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What Is Osteopathy and How Does It Work?

What Is Osteopathy and How Does It Work?

Osteopaths examine a person’s overall well-being and work to treat the body holistically... here’s everything you need to know ...

RECIPE: Immunity Boosting Cocktail

RECIPE: Immunity Boosting Cocktail

Take your beverage menu to the next level with this immune system-boosting, flu-fighting cocktail recipe ...

Kicking Off: Postpartum Journey to Fitness with Flex Studio

Kicking Off: Postpartum Journey to Fitness with Flex Studio

“Getting back to shape was one of the biggest things for me, because I hated feeling weak.” Divya of The Veggie Wifey begins her ...

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Home Workouts

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Home Workouts

If you’re used to hitting the gym or studio, adjusting to a fitness routine at home may seem impossible... but it can be done! ...

Online Yoga: How to Choose the Class for You

Online Yoga: How to Choose the Class for You

Virtual classes usually come at the fraction of the price of physical classes, so this might be your best chance to interact ...

What Are Chakras And Why Should You Integrate Them Into Your Yoga Practice?

What Are Chakras And Why Should You Integrate Them Into Your Yoga Practice?

French-Canadian-Chinese Energy Healer and Yoga Teacher Héloïse Chong introduces the Hong Kong yoga community to Chakra flow and ...

Which of These Four Trending Diets Is Right For You?

Which of These Four Trending Diets Is Right For You?

Dieting can bring countless benefits to our lives beyond weight loss — but only if done right. Holistic Nutritionist and co ...

RECIPE: Palak Paneer by Food Folk

RECIPE: Palak Paneer by Food Folk

Rich in nutrients as well as in flavour, this dish is the perfect one to add to your weekly rotation at home this season ...

RECIPE: Healthy Halloumi Grain Bowl by Knead

RECIPE: Healthy Halloumi Grain Bowl by Knead

A refreshing salad packed with nutritional goodness? Yes please! Beat the heat with the Healthy Halloumi Grain Bowl, a summer ...

Master the Pilates Hundred with These 6 Tips

Master the Pilates Hundred with These 6 Tips

Flex Director and Co-founder Heather Thomas Shalabi lays out 6 expert tips to help you perfect this Classical Mat Pilates ...

Body After Baby: Common Postnatal Symptoms and What Cause Them

Body After Baby: Common Postnatal Symptoms and What Cause Them

As with pregnancy, postnatal recovery comes with its own set of challenges. Senior Pilates instructor Nicole Serje breaks down 4 ...

5 Tips to Manage COVID-19 Information Overload

5 Tips to Manage COVID-19 Information Overload

Feeling overwhelmed by the barrage of news about COVID-19 lately? You are not alone. Read on for some useful tips from Flex ...

RECIPE: Chicken Black Bean with Cabbage Slaw by Nosh Meals

RECIPE: Chicken Black Bean with Cabbage Slaw by Nosh Meals

As the summer season approaches, Nosh Meals shares a new recipe that will leave your body feeling refreshed and nourished at the ...

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Classical Pilates?

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Classical Pilates?

Find out how well you know the method in this fun quiz by Juliana Lopez Casares, Senior Pilates Instructor at Flex Studio Hong ...

What Is The Yoga Wheel And Why Should We Learn How To Use It?

What Is The Yoga Wheel And Why Should We Learn How To Use It?

Yoga instructor Viv Kan tells us all about the amazing tool she’s fallen in love with and why you should get in on the trend! ...

None of Joseph Pilates’ 8,000 Students Died From The Spanish Flu That Killed 50 Million People

None of Joseph Pilates’ 8,000 Students Died From The Spanish Flu That Killed 50 Million People

We all know how great Pilates is but can it save lives?! It seems like it did back in 1918! ...

Why This Model and Dancer Chooses The Flex Barre Workout in Hong Kong

Why This Model and Dancer Chooses The Flex Barre Workout in Hong Kong

We talk to professional dancer and model Sabrina Anderson about why she chose this Barre workout Hong Kong as her go-to exercise ...

RECIPE: Salmon Avocado Quinoa Salad (DF GF)

RECIPE: Salmon Avocado Quinoa Salad (DF GF)

Looking for a dish to help boost your immune system? Cherry Law, a nutritionist at Eatology shares this quick, quarantine ...

Tryphena Chia On Following Her Yoga Journey From New York to Hong Kong

Tryphena Chia On Following Her Yoga Journey From New York to Hong Kong

Known as one of the best yoga Hong Kong instructors, Tryphena Chia tells her story of growing her 10-year practice across ...

Do you MAT? Celebrating March MATness with Morgan Refakis

Do you MAT? Celebrating March MATness with Morgan Refakis

Every year, FLEX Studio celebrates the Pilates mat throughout March together with the global Pilates community ...

RECIPE: Sprout Salad by SpiceBox Organics

RECIPE: Sprout Salad by SpiceBox Organics

SpiceBox Organics introduces a virus-fighting snack that’s perfect for spring ...

Q&A: Detoxing in Hong Kong with Flex Studio

Q&A: Detoxing in Hong Kong with Flex Studio

We chat with Certified Nutrition Professional and Yoga & Pilates Instructor Jessica Williams on detoxing in this fast-paced ...

Hong Kong Pregnancy Journal: Fitness Instructors on their PreNatal Journey

Hong Kong Pregnancy Journal: Fitness Instructors on their PreNatal Journey

Well-loved Flex instructors Chelsea Rusnak-Wong and Cheng-Fang Wu open up about their own pregnancy experiences in this ...

Meet Tiziana Trovati: Upcoming Master Instructor at Flex

Meet Tiziana Trovati: Upcoming Master Instructor at Flex

Pilates Master Instructor Tiziana Trovati shares how her background as a dancer and yogi has helped shape her Pilates philosophy ...

RECIPE: Ultimate Cabbage Taco by The Veggie Wifey

RECIPE: Ultimate Cabbage Taco by The Veggie Wifey

Divya Butani of The Veggie Wifey shares with us this quick recipe that takes only 20 minutes to prepare. We’re delighted to ...

Brazil Pilates Star Rodrigo Nano Preps for Visit To Hong Kong

Brazil Pilates Star Rodrigo Nano Preps for Visit To Hong Kong

For me, Pilates is not just a physical activity, it’s a philosophy of life. It’s about who you become on this path the journey ...

What is detoxing and why should we do it?

What is detoxing and why should we do it?

Everything you need to know about detoxing in Hong Kong. We chat with Jessica Williams, who leads her annual 6 day detox on ...

RECIPE: Spring Onion & Cheese Stuffed Shiitake with Toasted Cucumber by The Veggie Wifey

RECIPE: Spring Onion & Cheese Stuffed Shiitake with Toasted Cucumber by The Veggie Wifey

Divya Butani of The Veggie Wifey shares with us this quick recipe that takes only 20 minutes to prepare. We’re delighted to ...

Why You Should Try Yogalates – The Love Child of Yoga and Pilates

Why You Should Try Yogalates – The Love Child of Yoga and Pilates

Former dancer Maria Merolla launches Flex Hong Kong’s first ever Yogalates classes ...

6 Guiding Principles of Pilates

6 Guiding Principles of Pilates

Quick reminders from Joseph Pilates himself on keeping healthy habits to live the good life (And yes, there is such a thing as ...

Q&A: Nick Haslam On Men’s Health and Pilates In Hong Kong

Q&A: Nick Haslam On Men’s Health and Pilates In Hong Kong

How did you get into Pilates? My own results. I was sore and tired from weight training. I also realized I was around a lot of ...

RECIPE: Zucchini Swirls by The Veggie Wifey

RECIPE: Zucchini Swirls by The Veggie Wifey

Divya Butani of The Veggie Wifey shares with us this quick recipe that takes only 20 minutes to prepare. We’re delighted to ...

Introduction to Mindfulness: Starting the journey

Introduction to Mindfulness: Starting the journey

Qualified psychotherapist, academic and dance educator Brenton Surgenor believes in the power of combining mental focus with ...

10 Healthy Habits to Complement Your Pilates Practice

10 Healthy Habits to Complement Your Pilates Practice

Quick reminders from Joseph Pilates himself on keeping healthy habits to live the good life (And yes, there is such a thing as ...

Just Gave Birth? Losing Weight Should Be The Last Thing On Your Mind

Just Gave Birth? Losing Weight Should Be The Last Thing On Your Mind

Senior Pilates instructor Nicole Serje says that beyond getting back in shape, new mothers should focus on doing what’s best for ...

RECIPE: Vegan Chili Con Carne from Emporio Antico

RECIPE: Vegan Chili Con Carne from Emporio Antico

Chef Mike Boyle of adds some Mexican spice to our healthy diet this month ...

Sleep Yourself Slimmer!

Sleep Yourself Slimmer!

If you want to slim down, then get sleeping! Flex director Heather Thomas Shalabi explains how to get the sleep you need so you ...

What is contrology?

What is contrology?

We return to the origin of Pilates: its founder’s vision of complete coordination of body, mind and spirit ...

RECIPE: Seabass Tamarind Salad from Elementary

RECIPE: Seabass Tamarind Salad from Elementary

A fresh and light Thai-inspired salad with tamarind squid ink aioli and edamame ...

Pilates Equipment vs. Gym Equipment

Pilates Equipment vs. Gym Equipment

Is there a game-changing difference between Pilates and gym equipment? Answer: Hell yes! ...

5 Ways Yamuna Body Rolling Can Change Your Mind and Body

5 Ways Yamuna Body Rolling Can Change Your Mind and Body

Mika Childs, Hong Kong’s first licensed Yamuna Body Rolling practitioner, shares how the practice has changed her clients in ...

Therapy balls – Body Rolling with Yamuna Zake

Therapy balls – Body Rolling with Yamuna Zake

Healer and master teacher Yamuna Zake pioneered this body therapy using balls to self-heal from bone to muscle ...

