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Jump Start The Health Kick: Classes, Cleanses, Fitness, Food & Spas in Hong Kong!

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Feeling a little on the slow and heavy side after the holidays? Us too. That’s why we’ve pulled together some of the best ways to jump start your health kick in Hong Kong. Indulge (healthily!), detox, find your very own chef and nutritionist, and check out great 2012 packages to help you get back on track.


Circuit25 Six Week Challenge
Open for registration until February 14th
For those of you who thrive on challenge, Circuit25’s six-week before-after contest is for you. Click here full details of the challenge.
If this is all too much too soon, scope out the many bootcamp-style group training options, including one of their latest, the HITT workout, which gets you burning more calories in less times.  Whatever you choose, these guys mean business, so get ready to sweat.

Various locations – whichever is most convenient for you.
Providing ladies with a complete cardio and strength workout in just 30 minutes. Their usual member fee is HK$1,776 – but in January it is at half the price – HK$888.
Find out more about Curves here.

EPT – Elite Personal Trainers
20/F, Regency Centre, 41-43 Wong Chuk Hand Road
Get ready to Evolve, Progress and Transform with EPT on the South Side.  Here you can find a range of fitness programs catering to all fitness levels, including personal training, TRX suspension training, and group indoor and outdoor bootcamps.  They can also offer nutritional counseling.

Flex Studio
Until January 31
1/F Regency Centre Phase II, 43 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen

To help us deal with the holiday season food fest effects, Flex Studio has offered a Personal Training Session for you and a friend for the price of one person. This is healthy peer pressure at its best.
Call 2813-2212 or email [email protected]

Hersha Chellaram: Yoga for the Absolutely Inflexible
January 5 onwards
White Lotus Centre: Car Po Commercial Building, 20th Floor, Suite 2001, 18-20 Lyndhust Terrace, Central

“If you can’t touch your toes or sit at a computer all day, suffer from tension aches in your head/neck/back, then this is the class for you!” – Hersha Chellaram
This will be a small class with limited spaces, so call 2815-9684 to book your place now. Find out more about Hersha Chellaram here.

The Peak Conditioning Project
Whenever you’re ready – anywhere, anytime.
This seriously intense 90-day health and fitness program comes complete with a personal trainer and a global community of support. With a fee of US$595, you get a personalized menu and workout schedule, as well as a personal blog on the Peak Conditioning Project online community where you’ll work with your trainer and teammates going through it all with you – yes…this is basically peer pressure — but it works. The goal: for you to fire the trainers at the end of 90 days because you know how to keep it going yourself. This is the real deal, people.
Check out more on the Peak Conditioning Project, here online.


10 Day Detox for Busy People
Private programs, at busy people’s convenience.
Integrated Medicine Institute 13/F & 17/F, Kailey Tower, 16 Stanley Street, Central

‘Post-holiday’ is synonymous with ‘back to work,’ and we all know how busy it gets here in Hong Kong. That’s why we’re loving IMI and its consideration for busy people – as long as you’re serious about working off that holiday belly, they’ll make it work for you – complete with a personalized program. If you’re just looking to check out what they’re about, they also offer workshops and free health talks.
Click here for details on their 10 Day Detox Retreat, and here for workshops and talks.
Call 2523-7121 or email [email protected].

Cambridge Weight Plan
2nd Floor, 52 Graham St, Central
In 2009, Sarah Armstrong brought to Hong Kong the program that changed her life. A huge success in both the UK and Hong Kong, Cambridge Weight Plan is fast, predictable, guarantees all the nutrition you need, and comes with a top-notch guidance program. Products range from soups to shakes – yummmm…..
Contact them at their website:

Eat Right
Time? Place? It’s totally your call.
Eat Right is well known for its flexible and quality programs, and joining one is much like having your very own nutritionist and chef. Martin, the director of Eat Right, will provide your personal menu – a healthy version of anything you desire. Speak to him directly about your needs at 6197-5820 or [email protected].
Learn more about Eat Right here.

