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By Flex Pilates instructor Nicole Serje These are my go-to mid-afternoon snacks, or sometimes I’ll have some after dinner if I'm hungry. The corn thins give a nice crunch, and the avocado is one of my daily servings of healthy fat. Cottage cheese provides the protein, and of course I love...

Sweet and sour, fresh and light and literally bursting with flavor, this delicious salad – courtesy of the stunning seaside restaurant at Song Saa Private Island in Cambodia – is a delightful Khmer version of the spicier Thai salad. A crunchy texture tops off the experience, transporting you to the peaceful...

Swimming is a very technique driven sport requiring power, control and correct body alignment to glide through the water. Pilates can help improve performance in the pool by enhancing core control, flexibility, breathing and body strength. Here are our 4 recommended exercises to help you explode off the blocks and through the water this summer....

  Ever wondered how that one athlete makes it to the finish line first, despite his or her competitors being as well trained, strong and capable? Or how do you get that niggling injury to finally become a distant memory? For proponents of the Feldenkrais Method – an exercise therapy that aims...

You’re away for the summer and your usual workout routine is in danger of disintegrating into lie-ins, time with friends and family, celebrations and, hopefully, plenty of relaxation. But just a little bit of planning and research throws up numerous ways to include exercise, whether you’re in a city, in...

It was only after keen runner, hiker and yoga enthusiast Ee Chang’s chiropractor diagnosed her with mild scoliosis that she took up Pilates as a preventative measure. The idea? She would strengthen her core to improve posture and to prevent the issue getting worse. Many months later, she is still practicing...

Evelyn Hue took up Pilates over ten years ago in 2005 our of curiosity, and it wasn’t long before she had trained to be an instructor (check out her classes at Flex), adding to her qualifications as a fitness consultant, personal trainer and group fitness instructor at her company EvieFit....

Gwyneth Paltrow has gushed about it on her blog. It was performed with A-list celebrities at the Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama. And now, AntiGravity® fitness – the workout buzz sweeping 2017 – is at Flex. But this is no ordinary aerial experience. “We chose AntiGravity® for various reasons, but firstly, to...

By Chef Priscilla Soligo at Raiz The Bar www.raizthebar.com (Serves 1, or double the recipe for 2) This is a scrumptious and simple four-ingredient recipe that will knock your socks off it’s so delicious – and super nutritious! It is fantastic for a super healthy-fat power breakfast, or a decadent dessert. Ingredients 1 medium large...

Calm backache, quieten allergies, soothe anxiety and feel uplifted – all these and more are within 20 second’s reach with essential oils. Just a few drops of these fragrant, healing tools can help a multitude of issues, both physical and emotional. “Essential oils can affect your responses, your thoughts, feelings...

Boost healing and banish stress with lavender, tea tree and frankincense, three of the most universally loved and used oils. These are the ones to carry in your bag or have in the house for everyday issues, or the ones to look out for on product ingredient lists. Lavender Lavender oil is...

What’s the best way to look radiant at your wedding? Be super healthy, feel great physically, mentally, emotionally, and let that inner self-confidence shine through. Xtend Barre™ has become a go-to for brides and grooms who want to feel jump-out-of-their-skin amazing on their big day, says Cheng-Fang Wu, Flex’s amazing...