3 big-impact home improvements for a safe, healthy home

3 big-impact home improvements for a safe, healthy home

3 big-impact home improvements for a safe, healthy home (BPT) – The pandemic has brought new focus to home enhancements that not only add value but also support wellness. Today’s homeowners are investing in thoughtful improvements that prioritize safety and well-being, helping to substantially increase the home’s health quotient. Here are three, big-impact home improvement trends that support health and safety: 1) Upgrade your home’s water From drinking and cooking to bathing and cleaning, water is in constant use in a home. Essential to life, high-quality water that helps your family live healthier is vitally important. However, many homes are […]

Feel Good From The Inside Out With Serenitea by NessFeli Natural Skincare

Feel Good From The Inside Out With Serenitea – Holiday Gift Guide

There is more to skincare than creams, cleansers, and face masks that you apply to your skin. It’s sometimes something that supports your skin from the inside out. Serenitea from NessFeli Natural Skincare Brand is a wonderful wellness product that supports healthy skin and immunity. With organic antioxidants and herbal goodness, you can give your skin the nutrients it needs to feel and look great. Feel great from the inside out with Serenitea by NessFeli Natural Skincare! Learn more and purchase at nessfeli.com Organic Crushed Cardamom Organic Orange Peel Organic Turmeric Organic Hibiscus Organic Rose Petals Organic Clove Organic Lavender […]

Here is What Yoga Practice Can Do For You – Yoga 101 with Maxwell Alexander

Here is What Yoga Practice Can Do For You – Yoga 101 with Maxwell Alexander

You want to live a full life. You want to feel good. You want to have lots of energy, vitality, power, and stamina. Do I have that right? Well, the great news is that all these can be yours. The ancient art of yoga can be applied to the modern world, where we live in a fast-paced and overwhelming environment. Practically speaking, it can rejuvenate you, give you a new zest for life, and enable you to fully enjoy a sense of health, energy, and creativity. That will do wonders for your happiness in the future… Sounds good, doesn’t it? Let me […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Bodybuilding and Weight Training Tips – with Coach Maxwell Alexander – Fitness Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York

Bodybuilding and Weight Training Tips – with Coach Maxwell Alexander

Weight training is an important part of your workout program if you are truly interested in bodybuilding. The importance of weight training in bodybuilding cannot be overstated, but it isn’t the only aspect of any workout program. With a strong weight-training plan, it becomes easier to reach your bodybuilding goals. Bodybuilding and Weight Training Tips – with Coach Maxwell Alexander – Fitness Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York You need to lift weights that provide resistance to certain muscle groups in order to work on them. As you begin your weight training body-building program, remember to start small and […]

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 […]

Easy Weight Loss Basics for Men and Women – New Book by Coach Maxwell Alexander

Easy Weight Loss Basics for Men and Women – New Book by Coach Maxwell Alexander

When you say to yourself, “I can’t lose weight”, you are not only prophesying the future, but you are programming your body to do just that. But what if you say “Yes, I can lose weight!” – this statement has the opposite effect and you are getting on the right path to your weight loss success. Dieting and exercising go hand in hand with the emotional aspect of losing weight. Weight loss is a process that takes time and dedication, plus a few easy concepts about nutrition and exercise that are revealed in my new book on weight loss for […]

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. […]

How I overcame the stigma, fear, and judgment around Botox, or better know around men as Brotox, and other facial injectables – Men's Beauty with Dino Alexander

How I overcame the Stigma, Fear, and Judgment around Botox – Men’s Beauty with Dino Alexander

I would like to take you on my journey of finding the best Medical Spa in the Hudson Valley. Some call them Med Spa or Medi Spa, but whichever you twist it – these are the amazing places where age-defying magic happens with the help of state-of-the-art medical-grade beauty tech that used to be reserved for Hollywood celebrities only… How I overcame the stigma, fear, and judgment around Botox, or better know around men as Brotox, and other facial injectables – Men’s Beauty with Dino Alexander The biggest challenge to overcome along the way was the fear of receiving a […]

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 […]

Discover Home Workouts for That Perfect Body - Fitness Motivation Book Series by Maxwell Alexander

Discover Home Workouts for That Perfect Body – Fitness Motivation Book Series by Maxwell Alexander

You may have tried various workouts in the past, or known someone who has done so, without any degree of satisfaction. You may have seen little or no results, or you may have dealt with pain or even injuries. These problems only occur from not having the facts beforehand – and not choosing the home workout plan that is right for you! You may have had other difficulties associated with the wrong kinds of workouts. You may have spent a fortune on various kinds of exercise equipment, only to find that none of them worked as well as you had […]

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 […]

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 […]