Hong Kong's Boutique Fitness Studios | Liv

Aerial Arts Academy

Ready to do flips and turns in mid-air, but not sure where to begin? This studio offers aerial silk, hoop and hammock classes for beginners and advanced aerialists alike. If all of that sounds intimidating, you can try out their handstand or flyoga classes first.
16/F, Parkview Commercial Building, 9-11 Shelter St., Causeway Bay,
2375-8088. Also has classes in Sheung Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui and Central.

Barre 2 Barre
Specialising in ballet-inspired workouts that improve your posture, strength and flexibility, Barre 2 Barre is the only certified studio in Asia teaching BarreAmped, an intensive full body workout influenced by dance, Pilates and orthopedic stretching. Other classes include barre bootcamp, barre+yoga, cardioboxing and pilates. Drop-in: $280.
4/F, Cheung Hing Commercial Building, 37 Cochrane St., Central, 9688-3503, www.barre2barre.com.

Bounce Limit
Rebounding is a great way to perform high intensity, low impact workouts. Most of the shock is absorbed by the mini trampoline, making it ideal for those with sensitive joints. Incorporating stability, core and muscle toning, it’s great for toning and rehab. Classes available include BeginnerBounce, TRX Bounce, BouncePilates and LED night for a bouncy disco. First time trial is $580 for two classes.
13/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, 2441-0021, www.bouncelimit.com.

Elite Personal Training
This Southside-based personal training studio offers a holistic approach to personal training, with a tailored exercise program combined with nutrition advice to look after every aspect of your health. If you want to make lifestyle changes that’ll stick, try the 21-day FIRE challenge which combines workouts, consultations, a meal plan and PT.

20/F, Regency Centre Phase 2, 41-43 Wong Chuk Hang Rd., Wong Chuk Hang, 2552-9925, www.eliteptstudio.com.

Flex Studio

Offering a wide range of classes aimed at increasing flexibility, mobility and strength, Flex offers a full menu of group classes including yoga, pre- and post-natal classes, cardio, conditioning and barre. It also offers classes for kids and teens, as well as clinical Pilates, physiotherapy and remedial massage. Studios are located in Central and Island South.

3/F, Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham St., Central, 2813-2399, www.flexhk.com.

Flaunt Studio
Fun and sexy, Flaunt Studio is run by local pole dancing champions, and will teach you to work it like a pro. Pole 101 is perfect for beginners, though if you’re looking to get technical, there are some advanced classes too. Regular dance and aerial classes also available. A package of four sessions is $1,040.
4/F, Kai Kwong Commerical Building, 332-334 Lockhart Rd., Wan Chai, 2865-7786, www.flauntstudio.hk.

H-Kore is the only studio that offers the Lagree Fitness Technique. Think of it like turbocharged Pilates: you work out on a machine called the Megaformer, which keeps muscles in a state of constant tension while you perform exercises to strengthen, tighten and tone the body. Classes are suitable for all fitness levels, including pre- and post-natal clients. First-timers pay $350 for two classes and a pair of non-slip socks.
3/F, Wincome Centre, 39 Des Voeux Road Central, 2441-9000,

Mindful Wing Chun
A mere one year old and growing rapidly in Hong Kong, Mindful Wing Chun is a boutique wellness studio combining the physical discipline of Wing Chun Kung Fu with the modern concept of Mindfulness, allowing practitioners to experience a greater mind-body connection and heightened self-awareness, while improving their fitness levels and mental wellbeing. Adult and child classes both available Monday – Thursday and Saturday, with guided meditation sessions taking place just before noon Monday through Thursday. Mindful Wing Chun is wholeheartedly committed to spreading the genuine essence of Wing Chun, as passed down by Master Chu Shong Tin in Hong Kong.
8/F, On Lan Centre, 11-15 On Lan St., Central, 6620-7050, www.mindfulwingchun.com.

Optimum Performance Studio
Always on the forefront of new fitness trends, OPS offers classes such as Pavigym circuit, high intensity Pilates and TRX + Powerplate. Looking to become a personal trainer? The centre is known for training Hong Kong’s fitness instructors, offering courses in NASM, TRX, VIPR and trigger point.

2/F, World Trust Tower, 50 Stanley St., Central, 2868-5170, www.opstudiohk.com.

From the creator of Bikini Fit, Pherform is a women-specific health and fitness studio. Try their TRX-based Hard-Core class for core conditioning; Sculpt (which targets specific muscles) or Baby Focus, a pre- and post-natal class.
2/F, Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham St., Central, 2798-8824, www.pherform.com.hk.

A high energy, complete cardio indoor cycling class that engages the entire body with the use of auxiliary equipment including dumbbells, TRX and bands. Each rider can monitor their performance during the class and see how they compare to other riders. Trial ride for new customers is $250 for two classes.
26/F, Li Dong Building, 9 Li Yuen Street East, Central, 2677-8623, www.torqcycle.com.

Ursus Fitness
Hong Kong’s first strongman gym, at Urus you’ll be slamming sledgehammers, flipping tyres and lifting atlas stones as a fun and functional way of getting fit and strong. Also offers boxing, Muay Thai, barbell conditioning and HIIT. First-time visitors get a free class; drop-ins are $250, though packages make this cheaper.
G/F, 64-68 Pok Fu Lam Rd., Sai Ying Pun, 2803-2774, www.ursusfitness.com.