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Evelyn Hue took up Pilates over ten years ago in 2005 our of curiosity, and it wasn’t long before she had trained to be an instructor (check out her classes at Flex), adding to her qualifications as a fitness consultant, personal trainer and group fitness instructor at her company EvieFit....

You’re away for the summer and your usual workout routine is in danger of disintegrating into lie-ins, time with friends and family, celebrations and, hopefully, plenty of relaxation. But just a little bit of planning and research throws up numerous ways to include exercise, whether you’re in a city, in...

Swimming is a very technique driven sport requiring power, control and correct body alignment to glide through the water. Pilates can help improve performance in the pool by enhancing core control, flexibility, breathing and body strength. Here are our 4 recommended exercises to help you explode off the blocks and through the water this summer....

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...