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From Costa Rica to Hong Kong, Nicaragua and back to Hong Kong, Andrea Ramirez is the kind of fitness trainer who garners a following. Andrea is Flex’s new master trainer behind the exciting FLEXtreme concept, a three-dimensional fitness and strength program devised to complement Flex’s existing studio offerings. Offered at various times...

The so-called battle to go greener, cleaner and healthier in the kitchen is easier than you think. From the tools you use to cook, to which containers keep food safer and fresher, there’s a simple solution to help you and your family incorporate a truly holistic approach to total wellness and...

How do you choose the most effective complementary or ‘alternative’ therapy? If you lack energy, are trying for a baby, suffer unexplained pain and/or stress, or gut health is a concern – among a myriad of other concerns - seeking alternative help can be the solution. For many, trying a few therapies...

It might be so-called Dry January for many, but that’s exactly when these healthy hydrators come in even handier. Thanks to the founders of Genie Juicery, best friends Melanie Barnish and Cara McIlroy, we have snaffled inside information on how to mix two delicious and super simple juices (not sold in...

You may know that an active kid is more likely to be a child who sleeps, studies and feels better, but research keeps piling up about other, longer-term benefits of ensuring children are moving more. Previous studies have shown that adults and younger people who are physically active have a lower...

Not sure what clothes work best for you when working out? Who better to ask than those tirelessly on the front line of fitness fashion? Here, five of our busiest Pilates teachers tell us about their favorite stretchy things, all found at Flex/Caelum Green’s refurbished retail hub, just in time for...

This delightful dish-for-one will fill you up and keep you going throughout the busy holiday season, without packing on the pounds. Zucchini ‘Spaghetti’, from our favourite resort retreat, Kamalaya Koh Samui, is a nutrient-dense pasta-free spaghetti with a pumpkin-based sauce and packs a real flavor punch.   It’s full of vitamins, minerals...

Em Lieginger had three children aged three and under when a 20-Hour Pilates challenge caught her eye. Initially, she thought time would be an issue, but after encouragement from her husband (good on him) she signed up. That was in 2013. Now, Em has been teaching beginner Pilates for about nine...

You’re working out, eating well and drinking plenty of water. But your mind is racing and you can’t sleep? Or you wake up feeling drained and lack energy all day? This is where a total mind-body approach to wellness comes in. We’ve spoken about it before (http://flexhk.com/so-you-think-you-have-mental-wellness/) but now we’re taking...

There is no doubt anymore. Exercise is medicine. Surgeon Jordan D. Metzl, a New York-based sports medicine physician and fitness trainer, recommends a prescriptive exercise regime to all his patients, no matter their age or fitness levels. In a new TIME special edition, entitled The Science of Exercise, Dr. Metzl says...

So the weather is slightly cooler (phew) which means it’s time for us to break out the heart-warming soups, with easy and tasty concoctions the entire family will relish. Look no further than super popular café Mana! Café’s Pumpkin Coconut Soup. Mana! has two eateries, Mana Café in Sheung Wan and...