5 Common Pilates Myths—Busted!

5 Common Pilates Myths—Busted!

These Flex instructors debunk common misconceptions about Pilates ...

What Is The Right Pilates Class For You?

What Is The Right Pilates Class For You?

Whether you’re new to Pilates or trying to reassess your practice, this quick refresher will point you in the right direction ...

RECIPE: Sichuan Cauliflower Salad x Fete Up

RECIPE: Sichuan Cauliflower Salad x Fete Up

The team from healthy eating counter-serve Fete Up has shared with us the recipe for their delicious and unique Sichuan ...

5 Major Differences Between Pilates and Yoga

5 Major Differences Between Pilates and Yoga

Alycea Ungaro, visiting Hong Kong from REAL Pilates NYC, breaks it down for us ...

How Abs and Stress Are Actually Related

How Abs and Stress Are Actually Related

Believe it or not, core muscle control has a positive impact on stress. Heather Shalabi explains how ...

Q&A with Blossom Leilani Crawford of Bridge Pilates Brooklyn

Q&A with Blossom Leilani Crawford of Bridge Pilates Brooklyn

We catch Master Pilates Teacher and Kathy Grant Champion Blossom Leilani Crawford ahead of her trip to Hong Kong this month ...

The KNEAD Veggie Bomb Salad!

The KNEAD Veggie Bomb Salad!

A rainbow of veggies packed with Vitamin A, B, C, and K yum! This recipe from KNEAD Hong Kong is a “veggie bomb salad” perfect ...

Q&A: Heather Shalabi on Intelligent Movement (Part 2)

Q&A: Heather Shalabi on Intelligent Movement (Part 2)

The Flex Co-Founder unpacks why fitness centers have recently been adopting a dedicated “Intelligent Movement” approach to their ...

How To Choose The Right Wellness Retreat For You

How To Choose The Right Wellness Retreat For You

The last couple of years have seen the rise of “transformational travel” as the new holiday model. Is it for you? ...

4 Reasons Why You Should Intensify Your Pilates Practice

4 Reasons Why You Should Intensify Your Pilates Practice

Brazilian-born Gilson Melo — second generation Classical Pilates guru — makes the argument for why “regular-ish” practitioners ...

Chef Recipe: Open Buckwheat Gluten-Free Lasagna

Chef Recipe: Open Buckwheat Gluten-Free Lasagna

Pasta and healthy — is there a way to make it work? An Italian would know! Private Chef and travel guru Andrea Oschetti shares ...

Superfood Broccoli Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

Superfood Broccoli Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

Broccoli salad reinvented with cranberries, nuts and seeds in creamy poppy seed dressing This month, Flex Yoga Program ...

Q&A: Heather Thomas Shalabi on Intelligent Movement

Q&A: Heather Thomas Shalabi on Intelligent Movement

Do you find yourself repeatedly falling short of your fitness goals? Do you find yourself struggling to hit a target you’ve set ...

5 Ways Yoga Can Transform You in 30 Days

5 Ways Yoga Can Transform You in 30 Days

Flex Studio celebrates Yoga Month this June by offering two weeks of unlimited yoga access! Can yoga change your life? Ask ...

Best Ways to Get Summer-Ready from Flex Studio’s Expert Instructors

Best Ways to Get Summer-Ready from Flex Studio’s Expert Instructors

Fitness experts from FLEX Studio share their secrets to getting that elusive summer body. Bikini season is here and might stick ...

Help Kids and Teens Get A-Plus!

Help Kids and Teens Get A-Plus!

Do your kids think working out is boring? They can think again. The new FlexKids and Flexteens terms are back – and they’ll be ...

Why Weights Are Best For Bones

Want to stay lean, upright and strong into the middle-ish years of your life and beyond? Then get some weights into your. ...

Burn More Calories in Less Time!

Yes, it’s true! You can burn calories in half the time. And it’s not just Flex offering this sage advice. It’s backed up by ...

Not Your Average Chicken Salad

Not Your Average Chicken Salad

Not all salads are created equally, and while the humble chicken salad is just fine, this Asian Chicken Slaw with Lime and ...

Flex Yoga Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

Flex Yoga Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

Flex has a new yoga program, just in time for the warmer months. Why? Because we are a full-service studio and that includes a ...

The Dream Team Is Back

The Dream Team Is Back

The ultimate ‘trainer trio’ – Michelle Ricaille (yoga) Heather Thomas Shalabi (Pilates) and Yamuna Body Rolling (Mika Childs) ...

New Season. New Look!

New Season. New Look!

Modern, light, luxe and versatile, the new spring-summer range of athleisurewear at both Flex studios has arrived. Once you try ...

The Flex Salad Has Arrived

The Flex Salad Has Arrived

Komune in Wong Chuk Hang serves delicious lunches for that also target the health-conscious. And now, they have a new Flex Kale ...

Green Lean Cuisine!

Green Lean Cuisine!

People keep asking us for a green soup recipe that tastes delicious and is a powerhouse of nutrients. Here, Heather Thomas ...

My Staff Love Working Out Together

Working out with colleagues is super fun. But don’t take our word for it. This boss explains how team bonding has been enhanced ...

Pilates For Sport Really Works

Pilates For Sport Really Works

Do you run or love road biking? Read on to hear how Pilates had transformed trainer Gilson Melo’s running and cycling - and how ...

This Makes You Do Everything Better

This Makes You Do Everything Better

It’s happening slowly, but every week, more and more Hong Kong people are realizing the total body-mind benefits of ....... ...

How The Pilates Tower Works

How The Pilates Tower Works

It’s called The Tower of Power for a reason. But do not fear. this amazing piece of equipment is ideal for complete beginners ...

Balance In A Blender

Balance In A Blender

This quick-fix recipe comes courtesy of Viv Kan, Flex’s newest yoga recruit and a pro when it comes to living a balanced. “ ...

The Importance Of Pilates Mat

The Importance Of Pilates Mat

Have you practiced Pilates on a Reformer or Tower for a long time? If so, how does it feel when you go back to the mat? We. ...

This Is What Modern Bodies Need

This Is What Modern Bodies Need

Vivian Kan used to spend her days in an office working in financial services. Now, each and every day, she’s living her dream. ...

It’s Time To Rebalance

It’s Time To Rebalance

The new year is well and truly under way. But have you already lost sight of your wellness goals? At Flex, we know that February ...

#FLEXAPPEAL DEAL

#FLEXAPPEAL DEAL

It’s happening slowly, but every week, more and more Hong Kong people are realizing the total body-mind benefits of ....... ...

The Benefits Of Being Intense

The Benefits Of Being Intense

You may remember the first time you learnt to swim. It wasn’t easy at first, but after a few intense sessions in the deep, you ...

The Metabolism Myth

Who would think the humble hummingbird would factor into a weight loss scenario. Why? It has the highest metabolic rate among ...

Simple Detox Yoga Sequence

Simple Detox Yoga Sequence

Yoga and detoxes go hand in hand. Together, they strengthen, energize and imbue a sense of wellbeing and calm that can help with ...

The Detox Queen Is Drinking This Now

The Detox Queen Is Drinking This Now

It’s warming, tasty and soothes the soul, which is just what you need from a hot drink in the winter. Jessica William’s Warming ...

Are You A PhilanthroFIT

Are You A PhilanthroFIT

It’s a thing. Seriously. And it’s a very good thing, too. Basically, the new trend of being a Philanthrofit is someone who ...

Detox Is Not A Dirty Word

Detox Is Not A Dirty Word

Like ‘fake news’ and ‘clean eating’, the word Detox tends to divide people. But as it’s coming up to another New Year - and ...

Want Your Kids To Move More?

Want Your Kids To Move More?

Be the example. That’s how simple it is. There are no excuses, because you don’t have to be a physical fitness hero to ...

Drink This. Feel Great.

Drink This. Feel Great.

Jessica Williams has a secret weapon when doing a cleanse - a go-to drink that’s quick, tasty and boosts the mind and body. ...

This Guy Knows Classical Pilates

This Guy Knows Classical Pilates

Gilson Melo is no ordinary fitness trainer. He’s a second generation Classical Pilates guru, and now he’s at Flex, inspiring ...

How A Studio Becomes Your Haven

How A Studio Becomes Your Haven

Never done a private Pilates session? You should, says Flex client Natasha Tariq. ...

How To Be Better At Your Job

How To Be Better At Your Job

Three times a week, a group of co-workers from the offices of Hong Kong’s The Executive Centre (TEC, https://www.executivecentre ...

Immune Boosting Winter Soup

Immune Boosting Winter Soup

It may not be freezing out there, but a warming soup is always welcome in the cooler months. Jessica Williams, the co ...

Is This The Boost You Need?

Is This The Boost You Need?

Do not be afraid of trying the Pilates Cadillac - which we know does initially resemble playground apparatus – found in Flex’s ...

Flower Power Pizza (and it’s gluten free!)

Flower Power Pizza (and it’s gluten free!)

Everyone loves pizza, and Hong Kong-based wellness warrior and founder of Compare Retreats, Dervla Louli, is no exception ...

Why Decompressing The Spine Is So Important

Why Decompressing The Spine Is So Important

We hear this term a lot – decompressing the spine. But what does it really mean and why is it important that we do it? Joseph ...

Post-Natal Recovery. Done Right.

Post-Natal Recovery. Done Right.

There are four main R-words when it comes to ensuring your post-natal journey works best for you: Rest. Repair. Realistic. ...

Postnatal? Try This Nutritious Chocolate Mousse

Postnatal? Try This Nutritious Chocolate Mousse

Mother-of-three and highly experienced post and pre-natal Pilates trainer, Nicole Serje, does not shy away from getting her ...

It’s Week 12 of Our Summer Series – HIIT Training!

It’s Week 12 of Our Summer Series – HIIT Training!

Welcome to Week 12 of our Summer Series Videos! Andrea continues with the trusty exercise ball, an easy way to improve balance, ...

