Whether you are a gym junkie looking for a change or someone who is new to working out, these independent fitness studios will put you through your paces
Hong Kong is the kind of place where people love to stay fit and healthy, and thankfully the region boasts a large number of awesome independent fitness studios. No matter if you are looking to shed calories quick, build up muscle or work on your flexibility, our guide will help you on your way to being fit and fabulous in no time.
Founded by passionate fitness coach Trixie Velez, Defin8 Fitness is the place to go when you want to have a great time burning tonnes of calories. Classes include TRX Circuit, FatBurn, AbsBlaze and Defin8 Barre, and you can’t help but have a good time thanks to the banging music and the infectious energy of the instructors. Conveniently located in Central, be sure to book, as spaces fill up quick!
Defin8 Fitness, 6F, Wong Chung Ming Commercial House,16 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 9859 8620, 中環雲咸街16號王仲銘商業大廈六樓
At Amico Studio in Wan Chai, a number of yoga, dance and health programmes are offered to help students find balance and inner peace. The studio is passionate about helping elevate quality of life through happiness and wholeness, and the team instructs in areas such as hot flow yoga, pilates, Zumba, Latin Dance and Ballroom Dance.
Amico Studio, 2-4/F, 167-169 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2827 9233, 香港灣仔軒尼詩道167-169號2-4樓
The Warrior Academy
Bridging martial arts, strength and conditioning, wellness and nutrition, The Warrior Academy is an all-encompassing space that caters to everyone, regardless of age, gender, ability or experience. Set over 7,000 sq-ft in Sai Ying Pun, classes include lifting, cardio and Muay Thai, and the coffee and health bar – The Elephas – will help you with a pick-me-up after you’re done.
The Warrior Academy, 1/F, HK Plaza, 188 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 2838 3878, 西環干諾道西188號香港商業中心一樓
Mixed Martial Arts combines technique, strength, flexibility and speed to create a discipline that is hugely popular all across the globe. Training at Jab MMA includes elements of boxing, kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, making it a challenging full body and cardiovascular workout. No need to be nervous though, as the team caters to all levels, from beginners right through to professionals.
Jab MMA, 142-146 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, p. 2851 6684, 中環皇后大道中142-146號
Aerial Arts Academy
Aerial Arts Academy is one of Hong Kong’s leading pole, aerial arts, dance and fitness studios. Classes at the studio are taught by an international team of licensed professionals who only work with the latest equipment. For those looking to learn new skills and have fun while working out, a range of options are available, such as: hoop, silk, aerial hammock, flyoga and acro circus.
Aerial Arts Academy, 9-11 Shelter Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2375 8088, 銅鑼灣信德街9-11號
The Studio Sai Kung
The Studio Sai Kung aims to encourage general well-being for all, no matter your fitness level. Offering a large selection of classes such as pilates, yoga, TRX and Zumba, it also holds pre- and post-natal yoga sessions. Once a month, a Yamuna Body Rolling workshop is held to stretch and massage tight and overused muscles.
The Studio Sai Kung, 1/F, 28 Man Nin Street, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, 2791 9705, 西貢萬年街28號一樓
The team at Torq offers a range of classes to shape your body the way you want. More than just a spin class, in Torq-Cycle, upbeat instructors move participants through different intensities to challenge both body in mind. If you are looking to burn calories, Torq-Switch is the ultimate cross training workout that incorporates bodyweight, TRX, kettle bells and free weights, while Torq-Release helps you unwind using foam rollers and dynamic stretching.
Torq, 3/F, Abdoolally House, 20 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2677 8623, 中環士丹利街20號鴨都喇利大廈三樓
Now you know where to go, better grab your best workout gear and get ready to sweat!