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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...

The Allegro machine on which you stretch, push, lie and – let’s face it – achieve fantastic physical results, is more than just a piece of exercise equipment. In fact, for the folks at Pilates equipment trailblazer Balanced Body (BB) in California – an impressively environmentally conscious group - each piece...

What gives someone the desire to work in the fitness industry and the motivation to keep on keeping fit? Here – in the second of a series focusing on the people taking your classes - Flex Pilates instructor Victoria Nicholson tells us how she got involved and why she still...

As the schools around Hong Kong close for the summer, many families will be leaving for their annual holidays.  Without doubt, says Naturopath Jeanette Lilly Blanks, much effort will have been put into planning and preparing for this trip and nothing would be more frustrating than to fall prey to...

So many things can make for a less-than-ideal morning, says Women’s Health writer Kenny Thapoung: like hitting a traffic jam in the middle of your commute or realizing you’ve forgotten an umbrella just as a downpour hits. Some things are out of your hand, but other little morning habits could...

Despite the physical benefits from regularly practicing yoga, you might also have discovered it seems to provide more than stronger abs and biceps. Inner peace, calm and increased energy are just a couple that come to mind. But just how does it do this? If you’re curious about how yoga benefits mind,...

What gives someone the desire to work in the fitness industry and the motivation to keep on keeping fit? Here – in the first of a series focusing on the people taking your classes - Flex fitness and Pilates instructor Lindsay Rothwell tells us how she got involved and why...

If your teenager is having trouble getting enough sleep, feels stressed all the time and can’t focus in class, then the simple and enjoyable practice of Yoga Nidra could be the answer. Yoga nidra is an incredibly pleasurable experience, for young, old or anyone in-between. Yet yoga instructor and special needs...