Post-Workout Stretching: The Key to Recovery for Bodybuilders – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach/Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander + Chirp Wheel Product Review

Post-Workout Stretching: The Key to Recovery + Chirp Wheel Product Review

What’s the one thing bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts don’t want to do after their workout? Stretch! Yet, the benefits of stretching are many, and should not be overlooked by anyone that works out on a regular basis. Today we will discuss why bodybuilders need to pay more attention to their post-workout stretching routines and how it can benefit them more than they realize! Plus, you’ll learn about a brand new device that could help you take your post-workout stretching to the next level! Post-Workout Stretching: The Key to Recovery for Bodybuilders – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach/Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander + […]

Ashtanga Yoga – Yoga for Men with Coach Maxwell Alexander – Presented by "Introduction to Yoga and Meditation" Book on Amazon Kindle

Ashtanga Yoga – Yoga 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander

Ashtanga Yoga is one of the most popular schools of yoga practice today. Ashtanga means “eight limbs”. The eight steps (limbs) are basically guidelines on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. Their purpose is to serve as a prescription for moral and ethical conduct and self-discipline, to direct attention to one’s health, and to help acknowledge the spiritual aspects of our nature. Ashtanga Yoga – Yoga 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander – Presented by “Introduction to Yoga and Meditation” Book on Amazon Kindle First, yama focuses on one’s ethical standards and sense of integrity, emphasizing how we conduct […]

10 Secrets to Flawless Skin from a Top Hudson Valley Med Spa – Advanced Skin Med Spa

10 Secrets to Flawless Skin from a Top Hudson Valley Med Spa – Advanced Skin Med Spa

As the old saying goes, beauty is pain, and nowhere is that more true than skincare. Skin treatments like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser skin rejuvenation can be daunting, but they totally worth it. The Advanced Skin Med Spa in Newburgh, NY offers a wide range of aesthetic treatments and products to help you achieve the perfect complexion. Start it off right by visiting an advanced skincare med spa You deserve to look and feel your best. And part of that is taking care of your skin. But with all of the skincare products and advice out there, it can […]

Cajun Craving: My First Time Trying Crawfish at the Tasty Crab House – Hudson Valley resaturant reviews with Maxwell Alexander – Presented by ALLUVION VACATIONS

Cajun Craving: My First Time Trying Crawfish at the Tasty Crab House Restaurant

A friend of mine had recently tried crawfish for the first time and she told me how much she loved it. I couldn’t understand why she was so crazy about something that looked like it just came out of some swamp, but when I finally tried it at the Tasty Crab House I understood completely! The Cajun seasoning made the whole experience feel like an out-of-body experience, where I had left my body to be taken on this delicious journey to savory heaven! If you’ve never tried crawfish before, I recommend giving it a shot if you have an opportunity. […]

Exclusive Interview with Hudson Valley Boudoir Photographer Leyla Cadabal – by Dino Alexander, Contributing Editor – Photography by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Studios)

Exclusive Interview with Hudson Valley Photographer Leyla Cadabal

Exclusive Interview with Hudson Valley Boudoir Photographer Leyla Cadabal – by Dino Alexander, Contributing Editor – Photography by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Studios) Dino Alexander: Wow! Thank you for the opportunity to shed the light on you and your amazing work, Leyla! Please tell our readers a little bit about yourself.  Leyla Cadabal: I was born and raised in the Hudson Valley. I attended SUNY New Paltz, earned a teaching degree, and taught elementary school for a few years after I graduated. My husband and I met right out of high school, we were married in 2002 and now live […]

How to boost testosterone naturally – Fitness Coach and OnlyFans Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander

How to Boost Testosterone Levels Naturally – Natural Bodybuilding Tips by Coach Maxwell Alexander

If you’re looking to boost your testosterone levels naturally, it’s important to know that there are key steps to follow in order to achieve optimal results. By incorporating these five steps into your daily routine, you can start raising your testosterone levels and experiencing the benefits right away! Bodybuilding Supplements To Increase Testosterone HARD SUPPS’ Testosterone Support Complex is a safe and effective way to naturally increase your testosterone levels. The all-natural ingredients in this supplement work together to support optimal hormone health. This includes boosting free testosterone levels, improving sexual function and libido, and increasing muscle mass and strength. […]

Go Natural: 6 Must-Have Essentials for the Summer Season – Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander

Go Natural: 6 Must-Have Essentials for the Summer Season

Go Natural: 6 Must-Have Essentials for the Summer Season (BPT) – With summer upon us, it’s time to stock up on essentials like deodorant, sun protection and toothpaste for that bright smile. And if you want truly natural personal care products with ingredients that are safe and effective, then it is important to do some research before you buy. Look for products that have ingredients that are sourced and derived from nature, free of any artificial flavors, fragrances, colors, sweeteners, preservatives and animal ingredients, not tested on animals and transparent in purpose, sourcing and processing. To help with your homework, […]

