The fitness scene in the 852 is bursting at the seams, with a new and different style of exercise popping up on our radars every month. One, which has remained a firm favourite for hundreds of Hong Kongers however, is CrossFit.
A “combination of varied, functional movements performed at high intensity,” all CrossFit workouts are based around “functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more,” says CrossFit Affiliates Worldwide. Each workout is intense, yet effective, making this style of fitness a popular choice for those with specific goals in mind. So if you’re keen to see for yourself what all the fuss is about, check out the best CrossFit gyms that Hong Kong has to offer and #gettothebunker.
Coastal Fitness boasts a team of like-minded coaches and clientele who are relentless in their pursuit for positive change. As one of Hong Kong’s first performance-based facilities, its coaching team embraces a holistic approach to health and fitness in both one-on-one and group training sessions.
Different to other CrossFit facilities around the world, it offers multi-tiered group training programmes that cater to different goals and ability levels. They believe that they key to longevity is to apply sound strength and conditioning principals to the CrossFit training methodology to ensure clients are healthy, injury free and continue to see progress in the long term.
Where: 3/F, Block C, Sea View Estate, 8 Watson Road, North Point, Hong Kong
How much: Choose from unlimited or three classes per week packages, starting from $2,400 per month
“Leave your ego at the door,” CrossFit 852 is all about working as a community to achieve your goals. Classes are small and all workouts are tailored to accommodate individual ability and levels. Looking for variety? It also offers over 20 speciality classes each week which cover technique, mobility, balance and self defence.
Where: 1/F, Li Dong Building, 9 Li Yuen Street East, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $2,950 per month (three months minimum commitment) for unlimited access to the gym and classes.
Rather than offering quick fixes, CrossFit Typhoon paves the way for you to make positive changes to your lifestyle. It will work with you to boost your confidence, take on challenges and equip you with essential skills and knowledge that will help you smash those fitness goals. From bootcamp-style workouts to ‘Workouts of the Day’ (WOD) and personal training options, #gettothebunker and schedule in for a high-intensity session.
Where: G/F, Fung Yat Building, 38-40 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: $2,600 per month for unlimited access to all classes and the gym, $2,200 for a 12 session pass. Click here for details on a free trial!
As the first CrossFit gym to hit the Hong Kong scene, CrossFit Asphodel set the bar high. Providing you with all of the tools needed to exceed your personal goals, it offers group classes and personal training as well as ‘on ramp’ courses and food sensitivity testing.
Where: G/F Fook Hing Building, 33 Lee Chung Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $2,700 for a one month unlimited group training package. Click here for details on a trial class!
From the founder’s living room to public parks to its established complex in Kowloon Bay, Fitness Playground is no stranger to the world of CrossFit! Offering group training classes, personal training, cardio and yoga classes (to name but a few), each programme has been customised by professionals to ensure that you get the most out of your workout.
Where: Unit 04A, G/F, Proficient Industrial Centre, 6 Wang Kwun Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $2,400 per month (minimum three months commitment). Click here to sign up for a free trial!
Boasting 3,000 square feet of space in Quarry Bay, Fitness Academy has it all: rogue rigs, high ceilings for rope climbing, Olympic weightlifting platforms, bikes and rowers. Small, trainer-led group classes and unique programmes keeps sessions varied and your goals in reach.
Where: King’s View Court, 901 – 907 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $2,800 for a one month membership, $2,500 for three months. Click here for details on a free trial!
Forget fancy, over-the-top equipment, work up a serious sweat using barbells, bumper plates, pull-up bars, rings and row machines in group or personal training classes. Crossfit Cavaliers facility is “dedicated to CrossFit training, metabolic conditioning and personal training,” ensuring that you get the most out of your time and left craving more. Spice up your schedule with its women’s only fitness club, FunFit and outdoor FitCamp sessions around Kennedy Town park and promenade.
Where: G/F 533-537 Queen’s Road West, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: $2,500 (unlimited) per month, $2,800 per month pay as you go contract
LRCF Fitness Box‘s primary focus is creating one-on-one training programmes which not only improve “cardiovascular and metabolic fitness” but also builds muscle mass and remains suitable for all levels of fitness. Choose from group CrossFit classes, gymnastics, Muay Thai and Boxing as well as weight management and nutritional advice.
Where: 25 Tong Mi Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $2,800 for a one month membership