Happy New Year! If, like me, you’ve spent the last couple of weeks blanketed in a combination of stretch jersey and refined carbs, then January marks the ideal opportunity to swap slippers for sneakers and get moving. This month, I’ve got a brand new ethical kids clothing brand, a day of fitness fun just for teens, and an online helping hand for parents-to-be.
Newly launched unisex kids brand Little Waves has just washed ashore in Hong Kong, bringing a small but perfectly formed capsule collection of surf and skate-inspired togs for tots aged 18 months to four years. Think easy breezy acid-washed shorts, bucket hats, and colourful tees that are perfect for a long day shredding waves (or building sandcastles). The range also includes adorable cuddly surfer bears and handy tote bags, ethically produced in South Africa by women from the “Hopeful Hearts” programme, which helps single mothers learn to sew in order to support themselves and their families. Rad and ethical? We’re in.
Prices from US$20-35 (HK$156-273). Buy online at littlewaves.co.
Hatch the Birdie
Expecting but can’t find time for an antenatal course? Midwife Sofie Jacobs of Urban Hatch offers a new subscription-based online antenatal course can be accessed 24/7, wherever you are. There are 33 videos divided
into six modules, comprehensively covering everything from early labour to caring for your new addition. Supporting the videos are downloadable factsheets, exclusive online events, regular live Q&A sessions and access to both private online forums, and real-life meet-ups to share anything and everything related to bumps, birth and bundles of joy.
Costs US$97 (HK$758). Learn more at urban-hatch.com.
In The House
Got a teen? Want them off your sofa? Flex is holding a free open house day at its One Island South space on Saturday January 13, and although there are some classes for younger kids early in the day, the event will predominantly focus on teens, with anti-gravity yoga, suspension fitness and teen Pilates classes available. There will also be a free postural screening sessions with Chiropractor Dr Gillian Tsang of UP!health in the afternoon, along with healthy snacks, drinks and a goodie bag for all. Booking is essential, so get on it ASAP to snag a space.
Book via flexhk.com or call 2813-2212.