3 Healthy Recipes Featuring Summer Citrus Fruit

3 Healthy Recipes Featuring Summer Citrus Fruit

3 Healthy Recipes Featuring Summer Citrus Fruit (BPT) – Refreshing, delicious and versatile, citrus is a quintessential flavor of summertime. If you’re looking to enhance and add new depth to your meals and snacks, there’s no shortage of options with these three varieties: lemons, grapefruits and Valencia oranges. Lemons truly are a year-round classic and their bright, floral aroma and tangy flavor can brighten up any dish or drink on a hot summer day. Valencia oranges, also known as the Official Orange of American Summers, are 100% U.S. grown and 100% fresh and juicy. Finally, bursting with delicious juice and […]

Backpacking in the Hudson Valley: Don’t Forget to Bring a Natural Bug Repellent

Natural bug repellent is important for any outdoor adventurer, but it’s especially crucial to bring along on backpacking trips in the Hudson Valley and Catskills. Unlike DEET and Picaridin repellents, natural bug repellents won’t harm the environment or leave you feeling sticky and smelling like chemicals, so you can still enjoy long days of hiking without worrying about annoying bugs flying into your face all day long. With a few simple ingredients from your kitchen, you can make your own natural bug repellent that will last all day long – read on how to do it yourself! Backpacking in the […]

Spring Skincare Tips for Beautiful Healthy Glowing Skin – Presented by Nessfeli Natural Skincare – Product Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios

Spring Skincare Tips for Beautiful, Healthy, and Glowing Skin

You’ve tried every anti-aging product out there, but why are you still looking tired and aging? It’s time to rethink your skincare routine. With these six spring skincare tips from Nessfeli Natural Skincare, you’ll see clearer, brighter skin in just 3 weeks! Spring Skincare Tips for Beautiful Healthy Glowing Skin – Presented by Nessfeli Natural Skincare Try a new cleanser If you’re looking to mix up your routine, consider incorporating a cleansing oil into your morning or evening routine. Deep Cleansing Oil with Jojoba and Almond Oil works in tandem with Mango Butter Hydration Mask—which also contains Jojoba and Almond […]

5 Ways Photographers Can Protect Their Eyes As They Age

5 Ways Photographers Can Protect Their Eyes As They Age

Unfortunately, visual impairments are fairly common. A 2021 study published in JAMA Ophthalmology found that over 7 million Americans live with visual acuity loss — or, in other words, don’t have 20/20 vision. And though it’s normal to experience less-than-perfect vision as you age due to wear and tear, so to speak, the process of visual acuity loss can also be accelerated by factors like eye fatigue. As a photographer, you use your eyes fairly often while working. The process of taking and processing photos alone can have you staring at screens for hours at a time, straining your eyes while causing […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellents

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellents

Natural tick and mosquito repellents can be just as effective as chemical-based products, but they have numerous benefits that the latter do not. Here are 10 reasons why you should use natural tick and mosquito repellents over the chemical options available today. 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellents – Presented by DA Aromatherapy Natural Bug Repellents 1) They are effective Organic essential oils are renowned for their insect-repelling properties, while DA Aromatherapy Natural Bug Repellents are also designed to smell amazing and give you an aromatherapy boost for your hiking adventures. In fact, several studies […]

Discover the newest flavor of Senegal brought to you by Café Touba Coffee Roasters – Interview with Khadija Beye by Dino Alexander – Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Duncan Avenue Studios

Discover the newest flavor of Senegal brought to you by Café Touba Coffee Roasters

Today I am enjoying some phenomenal coffee with Khadija Beye, the founder of the specialty coffee brand Café Touba, also known as the liquid magic! She has such an interesting story and I can’t wait to share it with you. Discover the newest flavor of Senegal brought to you by Café Touba Coffee Roasters – Interview with Khadija Beye by Dino Alexander – Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Duncan Avenue Studios Dino: What exactly is Café Touba? I am assuming it’s not just regular coffee. Khadija: Café Touba is Senegal’s best-kept secret. “It’s not just coffee” for sure. The coffee tells […]

Three Lakes Trail, Fahnestock State Park – Hudson Valley Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander

Three Lakes Trail, Fahnestock State Park – Hudson Valley Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander

