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10 Best Workouts for Women in Hong Kong

By Jenny Leung 21 December 2017
With new yoga studios and fitness gyms popping up left, right, and everywhere, finding what suits you best can be overwhelming to say the least. Well look no further because we've rounded up some of the best places around Hong Kong for you ladies to get fit, feel healthy, and have some fun along the way!

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Get ready ladies because this one is not for the faint-hearted! Offering a range of classes catering for people with different goals, TORQ is an indoor cycling studio perfect for all. If you're looking to burn some serious calories using strategic cross training circuits, the TORQ-SWITCH class is what you need, but if you don't have time for a full-blown workout, try their SWITCH-TURBO class where a 35-minute high-intensity circuit training class will have you walking away feeling pumped and refreshed (that's if you can still feel your legs). TORQ, 3/F, Abdoolally House, 20 Stanley Street, Central, (+852) 2677 8623 Single class costs $280, monthly and class packages are available

2. Ariel Tang

Whether you're a well seasoned yogi or just starting to dip your toes into the wonderful world of yoga, Ariel Tang is your go-to woman. With years of yoga teaching under her belt, Ariel not only teaches, but also inspire her students to inject a dose of healthy living into their everyday lives. Now focusing her teachings on Yin Yoga, Yin Yang, and Jivamukti, Ariel offers a variation of classes from special healing group sessions to private yoga classes. She also teaches Lagree, the highly effective full-body workout, at H-Kore in Central, so make sure you go and check her out! Ariel Tang, visit Ariel's Facebook page for more information Single class costs $250, class packages are available

3. Velocity Studio

If you've been anywhere on the Internet lately, you would have seen the latest fitness craze of underwater workouts – luckily, Hong Kong always knows how to stay on top of trends. Velocity Studio is Hong Kong's very first solo Aquabike studio designed for women who get to cycle their way through the bubbling waves of water resistance inside individual private cabins. This wacky workout helps to tone your thighs, lift your buttocks, and effectively burn fat in just a half-hour session! There's also no membership fee so you can pick and choose any time slots that suit your busy schedule. Velocity Studio, 14/F, Oliv, 15-21 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, (+852) 2110 4460 Single session costs $485, session packages are available

4. Pherform

Do you feel more motivated when you're working out with a friend? How about when you're with a group of strong, fitness-inspired women? Pherform is the first women-only fitness studio in Hong Kong where a team of award-winning fitness trainers and coaches tailor every workout to every individual's specific needs. From an intense Rumble class where kickboxing comes into play, to Ignite classes where you can push through high-intensity workouts at your own pace, your bums and tums goals will be achieved in no time. Pherform, 2/F, Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham Street, Central, (+852) 2798 8824 Single class costs $325, monthly and class packages are available

5. Bounce Limit

This list would not be complete without mentioning Bounce Limit, Asia's first trampoline fitness studio located in Sheung Wan. With 20 individual mini-trampolines constructed into the floors of the studio space, you can bounce away to functional and body-weight classes such as TRX Bounce, Tabata Bounce, and Bounce Pilates. And you don't have to worry about having too much fun and feeling sore since these mini-rebounders can absorb up to 85% of any impact - perfect for those with aches and pains or any previous injuries.

Bounce Limit, The Pemberton, 13/F, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, (+852) 2441 0021 Single class costs $300, class packages are available

6. Aerial Arts Academy

In recent years, pole dancing has become increasingly more popular in Hong Kong, and is no longer just associated with adult-only seduction, but rather as a form of graceful and elegant art that requires ultimate strength and stamina. If you're just starting out, Aerial Arts Academy provides a variety of classes including Pole DanceAerial Hammock, and even Aerial Trapeze at all experience levels, so take a look at their four-week beginners course to get started on your aerial journey. Aerial Arts Academy, 16/F, Parkview Comercial Building, 9-11 Shelter Street, Causeway Bay, (+852) 2375 8088 G/F, Capri Building, 130 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, (+852) 2375 8088 3/F, Studio on Queens, 55 Queen's Road Central (Building Entrance at Li Yuen Street West), (+852) 2375 8088 Single class costs $200 - $300, credit and class packaged are available

7. Warrior Academy

Do justice to the phrase "Fight like a Girl"and put on those boxing gloves at Warrior Academy. What started out as just a Muay Thai only gym has now branched out and brought together martial arts, strength and conditioning, as well as nutrition and recovery all in one place. Within their broad category of class types, Warrior Academy provides a women only Killer Core class that exclusively allows you to work on those dream abs you've always wanted. Of course, nothing is stopping you from giving those martial arts classes a go too! Warrior Academy, 1/F, HK Plaza, 188 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, (+852) 2838 3878 Single class costs $250, monthly and class packages are available

8. XYZ

Having only been around for a couple of years, XYZ has quickly established its name within the fitness world of Hong Kong. Although XYZ only features three main types of classes, it's as effective and efficient as ever, offering an intense 50-minute revitalising session called Born to Move, a steadier paced cycle ride Grow Young, and Buddy Ride which allows riders to bring along a friend for free. Now there's no reason for you not to get cycling! XYZ, 2/F, New World Tower II, 18 Queen's Road Central, Central, (+852) 2865 0999 Single class costs $350, class packages are available

9. Flex Studio

Flex Studio is the mother of all fitness studios, with its huge timetable of jam-packed classes, which allow you to take part in whatever suits your busy schedule. The Xtend Barre class is especially one to highlight as it's a low-impact, full-body workout that draws inspiration from basic ballet movements, helping you to achieve a firm, sculpted dancer-like body. Besides from having an endless list of classes for kids, teens, and adults, they also provide regular workshops and physiotherapy sessions that can help treat injuries, chronic pains, and relieve any discomfort. Flex Studio3/F, Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham Street, Central, (+852) 2813 2399 Shops 308-310, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, (+852) 2813 2212 Single class costs $300 - $320, class packages are available

10. Hula Hooping

Hula hoop your way to health and happiness with Hong Kong's first hooping company, Turning Circles. Strengthening your core, toning your arms, and developing strong, slender shoulders, this alternative al fresco workout is now a popular sport in the city thanks to hula hoop pro, Emma Brown. Under her guidance, you will begin by mastering the art of whipping hoops from your waist up to one hand, before pulling all sorts of impressive stunts that look amazing on camera! Classes and courses are held in Tamar Park, or under the cover of Pier 10 if the weather is protesting. And if you're on the lookout for an alternative celebration, whether it's a hen do, kids' party, or a grown-up birthday bash, then a private hooping session is sure to get the fun flowing. Turning Circles, Tamar Park, (+852) 5324 7473 8 week course costs $1,120, 12 week course costs $1,680
Read more! Check out the 8 Drop-in Yoga Classes in Hong Kong or All You Need to Know About Sport Cycling in Hong Kong.

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Jenny Leung

Senior editor

Born in Hong Kong and raised in the UK, Jenny grew up with the best of both worlds. She loves just about anything to do with music and doesn’t shy away from belting out a tune or two when it comes to karaoke. If she’s not out and about exploring the city and practising her photography skills, she’s probably tucked up in bed with a book or glued to her laptop doing her online shopping.