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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...

Compact, cute, colorful and barely there, the Cheeki thongs sold at Flex have been singled out by Cosmo magazine in the US as the busy girls go-to undies when out and about. A little bit lacy, a little bit practical, Cheeki is great for every day, a special night out or...

Karina Stewart, co-founder of Kamalya Wellness Sanctuary in Koh Samui, tells how we can rid ourselves of dreaded orange peel skin. What is cellulite? Cellulite - the appearance of dimples on the plumper parts of the body, namely the thighs, buttocks, stomach and sometimes arms - is an extremely common concern for...

Kick-start your post-summer holiday workout at Flex’s fully equipped boutique studio After nearly 10 years residing in Southside and after numerous requests from loyal clients, Flex is proud to announce the opening of our second fully equipped, ultra modern and upscale studio, this time in the heart of the city. Located at...

Has your workout gotten a bit stale? Is it too much of the same thing? This is a common complaint and one that can lead to apathy, which in turn puts you off exercising as often or as well as you ought to be. But here’s the thing: if you’re feeling a...

It’s “the ability to always become better” Kimberly Ciszewski was introduced to Pilates after giving birth for the first time. She then became one of the first instructors in Australia to teach Xtend Barre and several children later, is now also a dab hand at pre and post-natal Pilates. Here, in...

Out of your usual routine? Here’s how to break bad habits to ensure eat for your body and brain. “When it comes to food and our diet we are all creatures of habit. Breaking the cycle of bad eating habits isn’t easy but is imperative if you want to improve cognitive...

Once, I bought a cheap yoga mat that smelt more and more strangely toxic with each drop of sweat. The fumes made me feel ill. It’s now rotting in the rain, alongside the mop and a broken watering can. What a waste of money. What a cheap and nasty purchase from...