5 Hiking Benefits for Bodybuilding and Fitness – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander – Presented by "The Secrets of Natural Bodybuilding" on Amazon Kindle

Hiking for Bodybuilding and General Fitness – Top 5 Benefits – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander

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Natural bodybuilding isn’t just about how you look, it’s also about how you feel, which ultimately makes an even bigger difference in your life. One of the best ways to improve your health and physical fitness as a natural bodybuilder is to go hiking, as it will strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, reduce stress, and improve cardiovascular health. This article explains 5 specific benefits of hiking that are perfect for natural bodybuilders looking to be healthier inside and out. Hiking for Bodybuilding and General Fitness – Top 5 Benefits – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander – Presented by “The Secrets […]

The Magic of Spring – Photographer Maxwell Alexander Shares a Photo Story from Hudson Valley's Bowdoin Park – Nature Photography – Photo Gallery

The Magic of Spring – Photographer Maxwell Alexander Shares a Photo Story from Hudson Valley’s Bowdoin Park

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What does spring look like in the Hudson Valley? Photographer Maxwell Alexander shares with us his vivid photography of one day in Bowdoin Park, one of his favorite places in the Hudson Valley. We see a glimpse of the real beauty and wonder that surrounds us this time of year, and how it’s best captured through the lens of an artist’s eye. The Magic of Spring – Photographer Maxwell Alexander Shares a Photo Story from Hudson Valley’s Bowdoin Park – Nature Photography – Photo Gallery The Magic of Spring After a busy day in the office (processing endless photoshoots from […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellents

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellents

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Roundout Reservoir in Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Roundout Reservoir in the Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

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It was a rainy/foggy and even snowy (up in the mountains) day and I had to shoot a property in Napanoch, NY. Before I got to Catskills, I had to drive over the Gunks (Shawangunk Ridge) near Ellenville, and that was pretty intense because the rain switched to a snowstorm and a thick fog, so I was hardly navigating through the winding mountain roads. Roundout Reservoir in the Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander – Nature Photography – Canvas Photo Prints – Presented by DA Aromatherapy Natural Repellents After my photoshoot, I clicked on a different route (there […]

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

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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 […]

How to Choose The Best Hiking Trail in the Hudson Valley

How to Choose The Best Hiking Trail in the Hudson Valley

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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. […]

Hudson Valley Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander: Why You Should Hike for Health

Hudson Valley Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander: Why You Should Hike for Health

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Hiking can be extremely beneficial to your health in many ways, from reducing your stress levels to improving your cardiovascular health to helping you manage your weight by burning off extra calories. As an avid hiker, explorer, and certified elite fitness trainer and bodybuilding coach, I’ve personally experienced how hiking can change your life, so I’m excited to tell you all about my favorite pastime and some of the great things it can do for you! And if you are looking to get peace of mind and a piece of my hiking adventures, check out the Hudson Valley Style Shop […]

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 […]

Hudson Valley Getaway – Rustic Cabin in the Shawangunk Mountains | Hudson Valley Style Magazine Airbnb Tour | Photography by ALLUVION Real Estate

Hudson Valley Getaway – Rustic Cabin in the Shawangunk Mountains

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The Hudson Valley has many great places to go to escape the hustle and bustle of New York City, but none are as breathtaking as the Shawangunk Mountains. With miles of hiking trails, a natural rock-climbing wall, and gorgeous views of the Mohonk Mountain House, it’s no wonder that this spot has been on the bucket list for many travelers! See what makes this area so special with this rustic cabin weekend getaway in the Shawangunk Mountains. Hudson Valley Getaway – Rustic Cabin in the Shawangunk Mountains | Hudson Valley Style Magazine Airbnb Tour | Airbnb Photography by ALLUVION Media […]

Finding the Best Natural Tick Repellent for Dogs

Finding the Best Natural Tick Repellent for Dogs

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If you’re taking your dog with you on the next camping trip, keep him free of ticks with natural repellents instead of chemically-laden products that aren’t always safe or effective. As your furry companion’s guardian, it’s up to you to make sure he stays healthy and happy while in the great outdoors, so make sure he doesn’t suffer from tick bites. Discover how to find the best natural tick repellent for dogs, as well as other tips on keeping them safe, here. Picaridin, DEET, and pesticide-free options To find a tick repellent that doesn’t contain these chemicals is tricky—after all, […]

The Maverick – Luxury Airbnb Listing in Woodstock, NY – The Best Hudson Valley Airbnb Listings – Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios

Discover The Maverick – Luxury Airbnb Rental Cabin in Hudson Valley’s Woodstock, New York

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Discover The Maverick – Luxury Airbnb in Hudson Valley’s Woodstock, NY – Top 10 Hudson Valley Style Airbnb Listings – Airbnb Listing Photography by Alluvion Media The Maverick is a recently renovated mid-century modern ranch with two spacious bedrooms & two full bathrooms. A vintage Preway fireplace anchors the living room, which is furnished with Eames furniture. The large expansive wrap-around deck and the views of the 4 acres of former state parkland create a feeling of being in a treehouse. Restaurants and bars in downtown Woodstock are just a 5-minute drive away if you feel like going out. Discover […]

Why Hiking in the Hudson Valley is a Good Recreational Activity

Why Hiking in the Hudson Valley is a Good Recreational Activity

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Are you interested in doing something fun and exciting on a day that you may have off from work or a weekend away from New York City? If you are and if you are like many other Americans, there is a good chance that you may be interested in doing something recreational. If you are, you have a number of different options. One of those options involves going on a hike and explore one of the best hiking trails right here in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Why Hiking in the Hudson Valley is a Good Recreational Activity – by ISSA […]

The Best Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellent for Your Hiking Adventures this Summer

The Best Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellent for Your Hiking Adventures this Summer

