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By Kate Springer | November 19th, 2018

Start your New Year’s Resolution on the right foot. From spinning and HIIT training to yoga, CrossFit and Pilates, one of these 16 fitness and workout programs in Hong Kong should help you kick off some healthy habits in 2016. These are the top gyms and fitness classes in Hong Kong:

Gym Workouts

Immortal Fitness just opened up at the end of 2015, bringing its long roster of martial arts classes, including Brazilian ju jitsu, Muay Thai, MMA and more, to a space that overlooks Victoria Harbour. There’s also a female-oriented program called Creating Curves, which got its start in Australia.
Immortal Fitness: 8/F, Southland Building, 48 Connaught Road Central, 2804-2282.

Also new to town is 24-hour Utime Fitness, which opened three locations across this year — in Kennedy Town, Happy Valley and Sai Ying Pun. The brand new facilities feature the latest in cardio and fitness equipment, as well as personal training options.
1/F, King-Inn Mansion, 13-15 Yik Yam Street, Happy Valley, 3998-4896.

Spinning 

Whether you’re hitting the wide open roads of the New Territories or you’re stuck in a class somewhere, cycling can be an adrenaline-pumping way to get into shape. For a quick and effective workout, check out energetic XYZ where neon, black lights and hip hop keep things moving.

XYZ Cycling
Bike to it
The Pure location in Lan Kwai Fong’s California Tower (and all the other locations!) also has a cool cycling program, where you can ride through new cinematic worlds in the 270° immersive studio. It’s a serious virtual reality bike trip!
XYZ: 2/F, New World Tower, 16-18 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 2865-0999.
Pure California Tower: 18/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, 8200-0032.

Next-Level Pilates

There’s still only one place in town, at least that we know of, that offers Lagree Fitness. Though it’ll cost you a pretty penny, H-Kore will also get you in crazy good shape. The workouts here use Megaformer machines, which demand slow and controlled movements that will kick your ass and leave you super sore the next day. We love the Central location, but there’s a new studio in Quarry Bay,
H-Kore: 3/F, Wincome Centre, 39 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, 2441-9000.

H Kore
Get down with H Kore

Dance Class 

Aspiring ballerinas and dancers alike will appreciate the ballet-inspired Pilates classes at Flex studio. The bright space in Central offers Xtend Barre and Xtend Barre Stick classes — serious workouts that blend cardio, dance and resistance training.

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Flex it out

Boutique fitness studio Barre2Barre also offers group yoga, Pilates and barre classes to whip you into shape with graceful but challenging movements. From Singapore, WeBarre offers Barre Fundamentals class that’s a great introduction for beginners to this workout.
Flex: 3/F, Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham Street, Central, 2813-2399.
Barre2Barre: 4/F, Cheung Hing Commercial Building, 37 Cochrane Street, Central, 9688-3503.
WeBarre: 13/F Hilltop Plaza, 49 Holywood Road, Central, 2310-0008.

Yoga

With quirky classes and a charming location on Pound Lane, Yoga BamBam fits right in with the creative shops, cafes and art galleries in its neighborhood. The indie studio just opened a new location in Central, off Hollywood Road, and charges reasonable prices for classes such as AcroYoga and Ying Yoga.

Yoga BamBam
Yoga BamBam takes it outdoors

Another zen Central studio, Bodywize Yoga & Day Spa does Anti-Gravity yoga that’ll help with flexibility, mobility and strength. In a little spot in studio, Kita Yoga is a boutique studio with small classes sizes, and yoga sessions that focus on vinyasa flows, sculpting, and candlelit relax sessions.
Yoga BamBam: 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, high@yogabambam.com.
Bodywize Yoga and Day Spa: G-2/F, 1 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, 2838-5686.
Kita Yoga: 1 U Lam Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 5323-1978.

CrossFit

Going above and beyond your typical CrossFit classes, Coastal Fitness Performance Training is all about strength training, incorporating aspects of olympic weightlifting, gymnastics and conditioning. Started by The Loop’s 30 Under 30 Ed Haynes, who also played on the Hong Kong international rugby team, CFPT does its own style of CrossFit classes as well as Strongman training and high-intensity Max Fit.
Coastal Fitness Performance Training: G/F, Shop 3, Victoria Centre, 15 Watson Road, North Point, 2989-1900.

HIIT

The HIT Room opened in early 2015, bringing with it hard-core workouts to Discovery Bay. Run by a husband-wife duo, The HIT Room focuses its classes on quick but effective workouts that are perfect for DB busybodies.
The Hit Room, Units 13 & 15, LG/F, Office Building, Block 2, Discovery Bay North Plaza, 96 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay, 6621-7410.

Something Fun

If you’re looking for a whimsical way to burn calories, jump over to BounceLimit, a 3,000-square-foot boutique in Sheung Wan that has mini trampoline and a surprising mix of classes — from MilitaryBounce to BouncePilates.
BounceLimit: 13/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, 2441-0021.

BounceLimit
Have you reached your limit?

A little bit of everything

Handy new apps such as ClassPassKFit and GuavaPass (started by 30 Under 30 Rob Pachter) make fitness regimes a little more exciting for those who get bored with a typical old gym pass. The upside? There’s more variety and always something new to try, as these apps enable subscribers to crawl different classes at hundreds of gyms around town. The downside? You have to check in to see what’s on the schedule and plan ahead.

 

[Updated November 2018]

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