Not your average PE class.
While your teens might be thankful that school is soon to be out, winter boredom is a totally different animal. But one way to help them fight that fade is to get them moving again. Whether or not they are into sports, fitness classes are a great addition to your teen’s schedule. They increase endorphin production (the chemical that makes you happier), provide a much-desired immunity boost, and most importantly, give them something productive to do! That said, not all Hong Kong fitness spaces are open to teens, especially the younger ones, so we’ve rounded up a variety of options that range from MMA to yoga and cater to all teens ages. It’s a perfect way to help your young adults get off their screens!
Editor’s Note: The situation in Hong Kong regarding closures and restrictions on opening hours due to the coronavirus is constantly evolving. Many businesses are taking extra precautions, but please make sure you follow the latest government advice and stay home if you have recently travelled overseas, have interacted with anyone who has been away, or display any symptoms. Always check with each provider for protocols before booking any classes.
Flex is devoted to helping clients of all ages live happier and healthier lives, including teens! As one of Hong Kong’s top transformational specialists, they offer an extensive selection of classes geared towards teens. Class options include Teen Pilates, Anti-Gravity Kids, AntiGravity Aerial Performance, AntiGravity Suspension Fitness for Pre-Teens, and Tae Kwan Do. Reach out to Flex for more details and inquire about their next kid’s class open house.
When: Check out Flex Studio’s website for the full schedule
How much: Class pricing ranges from $340 (drop-in) to various package options that offer a variety of class combinations, all details are available here
Fitness Academy will help get your teens fit for life regardless of what they might be into – hiking, running, swimming, playing recreational sports, or all of the above. This training is done in a fun and inclusive environment to keep your teens excited and motivated. It’s incredibly important to Fitness Academy that they feel like they belong, so a coach will also be provided to help each teen adjust and answer any questions they have along the way. Sign up for a free 1-on-1 consultation and have them check it out!
When: Check out Fitness Academy’s website for the full schedule
How much: After the 1-on-1 free consultation, they offer a 12-class package for $3,500. Contact directly for additional pricing information.
Crossfit for teens? Why not! The Crossfit Asphodel in Kennedy Town has created a programme specifically suited for Teens (13 to 17 years). Similar to adult classes, teen classes last a full hour but, their classes are tailored to help them learn how to carefully and thoughtfully weight train as they grow. It’s especially great for teens who don’t play sports, as it also teaches them how to develop a healthy lifestyle as they morph into adulthood. After going to these classes, your teens will also be able to give you a tip or two on your own form! They also have Toddler CrossFit (1.5 to 3 years) and CrossFit kids (3.5 to 5.5 years and 5.5 years to 12 years).
As one of the premier fighting gyms in Hong Kong, Espada focuses on training their students, regardless of age, to become champions on and off the mat. They currently offer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) to teens of all ages and also offer a free trial class to let your teen decide which is best. And p.s. – hello street-cred! Who wouldn’t want to say that they trained in BJJ or MMA over the winter?
Family MMA anyone? Impakt specialises in teaching Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) for the whole family. For teens specifically, they currently offer Muy Thai and Boxing, both of which are great for improving hand-eye coordination, flexibility and social skills. Sign-up for a trial session and give your teen a chance to feel it out. It’s a perfect way to let your teens literally “workout” those teenage emotions!
Anahata Yoga teaches yoga from the heart and has long been known as one of Hong Kong’s premier yoga centres. Unlike weight lifting and MMA studios, Anahata doesn’t differentiate between teens and adults (they do, however, have specific kids’ classes for the younger ones). Since yoga is meant to be a life-long practice, it invites all teens to join their adult classes but specifies the type of yoga they should start with based on their current level of fitness and yoga experience. Beginners can opt for Yoga Therapy, and those that have an avid level of fitness can opt for Hatha Vinyasa. Still not sure? Have your teen try one of their free trial classes and see how it goes. It’s the perfect way to help your teen feel zenned out in a healthy way!