5 Hong Kong Wellness Influencers To Know From The Gen.T List 2020
The focus on wellness has been more prominent than ever this year thanks to Covid-19. From seeking out new fitness routines to do at home, to paying more attention to our mental and physical health throughout the year, and even trying out new wellness practices such as incorporating CBD products into our daily life and trying out new forms of movement, the health and wellness industry is not slowing down anytime soon.
We’re highlighting five Hong Kong-based wellness influencers from the Gen.T List 2020 who are leading the health and wellness scene by storm. From modernising the image of traditional Chinese medicine, to turning online group fitness classes into games, here are the leading wellness influencers to know about in Hong Kong.
1/5 Candice Chan
Co-founder and managing director of LifeHub, Candice Chan has been in the wellness industry for over ten years in Hong Kong and in the US. A goal-getter with a list of wellness certifications to show her passion––including a bachelor’s degree in nutrition science as well as a yoga certification––Chan opened LifeHub’s flagship centre in Hong Kong in 2019 to bring science-backed health experiences to the city.
The to-go spot for all things related to alternative wellness, LifeHub’s IV drips, oxygen therapy and ear seeding treatments are now the talk of the town, attracting athletes who are looking for sports recovery treatments as well as in-the-know wellness enthusiasts.
With plans to expand to Mainland China in the upcoming years, remember to book in for an IV drip session when their Shanghai branch opens.
2/5 Vivian Tang
Pushing TCM into the spotlight, Vivian Tang believes that Western medicine is not the only effective form of treatment and supplement in order to heal the body. As the executive director of Wai Yuen Tong, Tang is bringing a new page to the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) manufacturer by making TCM products more millennial and Gen Z friendly.
Tang has also launched ProVet, a wellness supplement lined for pets under Wai Yuen Tong which uses TCM to help improve the overall health of your furry friends.
See also: In Good Health: How Traditional Chinese Medicine Is Evolving In Leaps And Bounds
3/5 Keith Rumjahn
If going to the gym during Covid-19 feels too risky, invest in one of the best at-home fitness gadgets co-founded by Gen.T honouree, Keith Rumjahn. Co-founder and CEO of OliveX, a digital lifestyle company, OliveX brings health and fitness programmes into your home with the company’s signature interactive smart mirror, Kara Smart Fitness.
Streaming fitness classes taught by the world’s best trainers, the mirror uses A.I. technology to provide real-time feedback on your movements and records all your fitness data and progress every time you work out.
4/5 Denise Tam
The first to introduce CBD to Hong Kong last year, Denise Tam is the founder of Heavens Please, the city’s premier CBD platform. Offering eco-conscious CBD products as an alternative healing method, Tam is not afraid to push boundaries while reducing the stigma of hemp and CBD products with her wellness company.
See also: A Beginner's Guide To CBD: What It Is And Where To Find CBD Products In Hong Kong
5/5 Alvin Cheung
Co-founder and COO of Handyrehab, Alvin Cheung is helping stroke victims one hand at a time with their company’s affordable robotic gloves.
Following his motto that “business is a force for social good”, Cheung and his partners designed a robotic glove that sends data for therapists to keep track of rehabilitation progress while also aiding partially paralysed people with daily tasks such as hold cups, use a smartphone and open doors.
See also: All 400 Leaders Of Tomorrow On The Gen.T List 2020
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