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Hong Kong super mum and Spartan Race obstacle course runner discovers it’s never too late to learn a new sport

Signing up for Hong Kong obstacle race galvanised former teenage gymnast and multi-sports enthusiast Anna Gamvros, a lawyer and mother of three, to finally take up running in her 40s

Signing up for Hong Kong obstacle race galvanised former teenage gymnast and multi-sports enthusiast Anna Gamvros, a lawyer and mother of three, to finally take up running in her 40s

8 Aug 2017 - 1:52PM
For Mina Guli, running 40 desert marathons in 7 weeks is just a means to an end: raising awareness of world water crisis

Told she’d never run again after a serious accident, Australian defied doctors to compete in Ironman event. Now she braves searing temperatures, harsh terrain and stinky clothes to raise awareness of our need to conserve water

Told she’d never run again after a serious accident, Australian defied doctors to compete in Ironman event. Now she braves searing temperatures, harsh terrain and stinky clothes to raise awareness of our need to conserve water

12 Dec 2016 - 5:50PM
Orange afterburn fitness theory put to the test: does it live up to the hype?

Global personal-training franchise claims its ‘oxygen debt’ interval workouts that combine aerobic and weight training can still be effective 36 hours later – but don’t relax and put your feet up just yet

Global personal-training franchise claims its ‘oxygen debt’ interval workouts that combine aerobic and weight training can still be effective 36 hours later – but don’t relax and put your feet up just yet

28 Nov 2016 - 5:31PM
How cereal has gone from breakfast essential to daytime treat as sales fall

Once the core of the Western breakfast, sugary packaged cereals are slowly losing their place on the morning table. Enter the trendy cafes trying to resurrect it as a snack or meal for later in the day

Once the core of the Western breakfast, sugary packaged cereals are slowly losing their place on the morning table. Enter the trendy cafes trying to resurrect it as a snack or meal for later in the day

23 Nov 2016 - 9:52AM
Hong Kong aerial artist talks about the intense workout it gives her

Stephanie Reid loves the physical and mental challenge of aerial arts, which she says has increased her strength, stamina and self-confidence

Stephanie Reid loves the physical and mental challenge of aerial arts, which she says has increased her strength, stamina and self-confidence

7 Nov 2016 - 9:28PM
Should pregnant women exercise? Yes, says an Australian in Hong Kong

Zara Balfour believes her regular workouts at H-Kore studio in Central throughout pregnancy enabled a smooth delivery and fast recovery

Zara Balfour believes her regular workouts at H-Kore studio in Central throughout pregnancy enabled a smooth delivery and fast recovery

24 Oct 2016 - 5:22PM
Six training and racing tips from a seasoned Hong Kong distance runner

Enjoy your running and listen to your body, says Chris Wharton, a half-marathon specialist who, right now, is preparing to race a much shorter distance in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay

Enjoy your running and listen to your body, says Chris Wharton, a half-marathon specialist who, right now, is preparing to race a much shorter distance in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay

10 Oct 2016 - 5:50PM
How Hong Kong harbour swim racer beat his fear of drowning to be a triathlete

Hui Yiu-pin couldn’t swim and had nearly drowned three times when he took up triathlon, inspired by story of father and his disabled son finishing an Ironman. Now he’ll try to swim Victoria Harbour

Hui Yiu-pin couldn’t swim and had nearly drowned three times when he took up triathlon, inspired by story of father and his disabled son finishing an Ironman. Now he’ll try to swim Victoria Harbour

26 Sep 2016 - 5:31AM
Paddleboard yoga plus spinning makes Hong Kong dad fit to keep up with his kids

Busy executive Elliott Shadforth was inspired by his active family to get into shape. Averse to the heavy weights and grunting of a typical gym, he turned to two other workouts that are just as demanding

Busy executive Elliott Shadforth was inspired by his active family to get into shape. Averse to the heavy weights and grunting of a typical gym, he turned to two other workouts that are just as demanding

10 Sep 2016 - 6:30AM
How fasting gives Hong Kong trail runner Dennis Theodosis the edge

Hong Kong-based insurance manager has undergone an amazing transformation from tubby to top trail runner

Hong Kong-based insurance manager has undergone an amazing transformation from tubby to top trail runner

5 Nov 2016 - 3:21PM
Meet Hong Kong’s intrepid, upwardly mobile ‘Everesters’

Climbing the equivalent of Mount Everest’s 8,848 metres on a bike seems an impossible challenge but 1,200 people around the world have succeeded

Climbing the equivalent of Mount Everest’s 8,848 metres on a bike seems an impossible challenge but 1,200 people around the world have succeeded

22 Aug 2016 - 5:39PM
Martial art sets Hong Kong Iranian immigrant on a better path

An angry child and troubled teen who became a centred adult thanks to martial arts, Nima King opened a wing chun studio in Hong Kong to inspire others

An angry child and troubled teen who became a centred adult thanks to martial arts, Nima King opened a wing chun studio in Hong Kong to inspire others

10 Apr 2018 - 12:06PM
Hong Kong dad sets record for charity race in three-piece suit at second attempt

Mike Tozer, fund-raiser for studies of Fragile X gene disorder that causes autism, gets his name in record books and raises cash and awareness of condition affecting his son

