5 Yoga Poses for Bodybuilders and Weightlifters Recommended by Coach and Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander

5 Yoga Poses for Bodybuilders and Weightlifters Recommended by Coach Maxwell Alexander

Posted Posted in Bodybuilding, Bodybuilding Coach, Bodybuilding for Men, Bodybuilding for Women, Bodybuilding Photography, Fitness, Fitness Photographer New York, Fitness Photography, Fitness Trainer, Health, Hudson Valley Fitness, Maxwell Alexander Fitness, Mens Health, Natural Bodybuilding, Wellness

Bodybuilders and weightlifters need to pay special attention to their mobility and flexibility since it’s an integral part of their workouts and physical health in general. By taking the time to stretch regularly before training, bodybuilders and weightlifters can prevent any injuries that might compromise their performance in the gym or at competitions. Maxwell Alexander, renowned fitness model, and bodybuilding coach shares some of his favorite yoga poses for bodybuilders and weightlifters. As a bodybuilding coach, I’ve heard clients comment (especially the inflexible and stiff men like myself ) that bodybuilding and yoga are incompatible activities. Yoga is generally viewed […]

5 Ways Photographers Can Protect Their Eyes As They Age

5 Ways Photographers Can Protect Their Eyes As They Age

Posted Posted in Health, Health & Wellness, Photography, Wellness, Working from Home, Yoga

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

Posted Posted in Environment, Environmental Justice, Essentials, Fitness, Gift Guide, Gift Ideas, Health, Health & Wellness, Hiking Adventures, Hiking Trails, Hudson Valley Living, MIllennials, Natural Beauty, Natural Bug Repellents, Natural Pet Care, Natural Skincare, Natural Tick Repellent, Outdoor Living, Sponsored Content, Wellness

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

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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 […]

How to break old habits and create new ones with meditation

How to Break Old Habits and Create New Ones with Meditation

Posted Posted in 2022 Trend, Fitness, Health, Health & Wellness, Sponsored Content, Wellness, Yoga

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 […]

How to Choose The Best Hiking Trail in the Hudson Valley

How to Choose The Best Hiking Trail in the Hudson Valley

Posted Posted in Fitness, Fitness Photography, Fitness Trainer, Health, Health & Wellness, Hiking Adventures, Hiking Trails, Hudson Valley Fitness Coach, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Photographer, Hudson Valley Photography, Hudson Valley Trails, Sponsored Content

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. […]

The Habits of Successful Bodybuilders – Nutrition Tips by Coach Maxwell Alexander, Author of "The Secrets of Natural Bodybuilding" onAmazon Kindle

The Habits of Successful Bodybuilders – Nutrition Tips by Coach Maxwell Alexander

Posted Posted in Bodybuilding, Bodybuilding for Men, Bodybuilding for Women, Bodybuilding Photography, Fitness, Fitness Photographer New York, Fitness Photography, Health, Healthy Eating, Maxwell Alexander Fitness, Mens Health, Natural Bodybuilding, Sponsored Content

Many people fantasize about being bodybuilders, with ripped abs and bulging biceps. But what’s it really like to be one? As a natural bodybuilding coach myself, I can tell you that this isn’t an easy lifestyle to live; you have to watch every morsel of food that goes into your mouth and make sure that every muscle group gets worked out regularly, or else everything will just fall apart quickly and you’ll end up on the couch eating chocolate cake. Furthermore, ripped abs isn’t always a sign of a healthy diet either, and in many cases isn’t something that is […]

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

Posted Posted in Health, Health & Wellness, Home, Home Decor Ideas, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Art, Maxwell Alexander, New York, Sponsored Content, Wall Art, Wall Art Ideas, Wellness

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… […]

Coach Maxwell Alexander shares his favorite Spring hikes in the Hudson Valley

Coach Maxwell Alexander shares his favorite Spring hikes in the Hudson Valley

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Coach Maxwell Alexander, personal trainer and author of the book “The Secrets of Natural Bodybuilding” on Amazon Kindle, shares his favorite Spring hikes in the Hudson Valley. Check out these hike descriptions below to find an activity that will bring you closer to nature while getting you one step closer to achieving your fitness goals! And don’t forget to let us know your favorite Spring hike by commenting on our Instagram pics! Bodybuilding Coach/Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander You can hike practically anywhere with Coach Maxwell Alexander on your side. A professional fitness coach, outdoors enthusiast, and wellness blogger, Max will […]

