We’re lucky in Hong Kong that if we miss or mess up the January 1st ‘New-Year-New-Me‘ resolutions, we get a do-over about a month later when Chinese New Year rolls around. February has no shortage of events to keep you on track with your wellness goals, whether it’s meditating more or working up a sweat every day. These are the wellness events in Hong Kong we’ve got in our calendar this month—see if you can squeeze a few into your schedule.
Feb 7: Social Hike/Trail Run with Coree Woltering & OutInHK
This Chinese New Year social hike and trail run—depending on your preference and pace—will start in Park View at Mount Butler, and end in FinePrint in Tai Hang for a coffee and chit-chat after. Out In HK have invited along special guest Coree Woltering, a professional North Face-sponsored trail runner from the USA who is visiting Hong Kong to compete in the Nine Dragons Ultra event, and will share his experience as an openly gay athlete. Find out more here.
Feb 10: 2019 Healthy Hike & Run Training Day by FitMom Lena
Want to get whipped into shape by a Spartan champ? FitMom Lena Tsang is an official Spartan trainer who just won her category in the US World Spartan Championship at Lake Tahoe, and on February 10th she’s ready to help you get ready for the upcoming Spartan Race in April 2019 with a complimentary training workshop, starting with a 7KM run. The session will run in Cantonese, with English translation as needed. Register here.
Feb 13, 20, 27: Mind Spa Body + Mind Relaxation
We all know to go for a massage when our bodies are tired, but how about our minds? Enter Mind Spa, a session designed to relax your busy brain and help you let go of negativity and stress with gentle yoga, meditation and sharing sessions. Learn more here.
Feb 14: Valentine’s Day Couples Workout With Bouncelimit
And now for something a little different… If your significant other isn’t the wine-and-dine type, perhaps sweating it out together would be more up their street? This intense HIIT partner workout will help you (very literally) grow stronger together, and the high-octane music and LED lights are sure to get your adrenaline going so you both leave feeling energised. Sign up here.
Feb 16: The Ultimate Detox Yin-Yang Yoga Workshop with Nicky Hadjith
Pure Yoga presents this detox workshop with Nicky Hadjith. Incorporating the philosophies of TCM, this workshop explores the concept of Yin-Yang, and how to achieve balance going into the year ahead. Learn more here.
Feb 16: Yoga Flow, Gong Bath & Brunch
Reset and then refuel with this yoga-brunch combo. Led by Corp Yoga by Cam, the workshop includes a rooftop yoga flow class, 30-minute gong bath session and brunch at 11 Westside. Learn more here.
Feb 17: Thai Massage & Partner Yoga with Ramone Bisset
For another alternative couples’ activity, join your partner for a Thai massage workshop to learn the ancient healing art. Mindful breathing, deep stretching and renewed energy are part-and-parcel of the yoga-like massage technique, which improves mobility and relaxes the body. Learn more here.
Feb 21: Unveiling Hong Kong Recycling
Sustainability efforts in Hong Kong have a lot to improve on, and French PhD canditate in Circular Economoy at HKU Julie Metta is hosting a talk on recycling in Hong Kong, and how we can improve our waste management in the city. The event is free, and you can register here.
Feb 23: February Movement in the Park
Joint Dynamics is hosting an outdoor movement class in Tamar Park, getting you your daily dose of vitamin D and exercise. Helping you to move through a range of motions, the session will help you through irregular and complex movements for a full body workout. Find out more here.
Feb 23: Sai Kung50
The Sai Kung 50 Trail Run is not for the faint-hearted. The UTMB qualifying race organised by Action Asia will begin and end at Pak Tam Chung Picnic Garden in Sai Kung, and those wanting to experience the trail without doing the full ultramarathon can opt for the 22KM or 12KM race instead. Learn more here.
Feb 27: Getting To The Top With An Athletic Mindset Talk
Hosted by the Women of Influence Committee at AmCham and Women in Sports Empowered HK, this panel discussion between accomplished senior executives and athletes in Hong Kong will share perspectives on the impact of sports in their personal and professional successes. The networking opportunity will also include wine and cheese from White & Case. Learn more here.