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5 Alternative (And Inexpensive) Ways to Keep Fit In Guangzhou

Health over Vacationing

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Fitness Boot Camp

Boot Camp is a word that invokes fond memories of youthful days in the mind. Bringing the modern into the concept of boot camping, an indoor boot camp is now hosted in a popular brand "experience" store in Grandview Mall. This boot camp offers free fitness classes every day, with a different instructor each month. All you have to do is turn up at the Mall at 7:30pm, and not only will your vacation benefit from a free fitness routine, but you will also be treated to a free drink and a banana at the end of the session. The only con is the lack of privacy, as your strenuous efforts can be witness by the customers to the store. This is but a small price to pay, though, for what is on offer is truly unique!

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Cross-fit Taster Classes

If your stay is short, and you are seeking a challenge, taking up a cross-fit class is one sure way to challenge your body in ways you have never challenged it before. Lera offers a free taster session for new customers, so you can simply join the taster for a taste of a strenuous routine which can be one of the things you take back home with you. There are multiple class times at two different locations, and it would not be too much of a hassle for you to pick one closest to you and fitting your schedule.
Cross-fit is a form of exercise that caters to ten physical skills, including cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, and flexibility.

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Yoga for wellness

If the high-end gym at your Guangzhou serviced apartment is not what is up your alley, you can always go for a session at one of the many yoga classes in Guangzhou. Some of the Yoga & Wellness centres have promotional packages where Yoga stances and poses are taught at a discounted rate on certain days. If you can make your way to one of these sessions early during your stay, you can practice the routine on your own in the privacy of your own room, or if you are staying at a luxury accommodation such as Ascott IFC Guangzhou, in their Yoga room.

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Run Fast Little Bear

If your stay is of a longer duration, it would be ideal to install this app to you phone. Titled "Xiao Xiong Kuai Pao", meaning "run fast little bear", this app allows you to use different gyms in the city thrice a month for a minimal fee, which is paid at the purchasing of the app. Not only will this be a great way to work out and stay fit, but this will also give you an opportunity to explore the city like a local.

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Jog along

While not an innovative method, jogging is a tried and tested method to work your stamina. Guangzhou has multiple jogging tracks and running circuits of varying lengths and difficulties for you to try out. You can try the short and picturesque Lake Loop, or have a dab at the Guangzhou mini-marathon circuit. Whichever route you select, you are sure to receive the added benefit of experiencing local life and meeting locals in their daily routine.