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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...

Teen stress is inevitable, but it can be better managed so kids get more sleep and do better in exams. Laura Walsh, the founder of www.lifeshift.me and a holder of Masters degrees in Sports Science, Psychology and Counseling and is a NSCA Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Strength and Conditioning...

When people hear about yoga backbends, they often envision a contortionist with their head resting on their buttocks. Bending backward looks pretty tough, even a bit painful. A few years ago, a student expressed feeling pain just by looking at the backbends on the wall at my yoga school in...

“I'm an advocate of pre-work workouts,” says mindbodygreen.com writer and yoga teacher Grace Dickinson. “However, that doesn’t mean I love waking up extra early. I definitely don’t love rushing around before work, either. My solution? Overnight oats – the perfect breakfast for saving a bit of time and allowing a...

Who doesn’t love a bit of chocolate? Who wants chocolate that’s low in calories and is super good for you? Yes it’s true.  Ohso Chocolate has already proved hugely popular in the UK and now, it’s in Hong Kong, sold at Flex and giving everyone who tries it a pleasant...

“I was too self-conscious to try any sort of dance class. Now I’m taking the Xtend Barre Challenge.” Sharon Telling, Flex client. It’s the ballet-inspired exercise class that has people around the world buzzing with the results. And you do not need dance experience! Xtend Barre – offered by specially trained...

As our societal demands get even greater with each passing year, we find that we are ‘on’ 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This results in greater rates of insomnia, with more and more people reporting that they just can't turn off their brains at night. But there are...

Yoga is so much more than toning and strengthening. Just ask devotee Sally Sickles, who says the practice is a magical experience during which she completely lets go of time and place. Here, the Flex regular tells us how she took up weekly classes after initially finding it not quite...