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She admittedly lives on salad, but there are times that Flex co-founder and director Heather Thomas Shalabi likes to warm things up a bit. “I’m aware the body also needs heated foods for internal balance, and I’m always looking for ways to sneak more greens into my diet,” says Heather. ...

Want to know what the trainers always keep handy when on the run? Luckily for us, High Flying AntiGravity® instructor Rebecca Jean Wong has agreed to let us unpack her daily stash...

This research was undertaken to see how prescribed exercise could improve the affects of chemotherapy. Anecdotally, all the patients on the program seemed to be getting less of the expected side effects of chemo – particularly less nausea and fatigue. And in the 38 patients who went through the exercise program,...

Q: Hi Raul Bravo. You’re a Pilates and Fitness Trainer at Flex. Is my muscle strength imbalance common? A: It’s a normal psychological issue. Human beings tend to overwork one side of the body; the side that they write with, hold a utensil with and so on. BUT, unhealthy muscles and...

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...