Between the freezing weather, the forgiving woolly layers you’re piling on, and the new restaurants opening up weekly, your “new year, new you” fitness and health regime is starting to fizzle… But summer will be here in a Hong Kong minute, and when you finally peel off those layers, you’d better be ready. Fear not sweet pets, here to the rescue is favourite fitness studio Flex and its tough little sister Flexpress, who have brought in the latest high impact fitness trends and top notch instructors from around the globe to help keep you toned, tightened, energised and inspired. Whether you want to try the latest high intensity interval training that Jessica Alba swears by, check out the famously sculpting ballet barre classes taught by an incredibly talented House of Dancing water performer, or attend a specialized workshop led by an expert from Thailand’s Kamalaya resort, it’s time to start moving those muscles again!
Put it to the Test
How did Henry Cavill get ready to put on that Superman costume? How did Jessica Alba get her post-baby six-pack back? The plugged-in team at Flex found out their secret – Tabata, a high intensity interval training program, developed by a Japanese researcher in a lab, not a gym, which has been proven to be incredibly effective at sculpting the body in half the time as traditional training. Flex has brought Tabata to HK with expert instructors and a 50-minute super class, guaranteed to leave you ready to walk around confidently in your Superman suit, swim suit, or even your birthday suit.
Get on the Stick
Tired of the same old workouts? Not seeing the results you used to? It’s time to experience Fusion Fitness, which fuses together your favourite workouts into one power class that packs a punch. Get long and lean with a combo of TRX and Mat Pilates or try a twist on Pilates with Pilatesstick, a blend of Flex’s signature Allegro classes to tone arms and legs and Cadilac based abdominal exercises, for a full body workout. Emerge gracefully gorgeous after a session of Floor Barre, the New York City Ballet’s best-kept secret, combining classical ballet with anatomical principles of alignment, taught by Julliard alumni and former House of Dancing performer, Moran Cardon.
Work-shop ‘til you Drop
Need to talk through this whole health and wellness thing a bit more before you actually put your trainers on? Check out a workshop with Caroline Rhodes on Holistic Living on March 12, or a special session on relationship strengthening with Rajesh Ramani from Kamalaya in Koh Samui in early April. Plus, don’t miss a session on Yoga for Runners on March 29, Pilates for Sports on March 8, an abs focused TRX Master Class on March 25, and a a Post-natal Recovery workshop on March 5. Really need to take this in baby steps? Start by looking the part! Pick up the latest fitness and yoga wear from Lululemon and California-based Splits 59, and skincare products from The Organic Pharmacy right in the Flex studio. Whether or not you make it onto the mat, you’ll leave inspired, geared up for success, and with a glow in your cheeks!
**Exclusive DSTS Reader Offer**: Mention “Dim Sum & Then Some” to receive 50% off the first time you try any of the above classes.
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