Ahead of the launch of the 2021 Gen.T List, we're listing six previous Gen.T honourees who have made a name for themselves in Hong Kong's wellness industry
The focus on wellness has become more important than ever in the past 18 months. From seeking out new fitness routines to do at home to paying more attention to our mental and physical health throughout the year, and even trying out new wellness practices such as incorporating CBD products into our daily life and trying out new forms of movement, Hong Kong's thriving health and wellness industry is not slowing down anytime soon.
Ahead of the launch of the 2021 Gen.T list, we're highlighting six Hong Kong-based honourees from previous years who are taking the city's health and wellness scene by storm. From modernising the image of traditional Chinese medicine to turning online group fitness classes into games, and providing Covid-19 testing across the world, here are the leading wellness professionals to know about in Hong Kong.
1. Candice Chan
Co-founder and managing director of LifeHub, Candice Chan has been in the wellness industry for over ten years in Hong Kong and in the US. A goal-getter with a list of wellness certifications to show her passion––including a bachelor’s degree in nutrition science as well as a yoga certification––Chan opened LifeHub’s flagship centre in Hong Kong in 2019 to bring science-backed health experiences to the city.
The to-go spot for all things related to alternative wellness, LifeHub’s IV drips, oxygen therapy and ear seeding treatments are now the talk of the town, attracting athletes who are looking for sports recovery treatments as well as in-the-know wellness enthusiasts.
With plans to expand to Mainland China in the upcoming years, remember to book in for an IV drip session when their Shanghai branch opens.
2. Vivian Tang
Pushing TCM into the spotlight, Vivian Tang believes that Western medicine is not the only effective form of treatment and supplement in order to heal the body. As the executive director of Wai Yuen Tong, Tang is bringing a new page to the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) manufacturer by making TCM products more millennial and Gen Z friendly.
Tang has also launched ProVet, a wellness supplement lined for pets under Wai Yuen Tong which uses TCM to help improve the overall health of your furry friends.
3. Danny Yeung
An honoree on the 2017 and 2018 Gen.T Lists and Asia's Most Influential Impact list 2020 honouree, serial entrepreneur Danny Yeung has had a huge impact in Hong Kong and beyond over the past 18 months. Prenetics––the health tech company which he co-founded in 2014––pivoted from creating DNA tests to fast and accurate Covid-19 tests early in the pandemic, helping restore a semblance of normality to Hong Kong life and allowing the English Premier League to restart their season. Next on the agenda for Yeung? The launch of the Circle HealthPod, a reusable, home-based rapid Covid-19 test system.
4. Keith Rumjahn
If going to the gym during Covid-19 feels too risky, invest in one of the best at-home fitness gadgets co-founded by Gen.T honouree, Keith Rumjahn. Co-founder and CEO of OliveX, a digital lifestyle company, OliveX brings health and fitness programmes into your home with the company’s signature interactive smart mirror, Kara Smart Fitness.
Streaming fitness classes taught by the world’s best trainers, the mirror uses A.I. technology to provide real-time feedback on your movements and records all your fitness data and progress every time you work out.
5. Denise Tam
The first to introduce CBD to Hong Kong last year, Denise Tam is the founder of Heavens Please, the city’s premier CBD platform. Offering eco-conscious CBD products as an alternative healing method, Tam is not afraid to push boundaries while reducing the stigma of hemp and CBD products with her wellness company.
6. Alvin Cheung
Following his motto that “business is a force for social good”, Cheung and his partners designed a robotic glove that sends data for therapists to keep track of rehabilitation progress while also aiding partially paralysed people with daily tasks such as hold cups, use a smartphone and open doors.
Visit the Gen.T website for more on this year's list.