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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...

It’s time to slip on a swimsuit and show the world how proud you are of your body…or not. Yes it’s that time of year, when the layers are peeled off and humidity climbs. But if just thinking about baring a bit more skin sends you into a sweat, it’s probably...

When starting your Pilates practice at home, it’s important to take a moment to ground yourself, and “get your mind into your body.” A great way to begin your practice is to take a few minutes to breathe properly....

Red Hot, Vegetable Thai Curry It’s coming up to that time of year, when the weather cools and our desires for warming dishes heats up. Make the choice a healthy one with a feel-good favourite, from Flex’s very own yoga-detox guru, Michelle Ricaille. Serves 4 Prep Time: 30mins Cooking Time: 30mins Main Ingredients: 1 zucchini,...

Why go to Flex Studio to practice Pilates? Although you could learn a lot of Pilates exercises online or from books and DVDs, there is no greater resource than a Pilates instructor. Here are some great reasons why you need an instructor to get the most out of your training...