Hong Kong, it’s time to get in shape! We’ve got the low-down on the best gyms and studios in the city to work on your fitness. Already got yourself a gym membership or looking for alternative ways to get in shape? Check out our guides to the best fitness passes, outdoor bootcamps and hiking trails for more ways to work up a sweat.
With nine gyms located around Hong Kong, Fitness First is a convenient gym offering a mix of different training from freestyle, dynamic movement training, group exercise classes, cardio and strength exercise plus one-on-one personal training for those who want a bit more help with their workout routine. Memberships start at $600-700 per month.
A well-known workout spot for many Hongkongers, Physical has 20 locations dotted around the city and has been around since 1986. In additon to the usual workout space, Physical also offers an impressive variety of classes from aerobics to Bollywood dancing, and also a range of yoga practices for those who want a bit of zen. Memberships start at $4,790 per year.
Pure Fitness may be on the higher end of the commercial gym pricing scale but is worth every penny, with nine comprehensive training spaces around Hong Kong. Each cleverly designed location is stacked with premium equipment for a range or different activities, including gymnastic and suspension stations, boxing rings, plus the world’s first 270-degree Immersive Fitness studio in the brand new California Tower branch. A unique range of classes are also offered at all locations from HIIT (high intensity interval training) to pilates and TRX classes. Memberships start at $1,999 per month.
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Anytime Fitness has gyms across the globe with three locations right here in Hong Kong. With a wide range of exercise equipment on hand plus personal trainers available for a one-on-one work out experience, this gym has a great supportive atmosphere for those who need a bit of fitness motivation. Your membership also allows you access to any of Anytme's 3000-plus worldwide locations. Memberships start at $518 per month.
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 a various additional programmes and intensive boot camps. For those looking for something a little more specific, UP also offers unique sessions like their bridal boot camp for eager brides-to-be. Classes start at $1,050 per session.
Get down and dirty with Raw Personal Training in Central. With over two floors of workout space, this boutique gym offers a range of fitness and lifestyle options beyond personal training, including fascial stretch therapy, biosignature modulation as well as informative nutritional advice by specialists from paleo experts Whole9. Because abs aren't made in the gym - they're made in the kitchen. Classes start at $850 per session.
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 otherin town, every class is tailored to your level in a fun, encouraging environment that promises results. From HIIT (high intensity interval training) to dedicated core classes, you’re guaranteed to be sore the next day – but of course, the good kind of sore. Classes start at $300 per session.
Head on over to Studio Fitness for a fun workout atmosphere that fuses hardcore fitness routines with an underground club vibe for an energetic experience unlike anywhere else. There’s no need to feel uncomfortable either, as the studio offers over 200 personalised workouts so there’s bound to be a workout to fit your lifestyle. Prices vary.
You’ll never get bored of your workout routine at H-Kore, who focus on sharing innovative fitness techniques from around the world right here in Hong Kong. Challenge yourself with inspirational coaching in their highly energetic studio where classes are capped at ten students, so each session can focus on one-on-one time with every participant. The studio is also home to a ‘Megaformer’ machine which can work over 600 muscles in just 45 minutes. Classes start at $350 per session.
It’s all about the boot camps at Hit45, which challenge participants with a mix of cardio, free weights and body weight 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! Classes start at $270 per session.
This women's only gym space was created by the founder of popular outdoor boot camp Bikini Fit, and offers women-specific health and fitness coaching in small group classes. Pherform also has an in-house doctor for clinical testing to help each and every person optimise their health and performance to their fullest. Classes start at $325 per session.
For those serious about making a full body and lifestyle change, Rizap offers a fully-integrated experience which includes private training with a personalised one-on-one exercise program, complemented with meal plans and dietary advice to help you reach your ultimate goals. You might want to save up for this one though, as it comes with a steep price tag, however the studio (which has come from Japan) has seen some amazing results from those who have stayed on course. Classes start at $3,000 per session.
For a well-balanced mix of intense workouts and a heathy dose of zen, Odinson is just the ticket. Offering personal training and yoga classes along with nutritional coaching, there’s something for everyone at this Sheung Wan space. Yoga classes range from the traditional Ashtanga series to acro-vinyasa and prenatal yoga, while intensive workout classes include total body conditioning, weight training and circuit programmes focused on building stamina and strength. Classes starting at $300 per session.