5 Surprising Benefits of Drinking Organic Green Tea

5 Surprising Benefits of Drinking Organic Green Tea

Posted Posted in Beauty, Beauty Products, Beauty Tips, Fitness, Health, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Wellness, Yoga

If you’re looking to get the most health benefits out of your green tea, look no further than organic green tea. Not only does it have all the health benefits of regular green tea, but it also contains antioxidants and other nutrients that make it even healthier than its non-organic counterparts. Check out these 5 surprising benefits of drinking organic green tea! 1) Use for Weight Loss Organic green tea has been shown to boost metabolism, increase energy and improve focus. A study from 2010 in Nutrition Journal found that people who consumed green tea had a higher amount of […]

Coach Maxwell Alexander's Daily Ritual for Successful Bodybuilding

Coach Maxwell Alexander’s Daily Ritual for Successful Bodybuilding

Posted Posted in Best Bodybuilding Photographer, Best Fitness Photographer, Bodybuilding, Bodybuilding for Men, Bodybuilding Photography, Duncan Avenue Studios, Fitness, Fitness Photography, Health, Health & Wellness, Home Workouts, Maxwell Alexander Fitness, Mental Health, Natural Bodybuilding, Weightlifting, Wellness

Bodybuilding can be a tough way to make a living, both physically and mentally. That’s why I’ve made it a priority to maintain my own personal mental and physical wellness on and off the stage, through things like daily yoga and meditation. If you want to stay fit and competitive while enjoying life, check out my daily routine below! Yoga every morning While I don’t personally practice yoga every day, I can tell you from first-hand experience that a daily stretching routine is a great way to start your day and get your body moving. It wakes you up, makes […]

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

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

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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 […]

Tips for Your Home Workout and Best Places Where to Find Weights for Sale

Tips for Your Home Workouts and Best Places Where to Find Weights for Sale

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How do you know if the weights you’re considering are right for your needs? Luckily, there are many different kinds of free weights available on the market, each designed to address a different kind of need or level of intensity in your workout routine. To make sure you’re getting the most out of your home weightlifting experience, read on to learn more about these four popular types of free weights and which ones are right for you! Top 4 Tips to Exercise at Home Here are 4 tips to help you have a successful home workout: Invest in exercise weights […]

Top 8 Reasons Why You Need to Include Kettlebells in Your Workout Routine – Presented by “Kettlebell Training with Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander” on Amazon Kindle

Top 8 Reasons Why You Need to Include Kettlebells in Your Workout Routine

Posted Posted in 2022 Trend, Bodybuilding, Bodybuilding for Men, Bodybuilding for Women, Bodybuilding Photography, Fitness, Fitness Photographer New York, Fitness Photography, Fitness Trainer, Gift Ideas, Health, Health & Wellness, Hudson Valley Fitness, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Maxwell Alexander Fitness, Sponsored Content, Wellness

Top 8 Reasons Why You Need to Include Kettlebells in Your Workout Routine – Presented by “Kettlebell Training with Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander” on Amazon Kindle Kettlebells have become increasingly popular in recent years, and the reasons why are easy to see. A kettlebell workout can help you improve your overall strength, endurance, and cardio health while increasing your mobility and flexibility, too. It’s no wonder so many people have begun putting kettlebells at the center of their workouts! This post explores 8 reasons why you need to include kettlebells in your workout routine today—if you aren’t already! 1) It […]

Support Eye Health with Lutein and Zeaxanthin – Wellness Tips Presented by GREEN5 Supplements

Support Eye Health with Lutein and Zeaxanthin – Wellness Tips Presented by GREEN5 Supplements

Posted Posted in 2021 Trend, Gift Guide, Gift Ideas, Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him, Health, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Holiday Gift Guide, Holiday Season, Holidays, Natural Beauty, Sponsored Content, Wellness

As we spend more time indoors and around an abundance of blue light-emitting screens including phones, TVs, and even smart refrigerator displays, we need to take special care of our eye health. Overall health and the immune system can be strengthened by exercising, meditating, and eating a healthy diet, however, it’s not easy to get an adequate amount of all the nutrients with our busy lives. Support Eye Health with Lutein and Zeaxanthin– Wellness Tips Presented by GREEN5 Supplements Vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables are necessary for maintaining a healthy body. Aside from that, dark leafy […]

Top 10 Tips for Natural Bodybuilders – Bodybuilding 101 with Photographer, Fitness Model, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer and Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander

Top 10 Tips for Natural Bodybuilders – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander

