Korean athletic brand Athluna available at K-Style Lab’s K11 pop-up
Add some Korean flair to your workout wardrobe at K-Style Lab’s two-month pop-up in TST’s K11 mall. Among several new-to-market Korean fashion and accessory brands, you’ll find Athluna, which offers stylish neutrals and ultra-comfy leggings. We love the prices too, which range from $150-$450.
Atrium, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, k-stylelab.com.
Free fitness for all at the AIA Vitality Park
The Central Harbourfront is set to become the city’s number-one wellness destination with the launch of the AIA Vitality Park. The area near the newly reopened observation wheel is now a free space where the public can get fit and active, either on their own or by taking part in regular free fitness events hosted by local instructors. From tai chi and yoga to dance and HIIT, the park will partner with some of the city’s best studios and instructors to run a weekly schedule of free classes for all ages and abilities. Over the coming months, there are plans to add equipment such as basketballs and skipping ropes that people can borrow. More details and an activity schedule can be found on the website.
WeBarre opens in Central
Singapore barre studio, WeBarre, makes its debut in Central this month. WeBarre brings together elements of ballet, yoga, Pilates and strength training, and puts them together into an invigorating, high intensity workout. The concept has been brought to Hong Kong by high school besties, Tina and Hairin, who say that the WeBarre system helps to build strength and sculpt the body through graceful, dynamic movements. The result is a leaner body and overall improved posture. The current schedule includes the WeBarre Fundamentals, Signature Multi-Level and HIIT.
13/F, Hilltop Plaza, 49-51 Hollywood Rd., Central, www.webarre.com.
Crossfit Asphodel opens in Kennedy Town
After eight successful years out East, Reebok CrossFit Asphodel has outgrown its old walls and moved into a massive 5,000-square-foot new home in Kennedy Town. the new Asphodel boasts one of the city’s strongest and most qualified teams of specialist CrossFit trainers, and offers coaching and group classes to amateurs and athletes alike. The new facility comes equipped with the latest Rogue equipment, four lifting platforms, an ice bath and spacious changing facilities, plus ample room for stretching and mobility classes. A café is also in the works and the team at Asphodel expect to have this up and running in the next couple of months.
G/F, 22 Praya, Kennedy Town, www.crossfitasphodel.com.
We just love this charitable initiative by Swire. Books for Love encourages people to donate their pre-loved books and raise money for several great local children’s charities in the process. Rather than throwing away your favourite reads, donate them at one of 39 collection points across the city between now and March 31. Swire will then sell the used books at just $10 a pop at Artistree in Taikoo Place from April 12-15. The book fair raised more than $600,000 last year, so if you’re doing a big de-cluttering drive before spring hits, now’s your chance to give your old reads a new lease of life.
Learn more at facebook.com/booksforlove.