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By Punam Chopra, SpiceBox Organics Store and Café This carrot soup is very nutritious, gathering together healthy vegetables, adding some cheeky spices and then cooling it down with cucumber. It is served with a cashew cucumber relish too, a delicious mix that you can serve with numerous dishes. While the soup...

Bust desk-related aches and pains for good with these exercises recommended by Flex co-founder Heather. Ideal when the majority of your working day is spent hunched over a computer screen while sitting at a desk, and neck, shoulder and back aches and pains start cropping up. Balance your sedentary hours...

Sometimes the thought of lunch is all that gets me through a long, busy morning of work. But swapping a leisurely gastronomic sit-down for a power-hour of fitness ticks my daily workout off the list, and even better, leaves me feeling far more energized and positive for the afternoon. If...

Christina Ko is an editorial director and Pilates convert. She swears by the posture, fitness and body awareness it brings to her desk-oriented work days. She’s been a member of Flex since her first Xtend Barre Cardio Blast class, which she describes as, “Baptism by fire – a regular barre...

This recipe may seem a little complicated to put together, but the results are spectacular. And the various elements can also be used to make a number of different dishes when combined in different ways. So healthy without the gluten, this is a perfect heart lunch or healthy dinner. Enjoy!...

There’s a new face at Flex. Dani Bruns is an aerial specialist and will be introducing Aerial Yoga, Flying Arts and Flying Fitness into the adults and teens Flex schedule over the next few weeks. “These classes using hammocks offer a new and exciting challenge,” she says. “Now you have...

The walk from change room to yoga mat is increasingly becoming a catwalk, with students turning up in head-turning outfits that mix high fashion with high function. Born of the post-workout brunch culture in the US, this practical, value-led and versatile trend is one we at Flex are proud to...

LA athleisure brand Garbe Luxe has hit Flex Studio shelves and the beautifully structured, clean-lined pieces with high-fashion aesthetics are the perfect mix of sporty and stylish. Famous for the Moto Leggings, Ballet Sports Bra and Bomber Jacket, Hongkongers are going to be treating the studio like a catwalk. We...

By Coconut Matters Serves: 4 cups My homemade granola clusters are addictive. But that’s not the only reason I make my own granola. I need to know what is on my plate because of food allergies, you won’t believe how much sugar is in store-bought granolas and because I want my granola...

There really is no downside to going on retreat. A welcome and well-deserved escape from the urban jungle, a retreat offers a stress-free zone where your shoulders are finally able to drop from somewhere around your ears and your mind slows its rolladexing of chores, deadlines and responsibilities. You learn...

Everyday life’s sedentary nature and repetitive movements, interspersed with exercise, exacts a unique toll on each of us. Yamuna Body Rolling (YBR) improves so many aspects of our physical bodies: posture and body alignment, flexibility and range of motion, muscle tone, circulation and organ function. And not only does this...

Teens - the earlier you start Pilates the better! Why? Because you’re building an inner dictionary of “intelligent movement” that will help your coordination, flexibility, strength and speed. Great coordination is one of the building blocks of successful fitness, plus helps you look tall and confident. Flexibility increases performance, helps...