Ready to level up when it comes to your fitness? Find out where some of Hong Kong’s best personal trainers can be found in gyms across the city.
Aquaterra is a personal training studio tucked away in Stanley Market. The gym features the usual equipment – weights, TRX, rower, stability balls – but because babies are welcome to join, you’ll also find some more unusual items such as a baby bouncer and changing table. 14 & 14A Stanley Main St., Stanley, 6774-5883, aquaterraperformance.com.
ELITE PERSONAL TRAINING
On the south side of HK Island, this gym specialises in private and partner sessions in a spacious, well-equipped facility. Experienced trainers keep clients on track through 12-week, goal-oriented programmes, which include fitness and strength coaching, and well as nutrition. 20/F, Regency Centre Phase 2, 41-43 Wong Chuk Hang Rd., Aberdeen, 2552-9925, eliteptstudio.com.
FIT N FIERCE
Unlike traditional gyms, owner Stacey J doesn’t own a studio space, instead renting premium locations in Central for her personal training and small group classes. With a slightly concerning passion for burpees, she’s also passionate about helping people reach their own fitness goals. Aside from her signature Sculpt and Kettlebell Core classes, she also runs private Pilates sessions on the mat or reformer. fitnfierce.com.
A fierce boxing gym in Central that offers private fitness and martial arts sessions with some of the region’s most experienced trainers. Training includes a mix of cardio and strength work – adapted depending on the needs of the client – and some time on the punching bag to get the aggression out. 2/F, Wing’s Building, 110–116 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 2167-7218, impakt.hk.
HYBRID MMA & FITNESS
Hybrid’s facility in the heart of Central is a cut above lots of other MMA gyms out there, offering skills training and sport-specific conditioning, DNA-testing and tailored nutrition planning that uses the latest data-driven technology. You can even track your progress through regular body composition measurements and ongoing video skills-analysis. Spar with UFC fighter Alberto Mina or work on your one- two punch if you’re just starting out. 13/F, Entertainment Building, 30 Queens Road Central, 3468-7702, hybridmmafit.com.
R3 PERSONAL TRAINING
This boutique studio located right in the heart of Central offers small HIIT classes and personal training, but with an extra dose of personalisation. With an informed and practical approach to training, nutrition and lifestyle, their trainers create realistic plans that are relevant to each client’s needs and goals. 8/F, Heung Lam Building, 23 Connaught Rd., Central, 6623-7510, r3personaltraining.com.
Real Athletic Workouts is a strength and conditioning training studio with a focus on personalised training. Their trainers specialise in transformations, offering fitness and nutritional services to professionals and athletes alike. Boasting a large range of equipment, the studio is designed to be a relaxed, non-intimidating environment where people can train and progress with confidence. 23/F, Winsome House, 73 Wyndham St., Central, 2415-6233, rawpersonaltraining.com.
If it’s results you’re after and money is no object, Ultimate Performance is your best bet. Priding itself on its dramatic transformations, expert trainers will put you through your paces with personalised fitness and nutrition advice to maximize fat loss and build muscle. The 12- week program is a popular way for customers to kick-start their fitness journeys. 3/F, Unicorn Trade Centre, 127 Des Voeux Rd., Central, 2798-9000, upfitness.com.hk.
ZIG FIT MAMA
After personal trainer Ziggy Makant had her first baby, she quickly found her calling in pre- and post-natal fitness. Ziggy offers a holistic approach to female training, getting women to work on their breath and pelvic floor just as much as their bums and their guns. With a background in CrossFit and certifications in pre- and post-natal fitness, you can find Ziggy running her sessions from Goji Elite in Sai Wan. 6490-6943, zigfitmama.com.