Fell off the bandwagon after starting your New Year’s goals? Just jump back on it. Every day can be your fresh beginning. Every day can be that day that you can put whatever that can help you become the best you, first.
Sometimes, we just need a little help and some information. Also, you don’t have to go through this journey alone! What better to find these like-minded people than hustling through a workout with other people?
“But I don’t have the time!” We got you. Luckily, there is a specific type of workout that caters to the busybees who still want to get their sweat in. Drumroll please:
High Intensity Training! HIT for short.
While it may sound similar to HIIT, which has gained immense popularity around the world, there’s a slight difference. Like HIIT, HIT workouts are also performed within a short period of time (usually less than an hour) at a high intensity. The only difference is the workout is performed in an all-out training session from beginning to end with no recovery time in between.
So to help you find your fitness buddies and be able squeeze in exercise time, we have compiled a list of fitness studios that conducts HIT classes in Hong Kong. Maybe you’ll find one that’s near you!
Hong Kong Island
Okay, so these first two are HIIT, but we couldn’t resist including them.
What you can expect from HIT45’s classes is a warm-up session that is a mix of cardio, bodyweight and flexibility exercises, followed by a cardio session, then strength training, to be finished with a good 5-minute stretch and cooldown. Yes, all that in under an hour!
They don’t just bring this holistic attitude in their class, but the way they programme their weekly schedule too. Each day focuses on a different part of your body — lower, upper, core, and full body. This makes it hard not to go to HIT45 every day!
Address: 1/F, Abdoolally House, 20 Stanley Street Central, Hong Kong; Telephone: +852 2724 4226; Website
Photo: F45 Hong Kong
F45 (stands for Function 45) focuses on training you to get better at function movements in 45 minutes. You never know what kind of workout you are going to walk into with F45. Every day is a different theme. Some days are more weight-focused, some more cardio-based.
On Saturdays, the theme is Hollywood, which is a mix of cardio and weights. There are a few workout stations you have to go through and keep rotating through the different stations as the timer goes on and off.
Next thing you know, you’re done with your workout! This is what makes F45 fun. The pumped up coaches, music, and fellow classmates definitely can help you grind through the class too!
Current branches available:
- Sheung Wan
Unit 102, 1st Floor, 135 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan; +852 69902403
15th Floor Li Dong Building, 9 Li Yuen St E, Central, Hong Kong; +852 6990 2403
- Wan Chai
Level 15 Heng Shan Centre, 145 Queen's Rd E, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; +852 9017 1123
- Quarry Bay
Unit 2108 Westlands Centre 20 Westlands Road Quarry Bay; +852 6165 5770
Check their timetable on their website
Photo: The Corner HK
There is something therapeutic and empowering about knowing how to throw punches and kicks properly. Perhaps that’s why martial arts classes like Muay Thai will keep a steady presence in the fitness scene. What about combining Muay Thai, functional conditioning, and a cardio session that will guarantee give you a good sweat, make you stronger, but all in a short time? The Corner has got you covered with their BoxFit classes, which is exactly all of the things above!
Address: Unit No. 2005, 20/F Prosperity Place, 6 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon; Telephone: +852 3460 3207 ; Website
Photo: Let’s Fit HK
Let’s Fit has at least 6 types of short and high-intensity workout classes for you to choose from, with names that are bound to get you in the mood for an intense exercise session — Bikini Fit, Super Sexy Fit, and Killer Circuit. Sounds intimidating? You don’t have to be because firstly, you will have passionate coaches to guide you through these workouts. Secondly, you are not going to be alone throughout this process!
Address: B/F, 99 Plaza, No.99 Tai Ho Road Tsuen Wan; Telephone: +852 2396 8718; Website
New Territories Bootcamp
Photo: Peak Performance HK
New Territories Bootcamp has a goal to grow the health and fitness scene in this part of Hong Kong as well as in Kowloon since most workout studios are predominantly found on Hong Kong Island. NT Bootcamp’s system focuses on burning a lot of calories, muscle strengthening and creating a strong cardio endurance base for its students under a short amount of time.
With NT Bootcamp making HIT workouts more accessible in Hong Kong, there’s no excuse for you not to try one out and work on your fitness.
Address: Shatin Wai Playground, Shui Chuen Au Street, Shatin Wai, Hong Kong; Telephone: +852 6799-4768; Website
Photo: Goji Studios HK
Goji Studios is a booming fitness studio that doesn’t only provide you with a plethora of classes to choose from (that can be done super easily), they also offer in-house services such as consultancy sessions with nutritionists, supplement experts, lab testing and wellness treatments.
They understand that to be healthy and fit, one must look at all aspects of life. Aside from these classes, if you don’t have the time to make sure you’re eating right, you can also check out their meal planning services too!
Hong Kong Island branches:
Kowloon Island branches:
Tsim Sha Tsui
For more information, you may visit their website
Header image credit: Peak Performance HK