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Want to know what the gurus know? Every month, our top trainers will advise on what helps them stay fit, healthy, strong and energetic and how they make the studio equipment work best for them. Here, AntiGravity® trainer Tamer Begum tells us why the unique Harrison Hammock is the only aerial...

Opening someone else’s refrigerator is culinary voyeurism. But it’s even better when that fridge belongs to a health and fitness professional. We’ve peeked inside the icebox door of Pilates trainer and pre and post-natal body whisperer, Nicole Serje, to see what she always keeps chilled and ready for energy, health...

When Nicole Serje isn’t teaching Pilates, running, hiking or hanging out with her family, she’s eating nutritious food that keeps her going. But like all of us, Nicole is busy, so her go-to Shake Recipe for more energy is something she recommends post-workout....

How to get bored with exercise 101: do the same workout at the same pace, over and over again. But there’s also another reason why we can lose our mojo - those moments where half way through a class, you’re sick of the streeeetch and feel like sweating it out a...

If you love Pilates and want some serious inspiration, look no further than Andrea Maida. US-based Andrea – coming to Flex soon - describes herself as “a 40-something devotee of the original Pilates method of exercise, living in beautiful Solana Beach, just north of San Diego in Southern California”. A...

Flex is turning yoga on its head; pardon the pun. With super professional new faces, new classes and new energy, we have a method and instructor for everyone. To get you motivated, we talk with Hong Kong-born and bred Jessica Lee, one of Flex’s new and inspiring teachers, finding out what...

So you’re unsure about paying for private training (PT)? That’s understandable. Classes are cheaper, fun and effective. Yet if you’re new to a method, a little rusty, suffer niggling pain or are post-injury – or indeed you simply can’t nail the moves you’ve been doing for years – then privates can...

We can feel ourselves warming up just looking at this soup. Pomegranate Kitchen, a catering and events company with two venues in Wong Chuk Hang (and a weekday lunch service!) say that this is one of their big hits this winter. A Middle Eastern inspired dish utilizing fresh and flavoursome ingredients,...

From Costa Rica to Hong Kong, Nicaragua and back to Hong Kong, Andrea Ramirez is the kind of fitness trainer who garners a following. Andrea is Flex’s new master trainer behind the exciting FLEXtreme concept, a three-dimensional fitness and strength program devised to complement Flex’s existing studio offerings. Offered at various times...

The so-called battle to go greener, cleaner and healthier in the kitchen is easier than you think. From the tools you use to cook, to which containers keep food safer and fresher, there’s a simple solution to help you and your family incorporate a truly holistic approach to total wellness and...

How do you choose the most effective complementary or ‘alternative’ therapy? If you lack energy, are trying for a baby, suffer unexplained pain and/or stress, or gut health is a concern – among a myriad of other concerns - seeking alternative help can be the solution. For many, trying a few therapies...