Fighting Fit: 6 Hong Kong Boxing Gyms To Help You Kick-Start 2020
1/6 Basic Reflex
If you're a total beginner but determined to learn authentic boxing, classes at Basic Reflex will provide you with a taste of professional boxing techniques, including footwork drills, pad work, bag work and sparring.
Led by head coach Paul and a team of experienced boxing coaches, the gym offers personal training option for serious boxers looking for personalised attention.
Basic Reflex, 4/F, Bonham Centre, 79-85 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, +852 9464 5361, facebook.com/basicreflex
2/6 The Fighters Club
A boutique boxing studio that specialises in one-on-one training, The Fighters Club ensures individual attention for fighters of all levels.
Whether you’re looking to lose weight or become a pro fighter, their trainers will coach you like a real fighter with proper techniques and fighting strategies. Plus, you may bump into Tatler Lister Antonia Li when you break a sweat here.
The Fighters Club Wan Chai, 3/F, Shiu Fung Building, 51-53 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong;
The Fighters Club Causeway Bay, 26/F, Guangdong Tours Centre, 18 Pennington Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 9835 6093; thefightersclub.com
3/6 Lights Out Boxing Club
Unlike your usual boxing gym, Lights Out classes will have you working up a good sweat as you punch to the beat. The workout includes a mix of bag work and strength work on the floor in a dimly lit room, which will help you zone in completely and focus on yourself.
Lights Out Boxing Club, 11F, The Pemberton 22-26 Bonham StrandSheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2392 1428, lightsouthk.com
4/6 The Studio by JAB
Transform your body with boxing and Muay Thai classes at The Studio by JAB, catered to all levels from beginners to advanced fighters. Small group classes focus on the basics of boxing with a cardio workout, while person training allows one-on-one attention with a more tailored programme.
The Studio by JAB, 5/F Crawford House, 70 Queen's Road, Central, +852 2851 6684, studiojab.hk
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5/6 Warrior Hong Kong
One of the most well-known boxing gyms in Hong Kong, Warrior specialises in boxing and Muay Thai classes that can be modified for all fitness levels, including first-time boxers.
Apart from working on your jab-cross and kicks, the studio also offers functional training with a strong focus on conditioning to keep your fitness in check.
Warrior Hong Kong, 3/F, Block C Seaview Estate, 8 Watson Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2512 2262, warriorhongkong.com
6/6 Ursus Fitness
With two locations in North Point and Sai Ying Pun, Ursus Fitness offers a diverse range of classes including Strongman and strength and conditioning training, while their boxing classes are some of the most popular.
The instructors will have you doing pad work, bag work, speed balls, spar bars and functional fitness to bring out the best fighter in you—and welcome you to one of the most welcoming fitness communities in town.
Ursus Fitness, Shop B, G/F, 5-13 Fortress Hill Road, Fortress Hill, +852 2104 2398; Units 2-4, GF, 64-68 Pok Fu Lam Road, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 2803 2774, ursusfitness.com
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