4 More Kick-Ass Ways to Keep Fit in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, September 2, 2021

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Stone Motion Fitness


In a Nutshell: The latest, greatest international equipment and methodology.

Founded in 2013, Stone Motion Fitness boasts all imported facilities. The studio has Woodway treadmills, a famous American brand that is one-third more effective than the transitional treadmill, and it provides the world's first interchangeable heart rate monitor belt for gyms from Myzone, monitoring intensity and risk during exercise. 

In addition to this, the studio uses German body composition scales to monitor the body of the participants weekly to understand the effect of fitness, so that people can see the result after training every time, plus it comes with Spartan Race-specific training equipment, which enables athletes participating in a Spartan Race to better complete the race through simulated real-world practice.

With over 20 international certifications, the course director of Stone Motion Fitness has more than two decades of training experience, and 10 years of coaching experience, accumulating 20,000 hours.

The entire training program is designed to combine strength and aerobics, which can shorten recovery time after exercise, reduce the risk of sports injuries and make the body more agile. All this combined with a Canadian sports nutrition fat loss training program to achieve efficient shaping effects.

The flexible classes are charged by the hour, and the fun, interesting and diverse training allows most participants to work out for two hours at a time.

There are a number of group classes available:

  • Fighting course: Developing your mind, improving your reactions, releasing stress and burning up to 700 calories in a one-hour session.

  • Yoga classes: Relieving muscle soreness, improving concentration, promoting sleep and burning up to 400 calories per hour.

  • Adult Fitness: Boosting immunity, sculpting efficiently and burning up to 600 calories per hour.

  • Youth Physical Fitness: Suitable for children from six years old and above, this course can improve immunity and promote physical growth and development.

The studio also offers one-on-one private lessons and group classes, allowing you to improve your skills in your chosen areas.

Open: 9am-9pm
Address: Room 208, 2000 Dongming Lu,                          

One time trial group class is just RMB88, with a week of unlimited group trial classes for RMB398. Scan the QR code to find out more or contact by Telephone/WeChat: 138 1686 1494




In a Nutshell: A magical combination of lights, exercise, good vibes and great music that will stimulate the neurons in your brain and endorphins in your body.

Come and discover a futuristic fun way to train, designed to burn up to 750 calories in one class. Use the right tools, expertise and support from the coaches to help you reach your next fitness level.

At xQ, they focus on functional training, calisthenics, burn boxing, weight lifting, booty camp, mobility and much more. The classes are designed so that they can be easily modified to suit any type of fitness level, from beginner to advanced, and help challenge you to step outside your comfort zone.

xQ takes you through the five senses throughout your journey, so that you have a full sensory experience each time you enter the space and have a fantastic workout.

The concept of xQ utilizes chromotherapy, which is for healing and stimulation, using different color lights to activate different senses in the brain.

Throughout the workout you will experience three main colors:

Blue: The warm-up getting your body ready
Red:  Workout, GO GO GO!
Green: Cool down, relaxation and meditation

Open: 5.30am-9pm
425 Yanping Lu

Scan the QR code to unlock your first FREE trial class:


PURE Fitness


In a Nutshell: Boutique buzz x variety and progression. Sweat and intensity x luxe amenities. FUZE by PURE Fitness is where you burn it to earn it.

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Hong Kong, The PURE Group is a leading Asia premium lifestyle brand that includes PURE Yoga, PURE Fitness, PURE Nutrition, nood food, PURE Apparel, PURECAST and FUZE, which is an integrated community dedicated to helping people lead a happier, balanced 360˚ lifestyle.

PURE Fitness inspires and helps people to lead healthier, happier lives. Specialty facilities include the world's first 270° Immersive Fitness™ studio, dedicated boxing and kickboxing spaces, power lifting platforms, athletic turf, movement zone, Life Fitness and Technogym equipment, Iron Grip and Eleiko Free Weights, Performance Cardio and a wide variety of training methods in its fitness centers.

Some advanced training tools include Kettlebells, Bulgarian Bags, Pilates Reformer, TRX and Medicine Balls and complimentary induction sessions for all new joins.

FUZE by PURE Fitness is group training with a bang! FUZE introduces an electrifying boutique training concept, designed to fire up, ignite and inspire the fitness journey. Uniquely combining a boutique gym environment with world-class strength, boxing, cardio and functional HIIT (high-intensity interval training), FUZE offers hands-on coaching, ambitious challenges and a clear path to results, including the programs of BLAZE, FULE, FULE HIIT, STRIKE (POWER + SPEED) and KINETIC.

Open: Mon-Sat 6.30am-10.30pm; Sun 8am-10pm
Address: 2/F-3/F, 699 Nanjing Xi Lu

Scan the QR code to find out more about FUZE program:


Pilate ProWorks


In a Nutshell: Pilates-themed FitFormer workout combines strength building, flexibility training and muscle toning.

Originating from California, USA, Pilates ProWorks (PPW) offers a highly effective workout on its signature FitFormer machine. The first PPW location in Asia opened its doors in Shanghai in 2018.

It is a pioneer in the region as a fitness studio that specializes in group classes themed around Pilates. In addition to its signature Pilates Pro & Pilates 40-Works classes, PPW also offer Mat Pilates, Barre, Ballet Bootcamp, Yogalates, Energy Kickboxing, GYROKINESIS® and matBox etc., with 8-10 classes available throughout the morning, lunch and evening sessions every day.

Classes are more of a power workout type of Pilates, and they are designed for all different levels to work on proper technique and alignment while delivering a fun and challenging total body workout. Trainers correct the client's posture during the workouts, focusing on their alignments.

Trainers explain each movement in detail, emphasizing the train of thought before each move and control of the body, guiding clients to be focused and mindful in the class. Listening to the cues is more important than copying an exercise. Whether it is tactical, verbal or through demonstration, trainers try to check everyone in class and warn of common mistakes to watch out for, so the clients can self-analyze as well.

PPW also has the PPW Community, committed to helping people be fit and healthy. PPW welcomes friends from different backgrounds to join in daily workouts or host training, workshops and all kinds of community events in the studio.

Open: Mon-Thu 7.30am-9.30pm; Fri 7.30am-8.30pm; Sat-Sun 9am-4pm
1003 Wuding Lu

Book your first trial via the PPW WeChat account – they have a first timer special at RMB109, including a free pair of sticky socks for the class:


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[Cover image courtesy of Pilates ProWorks]

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