The Life-Long Journey and a Balancing Act of Managing Lower Back Pain – True Story by Dino Alexander

Review of The New Drug-Free Robotic Laser Technology for Managing Back Pain

My battle with back pain started 7 years ago after an unfortunate injury during weight lifting training. Ever since pain management has been an inseparable part of my daily activities. For the first few months to a year, I was in some sort of denial and hoping for things to get better on their own. The problem is life is happening and taking a step back wasn’t an option at that time. On top of that, I switched careers from a job with a mild physical workload to the intense lifestyle of a contractor in the construction field. Review of […]

Healthy Living: What's the Best Way to Lose Fat – with Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander

What is the Best Way to Lose Weight? Fitness Motivation with Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander

There are a number of reasons why most diets fail because ‘their goal is to reduce weight in the short term only, which is not the most efficient way to lose weight. Most of the time, this leads to even more eating when the diet ends and people can choose their old unhealthy favorites once again. What is the Best Way to Lose Weight? Fitness Motivation with Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander – Healthy Living: What’s the Best Way to Lose Weight? – with Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander Making permanent changes in your daily routine will help you lose weight by […]

Hardcore Bodybuilding isn't for Everyone – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander – Photographer/Fitness Model - Maxwell Alexander – Duncan Avenue Studios, New York

Hardcore Bodybuilding isn’t for Everyone

Bodybuilding is often perceived by many people to be quite a hard sport. Specifically, I am referring to the intense and all-consuming nature of it. There is, however, another way to look at hardcore bodybuilding, which is building muscle tone and mass in a natural way without the use of artificial hormones such as steroids. Hardcore Bodybuilding isn’t for Everyone – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander – Photographer/Fitness Model – Maxwell Alexander – Duncan Avenue Studios, New York There are some people who are really into bodybuilding and they consider this sport to be hardcore by itself. The key […]

Top 15 Tips on getting into Bodybuilding – Fitness Motivation with Coach Maxwell Alexander – Fitness Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York

How to Get into Bodybuilding – Fitness Motivation with Coach Maxwell Alexander

A spectacular body with six-pack abs, sculpted arms, shoulders, backs, and thighs, strong muscles, and tremendous energy is everyone’s dream. Those who are ambitious and wish to build a strong and muscular body should know that, like most valuable things, the strength of a bodybuilder’s body will only come with time and dedication. Your muscles need to recover the energy they lost during bodybuilding training by exercising, improving your nutrition, and taking ample rest. The following tips will help you achieve your dream of bodybuilding. Top 15 Tips on getting into Bodybuilding – Fitness Motivation with Coach Maxwell Alexander – […]

Summer 2021 Cover Story: Exclusive Interview with Hudson Valley’s own Madam President Katie Irwin

Summer 2021 Cover Story: Exclusive Interview with Hudson Valley’s own Madam President Katie Irwin

Summer 2021 Cover Story: Exclusive Interview with Hudson Valley’s own Madam President Katie Irwin – Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander, EIC, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Maxwell: Hi Katie! Congrats on the amazing cover photoshoot and of course being elected as the youngest president in the history of the Rondout Rowing Club 🙂 I’ve been in the same boat with you a few times, but please tell our readers a little bit about yourself and your journey from Texas to the beautiful Hudson Valley. Katie: Thank you so much, Maxwell. It has been quite a journey just this year becoming […]

Skincare for Men Demystified: How Five Common Ingredients Help Your Skin – Presented by HARD NEW YORK BRAND – Luxury Skincare for Men

Men’s Skincare Demystified: How Five Common Ingredients Help Your Skin

Taking care of your skin is important at every stage of life, both to mitigate health risks like skin cancer and to look your best. Unfortunately, skincare ingredients can be confusing if you don’t know where to begin! This article presents what five functional ingredients actually do and how to use them effectively. Men’s Skincare Demystified: How Five Common Ingredients Help Your Skin – Presented by HARD NEW YORK BRAND – Luxury Skincare for Men Hyaluronic Acid Acid on your face might sound like a nightmare, but hyaluronic acid is actually proven to benefit even sensitive skin. Hyaluronic acid is […]