Mike Tozer, fund-raiser for studies of Fragile X gene disorder that causes autism, gets his name in record books and raises cash and awareness of condition affecting his son

15 Aug 2016 - 5:23PM
Hongkonger treats tinnitus with yoga and turns her life around

Journalist Vivian Tam Wai-wan was almost overwhelmed by ringing in her ears, but managed to overcome the debilitating condition with yoga and the help of her teacher/mentor

Journalist Vivian Tam Wai-wan was almost overwhelmed by ringing in her ears, but managed to overcome the debilitating condition with yoga and the help of her teacher/mentor

3 Aug 2016 - 11:46AM
Hong Kong’s healthy meal delivery services for the time-challenged

Eating healthily in Hong Kong has never been easier, even for time-pressed professionals, with at least 15 healthy food delivery companies operating, and customised meal plans widely available

Eating healthily in Hong Kong has never been easier, even for time-pressed professionals, with at least 15 healthy food delivery companies operating, and customised meal plans widely available

12 Aug 2016 - 11:31AM
How Brazilian jiu-jitsu has given Hong Kong professional Alex Lin a new perspective

When you are facing an opponent who is trying to rip your limbs off or choke you into unconsciousness, problems at work don’t look so difficult, says retail chain chairman, who trains almost every day wherever in the world he is

When you are facing an opponent who is trying to rip your limbs off or choke you into unconsciousness, problems at work don’t look so difficult, says retail chain chairman, who trains almost every day wherever in the world he is

29 Jul 2016 - 8:28AM
Hongkonger runs race in suit and tie to raise awareness of genetic disorder Fragile X

Mike Tozer fell short in his bid to set a Guinness World Record time for running a half-marathon in a suit, but his run helped raise awareness of, and funds for, a genetic condition affecting his son

Mike Tozer fell short in his bid to set a Guinness World Record time for running a half-marathon in a suit, but his run helped raise awareness of, and funds for, a genetic condition affecting his son

29 Jun 2016 - 12:30PM
Fitness tips from a New Zealand skier turned Hong Kong dragon boater, canoeist and runner

Jeremy Young’s training regime clears his mind and gives him energy that carries through his whole day. He tells us about paddling twice a day, surf skiing, and cross training in the gym

Jeremy Young’s training regime clears his mind and gives him energy that carries through his whole day. He tells us about paddling twice a day, surf skiing, and cross training in the gym

14 May 2019 - 1:03PM
At 63, yoga-based training on Hong Kong rooftop a shock for lifelong sportsman

Wanting to get back his physical edge, but determined to avoid gyms, Anthony Root signed up for outdoor training classes – and quickly changed his view of yoga as mild exercise for the lazy

Wanting to get back his physical edge, but determined to avoid gyms, Anthony Root signed up for outdoor training classes – and quickly changed his view of yoga as mild exercise for the lazy

10 Apr 2018 - 12:17PM
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25 Oct 2016 - 3:38PM
When Paul Hume moved to Hong Kong, he decided to ‘get ripped’. Here’s how he did it

The self-employed entrepreneur attends high-intensity workout classes at Studio Fitness five nights a week that focus on compound lifts with weights

The self-employed entrepreneur attends high-intensity workout classes at Studio Fitness five nights a week that focus on compound lifts with weights

21 May 2016 - 8:01AM
Hong Kong teacher’s journey from 55kg weakling to weightlifting powerhouse

Fiona Kettlewell, originally from Britain, says she was an unlikely candidate to take part in charity team event that set a new record by lifting 1.6 million kilograms in 24 hours

Fiona Kettlewell, originally from Britain, says she was an unlikely candidate to take part in charity team event that set a new record by lifting 1.6 million kilograms in 24 hours

9 May 2016 - 12:30PM
Hong Kong physio’s advice on how to carry bags and loads correctly to avoid injury

Backpack, tote, luggage or the humble shopping bag – there’s a right way to bear the weight and avoid painful back, hip, neck and shoulder issues

Backpack, tote, luggage or the humble shopping bag – there’s a right way to bear the weight and avoid painful back, hip, neck and shoulder issues

8 May 2016 - 7:00AM
26 Apr 2016 - 6:00AM
How the humble hula hoop can help Hongkongers get fit with fun

Emma Brown of Turning Circles talks about the benefits, for adults and youngsters alike, of taking up this simple childhood plaything and giving it a whirl

Emma Brown of Turning Circles talks about the benefits, for adults and youngsters alike, of taking up this simple childhood plaything and giving it a whirl

1 Apr 2016 - 12:03PM
22 Mar 2016 - 6:01AM
The healing powers of exercise for women refugees in Hong Kong

Virginie Goethals, organiser of walking group Hiking to Heal, says weekly trips for women in Hong Kong who are otherwise largely confined to home gives them something to look forward to, and a social network

Virginie Goethals, organiser of walking group Hiking to Heal, says weekly trips for women in Hong Kong who are otherwise largely confined to home gives them something to look forward to, and a social network

8 Mar 2016 - 2:00AM
Trampoline tricks just the ticket for ex-banker turned swim coach

Cardio workout involved in ‘trick training’ can burn up to 1,000 calories an hour

Cardio workout involved in ‘trick training’ can burn up to 1,000 calories an hour

23 Feb 2016 - 4:01AM
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