From strength-based training to at-home yoga sessions, here is our guide to personal training gyms and personal trainers you’ll find in the city.
Group training isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean your fitness journey should end there. The answer to your workout woes may just be a matter of finding a personalised programme that caters to your individual needs and fitness goals. Whether you’re looking for a little extra guidance, or simply prefer some privacy, we’ve done the heavy lifting for you (so you can save your sweat for the gym). Scroll through for our line-up of personal training gyms and personal trainers in Hong Kong.
Featured Personal Trainers
Welcoming women of all fitness levels, HKM Fitness aims to help you achieve your goals through sustainable habits, empowering you to take control of your health and fitness in a way that works for you. Qualified Women’s Fitness Specialist Heather offers outdoor bootcamps (including strength and resistance-based training alongside HIIT and circuit training) at Sun Yat Sen Park every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, as well as private personal training. Not able to make it in person? Join Heather’s 12 week 1-2-1 bespoke online coaching programme or her 6 week online challenge from anywhere in the world!
ATP Personal Training
ATP Personal Training is a premium personal training service that provides a holistic and sustainable approach to physical transformation, helping its clients lead healthier, happier and more balanced lives. The professional team of coaches at ATP will work with you to design a tailored fitness strategy that fits your lifestyle and timeline for change, providing support both in and out of the gym. Get in touch to learn more about ATP’s science-based coaching process, known as the D.N.A. Plan, which is built across three dimensions: Daily Routine, Nutrition and Activity.
Unleash your inner badass with Boxing & Kickboxing Specialist Vanessa Shum, through cardio, self-defense and boxing training. Vanessa works with a range of clients, from beginners to advanced boxers, taking on board each individual’s needs and goals. Badass Shum offers 1-on-1 personal training ($600 per session) and group training sessions ($400 per person), which can take place at the Southpaw Gym Hong Kong in Central, an outdoor venue of your choice or in your own home. Head here for personal training packages and first-timer deals.
Use the code SassyXBadass to enjoy 50% off your first session and 20% off any package. Offer valid until Tuesday, 31 August, 2021.
LIMITLESS goes beyond personal training and combines functional medicine with health-focused coaching to bring about life-long results. The trainers here are especially passionate about women’s health and are out to prove that your potential is limitless, combining strength training, physio-science, nutritional medicine and motivational interviewing to help you progress. Improving sleep and stress management, along with optimising gut health and blood sugar management, are also a priority here, which is managed using a sustainable, science-based approach instead of “smash and bash” programmes and restrictive crash diets.
Sassy readers can enjoy either one complimentary Discovery Health Consultation (30mins) at Limitless Health Clinic or one complimentary Personal Training session. LIMITLESS is also offering 15% off all Personal Training packages. This offer is valid for new clients only, until Tuesday, 31 August, 2021.
LIMITLESS Gym & Health Clinic, 12/F, 86-90 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 9855 4437, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.limitlessgym.com.hk, www.facebook.com/limitlesshealthhk, www.instagram.com/limitlesshealthhk
Personal Training Gyms
Hybrid Gym Hong Kong
Best for: Overall personal training
One of Hong Kong’s premier personal training gyms, Hybrid offers everything from MMA to group fitness and Strength & Conditioning training. Whether your goal is to lose fat, build muscle, excel in your sport, or simply feel healthier – the Hybrid team will give you the guidance and support you need to achieve more than you thought was possible.
Hybrid MMA & Fitness, 13/F, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 5240 9918
Best for: MMA and fitness training
Looking to sweat it out and get that adrenaline pumping? Impakt is one of Hong Kong’s biggest MMA and fitness training centres. Offering a mix of martial arts such as Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Karate, things are guaranteed to get sweaty. But with its top-of-the-line equipment and professional team of instructors, you’ll find yourself getting fitter and stronger before you know it.
Best for: Core and mobility training
Backed by a team of experienced professionals, Iso Fit provides private training sessions with a focus on Pilates and Gyrotonic exercises (ideal for those looking to improve their joint mobility and increase their range of motion). Got a workout buddy? Check out Iso Fit’s Pilates Duet Sessions.
