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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...

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...