Equip your home fitness regime!
We’ve all likely spent more time at home and inside these last few months trying to do the responsible thing thanks to the COVID situation. However, health is still important and staying active helps contribute to both our physical and mental well being. If you’re looking for a way to stay active while doing your best to socially distance at home, Hong Kong has a variety of places that you can get some at-home fitness equipment. From smaller pieces (ideal for small Hong Kong apartments) to large items like treadmills and bikes, we’ll be sure to help you find the right piece of fitness equipment for your home and family.
Kettler is a recognisable and reputable worldwide brand when it comes to fitness equipment. From small accessories like yoga mats to free weights, to the large machines like treadmills and bikes, Kettler carries not only its own brand but ADIDAS, X2Fit and more. With many locations across Hong Kong, as well as an online shop to have products delivered directly to your door, it’s easier than ever to get the fitness equipment you need.
You’re probably already familiar with Decathalon, a one-stop fitness shop that sells every from attire, accessories, and a huge range of fitness equipment. Decathlon is an accessible and affordable place to get free weights, bands, weight bars, and a small selection of larger weight equipment, as well as yoga equipment, cross-training kits and even baby-gym equipment (like a gym tunnel, mini trampoline, space hoppers and even balancing kit)! There are a few physical locations in Hong Kong but you can also order directly off the website and get next day shipping if you reach the cut off time. Further, if you spend $499 or more you’ll get free shipping!
If your love of circuit training has been severely hampered by the global pandemic (and, let’s face it, the kids), fear not. Who said you need to have bulky, expensive gym equipment to work out at home? Great things come in small packages with the 3xbands. With these resistance bands (made from 100% natural latex, that’s not been treated with any harmful chemicals), you can work out at your own pace, in your own time, in your own front room! Try the 3x workout band set that includes all the bands you’ll need for a full-body work out (learner T-band, advanced A-band, professional P-band, extreme X-band) plus a door anchor and carry bag (with friendly little stick people printed on it to show you all the moves). Join messenger or Zoom workout groups, or get the whole family involved with a range of 20 to 45-minute videos that you can try at a time to suit you. What’s more, if you’re a little on the reluctant side on getting into a fitness regime, you’ll love that the exercises are even printed on the bands themselves, so there’s no excuse about not knowing what to do (we seriously can’t get enough of the stick people)!
Nutro One is a Hong Kong-based business that specialises in health and wellbeing, selling fitness equipment, sports nutrition, supplements, and even skincare. From yoga to TRX, rowing to home gyms, Nutro One has an extensive array of machines, accessories, and weight training for your home. Visit them in-store or purchase online and get free shipping for any purchase over $200.
T8 Fitness is another Hong Kong-based business that sells quality fitness equipment. After spotting a lack of accessibility to yoga and pilates equipment, T8 Fitness was born in 2011. T8 Fitness carries everything you’d ever need for yoga or pilates, including equipment and accessories. Other great products include foam rollers, gym gloves, and even their signature extra-grippy ToesSox that come in a variety of styles and patterns (even Disney!).
Join Fit is an online fitness training equipment supplier that has been in business since 2003. Join Fit has since come to provide top-notch brands and fitness equipment to National Teams within China and many recognisable fitness locations in Hong Kong. Even for the rest of us average Joes, Join Fit’s digital shop has something for everyone, such as pull-up bars, kettlebells, medicine balls and more. It even offers free door-to-door delivery for any purchases made (no minimum purchase required).
i-Fitness specialises in larger weight and cardio machines for the home, like treadmills, bikes, ellipticals and at-home strength training machines and equipment. i-Fitness is an authorised dealer for a variety of popular fitness equipment brands along with professional assistance in-store or on its online shop. Spending over $800 will also land you free delivery and every purchase will enjoy a 12-month warranty covering maintenance and issues.
Taobao is the Amazon of Asia, with literally anything you can think of available for sale, usually pretty cheap, too. Provided you can create an account and work through the site in Chinese (or check out this guide on how to navigate Taobao in English), Tao Bao has a large range of fitness equipment at varying prices. You should search the site in Chinese to get the best selection and prices, which Google translate can easily help with, as an English search may give limited results or different prices. So if you’re in the market for something inexpensive and are comfortable working with Taobao, it’s a solid site to get what you need for your home gym.
Second-Hand Fitness Equipment Options
Hong Kong has a lot of people coming and going meaning that there is always an influx of people getting rid of things as they move. If you want to purchase second-hand fitness equipment you can find a wide array of perfectly good second-hand equipment off GeoExpat or AsiaXpat. Both sites contain forums and classifieds for those that are new to Hong Kong and is a popular place to sell and buy items as well as ask any question you might have about the city. You can also try Carousell or the Hong Kong Facebook Marketplace. Just ensure that the items are in good condition – and make sure to give them a good clean prior to use during these COVID times!