When it comes to living and sustaining a healthy lifestyle, many people might start thinking about how difficult this is despite knowing that it is good for them. However, this lifestyle doesn’t and shouldn’t have to feel like a chore to anyone. You are simply putting your health & yourself first!
You have made that brave decision that you want to take control of your life, to live longer, to be stronger so that you are able to do more and experience more things in life. This process should feel empowering and make you feel like you can do anything.
“Yes, but exercising is just so tough, repetitive and boring…”
What if we told you that exercising can actually be fun and make you feel like you’re playing without even realising that you’re also getting a good workout in? Well, it’s not too good to be true. Here are 5 places you can play while getting stronger & fitter!
Play with sensitive wall and floor panels that lights up at Optimum Performance Studio
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Imagine working out in an arcade. That is the experience you can get at Optimum Performance Studio with their PAVIGYM™. A PAVIGYM™ is basically a room decorated with different shapes on the floor and on the walls. Some are empty. Some are numbered. These shapes can light up and it will only go away after applying some pressure on it.
So, expect a workout involving ball throwing, stepping, or hitting the panels that are lit up — just like playing whack-a-mole but using your full body. While you’re playing, little do you even realise that it’s already been almost an hour and you’re done with your workout for the day!
- 2/F, World Trust Tower, 50 Stanley Street, Central; Telephone: +852 2868 5170
- 16/ F, Cheuk Nang Centre, 9 Hillwood Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon; Telephone: +852 3998 4301
Playing with virtual reality while getting fit at 4ward Fitness
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4ward Fitness provides you yet another “arcade” you can work out in, except this time, you are playing with floor panels and walls installed with virtual reality technology. You just have to follow the instructions as if you are playing a video game, next thing you know, you are placing your hands and feet in various workout positions and working up a sweat!
Address: 2/F MPM Plaza, 11 Nelson Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon; Telephone: +852 5802 0123
Bike in water at Velocity
Here’s another “what if” for you. What if we tell you that you can combine relaxing in a bathtub while getting your workout? Enter Velocity’s aquabike.
What you’ll go in this experience is cycling while immersed in water. The aquabike is placed inside a bathtub that has jacuzzi spa technology installed. All of this can help you exercise in a restorative and weightless environment.
Address: 14/F, Oliv, 15-21 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Telephone: +852 2110 4460
Bounce around on trampolines at Bounce Limit
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Bounce Limit is Asia’s first trampoline fitness studio. The studio provides more than 10 different functional and bodyweight classes that can get you fitter and stronger. All of these classes are of course, conducted using your own trampoline. Definitely a fun way to get a total body workout in!
Address: The Pemberton, 13/F 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan; Telephone: +852 2441 0021
Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Yoga
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As summer is just creeping around the corner, here’s a unique way to workout for ocean lovers. Learn how to paddle and practice yoga on your paddle board. This combination is a fun and challenging way to practice yoga as it requires extra presence of mind for you to be able to balance yourself to do the poses on your board.
The increased presence of mind is exactly what SUP Yoga wishes to bring to its students not just within the classes, but outside the class too.
For class schedules, check SUP Yoga’s Facebook page
Photo: Turning Circles
Remember the fun times with the hula hoop as a kid? Well, it’s time to bring them back! Learn new tricks, hula hoop with not only 1 hoop, but multiple hoops, and get a full body workout with Hong Kong’s hula hooping company, Turning Circles.
For class schedules, check Turning Circle’s Facebook page
Header Image Credit: Velocity HK