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From 11th to 15th February, Benjamin Degenhardt will be in Hong Kong to lead Classical Pilates teacher training, Trio classes and the Happy Feet, Floating Pelvis workshop on the final Monday. Who is Benjamin? He’s no ordinary Pilates teacher. As scientific, rigorous and passionate as Joe Pilates, he has dedicated...

Alice Lam is a marketing manager at ImagineX under the Lane Crawford Joyce Group, and has included Pilates in her weekly routines for over three years. “Pilates trains your body and mind, and makes you stronger and fitter mentally and physically,” she believes. "It was about three and a half...

For many children, scoliosis, or a slight forward-bend hump in the spine, can arise during the second growth spurt when they are ten years or older. The alteration of the spine can result in spasms, lower back and neck pain, but if the problem is addressed during adolescence it can...

At the beginning of the year we’re all fired up with resolutions to be healthier, fitter and more purposeful. This January, the first Flex challenge of the year boosts this New Year energy with the power of competition. The Flex January Fitness Challenge challenges members to do 15 classes in...

Setting goals at the beginning of the year is a great exercise in Getting Things Done. Whether small chores or big life changes, having a concrete goal and setting your focus on achieving it can be the difference between the satisfaction of ticking something off the list or seeing it...

By Kate Woodworth This illuminating article by Kate Woodworth explains what a yogic diet is and why it is important. You’ll read about the physical benefits to eating well and the fascinating link between diet and mood. She outlines how much you should eat at each sitting, when you should eat...

Serves 6Leeks are a winter staple even in the east, and make a deliciously hearty, warming soup. A mild-flavoured member of the onions and garlic family, they include sulphur compounds designed to help fight free radicals, and flavonols that allegedly lower your risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and...

At Flex our Xtend Barre classes are always popular and this April we will be launching our annual Xtend Barre Challenge. The mix of Pilates with dance and creative choreography that is constantly changing and evolving makes it fun every time and, best of all, results are dramatic and come...

By Amanda Fryer-HarrisIs Pilates any good for skiers or snowboarding? My reply to this often asked question is, ‘Why would you not do Pilates to help with your skiing, are you crazy!’We all want longevity in our sporting lives and life in general, don’t we? If I told you Pilates...

Karin Ubbiali is Flex’s Children and Teen Pilates instructor. She has been imparting the wonderful expertise of Joseph Pilates to her young clients for two years and loves her job. She believes, “You are never too young to start doing Pilates!”...

Stuck for great Christmas gifts this year? Make 2016 yours, your family’s and your friends’ healthiest year yet by giving fitness and wellness related gifts. Here is Flex Studio’s exciting and festive list of 12 inspiring options, from mini stocking fillers to maxi gifts and wellness experiences. Our Christmas elves...

Coconut flour, unlike its other wheat-free flour alternatives, can be a little tricky to work with in the kitchen. Having said that, it is extremely nutritious and packed full of fiber, making it well worth learning your way around. This fruity recipe by Fabienne Sayarath of the Kitchen Faerie is...