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Main Fitness Center Chains

  • CSI Bally Total Fitness: http://www.csibally.com. Locations all around the city offering group classes, high-end gym equipment, and pool and tennis court at some locations. Some classes are in English. Check with individual locations.
  • Ozone Fitness: http://www.ozonefitness.com.cn. U.S. wholly owned fitness club chain in Beijing with sauna facilities, imported fitness equipment, swimming pools, classes (yoga, hip-hop, etc.) and more with nine locations mainly in the CBD area and Chaoyang District. Some classes are in English. Check with individual locations.

Golf

  • Beijing Country Golf Club: http://www.bccgolf.com. West bank of Chaobai River, Mapo Xiangm Shunyi District (6940 1111). Complete with manmade lake and orchard, this course is open 7 days a week with membership starting at 22,000 RMB per year or 500-900 RMB per game depending on weekday/weekend.
  • Chaoyang Kosaido Golf Club: 9A Nongzhan Nanlu, Chaoyang District (6501 8584) Short nine-hole course closed in winter is ideal for those who want to sneak in a quick round during the day. Driving range on site. 230 RMB on weekdays and 290 RMB on weekends.
  • Beijing Pine Valley International Golf Club: http://www.reignwoodpinevalley.com. Pine Valley Resort, Nankou Tang, Changping District (8528 8038). One of Beijing’s premier courses, this 7,300 yd course was designed by Jack Nicklaus. The club also has a driving range, swimming pool, business center, tables, and villas. Me…