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Back in stock by popular demand: The Original Best Natural Bug Repellent from DA Aromatherapy! DA Aromatherapy’s Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellent is made with 7 Organic Essential Oils and provides powerful broad-spectrum protection against mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and many other pesky insects. This Natural Bug Repellent Spray is DEET-free, picaridin-free, cruelty-free, non-staining, smells great, and is safe for Humans and Pets. DA Aromatherapy’s signature Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellent will keep you sting and bite-free without the use of pesticides that are harmful to humans and the environment. This natural repellent can help to protect you when sprayed in your tent, on the balcony, in a car, on […]

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The Canadian Rockies: Trail Of The Grizzly – Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander

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Over and over the huge grizzly bear stabs her powerful paw into the mountain river, fishing for her breakfast in the chilly, shallow water. A cool, crisp mountain breeze drifts through the valley; moist morning dew blankets the ground. The soothing sound of running water plays continuously as the sun scales the mountain peaks and illuminates the dawn sky. Ready for Summer? You won’t have to worry about pesky mosquitoes when you protect yourself with DA Aromatherapy’s best natural tick and mosquito repellents. Keep the pests away without any chemicals that could harm your skin or surrounding environment. Get your […]

What to Consider Before Planning Your Next Hudson Valley Hiking Adventure by Certified Fitness Trainer Maxwell Alexander

What to Consider Before Planning Your Next Hudson Valley Hiking Adventure

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Are you looking for a fun and exciting way to spend a day off away from NYC’s hustle and bustle or even a whole weekend that you may have free? If you are, have you ever thought about going on a hiking adventure? If you are like many other New Yorkers, there is a good chance that the thought has at least crossed your mind before. Hiking is not only fun and exciting but, for many, it is also a great way to relax and get fit at the same time. What to Consider Before Planning Your Next Hudson Valley […]

Top 5 Airbnb Stays in the Hudson Valley this Fall: Woodstock Mountain Cottage

Top 5 Best Airbnb Getaways for watching Leaf Foliage in the Hudson Valley

Posted Posted in Airbnb, Exploring Hudson Valley, Farmhouse, Health & Wellness, Hiking Adventures, Holidays, Homes and Gardens, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Foliage, Hudson Valley Style, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Hudson Valley Trails, Interior Design, Leaf Watching Spots, Natural Beauty, Organic Living, Outdoor Living, Vacation

Top 5 Best Airbnb Getaways for watching Fall Leaf Foliage in the Hudson Valley in Style by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Airbnb Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios Thinking about escaping New York City for a short getaway in the Hudson Valley to enjoy the fiery colors and spectacular beauty of nature? Look no further! We’ve got the Top 5 list of best Airbnb experiences close to world-renown wineries, farm trails, and pumpkin/apple picking spots! #1: Farmhouse Reinvented in Marlboro, NY Welcome to the historic Hudson Valley Farmhouse completely reimagined by the Award-Winning Duncan Avenue Interior Design […]

Hiking Mount Beacon in New York with Fitness and Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander

Hiking Mt. Beacon in Beacon, NY with Fitness Coach Maxwell Alexander

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Spring is officially here and I opened the 2020 hiking season in the Hudson Valley with my favorite hike of all times – the Mount Beacon in Beacon, NY. Even though the leaves are not out yet, the weather was nice and sunny, almost 60 degrees outside, so it definitely felt like Spring. I know that ticks are out and about, hunting for unsuspecting hikers when the temperature is above 45 degrees, so I knew for sure that when it’s 60 degrees out, it’s time to carry the best natural tick repellent you can find. It was a bit unexpected to see […]

Created by pioneering artist and Bard College professor Harvey Fite in 1978, Opus 40 is a world-famous nonprofit sculpture park and museum with more than 60 acres of meadows, forested paths and bluestone quarries — including 6.5 acres of earthwork sculpture — in the heart of the Hudson Valley in Saugerties, NY. 

Hudson Valley Style Holiday Shopping Ideas: Opus 40 Gift Shop

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Created by pioneering artist and Bard College professor Harvey Fite in 1978, Opus 40 is a world-famous nonprofit sculpture park and museum with more than 60 acres of meadows, forested paths and bluestone quarries — including 6.5 acres of earthwork sculpture — in the heart of the Hudson Valley in Saugerties, NY. Opus 40 welcomes guests four days a week from May through November and is available for educational field trips, guided tours and weddings all year long; the site also plays host to nature walks led by Audubon educators, art workshops, and live music and theatrical performances — all […]

Think outside: 5 ways to disconnect and enjoy the outdoors

Think outside: 5 ways to disconnect and enjoy the outdoors

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Think outside: 5 ways to disconnect and enjoy the outdoors (BPT) – Life is hectic, full of demands at work and at home. Add digital distractions like computers, cell phones, tablets and more, and it’s no wonder many people are experiencing record-high levels of stress. One simple solution is to shift your perspective by spending more time outdoors. When you do an enjoyable activity outside, stress begins to melt away as you bask in the fresh air, sunshine, and beauty of nature. This doesn’t mean you have to be a savvy outdoor adventurer. There is a growing movement of people […]

Exploring Mohonk Mountain Lake and Labyrinth Trail - Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Exploring Mohonk Mountain Lake and Labyrinth Trail – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

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Exploring Mohonk Mountain Lake and Labyrinth Trail – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander If Hudson Valley is the official Fall Capital of the World, then Mohonk Mountain House would be the capital’s city hall. There is no better place to watch the fall fiery of colors than on a hiking trail around the Mohonk Lake. Even though I live in the Hudson Valley for quite a few years and have been exploring New Paltz are for a while, this was my very first sight of the Mohonk Mountain House or the surroundings to be exact and it was pretty impressive. […]