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December 18, 2017

 

utime Fitness Studios Supplements for Ultimate Fitness

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) and Glutamine

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Overwhelmed by supplements? Not sure what you need and what you can skip? Supplements should never replace nutrition from healthful foods, but by including the ones your body needs, along with a regular training regime at utime Fitness Studios, you’ll hit your fitness goals much faster! In this article we are going to cover Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) and Glutamine, if you are interested in Protein supplements, please see our previous article here.

 

In short the benefits of Glutamine include:

  • Increased muscle growth
  • Reduced muscle catabolism — catabolism is the wasting of lean muscle tissue
  • Normal, healthy immune system function
  • Gut health

 

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The Asian Youth Orchestra: A PRDA Client Success Story

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The Asian Youth Orchestra recently returned from its annual 6 week Global Performance Tour, with sold out performances– including a concert that had all 600 tickets sell out in the first hour! Prosperity Research Digital Agency(PRDA) has been the social media agency behind the Hong Kong based Orchestra for the last 2 years, assisting them in winning a Google Grant to fund advertising promotions, social media management to help generate reach and fan growth, engagement, SEO strategies and more!

 

Just like the Asian Youth Orchestra, PRDA may also be the pivoting point of success for your startup, small business or corporation. PRDA’s proven methods and unparalleled expertise in provides guidelines for your business on the best social media strategy. Small, medium or large, PRDA can handle everything you need! Contact us today to see how we can help your company find social media success.

 

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Gateway Pilates at Polestar Pilates Asia: Your First Step to becoming a Pilates Teacher

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Smart, forward-thinking physical therapists, personal trainers, and health club owners understand the immense potential of Pilates fitness programs for rehabilitation and fitness practice. Polestar Pilates Asia offers the best, most comprehensive training in the business.

As you well know, before becoming an expert, learning the basics of a subject is necessary. Polestar Pilates Asia offers introductory Gateway courses to get you started on your journey to becoming a Pilates Teacher. Our Gateway Pilates programs provide an excellent first step that will give you a simple yet complete introduction to beginning your Pilates career or adding skills to your existing repertoire.

 

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The ASA Group: Passenger and Crew Transportation and Accommodation

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The ASA Group is the go-to ground-handling provider in Asia. We make sure that both our passengers and their flight crew get VIP treatment under our watch. For almost two decades, we have been providing transportation and accommodation services to passengers and crew members.

 

Whether you are in the country for business or pleasure, our concierge services can help you book the right accommodation.  If you have special requirements, just let us know. Our goal is to make sure that your travel experience is stress-free.  When you employ the services of The ASA Group, you will get the best transportation and accommodation services that best suit your preferences and requirements.

 

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Try Scan’s Delicious Flowerfed Pork this Weekend!

December 18, 2017

 

Stop by local Hong Kong ParknShop’s for a sample of Scan’s tender and tasty pan-fried pork this weekend! Location Details below:

 

When: 22-24 December

Time: 11.00 – 19.00 Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Locations:

 

Kornhill Plaza SS Fusion

香港鰂魚涌康山道康怡廣場閣樓

Wet Market, Portion of Mezzanine Floor, Kornhill Plaza (North), 1 Kornhill Rd, Hong Kong

 

Belvedere Garden 2 SuperStore

新界荃灣麗城花園三期麗城薈街市M22至M69

Stall No. M22-M69, G/F, Belvedere Square Market, Belvedere Square of Belvedere Garden Phase 3, Tsuen Wan, New Territories.

 

Citygate Superstore TaSTE

東涌東達路20號東薈城B1 – B10

B1-B10, Citygate, No. 20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, New Territories

 

Kingswood Ginza SuperStore

新界天水圍天恩路 12-18 號 嘉湖銀座置富嘉湖第1期2樓220號鋪

Shop no 220, 2/F, Harbour Plaza Resort City Tower 1, Kingswood Villas, 12 – 18 Tin Yan Road, Tin Shui Wai, New Territories

 

City One Shatin SuperStore

新界沙田第一城銀城商場地下44, 48-50, 128號

Shop No. 44, 48-50 & 128, G/F, Ngan Shing Commercial Centre, Sha Tin City One, New Territories

