We get it – life often gets in the way of maintaining a fitness regimen, especially when you have kids. Luckily, Beijing has a plethora of gym, sports, and activities with instruction available in English. Whether you want to tone up or build muscle mass, have a leisurely beginner’s workout or pursue a strict regimen, beat your personal record or compete with an entire class, Beijing has plenty to offer. The city has hundreds of gyms and classes with a variety of price ranges, for any schedule, interest, and fitness level; the following suggestions are but a fraction of what’s available, so have fun exploring and getting fit!

Gyms and Fitness Studios:

B Active Fitness 必爱体健身房
Daily 9am-7pm, 24hr access for members.
Unit 161A-C, 1-2/F, Bldg C, Chaowai SOHO, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (5900 4748, [email protected], [email protected]) www.bactive.cn
朝阳区朝阳门外大街乙6号朝外SOHO C座2层0161A-C; 2

Unit 6218, Floor 2, Retail Mall 6, Sanlitun SOHO, 8 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (186 1087 6266, [email protected], [email protected])

Crossfit Slash (formerly Middle Kingdom Fitness)
B1/F, North Building of Shimao Mall, 13 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (Eng: 156 5232 6889, Chi: 187 2253 0335, [email protected]) www.crossfitslash.com 朝阳区工体北路13号院世茂工三北楼(海隆石油)地下1层

Garden Health Club
Daily 8.30am-8.30pm. Bldg D, Gloria Gardens, 3 Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District (6416 9840)

Hosa Fitness Centre 浩沙健身中心
Daily 9am-9.30pm. B1/F, East Gate Plaza, 9 Dongzhong Jie, Dongcheng District (6418 1088) www.hosafitness.com

Human in Motion (HIM)
2A Cathay View Plaza, Xiangjiang Beilu, Chaoyang District (8470 3616, 136 7129 4008, [email protected]) www.humaninmotion.com.cn

Powerhouse Gym 宝力豪健身
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-10pm. C/F, Oriental Kenzo Office Bldg, 48 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District (8447 6980, [email protected]) www.powerhousegym.com.cn

Mon-Fri 7am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-10pm. 3/F, West Tower, LG Twin Towers, 12B Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (5828 7718)

Prime Fitness 
Daily 6am-10pm. Across north gate of Central Park, Chaoyang District (5907 3006, [email protected]) www.primefitness.cn


Pilates and Yoga

Alona Pilates Studio
Daily 7.30am-9.30pm. Heavenly Spa by Westin, 5/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 1 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District (139 1029 0260, [email protected]) alonapilates.com

Prana Vikasa Yoga Shala (PV Yoga)
Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6:30pm. Rm 2409, 4/F, North Tower, SOHO Shangdu, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (5869 6438, [email protected]) www.pranavikasa.com

Yoga Yard
6/F, 17 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (6413 0774, [email protected]) yogayard.com/en
朝阳区工体北路 17 号6 层工人体育场北门对面

Martial Arts

Black Tiger Fight Club
2/F, 5 Laiguanying Donglu (across from WAB), Chaoyang District (139 1071 2576, [email protected]) www.blacktigerclub.com

Sino-Japanese Youth Exchange Center Gymnasium, 40 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District

Capoeira Beijing
Mon-Fri 7.30-9.30pm, Sat 3.30-8pm. Rm 801, Jiqingli Community (above UBC Coffee), northwest corner of Chaowai Dajie and  Jishikou Dongjie, Chaoyang District (135 8163 2516) www.capoeirabeijing.com

Krav Maga Global China
Sunnyfocus Sports Club, Bldg 67-70, 35 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District (150 1051 4712, 186 1053 4434, [email protected], [email protected]) kravmagaglobal.com.cn

Fight Camp China
Based on Muay Thai, this strength and conditioning boot camp restarts at the beginning of every month, with classes taking place at Glee Gym and B Active Sanlitun. Visit www.fightcampchina.com for more info. 


The schedule changes weekly, so consult the website for the most up-to-date information. Various locations in Shunyi, Liangmaqiao, Sanlitun, and the CBD. ([email protected]) www.heyrobics.com

Tue-Fri 9-10am, Sun 4.30-5.30pm. Lane Bridge, 9 Laiguangying Donglu, Shunyi District (135 2299 3724) www.niachina.com

Thu 6.30-7.30pm, Sat 11.30am-12.30pm. BEAST at EAST Beijing, 4/F, 22 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District

Tue and Thu 6-7pm, Fri 10-11am, Sat 10.30-11.30am. East Lake Clubhouse, 35 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District

This article originally appeared in the 2015 beijingkids Home and Relocation Guide and then on our sister website beijingkids.

Photos: Sui, Ken, courtesy of Heyrobics

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