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The Best Boutique Gyms, Fitness Centres & Personal Trainers in Hong Kong


Hong Kong's fitness scene has skyrocketed in the last few years. As more of us become aware of the importance of healthy eating and keeping fit, there has also been a rise in gyms, fitness centres and personal trainers – boutique and commercial. Pretty much no matter where you are in Hong Kong, there's a fitness option to get your sweat on. Add these spots to your exercise list to experience a mix of workouts that will keep you pumped throughout the day.

Offering tailored personal training programmes, ATP Fitness is a results-driven fitness centre that is designed to last so that you can continue your healthy journey after every session. The brand offers a lifestyle-focused D.N.A plan that focuses on three pillars of the programmes – Daily routine, Nutrition and Activity – as well as the principles on creating a sustainable health and fitness routine. After an initial consultation to understand and set your personal, realistic goals, your personal trainer will work with you to enable you to make informed choices, provide ongoing feedback both during personal training but also outside of 'gym hours' and measure performance.

ATP Fitness, 6th Floor, On Hing Building, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2866 8808

Founded by personal trainer Heather, HKM Fitness is devoted to providing a fun, positive and educational platform that helps women achieve their goals through sustainable habits using manageable and realistic programmes. Classes range from group-focused training like boot camps (at Sun Yat Sen park Tuesdays to Thursdays) to one-on-one sessions for something a little more personal. "I aim to change the negative stigma from ‘diet and exercise’ to a positive mindset of ‘fuel and train’", says Heather. She offers personalised training and advice to help women take control of their health and workouts, at any fitness level and stage in their life, including during pre-and post-natal periods. HKM Fitness's 12-week bespoke 1-2-1 online coaching programme is for clients worldwide to level up and take the next step.

Hong Kong's immersive boxing group class is not your typical workout. The studio takes a fun, carefree dim-lit boxing studio that lets you pump out your energy by just focusing on yourself and letting it all out. Founded by a passionate community of like-minded individuals, the studio constantly changes its playlists and lights so that you will always experience a new energy. Expect to smash out and rotate on punching Aqua Bags, lifting dumbells and challenging yourself with body weights for 50 minutes of hardcore sweating. The workout space is currently offering unlimited classes until the end of July for only HK$300 and in August, will be launching its month of themed classes (think boyband and girlband themes) twice a week.

LIGHTS//OUT, 11/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2392 1428

SWISH CLUB's 5,000 square-foot studio is equipped with everything you need for an intensive and rewarding workout. Backed by a team of 10 professional coaches, the fitness centre is named after the sound SWISH – referring to the swift, quick steps you'll be taking while embarking on a workout. Classes run from morning until night, available for different levels from beginners to Thai boxing experts. Head to the Causeway Bay location to get a sweat on and experience fun, interactive and personalised training from resident gurus.

SWISH CLUB, G2/F, Progress Commerical Building, No 9. Irving Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2834 6965

Deemed as Hong Kong's premier strength and conditioning facility, Coastal Fitness Performance Training is a community-led gym that provides friendly service and results-driven programmes to reach your goals. The founder, Ed Haynes, is also the co-founder of Earned Athletic Apparel, a sportswear company that specialises in durable, high-quality activewear to master your workouts. Earned Athletic Apparel recently collaborated with Crossfit athlete Tammi Robinson to launch a womenswear collection devoted to 'Keeping It Real'.

Coastal Fitness, G/F, Shop 3, Victoria Centre, 15 Watson Road, North Point, Hong Kong, +852 2989 1900

Strengthen, stretch and sweat at H-Kore, a results-driven yoga, circuit and pilates studio that offers classes from beginners to athletes. Each small and personalised group doesn't go over 12 in capacity to keep it personal while goals typically range from building muscle to toning up or just calming the mind. Head to the Central or new Quarry Bay location to get your heart rate up in a chic setting.

H-Kore, 3F Emperor Commercial Centre, 39 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2441 9000 & Suite 1201 Dorset House. Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, +852 3107 1144

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