Visit Flex for a great variety of workout classes from pilates, yoga to barre classes 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 a healthy lifestyle from an early age. Prices vary.
CrossFit is all the rage these days, and usually consists of an intense strength and conditioning workout routine based on constant varied, functional movements executed at a high intensity level. Contrary to popular belief, it's not meant to be intimidating – anyone can take part, and that’s where Reebok 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. Classes start at $230 per session.
If you work or live around the Quarry Bay area, 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 program mixed with different body weight movements. Fitness Academy guarantees you’ll never have the same class twice, keeping classes exciting and energetic that you’ll definitely be coming back for more. Prices start at $2,800 per month.
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 could include squats, throwing, sprinting, pushing and pulling – you name it, they're doing it. Prices start at $1,200 per month.
Enter the state-of-the-art floor space of CrossFit 852 fitted with Rogue Fitness Olympic bars, over 1,000kg worth of weights and a wide range of workout equipment that can look 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. Prices starting at $1,500/12 sessions.
Get your sweat on at this 2,000 sq ft training space focused on metabolic conditioning and personal training for the best results. Along with a house full of top workout equipment, you can also test out their GHD and Assault AirBikes for maximum effect. Prices start at $2,500 per month.
Tried and tested, Costal Fitness is known for long-term success stories through challenging workouts, tests and ongoing feedback on specific areas of your fitness routine. Their progressive ‘energy system training’ model ensures continued development in all areas of training for the perfect winning formula. Pricing starts at $1,700 per month.
Feel like a true athlete at LRCF Fitness Box. Equipped with Rogue CrossFit facilities, learn Olympic level lifting, exercises and gymnastics to boot at this multi-purpose studio, which is also child and elderly-friendly offering a great space for everyone to get healthy. Classes start at $280 per session.
One of Hong Kong’s largest MMA and fitness centres, Impakt is your spot to learn everything from muay thai to kickboxing, Brazilian jiu jutsu to Kyokushin karate and MMA (mixed martial arts). From raw training, aerobic and anaerobic workouts, to strength and power training, each professional trainer is certified and ready to coach you to the best shape you’ll ever be in. Classes start at $250 per session or $1,200 per month.
Hit up this gym for their highly qualified team of professionals ready to kick you into shape – literally. From training courses on traditional muay thai, fighting tai chi to mixed martial arts, they also offer more fun alternatives including jazz, funk and K-pop dancing for those with a bit more rhythm. Prices vary.
Join JAB and learn everything from boxing, kickboxing to mixed martial arts and Brazilian jiu jitsu all in one convenient location. You’ll be set to hop into the ring in no time once you’re through with a few sessions in this fun workout environment. Classes start at $275 per session.
With six locations around Hong Kong, Epic has made a name for themselves as a place to workout in their premier fitness gym with access to top trainers who teach a range of different styles of martial arts and boxing. You can also join in-house yoga classes and CrossFit to switch it up every once in a while. Memberships start at $800 per month.
Learn the art of Muay Thai from the inside out at Abira, whose object is to teach the true concept of the practice as it can often be misunderstood as a rough, often violent activity. 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. Classes start at $230 per session.
One of the city’s top boxing gyms, DEF Boxing is home to Hong Kong’s very own professional boxer, Rex ‘The Wonder Kid’ Tso who has fought his way to the top to become our city's most decorated pro boxer. Train to the best of your ability whether you’re a serious boxer or just looking to get a great workout in. Classes start at $850 per session.
With a team of ten native Thai coaches, Swish is one of the most srious 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, with kids classes also available. Classes start at $150 per session.
With locations in Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai, 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. Classes start at $178 per session.
Check out Immortal Fitness for some of the best in MMA, but stay for their bootcamps and yoga classes. With a stunning view of Victoria Harbour, this luxe training environment will have you in shape in no time. Sharpen your MMA skills with under the watchful eye of some of the top trainers in the industry, who will test your physical capabilities and endurance making a tailored program just for you. Classes start at $180 per session or $1,200 per month.