Body, Mind & Spirit, with Health & Wellness Coach, Michael Murphy – Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander, EIC, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Interview on Body, Mind and Spirit, with Health and Wellness Coach, Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy, now in his 60s, is a health and fitness coach from Rhinebeck, NY. He is currently teaching a weekend class at the Mirbeau Hotel and Spa in Rhinebeck, where he guides his students in a class with Yoga, breath work, and meditation. In addition, he also has a busy corporate career in Analytics and loves combining his “avocation” of Health and Fitness coaching with his business career. Body, Mind & Spirit, with Health & Wellness Coach, Michael Murphy – Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander, EIC, Hudson Valley Style Magazine We sat down with him to learn more […]

An Overview of Weight Lifting History with Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander

An Overview of Weight Lifting History with Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander

Bodybuilding as a professional sport has its roots in the history of Weight Lifting, so in order to understand the foundation of what eventually branched out as Bodybuilding, we need to look into the correlation that happened in the past. Weight lifting’s history shows it was a major part of the ancient culture of prehistoric tribes, during that time, weight lifting was the method used to test the manhood of men. Weight lifting championships were held in ancient times in order to show power and prestige for the tribal kingdom, but according to history, it is not known when exactly […]

Eating Healthy When Eating Out – Practical Advice by Coach Maxwell Alexander

Eating Healthy When Eating Out – Practical Advice by Coach Maxwell Alexander

If you go out to a restaurant to eat, you probably watch your calories very closely. To assist you with your calorie watching when dining out, these tips will help you make the most of it. Eating Healthy When Eating Out – Practical Advice by Coach Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutrition Coach – Always order salad dressings or sauces on the side, as this way you have control over how much you add to your meal. – When you order grilled fish or vegetables, you should ask that the food be grilled […]

Bodybuilding National Championships – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander

Bodybuilding National Championships – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander

When you start competing in bodybuildings contests, you have many, many choices. Mention a national bodybuilding national championship, and the choices are just as diverse. There really is no one national championship for bodybuilding, there are many. But some are considered more important than others and carry more weight. Bodybuilding National Championships – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander National bodybuilding championships are sponsored by various organizations. For example, the NPC National Bodybuilding championship contest is thought to be one of premier contests among serious body builders. NPC (National Physique Committee) is a very well-respected organization and their national championship […]

Follow These Beauty Tips For a Wonderful New Look

Hair and Nail Vitamins – Beauty Starts Within! – Presented by Hebe Med Spa

Hair and nails are very good indicators of the general health condition of the body. Any kind of illness or stress is reflected through the skin, hair and fingernails. Hair and nails show symptoms such as brittleness, thinning, breaking, and splitting when neglected or when the body goes through extreme pressure conditions. Even when the body is deficient in essential nutrients, the hair and fingernails shows the signs. Hair and Nail Vitamins – Beauty Starts Within! – Presented by Hebe Med Spa – Best Spa in Hudson Valley Nutrition is very important for the body. Even though hair and fingernails […]

Top Five Benefits of Decluttering Your Home

Top Five Benefits of Decluttering Your Home

Decluttering your home can seem daunting, but it’s actually a lot like exercise. Once you start, you feel better, and you want to keep going. Getting your home decluttered means that everything you have in your space is something you find valuable, and this is good for your spirit and your mind. The Early Steps: Make One Decision The first step in decluttering your home is to start with a focus in just one room. Take multiple containers with you into just one room. You will need  a bag for trash a box for things you want to donate a […]

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 more free 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 […]

Health and Beauty – Celebrities and Perfumes

Health and Beauty – Celebrities and Perfumes

Perfumes are one commodity that most people cannot leave home without. Perfumes make people smell nicer and refreshed. If you smell nice, you are automatically considered hygienically clean and attractive. If you’ve noticed, most people have a different type of scent and have a preference for the type of perfume they buy. Health and Beauty – Celebrities and Perfumes – by Naomi Harris, Contributing Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Health and Beauty – Celebrities and Perfumes – Kelly and Jones Perfumes – Brand and Product Photography by Maxwell Alexander / Duncan Avenue Studios Celebrities have a preference for the type […]

The Rising Popularity of Women's Bodybuilding – by Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist – Bodybuilding and Fitness Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios / New York

