Posted by Ed 40 days ago

One of the most pressing health challenges all over the world today is preventing diseases caused by obesity and being overweight. In Hong Kong, there are a number of gyms and fitness studios that feature an array of methods on losing weight and keeping healthy.

From those that offer high-octane cardio workouts to eclectic yoga sessions, there is always a fitness club you can join just around the corner. But while there are many health clubs in Hong Kong, finding the perfect one that fits your lifestyle can prove to be quite difficult.

Prior to signing up for membership at a gym or fitness studio, you would want to assess what sort of workout intensity you’d want to engage yourself in first.

Determining whether you’d want to shed those extra pounds, add muscle, or simply learn basic meditatation as your starting phase to get into your program. Once you know how you’d like to shape up, browse through this list of the 25 best gyms and fitness studios in Hong Kong and pick one that can help you realize the best version of yourself.

Anytime Fitness. With over 3,000 studios all over the world, Anytime Fitness is your best choice for traditional one-on-one workouts with qualified personal trainers to guide you as you break a sweat. The gym also features a good number of exercise equipment that target various muscle areas, and fosters a community that supports one another even outside the gym. Signing up gives you access to their 10 locations in Hong Kong as well as those located abroad. The best part of it all is that every gym is open to health enthusiasts 24/7.

House of Fitness. Giving its users one of the most unique experiences in fitness, this studio boasts ambient lighting that matches upbeat music for more intense cardio and strength workouts. It also offers classes in boxing, HIIT, and other high-intensity sessions for those who are looking to gain muscles while toning their bodies. House of Fitness is located right at the heart of Sheung Wan.

Coastal Fitness Performance Training. Popular for its ‘Energy System Training’ model, this fitness club in North Point is one of the best choices for those who are looking for long-term programs. Coastal Fitness utilizes various physical challenges that aim to improve target areas of your body. Sign up for strength and conditioning classes, or improve your form with their functional gymnastics program. This fitness club can also teach you the essentials on proper dieting via its eight-week nutritional coaching course.

XP Fitness Hub. No matter what fitness level you’re in, XP Fitness Hub at the heart of Central offers new and fun ways to get in shape. Use your own body weight to train muscles with their 4D PRO Bungee, or engage in a low-impact rebound aerobics class called Kangoo Jumps. This fitness club is also considered as one of the best in Hong Kong with its excellent roster of professional instructors and facilities.

Crossfit 852.  With its 1,200 square feet floor space, this Central fitness studio gives you access to Rogue Fitness Olympic barbells and more than 1,000kg of weights. Fitness experts offer a wide-array of customised classes for any fitness level including 8 sessions of WOD classes daily. Many commend the studio’s friendly and supportive staff, which is reason enough to put Crossfit 852 at the top of your list.

LIGHTS//OUT. Re-opening this July in its new location at Sheung Wan, this one-of-a-kind fitness center brings the nightclub boxing trends of the West to Hong Kong. Members will surely get their fill of boxing workouts as a fitness concept that complements the studio’s party vibe and upbeat music. With a good run at their Tin Hau studio, the rebirth of LIGHTS//OUT will surely be promising to many fitness and health enthusiasts.

Def Boxing. As the go-to gym of Hong Kong boxing champion Rex ‘The Wonder Kid’ Tso, this top boxing studio in Sheung Wan is not only for those who really want to get into the sport but also for those who are looking for great workouts in the ring. Open to members since 2002, Def Boxing will mold you into shape while relieving your stress from a long day’s work through well-tailored boxing sessions with the guidance of a personal coach.

Defin8 Fitness. This studio in Central developed by fitness pro Trixie Velez concentrates on calorie-burining through its numerous programs. Anchored on great energy and heartpounding music, you will surely get into the groove easily with Define8 Fitness's TRX Circuit, FatBurn, AbsBlaze, and Defin8 Barre classes. Sign up quickly as slots get filled up quite fast.

Fitness Academy. One of the best gyms in Quarry Bay is Fitness Academy with its 60-minute light cardio session that progresses to a more designed workout program. The CrossFit boutique promises exciting classes that will get you energized and in shape in no time regardless of what age group you’re in. Join an inclusive and committed community that even offers you a personal coach for life.

Amico Studio. For those looking for an excellent yoga, dance, and health studio in Wan Chai, Amico Studio offers well-designed programs to help you find your proper balance and inner peace. This studio fosters wellness and channels your positive energy to improve your entire being-- mind, body and soul. Sign up for their hot flow yoga, Zumba, Latin or Ballroom dance classes, and Pilates sessions now.

Fitness Bee. Exclusively designed for women who want to break their daily routines with an intensity training session, this new gym located at the heart of Causeway Bay also offers aerial yoga, circuit training, and HIIT sessions. Fitness Bee's group classes are as impressive as they are exensive. With experts in thump boxing, yoga, cardio combat, deep stretch, and more, you can never go wrong with this fitness studio.

Crossfit Cavaliers. Located in Shek Tong Tsui, this 2,500-square foot training space focuses on matabolic conditioning and personal training. Members get to use a wide-array of top-of-the-line equipment, plus the gym’s GHD and Assualt AirBikes for more calorie-burning sessions. As Kenny Town’s first CrossFit box, Crossfit's Cavaliers promises to give you great results with their intelligent workout programs and nutritional guidance.

