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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...

Em Lieginger had three children aged three and under when a 20-Hour Pilates challenge caught her eye. Initially, she thought time would be an issue, but after encouragement from her husband (good on him) she signed up. That was in 2013. Now, Em has been teaching beginner Pilates for about nine...

You’re working out, eating well and drinking plenty of water. But your mind is racing and you can’t sleep? Or you wake up feeling drained and lack energy all day? This is where a total mind-body approach to wellness comes in. We’ve spoken about it before (http://flexhk.com/so-you-think-you-have-mental-wellness/) but now we’re taking...

There is no doubt anymore. Exercise is medicine. Surgeon Jordan D. Metzl, a New York-based sports medicine physician and fitness trainer, recommends a prescriptive exercise regime to all his patients, no matter their age or fitness levels. In a new TIME special edition, entitled The Science of Exercise, Dr. Metzl says...

So the weather is slightly cooler (phew) which means it’s time for us to break out the heart-warming soups, with easy and tasty concoctions the entire family will relish. Look no further than super popular café Mana! Café’s Pumpkin Coconut Soup. Mana! has two eateries, Mana Café in Sheung Wan and...

He’s not a vampire. Nor a bat. In fact, Tamar Begum is a super fit former gymnast who has transformed into the city’s most expertly trained teacher of AntiGravity® workouts. And now, he’s having a great time at Flex. He comes with a bit of a pedigree. Tamer’s uncle is Christopher...

If sitting is the new smoking, then it’s no surprise that sciatica is the new tennis elbow. In fact, sciatica is often caused by sitting around and/or piling on the pounds. It can also be caused by doing something physical but doing it the wrong way. “There’s a lot of misconceptions when...

It’s the start of autumn/winter 2017 - and that means beautiful new season Athleisure-wear styles are hitting the streets. Enter London born and bred Pepper & Mayne, a sensation in the UK, new to Hong Kong and gracing both Flex studios with their ballet-inspired, new season looks, thanks to our hot-off-the-press...

In Sri Lanka, instead of stuffing their faces with sugary muffins to get them moving, the locals savour Gotu Kola, considered a cure-all, and one that tastes pretty darn good too. Thanks to the General Manager at TRI Lanka Resort in Galle, Oliver James, we can let you in on their...