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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...

Gwyneth Paltrow has gushed about it on her blog. It was performed with A-list celebrities at the Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama. And now, AntiGravity® fitness – the workout buzz sweeping 2017 – is at Flex. But this is no ordinary aerial experience. “We chose AntiGravity® for various reasons, but firstly, to...

It was only after keen runner, hiker and yoga enthusiast Ee Chang’s chiropractor diagnosed her with mild scoliosis that she took up Pilates as a preventative measure. The idea? She would strengthen her core to improve posture and to prevent the issue getting worse. Many months later, she is still practicing...

  Ever wondered how that one athlete makes it to the finish line first, despite his or her competitors being as well trained, strong and capable? Or how do you get that niggling injury to finally become a distant memory? For proponents of the Feldenkrais Method – an exercise therapy that aims...

Sweet and sour, fresh and light and literally bursting with flavor, this delicious salad – courtesy of the stunning seaside restaurant at Song Saa Private Island in Cambodia – is a delightful Khmer version of the spicier Thai salad. A crunchy texture tops off the experience, transporting you to the peaceful...

Five years ago, Lisa Lam was working as a fashion buyer in Hong Kong. The hours were long and it was a stressful environment. “I was getting a lot of digestive issues and other health conditions to the point I knew I had to do something about it,” she says. As a start,...

Just back from holidays and looking to get back into a workout routine? Then get your dancing shoes on! The newest member of the Flex Family, Elle Kealy, is here to inspire you. Elle, a super experienced performer and trainer, is now offering Corio classes – a mix of Core, Dance...

It’s not just what you eat. It’s also highly likely that it’s when. There are a few scientific global studies and researchers say more are needed, but so far, results show that eating irregularly – skipping meals and gorging at random times, for example, is linked to a higher risk...