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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...

It might be so-called Dry January for many, but that’s exactly when these healthy hydrators come in even handier. Thanks to the founders of Genie Juicery, best friends Melanie Barnish and Cara McIlroy, we have snaffled inside information on how to mix two delicious and super simple juices (not sold in...

You may know that an active kid is more likely to be a child who sleeps, studies and feels better, but research keeps piling up about other, longer-term benefits of ensuring children are moving more. Previous studies have shown that adults and younger people who are physically active have a lower...

Not sure what clothes work best for you when working out? Who better to ask than those tirelessly on the front line of fitness fashion? Here, five of our busiest Pilates teachers tell us about their favorite stretchy things, all found at Flex/Caelum Green’s refurbished retail hub, just in time for...

This delightful dish-for-one will fill you up and keep you going throughout the busy holiday season, without packing on the pounds. Zucchini ‘Spaghetti’, from our favourite resort retreat, Kamalaya Koh Samui, is a nutrient-dense pasta-free spaghetti with a pumpkin-based sauce and packs a real flavor punch.   It’s full of vitamins, minerals...