Hong Kong may be small, but the former British colony and gateway to the East packs in an array of sophisticated fitness and emerging health offerings for busy locals and travellers. Firstly, there’s the diverse range of outdoor fitness options that take in the iconic scenery: from challenging runs with breathtaking views along the harbour, peaks and historic roads, to some spectacular climbs on Little Tung Lung Chau island. With an emerging clean eating scene and home to state-of-the-art, innovative fitness centres, such as the Pure Chain of luxury Health Clubs and the sleek nightclub-inspired cycle studio, XYZ the island is no longer short of feel good activity.
When a fitness centre focuses on one thing, it allows it to do it really well. Such as is the case with XYZ, a spin studio concept in central Hong Kong based on the new wave of indoor cycling. Nicknamed the “covert cave,” this sleek, immaculately maintained studio provides everything you need for a high intensity interval workout. To house their 45 bikes, XYZ have gone for a club vibe with an impressive sound system. Towels, lockers, Look Cleats, padded gel seats and spin shoes are all provided, but remember to bring your own water – you’re going to need it!
With five locations spread across Hong Kong and opening hours from 6am - midnight, Pure offer a convenient option for busy Hong Kongese and ex-pats who are on the move. Technology infused centres are high-end, sleek and functional. Over 20 types of cardio equipment are available, allowing you work on a range of routines, from extreme incline training, recumbent biking and rowing. Pure features a dedicated boxing ring and, if you’re interested in some weight work, an Olympic lifting platform. Classes include functional group training, boot camp, yoga, Pilates and a private training studio, for some tailored one-on-one attention.
Pinnacle Performance is a membership focussed gym with a holistic approach to staying active and healthy, from classes to dietary planning. They offer an athletic track, performance suite (for some heavy lifting), as well as a good range of resistance equipment, alongside conditioning equipment like rowing machines and spin bikes. There are also suspension and body weight options with ropes and rings, allowing you to work on your movement and balance. Pinnacle’s underlying philosophy is that we’re all athletes, with our own challenges and goals, and they aim to replicate the attention a professional would receive to help you reach your targets.