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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Teens - the earlier you start Pilates the better! Why? Because you’re building an inner dictionary of “intelligent movement” that will help your coordination, flexibility, strength and speed. Great coordination is one of the building blocks of successful fitness, plus helps you look tall and confident. Flexibility increases performance, helps...

Everyday life’s sedentary nature and repetitive movements, interspersed with exercise, exacts a unique toll on each of us. Yamuna Body Rolling (YBR) improves so many aspects of our physical bodies: posture and body alignment, flexibility and range of motion, muscle tone, circulation and organ function. And not only does this...

There really is no downside to going on retreat. A welcome and well-deserved escape from the urban jungle, a retreat offers a stress-free zone where your shoulders are finally able to drop from somewhere around your ears and your mind slows its rolladexing of chores, deadlines and responsibilities. You learn...

By Coconut Matters Serves: 4 cups My homemade granola clusters are addictive. But that’s not the only reason I make my own granola. I need to know what is on my plate because of food allergies, you won’t believe how much sugar is in store-bought granolas and because I want my granola...

LA athleisure brand Garbe Luxe has hit Flex Studio shelves and the beautifully structured, clean-lined pieces with high-fashion aesthetics are the perfect mix of sporty and stylish. Famous for the Moto Leggings, Ballet Sports Bra and Bomber Jacket, Hongkongers are going to be treating the studio like a catwalk. We...

The walk from change room to yoga mat is increasingly becoming a catwalk, with students turning up in head-turning outfits that mix high fashion with high function. Born of the post-workout brunch culture in the US, this practical, value-led and versatile trend is one we at Flex are proud to...

There’s a new face at Flex. Dani Bruns is an aerial specialist and will be introducing Aerial Yoga, Flying Arts and Flying Fitness into the adults and teens Flex schedule over the next few weeks. “These classes using hammocks offer a new and exciting challenge,” she says. “Now you have...