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More Than Aware 2-5k, Anytime Fitness, and Free Sweaty Stuff This Week

By Mar 21, 2018 Health & Wellbeing

Upcoming Events:

Pilates ProWorks is hosting a Grand Opening, where instructors will be demonstrating on the FitFormer, led by trainer Ellie Houston. There'll also be workshops on nutritions, what to eat before and after workouts, etc. And most importantly drinks, snacks, and a raffle. RSVP to shanghai@pilatesproworks if interested to join, this will also be the last call for found member promotions. Will run from 2-5pm, free entry.

Pilates ProWorks' Grand Opening party will have a class led by trainer Ellie Houston as well as workshops on nutrition, snacks, and a raffle. RSVP shanghai@pilatesproworks to join, this will also be the last call for founding member promotions, learn more about those in this Active Shanghai. Will run from 2-5pm, free entry.

Ladyfest Shanghai is an annual event held close to International Women’s Day as a collaboration by various contributors in local community to foster mutual inspiration, celebrate female empowerment and promote a dialogue for gender equality through music, arts, workshops, performances, and exhibitions. Ladyfest 2018 will be an all-day event from 12pm-12am at Spectors, through there will also be workshops held at un Caffe Bar throughout the day.

Yeah we’ve talked Ladyfest a lot these days, but just a quick FYI that you can party in your yoga pants, cause there'll be free workouts all day Saturday from Zumba to Acroyoga, check the full schedule. Will be at the second location un Caffe, different classes from 12-7.30pm.

From the people who brought you TriFit, 'The Sweaty Brunch' is a mash up of a free workout and a discounted healthy brunch, happens on not so lazy Sundays. The full for list for March has been set, and you can follow the flyer below for the schedule; the workout and venue changes each week. Scan the QR code below to register.

'The Sweaty Brunch' is a mash up of a free workout and a discounted healthy brunch, catch the last Sweaty Sunday for March. Follow the link for the QR Code on the flyer to register. Changes each week, March 25 will bring circuit training.

Stuff to Look Forward to:


Registration is now open for the More Than Aware: 2-5K Family Fun Run on May 12, kicking off at 7.30am. 150rmb for indivuals and is free for kids under 5, details here.

Runnershai's Thursday Series is also starting up again for the spring season, first race is the last Thursday in March. 300rmb for all races, happening once a month from March to June, registration and details here.

New Gyms and What They’re Offering...

F45 (Jing'an)

98 Yanping Road, near Wuding Road View ListingTaxi Printout


Photo provided by F45

New F45 - yeah old news, (opened in January) but they're still offering a free two week trial, valid in both locations if you're new to the gym. Sign up through their WeChat: Functional45 after the trial it'll get a bit pricy as Shanghai work outs do, you can check regular pricing in an article we did on their first round of free trials. This one's probably on its way out, though they haven't yet decided on an exact date to pull the promotion.

Fresh O2 Power Yoga

1/F, 328 Baotun Lu, near Bansongyuan Lu View ListingTaxi Printout

It's open, and they're offering one free trial "VIP" class that usually costs 300rmb. You can pick from: Parent-child Yoga, Child Yoga, Yoga meditation, Yoga Therapy, Motherhood Yoga, Yoga for two, and Coach training. Seems like this one's gonna focus in on teaching teachers. The next workshop for prospective teachers is on for March 30, from 6-9pm, for 600rmb. WeChat: FreshO2PowerYoga.


News From The Ground

Last Friday, American franchise Anytime Fitness opened its 4,000 location worldwide and they did it in Shanghai with Co-Founder and CEO, Chuck Runyon in the house (guess they're priortizing growth in China). They've got 3 locations in Shanghai, but no doubt they've got plans to spread like an STI on a college campus. Fun fact, people love to tattoo themselves with the Anytime Fitness logo...wonder if we'll start seeing the purple man on bisceps across Shanghai? May the streets bleed purple!



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