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The best gyms in Hong Kong

Head to the best fitness centres, gyms, and studios to work up a sweat

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Time Out Hong Kong
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With Hong Kong gyms and fitness studios reopening, it's time to break out of that social restriction slump. Thankfully, there's plenty of options. From smaller boutique gyms to multi-functional and multi-branch fitness studios – it's time to get your sweat on!

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Hong Kong’s best gyms and fitness studios

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  • Gyms and fitness centres
  • Mong Kok

This 24-hour Mong Kok gym is the city’s only Holofit Functional Traning Zone, meaning the studio is decked out with all sorts of fancy high-tech equipment, taking your average workout to a whole new level – imagine a mash-up between Twister and Dance Dance Revolution – complete with a 4D indoor spinning studio. 4ward Fitness also offers an array of small group classes including, K-pop Dance. 

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  • Mong Kok

Learn the true art of Muay Thai at Abira, whose object is to teach the true concept of the practice, which is often misunderstood as nothing more than a rough and violent martial art. You'll be learning from the best in the business, too, with classes run by professional fighters who have won many competitions around the world.

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  • Sai Ying Pun

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Anytime Fitness has gyms across the globe with 10 locations right here in Hong Kong. With a wide range of exercise equipment plus personal trainers available for one-on-one workouts, this gym has a tremendously supportive atmosphere for those who desire external motivation. Your membership also allows you access to any of the company’s 3,000-plus worldwide locations.

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  • Central

This homegrown Hong Kong barre studio offers classes in barre, pilates, pre-natal, and post-natal fitness. Barre aims to activate muscles through detailed movements while offering fast and long-lasting results. The studio also offers barre training for group classes and private sessions.

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  • Hong Kong Island

The tried-and-true Coastal Fitness provides targeted coaching and progressive training programs in a community-first setting. They offer CrossFit and strength and conditioning group classes along with Olympic weightlifting and gymnastics. A renowned Strength and Conditioning facility not only in Hong Kong but in Asia, they offer something for everyone regardless of whether you’re brand new to fitness, just want to look good naked, or are an elite athlete looking to take things to the next level. 

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  • Central

Entering the state-of-the-art floor space at CrossFit 852, fitted with Rogue Fitness Olympic bars, over 1,000kg worth of weights and a wide range of workout equipment, can be intimidating to many. Fear not, the well-thought-out and customised classes are made to keep you challenged and on your toes. You’ll never feel better. The friendly staff and community will make you want to return. 

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  • Gyms and fitness centres
  • Shek Tong Tsui

Sure, the hype over CrossFit might’ve simmered down a little but the quality of CrossFit Asphodel remains as strong as ever. CrossFit is all about an intense strength and conditioning workout routine based on constantly varied, functional movements executed at high-intensity. Contrary to popular belief, it's not meant to be intimidating – anyone can take part, and that’s where CrossFit Asphodel comes into the picture. Mixing up elements of track and field, gymnastics and weightlifting, the routines here can be scaled to any level to make a fun workout that provides results.

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  • Shek Tong Tsui

Proud to be Kennedy Town’s first CrossFit studio (even if it’s really in neighbouring Shek Tong Tsui), get your sweat on at this 2,000 square foot training space focused on metabolic conditioning and personal training. Along with a house full of top workout equipment, you can also test out its GHD and Assault AirBikes for the maximum workout. Plus, you can take advantage of all the great Kennedy Town restaurants once you’re done. 

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  • Sai Ying Pun

A whirlwind of a workout, CrossFit Typhoon is dedicated to developing the health and fitness stamina of all its members with functional movement patterns that take their cues from real-life scenarios. A workout session here (whether it be boot camps or personal training) could include squats, throwing, sprinting, pushing and pulling – you name it, they're doing it. It offers free trial classes and easy drop-in sessions if you’re not looking to commit as well. 

