Health Clubs

Pump up the value

Bikini season is around the corner and Hong Kong's health clubs are buzzing. Treadmills are whirring, step masters are churning, and the sales teams are sharpening their pitches.

Health clubs are steadily expanding in Hong Kong.

Monday, 23 April, 2012, 12:00am

Consumer Council keeps us on our toes

Despite the number of times the Consumer Council has warned about misleading sales practices, even those who pride themselves on being realistically minded can be lured into consumer decisions based on the promise of everlasting beauty. Vanity has been mankind's greatest foible and can cloud the judgment of any one of us.

22 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Get in shape at top hotels' gyms

Going to the gym has to be one of the favourite extra-curricular activities of Hongkongers, and they are spoilt for choice even if no gym facilities are provided in their residence.

Some gym-goers have been prompted to use the exclusive facilities on offer at international hotels.

16 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Training and service a perfect fit at California

California Fitness has established various trainings workshops for its employees, aimed at upholding its service, and launching exclusive fitness programmes to maintain its leading position in Asia.

20 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Running a yoga business requires flexibility

Terry Woo's profession is easy to guess. The well-built vice-president of yoga club mYoga and California Fitness in Hong Kong walks with an athlete's easy gait and radiates energy.

Despite his hectic business schedule, the 'fitness fanatic' finds time for six to seven hours of cardio and weight training at the gym and up to two sessions of yoga practice every week.

1 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

No ordinary desk job for energetic finance manager

California Fitness needs a first-class candidate with business expertise to drive the company forward

Individuals with first-class communication skills are invited to apply for a head of finance role in Hong Kong.

A rapidly expanding fitness organisation that is part of a worldwide chain of fitness centres needs a new finance manager.

26 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

EOC cancels fitness club offer to staff

The Equal Opportunities Commission will adopt higher standards when scrutinising discount packages after it cancelled a deal with a fitness club that offered its staff members and their families preferential terms to get fit.

A spokesman for the commission said yesterday a meeting would be held soon to draw up new guidelines to deal with advantages offered to its workers.

18 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

EOC criticised for deal with fitness centre

The Equal Opportunities Commission has come under fire over a deal it has struck with a fitness club to offer staff members and their families a preferential package to work out.

17 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Taiwanese police raid fitness chain

Investigators have raided Taiwan's biggest health club chain after it abruptly announced it was closing due to financial troubles.

12 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Health club chain seeks innovator for regional role

The search is on for someone to take up the challenge of a newly created position

Getting in shape is not always just a New Year's resolution, for many it is a way of life. A career with a major player in the fitness industry holds the promise of providing career expansion, so your waistline won't have to.

5 May 2007 - 12:00am

Motivation is the first lesson

THE DIFFICULT THING about exercise regimes is not starting them, but sticking to the task. People begin with a burst of enthusiasm but then give up as soon as the aches and pains of the first few weeks kick in, and before the benefits of a regular routine can be felt.

2 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

High-pressure sales tactics can fall flat

THE EMPLOYEES OF fitness clubs know all about human psychology. They realise that most of us believe it is better to wait for the New Year or until we find a new job or a new partner, before joining a gym and starting a regular exercise programme.

2 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Putting power into gym workouts

Members of the California Fitness gym in Central step out on radical new equipment under the watchful eye of Hong Kong-based Frenchman Lucien Gambarota, who invented a system by which their efforts provide power to light the premises.

28 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Exercise your abilities with international fitness chain

If you have experience in real estate and are seeking a career challenge by growing a business, you may find just what you want in a senior role with an international fitness centre chain.

California Fitness, which has more than 380 clubs worldwide, is rapidly expanding in Hong Kong and needs a development manager.

16 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

kevin sinclair's hong kong

One British institution that remains treasured in Hong Kong is that timeless and venerable organisation, the club. Nine years after the handover, clubs continue to thrive. In terms of membership and finances, they are healthier than ever.

6 Sep 2006 - 12:00am