3 New Shanghai Fitness Studios to Prove It’s New Year, New You

By Vy Vu, December 19, 2019

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This article originally appeared on our sister website, Urban Family Shanghai.

As part of our Education Blog series, FitFam Executive Director Vy Vu offers fitness tips, and tell us what is new on the sweat scene. With January 1 just around the corner, she presents three brand new studios to help you nail your fitness goals for 2020.

1. RISE Strength & Conditioning


RISE Strength and Conditioning just opened this month in Xuhui. They are a strength and conditioning facility running group workouts, in multiple training formats, focused on developing and improving functional movements, that’ll train you to be Better at Life. Through various disciplines of functional fitness, you’ll work on fundamentals, skills, strength, endurance, agility, balance and mobility. Offering daily bootcamp-style workouts, fully scalable for all levels, as well as a variety of other classes dedicated to kettlebells, calisthenics, weightlifting, yoga and more. And all under one roof! 

RISE is your second home, a place for all humans. Great for anyone looking for a multi-dimensional approach to functional fitness. Their foundation classes are also perfect for absolute beginners, providing a safe and controlled environment where the focus is on drills and basic functional movements training. Fitness at RISE is a priority rather than a side effect; everything they do is meant to improve your fitness. Believing in quality programming, their coaching team has something that cannot be taught: they truly care.

See a listing for RISE Strength and Conditioning.



Located near Zhongshan Park, TRIFIT opened in September 2019 and is a boxing and tailored fitness studio for beginners, fitness enthusiasts and individuals interested in the beautiful science. They provide small interactive group classes that are boxing centric focused on strength, conditioning and boxing fundamentals, led by coaches with a combined 20 years of professional boxing coaching experience.

Their structure allows adults and children to learn the technicalities of boxing more effectively, and allows individuals to reach their fitness goals faster than in gyms with larger classes. They offer a variety of HIIT, Hatha Yoga, circuit training, beginners boxing and strength/conditioning classes for a more holistic approach to fitness.

See a listing for TRIFIT.

3. FlowCycle


FlowCycle opened in July in Huangpu. It is the latest boutique fitness experience to hit Shanghai, hosting the largest curved spinning room in China, with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and can accommodate 70 riders. Enter their spinning theatre where the neon lights and rhythmically inspired playlists, hand-crafted by world-class instructors, will activate every nerve in your body.

FlowCycle’s motto is ‘Focused, Efficient, Challenging and Sincere’. you can experience it through their unique course content and customer service. FlowCycle prides itself with having a very motivating and friendly community which will help you achieve your health & fitness goals. Their professional coaches are not only globally certified but also live, breathe and preach their scientific Flow stimulation system. Great for middle to high-end customers, white collars, athletes, fitness enthusiasts, curious souls and music lovers. Expect to see them expand in the China market in the future.

See a listing FlowCycle.

When not being a fashionista in her day job, author Vy Vu can be found encouraging the FitFam  community to sweat with smiles on their faces, and all for free. For more on FitFam scan the QR code:


This article was originally published by our sister magazine Urban Family Shanghai. For more articles like this, visit the Urban Family website, or follow the Urban Family WeChat account (ID: urbanfamilyshanghai) or by scanning the QR code below.


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