Hydro Health: Colon Hydrotherapy
Find them in Central or Kowloon; see here for details.
When it comes to detoxing, these folks go straight to…well…the big intestine – this is a serious cleansing of the system, people. If you’re not sure as to whether this is for you, check out their website for the full scoop.
For more information, see here. For enquiries email them at [email protected].

Nutritious n’ Delicious
Karen’s special package just for 2012
One of our go-to nutritionists, Karin Reiter of Nutricious N’ Delicious is all about life changing habits. To kickstart 2012 she is offering a special six week weight loss program where you’ll receive a detailed weight loss plan complete with personalized recipes based on your unique nutritional and health needs, plus lots of personal support  to make sure you stick with it.  Karin also offers two other packages: Six Week Health Kick and Twelve Week Life Changer, both of which are all about jump-starting life-changing habits. She also offers  individual consultations, home visits, supermarket tours and pre and post natal sessions and packages, among others.
If you’re ready for a life change, give Karin a call at 9828 8551, or email her at [email protected].

SuperFood Detox
January 9 or 14
i-Detox centre, Suite 12A, Carfield Commercial Building, 77, Wyndham Street, Central

We are what we eat. Dive into the new year with a new menu. Join i-Detox in their most popular event of the year which introduces superfoods and their power to change our lives. The entire package includes a two-week personal menu featuring your favorite foods with a healthier streak. Check out program details here.

The Body Group & Rawthentic: Mexican Cuisine Gone Raw
January 17 6-8pm
14th Floor, Prosperous Building, 48-52 Des Voeux Road, Central

Masters of healthy eating, Rawthentic’s next raw food class at The Body Group has a Mexican twist: for HK$895 you’ll get to make goodies like chili chocolate cherry brownies and tacos with fiesta filling – de-lish. You need to sign up by January 15 – and the earlier the better actually, as places fill up quickly.
Check out The Body Group here.

Tüscher Nutrition
One of our go-to nutritional experts, Gabrielle is a US-accredited Registered Dietician with a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and Food Studies. Recognized as a  leading nutrition authorities, Gabrielle’s clientele includes high-profile celebrities, fashion models, and award winning hotels, restaurants and spas. She offers customized nutrition consultations focusings on overall lifestyle management.
Learn more about Gabrielle and Tüscher Nutrition on her website.

Urban Health Farm Detox/Weight Loss Solution
Dr Susan Jamieson & Holistic Central Medical Practice, 13/F, Asia Standard Tower 59-65 Queen’s Road, Central
This two-week holistic detox programme aims to leave you lighter while boosting your overall well-being. For HK$4,500 you’ll receive personal consultation and a diet plan complete with organic supplements. Want to learn more? Check out SCMP’s review of them: “Clean Up Your Act”.
To sign up and learn more visit

Weight Watchers
What’s a healthy-living roundup without the Weight Watchers!? These folks are long-time experts to a healthy life. Check them out here.


Until January 31
Various venues – see here for more info.

Winner of several World Luxury Spa Awards, including the 2011 Luxury Wellness Spa Award. You can’t go wrong with Bodywize. Score 40% off your first treatment, pre-trials to dance and yoga classes, and if you end up hooked, various discounts on membership fees throughout the month of January.
Contact them now to find out more.

Deluxe Spa Indulgence

Until 31 January
Plateau Spa at Grand Hyatt, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai

A feel-good revival of your body in the midst of the Grand Hyatt Plateau’s peaceful oasis-like designs. For HK$1,900/person, you get the a super nourishing Almond Scrub (45min) and Restorative Facial (60min).  And if you’re looking for a serious post-holiday workout, check out the Grand Hyatt’s fitness studios –yes, that studios..with an ‘s’ – among other various facilities, just outside the Plateau doors.
Find the Plateau here.

