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We have asked some real people to discuss how Pilates has helped shape their body, sports performance, and day-to-day strength. Here, Natalie Cheng – 22 years old, fresh out of college, and can’t get enough of running, rock climbing and water-skiing – explains how and why she took to this tried...

CRANBERRY TURKEY MEATBALLS Why not try a different take on the traditional turkey dinner. These healthy cranberry turkey meatballs are full of flavor and reminiscent of Christmas dinner, all rolled up in a little ball! Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low Carb, Nut-free, Refined Sugar-free, Soy-free, Sugar-free Prep Time: 10 minutes Serves: 8 INGREDIENTS 1 lb. lean...

JadeYoga plants a tree for every yoga mat sold - http://www.treesforthefuture.org JadeYoga is committed to making the world’s best performing, most environmentally-friendly yoga mats, and gives back to the earth with every product made.  All mats are made sustainably in the US from natural rubber. They provide an optimum grip and offer...

The level of stress encountered during the holiday period has been likened to that experienced during divorce or a house move! In fact, psychologists from Coventry University in the UK, have now identified that the majority of us suffer from stress at Christmas, but tend to ignore it in our quest...

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...