“Street workout” has become increasingly popular in recent years in Hong Kong thanks to its convenience and affordable price.
The exercise combines both gymnastics and parkour and can be done anywhere without equipment.
According to street workout coach Mok Ho-yin (莫浩然), though it can be done anywhere, it’s better for beginners to have a coach to help them.
Mok had played street workout for nearly five years now.
“When I started, I didn’t have any experience. I couldn’t do any movements before, but now I can finish most of the hardest movements,” Mok said.
He added, “I think that’s the most attractive part of this sport.”
There are also certain moves that are very popular among the community, including “muscle-ups”, “human flag” and the classic “handstand.”
Since 2014, Hong Kong has hosted an annual Street Workout Championship.