8 July, 2020
Best Drop-In Fitness Classes In HK
Best Drop-In Fitness Classes In HK
Health & Wellness, Summer

The Best Drop-In Fitness Classes In Hong Kong

8 July, 2020
Best Drop-In Fitness Classes In HK

Looking for a drop-in fitness class? These pay-as-you-go workouts are sure to suit your schedule.

From booking a staycation to bagging a date, it seems like anything can be done with the swipe of a finger nowadays. So why shouldn’t workouts be just as spontaneous, non-committal and – dare we say it – fun? Drop-in fitness classes offer all the endorphins without any of the membership obligation. They’re the perfect way to test the waters or accommodate a busy schedule! From feeling grounded on the mat to flying weightless through the air, and everything in between, we’ve rounded up our favourite pay-as-you-go workouts Hong Kong has to offer. 

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High Intensity: Boxing, CrossFit and More
Cardio Workouts: Spinning, Dancing & More
Stretch and Sweat: Yoga, Pilates & More

High Intensity: Boxing, CrossFit and More   

Lights Out Boxing Club
Part gym, part night club, an adrenaline-fuelled workout at Lights Out will have you feeling powerful, sweaty and stress-released in just 50 minutes. Featuring most prominently on the schedule are Blitz and Classic, two boxing-based classes complete with energising playlists and immersive lighting. For first-timers, Lights Out have put together these super-helpful videos that’ll introduce you to what promises to be one of the most fun workouts you’ll ever have.

Drop-in cost: $300. Sign up here.

Lights Out Boxing Club, 11/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2392 1428, www.lightsouthk.com

When strength met cardio… this workout at Hit45 combines endurance and speed treadmill training with weights and bodyweight exercises, which means two things: you’ll look and feel fitter in no time, and the workout is easily adaptable to suit any fitness level. Choose from a selection of classes that target specific areas, such as upper body, lower body, core, arms, abs and more.

Drop-in cost: $295. Sign up here.

Hit45, 1/F, Abdoolally House, 20 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2724 4226, www.hit45hk.com

CrossFit Typhoon
For many of us, the word CrossFit conjures up images of impossibly tough women smashing out pull-ups like there’s no tomorrow – which can feel like a wholly unattainable ideal. But here’s the thing: a workout at CrossFit Typhoon is designed to suit everyone. Yes, the 60-minute class will put you through your paces, but egos are left at the door. It’s You vs. You, and by the end of the hour you’ll no doubt be feeling like Wonder Woman.

Drop-in cost: $250. Sign up here.

CrossFit Typhoon, The Bunker, G/F, Fung Yat Building, 38-40 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2858 8864, www.crossfittyphoon.com

Hybrid MMA
Muay Thai, Wrestling, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and more – if you’re keen to learn the art of combat and self-defence, Hybrid MMA is the place for you. The gym’s seven types of classes are available from 5:30am to 9:00pm, and seasoned coaches approach training sessions with a supportive and friendly attitude, making it a great pick for both early birds and night owls of all ages and levels.

Drop-in cost: $350. Sign up here.

Hybrid MMA, 13/F Entertainment Building, 30 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, 3468 7002, www.hybridmmafit.com

Cardio Workouts: Spinning, Dancing & More

Flye Fitness
Is it a workout? Is it a dance party? Either way, you’ll have the time of your life while burning some serious calories at Flye Fitness. A classic Flye class consists of about half an hour of dance cardio, 10 minutes of Tabata-style HIIT training and 10 minutes of easy dance choreography. With pulsating lights and a DJ spinning catchy tunes, here’s a drop-in workout perfect for when you’re overcome by the urge to dance it out.

Drop-in cost: $250. Sign up here.

Flye Fitness, 4/F, Fung Woo Centre, 279-281 Des Voeux Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.flyefitnessasia.com

Immersive and high energy, XYZ keep it simple with just two types of classes, Grow Young and Born to Move, both of which are designed around 50-minute rides and both of which are sure to leave you sweating, smiling and feeling strong.

Drop-in cost: $350. Sign up here.

XYZ, 2/F, New World Tower 2, 18 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, 2865 0999, www.youarexyz.com

Infinity Dance
A favourite among dance students, performers and choreographers in Hong Kong, Infinity Dance has just updated its walk-in schedule for the summer, and it’s full of endorphin-boosting goodies. Featuring intro classes to hip hop, break dance, locking and popping, this is the perfect option if you’re keen to hone some snazzy new dance skills.

Drop-in cost: $140. Contact them at cs.infinitydance@gmail.com or call 2369 1632 to sign up.

Infinity Dance, 4/F, Hermes Commercial Centre, 4 Hillwood Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2369 1632, www.infinitydance.com.hk

XP Fitness Hub
If your bog-standard workout just won’t cut it, XP Fitness is here to mix things up. Burn up to 900 calories an hour at its Pound Rockout Workout, a cardio jam session inspired by drumming; Ride the wave at Surfset Fitness, where you’ll challenge your balance and engage your core on a mounted, moving surfboard; Or hop like a kangaroo in the Kangoo Dance class using specially designed rebound shoes – which frankly sound like something we want to be wearing all day.