Aqua Terra Performance
Best for: Strength and mobility training
Led by personal trainer Esther Blend, Aqua Terra Performance’s personal training programme is all about building a solid foundation for movement and mobility in a safe and supportive environment. From strength-based circuits to flexibility movements, the programme is guaranteed to make you not only feel that fiery burn, but also a satisfying stretch.
Elite Personal Training
Best for: Overall personal training
Got a specific goal but aren’t sure where to start? From injury recovery to losing weight, Elite Personal Training’s 1-On-1 Holistic Personal Training programme is best suited for those with a certain goal in mind. Beyond exercises, the training programme also includes nutritional consultation, making it perfect for those looking to also improve their dietary habits.
Best for: Flexibility and core training
While this isn’t your typical 60-minute cardio-weights personal training session, Flex Studio is best suited for those looking to get the most out of their Pilates and yoga lessons. With a focus on both physical and mental wellness, Flex Studio is the place to be if you’re looking to transform the body and the mind.
Optimum Performance Studio
Best for: Strength and TRX training
With its signature game-like training equipment, Optimum Performance Studio’s programmes ensure you’re sweating as much as you’re having fun. From TRX suspension trainers to free weights, you’ll never have to worry about running out of new sets. Online study courses are also available for those looking to learn more about nutrition or bodybuilding.
Best for: Strength training
With a focus on strength training and weightlifting, Strength Culture’s personal training programmes will leave you with some sore muscles the next morning (in the best way possible). Beyond its intense personal training programme, what sets Strength Culture apart is the supportive and inspiring environment that encourages you take on challenges and conquer them.
The Gym Hong Kong
Best for: Overall personal training
With elite-level coaches and state-of-the-art fitness equipment, The Gym Hong Kong is especially perfect for those looking to take their athletic abilities up a notch. What’s more, the studio also offers an array of sports recovery services, from sports massage therapists and infrared saunas to cryo ice-baths (where your body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for a few minutes).
Raw Personal Training
Best for: Strength and conditioning
From comprehensive nutritional assessment to customised training plans (that actually work!), Raw Personal Training’s team of professional personal trainers is here to help you reach your fitness goals and take them to the next level. Your personal trainer will be in touch with you regularly to evaluate your progress and give you just the right push and motivation you need.
Personal Trainers In Hong Kong
Best for: Strength training and stretch recovery
As a personal trainer with a background in ballet and yoga (who now specialises in strength and mobility training), Hana is an experienced coach who offers her clients top-notch personal training services with a holistic approach. Hana advocates for a no-shortcut, consistent routine that guarantees sustainable results. DM Hana on IG for more info or find her at Gym Town Fitness.
Best for: Overall personal training, boxing and HIIT
Calling all kick-box lovers! With a combination of strength, cardio and kickboxing exercises, Eric’s fun, high-energy classes are great for looking (and feeling!) your best through working those muscle groups. If you’re looking to achieve consistent growth, see results and have fun while doing it, drop Eric a WhatsApp message at 9765 3753 or send him an email!
Kay Kay Keung
Best for: Strength training
Looking to perfect your form? Director of Hong Kong Power Lifting and Lululemon ambassador, Kay Kay Keung is an athlete and professional training coach who guarantees maximum performance and minimum injury. To train with Kay Kay, simply send her an Instagram message or find her at Strength Culture!
Best for: Circuit training, TRX, and animal flow
Known for her dynamic class environment and energetic attitude, Eunice is a certified personal trainer who offers a variety of training workshops, including one-on-one personal training sessions. Your limits will be pushed, but rest assured, you’ll leave Eunice’s classes feeling stronger than ever. Head here to book your personal training session.
Best for: Pilates and barre
Apart from being the first certified Master Trainer of Barre Intensity in Asia, Tina is also the founder of Yoo Pilates Barre Studio and a personal trainer. If you’re hoping to feel leaner and toned, check out Tina’s four-week fat-burning course. Alternatively, her ANIT™ Pilates & Barre programme is perfect for those looking to correct and improve their posture. Head here for more details.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally written by Lydia Ching in September 2020 and was most recently updated in July 2021.
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Hero image courtesy of Getty, image 1 courtesy of Hybrid Gym Hong Kong via Facebook, image 2 courtesy of Aqua Terra Performance via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of LIMITLESS, image 4 courtesy of Flex Studio via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of The Gym via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of Gym Town Fitness via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of Kay Kay Keung via Instagram.