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Jan has practiced dragon boating for 13 years. She loves the team spirit of the sport, being outside on the water immersed in the beauty of the sea, and the challenge and fun. “Races are very intense. You usually have between 18 and 22 individual paddlers, but essentially you are...

Among other exercises, The Round Clinic advocates regular yoga as a great way to strengthen and repair various physical issues. Located above Flex Studio in One Island South, the natural health centre recently uploaded a story from the New York Times onto their blog, which explains how a doctor in...

So easy, so healthy and so delicious, this fruity, peanutty combination softens overnight creating an easy-to-eat, energy enhancing breakfast. It’s perfect, whether you have plenty of morning time to savour it with a cup of tea, have to eat-and-go in a rush, or need to pack it and take it...

To excel at (and enjoy to the max), dragon boating ideally you need endurance, strength, power and coordination. Here are Jan’s top four Pilates exercises for enhancing your performance on the water while in the studio. Of course at the same time they’ll give your body that Pilates renowned alignment,...

Petrina Steains is a long-time runner and brought Pilates in to her exercise routines after she gave birth to her third child in order to help prevent injury and condition her body. She loves the connection to and understanding of her body that Pilates gives her physically, while mentally the...

If your yoga flow is tiring you out faster than it should, or if you’re not sure you’re quite nailing your poses, turn to a Pilates class for a spot of biomechanical enlightenment. The body awareness that is part and parcel of a Pilates class can help you avoid injury...

Shapely arms are things of absolute beauty. There’s something about having lean, toned arms that adds exponentially to how sexy you’re feeling. Just take a look at Anna’s arms – to emulate them is all about strengthening and stabilizing. Read on to find her three top tips on how to...

There is so much junk in store bought cereals, I always make my own granola. That way I know exactly what I'm eating. Serve with almond milk and fresh berries for an ideal way to start your day. Ingredients 3 cups gluten-free jumbo oats 1/2 cup mixed nuts 1/2 cup sesame seeds 1/2 cup sunflower...

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...

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...

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!”...

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...