It’s Week 11 of Our Summer Series – TRX® Training!

It’s Week 11 of Our Summer Series – TRX® Training!

Welcome to Week 11 of our Summer Series Videos! This week, FLEXtreme Director Andrea Ramirez continues her fitness workout with ...

It’s Week 10 of Our Summer Series – HIIT Training!

It’s Week 10 of Our Summer Series – HIIT Training!

Welcome to Week 10 of our Summer Series Videos! This week, Andrea shows us how to strengthen the entire body and help torch the ...

It’s Week 9 of Our Summer Series – HIIT Training!

It’s Week 9 of Our Summer Series – HIIT Training!

Welcome to Week 9 of our Summer Series Videos! This week, FLEXtreme Director, Andrea Ramirez guides you through a full body ...

The Best Celebrity Trainers are now at Flex Studio!

The Best Celebrity Trainers are now at Flex Studio!

It’s time to get to know your new Flex Fam! Existing clients – if you refer a friend to our new Explorer’s Package (HK$2300 for ...

The Wonderful Wunda Chair!

The Wonderful Wunda Chair!

You may have seen a chair-like piece of equipment at a Flex studio and wondered what it’s meant to do. Is this where you get to ...

How This Yogi Gets Her Snack Fix

How This Yogi Gets Her Snack Fix

What fuels a vegetarian yogi, Delia Leung, so she can keep on doing those back bends? ...

It’s Week 8 of Our Summer Series – Yoga!

It’s Week 8 of Our Summer Series – Yoga!

Welcome to Week 8 of our Summer Series Videos! As promised, this week, yoga guru Victor Chau shows us more of his prowess on the ...

It’s Week 6 of Our Summer Series – Yoga!

It’s Week 6 of Our Summer Series – Yoga!

Welcome to Week 6 of our Summer Series – Yoga with Victor Chau - where our instructors show you how to keep fit and healthy when ...

It’s Week 5 of Our Summer Series – Yoga!

It’s Week 5 of Our Summer Series – Yoga!

Welcome to Week 5 of our Summer Series! This week, superstar Flex yogi Victor Chau impresses with the first of four weekly yoga ...

“How I Stay Truly Present In Yoga” – Victor Chau

“How I Stay Truly Present In Yoga” – Victor Chau

When your yoga instructor explains that part of the class is to try to be ‘present’, what does he or she mean? ...

What IS The Pilates Reformer?

What IS The Pilates Reformer?

Is it a fitness studio, or a torture chamber? When you don’t know how they are used or for what reasons, they seem like an ...

Perfectly Pronto Puttanesca!

Perfectly Pronto Puttanesca!

How can you go past an easy, healthy and fresh Italian sauce to keep the family happy? Recipe by Jessica Simkin ...

Summer Series – Pilates. Week Four!

Summer Series – Pilates. Week Four!

Flex Pilates instructor extraordinaire, Cheng-Fang Wu, shows you how to continue strengthening the lengthening over the holidays ...

Summer Series – Pilates. Week Three!

Summer Series – Pilates. Week Three!

Flex Pilates instructor extraordinaire, Cheng-Fang Wu, shows you how to continue strengthening the lengthening over the holidays ...

Summer Series – Pilates. Week Two!

Summer Series – Pilates. Week Two!

Welcome to week two of our Summer Series! This Monday, Heather Thomas Shalabi continues her Pilates workout, so you can keep up ...

Going Away? We’re Bringing The Studio To You

Going Away? We’re Bringing The Studio To You

Welcome to our special Summer Series weekly videos, designed for you to workout safely and effectively when on vacation during ...

How To Love Squats (and do them right!)

Here, Fitness Trainer and FLEXtreme Director Andrea Ramirez tells how to find the ‘sweet spot’ for maximum efficacy: It’s ...

What’s In My Fridge

What’s In My Fridge

She’s a very popular Yogi, a mother, an organic food and detox workshop devotee, plus a bit of a guru in the health and fitness ...

Mac ‘n Cheese, Vegan-Style!

Mac ‘n Cheese, Vegan-Style!

Give your kids’ their mac ‘n cheese fix with this healthy version from www.ohsheglows.com, suggested by Flex yoga guru Michelle ...

Inside My Gym Bag with Kgosi Moncho

Inside My Gym Bag with Kgosi Moncho

Highly experienced, super fun and a newish fixture in the Flex Family, instructor Kgosi (Ho-see) Moncho gives us an insight to ...

Work At A Desk? This Is What You Need

It’s easy to get into bad habits. Once your brain is focused on work when at a desk/laptop, how can you possibly stop your neck ...

Pilates For The Butt? You Bet!

Pilates For The Butt? You Bet!

We know it’s wonderful for the entire body, but Pilates also has posterior perfecting benefits that will boost your strength and ...

Homeopathy Versus Naturopathy

Homeopathy Versus Naturopathy

Looking for a natural approach to your health needs? This brief list of what’s best for you will help! ...

A Healthier Twist On Pancakes!

A Healthier Twist On Pancakes!

If you want more energy at work or play, or simply a delicious, family-friendly breaky on a lazy Sunday morning, you can’t go ...

What’s In My Fridge

Why is everyone talking about new FLEXtreme trainer Andrea Ramirez? Is it the boundless enthusiasm and energy she gives to all ...

Inside My Gym Bag with Victor Chau

Inside My Gym Bag with Victor Chau

We are so excited celebrity yoga guru Victor Chau is now teaching at Flex. Here, the globetrotting guru tells us what he ...

We Are Very Well-To-Do

We Are Very Well-To-Do

Flex has gone global! This month, UK-based welltodo.com – a wellness news platform with a global reach – has featured Flex ...

Can I Really Change My Body In 30 Days?

Can I Really Change My Body In 30 Days?

The answer here is yes! Here, two of our most experienced trainers, Xtend Barre® and Pilates instructor, Anna Serafinas Luk and ...

Osteopath Vs Chiropractor

Osteopath Vs Chiropractor

Want to finally deal with those pesky aches and pains? Unsure what kind of practitioner is best for your needs? Here, we let ...

Stop Over-Arching Your Back!

Stop Over-Arching Your Back!

Here, Pilates trainer and scuba diving extraordinaire, Juliana Lopez, explains TWO tiny tricks to ensure you keep your spine in ...

What’s In My Fridge

What’s In My Fridge

Stop press! Flex co-founder and director Heather Thomas Shalabi has opened her refrigerator door, so we can see how this health ...

Absolutely Souper!

Absolutely Souper!

She admittedly lives on salad, but there are times that Flex co-founder and director Heather Thomas Shalabi likes to warm things ...

Inside My Gym Bag

Inside My Gym Bag

Want to know what the trainers always keep handy when on the run? Luckily for us, High Flying AntiGravity® instructor Rebecca ...

This Elixir of Life Works

This Elixir of Life Works

This research was undertaken to see how prescribed exercise could improve the affects of chemotherapy. Anecdotally, all the ...

Help! One Side Is Much Stronger Than The Other!

Help! One Side Is Much Stronger Than The Other!

Q: Hi Raul Bravo. You’re a Pilates and Fitness Trainer at Flex. Is my muscle strength imbalance common? A: It’s a normal ...

Why THIS Hammock Is Best.

Why THIS Hammock Is Best.

Want to know what the gurus know? Every month, our top trainers will advise on what helps them stay fit, healthy, strong and ...

Kitchen Boss | What Your Fridge Says About You

Kitchen Boss | What Your Fridge Says About You

Opening someone else’s refrigerator is culinary voyeurism. But it’s even better when that fridge belongs to a health and fitness ...

Real Recipes

Real Recipes

When Nicole Serje isn’t teaching Pilates, running, hiking or hanging out with her family, she’s eating nutritious food that ...

Health Books That Changed My Life

Health Books That Changed My Life

Taking charge of your wellness is often based on exhaustive personal research. But sifting through the plethora of information ...

One Class. Two Workouts. Double The Happiness.

One Class. Two Workouts. Double The Happiness.

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 ...

I Was An Actress. Then I Discovered Pilates

I Was An Actress. Then I Discovered Pilates

If you love Pilates and want some serious inspiration, look no further than Andrea Maida. US-based Andrea – coming to Flex&# ...

Year Of The (Downward Dog)

Year Of The (Downward Dog)

Flex is turning yoga on its head; pardon the pun. With super professional new faces, new classes and new energy, we have a ...

The Top 5 Reasons To Take A Private Workout

The Top 5 Reasons To Take A Private Workout

So you’re unsure about paying for private training (PT)? That’s understandable. Classes are cheaper, fun and effective. Yet if ...

You Want This Winter Warmer

You Want This Winter Warmer

We can feel ourselves warming up just looking at this soup. Pomegranate Kitchen, a catering and events company with two venues ...

‘I Train Hard To Inspire Others’

‘I Train Hard To Inspire Others’

From Costa Rica to Hong Kong, Nicaragua and back to Hong Kong, Andrea Ramirez is the kind of fitness trainer who garners a ...

Win The Kitchen War!

Win The Kitchen War!

The so-called battle to go greener, cleaner and healthier in the kitchen is easier than you think. From the tools you use to, ...

Looking For Complements?

Looking For Complements?

How do you choose the most effective complementary or ‘alternative’ therapy? If you lack energy, are trying for a baby, suffer ...

Juice January

Juice January

It might be so-called Dry January for many, but that’s exactly when these healthy hydrators come in even handier. Thanks to the ...

Doing A Detox in 2018? This Is What To Take

Doing A Detox in 2018? This Is What To Take

Doing a cleanse in the New Year and not sure where to start? We hear you. Buying dietary supplements these days has become as ...

Fact. Active Kids Are Less Depressed.

Fact. Active Kids Are Less Depressed.

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 ...

What Top Trainers Wear When Working Out

What Top Trainers Wear When Working Out

Not sure what clothes work best for you when working out? Who better to ask than those tirelessly on the front line of fitness ...