The Rising Popularity of Women’s Bodybuilding

The images conjured up when you mention women’s bodybuilding are often flawed. When we speak of women’s bodybuilding, we’re not talking about beefed up women with huge muscles who resemble their male counterparts. No, women’s bodybuilding is much more than that. The Rising Popularity of Women’s Bodybuilding – Bodybuilding 101 with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist Bodybuilding for women means working out for fitness sculpting a tight, toned body. It means losing body fat and weight by working out with weights and performing a well-balanced cardio workout as well. It means […]

Dr. Zainab Mogul-Ashraf (or as her patients like to call her, “Dr. Z”) – Hebe Medical Spa – Best Spa in Hudson Valley

Skin Aging – Are You Speeding Up The Process?

It’s no secret that our society is obsessed with looking young. As baby boomers are aging, statistics show the U.S. market for anti-aging products and services is growing by the day. While science has made advancements in both topical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, certain lifestyle factors, such as smoking, sleep loss and sun exposure, can unknowingly sabotage your personal aesthetic goals. Although natural aging is a given, inherited by our genes – we do have control over extrinsic aging. Known as premature aging, it is caused by poor lifestyle habits that actually accelerate skin aging, including wrinkles, rough texture […]

Eating for a Healthy Heart – Sports Nutrition 101 with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Fitness Model, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist 

Eating for a Healthy Heart – Fitness Nutrition 101 with Maxwell Alexander

Bad cholesterol or a bad diet is something we all experience at some point in time. It’s impossible to eat healthy our whole lives, even though we may try hard to do it. Eating healthy for your heart is something everyone should try to do, especially when it comes to restoring health and reducing heart attacks. Eating for a Healthy Heart – Sports Nutrition 101 with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Fitness Model, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist – Presented by GREEN5 Supplements Your heart and food We know these things for sure – a […]

Healthy Eating Tips for Your Active Lifestyle

Healthy eating is a way of balancing the food you eat to keep your body in great health. With healthy eating, you’ll have energy all day, get the vitamins and minerals you need, stay strong for activities you enjoy, and maintain a healthy weight. Healthy Eating Tips for Your Active Lifestyle in the Hudson Valley – by Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutrition Coach Below, you’ll find tips designed to help you with healthy eating. 1. Don’t skip any meals Eating 3 meals with snacks in between is the ideal way to […]

How to Create a Custom Bodybuilding Program – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander

How to Create a Custom Bodybuilding Program – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander

What makes an effective bodybuilding program? Well, it’s not all about just lifting weights. A good and efficient bodybuilding program will encompass various parts of the body as well as good nutrition and lifestyle habits. What do you need to know to make a good bodybuilding program? Actually, you need to know a lot! How to Create a Custom Bodybuilding Program – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, ISSA Certified Bodybuilding Coach – Fitness and Bodybuilding Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York First and foremost, you need to pay attention to what your […]

Five Easy Tips on How to Avoid Thinning Hair – Presented by Hebe Medical Spa, Fishkill, NY

Five Easy Tips for Men and Women on How to Avoid Thinning Hair – Presented by Hebe Medical Spa, Fishkill, NY

While many may have thought of hair loss as an exclusively a male problem, the truth is that hair loss can affect men, women and even children. There are many factors that can lead to hair loss, heredity may be one of them. There are also some things you can do to stop the process, you can learn how to avoid thinning of hair. Five Easy Tips for Men and Women on How to Avoid Thinning Hair – Presented by Hebe Medical Spa, Fishkill, NY Here are some easy things you can do starting right now that may prevent further […]

How To Lose 15 Pounds Fast – Beach Abs Challenge with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutrition Coach

How To Lose Weight Fast – Day 14 – Beach Abs Challenge with Maxwell Alexander

Do you want to lose weight fast? Would that be pounds of fat, water or muscle? How To Lose Weight Fast – Instagram Beach Abs Challenge Series with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutrition Coach You see, when people talk about losing weight, they don’t always comprehend exactly what that means. Most people automatically connect weight with fat, but that’s not accurate. If you want to lose 15 pounds just so it looks better on the scale readout, then it probably doesn’t matter whether you lose fat, water or muscle. If you […]