Get Moving: Health and Fitness

By Holly Hov 2018-12-26 14:57:44

Particle Fever

It might be hard to schedule in workouts as parents, but the busyness of modern city living can also be countered by the convenience of it. Particle Fever and its avant-garde activewear will ensure that you can seamlessly go from work to workouts and weekends. Not only will you look good, you’ll feel good too – the brand’s pioneering products are the ideal blend of form and function, with advanced fiber and seaming technology mixed with edgy-cool sporty looks. Collections are available for both men and women, with many of their styles designed to be unisex and practical. Think high-support sports bras with funky fastening details, cutout tops with ribbon ties, seamless leggings with built-in underwear and functional lace panels, and windbreakers that can be worn like backpacks. For men, we highly recommend their track pants, which work well in and out of the house, as well as their ultra-comfortable paneled t-shirts and multi-pocket zip-up jackets. It’s easy to see why the three founders, Zoey Liu, Lin Hai, and Renata Wan believe that their brand sits at the intersection of technology, art and fashion.

Kerry Parkside Mall (Pudong), No. 1378 Huamu Road, Shop L137A

Tmall: (Particle Fever官方旗舰店)

WeChat: ParticleFever_PF


Paul Frank

Most of us may remember the ubiquitous monkey plastered across tees and tanks – but Paul Frank now also offers a comprehensive selection of well-priced sportswear and loungewear. Gone are the cheeky animal motifs and chunky fonts – now it’s all about yoga pants, sports tanks and bras, running shorts, and zip-up jackets in a cool, grown-up-yet-still-rebellious style. The fabrics are as functional as they are fashionable, with the usual wicking, quick-drying, breathable and durable properties to be expected from any sportswear brand. We highly recommend stocking up on their colorful sports bras as well as their paneled shorts and leggings, and perhaps a hoodie or two for those cooler, breezier, lazier days. For those who still love Julius the monkey and Skurvy skull and crossbones, fear not, there are still plenty of those iconic motif t-shirts and accessories available in stores across the city for both parents and kids.


Grand Gateway 66, No. 1 Hongqiao Road, Level 1

Paris Spring, No. 1328 Dingxi Road, Level 2

Cross Region Plaza, No. 899 Lingling Road, Level 3

Yueda 889 Square, No. 889 Wanhangdu Road


Monster Guardians

As its name suggests, Monster Guardians is all about bringing out “the beast” in your workouts, with their motto being “push your limits.” The brand specializes in functional fitness gear and it really shows; each item is categorized according to the workout type and its performance and functional characteristics are highlighted correspondingly. Their “Ultimate Tech” collection is comprised of pieces that are designed to be extra breathable, durable, elastic, and with next-to-skin comfort to bring out the best for your high-impact, intensive workouts. The “Guardians Shield” collection offers protective outerwear that will shield you from the elements, such as zip-up running jackets, puffer vests, and hoodies with multiple pockets. Designs from the “Futuristic Vision” collection offer a more casual approach – think original printed tees, tanks, and polos that can be worn before and after workouts as well. We also highly recommend their garments designed for nighttime running or cycling – these pieces all utilize 3M reflective panels to increase safety and visibility whilst outdoors in the evening.




It’s important for parents to have functionable footwear when out and about with little ones in Shanghai – but there’s no need to sacrifice style for function – and sport-inspired designer footwear from HAMS will ensure you are as fashionable as you are comfortable. HAMS shoes have both personality and panache, and are designed for urban walking. Founder and CEO, Eric, established the brand in 2015, after he noticed a niche in the Chinese market for “storytelling through shoes.” Every season incorporates a particular indigenous culture and legend, resulting in footwear that is as stylish as it is soulful. Their designs are engineered for comfort, breathability, and support, and are available for both men and women. While we’re fans of the knitted designs such as “Flamingo,” “Rainbow,” and “Crow,” the boldly patterned styles of “The God of Lightning,” “The Witch Doctor,” and “The Forest of Dreams” are the eye-catching ones that really make a statement. For those who prefer a darker colorway, we highly recommend the slick “Nightcrawler” and “Black Lightning” styles, featuring multiple shades and textures of black.

WeChat and WeChat Store: Hams-shoes

Taobao Store: (HAMS中国)