A Better Way To Use That Pumpkin

A Better Way To Use That Pumpkin

This delightful dish-for-one will fill you up and keep you going throughout the busy holiday season, without packing on the ...

I Did A Pilates Challenge And Am Now An Instructor

I Did A Pilates Challenge And Am Now An Instructor

Em Lieginger had three children aged three and under when a 20-Hour Pilates challenge caught her eye. Initially, she thought ...

Want Total Mind-Body Health? Use Your Scents

Want Total Mind-Body Health? Use Your Scents

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 ...

How Exercise Cured Me

How Exercise Cured Me

There is no doubt anymore. Exercise is medicine. Surgeon Jordan D. Metzl, a New York-based sports medicine physician and fitness ...

MANA! From Heaven

MANA! From Heaven

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 ...

Why Does This Very Fit Guy Recommend Hanging Upside Down?

Why Does This Very Fit Guy Recommend Hanging Upside Down?

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 ...

Sciatica: It Really Gets On Your Nerves

Sciatica: It Really Gets On Your Nerves

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 ...

What To Wear In The Studio Now!

What To Wear In The Studio Now!

It’s the start of autumn/winter 2017 – and that means beautiful new season Athleisure-wear styles are hitting the streets. ...

Your ‘Flu Season Cure-All

Your ‘Flu Season Cure-All

In Sri Lanka, instead of stuffing their faces with sugary muffins to get them moving, the locals savour Gotu Kola, considered a ...

This Is The Aerial Class You Want

This Is The Aerial Class You Want

Gwyneth Paltrow has gushed about it on her blog. It was performed with A-list celebrities at the Presidential Inauguration of ...

Why Serious Sports People Love Pilates

Why Serious Sports People Love Pilates

It was only after keen runner, hiker and yoga enthusiast Ee Chang’s chiropractor diagnosed her with mild scoliosis that she took ...

The Class Where You Let It All Go

The Class Where You Let It All Go

  Ever wondered how that one athlete makes it to the finish line first, despite his or her competitors being as well, ...

Get Ready To Be Addicted To Cambodian Salad

Get Ready To Be Addicted To Cambodian Salad

Sweet and sour, fresh and light and literally bursting with flavor, this delicious salad – courtesy of the stunning seaside ...

SELF CARE IS THE NEW HEALTH CARE

SELF CARE IS THE NEW HEALTH CARE

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 ...

TORCH THE FAT WHILE HAVING FUN!

TORCH THE FAT WHILE HAVING FUN!

Just back from holidays and looking to get back into a workout routine? Then get your dancing shoes on! The newest member of the ...

Is When You Eat The Key To Weight Loss?

Is When You Eat The Key To Weight Loss?

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 ...

Stop Everything! It’s Time To Make This Watermelon Salad

Stop Everything! It’s Time To Make This Watermelon Salad

Stop Everything! It’s Time To Make This Watermelon Salad Ditch the lettuce. Instead, create this mouth-watering salad with a ...

You Will Never Make Pasta The Same Way Again

You Will Never Make Pasta The Same Way Again

Yes, you can have pasta! Thanks to the inventive people at The Cakery, we have been treated to a summery, fresh and delicious ...

How to Snack Smarter!

How to Snack Smarter!

It’s 4pm and that little voice in your head is telling you to reach for a packet of crisps. Yet those extra kilos are still ...

Your Best 2-Week Body Changing Plan

Your Best 2-Week Body Changing Plan

Can you change your body in two weeks? You can – yet it has more to do with your mindset than your physical self. Why? To shape ...

Say Goodbye to Text Neck!

Say Goodbye to Text Neck!

Tennis elbow is so yesterday. Today’s biggest complaint is ‘text neck’, a back, neck and headache issue (and an instant triple ...

The Truth About Cellphone Radiation?

The Truth About Cellphone Radiation?

We feel we couldn’t live without our smart phones. But some observers are still very worried about the radiation they emit, ...

The Top 5 Moves To Get Summer Ready

The Top 5 Moves To Get Summer Ready

Boost your swimsuit confidence this season with these fast-fix Pilates and Xtend Barre© moves, courtesy of Flex co-founder Anna ...

SO YOU THINK YOU HAVE MENTAL WELLNESS?

SO YOU THINK YOU HAVE MENTAL WELLNESS?

Maybe you think you have it. But do you? Mental Wellness is different from being diagnosed with a mental illness. It’s ...

Here’s What Happens When a Family Gets Healthy

Here’s What Happens When a Family Gets Healthy

Meet Cindy and John Hetherington and their two girls, Teya (10) and Lila (8). The family (and pet dog, Buddy) resides at the jaw ...

How To Love The Yoga Poses You Hate

How To Love The Yoga Poses You Hate

You’re feeling good, your body’s warmed up – and then the class moves on to a pose you find deeply challenging. But instead of ...

What Do Healthy People Do Each Morning?

What Do Healthy People Do Each Morning?

The morning rituals of the mega successful have become aspirational for those seeking to find more energy and creativity in ...

The Perfect Nutrition-Packed Parfait Recipe

The Perfect Nutrition-Packed Parfait Recipe

We all know it’s the little pleasures in life that bring a smile to our faces. So denying yourself something delicious to eat is ...

What does a Healthy Pregnant Woman do? She Gets Moving!

What does a Healthy Pregnant Woman do? She Gets Moving!

Who better to ask about pre-natal wellness than a healthy pregnant woman? Victoria Tang – co-founder of creative agency ...

Five Easy Steps To Better Posture (no more texting neck!)

Five Easy Steps To Better Posture (no more texting neck!)

Good posture works wonders. Not only can it put an end to pain, but standing or sitting tall also helps us look longer, stronger ...

The Healthiest Oils For Cooking (and how to store them!)

The Healthiest Oils For Cooking (and how to store them!)

Virgin? Coconut? Extra Light? Who really knows? Cooking your food with the most nutritious and safe oil should be easy. But with ...

A CHICKEN DISH TO FUEL YOUR DAY!

A CHICKEN DISH TO FUEL YOUR DAY!

Need energy during the day? The fabulous foodies at meal planning and delivery group NOSH have blessed us with this delicious ...

What To Wear To The Gym Right Now

What To Wear To The Gym Right Now

You know a workout is much more likely when you look fashionable and fabulous (code: baggy t-shirts be-gone). And with summer ...

The One Thing That Changed This Dancer’s Body – For The Better

The One Thing That Changed This Dancer’s Body – For The Better

Katie Duff was a professional dancer and aerial performer at Disney parks in Japan and Hong Kong. To the observer, she was at ...

Diary Of A Detox (Does She Miss The Wine?)

Diary Of A Detox (Does She Miss The Wine?)

CJ Gurtin was tired. She was run-down, craving sugar and caffeine. There was no denying her body was telling her she needed a ...

You Need This Vegan Vanilla Rice Pudding!

You Need This Vegan Vanilla Rice Pudding!

The clever people at Hong Kong’s Eatology (www.eatologyasia.com) have come up with this dairy-free, super delicious sweet treat ...

The Chocolate Fix You Need

The Chocolate Fix You Need

Who doesn’t love a sweet treat? The good news is, you can – without giving up a healthy approach to eating. This tasty, ...

Why You Don’t Love The Hundred (and how to make sure you do!)

Why You Don’t Love The Hundred (and how to make sure you do!)

Most people don’t understand ‘The Hundred’, originally Joseph Pilates’ first exercise in the mat work sequence, otherwise known ...

Six Simple Steps To An Oscar Worthy Glow

Six Simple Steps To An Oscar Worthy Glow

You might not be in the running for an Academy Award, but you can still get the dewy, fresh and healthy skin we’ll be seeing on ...

What Does a Pilates Instructor Eat?

What Does a Pilates Instructor Eat?

If you feel the need to overhaul your diet after the holidays but don’t know how to start, look no further than the experts. ...

Digestion wars: alkaline v acidic foods

Digestion wars: alkaline v acidic foods

If forgoing your favorite treats and foods sounds too much like hard work this new year, try this mindset; choosing alkaline ...

Tylira’s Flourless Cacao Banana Pancakes

Tylira’s Flourless Cacao Banana Pancakes

These pancakes are the favorite breakfast treat for Flex fitness instructor Tylira Miller-Crispe. When she feels like something ...

Why are celebs so in love with Pilates?

Why are celebs so in love with Pilates?

As if Pilates wasn’t already one of the leading body-mind workouts, it also has numerous celeb ambassadors who just can’t get ...

Defying Gravity with the Pilates Powerhouse

Defying Gravity with the Pilates Powerhouse

Most people associate Pilates with the core, and they\'re not wrong. However, Joseph Pilates’ Contrology movements all initiate ...

Kids can fly at Flex! And they love it…

Kids can fly at Flex! And they love it…

Anna Agawa is one of Flex’s two aerial instructors. She recently took some time out of her FlexKids and Teens aerial class to ...

New Year Motivation – from Flex’s inspirational instructors

New Year Motivation – from Flex’s inspirational instructors

Everyone has their own favorite way of spending the turn from an old year to a new one, whether it is about hibernating with ...

Bonita’s Homemade Guilt-free Granola

Bonita’s Homemade Guilt-free Granola

Flex instructor Bonita absolutely loves food, so having something to look forward to upon waking up is important to her. \"I ...

The skinny on busting fat – new year, new body!

The skinny on busting fat – new year, new body!

If you think that cutting down on all fatty foods and scheduling long exercise sessions are key to burning fat, then think. ...

Dani’s amazing chai recipe

Dani’s amazing chai recipe

This is my go-to comfort drink at the end of a long day or to heat up when it is a bit chilly outside. Spicy, warming and ...

Elvin Beh – 3 specialities, 1 instructor

Elvin Beh – 3 specialities, 1 instructor

Flex instructor Elvin Beh has taught Pilates and Gyrotonic for some time, but earlier this year he fell in love with Xtend. ...

