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If you want more energy at work or play, or simply a delicious, family-friendly breaky on a lazy Sunday morning, you can’t go past FLEXtreme director Andrea Ramirez’s superpowered and super easy pancakes. “I’m aware the body also needs heated foods for internal balance, and I’m always looking for ways...

Why is everyone talking about new FLEXtreme trainer Andrea Ramirez? Is it the boundless enthusiasm and energy she gives to all her clients? Or is it her ready smile and an obvious love for her job?...

The answer here is yes! Here, two of our most experienced trainers, Xtend Barre® and Pilates instructor, Anna Serafinas Luk and yoga supremo, Victor Chau, explain how to stick with a 30-day exercise plan, so you can feel the change once and for all!  ...

Want to finally deal with those pesky aches and pains? Unsure what kind of practitioner is best for your needs? Here, we let you in on the finer details of two of the most common healing modalities utilized today....

Stop press! Flex co-founder and director Heather Thomas Shalabi has opened her refrigerator door, so we can see how this health and fitness guru – often touted as Hong Kong’s hardest working trainer and studio owner – ensures she and her family stay healthy and energized....

She admittedly lives on salad, but there are times that Flex co-founder and director Heather Thomas Shalabi likes to warm things up a bit. “I’m aware the body also needs heated foods for internal balance, and I’m always looking for ways to sneak more greens into my diet,” says Heather. ...

Want to know what the trainers always keep handy when on the run? Luckily for us, High Flying AntiGravity® instructor Rebecca Jean Wong has agreed to let us unpack her daily stash...

This research was undertaken to see how prescribed exercise could improve the affects of chemotherapy. Anecdotally, all the patients on the program seemed to be getting less of the expected side effects of chemo – particularly less nausea and fatigue. And in the 38 patients who went through the exercise program,...

Q: Hi Raul Bravo. You’re a Pilates and Fitness Trainer at Flex. Is my muscle strength imbalance common? A: It’s a normal psychological issue. Human beings tend to overwork one side of the body; the side that they write with, hold a utensil with and so on. BUT, unhealthy muscles and...