With Hong Kong gyms and wellness centres temporarily closed, the rise in demand for home and outdoor workouts is more popular than ever. And as much as we miss getting our gym fix from our favourite instructors, it doesn’t mean we’ve stopped working out.
We’ve been trying out new workouts and pushing our own limits to exercise at home and in the great outdoors, and who’s to say we can’t do it in style? Aside from motivating yourself with some brand new workout gear from the big brands, here are seven of Hong Kong’s homegrown fitness brands to support:
Hong Kong’s first athleisure store, Caelum Greene is at the top of our list for that very reason. An expert in all things activewear, from yoga to running, the shop sources the world’s best athleisure brands from Filippa K to L’urv. With a strong emphasis on sustainability and eco practices, Caelum Greene sells its athletic garments, beauty and lifestyle products in 100% recyclable packaging. Better yet, its prime LANDMARK location makes it a go-to for luxury shoppers, yet its prices remain affordable for eager yogis.
Shop 304-305, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, +852 5530 2524, caelumgreene.com
Shop 310A, 3/F Lee Garden One, 33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (pop-up shop)
Founded by Vivien So (who was also the co-owner of boutique Ohemia shop on Hollywood Road–now closed), Rising Lotus offers more than just pretty prints and shapes. The Hong Kong brand is an online athleisure brand for the active women of the world to obtain their fitness goals. Pursue your best self with their selection of supportive sports bras, body-hugging leggings and flattering swimwear.
Learn more at risinglotus.com
The demand for sustainable garments and products is more prominent than ever, and thankfully, Hong Kong brands are taking note. Using natural, recycled materials to develop its products, LANE EIGHT’s Star Street flagship serves as a venue for shopping, events, and workouts. Founded by brothers James and Josh Shorrock, the brand aims to share the premise that fitness and movement is an inclusive, multi-faceted activity. Wear these trainers for any workout, guilt-free.
LG/F, 14 St Francis St, Wan Chai, laneeight.com
Flow Factory Co
What’s a home workout without a decent yoga mat? Flow Factory Co sells cork yoga mats and blocks as an eco-friendly alternative to typical equipment. The Australian-owned, Hong Kong-based brand specialises in all things activewear, including yoga garments and other fitness equipment—all at an affordable price to cater for all and achieve the well-deserved healthy lifestyle we all need. The one-stop online shop is frequently sought-after by Hong Kong yogis for a fashionable fix.
Learn more at flowfactoryco.com
Born out of a lack of homegrown sportswear brands in Hong Kong, Zyphr decided to take it into their own hands to produce high-performance sportswear for athletes of all abilities. Under their motto, ‘Dream Fearlessly,’ they produce athleisure, yoga and high performance sportswear for both men and women, including tops, bottoms, and even masks.
Learn more at zyphr.com
The Women’s Five is a twice yearly event that inspires women and girls to be healthier and happier through outdoor yoga, running, HIIT, meditation and mindfulness. They’ve also started their own line of leggings under three categories: active, yoga and casual in an assortment of bright and cheerful colours.
Learn more at womens-five-store.myshopify.com
Sparks is a new activewear line from Hong Kong that lets you “look good, live good and do good.” Their line of beautiful bras, leggings, tanks, jackets and long-sleeve tops are easy to mix and match, and the best part is, the company donates 5% of their net profits to a charity of your choice.
The proceeds will go towards planting trees for local communities in Myanmar, training local teachers and students in remote areas of Nepal and free yoga and hiking sessions for refugees in Hong Kong.
Learn more at sparks-asia.com
(With additional reporting by Erica Fong)