Drop-in cost: $350. Sign up here.

XP Fitness Hub, 4/F Li Dong Building, No. 9 East Li Yuen St, Central, Hong Kong, 2951 9178, www.xpfitnesshub.hk

Dance Trinity
Offering everything from ballroom and ballet to jazz funk and Zumba, Dance Trinity is one of Hong Kong’s most well-known dance studios. Boasting an extensive walk-in timetable that includes something for everyone, you don’t even have to pre-register and can simply show up if the mood to move strikes.

Drop-in cost: $180. Sign up here.

Dance Trinity, 8/F, Fung Woo Centre, 279-281 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong, 9634 9770, www.hk.dancetrinity.com

Flex Studio- drop in fitness classes

Stretch and Sweat: Yoga, Pilates & More

Flex Studio
Enjoy highly personalised group classes at Flex, one of Hong Kong’s boutique Pilates studios. Dynamic and fast-paced, the classic Allegro classes are perfect whether you’re a beginner (Level 1) or know your way around a reformer (Level 2), while classes like BLT (Bums, Legs & Tums) and Ab Blast will target certain areas. Sign up and see for yourself why celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz swear by this workout.​

Drop-in cost: $340 and up. Sign up here.

Flex Studio (Central), 3/F, Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2813 2399

Flex Studio (One Island South), Shops 308-310, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, 2813 2212,  www.flexhk.com

Yoga Aloha
Our top pick for beginners, Yoga Aloha offers a peaceful space for up to 14 mats. If you’ve have a busy day at work and feel the need to unwind, few things sound better than dropping in to one of its Candlelight Yin classes. Namaste!

Drop-in cost: $270. Sign up here.

Yoga Aloha, 1/F Fu Tak Building, 367 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2565 7088, www.yoga-aloha.com

Don’t be afraid to explore something new at this brightly coloured studio where students are encouraged to find their Ikigai, or reason for being. Categorised by Yoga, Meditation and Movement, there are plenty of wonderful classes to drop in on, led in Cantonese or English by a variety of talented instructors.

Drop-in cost: $190. Sign up here.

Ikigai, 62 Mody Road, Unit 1207, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 9013 3701, www.ikigai.hk

Kita Yoga
This cosy neighbourhood yoga studio is tucked away in a quiet spot, offering a laid-back vibe and smaller class sizes. Taught by instructors who don’t take themselves too seriously, at Kita Yoga you can hop on a mat and have fun with one of its Flow, Progression, Sculpt, Mellow or Yin classes.

Drop-in cost: $300. Sign up here.

Kita Yoga, 1 U Lam Terrace, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 9159 6190, www.kita-yoga.com

Orin’s motto ‘Seeking inner peace through movement’ is one we can happily get behind. Combining elements from yoga, tai chi, dance and swimming, Orin’s classes are not only great for your posture and core strength, but also easy on your joints, making this a perfect workout option for those with muscle pain or recovering from an injury.

Drop-in cost: $300. Download the app to sign up here.

Orin, Unit 6 19th Floor, Westlands Centre No.20 Westlands Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, www.orin.com.hk

Barre 2 Barre
With locations in Singapore and Hong Kong, Barre 2 Barre is Asia’s only certified BarreAmped® studio – a leading international Barre programme. Small and controlled movements (think ballet meets yoga and Pilates) will have a big impact on your posture, muscle definition, flexibility and more. With classes titled Barre + Dance, Barre Bootcamp and Barre + Kickboxing, there’s something on this menu for every mood!

Drop-in cost: $290. Sign up here.

Barre 2 Barre, 4/F, Cheung Hing Commercial Building., 37 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, 9688 3505, www.barre2barre.com

Yoga BamBam
Located in the heart of town but off the beaten track, Yoga BamBam is the perfect choice for a quick sweat and stretch session during lunch or after work. We love that this is a no-membership studio, meaning you can drop in on any of a selection of creative classes designed for yogis and yoginis of all different levels – including aerial and acro-yoga, if you’re feeling experimental.

Drop-in cost: $300, or $400 for Acro and Aerial Yoga classes. Sign up here.

Yoga BamBam (Sheung Wan), 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Yoga BamBam (Central), 10 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.yogabambam.com

Aerial Arts Academy
If you’ve ever dreamed of feeling like part of the Cirque du Soleil troupe, look no further than Aerial Arts Academy for your drop-in class. From aerial hammocks and silks to hoops and trapeze, you’ll be swinging through the air and reaping the benefits of a workout that challenges your inner core and balance in no time. If you’re new to aerial arts, there’s no need to feel intimidated: Beginner-level classes available for each skill.

Drop-in cost: $100 for 1 credit, with classes costing 2-3 credits. Sign up here.

Aerial Arts Academy (Causeway Bay), 9-11 Shelter Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Aerial Arts Academy (Central), 3/F, Studio, 55 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, 2375 8088, www.aerialartsacademy.com

Featured image courtesy of Unsplash; Image 1 courtesy of Lights Out Boxing Club via Facebook; Image 2 courtesy of Flye Fitness via Facebook; Image 3 courtesy of Flex studio via Facebook.

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