 

Connect with Scan

Website:  http://asia.tasteofscan.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TasteOfScan/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tasteofscan/

 

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Top Schools: Sai Kung Area International Schools Overview

December 13, 2017

Parents everywhere only want the best for their children, including education. Unfortunately, there is an overload of information out there that can be vastly confusing, frustrating and stressful to sort through. That’s why Top Schools was created, to help parents in Hong Kong find top-quality education for their children. Top School provides accurate, up-to-date information on local Hong Kong schools, that saves parents time and anxiety. Below please find an overview of a few Sai Kung Area International Schools, including Pre-Schools.

If you are looking for a school in HK contact Top Schools, the admission experts, today!

 

French International School

Provides primary and secondary education, split into French (bilingual) and International (English) sections

Tuition range: HK$96,589 – $152,786

Address:

Primary: 34 Price Road, Jardine’s Lookout, Hong Kong

Secondary: 165 Blue Pool Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

Tel: 2577 6217

Website: http://www.fis.edu.hk

 

Hong Kong Academy

Provides primary and secondary education

Tuition range: HK$136,100 – $214,600

Address:

33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung

Tel: 2575 8282

Website: http://hkacademy.edu.hk

 

Mills International Preschool

Preschool providing specialist teaching in Mandarin, Music, Art and P.E.

Tuition fee: $68,000 – $74,800

Address: The Spectacle 8 Cho Yuen Street Yau Tong Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel: 2717 6336

Website: www.millsinternational.edu.hk

 

Nord Anglia International School (NAIS)

Provides Preschool, primary and secondary education.

Tuition fee: $75,000 – $167,685

Address: Hong Kin Road, Tui Min Hoi, Sai Kung (Kindergarten)

Address: Red Hill Plaza, Red Hill Road,Tai Tam, Hong Kong (Kindergarten)

Address: 11 On Tin Street, Lam Tin, Kowloon (Primary)

Tel: 3958 1488

Website: www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/hong-kong

 

Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong

Provides Preschool and Primary education

Tuition fee: $137,000 – $169,000 (Subject to EDB approval),

Address: Shek Kok Road, Tseung Kwan O

Tel: 2480 1500

www.shrewsbury.hk

 

Sai Kung International Preschool (SKIP)

Offers children chance to play and learn in an open, environmentally friendly space

Tuition Fee:  $36,700 – $49,500

Address: 159 Che Keng Tuk Road, Sai Kung

Tel: 2791 7354

Website: www.skip.edu.hk


Leapfrog Kindergarten Pre-school

Kindergarten focusing on learning through play and thematic teaching

Tuition:  $29,000 – $42,000

Address: 11 Pak Tam Chung Village, Sai Kung

Tel: 2791 150

Website: http://www.leapfrogkindergarten.org/

 

Woodland Sai Kung Pre-School

Pre-School following the UK National Curriculum Early Years Foundation Stage, in English and Mandarin.

Tuition: HK$20,000 – $103,000

Address: Shop D, G/F, Marina Cove Shopping Centre Sai Kung, N.T., Hong Kong

Tel: 2813 0290

Website: http://www.woodlandschools.com/

 

Sunshine House International Preschool Hong Kong

1/F Silverstrand Mart

Level 7, Silverstrand Mart, No 2 Cape Road Clearwater Bay, Sai Kung

Tel: 2358 3803

Website: www.sunshinehouse.com.hk

 

Hong Kong Adventist Academy

Provides Christian educational programs, including both primary and secondary education

Tuition: HK$8,900 – HK$10,600 monthly

Address: 1111 Clearwater Bay Road, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong

Tel: 2623-0034

Website: http://www.hkaa.edu.hk/

 

Tops Schools provides extensive, factual information, to assist Hong Kong parents with selecting the best schools for their children. This information is based on research, including personal visits to each school and parent, teacher and student interviews. Our services are entirely personalised and fully flexible to accommodate each client’s unique requirements, leading to a 100% success rate for school placements. Let the experts at Top Schools help you choose the right school for your child, consult with us today!

