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Awe-Inspiring August: Tantalising Events to End Your Summer with a Bang

July 30th 2014

As August brings an end of our blissful – and sweaty – summer season, what better way to cool down during our city’s hottest month than with fun events to distract you from the heat? Bring a sweet end to summer freedom with beauty and fitness, mental wellbeing, party fun, and educational activities to end August right!


Hot and Heavy Fitness

Just because summer’s ending, don’t get lazy and pack on the pounds after months of healthy eating and hitting the gym. Keep on keepin’ on and make those washboard abs last through to winter with some awesome pole dancing workshops at Pole Paradise Studio. Never tried your hand in the aerial arts? Don’t worry – they’re hosting two trial classes on August 2nd, from 3pm to 4pm in Sheung Wan and 3:30pm to 4:30pm in Sai Kung – so head on out and give that pole a try! If you want to try your hand in static trapeze instead, head on over to their Sai Kung location every Saturday morning this August for their Level 1 static trapeze class.

For those more versed in the art of pole dancing, try your hand in visiting instructor Amy Hazel Price’s private lessons from August 1st to 6th. She’ll also be hosting a Pole Tricks workshop on August 2nd from 5pm to 7pm – one the experts definitely won’t want to miss.

If that seems a little too girly for your liking, not to worry – head to Elite Personal Training to get on track to a healthy lifestyle with their 21 Day Kickstart programme. Guiding you through 21 days of healthy nutrition and results-based exercise, this is the perfect option for the busy businessman or woman finding it hard to squeeze in regular gym sessions! The next programme starts on August 21st, so sign up now!

Got some stubborn weight that just wouldn’t budge all summer long? Have no fear, HYPOXI is here! Their effective mixture of high and low pressure treatments is renown for ridding of stubborn fat, so much so that Victoria Beckham uses it! This August, they’re offering a special summer deal where if you purchase 12 training sessions, you receive six on the house (worth HK$3,994). Quick, the offer ends August 30th, so nail it down now!

Build up them muscles and tone them abs! Primal Strength is returning this month! Get to strength training and head to the class registrations for Primal Adults and Primal Academy, which will be held on August 7th and 8th at 4:30pm and 5:30pm. Official programme start dates for Primal Adults begin on August 11th, and Primal Academy on August 14th. Any new members out there? Email ian.wilson@primalstrength.com.hk to get started. You’ll build up your strength and conditioning in no time!

Waves of Wellbeing

What better way to cool down and unwind in the blistering heat than with some classes to improve your mental wellbeing? Let your mind relax and set your body at ease with Kadampa Meditation Centre’s meditation courses. Start your mindful journey with their August Evening Meditation classes on August 12th and 19th, and find out how meditation can help you cope with work and life. Finally, end the month with yet another half-day learn to meditate course on August 31st.

If it’s been hard for you to reach a meditative state, experiment with a new form of meditation with Shakti Healing Circle‘s Gong Bath Meditation course on August 6th for HK$100. The sound of the gongs will help to lure you into a calm and soothing state.

For something equally as mentally soothing but a little more active, try Integrated Medicine Institute’s (IMI) Tai Chi Classes, which will be held at IMI’s Central branch on August 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th. You’ll be a Tai Chi master by the end of the month!

Help to heal and sooth others with the art of Reiki healing. Shakti Healing Circle is hosting a Reiki Healing certificate course on August 9th for HK$1500, allowing you to become a fully fledged Reiki Practitioner. If you’ve never dabbled in the art before, try their Reiki Practice Evening course on August 12th for HK$250 instead.

The school year is about to start, and if you have a teen at home that’s stressing about upcoming exams, don’t worry. Have them try IMI’s MindScape 2-Day Workshop for Teens on August 9th and 10th at IMI Central. Angie Tourani will help them discover the power of their mind so they’ll ace their tests in no time! The workshop costs HK$2,800, or HK$2,500 for a two-person group. Click here to book yourself a spot.

Sun and Fun

What’s the summer without a party? Our favourite party venue Boujis will host two parties this month that you won’t want to miss. For the ladies of the fragrant harbour, head to Boujis on August 7th for their Women’s Day Party. Get ready for lots of cosmos and pink!

Here’s one for the lads (and ladies too)! Boujis is a proud sponsor of the upcoming Charity White Collar Boxing event Ringside on August 9th at the American Club. Take in the ultimate experience of watching Hong Kong’s finest battle it out, all for a good cause! It’ll surely be a night of boozy excitement that you won’t want to miss. Ticket prices start at HK$750. To RSVP, email hkeventing@gmail.com.

Have a ball while helping the less fortunate with Hong Kong Yachting’s Twilight BBQ Cruise for a Cause on August 15th. Featuring live music, a BBQ Dinner, drinks, and dancing, the proceeds from this event will help 21-year-old Namjaa from Mongolia finish his university degree in the Philippines. For HK$580 per person, enjoy a lovely evening out on the water, knowing that you’re helping ensure a young man’s future. Visit Hong Kong Yachting’s Localiiz page to book a spot!

Looking to organise your own day of fun in the sun? Saffron Cruises offers charters from their large fleet of boats, daily from 10am to 6pm. With a line ranging from flagship and luxury boats to speedboats and sailing yachts, you’ll find the perfect one to suit your party needs. Ready to hit the water? Visit their Localiiz page to enquire now!

Yearning for Learning

Put an end to that summer slacking and get back on track with your learning! If you’re looking to add a little oomph to your skill set, look no further than teaching gurus General Assembly for their workshop and courses for the month.

Maybe you see yourself working at Google! Learn the ins and outs of becoming a Web Developer in GA’s 10-week course, starting August 4th. If the food and beverage business is more your scene, learn from some of Hong Kong’s most successful restaurateurs about how to succeed in their dog-eat-dog industry. For HK$150, sign up for the ‘Building a Business People Love: Restaurant Edition’ workshop on August 4th, enjoy a drink, and network with the best in the business!

Curious as to how data can predict future success or failure? Try out GA’s 10-week Data Science course, starting August 25th. If you’re a little afraid to take the leap – get a little teaser during an info session on August 18th and find out if you’re a good fit!

It’s never too late to pick up Latin! Ensure the dying language gets passed on to the next generation with Dante Aligheri Society’s Latin Language course for beginners. The course started on July 22nd but applications are still welcome! With lessons on August 8th and August 26th, running straight through to October 21st, you’ll become a suave Latin speaker in no time.

If your kids are interested in picking up the beautiful language as well, sign them up for the Latin Language Summer course for kids aged 9 – 18! There will be 10 lessons from July 31st to August 21st, ensuring they’ll get back into the sync of studying and homework right before the academic year begins. Click here to enrol for either class.

Want to try your hand in Italian instead? Dante Aligheri Society has also launched a new Italian Language course for the summer! There are three courses to choose from starting this month; Italian Course for Travelers beginning August 6th for HK$1,500, Summer Intensive Beginner Course starting August 7th for HK$2,200, and their Italian Language Class: Beginner I starting August 14th for HK3,300. For specific course lengths and other details, visit their Localiiz page!

Continue your child’s prep for the academic year with the help of British Tutors. Expert tutors from the UK will bring the highest standard of tailored tuition right to your home! A wide range of tutors specialising in a variety of subjects, will cater directly to your child’s needs. Specialising in English and UK school entrance exam preparation, this is perfect for those Year 12 and 13s preparing for their university exams. Visit their Localiiz page to enquire now!

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