SEA 2014: Early Morning Exercising in Hanoi

People in Hanoi are perhaps the most active I’ve seen in any city. Walking around Hoan Kiem Lake on an early morning, I saw people doing all sorts of activities for exercise, as well as using all sorts of fixtures for exercises. Like the guy who used a bench to do ab exercises by hooking his legs around the back of the bench, or the multiple people using unused fences as parallel bars.

One place that I particularly liked was Ly Thai To Park. Within a single block, there were people engaged in a laughter exercise class, aerobics, something like Zumba, badminton, dancing, and a hackey-sack game that reminded me of sepak takraw.

Ly Thai To Square

Ly Thai To Square

Laughing for exercise

Laughing for exercise

Not quite sure what they're doing here...

Not quite sure what they’re doing here…

All of these women could easily be my mother

Any of these women could easily be my mother

Not a zombie class, but aerobics

Not a zombie class, but aerobics

Zumba (or something like it)

Zumba (or something like it)

It's hard to tell, but they're kicking something

It’s hard to tell, but they’re kicking something across the net

Badminton

Badminton

You can also be a baller like this guy

Or you can just be a baller like this guy

If you’re interested in checking this out, go early in the morning, as I think I was there at 6:30am. Perfect if you’re jetlagged and up early anyway!

One thought on “SEA 2014: Early Morning Exercising in Hanoi

  1. Md. Shahadat Hossain Khan

    I really enjoyed the morning atmosphere of Hoan Kiem Lake with the nice photographs. I am just coming to Hanoi to be a part of this.

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