Ab-Fabulous Fitness Workouts
From hardcore CrossFit and HIIT training, to spinning and pilates, Hong Kong has something for everyone. We’ve put together a list of the best fitness classes and CrossFit gyms, together with typical gym memberships so you don’t have to. —Ready to sweat it out?!
Best for Classes
Home to a ‘Megaformer’ machine, which can work more than 600 muscles in just 45 minutes, expect to leave H-Kore feeling strong, stretchy and sweaty! Their unique training methods ensure all your fitness needs are met with over 150 classes to choose from each week across their two convenient locations. Staying fit and healthy has never been easier!
Locations: 3F Emperor Commercial Centre, 39 Des Voeux Road, Central
Suite 1201 Dorset House. Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay
You’ve no doubt heard of this global phenomenon, a fitness community which specializes in innovative, high-intensity group workouts that are fast, fun and results-driven. The F stands for functional training – a mix between circuit and HIIT style workouts which are geared towards everyday movement, and the 45, well you guessed it, it’s the length of the workout (seems doable right?), and the total time you spend sweating!
Fun Fact: Mark Walhberg has invested in F45. If that’s not enough to get you to try it out then we give up!
Various Locations including Sai Ying Pun, Sheung Wan, Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Quarry Bay, Wong Chuk Hang and Kwun Tong
Get fit with HIIT! Another 45 minute workout designed to challenge, burn fat, and get you sweating more than you thought possible. With a mix of treadmill training alongside weights and bodyweight exercises, this workout is one to push the boundaries!
Location: 1/F, Abdoolally House, 20 Stanley Street, Central
Combat your stress inside the “Lights Out” boxing studio. An intense 50 minutes of upbeat tunes, boxing, and a total body weights work-out. It’s just you, your gloves and a pretty non-stop workout. It’s also a great way to test your coordination – but don’t worry, like we said the lights are out!
Location: 11/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan
Escape the intensity of day-to-day life in the XYZ cave. At XYZ they believe in the power of adrenaline to decelerate time, and create conditions where you can release, recharge, regroup and regain control of your life. Their motivating playlists are guaranteed to get your body moving, and they are even available to download on their website!
Location: 2/F New World Tower, 18 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Who’d have thought a mini-trampoline could provide such amazing results! Bounce Limit is pushing the boundaries with fitness classes and bringing something new and exciting to the table. Depending on the class you choose, you can expect to perform the usual exercises you might be used to in gym classes, with the added twist of performing them on the rebounder. Your joints won’t feel the impact, and your muscles will work overtime to keep stability – win win!
Location: 13/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan
For a little bit of everything, all of the above (with the exception of F45) can be found on Class Pass, a monthly membership to over 30,000 fitness studios worldwide. Monthly credits can be used to book your classes, and with different plan options there’s something for all fitness levels.
Best for Crossfit
One of Hong Kong’s original CrossFit gyms, also known as ‘The Bunker’, dedicated to the development of health and fitness and bringing the community together to achieve the strength and conditioning goals you’ve always strived towards. CrossFit is designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience or fitness levels. Don’t let the stigma behind CrossFit put you off!
Location: G/F, Fung Yat Building, 38-40 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun
Coastal Fitness Performance Training
Offering both group classes as well as individual training programmes, CFPT has something for everyone. Whether that’s just to look good on the beach this summer or if you’re an elite athlete wanting to take your training up a notch. One thing all members of CFPT have in common is their vision to work hard and improve their fitness.
Location: G/F, Shop 3, Victoria Centre, 15 Watson Road, North Point
Best for Gym Memberships
Arguably the best gym provider in Hong Kong, with state-of-the-art equipment, plenty of group exercise options, and personal training on offer, not to mention near enough everything is provided (from socks to tops, shampoo, deodorant and more!) So rest assured you’ll have all the gear, even if you have no idea. Sign up for a 7-day free trial and see what the fuss is all about for yourself!
Various Locations including Central, Admiralty, Causeway Bay, Quarry Bay, Mongkok and Repulse Bay
With plenty of locations across Hong Kong, this is another gym that offers an array of options such as group classes, personal training, and fitness plans for all. Also offering a complimentary trial so you can try before you buy!
Various Locations including Sheung Wan, Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, North Point, Fortress Hill, Tsim Sha Tsui and Kwun Tong
U Time Fitness
For the night owls, or anyone wanting to try out Mark Walberg’s fitness regime (not recommended), or if you’d just rather go unseen at the gym, U Time is 24/7 so you can go whenever you please. With flexible memberships you can choose from day passes to yearly passes without feeling tied in. Perfect for those with a “diet starts Monday” mentality.
Various Locations including Happy Valley, Sai Ying Pun and Kowloon Bay