Weekend Exercise, Fuxing Park

Fuxing Park, home to Shanghai Fashion Week, is one of my all time favorite places to hang out in Shanghai, so when I was up early this past Saturday morning I decided to head on over and see how the locals like to start their weekend.

Everyone seemed to be in high spirits, like this elderly Chinese lady:

Everyone seemed to be working the kinks out, and although public group stretching is nothing new to me here on the Mainland, this stretch definitely was:

But if group stretching really isn’t your speed, you can join in on the public group dancing:

Even if you’re hungover or sleepy, you can’t help but to feel pure joy when the sun in shining and people like this are beaming from ear to ear:

So if you can get yourself out of bed early enough on the weekend to catch the morning crowd, definitely take a stroll in the park and you’ll feel infinitely better! It’s one of the best ways to get out all of the kinks before the work week…