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By Flex Teen Ambassador, Hope Patterson If you think all teenagers just want to spend the weekends lying in bed, think again. For many Hong Kong students, physical fitness, competitive sport and feeling energetic are part of their weekly ritual. In a bid to prove this, I have talked with six Hong...

This healthy recipe from Teresa at www.thehealthychef.com is based on the Polish recipe for Rosół.  It has been tweaked to include healing herbs and ingredients to help fend off the winter cold and flu. Don’t be scared off by the amount of garlic – after a few minutes the flavour will...

Winter is here, and although it’s a great time for feeling cozy and homely, the cold temperatures and low humidity can take a harsh toll on our skin. Margo Marrone, pharmacist, homeopath and founder of The Organic Pharmacy, knows more than most about the impact of not protecting our skin from the...

Ever wondered what makes your trainer tick?  We have asked our instructors at Flex five simple questions about their work, life, passions and peeves. Below Jan Ball, Pilates instructor at Flex since 2008, and avid runner and dragon boat paddler, tells all: Why do you train/teach/instruct at Flex Studio? The...

Want to regain balance in your life?  Here, mindbodygreen.com writer Resha Patel helps us understand the 7 different chakras and their function in helping us regain our mental, emotional and physical strength. There are 7 main energy centers in the body, known as chakras. Each chakra is located throughout our body...

Many of us – particularly women with children - have asked ourselves the question when it comes to taking care of ourselves and our families: “Am I getting this right?” Even if we logically know that sometimes we will get it right and sometimes we won’t, we can beat ourselves up,...

We walk, run and balance on them every day - while wearing shoes that constrict and contort them. Yet how often do we care for our feet in ways that ensure they can best support our body? Enter Yamuna Zake, a US-based yoga teacher and world-renowned authority on a technique called...

You workout, you eat well…do you want your skin to look as healthy as the rest of your body? Here, we ask Dr. Stephen Kirkham from Dr. Lauren Bramley and Partners how Ultherapy can take years off your look – with no downtime! Q Ultherapy uses ultrasound to lift...

Meet former ballerina and contemporary dancer Cheng-Fang Wu, a Pilates instructor at Flex Central and now, Xtend® Barre trainer. Here, Fang gives us a five-minute introduction into what makes her tick. 1. Why do you train/teach/instruct at Flex Studio? Flex provides a great environment with a strong and organized team, the staff...

It's no secret that teens are typically Yoga and teenagers? Yes. It could be the answer! Experts say it can help build more trust between you and your teenager - while also having fun and learning something new. But most importantly, it can bring huge emotional benefits to your teenager. “Partner work...

Pining for Coachella? Jessica Alba hits the gym in a festival-motif crop top and form-fitting workout leggings As the sun settles on another summer in California, Jessica Alba was longing for the long hot festival days of Coachella. Not wanting to admit defeat on a dull day in LA, the brunette beauty...