Turn the city to your sports ground!
5 new items for home and outdoor workouts
We are all excited about the reopening of sports centres and gyms, past experience has taught us that another covid wave can hit anytime!
After months of social distancing measures, the rules have finally been relaxed. Although we are all excited about the reopening of sports centres and gyms, past experience has taught us that another covid wave can hit anytime! Also, many people are still concerned about the hygiene measures and the risk of infection.
Home workouts have become increasingly popular, but for many Hong Kongers, limited storage space is a real concern when choosing which equipment to buy. That’s why we assembled a list of compact sports gear from our Spring Summer 2021 collection! They are easy to store and transport, so you can work out wherever you want without worrying about venue closures!
New to the game! B500 Portable basketball hoop
The B500 portable basketball hoop is a must-have for basketball fans and comes with 4 wheels for easy manoeuvring. It also features a transparent backboard and impact-resistant edges, making it ideal for street basketball. The B500’s backboard and basketball rim are designed in accordance with international competition standards. The height of the backboard can be adjusted to suit both adults and children. In addition to its portable design, the B500 is also easy to store thanks to its variable height, which can be adjusted with a single pair of hands. Armed with the B500, you can play basketball anywhere and don’t have to worry about potential venue closures!
Hong Kong Team Women Basketball Player, Group A Women Athlete
This basketball hoop is easy to set up and can be adjusted in height. In addition, the hoop is equipped with four wheels, so you can push it around the court or change direction easily. It also has six 18 L water tanks for users to add water or sand to stabilise the structure. After using it, I feel this hoop is a great item for adults and children to train outdoors or indoors. It is no different from a traditional hoop, and is able to give an authentic feeling of a basketball game or training.
Your tennis training partner - Turnball
Hong Kong’s limited tennis courts often deter newcomers to the sport, but this portable tennis Turnball is a game changer. Featuring an all-new design, its different parts can be assembled together in no time and stored compactly in a cube-shaped box for easy transport.
The tennis ball in the kit is lighter than conventional ones thus easier to control, making it ideal for beginners and children. You can use the Turnball alone, with your partner or even 4 people! It is suitable for use in tennis lessons, outdoor practice or simply some fun with friends!
A tennis coach with more than ten years of experience, now teaching children and adults, and competing in tournaments.
I have never tried Turnball before, it was very fun! Other than being a great tool for forehands and backhands trainings, Turnball rebounds fast enough to help me enhance my reaction. It is also an exciting game for two-player matches. Definitely an interesting new sport.
Fifteen years of experience in badminton, Badminton England UKCC, Level 1 Award for Assistant Coaches in Badminton abroad.
My first impression of Turnball is that it is great for all sport users. Even those who have not tried racket sports can get started quickly. The set is convenient to carry around and easy to install, making it a great training item for every venue. Also, doing sports with Turnball is very therapeutic! Maybe because It can be used alone or in groups, there is both this concentration and social aspect it brings!
Jump in! CrossFit Speed Rope
Outdoor workouts have become increasingly popular due to the closure of Hong Kong’s sports venues. They allow you to exercise anywhere and require very little or no equipment – you can do a heart-pumping workout with no more than your bodyweight! If you are looking to improve your cardiovascular fitness, jump ropes make an excellent addition to your workout routine. Often used in CrossFit, a jump rope can be used for warm up exercises or as a complete workout in its own right.
Released this month, the CrossFit Speed Rope weighs just 50 g and is made from steel cable. It also features ergonomically designed handles and is slightly longer than other jump ropes, which makes it easier to jump faster. It is suitable for most jump rope exercises, including more advanced moves such as double unders. The length of the rope can be adjusted to suit your height or training goals. The Speed Rope also comes with cable protectors to prevent wear and tear when the rope is used on rough surfaces. It is available in 3 different colours.
Gym in a bag! CrossFit In & Out Mat
The best thing about the In ＆ Out Mat is its compact design compared to other yoga mats, measuring just 120 cm long and 80 cm wide. Despite its small size, it is still large enough for most simple extension exercises such as crunches and pilates. It can also be folded into an anti-vibration mat for HIIT workouts or other bodyweight exercises in order to prevent injuries due to slipping.
The fitness mat is made from PVC foam and features a folding design – unlike roll-up yoga mats, the ends do not curl up and don’t need to be flattened with shoes or a water bottle, allowing you to focus on your workout. The mat is suitable for use with shoes or bare feet and can be cleaned by rinsing in water and wiping dry with a cloth.
Set the goal! Compact football goal
This portable football goal ticks all the boxes in terms of weight, size and choice of materials. Featuring a lightweight yet sturdy design, the goal is suitable for 3 vs 3 games and is easy to assemble and disassemble. Thanks to the superior quality materials, it can be used on a wide range of surfaces.
To assemble the goal, simply connect the posts and secure the clasps to the four corners. The goal comes with three stakes, which improve stability and can withstand the impact from a football. Ground pegs are also provided, which help to hold the goal in place in windy conditions or on uneven surfaces. The goal can also be held in place with other heavy objects.
When assembled, the goal is 120 cm high and 80 cm wide. Weighing just 1 kg, it is lighter than other small goals and can be folded flat. It also comes with a protective case and a shoulder strap for easy transport. Made from durable materials, it is suitable for all types of surfaces including asphalt, grass and sand.
In light of the increasing popularity of outdoor workouts, remember to follow the rules of public spaces and respect others. Also, don’t forget about social distancing – you can only work out when you’re healthy!