The Chinese society as a whole does not put as much emphasis on working out as we do back in the States. They don't have too because they are in better shape than most Americans, which can be attributed to their healthier diets. That being said the gyms we visited were run down; none of the equipment was new. My favorite was the gyms located outside, these gyms looked like playgrounds but they were gyms. My favorite piece of equipment was the treadmill; I'll do my best to describe it, shaped like a treadmill but on the base or platform were you run it was just metal tube close together that spun in circles. I had never seen anything like it.