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Flex Special Event Direct from New York, Yamuna Zake will teach you to “work on yourself” and become your own best therapist anytime, anywhere. Forever. With just a ball. For the first time, Yamuna visits Hong Kong to share this powerful tool, for just three days, 13-15 November 2014. Learn Yamuna® Body Rolling, in which...

When you think of a gym, do you only imagine the stench of sweat, the clunk of heavy weights, pounding music and staff who see you as a number? If so – and if this was your experience of a workout center - did you find that your desire to keep...

New to Flex Central, Sally Adair is a former professional dancer turned Pilates and TRX superstar trainer. To give you an insight into one of our talented trainers, here are five answers in five minutes. 1. Why do you train/teach/instruct at Flex Studio? Flex has really established itself as a brand. The...

How a sickly child, bullied by his peers, created a respected exercise method hugely popular the world over Everyone seems to know about yoga. But what about Pilates? It’s fast becoming the ultimate health tool. So what is it? Who created it? And how can it help you? Joseph Pilates was the...

Here’s something to take your mind off the sweat-or-stretch of your next work out. We’ve asked our instructors at Flex’s new Central studio about their work, life, passions and peeves - in 5 simple questions - and their answers may surprise you. First up is Michelle Ricaille, yoga teacher and co-founder...

Dedicated, spiritual and radiating inner health and happiness, Flex yoga instructor Claudia Whitney has taught the ancient practice for more than a decade - in New York City, Thailand and now Hong Kong, which she calls home. Among other ventures, she and DJ husband, Jason Nogoy, run DJ-inspired yoga flow classes...

The Flex team, friends, clients, press and the curious all came together last week to celebrate the opening of the new Flex Central studio. Check out a few photos from the night and take a sneak peek at one of our fave Flex-friendly gals sporting the new VIE Active fitness...

Throughout the year the daily API in Hong Kong is often within the ‘very high’ range of 101-200, and occasionally spiking above a ‘very severe’ 200+. According to the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department, an API above 100 can significantly compromise respiratory, immune and cardiovascular system health, contributing to the...

VIE Active, all the way from beautiful Bondi Beach in Sydney, is named after the French word for ‘life’, which is what the founders wanted to express when they created this brand – clothes that not only fit you perfectly, but also fit into your life. The founders – Bryan and...

Massages feel great. But do they always relieve the tension or pain in our backs, necks, arms or legs as much as they promise? Sometimes, it takes a little more than an aroma rubdown to get in deep and give your muscles a break. This is where Myofascial Release (MR) comes...

Here – in the fourth of our ongoing series of the lives behind Flex’s professional instructors - all-rounder Evelyn Hue tells us how she went from working in a music studio to the fitness studio. And hasn’t looked back. How did you get started as a fitness instructor? I was always active...

It’s back to school time! Back to slouching over books, over desks and computers, studying after hours, eyes glazed from the glare of a screen. But will all that brain work alone be enough to unleash our kids’ full potential? What if giving them a chance to also be kids and...