'Gyms in a Box' Encourage Beijing to Exercise

 - Aug 15, 2017
References: tech.sina.cn & mashable
Committing to an expensive gym membership is hard, and for some, running in public can be an intimidating ordeal, which is why these public workout stations are appearing throughout China's capital.

Just large enough to fit a treadmill, these enclosed yellow pods come complete with air conditioning, and a TV screen. The micro-gyms require a $15 deposit and can be accessed through an app and a provided QR code which unlocks the doors. Once inside, users are free to workout from the convenience of public squares, parks and sidewalks, making exercising even more convenient and accessible to a wider demographic.

The startup responsible for 'Gyms in a Box' has pledged to erect 1,000 of these public workout stations throughout Beijing.