Want to get a surfer’s bod but worried about all that water? Surfset— a fitness routine based on the athletic benefits of catching waves—now has a home in Hung Hom. Workouts are done on a Surfset machine: a surfboard placed on a base of three rubber balls to give you the feeling of being out on the water, allowing you to work on balance and build core strength. Three small group workouts are on offer: “Balance,” for beginners, focuses on yoga-like moves for flexibility and core training; “Build” classes are all bodyweight and resistance circuit training to help you get shredded; and “Burn” classes are a mix of both with high intensity intervals to burn fat. I recently got to try a Balance class: Despite knowing my way around a stand-up paddle board, I was focusing mostly on not wobbling for the first half, which meant I lost out on all the squats and jumps. That said, it really forces you to focus on form and to utilize every muscle. Once you get the hang of it, it’s a sweaty and effective workout.
$100 for first time trial, $250 for single class. Unit A, 13/F, Kaiser Estate, Phase 1, 41 Man Yue St., Hung Hom, 2362-3665, surfset.hk