 

Connect with Top Schools

Address: 22A Crawford Tower, 99 Jervois St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Phone: +852 3565 5866

Website: http://topschools.com.hk/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/topschoolshk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/topschoolshk

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/topschools/

 

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utime Fitness Studios Supplements for Ultimate Fitness Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) and Glutamine

December 13, 2017

 

Overwhelmed by supplements? Not sure what you need and what you can skip? Supplements should never replace nutrition from healthful foods, but by including the ones your body needs, along with a regular training regime at utime Fitness Studios, you’ll hit your fitness goals much faster! In this article we are going to cover Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) and Glutamine, if you are interested in Protein supplements, please see our previous article here.

 

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)

Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine (BCAAs) are amino acids that your body cannot naturally synthesize. But BCAAs are likely already a part of your diet as they are found in foods high in protein.  BCAAs possess many benefits for anyone who wants to build muscle. When taken during gym training, they can improve your performance and assist in a swifter recovery. BCAAs may also reduce muscle breakdown (catabolism), likely leading to increased total muscle growth.

 

In short the benefits of Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) include:

  • Increased energy
  • Build and increase protein synthesis
  • Raise strength and power
  • Increased total muscle growth

Glutamine

For faster training without needing long recovery periods use a supplement with glutamine. Glutamine is an adaptogenic amino acid found in protein, and is the most abundant amino acid in muscle comprising of 61% of the total mass. Glutamine also ensures a robust immune system and general wellbeing. Glutamine is particularly beneficial after workouts because it has the ability to resynthesize muscle glycogen and glutamine levels lost during your workout without releasing insulin. This is why glutamine is good for training hard, without needing extended recovery time, or for people on a low-carb diet. A longer recovery time results in a longer time needed to reach your fitness goals. Start supplementing with glutamine! Some dietary sources include protein foods like fish, beef, chicken, dairy products, beans, beets, and cabbage.

 

In short the benefits of Glutamine include:

  • Increased muscle growth
  • Reduced muscle catabolism — catabolism is the wasting of lean muscle tissue
  • Normal, healthy immune system function
  • Gut health

 

Adding supplements to your diet helps to ensure that your body has what it needs for peak performance and ultimate fitness.  For additional information and questions please stop by utime Fitness Studios in Kennedy Town and speak with our friendly staff. Our fitness trainers are very knowledgeable about all things fitness and can assist you anytime during staffed hours. For just HK$599 per month, you get 24 hour access to utime Fitness Studios in Kennedy Town with state of the art fitness facilities and many other benefits. You are never locked in, no contracts- ever! Stop by and join today!

 

Visit: Shop F, G/F Wah Po Building, No.1 New Praya, Kennedy Town

Connect with utime Fitness Studios

Website: http://www.utimefitness.com

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/utimefitness

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/utimestudio/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/utimefitness/

 

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Gateway Pilates at Polestar Pilates Asia: Your First Step to becoming a Pilates Teacher

December 13, 2017

Smart, forward-thinking physical therapists, personal trainers, and health club owners understand the immense potential of Pilates fitness programs for rehabilitation and fitness practice. Polestar Pilates Asia offers the best, most comprehensive training in the business.

Are you ready to become a Pilates Teacher, and get started on building a career that lasts a lifetime? A career that can bring you joy, professional satisfaction, and an opportunity to earn money? Or maybe you are a student simply wanting to learn more in-depth Pilates techniques? Search no further, Polestar Pilates Asia provides excellent courses designed to get you started!

As you well know, before becoming an expert, learning the basics of a subject is necessary. Polestar Pilates Asia offers introductory Gateway courses to get you started on your journey. Our Gateway Pilates programs provide an excellent first step that will give you a simple yet complete introduction to beginning your Pilates career or adding skills to your existing repertoire.


The Gateway introductory level programme begins with a 3hr Online Course which provides the student with concise information about Pilates history, movement principles, and professional ethics. Afterward, there are three contact course options that you can choose from – Gateway Mat, Gateway Equipment, and Gateway Reformer.

