Recreational opportunities for sporting fans abound, whether it is a round of golf or an hour at the gym, but expect crowds in the evenings and on weekends.
Nearly all hotels have health clubs and spas, and private fitness centers are widespread. All of these centers have English-speaking staff to cater to the large expatriate community in Hong Kong and provide a wide selection of classes from yoga and Pilates to weight-training and kickboxing. The stiff competition keeps gyms' standards high and membership prices low, with monthly fees averaging HK$400-$700.
A well-known chain of fitness centers with branches across Hong Kong offering multi-level classes including aerobics, body combat, indoor cycling and yoga.
Open Mon-Sat 06:00-24:00, Sun 08:00-22:00
Locations: Causeway Bay, Central, Quarry Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, Wan Chai, Mongkok
Tel: 2522 5229
Upscale fitness center with two branches in the Central district. Both have a diverse schedule of classes and personal trainers and qualified nutritionists are also available.
1-3/F Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Rd, Central
Mall Level 3, Two IFC, 8 Finance St, Central
Open Mon-Sat 06:00-24:00 boxing, climbing, aerobics, kick boxing, yoga and free weights.
Tel: 3691 3988
All Fitness First gyms have personal trainers, a wide range of equipment and more than 180 group exercise classes a week. Its passport membership allows members the use of clubs worldwide.
Open Mon-Fri 06:30-23:00, Sat 07:00-22:00, Sun 08:00-22:00
Locations: Central, Sheung Wan, Quarry Bay, North Point, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 3106 3000
A 10,000-square-foot facility with a heated indoor lap pool, ladies-only workout area, day spa, sauna, steam room and cafe.
Open Mon-Fri 06:30-22:30, Sat 06:30-21:00, Sun and public holidays 10:00-20:00
3/F, ICBC Tower, Citibank Plaza
3 Garden Road, Central
Tel: 2878 6288
Besides personal training and exercise classes, the gym offers services such as sports massages, tanning beds, a basketball academy and nutrition consultation.
Open Mon-Fri 07:00-23:00, Sat 08:00-20:00, Sun and Public Holidays 09:00-18:00
6/F On Hing Building
1-9 On Hing Terrace, Central
Tel: 2525 3223
All golf clubs in Hong Kong are for members and their guests only, although some clubs allow visitors at an additional charge. Major tournaments are held at the Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling, which also allows visitors to join as day members.
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