While Hong Kong gyms remain shut due to the Covid epidemic sweeping the city, it’s still vital to maintain a fitness routine for your mental and physical wellbeing. If you’re looking for inspiration, here’s our roundup of some of our favourite online workouts. And don’t forget, PURE is offering free live-streamed and on-demand classes via their PURECAST service.
1. Cardio Latin Dance Workout from POPSUGAR
POPSUGAR workouts are a must-try when you’re stuck at home. Nicole Steen is the queen of energetic dance workouts, which can torch up to 300 calories in just 30 minutes. Fun fact: this is POPSUGAR’s third most-viewed workout video of all time!
2. Power Cardio Barre Workout from NourishMoveLove
Difficulty rating: 3/5
A deceptively sweaty workout with a great blend of cardio and barre exercises for full-body toning. The lunge-to-leg lift move sneaks up on you, so get ready to feel the burn.
3. Ballet Barre Workout from FitByCoachKel
Difficulty rating: 3/5
A ballet-inspired workout for when you want a low-impact but challenging workout. Great for focussing on engaging, squeezing and lifting those limbs.
4. Feel Good Dance Cardio Workout by POPSUGAR
High-energy with some tricky choreography at times, but a great half-hour cardio boost and helps to rack up that step count by a few thousand.
5. Barre Arms & Abs by Barre Centric
Another low-impact exercise which will really leave you feeling the burn in those arms. Challenge yourself to do the entire sequence without resting.
6. Dance Cardio & Barre Toning Workout by POPSUGAR
One requiring a bit more coordination than the others due to the quick pace, but fun, challenging and sweaty nonetheless! Plus, we burned 250 calories in just 30 minutes!
7. 10-Minute Abs Workout by MadFit
A short workout perfect for an active recovery day. Core workouts can easily get cast aside, so no excuses now thanks to this super-short yet testing workout from a former competitive dancer.
8. Short Sculpting Ballet Workout by MadFit
Another MadFit workout, this time with more intensity for a real glutes and thighs workout. Don’t be fooled by the short duration – your legs will be feeling this! For some added intensity, play the video twice through.
9. Cardio & Barre by POPSUGAR
Dipping in and out of high-intensity training and functional core and toning moves, this one got us feeling it from head to toe, with a serious blend of sweat and strength.
10. 30-Minute Cardio Dance Party by POPSUGAR
Can you tell yet that we’re fans of POPSUGAR’s workouts? It’s hard to resist getting in a full-body workout in just 30 minutes, and this one’s great for a morning workout to put you in a good mood for the rest of your day.
11. 15-Minute Leg Workout by MadFit
One to shape the thighs and burn the booty! Fair warning that those squats into calf raises will come as a nice little shock to the system.
12. 15-Minute Dance HIIT by Jamie Kinkeade
If we didn’t know the meaning of HIIT before, we do now! In just 15 minutes you’ll work your entire body through a non-stop series of fun and dynamic moves. We challenge you to do this twice through for an extra sweat!
13. 20-Minute Power Yoga Flow by Cat Meffan
One to squeeze into your day to rejuvenate sore muscles from hunching over a desk or laptop. Energising and calming in equal measures, namaste.
14. Fun 20-Minute Dance by Jamie Kinkeade
We had to try another dance workout from Jamie Kinkeade after stumbling across this page, and aren’t we glad we did! Just 20 minutes of shuffles, step taps and shimmies, and we burned 200 calories with a huge endorphin rush to boot!