A strong core can unlock a plethora of health benefits, including better balance, coordination and posture while simultaneously reducing back pain. The muscles that make up our core – including our abdominals, obliques and the muscles surrounding our spine – form the fundamental link between our upper and lower body, and thus underpin almost every movement we make. This could be something as simple as tying our shoes and doing household chores to more intense physical activities such as sports or running. Give some core-stabilising and abdominal-focused exercises a try and see how you feel after a few weeks! Topfit Hong Kong offers their pilates-inspired abdominal-shaping class Absfocus, where a series of dynamic routines sculpt core muscles, enhance core strength and build endurance. Meanwhile, Pure Fitness’ Power Abs combines a concentrated hit of abdominal workouts with their Roller Release class, where you can massage away tight knots while working on improving overall flexibility.
Where to do it:
Absfocus at Topfit
3/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington St, Central
Power Abs at Pure Fitness
15/F, Lee Theatre Plaza, 99 Percival Street, Causeway Bay