These Hong Kong workout pros hit the gym on the regular, so will give you all the motivation you need to reach your health, wellness and nutrition goals.
You follow food bloggers for dining news and check out fashionistas’ newsfeeds for their trendsetting style tips – the same goes for fitness. With fitness in Hong Kong taking off, you’ve probably noticed yoga studios popping up throughout the city, or people at gyms in Hong Kong working extra hard to get the right angle and lighting just to snap that perfect photo. Follow these Hong Kong workout pros who show off their health and nutrition tips, weightlifting moments, chiselled legs and fashionable yoga clothes on Instagram, and you might be more motivated to work out!
1. Jessica Lee @jessicaleeyoga
Jessica combines her love for yoga and acrobatics by founding Acroyoga Hong Kong in 2008. Having taught yoga full-time since 2015, Lee travels around the world spreading the message that yoga is for all, as long as you have the right attitude and mindset. Currently training to become a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) yoga instructor, she continues to challenge herself in the world of yoga and beyond. Check out her Instagram account and you will be stunned by her jaw-dropping collection of yoga images posed against some of the most picturesque corners of the world.
2. Ant Haynes @anthayneshk
With over 20,000 followers and counting, Ant’s Instagram feed is a testament to his underlying fitness dedication. After hanging up his rugby boots, Haynes turned to CrossFit and co-founded Coastal Fitness with his brother Ed in 2008. In need of fitspiration? The Reebok ambassador will lift you up with the snapshots of his indoor and outdoor training along with his chiselled muscles.
3. Avey Cortes @sweatwithavey
Of course no list of Hong Kong workout pros would be complete without mentioning our very own wellness guru Avey Cortes. When he’s not busy writing stories for us on new fitness trends like plogging in Hong Kong or trying out alternative therapies for ultimate wellness, he’s busy teaching classes at Hit45, personal training, being a lululemon Ambassador, and keeping himself in peak condition.
Check out our full interview with Avey Cortes.
4. Emi Wong @emiwong_
Emi’s fitness journey began when all the drinking and partying from her college days took a toll on her body. Determined to transform into a healthy individual, the Canadian-born Hong Konger kick-started her workout routine and healthy diet at the end of 2013 and has never looked back. The certified personal trainer is likely to be spotted doing Crossfit, experimenting with healthy food recipes and planning her next getaway. Don’t miss Emi’s fitness videos on YouTube that cover everything from working out on holiday to HIIT home routines.
5. Ariel Tang @arieltang_miracle
Like many fellow yogis, Ariel first stepped onto her yoga mat hoping to seek inner peace and strength to cure her mind and body. Now, with over 1,200 hours of teacher training under her belt, she is a familiar face at high-profile yoga events. The Lululemon ambassador also teaches The Lagree Fitness training classes at H-Kore. Scroll through her Instagram and you will be inspired and impressed by the veteran’s flexible yoga moves and perfectly-toned body.
6. Dan Kan @knowikan
With a coaching background in racquet sports and golf in Scotland prior to his move to Hong Kong, bilingual Dan now focuses on strength and conditioning. Having worked with some of the top gyms in the city – namely Ultimate Performance and Warrior Academy, he has recently become one of the brains behind the new fitness centre Goji Studios. Aside from gym selfies, Dan’s Instagram feed is filled with snapshots of his adorable new born son and his bulldog.
7. Lucia Tam @iamluuuchia
Originally from Canada, the former professional dancer co-founded BounceLimit Hong Kong, Asia’s first trampoline fitness studio. This vivacious fitness motivator has numerous qualifications under her belt – TRX, STOTT Pilates, ViPR and Schwinn cycling to name a few. When she is not showing off her moves on the trampoline, Lucia spends her time dancing outdoors and capturing moments with her dogs.
8. Sophia Khan @sophpowerlifts
Local gal Sophia is out here to inspire other women to powerlift and feel their best self. As someone who recovered from anorexia nervosa, Sophia is an inspiration to women and men of all ages. She has been powerlifting for about three years and a half and she has openly shared her experiences on her social media. She took part in the Hong Kong Powerlifting Federation’s HK Open 2021 and won 1st runner-up. You go, girl!
9. Susana Tsang @gogreengolean
Working as a pre and post natal personal trainer at Joint Dynamics, Susana has been promoting a healthy lifestyle on her Instagram since 2015. She regularly shares her workouts on her Instagram Stories and they make you want to hit the gym right away! She’s also an avid advocate for body positivity and plenty of her posts show how our body can change day in and day out (bloating is okay!).