The fitness scene in the 852 is bursting with new and different styles of exercise popping up on our radars every month. One, which has remained a firm favourite for hundreds of Hong Kongers however, is CrossFit. According to CrossFit 852, all CrossFit workouts are a combination of constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity that “reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more.” Each workout is intense and effective, making this style of fitness popular for those with specific goals in mind. So, if you’re keen to try it for yourself, check out the best CrossFit gyms that Hong Kong has to offer and #gettothebunker.
As the first CrossFit gym to hit the Hong Kong scene, CrossFit Asphodel set the bar high. Its latest location in Kennedy Town boasts 5,000 square feet of floor space, with a mobility area and Asphodel’s own nutrient-conscious eatery. It offers group classes and personal training, as well as decompression Anti-Gravity Yoga Classes. Altogether, Asphodel covers strength, endurance, mobility and nutrition with programmes for everyone aged 3.5 to 75 years old. All packages are monthly, with no long-term contacts (you wont need one to keep coming back). Regardless of what you’re looking for, Asphodel has all of the tools you need to exceed your personal fitness goals.
Where: G/F, Shop 11, Nam Hung Mansion, 22 Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
How much: $2,800 for a one-month unlimited group training package. Drop-in sessions are $300 each. Click here for more info on membership prices!
www.crossfitasphodel.com, [email protected], 3568 7719
CrossFit Typhoon is community-led box, welcoming everyone from beginners to elite competitors. With small class sizes and plenty of attention from expert coaches, it’s the opposite to a big corporate gym. Crossfit Typhoon is one of two Crossfit gyms near Central, it offers a prime location next to Sai Ying Pun MTR, at a great price. The experts here pave the way for you to make positive changes to your lifestyle, emphasising the community and social events as much as fitness. It works 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, there is something for everyone, #gettothebunker to find out more!
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Where: G/F, Fung Yat Building, 38-40 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: $2,700 per month for unlimited access to all classes and the gym, $2,300 for a 12-session pass. It also offers great rates for visiting travellers, click here for more info on prices, and here for details on a free trial!
www.crossfittyphoon.com, [email protected], 2858 8864
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. It believes that the key to longevity is to apply strength and conditioning principles to the CrossFit training methodology to ensure clients are healthy, injury-free and continue to see progress in the long term.
Where: G/F, Shop 3, Victoria Centre, 15 Watson Road, North Point, HK
How much: Choose from 10, 20, and 40-session packages, starting at $1,300 for 10 sessions. Drop-in sessions start at $150. Click here for details on a free trial!
www.coastalfitnesshk.com, [email protected], 2989 1900
“Leave your ego at the door,” CrossFit 852 is all about working as a community to achieve your goals. Classes are small, so workouts can be tailored to accommodate individual ability. Looking for variety? CrossFit workouts differ from day-to-day and you can even spice the week up with yoga, barbell and boot-camp classes. All classes cover technique, mobility and balance. And don’t be afraid of missing out as there are up to eight CrossFit workout sessions a day!
Where: 1/F, Li Dong Building, 9 Li Yuen Street East, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Starts at $2,450 per month for a year-long plan (with unlimited access to the gym and classes). 3 and 6-month plans also available. $250 for each drop-in session. Click here for more details on rates!
www.crossfit852.com, [email protected], 2205 0338
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 and cardio 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: $2,500 per month for a three-month plan, $2,300 per month for six months, $2,000 per month for a year. Drop-in sessions for $250 each. Click here to sign up for a free trial!
www.fitnessplaygroundhk.com, [email protected], 3105 9576
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 per month for a three-month membership, $2,600 per month for six months, $2,300 per month for a year. Click here to sign up for a free trial!
www.fitnessacademyhk.com, [email protected], 3708 8190
Forget fancy, over-the-top equipment and 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. Change it up with FunFit HIIT sessions in between CrossFit workouts and end the week on a high note with Stretch and Mobility classes on Sundays.
Where: G/F, 533-537 Queen’s Road West, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: $2,650 per month for unlimited access (autopay) or $2,900 (pay as you go), $2,650 for 12 sessions (expires in 2 months), drop-in sessions are $260 each
www.crossfitcavaliers.com, [email protected], 2573 1180
LRCF Fitness Box‘s primary focus is on one-on-one training programmes which not only improve “cardiovascular and metabolic fitness” but also build muscle mass and cater to all levels of fitness and ability. If you’re a complete beginner, don’t fret! LRCF offers a personal Foundation Course that includes a fitness assessment, a workout created especially for you and even nutrition advice. But if you want to train with a few more buddies, choose from group CrossFit classes and group yoga classes.
Where: G/F, 197-199 Tong Mi Road, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $780 for one personal training session (includes access to the gym for a week). $2,980 for a month’s membership, $2,780 per month for a three-month plan, $2,480 per month for a six-month plan, $2,180 per month for a year-long plan. Click here for more details on memberships and rates!
www.lrcffitnessbox.club, [email protected], 2658 6218
Looking for more than CrossFit? ATMA offers classes in Muay Thai, boxing and all sorts of yoga (from Hatha to Aerial), in addition to its daily CrossFit workouts. Classes run daily from ten in the morning to ten at night, so even the busiest can squeeze a workout into the week. You can try different classes to add variety to your fitness routine, or choose classes to suit how you’re feeling! Frustrated and agitated? Duke it out in boxing class. Stiff and achy from a day sat at your desk? Try the Gentle Flow yoga. Even if you’re not a huge fitness buff, there’s something here for everyone.
Where: 2, On Cheung Street, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: $200 per class, $700 for a 4-class package, $1650 for a 10-class package. $100 for a trial lesson!
www.atma.com.hk, [email protected], 3486 8276
As a non-Crossfit gym, Guardian Fitness primarily offers personal training sessions and group boot camps to whip you into shape. You’ll be in expert hands with Parfait N’Donda, the CrossFit-certified founder of Guardian Fitness. Parfait zooms in on technique and proper form, so whether you’re a beginner or an experienced gym-goer, you’re bound to see results in no time. Each fitness plan is tailored to your physical abilities, goals and limits, so you get the most effective workout.
Where: 3/F, 30 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $200 per boot camp session. Contact them for more information on personal training packages and for a free trial class!
www.guardianfitness.hk, 6147 7346
Editor’s Note: This post was originally posted in August 2017 by Lexi Davey and was updated on 3, September 2019 by Jessica Wai.