Sweat It Out at the New Pure Fitness

The buzz: Direct from Hong Kong’s Mid-Levels, it’s the latest contender for best gym in town. And it’s certainly one heck of a billboard they have hanging outside the new Knightsbridge building.

The vibe: It looks luxurious, all 15,000 square feet of it. Stepping onto its parquet floors bathed in mood lighting is like sliding into a warm bath, especially if you’ve had to wrestle the merciless Orchard crowd to get here.

The facilities: It wouldn’t be a world class gym if it didn’t have state-of-the-art goods: In this case, the Life Fitness Signature Series line of equipment. There’s spacious areas for strength training, boxing and free weights, plus advanced cardio machines equipped with—wait for it—DVD entertainment systems and personal screens. You can even plug into your favorite cable channel. The first thing you see when you step in though, is the stylish kitchenette, complete with a fridge (help yourself to the soft drinks and water) and a coffee machine. The crème de la crème (for us at least) is the complimentary workout gear, toiletries and all the other stuff you usually have to carry around with you all day if you want to go to the gym after work.

Why you’ll be back: Because Coco Lee says you should. And because, on top of everything else, there are also 30 group exercise classes every week, including studio cycling, hip hop and Bodypump. There are also boot camp workouts.

3/F Knightsbridge, 270 Orchard Rd., 6100-3813. Open Mon-Sat 6am-midnight, Sun 8am-10pm.