Surf’s Up

HK Magazine - - HEALTH & BEAUTY -

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

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