Last year I was contacted by Emily from That's Shanghai and asked if I could share some of my secrets on how to stay healthy in Shanghai - like anything health-related that would be of value for other people. I'm all about Sharing & Caring and I have so much to share in regards to health & well-being in Shanghai. Oh yes it takes up a lot of my time... buuut having to choose, I find Urban Gyms to be the most important.
Urban Gyms are those spots in Shanghai where we can escape to and for the time being there replace crowds, traffic, weird smells, and street BBQ with open spaces, water views and green surroundings. Whether its for a bike ride, a run or just a stroll with a friend these spots gives me the feeling of breaking free of the Urban Chaos of Shanghai's centre and my home area in the French Concession.
Summer is here and as I've had such a busy spring I just recently started finding the time and effort to go back to my no. 1 Urban Gym in Shanghai: Xuhui Waterfront!