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Thanks to the big windows inside the gym at Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the area is flooded with light and offers gym-goers views of the neighboring historic buildings. On our visit, the gym — which is full of new Life Fitness equipment — was completely empty, with Prince’s “When Doves Cry” playing from the sound system. In addition to a rowing machine, treadmills, elliptical machines and bikes, the gym also has yoga mats and exercise balls. You’ll find a small refrigerator stocked with bottled water and towels — both ice cold — and a complimentary fruit bowl at the reception desk. For a quick dose of culture before or after your workout, take in the colorful Chinese landscape paintings in the hallway leading to the gym.