Bend it to the left, squeeze it to the right…it is time to embrace the power of Pilates. Meant to build long lean muscle and improve strength in the lower back, abs as well as overall flexibility, Pilates is touted to be one of the most effective exercises when it comes to tightening hard to reach obliques in your tummy area (yes, please!). Little Steps gives you the scoop on the top places to enjoy a Pilates class all of Hong Kong from Tsim Sha Tsui to Causeway Bay to Central to Sheung Wan. It covers where to find pilates mat, pilates Reformer, private pilates classes and group pilates classes too.
At Barre2Barre, the team thrives off their #barrebabe community and offers balanced and effective total-body workout classes in the studio and online. These include pilates and a fusion of barre, including pilates mat exercises focusing on the quality of movement and providing a balanced, effective, total body workout with a particular focus on the core. Their instructors will keep you on your toes through sculpting, strengthening and lengthening exercises all at once. Perfect for those looking to challenge yet tone their body. Barre2Barre classes are also available on-demand, which means you can take your pilates class on the go wherever you are!
Barre 2 Barre, 4/F, Cheung Hing Commercial Bldg, 37 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 9688 3503, www.barre2barre.com
H-Kore, located in the heart of Central and now also in Quarry Bay, is one of Hong Kong’s trendiest Fitness Studios. Their Megaformer machines are built to take you through a 45 minute Lagree Fitness workout that is high intensity, yet low impact. Their workout will strengthen your body, tighten your muscles, burn fat, improve endurance and jump-start your metabolism. All classes encourage maximum exertion with minimal risk of injury. Ask for their prenatal and postnatal programs.
H-Kore - Central, 3/F, Emperor Commercial Centre, 39 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2441 9000, www.h-kore.com
H-Kore - Quarry Bay, Dorset House, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Pilates and Barre favorite, Flex, has a plethora of different classes to choose from including FlexKids, FlexTeens, and prenatal Pilates. Choose from a private class or go group style to strengthen your lower back, tone the pelvic floor muscles and improve your posture. If you are looking for reformer classes - this is a very popular studio!
Flex - Island South, Shops 208-310, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, +852 2813 2212, www.flexhk.com
Flex Central, 3/F Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2813 2399, www.flexhk.com
This clinic has five spacious treatment rooms that offer a range of services from traditional physio to deep tissue massage, and treatments that target specific sports injuries such as golf, tennis, skiing and bicycling. Physiocentral also offers clinical Pilates classes custom-designed to address your specific ailment. They also have physiotherapists that work specifically with prenatal and antenatal women.
Physiocentral, Unit 2104, 21/F, Universal Trade Centre, 3-5A Arbuthnot Road, Hong Kong, +852 2801 4801, www.physio-central.com
After an assessment to see what your needs and fitness goals are, the Iso Fit team will recommend certain class types and exercises that’ll help you succeed. They have Pilates and Gyrotonic classes that are tailored to special activities including exercises for golfers, sports conditioning, office workers, prenatal and postnatal. There are also general Pilates and Gyrotonic classes for groups and private individuals.
Iso Fit, 8/F, 802-805, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2869 8630, www.isofit.com.hk
PhysioMotion specializes in pre- and post-natal Pilates with ultrasound imaging to fast track you back into shape and, most importantly, into your skinny jeans! A favorite for pregnancies, postnatal recovery, and sports injuries, this team will help you get strong and back in shape!
PhysioMotion, 4/F., Kailey Tower, 16 Stanley Street, Central. Hong Kong, +852 2525 8168, www.physiomotion.com.hk
You’ll have to pay a hefty member’s fee to be a part of this exclusive club, but once a member you’ll be able to enjoy all the perks from its tennis and squash courts, bowling alleys to its spa and children’s play area. As part of the fitness facilities, which includes an aerobics studio, they offer Pilates classes along with other group classes.
Ladies’ Recreational Club, 10 Old Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong, +852 3199 3500, www.lrc.com.hk
This physiotherapist clinic in the heart of Central offers one-to-one Pilates as a method for people to recover from muscular pain and injury. After the initial one-hour assessment, the physician will tailor-make a workout regime specifically for you using a combination of equipment including the reformer, trapeze table, and Wunda Chair.
Posture Plus, 9/F, 10 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2167 8801, www.posture-plus.com
The owners were once personal trainers until they discovered Stott Pilates whilst abroad. After an intensive training to become qualified instructors, they opened VIM Pilates studio in 2006, and are now a studio offering classes and instructor’s training. They have both private, pair and group Pilates classes, where you can choose between mat work or Pilates reformer.
VIM Pilates,19/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2572 2683, www.vim-pilates.com
Pilates In Tsim Shat Tsui And Kowloon:
The Studio, http://www.in-motion.hk/about/profile
In Motion, http://www.in-motion.hk/
Moto Studio HK, https://www.motostudiohk.com/
Pilates Edge Studio, https://www.pilatesedge.hk/
Pilates In Central:
Mindful Pilates, https://www.mindfulpilates.com.hk/
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