By Doris Lam
We’ll be the first to admit that we went a little too hard on the Chinese New Year feasts. Which is why we’ve looked left and right around the city for places to help us get back on track for our health goals. Here are our best picks to help you be your best self in the Year of the Pig.
Figuring out your skincare regimen can be tough, especially with the myriad of options available in the market today. But OMgirl Beauty is here to help you with that! After a private consultation with their skilled staff to learn about your skin concerns, they will formulate an easy-to-follow regimen that is personalized to your needs. From smile lines to acne pigmentation, your skin will be pampered into shape in no time.
Health food: Healthy Habits
Co-founded by a dietitian and a fitness instructor, Healthy Habits is the ultimate heaven for people looking to smarten up their diet. Their menu includes protein dense pancakes, beetroot hummus toast, poke bowls, Buddha bowls and all the green juices your gut will love. They also offer custom diet plan services to help you reach your fitness goals for good.
The Sheraton Fitness Center is a great place to stay active whatever your goals may be. Whether it’s for business or for leisure, the Sheraton Fitness centre has plentiful resources to keep you busy. There is a specialized restaurant and dining options for your nutritional needs, a host of advanced cardio, strength training and mechanical equipment to get your sweat on, and a sauna and steam room for you to relax and detox. Additionally, there are professional fitness trainers there for a personalized workout experience.
The St. Regis Athletic Club
The St. Regis Athletic club is home to an arsenal of state-of-the-art fitness facilities to suit your needs. Whether you prefer to tackle your workout alone or attend one of their unique exercise classes such as Prati or Bollywood Indian fitness dance, the club’s multi-purpose room is the place to be. The gym also comes equipped with personal TV screens and advanced cardio displays which allow you to monitor your own performance while exercising. Additionally, there are Bluetooth headsets and wireless internet access for all Athletic Club goers. After your sweat session, there is a sauna complete with a jacuzzi waiting for your tired muscles.
Known as the largest spa in Asia-Pacific, the Sheraton Shine Spa offers you an unparalleled spa experience. The Shine Spa features a whole 15 treatment rooms for their guests, five of which are specially designated for couple treatments. Featured in the spa are both of Chinese and Western Spa treatments: using the five elements of Chinese feng shui gold, wood, water, fire and earth to ensure a relaxing experience for their guests. Need a break from the work week? Opt for the weekday treatment, which includes a foot bath ceremony, hour-long signature massage, and some healthy light eats. You can bring a plus-one who can enjoy a 50% discount.
Crossfit Macao, also known as simply XVI is the largest CrossFit box in Macau, is a testament of the blood, sweat, and tears put in by the coaches and athletes. For those who are not familiar with CrossFit, XVI offers programs for all ages and experience levels--perfect for your first foray into the cult-like workout style. Joining this gym also means you’re welcomed into the biggest local fitness community so you can find a accountability buddy to keep your fitness in check. XVI offers a one-week free trial for all newcomers.