After struggling to find outdoor mommy and me classes, expat moms Scarlet Stoker and Maria Nguyen decided to create their own group. Using a stroller as the basis for the workout, moms burn calories through cardio exercises and short circuits. Classes are taught by Stoker, who is a personal trainer and Moms can choose from four time slots each week at three different locations: Xuijahui, Jing’an Worker’s Stadium and Fuxing Park. The first class is free and thereafter moms can choose from five or 10 session packages at RMB375 or RMB700, respectively. Stoker sees the group expanding to dads and more whole family based workouts, but for now moms and babies can enjoy.
WeChat ID: ScarStar for more information
This is a free fitness community that believes fitness should be available to all people, and workouts should be convenient and accessible. Once started as a small group of volunteers, it has grown to a large community hosting workouts at Luwan Stadium, Jing’an Workers Stadium, West Bund, Jiao Tong University and Hongqiao. This group includes members of all ages, with their youngest member at age 11 and their oldest at 55. This is a great option for families with older kids who are looking to get active together. At their Hongqiao location, younger children can play on a nearby playground in sight while the parents exercise. They hope in the near future to add full family workouts to their calendar. Their high intensity training and bodyweight workouts have been getting positive feedback from the community and more people joining everyday.
See official website for more, WeChat ID: FitFamShanghai
CFBiM Shanghai has adapted itself to be friendly for all age groups, and strives to promote a healthy lifestyle through their workouts. They offer kids MovNat classes (ages 3-8) and Crossfit Kids (ages 5-12). MovNat is led free play that encourages natural movement of children including climbing, swinging, running and jumping. CrossFit kids focuses on functional workouts that allow kids to have fun and play games while doing the workout. Most exercises and games are unloaded (weight free) as kids’ natural body weight is enough for them to get active. Although they are a gym, they see themselves more as a community with a family-friendly atmosphere. The community aspect is a huge part of what CFBiM is, drawing different types of people with the common desire to become stronger and healthier.
WeChat ID: CrossFitBodyInMotion