Fitness First. Fitness First members never need to worry of not being able to work out as there are nine branches in Hong Kong they can go to. Aside from the conveinience, this global fitness brand offers a mix of freestyle and dynamic movement programs, plus group and cardio excercises to boot. Personal trainers are on hand to coach you one-on-one so you can target specific areas of your body. As one of the leaders in fitness all over the world, Fitness First can surely help you achieve your body goals.

The Studio by Jab. You can be in your most excellent form by integrating the elements of Mixed Martial Arts with the expert help provided by The Studio by Jab in Central. Whether you’re looking to try out boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, yoga, or dance, this studio’s expert therapists and consultants won’t let you down. By improving your technique and flexibility with strength and speed training, The Studio by Jab will give you a full-body challenge that will keep you burning your calories.

Flex Studio. From Pilates to Barre, this fitness club in Aberdeen helps you with your flexibility, body toning, and strengthening goals. Offering a number of physical classes that are designed to improve your conditioning, you can also rely on the studio’s physical therapy services. If you’re a parent who has kids, bring them along to Flex Studio so they’ll know the importance of health and wellness early via the studio’s kiddie programs.

Aerial Arts Academy. This Causeway Bay studio is one of the household names in pole dancing and aerial arts in Hong Kong. The studio employs international trainers who are versed in multiple disciplines and are licensed professionals. Work with advanced equipment and develop new skills by trying out such workouts as hoop, silk, aerial hammock, flyoga, and acrocircus, all exclusive at the Aerial Arts Academy.

H-Kore. You can mix up your workout routines at H-Core with the latest fitness techniques from all over the world. Coaches here will inspire you with one-on-one sessions as well as in the studio’s over 150 group classes. Another must-try is H-Kore’s Magaformer equipment that works your entire muscle areas in 45 minutes. Enroll in such programs as Megakore, Circuitkore, or Kettlekore series in any of the studio’s branches in Central and Quarry Bay.

The Studio, Sai Kung. If you’re looking to improve your wellbeing, then The Studio, Sai Kung is the right place for you. Join in the studio’s full range of classes in yoga, TRX, Zumba, and Pilates and make sure you try out their monthly Yamuna Body Rolling workshop for a unique wellness experience. For women who are either eating for two or have recently given birth,The Studio, Sai Kung also offers pre and post-natal yoga sessions to keep you in shape without any strenuous exercises.

Hit 45. The name for this Central gym stands for High Intensity Training for 45 minutes and signing up for the club gets you mixing cardio, weights, and body weight trainings that will get you in top form much faster that your traditional workout programs. And if you are one who values the environment, you’ll be glad to know that Hit 45's treadmills run on your physical strength rather than electricity. You can’t get more innovative than that!

Torq. Another Central gym worth checking out is Torq which features a team of fitness professionals who can help you solve your body’s problem areas. Get in shape with Torq-Cycle a different type of spin class that varies its intesity levels to develop both mind and body. Torq-Swith on the other hand is a more calorie-burning, cross-training workout that utilizes both your body weight and equipment. After your intensity workouts, you can cool down with Torq-Release that stretches your muscles out for a relaxing finish.

Impakt. This fitness centre in Central is one of your best choices to learn a variety of MMA styles. From Muay Thai to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Impakt incorporates an elite and disciplined training routine for its students, as guided by professional trainers who are also experts in sports medicine. Don’t be intimidated if you’re a beginner as the gym also offers various crossfit programs at any fitness level.

XYZ. If indoor cycling is your thing and would go for a rather unconventional workout session, then XYZ in Central is the place to be. This fitness theater focuses on elevating your energy levels to relieve yourself of stress and burn calories, in a neon-filled dark room blasting with infectious rhythms that will get you pumping. With high-intesity cycling sessions, XYZ will surely leave you breathless but defintely satisfied.

Joint Dynamics. As Hong Kong’s first multidisciplinary wellness studio, Joint Dynamics in Central has a spacious gym that offers personal trainings and group classes. What it is most known for though is how it provides its members physiotherapy and manual therapy solutions, and how is staff educates them on injury prevention. The studio also treats physical movement problems by offering clinical solutions and massages. With eight clinic rooms in its studio, this gym can always provide the one-on-one help you need.

Pherform. This women-only gym located in Lan Kwai Fong, is your go-to place for excellent health and fitness coaching. Sessions are carried out in small groups to give each member quality time with their trainers. Class types range from strength trainings, sculpting, boxing, spinning, and stretching among others. Pherform also employs doctors who are always on-hand for those who wish to undergo clinical tests.

Physical Fitness and Beauty. This fitness and yoga studio is well known all over Hong Kong for its reputation as an expert in aerobics, dance, and yoga. With studios in Sai Wan, Central, Wan Chai, Causebay Bay, and Tai Koo, Kornhill Physical Dance and Beauty offers personal training, Bollywood dancing workshops, yoga sessions, Tai-Chi, Stretching, and spinning classes. You may sign up for monthly or annual memberships in this award-winning fitness brand.

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ChristopherAndrews 12 days ago
Any comment on Goji Studio?

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