. More details to come.
And here's somewhere to take your fancy bike: The Huangpu Riverside Bike Trail.
Cover photo provided by WeBox