Guangzhou is city that focus on quality of life, people will pay more attention to health. Like other large Chinese cities and a few small ones, Guangzhou is home to some of the most modern fitness training centres in the country. Most fitness centers offer the same exercise,such as aerobics, dance, a badminton court or swimming pool. Here are the better fitness centers in Guangzhou.
A. Total Fitness Club
Total Fitness Club was founded in 2001, start from the date of creation, the Total Fitness Club has ”professional, health, honor, and fashion” for the purpose and create a new healthy life style for elite. In the past nine years, with great strength and professional services, the total fitness club has occupied South China’s leading position in the fitness industry and created the one to one professional training services. Currently, it has set up many branches in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Foshan, Dongguan, Chongqing.
Total Fitness Club provides about 150 fitness classes every week and can satisfy members’ different preferences. The classes include the world’s most popular Les mills (Grammy) curriculum (Bodycombat, Bodypump, Bodjam), Zumba courses, Latin dance, belly dancing, pole dancing, modern dance, aerobics, hip-hop, folk dance, taekwondo, boxing, cardio boxing, kick-boxing, step aerobics, body art gymnastics, big ball gymnastics, Pilates, tai chi, hot yoga, slimming yoga, health yoga, power yoga, weight loss yoga traditional yoga, Hatha yoga and so on.
Prices: Membership runs between 788 RMB for one month and nearly 20,000
RMB for three years. A one time visit is usually over 100 RMB. You can
hire a fitness trainer for 200-400 RMP per hour.
Total Fitness Headquarters
Add: 4th floor Xianglong garden, No. 181 Tianhe Bei Lu, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Tel:020 8525 0000
Total Fitness Panyu Branch
Add:6th floor, No.38 Shiqiao Fanhua Road, Panyu District, Guangzhou
Tel: 020 3451 0898
B. CSI–Bally Fitness
China Sports Industry Co., Ltd. and the United States work together to create the company Bally Fitness Club Co., Ltd. Its aim is to improve the physical quality of public. They have over 40 branches in fifteen cities in China, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Taiyuan and Guiyang. With the science management methods and strategy, combined with China’s specific national conditions, it has developed their own characteristics and become the largest gym chain in China.
Prices: Membership cards go for between 2,000 and 20,000 RMB depending on how long the card is for and when you will usually go. Prices are highest on the weekends. A one time visit costs about 150 RMB and you can work with a trainer for 100-200 RMB per hour.
Add:1-3/F, East Tower, Swimming Pool, Tianhe Sporting Centre, Guangzhou
Tel: 020 3879 8886
Getting there: Take metro Line 1 and get off at Tianhe Sports Center, C exit. The east gate of the sports center will be on your left; enter it and the club will be on your left.
C. Olopo Sports Club
Founded in 2002, its purpose is “good faith, resourceful, initiative, innovation”. Olopo Sports Club starts from a healthy sports club, with great strength and professional services, it rooted in Guangzhou eventually. Now it has become “Excellent Life” chain with the integration of recreational, educational growth, nutritional food, body sculpting. Olopo has six branches in Guangzhou, including one out in Huadu. It’s mostly popular with locals, even though some complain that the equipment is a bit old. Still, they offer most of what any large club has including personal trainers, and do it at a fairly nice price.
Prices: You can get a sports card for 1,600 RMB for 50 visits or 2,200 RMB for one year. A single visit is 50 RMB. Private coaches cost 180 RMB for one hour or 1,600 for ten sessions. Their badminton fee is not included in the regular prices, but you can get 20-40% off if you have a card.
Olopo Sports Club Yuexiu Branch
Add: No.147-149 Yuexiu Zhong Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
Tel:020 8381 6339 / 8381 2126
Getting there:Take metro Line 1 and get off at Peasant Movement Institute (Nong Jiang Suo) station. You’ll find a middle school on your right. Walk past the school and turn right at the first corner. Go on about 600 meters the club will be on your right.
Olopo Sports Club Huadu branch
Add:Huxin Island, Xiuquan Park, No.56 Xinhua Road, Huadu District, Guangzhou
Tel:020 8681 0982
Getting there:Take the 706 bus at the Guangzhou Zoo bus terminal and get off at the Xiuquan Park bus stop. Walk through the front gate of the park and keep walking straight about five minutes. Cross the bridge on your left and the club will be in front of you.
D. Nirvana Fitness
Founded in 2000, Nirvana Fitness is one of the older fitness clubs in China. Combined traditional Chinese practices such as massage with Western fitness regimens, Nirvana has become an excellent fitness center.
Prices: Their one-year card goes for 3,000-5,000 RMB and one visit for 200 RMB. You can hire a personal trainer for 200-300 RMB.
Add:2nd floor Bolilang Square, No.912 Binjiang Dong Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou
Tel:020 8422 3828
Getting there:Take the 204, 266 or 83 bus and get off at Dajiangyuan bus stop. The club will be just on your right.