November 09, 2018
Whether you're in Hong Kong for business or pleasure, there's no need to let your workout slide. The city is spoilt for choice when it comes to places to work out.
Dervla Louli and her crack team of experts at Compare Retreats have tried and tested the city's best workout spots so you can cut through the faff of finding one that works for you. Here's part one of our Hong Kong fitness guide with our top picks of yoga, reformer, Pilates and barre studios.
This internationally certified studio uses the BarreAmped technique, a combo between dance and Pilates designed to make you feel the burn—but those toned arms will be oh-so-worth-it. The 50-minute sessions also promise to deliver better posture, accelerated metabolism and improved flexibility. Classes are divided by skill level and may involve cardio, suspension straps or even a trampoline. Funky.
4/F, Cheung Hing Commercial Building, 37 Cochrane Street, Central | +852 9688 www.barre2barre.com
Hong Kong’s premier spa and urban retreat offers more than massages that make you go ‘ahhh’. The zen wellness haven also doubles as a yoga and Pilates studio, featuring world-class specialists. The yoga programme, one of the most comprehensive in the city, includes Hatha Ashtanga Vinyasa and Mysore styles. After honing your downward dog, make time for a spa treatment or a restorative mani-pedi at PEDI:MANI:CURE Studio by Bastien Gonzalez. That brilliant view over Central is the best post-workout treat.
The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central | +852 2132 0011 www.mandarinoriental.com
If you’re looking to raise your Reformer Pilates game, you really can’t go wrong with a class here. The only Lagree Fitness studio in the city, H-Kore is equipped with Megaformer machines specialising in low-impact movements that challenge and engage every muscle in your body—all in the span of 45 minutes. The new Quarry Bay location also features high-intensity CircuitKore, and more relaxing and strengthening YogaKore sessions. Classes can be purchased by session or in packages, but we bet you’ll return after witnessing the magic for yourself.
3/F, Emperor Commercial Centre, 39 Des Voeux Road, Central | +852 2441 9000
12/F Dorset House Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay | +852 3107 1144 h-kore.com
This boutique studio impresses with a bright and airy space, lovely Central views and eco-friendly sensibilities. The real draw here is the anti-gravity yoga class—a full-body workout that involves lots of twisting, swinging and supporting yourself while being flipped upside down. After channeling your inner acrobat, rest and recharge with a veggie toast at The Study, the Scandi-chic cafe connected to the studio.
5/F, LKF29, 29 Wyndham Street, Central | +852 9855 7693 www.thepracticegroup.com
Desperate to get into shape? Make a beeline to Flex, a luxury studio offering Reformer Pilates, Cadillac machines, yoga, barre, aerial yoga and cardio-strength classes. The FLEXtreme programme is the star of the show, with three intensive class modules focusing on weight loss, toning and strength building respectively. Co-founder and Pilates extraordinaire Heather Thomas Shabali guarantee to make your muscles sore, in all the right ways.
3/F & 4/F, Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham Street, Central | +852 2813 2399
308- 310, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang | +852 2813 2212 flexhk.com
This charming yoga studio is founded by Nikita Ramchandani, a banker-turned-yogi hailing from New York. With a holistic yoga approach in mind, the studio’s offerings range from more advanced vinyasa flow classes to a mellow, candlelit practice. The intimate setting, with classes capping at 12 people, allows the skilled group of instructors to provide detailed guidance.
1 U Lam Terrace, Sheung Wan | +852 5323 1978 www.kita-yoga.com
If you want strong arms and sculpted abs, WeBarre is where you head to get those results. Its signature multi-level workout class is a dynamic sweat session incorporating ballet, yoga, pilates, and strength training to challenge your entire body and get it into shape. Those hoping to dabble in barre can try the WeBarre Fundamental classes, while the HIIT sessions are perfect for pushing your limits. Ready, set, squat.
13/F, Hilltop Plaza, 49 Hollywood Road, Central | +852 2310 0008 www.webarre.com/hk
LUXE has partnered with Dervla and Compare Retreats on a curated edit of the best wellness spas, studios and salons in Hong Kong. For the complete list...
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