Posted Posted in Best Bodybuilding Photographer, Best Fitness Photographer, Bodybuilding, Bodybuilding for Men, Bodybuilding for Women, Bodybuilding Photography, Fitness, Fitness Photographer New York, Fitness Photography, Fitness Trainer, Health, Maxwell Alexander, Maxwell Alexander Fitness, Maxwell Alexander Photography, Mens Health, New York, Wellness

Natural bodybuilders may have a leg up on their gym-loving counterparts when it comes to building muscle and cutting fat, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have to put in the work to get there. Making healthy food choices, getting quality sleep, and hitting the gym consistently are just some of the things you need to be doing as you build your best body ever, but there are other things you can do too. Check out this list of 10 tips from expert natural bodybuilders that can help you bring your best self to the stage. Top 10 Tips for […]

The best natural skincare products designed and crafted by Vanessa Grissom and Felicia Strong from NessFeli right here in the Hudson Valley, New York – Interview by Dino Alexander – Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Duncan Avenue Studios

NessFeli – The Best Natural Skincare Line created in the Hudson Valley, NY

Posted Posted in Beauty, Beauty Products, Dino Alexander, Duncan Avenue Studios, Health, Health & Wellness, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Photographer, Hudson Valley Photography, Hudson Valley Style, Hudson Valley Style Review, Interview, Sponsored Content, Wellness

Today my excitement is on the next level because I get to chat with the beautiful Vanessa Grissom and Felicia Strong from NessFeli Natural Skincare, based right here in the Hudson Valley. I am this excited because skincare is such an obsession of mine. Spending money on products does not always guarantee quality so the search for good products has been a lifelong journey for me, and probably for you too. And when you find that amazing moisturizer or a serum, your heart will melt with joy and that smile on your face will jump out in an instant. The […]

The Hidden Danger of Sugar - The Surprising Connection to Carbs – by Maxwell L. Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Bodybuilding and Sports Nutrition Coach

The Hidden Danger of Sugar – The Surprising Connection to Carbs

Posted Posted in Bodybuilding, Bodybuilding Photography, Fitness, Fitness Photography, Health, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Maxwell Alexander, Wellness

A healthy diet often gets defined as one that’s low in fat and high in fiber and whole grains, with plenty of fruits and vegetables. That’s the conventional wisdom we hear from medical experts, government officials, health professionals, non-profit organizations, the media, and even our friends and family members. A healthy diet means eating less sugar and more healthy whole grains—and anything else that’s low in fat, cholesterol, salt, and calories as well as high in essential vitamins and minerals, right? Well…not so fast. The Hidden Danger of Sugar – The Surprising Connection to Carbs – by Maxwell L. Alexander, […]

What Social Media Addiction does to Your Mental Health

What Social Media Addiction does to Your Mental Health

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Facebook and Instagram are two of the most popular social media sites, with over 2 billion monthly active users between them. Even if you’re not one of those people who’s always checking social media when you could be doing something else, your time on Facebook and Instagram could be harming your mental health in ways you don’t even realize. If you’re concerned about your own use of these sites, or you think a loved one may be struggling with social media addiction, here are some things to look out for that might indicate it’s time to cut back. Is there […]

Is the Open Insulin Project the Future of Free Medicine for All?

Is the Open Insulin Project the Future of Medicine?

Posted Posted in Health, Health & Wellness, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

The Open Insulin Project (OIP) could be the biggest change in medical science since insulin was discovered in 1921. The non-profit organization will share the details of its insulin-making process through an open-source model, making the drug available to everyone who needs it and ending capitalism’s hold on medical production by pharmaceutical companies in one fell swoop. Here’s how it could work. What is Open Insulin The Open Insulin Project is an open-source initiative dedicated to accelerating access to insulin for people with diabetes worldwide. It was founded in 2016 by Ethan Perlstein, a Ph.D. student at Stanford University with […]

Daily Visual Meditation Experience with Maxwell Alexander

Daily Visual Meditation Experience by Maxwell Alexander – Art Therapy and Wellness

Posted Posted in Art Therapy, Beauty, Fine Art, Health, Health & Wellness, Maxwell Alexander, Meditation, Wellness

5 Benefits of Visual Meditation – Daily Visual Meditation Experience by Photographer + Wellness Coach Maxwell Alexander – The Power of Art Therapy A lot of people think that meditation means sitting still and not thinking about anything, but this isn’t true at all. Meditation can be practiced in many different ways, and one of the most fun and rewarding ways to practice it is with photography! In fact, with the right visual meditation techniques, you can practice mindfulness and get rid of stress at the same time that you spend time appreciating your favorite subjects! Nature’s Beauty Images can […]