Top 10 detox hacks for 2017

Top 10 detox hacks for 2017

The end of the year brings so much fun and celebration, but it also has us feeling at our most challenged. There’s the influx of ...

Blossom again, post birth

Blossom again, post birth

Post birth, the natural instinct of a mother is to focus on their new baby, as well as any older siblings and their husband. Her ...

The secrets to pain-free backbends

The secrets to pain-free backbends

Do you have memories of being able to bend over backwards as a kid? I remember it being easy and intuitive back then, but fast ...

Fun, challenging and safe – why Pim loves XB

Fun, challenging and safe – why Pim loves XB

Originally from Melbourne, Pim Sereika has lived in Hong Kong for nearly three years and is a physiotherapist with a special ...

Chickpea and Baby Spinach Quinoa Risotto

Chickpea and Baby Spinach Quinoa Risotto

This is such a tasty quinoa dish, ideal as a hearty lunch when you’ve got lots of running around to do in the afternoon, or a ...

Eat balanced to stay healthy, says chef Maria Bizri

Eat balanced to stay healthy, says chef Maria Bizri

Maria Bizri of Pomegranate Kitchen fell in love with the hustle and bustle and the art of cooking and sharing food in the ...

Vitamin infusions – what, how, why, and how soon can I get one?

Vitamin infusions – what, how, why, and how soon can I get one?

Has your hectic life got you feeling a bit run down? Have you spotted a few new lines and darker eye circles in the mirror ...

How to Hack your Energy Levels

How to Hack your Energy Levels

Sometimes you wake up and you’re already tired. Other times it’s that early afternoon slump. Or perhaps you regularly fall ...

Instant Chickpea Minestrone

Instant Chickpea Minestrone

By Shima at Sesame Kitchen Soups are a great way to warm up when the weather gets cooler, and this tomato soup demonstrates how ...

Passionate about XB – introducing dancers turned Flex instructors Anna and Katie

Passionate about XB – introducing dancers turned Flex instructors Anna and Katie

Anna Agawa was born and raised in the Philippines, and has lived in Hong Kong for five years. Katie Duff grew up in Victoria, ...

New member of the family on its way? How to prepare body and soul…

New member of the family on its way? How to prepare body and soul…

Urban Hatch founder Sofie Jacobs explains how a mother-to-be can optimize her health and that of the baby’s with a few simple ...

Spice crusted salmon

Spice crusted salmon

By Flex Senior Director Genevieve Roy-Theriault This is an easy to prepare, express recipe that can be served without a fuss, ...

Order does matter – in Pilates

Order does matter – in Pilates

Did you ever wonder why a Pilates class always follows the same sequence of moves? Back in the 20s, 30s and 40s when Pilates was ...

Scientists prove core strengthening directly impacts stress

Scientists prove core strengthening directly impacts stress

For those who need scientific proof to truly believe practicing yoga and Pilates is good for your health, one neuroscientist, ...

Pilates, Your Most Useful Cross Training Tool

Pilates, Your Most Useful Cross Training Tool

Sign up for Flex’s Pilates Challenge and you will be fast tracking an improvement to every aspect of your lifestyle and fitness. ...

Pilates Is My Medicine

Pilates Is My Medicine

Katherine Smidt and her family moved to Hong Kong 23 months ago and Katherine took her first Pilates class with Anna at One ...

Say Goodbye to Back Pain

Say Goodbye to Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most pervasive ailments of our modern society. When you suffer from back pain, it not only limits what ...

Carrot Ginger Salad

Carrot Ginger Salad

By Flex Pilates instructor Megan Farrugia This super easy, cheerfully bright salad is great on its own as a healthy lunch or ...

Pinwheels by Megan Farrugia

Pinwheels by Megan Farrugia

Flex instructor Megan Farrugia assures us that although this dish looks impressive, it is in fact ridiculously easy. Full of ...

Pilates for Skiers

Pilates for Skiers

The crisp, clean air, the beauty of a mountain covered in snow, and the exhilarating speed, balance and control that comes into ...

What is Myofascial Release and why do you need to know about it?

What is Myofascial Release and why do you need to know about it?

Back pain? Sciatica? Headaches? Sinusitis? Creaky, stiff muscles? If you have any of these chronic and on-going issues, working ...

How to power up your lunch

How to power up your lunch

Familiar with the mid-afternoon energy drop that has you reaching for coffee, snacks and candy? The solution to keeping your ...

What is Spinal Hygiene and How Can We Get it?

What is Spinal Hygiene and How Can We Get it?

No, this is not about flossing between the vertebrae. Like our dental hygiene, we should care for our spines on a daily basis. ...

Yoga keeps you young

Yoga keeps you young

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 ...

Getting to the Core of Pilates

Getting to the Core of Pilates

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 ...

Dani’s Fantastic Guacamole

Dani’s Fantastic Guacamole

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. ...

From clumsy to coordinated – intelligent movement for teens

From clumsy to coordinated – intelligent movement for teens

Teens - the earlier you start Pilates the better! Why? Because you’re building an inner dictionary of “intelligent movement” ...

Strengthen, Align and Heal with Yamuna Body Rolling

Strengthen, Align and Heal with Yamuna Body Rolling

Everyday life’s sedentary nature and repetitive movements, interspersed with exercise, exacts a unique toll on each of us. ...

Escape the city for Flex’s rejuvenating retreat

Escape the city for Flex’s rejuvenating retreat

There really is no downside to going on retreat. A welcome and well-deserved escape from the urban jungle, a retreat offers a ...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola Clusters

Chocolate Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola Clusters

By Coconut Matters Serves: 4 cups My homemade granola clusters are addictive. But that’s not the only reason I make my own ...

Sexy, Structured and Stylish – Garbe Luxe Comes to Flex

Sexy, Structured and Stylish – Garbe Luxe Comes to Flex

LA athleisure brand Garbe Luxe has hit Flex Studio shelves and the beautifully structured, clean-lined pieces with high-fashion ...

10 Reasons to Bling up your Workout Look

10 Reasons to Bling up your Workout Look

The walk from change room to yoga mat is increasingly becoming a catwalk, with students turning up in head-turning outfits that ...

Flying into a Fourth Dimension at Flex

Flying into a Fourth Dimension at Flex

There’s a new face at Flex. Dani Bruns is an aerial specialist and will be introducing Aerial Yoga, Flying Arts and Flying ...

Heirloom Tomato Rawsagne

Heirloom Tomato Rawsagne

This recipe may seem a little complicated to put together, but the results are spectacular. And the various elements can also be ...

Why Pilates for Desk Aches and Pains

Why Pilates for Desk Aches and Pains

Christina Ko is an editorial director and Pilates convert. She swears by the posture, fitness and body awareness it brings to ...

Blast Your Lunch Hours

Blast Your Lunch Hours

Sometimes the thought of lunch is all that gets me through a long, busy morning of work. But swapping a leisurely gastronomic- ...

Top 7 Exercises for Busting Desk-Related Pains

Top 7 Exercises for Busting Desk-Related Pains

Bust desk-related aches and pains for good with these exercises recommended by Flex co-founder Heather. Ideal when the majority ...

Summer Cooling Soup

Summer Cooling Soup

By Punam Chopra, SpiceBox Organics Store and Café This carrot soup is very nutritious, gathering together healthy vegetables, ...

Best Prep for your Wedding? Xtend Barre

Best Prep for your Wedding? Xtend Barre

What’s the best way to look radiant at your wedding? Be super healthy, feel great physically, mentally, emotionally, and let ...

Top 3 Genius Essential Oils for Everyday Living

Top 3 Genius Essential Oils for Everyday Living

Boost healing and banish stress with lavender, tea tree and frankincense, three of the most universally loved and used oils. ...

Essential oils to the rescue

Essential oils to the rescue

Calm backache, quieten allergies, soothe anxiety and feel uplifted – all these and more are within 20 second’s reach with ...

Raiz The Bar Choccy Pud

Raiz The Bar Choccy Pud

By Chef Priscilla Soligo at Raiz The Bar www.raizthebar.com (Serves 1, or double the recipe for 2) This is a scrumptious and ...

Why Pilates for Swimming

Why Pilates for Swimming

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 ...

4 Secrets to Keeping Fit Over the Summer Holidays

4 Secrets to Keeping Fit Over the Summer Holidays

You’re away for the summer and your usual workout routine is in danger of disintegrating into lie-ins, time with friends and ...

Top 4 Pilates Moves for Swimming

Top 4 Pilates Moves for Swimming

Swimming is a very technique driven sport requiring power, control and correct body alignment to glide through the water. ...

Crunchy Afternoon Snacks

Crunchy Afternoon Snacks

By Flex Pilates instructor Nicole Serje These are my go-to mid-afternoon snacks, or sometimes I’ll have some after dinner if I& ...

Find Empowerment on Your yoga Mat

Find Empowerment on Your yoga Mat

Step on to the mat in the middle of a challenging day and the world stills. Take a deep breath and the spirit rejoices, the mind ...

Health-Boosting Supplements Coming to Flex!

Health-Boosting Supplements Coming to Flex!

How is your diet? Do you struggle to eat mostly healthy wholefoods? Are your veggies from supermarkets rather than farmer’s ...

Join Hong Kong’s Alfresco Harbourside Practice Celebrating International Yoga Day – June 19th

Join Hong Kong’s Alfresco Harbourside Practice Celebrating International Yoga Day – June 19th

It was Indian PM Narendra Modi who suggested to the UN there should be a day set aside each year to celebrate yoga. June 21st ...

Nori Hand Rolls with Cashew Cheese

Nori Hand Rolls with Cashew Cheese

selenium. People who regularly eat nuts are less likely to experience heart attacks or die from heart disease ...

Why Pilates for Tennis

Why Pilates for Tennis

Rhonda, a senior Pilates instructor at Flex, has been playing tennis her whole life, but she took it up again more seriously ...