Eric Standop: Face Reader and Nutritionist at The Mandarin Spa
January 7 -14
The Mandarin Spa, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central

The popular Eric Standop, Face Reader and Nutritionist, will be running a special post-holiday 7-day Detox Programme. And if you’re looking to learn more about what your face reveals in terms of your body as well as relationship-wise, Eric will be offering one-on-one consultation sessions throughout the week. Check out full details here.

EDS Day Spa
EDS Day Spa, 9/F, Century Square, 1 D’Aguilar Street, Central
This award winning spa is offering a New Year package featuring the Tri Pollar Facial Treatment and the full-body Endermologie M6 Slimming Treatment at just HK$3,000. Treatments will take two hours overall. Find out more here.
Call 2521-6600 or email [email protected] to reserve.

Festive Indulgence at Chuan Spa
Chuan Spa, Level 41, Langham Place Hotel, Mongkok
This traditional Chinese Medicine-inspired sanctuary is offering a number of promotions through January and beyond. Our favorite might just be the New Year – New Skin package which offers a course of three Dermaheal skin-rejuvenating facials over the course of a month, plus some take-home goodies.
To reserve a place for any of their body-loving packages, click here or call 3552-3510.

Four Seasons Spa
We’ve long been fans of the M6 Contour treatment at the Four Seasons Spa.  Rollers and suctions work to restore the body’s contours and banish cellulite (yes, please). A single treatment can have a dramatic effect on circulation and lymphatic drainage.  Other faves here include their contouring detox wrap and the bio-energy clay wrap that draws out toxins, yes, plus also uses a mineral-rich clay wrap that emits negative ions to boost vitality.

The Hangover Herbie at Bliss Spa
Bliss Spa W-Hotel, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon
The ever-popular “Hangover Herbie” treatment at the W Hotel’s Bliss Spa  is the perfect way to sober up in 105 minutes. Featuring essential oils, intensive full-body cleansing, and an anti-migraine massage. Magic word: detox.

Melo Spa Winter Warming Journey
Until 31 January
Melo Spa, Hyatt Regency, 18 Chak Cheung Street, Sha Tin, New Territories

All month these guys are offering three winter warming packages to brush off stress and  ward off the chills of winter.  Our top pick: The Melo Cocoon Retreat which includes a warm oil body buff, enzyme silk body  wrap and scalp massage, and an anti-chill massage.
Call 3723 7684 or email [email protected] for reservations, and check out more of the Melo Spa packages here.

MoMa: Mobile Massage
Make a booking through 6404-5180 at least 1.5 hours in advance, and they will come to you!
Brought to you in affiliation with The Hong Kong Federation of Professional Massage Therapists, MoMa Hong Kong is a network of expert massage therapists who bring relaxation to you, wherever you may be.  A massage at home – does it get more luxe?
Learn more on their website:

Sense of Touch: The Sweetest Hangover
Through January
Lan Kwai Fong, 1-5F, 52 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central

Though Sense of Touch offers many a fine massage,  this is our pick for the start of 2012. And they’re offering a discount through January – HK$1250 for 2hrs.  Score!
Call them at 2526-6918 to make a booking. And check out more of their incredible offers here.

Renew and Revitalize at Peninsula Spa by ESPA
Peninsula ESPA, Peninsula, Salisbury Road, Kowloon
Start the New Year with a full body revival session at Peninsula ESPA. Their New Year Package offers 2.5 hours of bliss and include a full body exfoliation, a 60-minute aromatherapy massage, and an anti-ageing enzyme peel facial or Intensive Facial with head massage. Bonus: there’s nothing more relaxing (and motivating, frankly) than having lunch at a pool while we’re trying to slim down. Guests are invited to have lunch in the Peninsula’s indoor pool.
Call 2920-2888 or visit for reservations.

Urban Detox at The Oriental Spa
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queens Road Central
The Oriental Spa’s Urban Detox is a six series workshop within a three month period where you’ll how to “reset” your system, learn to eat optimally for your body type, and continue to carry forward the good habits into the rest of the year and beyond.
For more information, contact The Oriental Spa on 2132-0011.

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