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  • Gyms and fitness centres
  • Sai Ying Pun

One of the city’s top boxing gyms, DEF Boxing is home to Hong Kong’s very own world champion boxer, Rex ‘The Wonder Kid’ Tso, who has fought his way to the top to become our city's most decorated professional boxer. Train to the best of your ability whether you’re a serious pugilist or just looking to get a great workout in.

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  • Causeway Bay

The Causeway Bay fitness community of F45 in Hong Kong comes from the same popular fitness franchise, which combines 45-minute HIIT workouts and functional training, that was founded in Australia. The popular chain now covers over 45 countries across the world including Australia, North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. The facilities here include all the weights and equipment you need, along with fresh towels, drinking water, and showers, making it one of the most straight forward, and efficient, fitness programmes to follow.

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  • Quarry Bay

If you live or work around Quarry Bay, this CrossFit studio is a must-try. The 60-minute session here starts off with a warm-up of light cardio then moves on to a specifically designed programme mixed with different bodyweight movements. Fitness Academy guarantees you’ll never have the same class twice, ensuring your classes stay exciting and energetic, so you’ll definitely keep coming back for more.

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  • Causeway Bay

For busy bees out there who like to mix up your routine on the regular, Fitness Bee might just be the one for you. Newly opened in 2018, Fitness Bee is a female-only gym conveniently located in Causeway Bay. Thanks to its impressive variety of classes that range from low-intensity ones like aerial yoga and deep stretch to mid- to high-intensity options such as HIIT (high-intensity interval training) and circuit training, exercising has never been more accessible.

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  • Causeway Bay

With nine gyms located around Hong Kong, Fitness First is a convenient gym offering a mix of different training regimes, including freestyle, dynamic movement training, group exercise classes, cardio and strength exercises. There’s one-on-one personal training for those who want a bit more help with their workout routine.

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  • Aberdeen

Visit Flex for a great variety of workout classes, from pilates to barre, each focused on improving one’s flexibility and strength. This studio also has physical therapy services on hand for those who need a bit of conditioning and offers after-school programmes for kids to encourage them to have a healthy lifestyle from an early age.

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  • Gyms and fitness centres
  • Central

You’ll never get bored of your workout routine at H-Kore thanks to its focus on sharing innovative fitness techniques from around the world. Challenge yourself with inspirational coaching in its highly energetic studio setting where classes are capped at 10 students, so each session you get some one-on-one time with the trainer. The studio is also home to a ‘Megaformer’ machine, which can work more than 600 muscles in just 45 minutes.

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  • Central

It’s all about the boot camps at Hit45, which challenges participants with a mix of cardio, free weights and bodyweight exercises to burn fat and tone the body. The studio also houses unique, environmentally-friendly treadmills, which run on your own power while working more muscles in the body. We like the sound of that!

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  • Gyms and fitness centres
  • Central

One of Hong Kong’s largest MMA and fitness centres, Impakt is your spot to learn everything from Muay Thai or kickboxing to Brazilian jiu-jitsu or MMA. Whatever training regime you decide on, each professional trainer is certified and ready to coach you to the best shape you’ll ever be in.

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Joint Dynamics
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  • Gyms and fitness centres
  • Central

Claiming to be Hong Kong's first multidisciplinary health and wellness studio, Joint Dynamics provides physiotherapy, manual therapy and personal training, as well as a bespoke approach to the prevention and treatment of movement impairments and injury. Aside from its eight clinic rooms for physiotherapy and massage, there’s a large gym space for one-on-one personal training and intelligent movement-based group classes like MSS Movement for optimal mobility and stability training. 

  • Sport and fitness
  • Yoga and Pilates
  • Admiralty

Located in the trendy Tai Ping Shan neighbourhood on the sleepy streets above Sheung Wan, Kita Yoga is a boutique yoga studio that offers small group yoga sessions for those searching for a dynamic practice. Beginners can opt for Kita Yoga’s foundation classes, while advanced programmes are available for more confident students. Classes can be booked at a drop-in rate or in bulk-bought packages. Private classes can also be accommodated on request.