Top 4 Pilates Moves for Tennis

Top 4 Pilates Moves for Tennis

Tennis is a high speed, high impact game requiring mobility, flexibility and power. Pilates is a great way to boost your ...

So Fun, Sociable and Inspiring, Kids Don’t Realise They’re Learning…

So Fun, Sociable and Inspiring, Kids Don’t Realise They’re Learning…

Week-long workshops in dance, yoga and Pilates are wonderful for kids. Building on their progress day by day, skills are, ...

Quinoa and Feta Salad with Roasted Vegetables

Quinoa and Feta Salad with Roasted Vegetables

So easy to make, this dish can be prepared in advance as it doesn’t go mushy and it is packed full of healthy ingredients. ...

Pilates Day 2016 at Flex Studio

Pilates Day 2016 at Flex Studio

Every year the world celebrates Pilates on Pilates Day, the first Saturday of May. Across the globe community events and ...

Fly at Flex!

Fly at Flex!

Flex’s new AcroVinyasa classes are taught by Jessica, whose background in gymnastics and aerial arts is the perfect foundation ...

Top 3 Breathing Exercises for Calming and Healing

Top 3 Breathing Exercises for Calming and Healing

Breath is the fundamental source of our body’s energy, according to the Pranayama practice of Yoga and Ayurveda. We breathe ...

Kelsea’s Mug Cake

Kelsea’s Mug Cake

By Yogi Bangora My days start early. I wake up at 5am, as my first lesson is at 6.30am. I wake slowly – the rest of Hong Kong is ...

Pilates for Dragon Boaters

Pilates for Dragon Boaters

Jan has practiced dragon boating for 13 years. She loves the team spirit of the sport, being outside on the water immersed in ...

Yoga Strengthens your Bones

Yoga Strengthens your Bones

Among other exercises, The Round Clinic advocates regular yoga as a great way to strengthen and repair various physical issues. ...

Gemma’s Super Energy Breakfast

Gemma’s Super Energy Breakfast

So easy, so healthy and so delicious, this fruity, peanutty combination softens overnight creating an easy-to-eat, energy ...

The 4 Best Pilates Exercises For Dragon Boaters

The 4 Best Pilates Exercises For Dragon Boaters

To excel at (and enjoy to the max), dragon boating ideally you need endurance, strength, power and coordination. Here are Jan’s ...

Pilates for Runners

Pilates for Runners

Petrina Steains is a long-time runner and brought Pilates in to her exercise routines after she gave birth to her third child in ...

Transform your Yoga Practice with a Pilates Road Map

Transform your Yoga Practice with a Pilates Road Map

If your yoga flow is tiring you out faster than it should, or if you’re not sure you’re quite nailing your poses, turn to a ...

Top 3 Barre Moves For The Ultimate Sculpted Arms

Top 3 Barre Moves For The Ultimate Sculpted Arms

Shapely arms are things of absolute beauty. There’s something about having lean, toned arms that adds exponentially to how sexy ...

Anna’s Easy Energizing Granola

Anna’s Easy Energizing Granola

There is so much junk in store bought cereals, I always make my own granola. That way I know exactly what I’m eating. ...

The Yoga Diet

The Yoga Diet

By Kate Woodworth This illuminating article by Kate Woodworth explains what a yogic diet is and why it is important. You’ll read ...

Why do you Xtend?

Why do you Xtend?

At Flex our Xtend Barre classes are always popular and this April we will be launching our annual Xtend Barre Challenge. The mix ...

Pilates for kids with Karin

Pilates for kids with Karin

Karin Ubbiali is Flex’s Children and Teen Pilates instructor. She has been imparting the wonderful expertise of Joseph Pilates ...

Recipe

Recipe

Coconut flour, unlike its other wheat-free flour alternatives, can be a little tricky to work with in the kitchen. Having said ...

Sourced Pilates for Men

Sourced Pilates for Men

There\'s a reason your girlfriend can’t get enough of mat classes—they work. From a stronger core to better sex, here\'s why ...

Nailing the January Fitness Challenge!

Nailing the January Fitness Challenge!

Flex’s January Fitness Challenge #JanuaryJumpstart saw a group of members complete 15 classes in 30 days. Laura Paul of Healthy ...

Pilates and Golf – The Perfect Match

Pilates and Golf – The Perfect Match

Jade Chang started practicing Pilates over a year ago when a fellow golfer suggested she work on her core and flexibility in ...

Pilates – What to Expect When You’re Expecting…

Pilates – What to Expect When You’re Expecting…

When you’re expecting it can be tempting to focus on everything else other than exercise. You may also be wondering which are ...

Pilates – it’s for Men too!

Pilates – it’s for Men too!

By Maddy Lucier Increased strength. Explosive power. Better flexibility. Increased range of motion. Faster speed. Injury ...

Heather’s Myth-Busting Core Workshop

Heather’s Myth-Busting Core Workshop

If you thought Pilates was all about the core – prepare to have your mind stretched as much as your body. Heather’s upcoming ...

Yoga for Everyone at Flex

Yoga for Everyone at Flex

It can be bewildering how many different types of yoga there are to choose from. At Flex, for example, we have many kinds. ...

Joe Pilates, reincarnated

Joe Pilates, reincarnated

From 11th to 15th February, Benjamin Degenhardt will be in Hong Kong to lead Classical Pilates teacher training, Trio classes ...

I’m Addicted To Pilates

I’m Addicted To Pilates

Alice Lam is a marketing manager at ImagineX under the Lane Crawford Joyce Group, and has included Pilates in her weekly ...

Boosting spine health through Teen Pilates

Boosting spine health through Teen Pilates

For many children, scoliosis, or a slight forward-bend hump in the spine, can arise during the second growth spurt when they are ...

Wild Rice Salad with Pomegranate Seeds & Pistachios

Wild Rice Salad with Pomegranate Seeds & Pistachios

By 3/3rds This sweet and savory dish is a healthy and tasty take on the usual bowl of rice. With an emphasis on light, ...

Ready, steady, 2016!

Ready, steady, 2016!

At the beginning of the year we’re all fired up with resolutions to be healthier, fitter and more purposeful. This January, the ...

Getting Things Done with Trixie Velez

Getting Things Done with Trixie Velez

Setting goals at the beginning of the year is a great exercise in Getting Things Done. Whether small chores or big life changes, ...

Leek Vichyssoise

Leek Vichyssoise

Serves 6 Leeks are a winter staple even in the east, and make a deliciously hearty, warming soup. A mild-flavoured member of the ...

Pilates for Skiing

Pilates for Skiing

By Amanda Fryer-Harris Is Pilates any good for skiers or snowboarding? My reply to this often asked question is, ‘Why would you ...

Twelve Gifts of Festive Flex Fitness

Twelve Gifts of Festive Flex Fitness

Stuck for great Christmas gifts this year? Make 2016 yours, your family’s and your friends’ healthiest year yet by giving ...

How Pilates Helps Me Balance My Life

How Pilates Helps Me Balance My Life

One year in and Caroline Wong can’t get through a week without Pilates. Working conveniently close to the Flex Studio at One ...

Apple Bake

Apple Bake

As the weather gets cooler and signals the passage of fall, it\'s time to get warm and baking! Apples are the quintessential ...

The fantastic Flex festival!

The fantastic Flex festival!

Take a gorgeously sunny Hong Kong day and add a beautiful alfresco location, superstar Flex yoga instructors, the USA’s ...

Free Your Hips and Shoulders

Free Your Hips and Shoulders

With Michelle Ricaille Can you picture that iconic image of an ape walking steadily more upright until he transforms into a ...

Why Teen Pilates?

Why Teen Pilates?

Hana Grotowski is 13 years old and has already been practicing Pilates for three years. So ahead of the curve, she has found it ...

Coconut Amino Roasted Nuts

Coconut Amino Roasted Nuts

By Shima Shimizu at Foodcraft Roasted nuts and seeds are full of amazing flavours and in this recipe are transformed into a ...

Join the fun at Hong Kong’s exciting Flex Studio Family Yoga Festival this weekend!

Join the fun at Hong Kong’s exciting Flex Studio Family Yoga Festival this weekend!

News flash!Along with our wonderful classes in Slacklining, adult, teen and kids’ yoga, hoop and more, we now have over 35 ...

Go Acro!

Go Acro!

Flex co-founder Heather and her daughter Noor first met YogaSlackers Sam Salwei and Raquel Hernandez-Cruz at the Wanderlust Yoga ...

Yoga, slacklining, art, food and shopping at the Flex Festival!

Yoga, slacklining, art, food and shopping at the Flex Festival!

Flex Studio is proud to be celebrating their 10-year anniversary with a Family Yoga Festival of classes and performances, Yoga, ...

Learn slackline tricks at the Flex Fest!

Learn slackline tricks at the Flex Fest!

From the first few hesitant steps and balances to inversions and acrobatics, Slacklining has become a staple of the festival ...

Consciously sleep your stress away

Consciously sleep your stress away

In today’s sleep-deprived society yoga nidra, an ancient practice and the deepest of all meditations, might just be the answer. ...

Your new centre of gravity with pre-natal pilates

Your new centre of gravity with pre-natal pilates

Modelone modelling agency founder, model, actress and micro-blogger Ana Rivera has called Hong Kong home for many years. “I was ...

Save your face – in just 15 minutes a day

Yamuna Zake is 60, but you’d never know it. Her body and her energy belie her age, but most of all her face is so radiant it ...

Start Pilates young!

Start Pilates young!

Noor Shalabi has been practicing Pilates for five years, starting when she was only nine years old. “You are never too young to ...

Refreshing Rosella Tea

Refreshing Rosella Tea

Rosella (hibiscus) is in season right now and I’m enjoying drinking rosella tea at home. This tea can satiate your thirst very ...

Synergise your exercise – with both yoga and Pilates

Here at Flex we offer Yoga and Pilates classes as our core products. Many people ask us what the difference between yoga and ...

