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As a young, single female I can’t abide cooking for one person, and certainly don't have the same gusto as for two or more. As I always have chosen my respective others more on their cooking ability then their character, it seems my kitchen skills have therefore fallen abominably into...

When is the core not just the core? When you’re doing Pilates… “While the core may often be the first thing to be mentioned in relation to Pilates, we all know there are many more body movements involved, and we rarely just work on the core,” says Flex instructor Karin...

The years clock up crazy fast. I am so sure that Hong Kong time clicks by double time. How can it be September already? And how can I be so old already? Age is, at best, a random number in my life that doesn’t seem to bear any real relation...

No, this is not about flossing between the vertebrae. Like our dental hygiene, we should care for our spines on a daily basis. Hint: sitting all day is not called ‘the new smoking’ for nothing, and can have dire postural and pain consequences. Spinal hygiene teaches us to be mindful...

Familiar with the mid-afternoon energy drop that has you reaching for coffee, snacks and candy? The solution to keeping your energy levels kicking could be as simple as switching your lunch order. Flex instructor Megan Farrugia, a holistic nutritionist and self-confessed nutrition junkie, believes food plays a starring role in...

The crisp, clean air, the beauty of a mountain covered in snow, and the exhilarating speed, balance and control that comes into play when hurtling through that beauty, makes ski holidays incredibly popular. If you want to avoid that creakiness you wake up to on day two, then it’s a...

Flex instructor Megan Farrugia assures us that although this dish looks impressive, it is in fact ridiculously easy. Full of fresh, tasty and crunchy veggies, it packs a healthy punch of vitamins too. Serve it as a healthy appetizer alternative, or even as a party dish for holidays. Ingredients Your favorite type...

By Flex Pilates instructor Megan Farrugia This super easy, cheerfully bright salad is great on its own as a healthy lunch or works well as a side dish for sandwiches and quiches. Make a generous batch and don’t worry if you don’t finish it all at the first sitting as it...

Back pain is one of the most pervasive ailments of our modern society. When you suffer from back pain, it not only limits what you can achieve physically, but it also impacts your mental and emotional states and overall feeling of happiness and wellbeing. In fact, it affects every waking,...

Katherine Smidt and her family moved to Hong Kong 23 months ago and Katherine took her first Pilates class with Anna at One Island South about a year later. It was love at first class. A long-term swimmer, she is addicted to fitness, and particularly appreciates the help Pilates gives...

Sign up for Flex’s Pilates Challenge and you will be fast tracking an improvement to every aspect of your lifestyle and fitness. Take the 30-hour Pilates Body Challenge and get 30% off a package of Allegro, Group, Trio and Private Pilates – or 20% off the 20-hour package, or 10%...