With all the Christmas parties, drinks and social get-togethers over the festive period, it’s always reassuring to know that January is just around the corner, when our motivation is at its highest and everyone wants to get fit and in shape again! And what better incentive than receiving one of these fabulous fitness inspired gifts? From gym memberships to athleisure and foam rollers, we’ve got you covered.
S’well bottles are perfect for Hong Kong. Beautifully designed, made of non-toxic, BPA free, 18/8 stainless steel that’ll keep your drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours. Hot yoga, here we come! Did we mention that S’well is also a proud supporter of UNICEF? So not only do they look good, but they DO good too. And of course, these eco bottles help to reduce the number of plastic ones in landfills and oceans. With so many designs to choose from, you’re sure to find one to suit every member of the family.
S’Well Water Bottles, available online from Thorn and Burrow for $250 t0 $450 depending on size
Stuck on which gym to join, or want to tailor an experience to your loved one? Hong Kong offers a huge selection of different gyms, fitness classes and experiences. Wrap up a Class Pass for your fitness friend or partner in crime and give them the chance to experience a number of different classes before they decide which is their favourite. Or, even better, keep motivation high by constantly trying new workouts in exclusive studios and gyms across Hong Kong. There’s even a offer for a free two-week trial if you sign up today!
Class Pass, available online
Who doesn’t love wearing new gear to the gym? With some of the fashionable options available now, you can go straight from your workout to lunch with friends, or even to the bar. Lilly Ro, designed by Hong Kong-based Lisa Cameron, showcases cool designs which are original, sexy and functional. We love this forest legging and sports bra set. Gym wear that can (and should be) worn anywhere and everywhere. Spend over $800 to receive a free Lilly Ro singlet.
Lilly Ro, available online, free standard shipping for all orders in Hong Kong.
With all the Christmas goodies (did someone say mince pies?), it’s a relief to know there’s a pair of comfy, yet sexy, gym pants that can still help you rock the gym bunny look. These Alo Yoga High-Waist Moto Leggings are lifting and sculpting, thanks to the ultra-luxe mix of matte/shine fabric and forward mesh panels. Did we mention the hold-it-in five-inch waistband? Be assured that you can squat ‘til you drop and they will still hold everything in. We love them in black but, with over 15 colours to choose from, why stop at one pair?
Alo Yoga High-Waist Moto Leggings, available online
Okay, we know a foam roller isn’t the most romantic gift in the world, but it is genuinely thoughtful. While going for a massage is always lovely, having a home massager available anytime is even better. We love the Trigger Point GRID or the Rumble Roller for their ability to release tight knots and muscles (all done in the comfort of your own home). The pattern technology allows you to recover more quickly and stay injury-free by channelling blood and oxygen into those weary muscles. Pick from various colours and styles for different degrees of intensity. If you really want to take it up a notch, treat yourself or a loved one to a motorised foam roller that will keep rumbling for hours.
Rumble Rollers, available in-store or online at Escapade Sports
Trigger Point GRID, available online
The days of rubber band fitness trackers are long gone. Say hello to a new wave of devices that track everything from your heart rate to your sleep pattern, to the number of steps you take. You can even stay connected to the outside world with smartwatch options. What better incentive to walk instead of taking a taxi or bus? We love the new Fitbit Charge 3 which is water resistant, and user-friendly, featuring continuous heart rate tracking, GPS, a handy touchscreen and a female health tracker. Oh, and not forgetting the personalized breathing exercises for those of us looking to unwind after all the Christmas madness – time for an upgrade!
Fitbit Charge 3, available online
Check out these incredibly stylish rings by Motiv (in silver, rose gold and black) which look so good, you’d never realise their purpose is actually to track your every move. It monitors heart rate, activity, and sleep, is less than 0.1 inch thick and weighs less than a piece of paper. The clean, minimalist design is incognito (unless you choose to show it off). You’ll be emailed the sizing guide once you place an order to ensure the perfect fit.
Motiv Ring, available online
We love a good local design story and Hong Kong’s very own LANE EIGHT trainers hit the market just a few months ago. Designed to carry you through any type of workout whilst being seriously good looking, we can’t wait to get our hands on a pair. We love the feminine colours and with new festive colours due out soon, there will be a pair for everyone. These shoes are designed for a life in motion.
LANE EIGHT, available online
Every gym goer wants a pair of funky earphones these days, and it seems the bigger the better! Get your groove on with these Dre Beats wireless headphones which are guaranteed to put a spring in your step. At Sassy, we love the Beats Studio3 Wireless ($2,288) for the full wraparound effect featuring pure adaptive noise cancelling (simply perfect for long flights OR when you just want to zone out in the gym, or anywhere else for that matter). Our favourite colour is Desert Sand. Want a smaller version? The Beats Solo3 wireless ($2,888) are designed to fit to the ears and offer a wider range of colours (we love Satin Gold or the Defiant Red for some serious gym attitude). The Studio provides up to 22 hours and the Solo up to 40 hours battery life. Premium sound and multi-function ear controls allow you to take calls (or reject them), control music and speak to Siri.
Beats by Dre Headphones, available in-store at and online from Apple, or online
There are so many accessories available to take your workout to the next level. From fat grips (to improve your grip), lifting straps, weight belts, to work out gloves (to keep the blisters at bay) to colourful cooler lunchboxes designed to keep all your meals (and snacks) cool and ready to eat. Check out BC Sport in-store or online for everything your swole-mate desires!
available in-store or online from BC Sport