WHY RETREATING REALLY DOES WORK

People retreat for as many reasons as there are retreats. The trick is to have an idea what you’re looking for and use the time ...

BREATHE, FOCUS, ENERGIZE, REPEAT

Micha Chan embodies the calm, spiritual energy we are all lacking in Hong Kong. He discovered yoga for himself in 2001, by 2004 ...

Why a Liver Cleanse is NOT a Juice Cleanse

Usually when people see the word \"detox\" they automatically think juice cleanse. However, a proper liver cleanse is very ...

Pilates Changed The Way I Think About Movement

Originally from the East Coast, Emily Lieginger grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. She worked as a public accountant before her ...

How to correct your posture with sticky tape!

Without moving a muscle, right now do a quick body scan and take stock of your posture. If you’re sitting at your laptop or, ...

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FOOD ALLERGY, FOOD INTOLERANCE AND FOOD SENSITIVITY?

Prior to Michelle Ricaille’s upcoming workshop Understanding Food Intolerances: Symptoms and Remedies, here is some basic ...

Vegetable and Cashew Balti

A delicious recipe fresh from Michelle’s kitchen, this fragrant curry is wheat free, dairy free, egg free and meat free. “Wheat, ...

Blast your Lunchtimes

A personal trainer, Elle Kealy has been in Hong Kong for eight years and started working at Flex at the beginning of the year. ...

Flex Sponsors the BlueSeventy Ocean Swim Series 2015

Taking the family to the beach is always fun, so why not up the excitement and join over 1,000 other swimmers at the Blueseventy ...

Pilates & Our Children: Fitness for the Future

The health of today\'s children is compromised by a culture of convenience and increasingly sedentary activity. Eating fast, ...

Raw Sprouted Granola

A great way to start the day right, or as a healthy, energy-laden snack when fatigue sets in, SpiceBox Organic’s Raw Sprouted ...

Get your kids excited about fitness

Do your kids like music? Dance? Yoga, martial arts, action and fun? In that case they’ll love the new Les Mills BORN TO MOVE™ ...

Slowing down for restorative yoga

Half French, half Chinese and fully Canadian, Flex’s yoga instructor Heloise has been leading a number of restorative yoga ...

5 Tips for Practicing Arm Balances

Confession: I have an aversion to arm balances. Aversion (dvesha) according to the sutras, is just another flavor of attachment ...

Coconut Butter Spreads

When I tell people I make coconut butter, many people say, “That’s great, I love coconut oil.” Coconut oils have become very ...

Three experts on summer fitness, wellness and nutrition

“Energetically summer is a time of expansion. The days are longer and brighter and often we feel the motivation to make healthy ...

10 reasons you should get out in nature more

Nature is where we belong. It’s no coincidence that the minute we get out to a beach, a forest or a waterfall that we begin to ...

How to make this summer your fittest

A long-term Pilates and fitness instructor, Gemma Kelly recently moved to Hong Kong from Nicaragua! She lived and worked there ...

Support the Oceans

This year the Jax Sheko Challenge celebrates its ninth year on July 11th and Flex is sponsoring! With the largest amount of pre ...

VIE ACTIVE’s Beach Workout

VIE Active is one of our favorite apparel brands here at Flex. The mix of high performance fitness fabrics and the gorgeous, ...

How Pilates Helped Me Be A Better Opera Singer

Joyce Wah-Sheung Wong has been living in Hong Kong for seven years since relocating back here from the US. A professional opera ...

Summer Eating the Smart Way

A Canadian trained registered dietitian working in nutrition for over 15 years, Denise Fair has lived in Hong Kong for seven ...

TOP 10 TIPS FOR SUMMER TRAVELING

Most of us have a summer vacation planned, whether it’s a staycation, road trip, or vacation to the beach. Vacations and ...

Drop weight… Just by breathing

Not many people are aware of this, but pranayama is one of yoga’s most powerful practices. From the Sanskrit ‘prana’ meaning ...

5 Experts Answer: Can Yoga Help You Lose Weight?

This article from Live Science talks to five experts who give their opinion on whether a yoga practice can help with weight, ...

Meditation and mindfulness in busy lives

Rajesh is the Meditation and Life Enhancement Mentor at Koh Samui’s beautiful lifestyle retreat Kamalaya. Ahead of his workshop ...

Flying trick or… Flying treat?

Are you into performing? Or do you prefer a focused workout ‘in the zone’? Do you love the idea of flipping, inverting and ...

Fruity French Chicken Salad

Bored of the classic Caesar salad? This fresh and fruity alternative is one of the most popular dishes on the menu at Fish & ...

HK$36,000 raised! Thank you Flex community!

Huge thanks to everyone at Flex who participated in our Namaste Saturday in aid of Nepal. The day raised a breathtaking HK$36, ...

Arms Race: Barre Exercises for Strong, Sexy Arms

You’ll have the right to roll up your sleeves and bare chiseled ballerina arms with this 20-minute routine. Hot tip for ...

Namaste Saturday – A Day of Support for Nepal

9th May 2015 Flex Studio Island South and Central “It is devastating to see a crisis happening in a country filled with ...

Why barre workouts are great for poise, grace and confidence…AND a chiseled body!

Take the discipline of dance and the principles of Pilates, add weights, a barre, and high-energy, meticulous instructing and ...

TEEN XTEND BARRE© – A cool workout to challenge everyone while having fun!

Hope Patterson, Flex’s teen ambassador, is super excited to see Teen Xtend Barre© on the Flex schedule, and explains what it is ...

One of the Originals – Audrey Hepburn at the Barre

Take a barre class and you’ll be following in the footsteps of some of the world’s best-known icons, including Audrey Hepburn! ...

Namaste Saturday – A Day of Support for Nepal

Flex Studio Island South and Central We are all saddened by the terrible earthquake in Nepal. A humanitarian crisis of this ...

Walking Wasn’t Enough To Keep Me Strong

As part of our ongoing series, we find out why real people have taken to the popular practice of Pilates, how it has helped re ...

Stand Tall. Boost your Bone Health!

We tend to place much of our focus on muscle and cardio health, but often neglect to consider our bone health. Our bodies are ...

6 Easy Ways To Strengthen Your Bones And Prevent Osteoporosis

The Huffington Post has previously written about the ways our bodies get stronger as we age – we get fewer colds, enjoy better ...

Cacao Chia Seed Pudding

A Tasty Dose of Calcium “We love chia seed puddings- raw, refined-sugar-free, decadent and filled with superfood goodness, they ...

Mango with Sweet Sticky Rice

This healthy dessert from the Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary in Koh Samui, is full of vitamins, and a fast and simple way to finish ...

A Good Birth According to Hulda, from Annerley Midwives

“Ever since I came to Hong Kong, now 14 years ago, I have been helping women to go through the journey of pregnancy and birth in ...

Essential Oils are a Gal’s Best Friend!

As a trained aromatherapist and an Arvigo practitioner, Jenny Ostling of The Sanctuary, has been fascinated at how she might ...

Celebrating Women at Flex! Slowing the Aging Process with Yoga

Jen Kentrup, Yoga instructor at Flex, tells us how she copes with the inevitable changes and thought processes that a women goes ...

Pilates Has Helped Us Build a Healthier Lifestyle

We asked real people to tell us about the benefits they’ve experienced through their Pilates practice: how it’s re-shaped their ...

Weekend Warriors – Preventing Injuries!

Each weekend, anywhere on the globe, busy executives and overwhelmed mums can be found transforming themselves into weekend ...

Lemon Coco-Pie Macaroons

‘These are so yummy to have on hand as a snack.’ Says chef Priscilla Sogo of Rawthentic Food.  Refreshing lemon and coconut ...

The Power of Pilates for Triathletes

“I will never forget the day I was swimming and a light bulb went off. I had finally found my core,” says four-time Ironman ...

Is Working Out just another chore? – Benjamin Degenhardt

Just the other day I overheard a trainer-client conversation about setting up the next workout appointment. When given the ...

Aligning ourselves!

Iyengar Yoga, named after B K S Iyengar, one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world, is a form of Hatha Yoga that places ...

5 things you should know about Ayurveda

“Have you noticed that we are up to our ears in health and wellness solutions these days?“ Asks Chara Caruthers from the ...

The Perfect Ayurvedic Kitchari

This vegan, gluten free ‘Kitchari’ recipe from Green Queen is an age old Ayurvedic nourishing stew, consisting of rice and( ...

Pilates Is The Activity That Brings Us Together

As part of our ongoing series, we find out why some real people have taken to the popular practice of Pilates, and how it has ...

Pilates – not just for the girls

5 REASONS MEN SHOULD DO PILATES There’s a reason ladies can’t get enough of mat classes—they work. From a stronger core to ...

Chocolate … without the Guilt!

We know it sounds hard to believe, and we are not trying to tempt you into bad habits, but Pana really is the good-for-you ...

Flying High

Joseph Pilates was passionate that his method of fitness would be incorporated into the lives of children and teens.  Flying ...

Beyond Yoga – confidence inspiring clothing

Beyond Yoga is now available for the first time in Hong Kong at Flex studios. All the way from Santa Monica, Beyond Yoga has a ...

Teen Trials

Healthy fun! Vibrant energy, lively chatter and unabashed excitement – that was the atmosphere at our Teen Open House ...

Quinoa and Zucchini Patties

Quinoa patties are incredibly filling. This recipe from www.greenqueen.com.hk is versatile in that you can use various ...

I Understand My Body Better – Thanks to Pilates

We’ve asked real people to tell us about the benefits they’ve experienced through their Pilates practice: how it& ...

12 Ways Yoga Changed My Life (And Could Change Yours)

January is a great month for getting into (or back to) a yoga practice. “When you step onto your mat you may alter a lot more ...

The Perils of Poor Posture in Puberty

Musculoskeletal and postural problems in teenagers are on the rapid increase.   Three members of our Flex team, Donna Gee ...

Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Red Quinoa Soup

“Can winter fare be both vibrant and comforting? I think this colourful soup is proof that it can. Sometimes it feels difficult ...

Playing to Win

In the third and final part of our Teen Time series, we interview six real Hong Kong teenagers who are living active lives – ...

Re-shape your body, re-shape your life

Holidays can take a toll on our bodies, even extreme health nuts.  There is enormous temptation to let regular body exercise and ...

GET MOTIVATED FOR 2015

Setting New Year’s resolutions is an annual tradition where we fix life goals and self-improvement promises for the coming ...

DO IT BECAUSE YOU CAN…

personal motto of Yamuna Zake, creator of the Yamuna® Body Rolling practice. Flex was thrilled to host Yamuna’s first visit to ...

All is calm, all is bright! Mums-to-Be enjoy Hong Kong’s Festive Season

Feeling frustrated at having to stay in Hong Kong over the festive season? It may seem as though all your friends are rushing ...

Explore your Limits

By Flex Teen Ambassador, Hope Patterson In the second part of our Teen Talk on fitness, we ask six active Hong Kong students, ...

I Found Solace in Pilates

We have asked some real people to discuss how Pilates has helped shape their body, sports performance, and day-to-day strength. ...

A SPIN ON TRADITIONAL TURKEY

CRANBERRY TURKEY MEATBALLS Why not try a different take on the traditional turkey dinner. These healthy cranberry turkey ...

GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE THIS CHRISTMAS

JadeYoga plants a tree for every yoga mat sold – http://www.treesforthefuture.org JadeYoga is committed to making the’ ...

How to keep your cool over the Yule!

The level of stress encountered during the holiday period has been likened to that experienced during divorce or a house move! ...

Do all teens just want to hang about?

By Flex Teen Ambassador, Hope Patterson If you think all teenagers just want to spend the weekends lying in bed, think again. ...

Chicken soup for the soul – and immunity!

This healthy recipe from Teresa at www.thehealthychef.com is based on the Polish recipe for Rosół.  It has been tweaked to ...

Nature’s Gift!

Winter is here, and although it’s a great time for feeling cozy and homely, the cold temperatures and low humidity can take a ...

Fit Five – Jan Ball

Ever wondered what makes your trainer tick?  We have asked our instructors at Flex five simple questions about their work, life, ...

Warning Signs Your Chakras Are Out of Balance

Want to regain balance in your life?  Here, mindbodygreen.com writer Resha Patel helps us understand the 7 different chakras and ...

Learning to Live Better

Many of us – particularly women with children – have asked ourselves the question when it comes to taking care of ...

Feet for Foundation

We walk, run and balance on them every day – while wearing shoes that constrict and contort them. Yet how often do we care ...

Flex voted Hong Kong’s Best for Barre by Net-a-Porter!

Flex has made the list of Net-a-Porter’s top three global Best Barre studios, alongside London’s BARREtoned and New York’s ...

Ultra Youthful!

You workout, you eat welldo you want your skin to look as healthy as the rest of your body? Here, we ask Dr. Stephen Kirkham ...

Cheng-Fang Wu

Meet former ballerina and contemporary dancer Cheng-Fang Wu, a Pilates instructor at Flex Central and now, Xtend® Barre trainer. ...

Want a Drama-Free Teen? Get Them Doing Yoga!

It’s no secret that teens are typically Yoga and teenagers? Yes. It could be the answer! Experts say it can help build ...

Jessica Alba wears Splits59…only available at Flex!

Pining for Coachella? Jessica Alba hits the gym in a festival-motif crop top and form-fitting workout leggings As the sun ...

Empower your pre-natal journey

They say it’s not what’s happening – or happened – to you in your life, it’s how you respond to it that matters. Wouldn’t it be ...

Flex Special Event

Flex Special Event Direct from New York, Yamuna Zake will teach you to “work on yourself” and become your own best therapist ...

The Whole Story

When you think of a gym, do you only imagine the stench of sweat, the clunk of heavy weights, pounding music and staff who see ...

The Fit Five

New to Flex Central, Sally Adair is a former professional dancer turned Pilates and TRX superstar trainer. To give you an ...

Taking Control

How a sickly child, bullied by his peers, created a respected exercise method hugely popular the world over Everyone seems to ...

The Fit Five

Here’s something to take your mind off the sweat-or-stretch of your next work out. We’ve asked our instructors at Flex’s new ...

“I love how music and yoga make me feel.”

Dedicated, spiritual and radiating inner health and happiness, Flex yoga instructor Claudia Whitney has taught the ancient ...

Getting Centred

The Flex team, friends, clients, press and the curious all came together last week to celebrate the opening of the new Flex ...

Detox your Household

Throughout the year the daily API in Hong Kong is often within the ‘very high’ range of 101-200, and occasionally spiking above ...

Live the VIE Life

VIE Active, all the way from beautiful Bondi Beach in Sydney, is named after the French word for ‘life’, which is what the ...

Release Me!

Massages feel great. But do they always relieve the tension or pain in our backs, necks, arms or legs as much as they promise? ...

Enjoy every moment and be willing to laugh at yourself

Here – in the fourth of our ongoing series of the lives behind Flex’s professional instructors – all-rounder Evelyn Hue ...

Boost your Child’s Brain Power

It’s back to school time! Back to slouching over books, over desks and computers, studying after hours, eyes glazed from the ...

The Cheek!

Compact, cute, colorful and barely there, the Cheeki thongs sold at Flex have been singled out by Cosmo magazine in the US as ...

No More Cellulite!

Karina Stewart, co-founder of Kamalya Wellness Sanctuary in Koh Samui, tells how we can rid ourselves of dreaded orange peel. ...

A New Central Studio That Has It All

Kick-start your post-summer holiday workout at Flex’s fully equipped boutique studio After nearly 10 years residing in Southside ...

Put the Adventure Back in your Workout

Has your workout gotten a bit stale? Is it too much of the same thing? This is a common complaint and one that can lead to, ...

It’s “the ability to always become better”

It’s “the ability to always become better” Kimberly Ciszewski was introduced to Pilates after giving birth for the first time. ...

5 Tips to Eat Smarter

Out of your usual routine? Here’s how to break bad habits to ensure eat for your body and brain. “When it comes to food and our ...

A True Gem

Once, I bought a cheap yoga mat that smelt more and more strangely toxic with each drop of sweat. The fumes made me feel ill. It ...

A Fine Balance – The detailed craft of making Pilates machinery

The Allegro machine on which you stretch, push, lie and – let’s face it – achieve fantastic physical results, is more than just ...

Who are you?

What gives someone the desire to work in the fitness industry and the motivation to keep on keeping fit? Here – in the second of ...

How to Have Your Healthiest Holiday

As the schools around Hong Kong close for the summer, many families will be leaving for their annual holidays.  Without doubt, ...

Summer Workout: Move Well Everyday!

Move Well Every Day! Download your Summer Workout below: Part 1 PDF Part 2 PDF Part 3 PDF Part 4 PDF ...

3 Morning Habits That Can Wreck Your Day

So many things can make for a less-than-ideal morning, says Women’s Health writer Kenny Thapoung: like hitting a traffic jam in ...

Yoga. It’s Not Just Exercise.

Despite the physical benefits from regularly practicing yoga, you might also have discovered it seems to provide more than ...

It’s Not You. It’s Your Pelvic Imbalance.

Lower back pain bothering you again? Have you spent too much time at a desk, sustained an injury or are post-surgery (or even ...

Snooze Or Lose

If your teenager is having trouble getting enough sleep, feels stressed all the time and can’t focus in class, then the simple ...

Teen Stress Busters

Teen stress is inevitable, but it can be better managed so kids get more sleep and do better in exams. Laura Walsh, the founder ...

Do Not Fear The Backbend

When people hear about yoga backbends, they often envision a contortionist with their head resting on their buttocks. Bending ...

Overnight Chia Oats for Day-Time Energy!

“I’m an advocate of pre-work workouts,” says mindbodygreen.com writer and yoga teacher Grace Dickinson. “However, that ...

Chocoholics Wanted

Who doesn’t love a bit of chocolate? Who wants chocolate that’s low in calories and is super good for you? Yes it’s true.  Ohso ...

Xtend Yourself with our New 30 Day Challenge!

“I was too self-conscious to try any sort of dance class. Now I’m taking the Xtend Barre Challenge.” Sharon Telling, Flex. ...

Get to Sleep Faster

As our societal demands get even greater with each passing year, we find that we are ‘on’ 24 hours a day, seven days a week. ...

“Meditation in movement. It’s a bit divine.”

Yoga is so much more than toning and strengthening. Just ask devotee Sally Sickles, who says the practice is a magical ...

How to Look Good in a Bikini

It’s time to slip on a swimsuit and show the world how proud you are of your bodyor not. Yes it’s that time of year, when the ...

March MATness: Move Well Everyday!

When starting your Pilates practice at home, it’s important to take a moment to ground yourself, and “get your mind into your ...

Red Hot Vegetable Thai Curry

Red Hot, Vegetable Thai Curry It’s coming up to that time of year, when the weather cools and our desires for warming dishes ...

Do I really need a Pilates instructor in Hong Kong?

Do I really need a Pilates instructor in Hong Kong?

Why go to Flex Studio to practice Pilates? Although you could learn a lot of Pilates exercises online or from books and DVDs, ...

Childrens Yoga: A union, an expression, and honor for oneself

Childrens Yoga: A union, an expression, and honor for oneself

Flexkids YogaEd® Our children today spend most of their time in a very fast pace environment, with many school pressures like ...

3rd Trimester Pilates Safety Tips from Central Hong Kong Prenatal Pilates

Practicing Pilates on your 3rd Trimester is a great way to prepare yourself for a healthy and seamless birth. However, you might ...

Kamalaya Garden Detox Salad

Detox Garden Salad with Wasabi Dressing A blend of fresh salad greens with seeds and fruits to nourish and refresh. Kamalaya’s ...

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