Has your new year’s resolution to shape up become your summer goal? Stop running from it already! We’re making it easy for you to get in shape this seasons with five fun-filled summer workouts in Hong Kong.
If you’re feeling the heat to shape up fast, indoor cycling studio TORQ has a two-week package at just HK$1,000, and a month-long package for HK$1,888 (RRP:HK$2,500). Both packages grant you unlimited access to all TORQ classes, which include cycling, HIIT circuit, strength and resistance training, and foam rolling. Still in need of motivation for summer workouts? Sign up for the TORQ summer challenge: complete all eight tasks during the summer months, and receive special prizes from TORQ’s lifestyle partners. Through June, July and August.
3F, Abdoolally House, 20 Stanley Street, Central, (+852) 2677 8623.
Got 60 minutes to spare and 1,000 calories to burn? Pop into Orangetheory Fitness on July 14 or 15 for free trials on all Orangetheory courses. With the fitness studio’s heart-rate monitored training, you’ll be able to maintain a target zone that is said to stimulate metabolism and increase energy during your workout, and beyond. The franchise claims that members burn up to 1,000 calories per hour during a workout, and keep burning calories at a higher-than-normal rate for up to 36 hours. If you’re a student and are ready to commit, Orangetheory is offering a 50 per cent student discount on its regular subscription.
23/F, Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, (+852) 5804 9081.
For laugh-till-you-can’t-breathe summer workouts in Hong Kong, try Pure Fitness. Open to both members and non-members on , Cardio Queen—Spin It Sista is part drag show, part sweat session—and 100 per cent burn. Featuring local drag queen Madame Mincemeat, the 90-minute episode of cycling and laughs will set your quads, booty, and abs on fire. Hungry for more? For HK$350 a session, drop in on the Movement SHM class, held exclusively at Pure Fitness’ only oceanside outlet, to improve whole-body movement, strength. Don’t forget to chill by the beach after.
California Tower, Central & The Pulse, Repulse Bay, (+852) 8200 0908.
At Trybe, there’s something for every member of the family. Through August 17, Enrol your kids in summer camp for HK$250 for a weekday morning session of acrobatics, gymnastics, aerial arts, and movement exploration. Or, test the waters yourself with Trybe’s pay-as-you-go option, which gives you access to all classes, including HIIT, Strength and Conditioning, Calisthenics/Rings, Tumbling, Handstands, Acrobatics, and Flexibility and Mobility for Active Recovery. Get tumblin’!
One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Rd, Wong Chuk Hang, (+852) 3427 9017.
For those of you who need extra encouragement, a community-based workout might be just the thing. And for summer workouts, why not head outside? Originally from Boston, the Hong Kong chapter of November Project meets twice a week at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, or in Sai Ying Pun. No sign-ups or workout gear necessary. November Project places emphasis on partner workouts and bodyweight workouts that are designed to be accessible to everyone. The best part? The 45-minute workout is completely free-of-charge.
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, 16 Eastern Street, Sai Ying Pun.
Looking for more ideas for summer workouts in Hong Kong? How about some of the city’s best boutique yoga studios?