One of the more popular hikes in Hudson Valley, NY is the Three Lakes Trail at Fahnestock State Park. Touted as one of the most scenic trails around, it’s one of the best ways to spend a weekend warrior trip. Before you go through, there are some things you need to know about hiking in the Hudson Valley, so read on to get yourself prepared. Why do it? For your spring NYC escape and the first hike of 2022? Maybe a weekend warrior looking for inspiration to explore new trails in New York State? If you’re interested in hiking in […]

Top Ways to Get the Most out of Your Food and Exercise

Top Ways to Get the Most out of Your Food and Exercise

Top ways to get the most out of your food and exercise (BPT) – Eating well and exercising regularly are key components of a healthy lifestyle. Rather than thinking of these two efforts independently, it’s important to understand the connection between eating and exercise so you can maximize your workouts and feel your best. Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Dalina Soto shares tips on how to prioritize your wellness, with a focus on maintaining a well-balanced diet with plenty of water and wholesome foods that support your exercise routine: Stay properly hydrated Proper hydration fuels the body and mind while curbing […]

How to break old habits and create new ones with meditation

How to Break Old Habits and Create New Ones with Meditation

How to break old habits and create new ones with meditation (BPT) – Trying to lose weight, exercise more or start on a difficult project? As Lao Tzu says, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Sometimes that first step doesn’t even require standing up. Studies show that even 11 minutes a day of Kundalini meditation can boost mental health, promote mindfulness and increase gratitude. MRI imaging has demonstrated that meditation changes your brain; specifically, the regions involved in learning and memory processes, emotion regulation, self-referential processing and perspective-taking. This simple daily practice, when repeated for […]

Hiking to the Summit of Mt. Beacon for Breathtaking Hudson River Views – Exploring Hudson Valley with Photographer Maxwell Alexander

Hiking to the Summit of Mt. Beacon for Breathtaking Hudson River Views

In the Hudson Valley, few hikes compare to the exhilaration of Mt. Beacon Hiking Trail in Beacon, NY. The spectacular hike takes you to the highest point in Dutchess County and offers you amazing views of Newburgh, NY, and all the way to the Catskill Mountains on the horizon. Starting from a parking lot on Route 9D in Beacon, NY, this medium intensity hiking trail goes all the way up to 1,611 feet above sea level. Hiking to the Summit of Mt. Beacon for Breathtaking Hudson River Views – Exploring Hudson Valley with Photographer Maxwell Alexander What to Know Before […]

Save the Salamanders by avoiding tick and mosquito repellents with picaridin and DEET. Use natural bug repellents instead!

Save the Salamanders by choosing a natural tick and mosquito repellent without Picaridin or DEET

Turned out, Picaridin (chemical pesticide found in many insect repellents) not only repells mosquitos, temporarily comforting consumers but also kills predators like salamanders that control the populations of mosquitos, hence permanently increasing the number of mosquitos in the habitat. What a clever idea! Spray Picaridin bug spray to get rid of bugs, then go back to the store and buy more since the number of mosquitos will increase. By harming mosquito predators, picaridin may help mosquitoes survive “Insect repellents containing picaridin can be lethal to salamanders. So reports a new study published in Biology Letters that investigated how exposure to two common […]

Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellent by DA Aromatherapy

Spring is here! Hiking Adventures Await! Hiking tips and more…

Strap on your boots and hit the trails Before you head out on your next big hike, be sure to check out these Hudson Valley hiking tips. We’ve got everything from expert advice to personal stories of local trails, so you’ll be prepared with the knowledge you need to have an amazing time on your hike! If you’re ready to start planning your Hudson Valley hiking adventure, read on! How to prepare your body It might sound cliché, but you have to make sure you’re mentally ready for a hike. The most important thing to remember is that hiking is […]

How to Choose The Best Hiking Trail in the Hudson Valley

How to Choose The Best Hiking Trail in the Hudson Valley

Is hiking on your list of things to do? No matter if you want to spend one day hiking in the Hudson Valley, or five days, you will need to find a hiking park to visit and a hiking trail to hike. While you can choose to go on any Hudson Valley hiking trail you want, you may want to take the time to find the best one. People who examine a variety of hiking trails and choose their favorites are more likely to have a great time. My all-time favorite hiking trail in the Hudson Valley is on Mt. […]

Do You Have Too Much Stuff? A Checklist for Your New Minimalist Lifestyle

Do You Have Too Much Stuff? A Checklist for Your New Minimalist Lifestyle

Having too much stuff might sound like an oxymoron to some people but the reality is that too much of anything can be a bad thing. In fact, this is pretty much the central maxim of minimalism! What you learn as a minimalist, is that the more you cut back on unnecessary ‘stuff’ and clutter, the less stress you have, the freer you become, and the more you can appreciate the few items that really matter to you. But what is “too much”? Take a look at this checklist and let’s find out together if you fall into this category… […]