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 […]

How to Get Your Skin Summer-Ready with Natural Skincare – Presented by Nessfeli Natural Skincare – Product Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios

How to Get Your Skin Summer-Ready with Natural Skincare

Posted Posted in 2022 Trend, Beauty, Beauty Products, Beauty Tips, Beauty Treatment, Hudson Valley Skincare, Natural Skincare, Skincare, Sponsored Content, Wellness

The summer months can be rough on your skin, especially if you live in an area that’s prone to harsh sun and pollution. With the right skincare routine, though, you can protect your skin and prevent it from aging too quickly due to prolonged sun exposure or damaging environmental factors. These two simple steps will give you beautiful, healthy-looking skin all summer long! How to Get Your Skin Summer-Ready with Natural Skincare – Presented by Nessfeli Natural Skincare Exfoliate Your Skin Exfoliating will help you slough off dead skin cells, prevent ingrown hairs and acne breakouts, and reveal glowing, fresh […]

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

Posted Posted in Bodybuilding, Bodybuilding Photography, Exploring Hudson Valley, Fitness, Fitness Photography, Fitness Trainer, Hiking, Hiking Adventures, Hiking Trails, Hudson Valley Fitness, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Photographer, Maxwell Alexander, Photo Gallery, Photography, Wellness

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

Posted Posted in Art, Art Therapy, Beauty, Earth Day, Exploring Hudson Valley, Hiking Adventures, Home Decor, Hudson Valley Art, Hudson Valley Living, Interior Design, Maxwell Alexander, Natural Beauty, Nature Photography, Photo Gallery, Photo Prints, Photography, Travel, Upstate, Visual Meditation, Wall Art, Wellness, What is it to do in Hudson Valley this Weekend

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 […]

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

Posted Posted in Beacon, Beauty Products, Beauty Tips, Beauty Treatment, Health & Wellness, Hudson Valley Skincare, Hudson Valley Spa, Natural Beauty, Skincare, Sponsored Content, Wellness

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

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

Posted Posted in Dino Alexander, Fashion Photography, Health, Health & Wellness, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Photographer, Hudson Valley Photography, Hudson Valley Realtor, Maxwell Alexander Photography, Photography, Portrait Photography, Sponsored Content, Wellness

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 […]

Roundout Reservoir in Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

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

Posted Posted in Art, Art Therapy, Beauty, Catskills, Environment, Hiking Adventures, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Photographer, Maxwell Alexander, Photo Gallery, Photo Prints, Travel, Wellness

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 […]

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

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

Posted Posted in Cooking, Fitness, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Sponsored Content, Wellness

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

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 […]

Exclusive Interview with Hudson Valley Hairstylist Brittany Perry

Posted Posted in Beauty, Community, Hair Salon, Hair Stylist, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Style, Sponsored Content, Style, Upstate NY, Wellness

Just about last week we’ve had an opportunity to have an amazing photoshoot and interview with Brittany Pery, owner of the Live Free & Dye Salon in Poughkeepsie, NY. Check out the interview below and stay tuned for more in our Spring 2022 Print Issue to be published at the beginning of May. Exclusive Interview with Hairstylist Brittany Perry – Owner the Live Free and Dye Salon – Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander, EIC, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Exclusive Interview with Hairstylist Brittany Perry – Owner the Live Free & Dye Hair Salon in Poughkeepsie, NY – Interview and […]

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

Posted Posted in 2019, Advertising, Environment, Essentials, Exploring Hudson Valley, Health & Wellness, Homes and Gardens, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Style, Organic Living, Outdoor Living, Sponsored Content, Wellness

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 […]

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… […]

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

Posted Posted in Bodybuilding, Catskills, Environment, Exploring Hudson Valley, Health & Wellness, Hiking Adventures, Hiking Trails, Hudson Valley Fitness, Hudson Valley Fitness Coach, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Photographer, Life Coaching, Maxwell Alexander, Maxwell Alexander Fitness, Maxwell Alexander Photography, Natural Beauty, Nature Photography, Outdoor Living, Sponsored Content, Wellness

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 […]

How to Incorporate Therapeutic Artwork Into Your Home Décor by Designer Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Wellness Coach, Certified Fitness Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist, Certified Bodybuilding Coach

How to Incorporate Therapeutic Artwork Into Your Home Décor

Posted Posted in Home Decor, Home Decor Ideas, Home Decorating, Home Decorating Ideas, Home Improvement, Homes and Gardens, Hudson Valley Design, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Style, Hudson Valley Style Decor, Interior Design, Interior Design Tips, Maxwell Alexander, Maxwell Alexander Photography, Sponsored Content, Trends, Wall Art, Wall Art Ideas, Wellness

