The kids have been out of school for a while now. If you’re in Beijing for the summer, you’ve no doubt spent the last month trying to find different activities to entertain them. If you’ve been traveling, you may well be heading back to Beijing in the next week or so. Either way, it’s likely you’ve indulged a little, and let the exercise routine take a back seat. No need to stress – easing yourself back into a fitness routine is so much easier when you have great group classes and supportive trainers to help you. Whilst you’re feeling the burn, the kids can still sign up for summer camps, with some camps continuing well into August. If you’re a mom to be, or a mom to little ones, don’t forget to head over to BabyGro to bag a bargain during the final week of their big summer sale.
Get your fitness back on track
Human In Motion have been busy this summer, giving the studio a deep clean and a spruce up, ready for clients both old and new to return from their travels. There is no time like the present, and there is no higher priority than your health. Ease yourself (back) into the studio by attending their group classes, which are still running throughout the summer. Their coaches are also on hand ready to help you shed some of that summer indulgence, to develop a training schedule to suit your needs, and to help you meet your goals. To encourage you further, invite a friend to sign up for personal training or group classes during the month of July, and with their first purchase of either five personal training sessions or eight group class lessons, your name will go into a free draw to win any two group sessions per week, for an entire month.
Human in Motion, Cathay View Plaza, No.2 Xiang Jiang Bei Lu
AEA Beijing Summer Camp at BSB Shunyi
The AEA Summer Camp provides daily youth leadership programs led by American camp counselors, organized by the US Embassy Beijing. Daily activities are divided into 45-60 minute blocks to include both outdoor and indoor activities. Each week has a specific “theme” and for the weeks July 28 – August 15, the camp will be held at BSB Shunyi.
Earthday Birthday Extravaganza, July 28 – August 1
Join the Earthday Birthday Extravaganza. The Lorax will be there to speak on behalf of trees, explaining just how important trees are to the earth. Kids will have the chance to play in the shade with the Brown Barbaloots, sing with the Swomee Swans, and eat Truffula Fruits.
Colossal Fossils and Dino-mite Discoveries, August 4 – August 8
Join amateur paleontologists as you Walk with the Dinosaurs, and trace tracks to the volcanic prehistoric past. Follow colossal fossil footprints on Camp Adventure’s super continental search for Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous giants.
Super Space Station Celebration, August 11 – August 15
It’s time to shine on a planetary race through outer space with Camp Adventure. Zoom to the moon and take a spin around the solar system, learn the order of the planets, and hunt for moon rocks.
The camp is suitable for ages 4-12 years, RMB 3,380 per week. Contact (8531 3285, email@example.com) www.aeabeijing.net/Summer-Camp
Summer Camp with Bridge School
A two-week education camp where you can learn Chinese, complete cool projects, play tennis, swim, take part in Chinese cultural activities, and make new friends. Highly professional teachers lead kids through games and activities in Chinese. The camp includes indoor and outdoor activities such as singing, arts and crafts, magic, kungfu, dancing, swimming, and tennis. Lunch is provided. Suitable for children aged 5-12 years, the camp runs July 28 – August 22 (two weeks a term) from 8.30am-5.30pm. For Beijing Riviera (8430 8068, firstname.lastname@example.org, Vgao66@sina.com) for Capital Paradise (8046 1707, email@example.com) www.bridgeschoolchina.com
BabyGro Final Sale
BabyGro is having its final summer sale, from now until July 31 you can get 30 percent off the RRP of all stock, including Phil & Teds strollers, travel cots and accessories, Micro Scooters and accessories, Skip Hop diaper bags and toys, Baby Banz swimwear, sunglasses and hats, Bravado Nursing Bras, plus all maternity wear, baby and kids clothing, and shoes. Once the stock’s gone, it’s gone.
BabyGro, Cathay View Plaza, No.2 Xiang Jiang Bei Lu. Contact (84701690) www.babygro.com.cn
beijingkids Shunyi Correspondent Sally Wilson moved to Beijing in 2010 from the UK with her husband and son. Her daughter was born here in 2011 and both her kids keep her happily busy. In her spare time, Sally loves to stroll through Beijing’s hutongs and parks. She is a (most of the time) keen runner and loves reading: books, magazines, news, and celeb websites – anything really. Sally is also a bit of a foodie and loves trying out new restaurants.
Photos: Honza Soukup, Glowingrock (Flickr), courtesy of HIM