Health & Fitness

How to Float On Better Than Okay

Hong Kong is notoriously fast-paced compared to other major cities, and we’re always on the lookout for ways to take a step back and relax. If your normal yoga and spa routines have left you uninspired, you might want to take a dip at a floating therapy session. We recently did a trial session at Float On HK, one of the first float centers in the city, opening its doors just last year. Aiming for ultimate muscle and mind relaxation, the experience takes place in warm, body-temperature tubs filled with 500kg of epsom salt and magnesium, where you’ll float effortlessly, almost like being in a zero gravity environment. In the words of Modest Mouse, “we’ll all float on okay,” but one visit isn’t going to cut it, if your aim is to shut out the regular buzzing stresses from living in the Big Lychee. Read on for our tips for how to make the most out of your float:

5 Ways to Unwind in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is full of busy bees: you can tell by our glittering skyline at night—it's mesmerizing yes, but if you think about it, it's because so many of us are hustling overtime at the office! It’s time to reward ourselves and relax, spiritually and physically. Read on for the best, easy ways to unwind in this hectic city.​


Work It Out: 5 Boutique Gyms in Hong Kong We Love

If you're ready to improve on your strength, flexibility and overall health, there's no time like the present to update your fitness routine. Hong Kong's home to a number of huge gym chains, but it's easy to feel like you're not getting the best of your workout when you're just one of the masses. Try one of these boutique fitness studios for a more personalised workout experience, so you get more burn for your buck.

5 Unique Things to Do This Father's Day in Hong Kong

With as many as half of Hong Kong fathers spending less than 30 minutes a day with their children, your time with the man has to be quality over quantity. So forget about the usual dinners and drinks, here are five unique things to do this Father’s Day to really make him feel special!

Fitness Myth Busters: Pilates vs. Yoga

Summer is creeping its way upon us, and we're all treated to an awakening of an urgency to get fit again. If you're not already a gym bunny, then it can get a bit overwhelming trying to find a gym/studio/sport that fits your needs and body. That's why we started this series to bust some myths about common fitness activities! To kickstart this series, we had a chat with Fang from Flex Studio about Pilates.

5 Tricks to Fight the Flu

It’s flu season! With the erratic weather in Hong Kong that just doesn’t seem to make up its mind, it’s hard even for the healthiest of us to keep away from catching the flu. That’s why we found 5 quick and easy ways for you to detox, boost your immune system and be flu-free. Read on!

14 Apps You Can't Live Without in Hong Kong

There are reasons why we can't live without our phones nowadays, and one of them is those handy lil' apps. You now can rely on them to do almost everything - from booking a restaurant, buying movie tickets, booking your next flight, to looking for that special someone - anything is possible. We've handpicked some of the apps we can't live without, and soon you won't be able to either!

10 Feelings you get when you start working out

It's mid-January, we've all made our resolutions, and basically about 99% of us wants to "get fit". But whether you're a fitness junkie or a gym newbie, there are feels that we all share... P.S. We've got an offer not to be missed, so scroll on for a little surprise at the end!

Eat your heart out with El Mercado's 500 Calorie Menu review

Calorie counting can be tough when you're (still) trying to stick with your new year's resolution. But the good news is, you can actually eat out even on a strict diet. El Mercado, the new nikkei resto in town, has just released a 500 calorie menu that  brings together the best of Peruvian and Japanese ingredients, and is perfect for those who are trying to eat clean following the festive season! Read on and see what's on the menu.

Work it out with Class Cruiser

Getting fit seems to be the theme of 2015, and there has been a lot of new ways to experience the fitness scene in Hong Kong. One of them is Class Cruiser – a service that lets you try the myriad of gyms and fitness studios in the city for just one small monthly fee. No more 24-month contracts or being pestered by personal trainers, maybe this is the way to go? We’ve tried it out and here are the results.

The Best Massage Places in Hong Kong to enjoy

The unbearable amount of stress in Hong Kong leads to more massage places openings and options. Whether you are looking for a big hotel spa, or a small one located in some random building on the street – for a foot or a full body massage, we’ve got you covered. Read on and relax!