By Pearl Yan
February 14, 2020
Jumping straight into a WOD (a CrossFit lingo for “workout of the day”) can be intimidating to many people—after all, it’s a challenging fitness regime that incorporates elements of powerlifting, olympic weightlifting, gymnastics and cardio. Whether you want to train like an athlete or just enough to look fit, here are the top CrossFit boxes in Hong Kong that will make you fitter, stronger, and a true “CrossFitter”
Co-founded by brothers Ed Haynes and Ant Haynes (who is also the Fittest Man in China), Coastal Fitness is a CrossFit gym that offers group training, online programming and personal training.
If you’re new to CrossFit, you can opt for the fundamentals to get a taste of the sport with a CrossFit coach, which is a safe and personalised approach to kickstart your training. The Live. Perform. Compete programme encourages members to log in their workout results every time and gives immediate feedback on their progress. With a strong focus on community, Coastal Fitness brings together like-minded individuals who are always ready to take their training to the next level.
Coastal Fitness Performance Training, G/F Shop 3, Victoria Centre, 15 Watson Road, Hong Kong, +852 2989 1900, coastalfitnesshk.com
Back in 2010, CrossFit Asphodel opened the first CrossFit box in Hong Kong, with its first location in Quarry Bay.
Currently occupying a 5000 square-foot space in Kennedy Town, CrossFit Asphodel boasts the largest CrossFit facilities in Hong Kong, offering a range of group classes from olympic weightlifting, mobility to even anti-gravity yoga.
Reebok CrossFit Asphodel, 22 Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong,+852 3568 7719, crossfitasphodel.com
With a 2500 square-foot space in Kennedy Town, CrossFit Cavaliers offers a diverse range of classes tailored to cater different individual abilities and goals.
FunFit is a group class training that focuses on functional fitness and HIIT using kettlebells, TRX and medicine balls, while FitCamp is an outdoor bootcamp workout that challenges your cardio and strength. You can also mix up your CrossFit training routine with skill-based workouts, such as “Barbell Sunday” and strength and mobility, which take place every Sunday.
CrossFit Cavaliers, G/F 533-537 Queen’s Road West, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2573 1180, crossfitcavaliers.com
As intimidating as the name “The Bunker” may sound, CrossFit Typhoon is a friendly community of CrossFitters who are devoted to improve their health and fitness.
Apart from their scalable WOD sessions, the box also offers bootcamps to get your heart working and burn some serious calories. CrossFit Lite is another alternative to a full-on WOD, which includes basic movements from the sport to help individuals ease into CrossFit.
CrossFit Typhoon, G/F, Fung Yat Building, 38-40 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, +852 2858 8864, crossfittyphoon.com
As the only CrossFit gym located in Central, CrossFit 852 caters to individuals who are short on time and always on the go. The box occupies a 1,200 square-foot space equipped with CrossFit equipment, from barbells, kettlebells, medicine balls to gymnastics facilities such as pull-up bars and gymnastics rings.
You won’t have an excuse to miss a workout as they offer up to eight sessions of WOD daily, along with bootcamps and yoga classes to help you round out your training.
CrossFit 852, 1/F Li Dong Building, 9 Li Yuen Street East, Central, Hong Kong,+852 2205 0338, crossfit852.com
Spanning 3,000 square-foot, Fitness Academy’s motto is “get fit for life”, which translates to their training programme to help individuals get stronger not just inside the gym but also in their daily lives.
Those who are new to CrossFit will be introduced to the sport through the “Academy 101” programme, which includes one-on-one guidance on major CrossFit movements in a friendly and safe environment. Apart from regular CrossFit training, the coaching team also offers a range of specialty disciplines, such as powerlifting, gymnastics, mobility and more.
Fitness Academy Hong Kong, Shop D, King’s View Court, 901-907 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, +852 3708 8190, fitnessacademyhk.com
Started off as an outdoor recreational pastime for close friends and families, Fitness Playground has become a platform for a team of fitness professionals to share the health benefits of CrossFit in the heart of Kowloon Bay.
You can expect challenging WODs that incorporate Metcon (metabolic conditioning), weightlifting and gymnastics, as well as specialty classes such as yoga and cardio to supplement your training.
Fitness Playground Hong Kong, Unit 4A, G/F, Proficient Industrial Center, 6 Wang Kwun Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, +852 3105 9576, fitnessplaygroundhk.com
One of the few CrossFit boxes on the Kowloon side, LRCF champions one-on-one conditioning programmes that are tailored to address the client’s health needs and goals.
The box also offers WOD group classes and yoga classes to provide options for a balanced training routine. There’s even a singing bowl concert that takes place on alternate Sundays—so you can reset and crush another WOD the next day.
LCRF Fitness Box HK, G/F, 197-199 Tong Mi Road, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong, lrcffitnessbox.club