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Lights//Out
  • Sport and fitness
  • Boxing and kickboxing
  • Sheung Wan

One of HK's newest immersive boxing clubs, Lights//Out is taking boxing classes to the next level. A concept gym driven by music and inspired by nightclub boxing trends, it delivers a unique high-intensity boxing and fitness workout in a party-style atmosphere with immersive lighting, energising soundtracks and visual cues that are projected onto the walls. That’s not all, though. Instead of sandbags, their classes make use of aqua punching bags for a more efficient full-body workout. Who needs to go clubbing when you have this? 

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  • Gyms and fitness centres
  • Central

No, that's not a typo. Pherform (the h is apparently silent to fit ‘her’) is a female-only gym space created by the founder of popular outdoor boot camp Bikini Fit. It offers women-specific strength and conditioning training across strength and power, high-intensity cardio, metabolic conditioning, and isolated hypertrophy workouts, all with personalised coaching in small group classes.

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  • Tsim Sha Tsui

A well-known workout spot for many Hongkongers, Physical has loads of locations dotted around the city and has been around since 1986. In addition to the usual workout spaces, Physical also offers an impressive variety of classes from aerobics to Bollywood dancing and a range of yoga practices for those who want a bit of zen. 

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  • Soho

Another chain gym that needs little introduction. Pure Fitness may be at the higher end of the commercial gym pricing scale, but it’s worth every penny, with nine comprehensive training spaces around Hong Kong. Each cleverly designed location is stacked with premium equipment for a range of different activities, including gymnastics and suspension stations, boxing rings, plus the world’s first 270-degree Immersive Fitness™ studio in the California Tower branch. A unique range of classes is also offered at all locations, ranging from HIIT to pilates to TRX.

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  • Causeway Bay

With a team of 10 native Thai coaches, Swish is one of the most authentic Muay Thai gyms in town. What the gym might lack in size it more than makes up for in its dedication to a small number of students where you get the best one-on-one experience every time. Kids classes are also available if you want to get your little ones involved too.

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  • Central

Hit the floor at this elite fitness space that's fitted out with just about everything you could ever imagine. Offering guests a curated experience like no other in town, every class is tailored to your custom level in a fun, encouraging environment that promises results. From HIIT to dedicated core classes, you’re guaranteed to be sore the next day – but the good kind of sore. 

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  • Central

If you truly have a passion for fitness, this place is for you. Ultimate Performace is home to a number of world-class personal trainers plus various additional programmes and intensive boot camps. For those looking for something a little more specific, UP also offers unique sessions like its bridal boot camp for eager brides-to-be.

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  • Gyms and fitness centres
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

With locations in Tsim Sha Tsui, Wan Chai and Kowloon Bay, Wunique is a one-stop destination for all your boxing needs. Practice makes perfect, and there’s no better place to start than in the gym founded by Master Heung Pak-wing, Hong Kong's first Muay Thai world champion. The great facilities offered here include a full range of boxing equipment, boxing ring, weights, and pads, with a wide range of martial arts classes on offer, as well as aerial yoga and convenient lunchtime combat sessions.

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  • Gyms and fitness centres
  • Central

Cycling routes in Hong Kong are located in New Territories for the most part. XYZ Indoor Cycling Studio, situated on Queen's Road Central, provides an accessible alternative for those who are based on Hong Kong Island but are still keen on a biking experience. Though your experience will be indoors, it will not be any less exciting, thanks to the neon-lit biking area, and a rhythmic playlist to keep your adrenaline pumping throughout your cardio session.

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  • Sheung Wan

Boasting two locations in Sheung Wan, Yoga BamBam is one of the hippest places to have a stretch at. A wide selection of traditional and creative classes are available here including aerial yoga (silks or hammock) and yoga with basic Cantonese for expats. No membership fee is required, all you need is to sign up for an online account, book a class, and then bam (or bambam)  you’re in. 

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