Tired of doing the same YouTube home workouts for the past year? From nightclub boxing to kangaroo dancing, here is a roundup of the most unique workouts in Hong Kong for you to move your body a bit differently this summer, come rain or shine.
Aquabiking at Velocity Aquabike Studio
If you think that it is impossible to get a massage and a workout done at the same time, it is time to grab your swimsuit and go aquabiking at Velocity Aquabike Studio! Hong Kong’s first solo aquabike studio, Velocity offers state-of-the-art solo Jacuzzi aquabikes designed and engineered in France. Put metal to the pedal and tone your lower body while hydro-massage jets blast away cellulite through boosting blood and lymphatic drainage. Opt for their signature 30-minute solo aquabike session for an effortlessly effective burn, and extend your session with a 30-minute Japanese infrared sauna session to relax and detox.
14/F, Oliv, 15-21 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay; velocitystudio.hk
Nightclub boxing at LIGHTS//OUT Boxing Club
Think fight club, but in a nightclub. Strap on your gloves and box your woes away under colourful flashing lights at LIGHTS//OUT Boxing Club. Warning: despite the energetic tunes blasting in the background, this will not feel like your regular happy hour! The 50-minute long boxing sessions are structured to, quite literally, pack a punch. The LIGHTS//OUT Classic alternates between eight rounds of aqua bag boxing and floor HIIT stations, ensuring that you are worked from top to bottom while getting your part.
11/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Road, Sheung Wan; lightsouthk.com
Holofit at 4ward Fitness
Anyone addicted to competing with their friends on Nintendo Switch will thrive at Holofit. Exclusive to 4ward Fitness, Holofit is all the rage these days because of its interactive video game-esque nature. Workout stations are lit by interactive LED lights that change to guide the positions of your hands and feet as you plank and lunge your way through it all. Electronic performance trackers are strapped onto your wrist to track your heart rate and the statistics will be projected on a big screen in front of you as you complete your circuits. The top 5 performers will be ranked, as if you’re an avatar in a digital game.
2/F, MPM Plaza, 11 Nelson Street, Mong Kok; 4wardfitness.com.hk
Kangaroo Dance at XP Fitness Hub
We’ve all done frog squats in the gym, but have you done Kangaroo Dancing? Grove to the music at XP Fitness Hub in special “Kangaroo Jump” rebound shoes. Designed to absorb shock, these rebound shoes reduce impact to your joints, assisting rehabilitation while still adding an extra bounce to your step. For those looking for some family fun, this aerobic workout is suitable for all ages and fitness levels!
4/F Li Dong Building, No.9 Li Yuen Street East, Central; xpfitnesshub.hk
KITA Flow at The Upper House
Find sanctuary in the middle of the bustling city with community-driven wellness network KITA at The Upper House. The KITA Yoga team will take residence in the luxury hotel’s 49th floor Sky Lounge this summer until 31 August. Clear your mind and strengthen your body through the grounding but dynamic sequences of their signature KITA Flow. For those who prefer a more breath-centered practice, slow down and lift the weight off your shoulders through KITA Mellow.
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong; kita-yoga.com
Bungee Workout at Grand Jeté Hong Kong
If you’ve ever wanted to try bungee jumping or miss the feeling of doing so, the Bungee Workout at Grand Jeté Hong Kong gives you the same gravity-defying sensation. As the name suggests, the HIIT workout is done wearing a harness, attaching you to a bungee cord that suspends you from the ceiling. Due to resistance from the straps, every move is harder on the legs and the core, ensuring your body gets toned while you fly.
Unit 903, Port 33, 33 Tseuk Luk Street, San Po Kong; grandjetedancecenter.com
Megakore at H-Kore
For a high-intensity but low-impact workout, step on a Megaformer machine in one of H-Kore’s Megakore lagree fitness class. Over the past few years, lagree fitness has taken the world by storm for bringing together bodybuilding techniques with pilates. Slow and controlled reps on the Megaformer are not only beneficial for injury rehabilitation, but also strengthens the body with a focus on form.
3/F Emperor Commercial Centre, 39 Des Voeux Road, Central; h-kore.com
CreditLead image: 4ward Fitness