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Fully vaccinated and ready to break a sweat? Ditch the mask at these Covid-19 vaccine bubble workout classes in Hong Kong

If you dread working out with your mask on, Hong Kong’s new vaccine bubble scheme will allow you to exercise without one on—as long as you’re fully vaccinated. Announced on June 22, the government has relaxed social distancing measures for those who are fully vaccinated under the vaccine bubble scheme. 

Under the scheme, gym-goers, trainers and staff who are fully vaccinated (referring to those who have received both doses of the vaccine for at least 14 days) are exempted from wearing masks during exercise classes if all persons in the room are fully vaccinated. 

Ready to workout? Here are the exercise studios that are currently offering vaccine bubble classes in Hong Kong.

See also: 8 Best Personal Training Gyms in Hong Kong

Barre 2 Barre

Grab your grip socks and make your way to Barre 2 Barre for an intense barre workout. The studio currently offers two vaccinated classes a week on Wednesdays and Fridays. 

On Wednesdays, vaccinated students can sign up for the Express Bounce Cardio class where you’ll spend 45 minutes on a trampoline for a high-cardio, low-impact full-body workout. At the end of the workweek, the studio has a special vaccinated Barre Power Stretch class that incorporates your favourite barre exercises with deep stretching, relieving any tightness in the body. 

Barre 2 Barre, 4/F, Cheung Hing Commercial Building, 37 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 9688 3503; barre2barre.com

Editor’s Note: Clients are required to send their vaccination records ahead of class to shake@barre2barre.com.

House of Fitness

The second you step into House of Fitness, you’ll be immersed in the boutique gym’s pumping energy. With a darkroom, neon lights and music blasting loud enough to cover your final rep-induced screams—the workouts here are not for the faint-hearted. 

From high-intensity group classes, to more weight-focused workouts that’ll get your heart racing, House of Fitness offers over 70 classes a week, with an average of three vaccine bubble classes a day. 

House of Fitness, G/F, 18 Possession Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 6825 1081; hofhk.com

F45

F45, known for its deadly 45-minute workouts, is now offering mask-free “Green” classes for vaccinated customers. Put your endurance to the test through a series of circuit and HIIT style exercises at this popular multi-branch gym. With nine locations across Hong Kong, refer to each gym’s individual schedule for the latest “Green” class happenings. 

Locations across Hong Kong

H-Kore

For a full-body workout that’ll both strengthen and stretch your body, try H-Kore’s Megaformer classes. The studio specialises in lagree fitness, a workout method that combines resistance training and cardio by using its Megaformer device. Their low-impact, high-intensity exercises are designed to have you work until muscle failure, and it’s believed that lagree fitness helps burn fat for up to 38 hours post-workout. 

H-Kore currently offers two to five vaccinated mask-free classes where clients must have had their second vaccine at least two weeks before. To keep your Covid-19 worries at bay, all teaching staff at H-Kore have been fully vaccinated. 

H-Kore Central, 3F Emperor Commercial Centre, 39 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2441 9000; H-Kore Quarry Bay, Suite 1201 Dorset House. Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, +852 3107 1144; h-kore.com

Volume

Volume, a boutique gym in Central’s workout classes range from full-body workouts, weight training lessons to high-intensity circuit training. The gym has several mask-free vaccinated classes per week, such as their popular butt shaping class that’ll help you build lower body strength, or their weight training class which is perfect for beginners and intermediate weightlifters alike. 

Volume, ​​17/F, Li Dong Building, No.9 Li Yuen Street East Central, Hong Kong, +852 3162 5208; volumehk.co

xyz

A spin class at xyz is a sure-fire way to get adrenaline pumping through your veins. Spinning studio xyz is now offering mask free VAXX-Classes for fully vaccinated clients. All instructors at the studio have been fully vaccinated and clients are required to show their vaccinated record through paper certification, LeaveHomeSafe app with vaccination records or iAM Smart app to join the class. Upon verification, a special wristband will be given, however, masks are still required in other parts of the studio and when entering the spin room. 

xyz, 2/F, New World Tower, 18 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2865 0999; youarexyz.com

See also: 7 Best High-Intensity Workout Classes in Hong Kong

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