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

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

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 […]

Cover Story with Fitness Trainer Sophia Martelly - Winter 2020 Edition of the Hudson Valley Style Magazine

#FitLife #CoverStory | Interview with Fitness Trainer Sophia Martelly

Maxwell Alexander: Wow, congrats on an amazing cover photoshoot, Sophia! I must say, natural beauty always rocks! Let’s don’t waste any time and get to your #FitLife cover story right away: What happened? How did you arrive at the decision to become a personal fitness trainer? Sophia Martelly: I went to college. I picked a random major. I wasted time and money. I had no idea what I wanted to do in life. I feel like many young people go through a phase of figuring out how to find themselves and their purpose in this crazy life. It seemed like […]

Photo Story by the Best Hudson Valley Photographer Maxwell Alexander - Luxury Summer Paradise in Rock Tavern, New York

Photo Story by Photographer Maxwell Alexander: Luxury Summer Paradise in the Heart of the Hudson Valley

This photoshoot literally took more than 6 months to accomplish, just because summer is not a permanent thing for Hudson Valley. In fact, I know a lot of people who weather the winter months in warmer climates such as Florida in the US or Caribbean Islands for those who are even luckier. Well, for those who can still bear the snow and frigid temperatures here in the Modern Rustic Capital of the World, please enjoy this warm and fuzzy photostory from Rock Tavern, New York! Photo Story by Hudson Valley Photographer Maxwell Alexander – Luxury Summer Paradise in Rock Tavern, […]

Training the New generation of Bodybuilders: Millennials!

Training the New generation of Bodybuilders: Here we go, Millennials!

Training the New generation of Bodybuilders: Millennials! by Certified Fitness Trainer/Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander I must assume that most of my bodybuilding clients will be Millennials, representatives of the new generation of consumers currently holding the most purchasing power in the United States, plus within the prime age for getting into a hobby like bodybuilding. Millennials are very different from the previous generations of athletes, bodybuilders specifically. There are several factors that distinguish them, especially when it comes to goals and motivation behind their decisionmaking. First of all, they are very environmentally and health-conscious. Fitness goals, including bodybuilding goals, must […]

Five Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Weight Loss Plan by Certified Bodybuilding Trainer Maxwell Alexander

Five Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Weight Loss Plan

Five Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Weight Loss Plan by Certified Bodybuilding and Fitness Coach Maxwell Alexander Every year, millions of people across the world attempt to lose weight. Many of them fail. If you would like to give your weight loss plan the best possible chance of success, you should try to avoid making any of the common mistakes that cause others to fail, such as: Not Eating Enough When attempting to shed those extra pounds, you may be tempted to skip meals or avoid eating for extended periods of time. Unfortunately, this approach is only likely to result […]

Millennials are taking over the real estate market, but what are they shopping for?

Millennials are taking over the real estate market, but what are they shopping for?

Millennials are taking over the real estate market, but what are they shopping for? by Dino Alexander, Principal Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty Here at Alexander Maxwell Realty | Best Hudson Valley Real Estate, we define “millennial” as a lifestyle choice and not just as a simple age bracket. But what about the actual millennial generation that is taking over the real estate market these days? Much is made of the home-buying habits and attitudes of the millennials, which has become the largest generation with the most purchasing power in the United States. Can millennials afford homes? Do they even want […]

Staging a House for Sale: 10 Steps to Home Staging Success by Designer/Realtor Maxwell Alexander

Staging a House for Sale: 10 Steps to Home Staging Success by Designer/Realtor Maxwell Alexander

In a strictly rational world, buying a home would be largely an economic decision. Homebuyers would weigh the properties carefully, comparing factors like appreciation potential, relative value, and quality of life. But in the real world, the home buying experience is quite different. In the real world, home buyers shop with their eyes, and with their hearts, and that makes home staging an essential part of the sales process. And since so many home searches now start online, staging a house for sale is as much about websites as open houses. If you want to stage your home for a […]

Call for Nominations: Hudson Valley Style Magazine 2020 Awards

Call for Nominations: 2020 Hudson Valley Style Magazine Awards

Hudson Valley Style Magazine 2020 Awards: Recognizing Outstanding Style, Design, Creativity, Innovation and Leadership Achievements while advancing Sustainable Design and Social Responsibility Principles in the Greater Hudson Valley Region and all around the World. Welcome to the 2020 Hudson Valley Style Magazine Awards! Hudson Valley Style Magazine Awards are judged by an independent panel of judges who are experts in one of the 5 nomination categories. In 2020 we are adding Reader’s Choice Awards voted by the readers of the Hudson Valley Style Magazine and general public, plus the Editor’s Choice Awards voted by the Editorial Board. All nominees from […]

Are you selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are a few things to consider before your first price drop.

Are you selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are a few things to consider before your first price drop.

Are you selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are a few things to consider before your first price drop. By Realtor Maxwell Alexander It’s the end of a crazy summer here in the Hudson Valley’s real estate market. Bidding wars are far less frequent and the average number of buyers trying to get the same property went down from dozens to just a few. So your house might be in perfect shape and you’ve priced it right, but still, due to seasonal market fluctuations, your home is still on the market and you might be thinking about a price drop? […]

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Twin Palms Luxury Paradise Villa in Sint Maarten, Caribbean Islands

“Twin Palms Paradise” is a Sint Maarten / St. Martin’s private & luxurious jewel of the Caribbean with breathtaking and endless ocean views. The villa is cradled into the lush hillside inside the very secluded and gated community of ‘Dawn Beach Estates’ on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. COMPLETELY RENOVATED! Over $80,000 spent on high-grade hurricane glass! New roof, furnishings and kitchen. TURN KEY VRBO cash generator. One of the top earners in Dawn Beach. And all this a short stroll to the beach. Twin Palms – Luxury Caribbean Villa for Sale – Sint Maarten – Almax Realty Twin Palms […]

Is Your Personal Brand Millennial Enough? - Personal Branding Coaching by Designer Maxwell Alexander

Is your personal brand Millennial enough? Top 5 personal branding tips to make your brand appeal to Millennials

Is your personal brand Millennial enough? Top 5 Personal Branding Tips to make your brand appeal to Millennials by Designer Maxwell Alexander, Personal Branding Coach, Duncan Avenue Group The millennial generation has become a leading economic force behind many of the current business and cultural trends with generation Z following its footsteps. Millennials currently spend over $600 billion per year and the number is growing, so any brand, business or product can count on unprecedented numbers of Millennials flooding its target audience.  Millennials see the world through a completely different lens than any of the previous generations. They grew up […]

Give Your Home Some Space! Interior Design Tips for Small Living - by Interior Designer Maxwell Alexander

Give Your Home Some Space! Interior Design Tips for Small Living

Whether your house is big or small, a stand-alone structure or an apartment, it will go through a facelift sooner or later. You will have to repaint the walls (or get rid of the wallpaper), jettison junk that as accumulated over the years, and perhaps go in for some new furniture. It is easier for us Millennials, just because we used to “living small”, however, it applies to everyone who’s home doesn’t have a lot of square-footage: does it mean that your home has to feel claustrophobic? Not at all! Smart, clean and sustainable (in multiple definitions of the concept) […]