Pedalling in water, dancing in the dark and hula hooping are just some of the fun workouts in Hong Kong that you can take part in
While we love a good HIIT class as much as the next person, we also enjoy mixing up our workouts to target different muscle groups and to try out new things. Just in time for summer, we’ve found five unique fitness classes that will raise your heart rate and put a smile on your face. So what are you waiting for, Hong Kong?
Rebounding at BounceLimit
When NASA says that a type of exercise is good for you, then there’s really no arguing. Enter BounceLimit, Asia’s first trampoline fitness studio in Sheung Wan. Kitted out with 20 mini trampolines, energetic teachers take classes such as: TRXBounce, BouncePilates and CombatBounce – where you get to add some fight to your bounce! This is the perfect workout for those with previous injuries too, as rebounding will shock absorb impact up to 85 per cent.
BounceLimit, 13/F The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2441 0021, 上環文咸東街22-26號柏廷坊13樓
Hula hooping at Turning Circles
Hands up if you spent hours hula hooping in the playground when you were younger? Thanks to founder Emma Brown, Turning Circles lets you experience all the fun again with its range of hula hooping classes for both adults and children that work on cardio, balance, strength and core training. It’s rumoured that Beyonce adds hula hooping into her fitness regime, so if it’s good enough for Queen Bey…
Turning Circles, 6/F Hing Ying Mansion, Apt 42, 40-42 Bonham Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, p. 5324 7473, 香港半山般咸道40-42號慶英大廈6樓
Dancing in the dark at No Lights No Lycra
Having taken over all corners of the globe, the idea behind No Lights No Lycra is to give people a space where they can get their groove on away from the madness of the clubs and in a non-judgmental environment. For one hour, dancers can shake their money-makers in pitch black as they get down to classic hits. From Justin Bieber to James Brown and everything in-between; this is one of the funkiest workouts we know.
No Lights No Lycra, Community Hall, Sai Ying Pun Community Complex, 2 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 西營盤高街2號西營盤社區綜合大樓
Aquacycling at Velocity Aquabike Studio
Word on the street is that aquacycling is the hottest new craze here in Hong Kong, so you won’t want to miss out. Velocity Aquabike Studio in Causeway Bay combines jacuzzi spa technology and a cycle immersed in water to create a workout that burns calories more efficiently than regular cycling. We love that the 26 spa-grade jets in each unit also help your lymphatic system by giving you a massage as you pedal.
Velocity Aquabike Studio, 14/F Oliv, 15-21 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2110 4460, 香港銅鑼灣霎東街15-21號OLIV 14樓
Sexy Aerial Flow at Yoga BamBam
Featuring a mix of choreographed moves, Yoga Bam Bam offers Sexy Aerial Flow for those who want to add some spice to their yoga practice. Set to music with all the feels, students combine strength, stretching and floating effortlessly through the air to work up a sweat while getting seductive and chanelling their inner burlesque king or queen.
Yoga BamBam, 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 5511 8141, 香港上環磅巷28號