You Ursus the World
Think your gym workout is a bit lacking? If you’re looking for a real challenge, you may want to check out Sai Ying Pun gym Ursus Fitness. It isn’t for the fainthearted: “Ursus,” derived from the Latin word for “bear,” couldn’t be more aptly named. It claims to be the first gym in Hong Kong to offer strongman training, tailored after the competition sport which features tough rounds like truck dragging or tire flipping. HK Mag reporter and resident powerlifter Stephanie
Tsui recently went for a trial strongman class to check it out. It starts off with a general introduction to the conventional deadlift, before quickly progressing into an intensive 40-minute session of compound movements, including cleaning and pressing huge “log” weights, lifting Atlas Stone boulders, keg presses and bear crawl sled drags. There was absolutely no room to breathe, slow down, or to analyze technique, so it wasn’t exactly a beginners’ class—but it’s definitely a good, all-round introduction to a strongman workout.
Classes from $250. Unit 2-4, 64-68 Pok Fu Lam Rd., Sai Ying Pun, 2803-2774, ursusfitness.com