Human in Motion: New Class Schedule
September sees the introduction of new classes and new instructors, at the Human in Motion (HIM) fitness studio. Additional spin classes and yoga now join a packed schedule, which includes circuits, kid’s taekwondo, and salsation. And from October, step aerobics and pilates classes will also be offered. For their latest group class schedule, click here. HIM also offers some of the best personal training in Beijing, with coaches that can train in both English and Chinese. Contact the studio for more details (8470 3616, firstname.lastname@example.org) and to set up a free consultation session.
Imagine: Watersports and Survival Camps
Enjoy the final days of summer, at Imagine’s last watersports camp of 2015. Kids will learn sailing, kayaking, rafting, and paddle boarding. The camp runs September 3-5, at Shunyi Olympic Rowing Park, with English speaking instructors. A shuttle bus is available each day, from BSB Sanlitun and Beijing Riviera. The camp costs RMB 600/day (without transport), RMB 800/day (including transport). For more information, contact (5739 4933, email@example.com) www.imagine-china.com/watersports/camp
Also running from September 3-5, is their popular Survival Camp, in Huairou District. Kids will have a load of fun learning how to survive in the wilderness. They’ll learn to build a shelter and a raft, cook on a fire, make tools, and to navigate without the use of GPS. A shuttle bus is available, from BSB Sanlitun and Beijing Riviera, with fun games to keep everyone occupied on the journey. The survival camp is RMB 700/day, including transport.
Atelier: New Classes
Atelier’s team welcomes Julien Creff, a qualified French teacher who is both a professional photographer and an experienced French language teacher. Creff will be running the following French Language Classes, at the Shunyi art school:
Adults, Mondays 10am-12pm
Kids, aged 6+ Sundays 10-11.30am
Creff worked as an independent photographer and workshop leader, in both London and Paris, for over 10 years. He brings this experience to Atelier, with his new photography workshops. Participants can learn how to shoot pictures with a digital or film camera; how to process films and enlarge negatives to produce fine art prints in a darkroom; how to use SLRs; and how to process pictures on Adobe software.
Adults, Mondays 2-4pm
Kids, aged 8+ Sundays 2-4pm
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: courtesy of Human in Motion and Imagine, Paul Reynolds (Flickr)