Yoga is a popular exercise among the Shanghai expat community, as well as the locals.
There is a wide choice available for Shanghai Yoga fans, including classes available at many Shanghai Fitness centers, specialized local Yoga clubs, as well as international Yoga clubs with foreign Yoga masters.
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You can choose many types of Yoga, including Hot Yoga. Shanghai expats should check out a few options before deciding what fits your schedule, location and level.
Some clubs also organize Yoga retreats near to Shanghai, for those who want to get some spiritual renewal along with their exercise.
Pilates is also becoming popular among the Shanghai expat community.
According to the Mayo Clinic, “Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes use of the abdominals, lower back, hips and thighs."
Curves also has a franchise in Shanghai. This fitness and weight loss chain was designed specifically for women.
The program is designed around circuit training, which utilizes hydraulic resistance equipment. Strength training is combined with cardiovascular training for a full body workout.