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Christina Ko is an editorial director and Pilates convert. She swears by the posture, fitness and body awareness it brings to her desk-oriented work days. She’s been a member of Flex since her first Xtend Barre Cardio Blast class, which she describes as, “Baptism by fire – a regular barre...

Sometimes the thought of lunch is all that gets me through a long, busy morning of work. But swapping a leisurely gastronomic sit-down for a power-hour of fitness ticks my daily workout off the list, and even better, leaves me feeling far more energized and positive for the afternoon. If...

Bust desk-related aches and pains for good with these exercises recommended by Flex co-founder Heather. Ideal when the majority of your working day is spent hunched over a computer screen while sitting at a desk, and neck, shoulder and back aches and pains start cropping up. Balance your sedentary hours...

By Punam Chopra, SpiceBox Organics Store and Café This carrot soup is very nutritious, gathering together healthy vegetables, adding some cheeky spices and then cooling it down with cucumber. It is served with a cashew cucumber relish too, a delicious mix that you can serve with numerous dishes. While the soup...

What’s the best way to look radiant at your wedding? Be super healthy, feel great physically, mentally, emotionally, and let that inner self-confidence shine through. Xtend Barre™ has become a go-to for brides and grooms who want to feel jump-out-of-their-skin amazing on their big day, says Cheng-Fang Wu, Flex’s amazing...

Boost healing and banish stress with lavender, tea tree and frankincense, three of the most universally loved and used oils. These are the ones to carry in your bag or have in the house for everyday issues, or the ones to look out for on product ingredient lists. Lavender Lavender oil is...

Calm backache, quieten allergies, soothe anxiety and feel uplifted – all these and more are within 20 second’s reach with essential oils. Just a few drops of these fragrant, healing tools can help a multitude of issues, both physical and emotional. “Essential oils can affect your responses, your thoughts, feelings...

By Chef Priscilla Soligo at Raiz The Bar www.raizthebar.com (Serves 1, or double the recipe for 2) This is a scrumptious and simple four-ingredient recipe that will knock your socks off it’s so delicious – and super nutritious! It is fantastic for a super healthy-fat power breakfast, or a decadent dessert. Ingredients 1 medium large...

Evelyn Hue took up Pilates over ten years ago in 2005 our of curiosity, and it wasn’t long before she had trained to be an instructor (check out her classes at Flex), adding to her qualifications as a fitness consultant, personal trainer and group fitness instructor at her company EvieFit....

You’re away for the summer and your usual workout routine is in danger of disintegrating into lie-ins, time with friends and family, celebrations and, hopefully, plenty of relaxation. But just a little bit of planning and research throws up numerous ways to include exercise, whether you’re in a city, in...

Swimming is a very technique driven sport requiring power, control and correct body alignment to glide through the water. Pilates can help improve performance in the pool by enhancing core control, flexibility, breathing and body strength. Here are our 4 recommended exercises to help you explode off the blocks and through the water this summer....

By Flex Pilates instructor Nicole Serje These are my go-to mid-afternoon snacks, or sometimes I’ll have some after dinner if I'm hungry. The corn thins give a nice crunch, and the avocado is one of my daily servings of healthy fat. Cottage cheese provides the protein, and of course I love...