When you think about decorating your home, you probably picture colorful throw pillows, an array of rugs, and perhaps a bed cover or two. All those elements play a huge role in home décor, but there is another element that is just as important. How to Incorporate Therapeutic Artwork Into Your Home Décor by Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Photographer, Designer, Wellness Coach, Certified Fitness Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist, Certified Bodybuilding Coach Artwork can transform your bare walls into things of beauty, and all you need to make it happen is sometimes. You can order everything you need online, from the […]

The real Dangers of Picaridin - Fire Salamander

The Real Dangers of Picaridin – Yet again, Big Pharma Tricks Consumers into Destroying Ecosystems

Posted Posted in Environment, Exploring Hudson Valley, Health & Wellness, Homes and Gardens, Hudson Valley, Modern Rustic, Natural Beauty, Organic Living, Outdoor Living, Sponsored Content, Wellness

We’ve been there before: tobacco, lead, DEET, and now Picaridin! Big Box stores along with Big Pharma are selling lethal poison to consumers wrapped in sweet and shiny marketing. In recent years awareness of the health and environmental dangers caused by the chemical pesticide DEET has increased dramatically and it has led to a dramatic decline in sales of insect repellents containing the poisonous pollutant. The chemical industry had to synthesize something fresh, new, and cheap, so they did: marketed as a “safer alternative to DEET” pesticide Picaridin has become a staple in chemical insect repellents. Turned out, Picaridin not […]

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

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

Posted Posted in Best Fitness Coach in Hudson Valley, Bodybuilding, Bodybuilding for Men, Bodybuilding Photography, Health, Health & Wellness, Hiking Adventures, Hiking Trails, Hudson Valley Fitness Coach, Hudson Valley Fitness Trainer, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Outdoor Living, Sponsored Content, Wellness

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 […]

Coach Maxwell Alexander's 7 Tips to Building the Body You Want

Coach Maxwell Alexander’s 7 Tips to Building the Body You Want

Posted Posted in Best Bodybuilding Photographer, Bodybuilding, Bodybuilding Contests, Bodybuilding for Men, Bodybuilding for Women, Bodybuilding Photographer New York, Bodybuilding Photography, Fitness, Fitness Photography, Fitness Trainer, Wellness

In his new book “The Secrets of Natural Bodybuilding“, Coach Maxwell Alexander shares with readers the tips and techniques he’s used over his more than 20 years of bodybuilding to build the physique he has today. From the foods you should eat to the exercises you should do, it’s all here in this one-of-a-kind bodybuilding guide. Coach Maxwell Alexander’s 7 Tips to Building the Body You Want Want to know how to build lean muscle? Want to learn what exercises will give you the abs you want? Learn it all here. Here are seven of Coach Maxwell Alexander’s best tips […]

Beyond Aesthetics: Calming Wall Decor for Any Space

Beyond Aesthetics: Relaxing Nature Photography to Calm Your Mind – Wall Art by Maxwell Alexander

Posted Posted in Home, Home Decor, Home Decor Ideas, Home Decorating, Home Decorating Ideas, Homes and Gardens, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Design, Hudson Valley Style, Interior Design, Maxwell Alexander, New York, Sponsored Content, Wellness

Photographer Maxwell Alexander has a keen eye when it comes to integrating powerful emotions and visual imagery—an eye that often transcends dimensions and different mediums, prominently displayed in his new series of fine art still-life sculpture photography. A few years back, Maxwell Alexander created a series of sculptures inspired by the idea of mind travel through the Universe. He initially planned to produce a commercial run of these pieces to sell as home decor. However, as he was pulled in multiple directions by the rapidly growing collective of Duncan Avenue brands, Maxwell put his passion project on hold until further […]

Fall Season in the Hudson Valley – Fine Art Nature Photography by Maxwell Alexander © 2021 Duncan Avenue Group

Fall Season in the Hudson Valley – Fine Art Nature Photography by Maxwell Alexander

Posted Posted in Art, Art Exhibit, Art Therapy, Beauty, Exploring Hudson Valley, Fall Season, Home Decor Ideas, Hudson Valley Art, Hudson Valley Foliage, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Photographer, Hudson Valley Photography, Maxwell Alexander, Maxwell Alexander Photography, Visual Meditation, Wellness

Fall Season in the Hudson Valley – Fine Art Nature Photography by Maxwell Alexander – Buy Photo Prints on Canvas at hardnewyork.com Discover Fine Art Nature Photography Prints by Maxwell Alexander at hardnewyork.com Fall Season in the Hudson Valley – Fine Art Nature Photography by Maxwell Alexander © 2021 Duncan Avenue Studios Fall Season in the Hudson Valley – Fine Art Nature Photography by Maxwell Alexander © 2021 Duncan Avenue Group Fall Season in the Hudson Valley – Fine Art Nature Photography by Maxwell Alexander © 2021 Duncan Avenue Studios Fall Season in the Hudson Valley – Fine Art Nature […]