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Sometimes you wake up and you’re already tired. Other times it’s that early afternoon slump. Or perhaps you regularly fall asleep at 9pm in front of the telly? Life is tiring. However, there are lots of ways to hack your energy levels and make it through the day firing on...

By Shima at Sesame Kitchen Soups are a great way to warm up when the weather gets cooler, and this tomato soup demonstrates how miso can be incorporated into recipes that aren’t Japanese. Chickpea miso is a staple here at Foodcraft.hk, where we use organic chickpeas instead of soybeans to make...

By Flex Senior Director Genevieve Roy-Theriault This is an easy to prepare, express recipe that can be served without a fuss, and when presented well is equally perfect for special occasions. Protein-packed salmon is the hero here, and for good reason: as a well-recognized ‘superfood’, salmon contains a healthy dose of omega-3...

Did you ever wonder why a Pilates class always follows the same sequence of moves? Back in the 20s, 30s and 40s when Pilates was creating his Contrology, he designed it to counter the inactivity of modern life. Therefore his exercises worked, in a brilliantly intricate and biologically logical way,...

For those who need scientific proof to truly believe practicing yoga and Pilates is good for your health, one neuroscientist, professor and chair of the department of neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute Peter Strick, may have found the answer. Although previously the connections between the brain and...

Sign up for Flex’s Pilates Challenge and you will be fast tracking an improvement to every aspect of your lifestyle and fitness. Take the 30-hour Pilates Body Challenge and get 30% off a package of Allegro, Group, Trio and Private Pilates – or 20% off the 20-hour package, or 10%...

Katherine Smidt and her family moved to Hong Kong 23 months ago and Katherine took her first Pilates class with Anna at One Island South about a year later. It was love at first class. A long-term swimmer, she is addicted to fitness, and particularly appreciates the help Pilates gives...

Back pain is one of the most pervasive ailments of our modern society. When you suffer from back pain, it not only limits what you can achieve physically, but it also impacts your mental and emotional states and overall feeling of happiness and wellbeing. In fact, it affects every waking,...

By Flex Pilates instructor Megan Farrugia This super easy, cheerfully bright salad is great on its own as a healthy lunch or works well as a side dish for sandwiches and quiches. Make a generous batch and don’t worry if you don’t finish it all at the first sitting as it...