Get Fit in Tokyo  
Get Fit in Tokyo
Whether you are a visitor or a local, fitness and health will be an issue to consider. Those who are used to working out will need to find something to keep their fitness levels up despite all the travelling and those who are looking to find that healthy body they always dreamed of might just find it in Tokyo.
Known for its healthy food and for having slimmer waistlines than many western countries, Tokyo has a great deal to offer when it comes to health and fitness. As with any major city there are gyms and fitness clubs in abundance, so if visiting fitness enthusiasts don't want to change their schedule then these can easily be attended with a visitor pass.
For those who want something a little different they won't be disappointed. One of the more popular ways of working out at the moment is bootcamps. These are available across the city, either in gyms or, for the more adventurous, in local parks and spacious outdoor areas. There are also fitness dance classes available that include various forms of dance, including Zumba and modern dance. These are great for building up a sweat and it is so fun that the time passes by quickly. Even if there is a language barrier people can still participate simply by following the movements instead of worrying about language.
Alternatively, for trained runners or even those simply looking for a free workout, there are plenty of interesting places to go running and work up a sweat. One of the most popular running routes in Tokyo is the Tama River. But the choice doesn't end there and serious runners can even join a local running club to mix a little social activity with their workout and ensure that they don't give up after 5 minutes. Running is an excellent way to take in the local scenery and meet new people.
Many people think that if they are travelling somewhere, whether it is for work or pleasure, that they have to postpone their workout because they don't know the area. This shouldn't be the case and especially not in Tokyo, which has so much to offer in terms of fitness activites.
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