Yeast Meets West
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