The land of never-ending night markets, Taiwan is home to irresistible goodies like “stinky” tofu, mango shaved ice, boba tea, oyster pancakes and many more. Then again, if you're going to “eat big” then you might as well “train big” while you're at it! CrossFit is one of the biggest fitness movements around, and Taiwan is certainly no stranger to it!
- CrossFit Cavaliers
533-537 Queen’s Road West, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, p 2573 1180
Assault AirBikes, barbells, bumper plates, kettlebells, pull-ups bars, you name it. CrossFit Cavaliers has a training area that spans about 2,000 square feet, complete with fire-spitting coaches correcting your form and pushing you to dig deeper. There are also outdoor Fun Fitness programmes that are perfect for spicing up your current exercise regimen.
- CrossFit Typhoon
G/F, 38-40 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 2858 8864
If you are looking to train at garage-style gym, with a highly personalised, low client to coach ratio setting, CrossFit Typhoon is the place to go to. You know that they taking their training seriously when the gym policy includes a mandatory Fundamentals course to equip newcomers with the knowledge of core movements through personal training.
- Fitness Playground
Unit 4A, G/F, Proficient Industrial Center, 6 Wang Kwun Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, p. 3105 9576
Conveniently located at Kowloon Bay, Fitness Playground offers personal training, open-gym sessions, and specialty classes like cario, yoga and fundamentals. The gym had humble beginnings, with classes initially being held in parks all over the city. Now, it offers daily WODs as a means of spreading its love for all things functional fitness-related.
- Warrior Academy
Hong Kong Plaza, 188 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, p. 2838 3878
Warrior Academy provides training in areas such as martial arts, strength, and conditioning, just to name a few. While this gym may not be traditionally thought of as a CrossFit box, it offers a variety of small group structured training, personal training, and even online coaching. Warrior Academy is also a stone's throw away from the HKU MTR station, making it super-convenient to visit.
CrossFit boxes can seem intimidating to the uninitiated, but it really is an open and inclusive community once you start to warm up to things. With proper guidance from coaches and your support group, you will be more than capable of steering your own journey to improving you overall health and fitness.