A family that works out together, stays together!
We all want a life of good health and when it comes to choosing a place for fitness that is fun and enjoyable, there are lots options not just for ourselves, but for the whole family. Working out with or alongside our children sets a strong example for lifelong health, strength and active lifestyle. It doesn’t get much better than learning and growing stronger together! We spoke to some our favourite fitness facilities about their kids’ programmes. Click through our slideshow to see what we found.
A fighting gym offering classes in MMA, BJJ (Brazilaian Jiu Jitsu), boxing and yoga, Espada offers classes for kids as young as 3 years old in their Toddlers BJJ programme. This class focuses on developing coordination through movement and mobility exercises. With an emphasis on team building, discipline and respect, toddler classes build a strong foundation and understanding of BJJ Kids. For ages 5 and above, Espada BJJ Kids begin to learn actual Jiu Jitsu positions and sparring. Watch out for these little submission artists in the making!
Espada, Kin On Commercial Building, Unit A & B, 49-51 Jervois St, Sheung Wan, 2885 1922, espada.hk
CrossFit for kids? Absolutely! CrossFit Kids Asphodel is located in the family-friendly neighbourhood of Kennedy Town. It teaches kids basic movement patterns whilst laying the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. CrossFit Asphodel is a licensed CrossFit affiliate and offers kids classes (ages 5-12) as well as specialised CrossFit Teens classes for ages 13 and up. Class programming is meant to challenge and engage students of every level. That’s right parents, chances are your kiddo’s squat form will give you a run for your money! And speaking of money, CrossFit Asphodel just introduced a Family Membership package. Get the most out of your monthly memberships, 2 adults and kids, unlimited CrossFit classes for just $4,500 a month per family.
CrossFit Asphodel, G/F, Nam Hung Mansion, 22 Praya, Shop 11, Kennedy Town, 3568 7719, crossfitasphodel.com
Warrior Academy is a favourite amongst many local fitness enthusiasts. This facility teaches a breadth of classes such as Muay Thai, sword fighting, boxing, strength and conditioning. For the smallest of warriors, Saturday mornings are where all the action happens. You’ll find Warrior Academy’s Muay Thai Kids, ages 7-15 throwing jabs, knees and elbows. After your martial arts session, grab a healthy bite to eat with the family at their in-house café, the Elephas.
Warrior Academy, Hong Kong Plaza, 188 Connaught Rd W, Sai Ying Pun, 2838 3878, warrioracademyhk.com
Chances are you’ve heard of Gogi Studios before, with over seven locations across Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, Gogi has been introducing fitness and health to members everywhere. Gogi Kids/Generation Goji offers weekly classes in Wampoa, Causeway Bay and Sai Ying Pun. Class age groups include kids ages 5-7 (Juniors) and 8-11 (Big Gs), where students focus on development of motor skills through jumping, running, movement and play. Gogi programming encourages physical and mental development. Having fun and interacting with others is the goal of Gogi Kids. Cheers to well-rounded children!
Flex, Hong Kong’s top transformation specialists, offers one of the most extensive selection of specialised curriculums for kids and teens. Flex knows that kids love movement and because of this, they offer a wide range of classes including Teen Pilates, Anti-Gravity Kids, AntiGravity Aerial Performance, AntiGravity Kids, AntiGravity Suspension Fitness Pre Teens, Kids TaeKwonDo. Too many great choices? Inquire with Flex about their next kid’s class open house, which offers complimentary 30 minute class trails.
Flex Studio, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, 2813 2212, flexhk.com
Centrally located, family-focused learning and development for everyone is what you’ll find at the YWCA. In addition to their learning courses, the YWCA offers adult fitness classes such as yoga, stretching, and dance. Kids classes range from Kinder bounce, Kinder kicks, gymnastics, dance, and Taekwando. You’re spoilt for choice!
YWCA, 1 Macdonnell Rd, Mid-levels, 3476 1300, clle.ywca.org.hk
The new studio by JAB, located on Queen’s Road Central offers something for everyone. From Strength and Conditioning, Boxing, Muay Thai, Ballet, Yoga and Kids BJJ and Muay Thai. The JAB Kids programme offers Kids Muay Thai and Kickboxing. Classes are offered throughout the week for ages 5 and up. Taught by former world champion Muay Thai and BJJ world Championship title holders, your little fighters will be in good strong hands when training at JAB.
Studio by JAB, 5/F Crawford House, 70 Queen’s Road, Central, 2851 6684, studiojab.hk
Impakt specialises in mixed martial arts for the whole family. Kids (5-11 years old) have their choice of kickboxing, gymnastics, and karate. Teens (12 years and up) can train with Impakt’s internationally qualified Muay Thai trainers. For the smallest family members, Impakt offers Mom and Tots class. A 45-minute session for moms and toddlers (aged 1.5 to 2.5 years), this class includes structured physical activities such as running, jumping, crawling, rolling and dancing. A great activity that allows mamas to bond and play with her growing tot.
Impakt MMA, Wings Building, 2/F, 110-116 Queen’s Road Central, 2167 7218, www.impakt.hk
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