Functional training is still relatively new to Hong Kongers but F45 is spreading quickly with the help of owner James and trainer Cara. They are the most passionate and caring trainers I’ve met, really making sure you push yourself for every rep. If you’re planning a trip to Hong Kong, make sure you pay them a visit!
In case you weren’t familiar with F45 already, it’s a functional training fitness franchise. No matter where you are in the world, you will be doing the same workout as another F45er on the opposite side of the world. You rotate between stations, the timing varies depending on the workout. 22, Varsity, Athletica and Panthers might not make any sense but once you’ve tried F45, you will get hooked onto the workouts and lingo.
Sweat index: 4-10 (depending on the workout – strength tends to be less sweaty, some cardio sessions like Athletica and Firestorm can have you soaked)
Classes: Strength and cardio functional training classes. Every workout is different but follows a similar formula of rotating between different stations and pods.
Price: Free one week trial for first timers / $300 for a single class, multi-class packages and memberships available
Amenities: Basic toiletries and towels provided. The changing rooms can get busy as there are only 3 showers.
Address: Unit 2108 Westlands Centre, 20 Westlands Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong (take the lift to 21/F and the studio is at the end of the corridor, on your right)