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5 fun alternatives to the gym in Hong Kong

We all know how stressful gyms can be at times; finding the perfect one (and paying the monthly membership), fighting for a locker, and having to wait for a machine! Is it time to switch up your workout routine with some fun new alternatives? Here’s 5 we love in Hong Kong:

Relax without the stress of the gym
Relax without the stress of the gym

Pole Dancing

Learn your “choppers” from your “crucifix climbs” with a few spins round the pole! Having shed any Showgirls-style connotations, this combination of dance and aerobics is renowned for its core-strengthening qualities, improving cardio, strength and muscle tone – and doing wonders for your body confidence too.

Available at Aerial Arts Academy, 16/F, Parkview Commercial Building, 9-11 Shelter Street, Causeway Bay

2375 8088 |

Antigravity Yoga

When even your grandma is doing the downward dog, you know a workout has gone mainstream… so why not up your yoga game with some aerial tricks and flips? Antigravity yoga involves balancing, swinging and holding inverted poses while suspended in the air by silk hammocks – releasing tension, helping alignment and increasing muscle strength and joint mobility in the process.

Available at Bodywize, 3/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay

2838 5686 |


If a high-intensity workout is more your style, roll with the punches and sign up to a cardio boxing class. Combining boxing combinations, cardio drills and bag work, it’s a knockout at building endurance and burning off any excess pounds – and suitable for all fitness levels too.

Available at Epic MMA, 1/F, China Building, 29 Queen’s Road, Central

2525 2833 |

Grab your SUP board, its time for an adventure
Grab your SUP board, its time for an adventure


Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Hit the waves and explore some of Hong Kong’s best beaches with SUP! This low-impact activity is easy for beginners to pick up, whilst strengthening your core, improving your balance and utilising virtually every muscle in your body – a brilliant all-round workout with bonus sun, sea and sand!

Available at Blue Sky Sports Club, Sai Sha Beach, Sai Kung

2791 0806 |

Rock Climbing

Scale new heights – literally! – and learn how to boulder with the best of them. Testing your strength, agility, endurance and balance, rock climbing is an exhilarating workout for both mind and body.

Available at Just Climb, Room D, G/F, Prince Industrial Building, 706 Prince Edward Road East, San Po Kong

3561 7868 |

Still looking for gyms to try out? Look no further. Check out our fitness classes and gyms in Hong Kong: All round body fitness, specialist programmes and more article.