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By Flex Pilates instructor Nicole Serje These are my go-to mid-afternoon snacks, or sometimes I’ll have some after dinner if I'm hungry. The corn thins give a nice crunch, and the avocado is one of my daily servings of healthy fat. Cottage cheese provides the protein, and of course I love...

Step on to the mat in the middle of a challenging day and the world stills. Take a deep breath and the spirit rejoices, the mind calms and the body gets ready for a challenge. Yoga is one of the most empowering practices you can choose. Teaching discipline and self-control,...

How is your diet? Do you struggle to eat mostly healthy wholefoods? Are your veggies from supermarkets rather than farmer’s markets? Do you find it difficult to buy and eat organic in Hong Kong? And… are you under any stress? If the answer to any of these questions is a...

Rhonda, a senior Pilates instructor at Flex, has been playing tennis her whole life, but she took it up again more seriously after having children eight years ago. She noticed that she approached her movement and her shots differently when using her Pilates knowledge. She’s noticed an improvement in flexibility...

Tennis is a high speed, high impact game requiring mobility, flexibility and power. Pilates is a great way to boost your performance by improving spinal rotation and extension, abdominal control and muscle strength. Here are Flex’s 4 favourite exercise to help you with your tennis game. Perform them regularly for...

So easy to make, this dish can be prepared in advance as it doesn’t go mushy and it is packed full of healthy ingredients. Quinoa is high in protein, amino acids and has a good source of phosphorus, copper, magnesium, folate, zinc and dietary fibre. The veggies, as well as...

Every year the world celebrates Pilates on Pilates Day, the first Saturday of May. Across the globe community events and promotions honour the legacy left by Josef Pilates and the healing he has brought to millions in the past, as well as today and going into the future. Flex Studio...

Flex’s new AcroVinyasa classes are taught by Jessica, whose background in gymnastics and aerial arts is the perfect foundation for AcroYoga. “I love sharing and teaching the practice, especially seeing people who think there’s no way they’ll be able to do a pose and by the end of class doing...

Breath is the fundamental source of our body’s energy, according to the Pranayama practice of Yoga and Ayurveda. We breathe involuntarily, often unconsciously, but the process of controlling our breath also helps us control our vital energy or life force. Far more than simply feeding our cells with oxygen and...