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.
The ultimate Hong Kong gym guide
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.
A well-known workout spot for many Hongkongers, Physical has loads of 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 around $4,790 per year but, depending on how long you sign up for, you can barter a monthly price for around $400 a month.
Pure Fitness may be on the higher end of the commercial gym pricing scale (memberships start at $888 a month) 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.
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Anytime Fitness has gyms across the globe with seven locations right here in Hong Kong (and two more on the way). With a wide range of exercise equipment on hand plus personal trainers available for a one-on-one workout 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 the company's 3000-plus worldwide locations.
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 its bridal boot camp for eager brides-to-be.
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.
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 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.
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.
You’ll never get bored of your workout routine at H-Kore, its focus on sharing innovative fitness techniques from around the world right here in Hong Kong. Challenge yourself with inspirational coaching in its 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.
It’s all about the boot camps at Hit45, challenging 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!