Yeast Meets West

HK Magazine - - HEALTH & BEAUTY -

Work­outs al­ter­nate be­tween cardio on the spe­cial eco-friendly tread­mills and moves with an aer­o­bic step, free weights and ket­tle­bells. The eco-friendly hu­man-pow­ered tread­mills feel very free and nat­u­ral due to the curved sur­face, but they take some get­ting used to as they stop abruptly when you stop and quicken the pace if you lean for­ward ever so slightly. The dif­fi­culty of the work­out de­pends on how hard you work your­self, be­cause moves are rel­a­tively be­gin­ner-friendly. The stu­dio: Right up on Stan­ley Street near the Cen­tral MTR. Rel­a­tively small, in a dark, L-shaped room. Gen­dered chang­ing rooms with lock­ers are clean and new, but small—only two shower stalls avail­able.

The mu­sic: Playlist de­pends on the trainer— last time, we ran and lifted to the dul­cet rap­ping of Drake and a Baby Bash remix.

Worth it? $270 per sin­gle class, $1,250 for five. Free first trial avail­able.

1/F, Ab­doolally House, 20 Stan­ley St., Cen­tral, 2724-4226, hit45hk.com

To start the day off healthy, get your hands on some Hong Kong-made fresh yo­ghurt and cheese spreads from Sour Times, a dairy com­pany owned by yo­ghurt-lovers Winy and Eileen. If you live in Wong Chuk Hang you’re in luck: Sour Times does break­fast de­liv­ery fea­tur­ing their sig­na­ture yo­ghurt along with gra­nola, or a bircher muesli cup ($40 each). The rest of us will have to or­der on­line. They’ve got a few whim­si­cal Hong Kong fla­vors, from tofu fa pud­ding-style red gin­ger to our fa­vorite: cock­tail bun, which is slightly sweet thanks to the added co­conut.

Two large 500g pots for $116. Sub­scrip­tion plans avail­able from sour­times.hk

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