A personal trainer can help you get the most out of your fitness regimen and help you reach those workout goals sooner. Whether you opt for a session with a private trainer or head to a specialty gym in Hong Kong, these coaches will have you working up a sweat in no time!
Keeping fit at the best of times is tricky. Add to that the constant COVID-19 closures of gyms and training facilities, plus juggling family life and finding the time to get in shape, and you’ve got a stalemate situation on your hands. If you’re tired of breaking a sweat by yourself and not seeing much by the way of results (*same boat!*), perhaps you could use some serious #fitspo to rediscover your long-lost muscles? Turn to our handpicked guide of personal trainers and gyms specialising in personal training right here in town and smash your fitness goals. Grab your sweatpants mama, these fitness experts will get you feeling great in no time!
Featured Personal Trainers And Hong Kong Gyms
HKM Fitness Coaching — Personal training with Women’s Fitness Specialist Heather MacGillivray
Are you looking for coaching that is fun and educational while being safe and manageable for your ability? HKM Fitness offers one-to-one coaching along with small-group outdoor boot camps in Sun Yat-sen Memorial Park (every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). For those looking for a more personalised approach, you can also sign up for the 12 week Bespoke Online Coaching Program. Welcoming women of all ages and stages of their life (including pre-and postnatal). HKM Fitness aims to help all women learn how to finally work with their body through realistic and sustainable habits.
Mention ‘Sassy Mama’ and receive a free 30-minute consultation with Heather to find the best solution for you.
Joint Dynamics — Bespoke personal training with Women’s Health Specialists
The team at Joint Dynamics Evolve know a thing or two about providing quality, evidence-based, holistic training. No matter where you are in your fitness journey, or what life stage you’re at (prenatal, postnatal, peri and menopausal)the expert personal trainers work with you to achieve your goals. Training sessions are offered privately for individuals or pairs, or in specialised small-group classes. The personal trainers work in collaboration with the wider women’s health team including physios, osteopaths, nutritionists and psychologists giving you avenues to discuss taboo topics (leaking urine issues or hormone issues for example). We love that the gym is baby and breastfeeding friendly, too!
Mention “Sassy Mama” for a free 15-minute discovery call with one of Joint Dynamic’s personal trainers.
Personal Training Gyms In Hong Kong
ATP Personal Training
The professional team of coaches at ATP will work with you to design a tailored fitness strategy that fits your lifestyle and timeline for change, providing support both in and out of the gym.
Hybrid Gym Hong Kong — Personal training and martial arts gyms
A state-of-the-art gym in Central Hong Kong offering personal training, group training, mixed marital arts and children’s fitness classes.
Hybrid MMA & Fitness, 13/F, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 5240 9918
Limitless — Personal trainers specialising in women’s health
At Limitless, you can expect truly personalised and integrative nutrition, lifestyle and exercise programme. The personal trainers teach clients how to optimise hormones and gut health, identify nutrient deficiencies and more! It offers expert personal training, with specialists in pre and postnatal fitness and women’s health.
ONE Personal Training — Customised Personal Training Plans
The team at ONE Personal Training is the place to go if you’re looking to be matched with a personal trainer who aces body transformations, fat loss or muscle building. The team at ONE Personal Training offers bespoke, goal-oriented programmes backed by metrics and data.
Hong Kong Personal Trainers
Active Me HK — Independent personal trainers
Helmed by Nathalie Hueber, a French fitness pro with 15 years of experience, Active Me was launched in 2016 to offer customised training in Muay Thai, Hatha Yoga, and Athlete Training amongst others. The energy of instructors here is addictive, and their combination exercises are exciting. Training is offered for individuals and private groups as well as fitness classes just for kids.
Badass Shum — Personal training focusing on boxing and kick boxing
Amp up your workout with a training package with Badass Shum. Headed up by boxing and kickboxing specialist, Vanessa Shum, you can take up personal training or small group training sessions at home or your local outdoor park. There are group training options for kids too, so they won’t miss out on the fitness fun.
Beth Wright — Body transformation coach
Beth Wright, has mastered the impossible (and mythical?) feat – a work-life balance! Fuelled by a passion for fitness and people, this personal trainer offers one-to-one body transformations, the four-week group Reboot + Reset program and a six-module menopause program. Along the way she’ll not only take care of your fitness routine but also keep your nutrition, supplementation, mindfulness, sleep, stress and hormone optimisation on track.
Beth Wright, www.bfit-thewrightway.com
Chiara Bassi — Certified personal trainer
The woman can lift and lift heavy. Wife, mum and certified personal trainer, Chiara Bassi has built a fat loss and body recomposition plan that focuses on targeted health, training discipline and holistic nutrition. Long lean muscle, pre-baby abs or strengthening those small muscles, Chiara’s workout methods deliver undeniable results. She has a vibrant energy that inspires busy mums to fit in a training session, hit every move perfectly, shred into their unique needs and be the happiest version of themselves.
Chiara Bassi, www.chiarafitmum.com
Esther Bland, Aqua Terra Performance
Whether you’re at the beginning of your fitness journey or reached a slump, if you’re looking for a more tailored approach to building strength and movement, Esther Bland is your girl! A trained swimming instructor (and Sassy Mama contributor), Esther’s strength-based circuits are perfect for women of all ages and stages, pre-and postnatal, or inching towards menopause. Esther understands women, and their bodies and has designed her workouts for maximum burn in the shortest amount of time. She operates out of her studio in Stanley and also offers paddleboarding 1:1 sessions at various locations.
Fitness U — Expert personal trainers
Get fit, healthy and happier with the help of the team at FitnessU. These certified personal trainers bring the workout to the privacy of your own space at a time that is convenient for you. Choose from one-on-one or small group sessions in fitness, yoga, Pilates, boxing, pre-or postnatal training, group family workouts and more.
Kristen Handford — Discovery Bay-based personal training
Canadian, ex-military, fitness coach, mum – just some of the many titles Kristen Handford proudly wears. Based in Discovery Bay, she offers 1:1 classes from intense boot camps to babywearing. A fountain of knowledge in fitness, Kristen is more passionate about your health than you probably are! A certified pre-and postnatal coach, she combines elements of strength and conditioning, TRX and cardio, amongst others, to build health and rip physiques. A couple of gruelling sessions with this inspirational mama and your body will be running the show! Check out her Instagram or YouTube for inspiration.
Kristen Handford, www.kristenhandford.com
Maxim Minin, Founder Fitness In Motion
You’re guaranteed to be sore after a workout with Maxim. Founder of Fitness In Motion gym in Lantau, this soft-spoken coach (no stereotypical trainer screaming here!) will pitch up at your home or at the gym and have you stretch, strengthen and sweat intensely. A certified Tai-chi expert, Maxim, has honed a style of PT that is a reflection of his martial arts background – a blend of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, strength training and boxing to give strong and supple limbs.
Sassy Mama tip: Maxim’s gym also offers kids’ fitness and martial arts classes!
More Hong Kong Personal Trainers And Hong Kong Gyms
- AP Personal Training — Personal training on Hong Kong Island, www.ap-personaltraining.com
- Coastal Fitness — Personal training, remote coaching and group classes, www.coastalfitnesshk.com
- Julien Legrand — Personal training plans based on morphological and anatomical analysis, www.julienlegrand.training
- PURE Fitness — Large gym offering personal training in-person and online, www.pure-fitness.com
- Ursus Fitness — Personal training and private classes, www.ursusfitness.com
Editor’s note – This article was originally written in May 2021 by Nikita Mishra and updated in May 2022 by Jess Mizzi.