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Wellness Guide to Hong Kong

Staying fit and well in the city

By VTPublished 4 years ago 3 min read

Hong Kong is a busy city and can quickly get the better of you. So how do we remain mentally and physically balanced in this urban jungle? Vivienne Tang gives us a round-up of Hong Kong’s must-visit wellness and fitness spots

FOOD:

Mana!

With the motto of “Eat Like It Matters” Mana! offers guilt-free organic, vegan and raw food, with several gluten-free options. Choose from an array of beetroot, grilled veggies, potato salad, quinoa and more for your salad, and opt for their famous freshly baked flatbreads, which come as a wrap. Fill it with haloumi, grilled vegetables, baba ganoush or hummus, and rocket. Or go for their veggie burger and “healthy” fries. Dubbed “fast slow food”, the meals are perfect for take-out or a quick eat in.

92 Wellington Street, Central

www.mana.hk

FITNESS:

Kita Yoga

In contrast to the big yoga companies in this city, this little studio in Sheung Wan offers intimate engaging classes with a hands-on approach. With a relaxed, chilled-out atmosphere, this modern studio, which was started by Nikita Ramchandani, offers vinyasa flow, hatha and yoga therapy classes. Kita Yoga creates a holistic and healing experience for the urban city dweller. Stay after class to hang out with like-minded people.

1A U Lam Terrace, Sheung Wan

www.kita-yoga.com

XYZ

Ride with some of Hong Kong coolest movers and shakers at XYZ. The cycling studio, which feels more like a nightclub, will outdo any Lan Kwai Fong hotspot (Lan Kwai Fong aka LKF is THE nightlife district, where you can go out Wednesdays to Saturdays). Spinning at XYZ is like partying on a Friday night sans alcohol and much healthier.

2/F, New World Tower 2, 18 Queen’s Road Central, Central

www.youarexyz.com

Barre 2 Barre

If you’re feeling social, head to the barre for your next workout. A technique based on Pilates and stretching, this exercise will leave you lean and chiselled. Part cardio, part strengthening, a class at Barre 2 Barre will hit every muscle. Even if you’re not feeling your fittest, don’t fret, go for the community and the laid-back fun vibe.

4/F, Cheung Hing Commercial Building, 37 Cochrane Street, Central

www.barre2barre.com

MEDITATION & WELLNESS:

Balance Health

This holistic centre offers a range of alternative treatments and therapies, including Traditional Chinese Medicine, shiatsu, hypnotherapy, chraniosacral therapy, meditation and much more. If you want to try acupuncture, this is a good place to start. If you want to try meditation for the first time, check out Phil Davies’ classes. He also leads popular personal awareness workshops where you learn to read auras, balance your chakras and get a better understanding of your psychic abilities.

2705 Universal Trade Centre, 3-5 Arbuthnot Road, Central

www.balancehealth.com.hk

Float On

Experience ultimate relaxation in a floatation tank that shuts out sound, sight, touch and smell. Cocooned and floating in a zero-gravity environment is said to relieve stress and improve circulation. You’ll quickly achieve a meditative state, reducing levels of anxiety and depression, and possibly even curb addictions and cure phobias. Dreampods are filled with 500 kg of Epsom salt and magnesium in water kept at 34 degrees Celsius. Float, relax and recharge.

Basement (Door Beside 7-11), 89 Caine Road, Mid-Levels

www.floatonhk.com

Fivelements Habitat

Expanding from its award-winning wellness retreat in Bali, the brand will launch Fivelements Habitats, city sanctuaries for yoga, sacred arts and plant-powered cuisine, with its first one in Hong Kong. Fivelements Habitats will feature a rich collection of holistic practices aimed at fostering self-exploration, mental and physical health and wellbeing. The holistic studio will offer its signature holistic wellness programs and coaching for rejuvenation, detox and weight management, coupling bespoke therapies and a diverse array of sacred arts practices, including bodywork, intuitive healing, energy work, and wellness therapies.

13A/F, Tower One, Times Square, Causeway Bay

www.fivelements.com

For more info on Hong Kong, such as healthy restaurants, check out Healthy Eats in Hong Kong.

For more travel guides by Vivienne Tang, check out her wellness travel site, Destination Deluxe.

About Vivienne Tang:

Vivienne Tang is the founder of Destination Deluxe, a wellness & luxury travel publication and booking platform. Born in London, raised in Switzerland and living in Hong Kong for the last 17 years, she travels the world to uncover new and exciting places and resorts. When in Hong Kong and succumbing to the city’s hectic lifestyle, she always makes downtime and meditation a priority in her life, simply because she understands that in order to maintain a healthy body, you also need a healthy mind. Check out her 360-degree approach to staying fit, healthy and sane. Vivienne was also named one of Hong Kong’s “Top 10 Luxury Lifestyle Influencers” by Marketing Magazine.

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