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Q: Availability of Workout Equipment?

Can you purchase things like hand weights, balls and other gear at places like (ugh) Walmart or the like? 

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Yes, check out the sports section at Walmart or ask your local wal-mart representative to assist you. You could also get a bike and ride it around town. You could find all kinds of balls...basketball, soccerball, football. 

mattaya:

Not to mention the famous Ping Pong Balls....hehehe!

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I have a coworker from Chengdu and he said there is a place called Haitun Sports which should carry stuff like that.  It's on South Renmin Road apparently.  I personally don't know Chengdu, but I'm told you can find what you're looking for there.  I guess they don't have big equipment like treadmills, etc.  But hand weights and the like they should.

I'm also told that Chengdu hosts the China International Sporting Goods show, so I suppose it should be easy enough to find sporting goods there!

HugAPanda:

Oh very cool, Mr. T. Thanks. I'll be ok without a treadmill for the 6 months, but hand weights and an exercise ball would be great, and even better if I don't have to carry them. Thank you for your very thoughtful answer, even better than I had hoped for :)

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Hopefully it helps. Again, I'm not personally sure, but I figured I would pass on the info!

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All attempts at good info help.

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I bought a couple of 10 pounds hand weights for home excercizing at the local Walmart store and paid about 80 Rmb each.  They had a few of different weights, like from 5 to 10 pounds each.  I also bought a couple of those hand springs to squeeze as I sit watching TV or computer, those where 27 Rmb for the pair.
If you are into a Walmart store, look for the bike display area, and what you are looking for should be nearby.

HugAPanda:

Thanks Happy :) I think there is a walmart very close to where I will be, so it'll be convenient. I just don't want to carry them on the plane.

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