Answering our most frequently asked questions.

 

WHAT IS FITFAM?

FitFam is a non-profit, volunteer-led fitness community that thrives on the commitment of each participant and provides free and consistent access to quality fitness, wellness, and an overall active lifestyle all year round.

IS FITFAM REALLY FREE?

Yes! All workouts are 100% free - all you need to do is register and show up! Exceptions are made for one-time special events organized by FitFam, in which case you will be notified of the cost before registering.

DO I NEED TO MEET CERTAIN PHYSICAL STANDARDS TO JOIN?

While all of our workouts are designed to be safe, inclusive, and challenging enough for all levels, we ask you to be fully aware of your own physical capabilities and general health (a recent physical exam is recommended). 

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A WORKOUT?

It’s easy! Choose a workout from our lists of locations on the homepage of this FitFam mini program (Shanghai and Beijing only), read the instructions provided on the page of that specific workout, click “Register” and show up for it! The leader of that session will check you in once you’ve completed the workout.

Our Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong sessions are all managed by our leaders via Meetup for the registration process, and WhatsApp to keep the local community engaged.

 
 
 
 
 
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WHAT EXERCISES DO YOU TYPICALLY DO?

We offer many different types of exercises, many of which are based on High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) which require nothing but your own bodyweight strength. Other sessions include running, yoga, family workouts, and fitness boxing.

DO YOU HAVE A WECHAT GROUP FOR PEOPLE BASED IN SHANGHAI OR BEIJING?

We do have separate WeChat groups for each of our locations, however you do not need to be in any of them to participate in our sessions. The FitFam mini program will automatically alert you of any changes made to the workouts you’ve signed up for. If you’d like to exchange photos from your workouts and engage with the rest of the community, feel free to ask any workout leader and they will gladly add you to the appropriate WeChat group.

WHAT KIND OF COMMITMENT DO YOU NEED?

Our mission has always been (and always will be) to help people not only build but also maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, which we encourage with the FitFam membership cards we give to our regular participants who attend at least 10 sessions every month (only in Shanghai for the time being). There is no official long-term commitment needed - you must register for every session you wish to attend via Eventbank, Meetup, or any other platform we use.

HOW DO I KNOW IF A WORKOUT I SIGNED UP FOR HAS BEEN CANCELED?

If a workout is cancelled due to high AQI levels or inclement weather, you will receive a push notification directly from this mini program to alert you of the cancellation. You can also check the status of the workout in the mini program which will have automatically been switched to “cancelled”. 

HOW DO I FIND THE NEAREST LOCATION?

By allowing the mini program to access your location, a list of the closest workouts will automatically show at the top of your feed. You may also find our full schedule for Shanghai and Beijing via our official WeChat account (ID: FitFamChina).

DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?

We recommend bringing gloves and at least one water bottle to most workouts, unless otherwise specified. If you're attending a yoga session, we kindly ask that you bring your own mat as our partner locations and volunteer leaders do not always provide them. 

WHO CAN LEAD A WORKOUT?

People who champion the values of the community, who consistently participate in workouts and events, and who motivate others around them eventually become volunteer leaders. If you feel that this is you, don’t hesitate to approach any of our existing leaders and ask how you can get involved! We’re always looking for extra help to keep our community engaged!