Trimmed & Toned: 28 Fitness Centres to Check Out (Part 1)

Hey there, honeys! Did you know that having a healthy fitness regimen is a crucial part of preparing for your big day? We’re not just talking about shaving off unwanted pounds to fit into “The Dress”, but achieving an optimal state of wellness that will make you radiate as you walk down that aisle. With the myriad of options available today, you can figure out your preferred way to work up a sweat. We’ve compiled a list of different fitness programs around the metro for you to check out. Let’s get those endorphins pumping!

1. CARDIO

This type of exercise boosts your heart rate and helps the blood flow through your body more effectively. It’s a popular form of exercise because cardio can be as simple as walking, running, biking and swimming. Here are some more options for the cardio-lovers out there:

 

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XYZ

Have you heard about the spinning craze? Try XYZ, a healthclub that offers spinning classes for a total body workout in a club-like setting with motivational instructors. It’s perfect for brides that want to lose weight doing cardio and enjoy listening to good music but might find get bored on a treadmill.

  • Location: Central, Causeway Bay
  • Class Duration: 50 minutes
  • Fee: HK$270 for trial

 

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Bounce Limit

Now this one will literally make you jump for joy! If you want to leap and bounce on a trampoline and burn up to 1000 calories while doing it, then try Bounce Limit. It’s perfect for brides that want to feel like they are playing while working out and hate traditional gym environments.

  • Location: Sheung Wan
  • Class Duration: 55 minutes
  • Fee: HK$580 for 2 classes (first time trial)

 

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Torq Cycle

Here’s another option for spinning classes. Torq Cycle offers sessions which vary from HIIT to Core. There’s something for everyone. Also, they have performance metric results on large screens for those that want to track their progress. This is perfect for competitive brides who want to compare how they’re doing in terms of their cardio and strength training.

  • Location: Central
  • Class Duration: 50 or 90 minutes
  • Fee: HK$250 for 2 rides (for new customers)

 

2. GROUP CLASS

If you don’t think you can get up off the couch and work out alone, then by all means sign up for a group class. This can make going to the gym a fun ritual with company around to keep you going especially when you need the extra motivation to carry on!

 

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Topfit

Topfit is a healthclub that offers a circuit training program. This involves high-intensity aerobics. They have carefully curated group classes like “Curves Ahead” which is a female focused group that targets women’s problem areas. This is perfect for brides that appreciate working out in chic, private spaces but like small group settings.

  • Location: Central
  • Duration: 30-60 minutes

 

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Bikini Fit

Bikini Fit offers circuit training but in the good ‘ol outdoors. They have female fitness programs that have a variety of workouts daily. The support system within the groups are amazing as well as working out in one of Hong Kong’s scenic parks is great motivation! This is perfect for brides who are early risers and love the community of likeminded women.

  • Location: Victoria Park, Hong Kong Park, Sun Yat Sen Park
  • Class Duration: 50 minutes
  • Fee: HK$795 per week

 

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Aerial Arts Academy

Have you ever wanted to join the circus as an aerial artist? Well, now’s your chance as Aerial Arts Academy provides an array of classes like: pole dancing, burlesque, sexy strip tease, fly yoga, and other aerial acrobatics. This is perfect for brides who want to be more flexible and learn the art of seduction too!

  • Location: Central, Causeway Bay, Sheung Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Class Duration: 60-75 minutes
  • Fee: Pay as you go (HK$100/credit)

 

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Melody Pole Studio

If you prefer to be in solely in the company of other women trying to get fit in a fun and girly environment to unleash your inner sexy vixen, then Melody Pole Studio is for you! They also cater for pole dancing and other fun and sexy dance parties for the special birthday day girl and brides-to-be. This would be a perfect bachelorette party idea, don’t you think?

  • Location: Lai Chi Kok
  • Class Duration: 60 minutes
  • Fee: HK$275 for a trial class

3. MARTIAL ARTS

Everybody was Kung Fu fighting! hi-yaaa! Those kids were fast as lightning! Kidding aside — martial arts is one of the most intense but exhilarating forms of exercise around. You get to be a ninja warrior in your own right. Who wouldn’t want that?

 

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Spark Fight & Fitness

They offer a variety of combat sports from Thai Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and MMA striking. This is perfect for kick-ass brides that enjoy doing combat sports to stay fit!

  • Location: Central
  • Class Duration: 60 minutes

 

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Versus

This gym offers Muay Thai, MMA and fighting fit classes in a boutique gym space. This is perfect for brides that want to get in fighting form and appreciate a small and efficient MMA gym.

  • Location: Sheung Wan
  • Class Duration: 45-60 minutes
  • Fee: Free Trial Session

 

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DEF Boxing

Here’s a work out space that offers Boxing and Muay Thai and will teach you the proper form and technique all while getting fit in the process. This is perfect for brides that want to feel like million dollar baby while getting a million dollar body!

  • Location: Sheung Wan
  • Class Duration: 60 minutes
  • Fee: HK$275 per session

4. PERSONAL TRAINING

This form of exercise proves that there is strength in small numbers. Classes are held with a few other women to truly focus on keeping trim and improving one’s results.

 

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Ultimate Perfomance

What is unique about Ultimate Performance is that they have a specific Bridal Bootcamp Program in preparation for your wedding. They also hold Female Fat loss group classes with professional trainers who tailor workouts and nutrition plans to fit your needs. This is perfect for brides that are willing to pay for a tailor fit exercise and diet program with world class trainers.

  • Location: Central, Causeway Bay
  • Class Duration: 60 minutes

 

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Elite Personal Training

They have small group classes or Personal Training sessions with individualized attention and support. This is perfect for brides in Wong Chuk Hang that need a quality gym to help them get ready for the big day!

  • Location: Wong Chuk Hang
  • Class Duration: 60 minutes

 

5. PERSONALIZED

If you want to go for gold and have a one on one session, then getting a personal trainer is the fitness program for you! This will be great for brides who have the lazer focus to get their toned tummys in no time!

 

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All About Aesthetics

This personal training concierge service offers fitness programs at different locations around Hong Kong. They provide professional service either for 1 on 1 training or outdoor group training. This is perfect for brides that have used every excuse not to work out since it’s the trainer who goes to them so there is no escape!

  • Location: Any location of your choice or private studios
  • Class Duration: 60 minutes
  • Fee: HK$110 for trial group class

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FitnessU

Trainers will work with you one-on-one to help you take control of your body at your own pace this will be in the comfort of your own space. They also offer online training packages!

  • Location: Any location of your choice or private studios

 

Come back again tomorrow for the second half of this list, and begin your journey to becoming a radiant bride from the inside out!

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