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 obligations. They’re the perfect way to test the waters or accommodate a busy schedule! From feeling grounded on the mat to letting out steam hitting punching bags, and everything in between, we’ve rounded up our favourite pay-as-you-go workouts Hong Kong has to offer.
High Intensity: Boxing, CrossFit & More
For many of us, the word CrossFit conjures up images of impossibly tough women smashing out pull-ups like there’s no tomorrow. But 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: $260. Sign up here.
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Impakt Hong Kong
Looking to really train those muscles and pick up some self-defence skills? Impakt Hong Kong promises to help you push to your limit, with martial arts like Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Kyokushin Karate along with boxing, kickboxing, muay Thai, general core strength and strength and conditioning training classes on offer. Expect a sweaty workout session!
Drop-in cost: $250. Sign up here.
Cardio Workouts: Spinning, Dancing & More
Offering everything from ballroom and ballet to jazz funk and Zumba, DANCETRINITY 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.
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, this is a drop-in workout perfect for when you’re overcome by the urge to dance it out.
Drop-in cost: $300. Sign up here.
FLYE Fitness, 4/F, Fung Woo Centre, 279-281 Des Voeux Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.flyefitnessasia.com
Infinity Dance Studio
A favourite among dance students, performers and choreographers in Hong Kong, Infinity Dance has a dedicated walk-in schedule 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.
XP Fitness Hub
If your 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.
Drop-in cost: $350. Sign up here.
Immersive and high energy, XYZ has a weekly schedule (released every Sunday at 9pm) of classes that are sure to leave you sweating, smiling and feeling strong.
Drop-in cost: $398. Sign up here.
Stretch and Sweat: Yoga, Pilates & More
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, swing through the air and reap 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 are available for each skill.
Drop-in cost: $100 for 1 credit, with classes costing 2-3 credits. Sign up here.
Enjoy highly personalised group classes at boutique Pilates studio Flex. 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.
Drop-in cost: From $340. Sign up here.
Flex Studio (Central), 3/F, Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2813 2399
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 classes to drop in on, led in Cantonese or English by a variety of talented instructors.
Drop-in cost: $290. Sign up here.
IKIGAI (Central), 7/F, On Lan Centre, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong
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O:RIN’s motto is “seeking inner peace through movement”, one we can happily get behind. Combining elements from yoga, tai chi, dance and swimming, O:RIN’s classes are not only great for your posture and core strength but are also easy on your joints, making this a perfect workout option for those with muscle pain or who are recovering from an injury.
Drop-in cost: From $380. WhatsApp 5506 6771 to book.
O:RIN (Quarry Bay), Unit 6, 19/F, Westlands Centre, 20 Westlands Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Editor’s Note: “The Best Drop-In Fitness Classes In Hong Kong” was originally written by Melissa Albarus in July 2020 and was most recently updated by Team Sassy in January 2023.