The Gateway Mat, Reformer and Equipment course all follow the same format – they are a 2-Day Pilates Experience, where you will learn to teach four basic classes (Mat, Reformer or Equipment classes), including real-time practice with your Gateway instructor. These are the perfect programs for personal trainers, Yoga instructors, and physiotherapists looking to add Pilates to their repertoire.

A perfect combination of time and money, if you have always wanted to teach Pilates, GATEWAY is for you! Note that the Gateway courses are introductory level courses– not qualification courses. Should you choose to continue your education, the Gateway courses lead seamlessly into the Polestar Pilates professional courses – Studio, Rehab, Mat and Reformer.

Polestar Pilates Asia offers the perfect opportunity for you to engage in Pilates training from the best Pilates trainers in the business. Register for upcoming courses across Asia at our Host Sites in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China, and Japan.

 

Connect with Polestar Pilates Asia

Website: http://www.polestarpilatesasia.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/PolestarPilatesAsia

Twitter: https://twitter.com/polestarasia

 

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Primasia: Why Businesses Need Professional Payroll Management

December 13, 2017

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Primasia Corporate Services Limited specialises in payroll management, annual statutory and regulatory compliance, Xero cloud accounting and many other corporate services.  A few of the major benefits of hiring a professional for your business, like Primasia, include reduced costs, saving yourself  time and stress, increased confidentiality and security, and improved compliance– all while being able to stay focused on your core business!

 

You will be surprised at the amount of time you’ll save each week– if not daily! Depending on the size of your startup or company of course. Computing for deductions, taxes, benefits, allowances, salaries and the like can be done quicker and faster by an expert and you will have a much lower chance of miscalculations due to human error. If you are fumbling through unfamiliar paperwork and miss something or make a mistake– these errors that could cost you far more in both time and financial penalties than you might realize.

Primasia Payroll Services include:

  • Calculating your monthly payroll and preparing payroll slips
  • Receiving funds and distributing staff salaries
  • Arranging Employees’ Compensation Insurance (ECI)
  • Registering your company with MPF service provider, along with calculating MPF deductions
  • Filing required IRD reports including: Joiner Report (IR56E), Leaver Report (IR56F), Employer’s Return (IR56B) and Departure from Hong Kong (IR56G)
  • If you need additional services, just ask us! We specialise in business solutions

 

The qualified and experienced staff at Primasia have been supporting clients since 1987, and offer tailor-made corporate solutions for your business. We have over 30 years experience, including handling over 50 payroll clients, and processing the salaries of over 200 employees monthly for clients ranging from small startups to large SME’s. Visit Primasia Corporate Services Limited today and take a look at our services, then contact us to learn how our experts can help your business succeed!

 

Connect with Primasia Corporate Services Limited

Hong Kong Headquarters: Suite 1106-08, 11/F., Tai Yau Building, No. 181 Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Website: https://www.primasia.hk/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primasia-corporate-services-limited-pcs-

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrimasiaCorporateServicesLimited/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrimasiaHK

 

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Scan Pork Roast with Apples and Rosemary for Christmas

December 13, 2017

 

Last year Scan sent one of the most succulent, juicy gifts ever to Tasting Kitchen— a Christmas ham! Executive Chef Jaakko Sorsa from FINDS was called in to assist and prepared our Finnish ham by covering it in bread crumbs, then baking it and serving tender, succulent slices with Finnish mustard. Tasting Kitchen said it was “star of the night” and “was tender and moist, with subtle layers of smoke and acorns and maple syrup.” You can find the Finnish Christmas Ham recipe here.

 

This year we’d like to share a meat recipe for you to try in your home– Roast Pork with Apples and Rosemary.  This deceptively simple and comforting roasted pork comes out juicy and tender, by simply using cider vinegar. The real cracking also adds a gorgeous presentation to your Christmas table. Scan’s pork is loaded with high-quality fat, so the meat is quick to prepare and stays juicy and tender. Cooking time is less critical as well, making our premium pork very easy to prepare.

Ingredients

2–2¼kg Scan pork loin– on the bone, with rind removed and set aside

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary, plus a few extra whole sprigs for presentation

1 large onion, sliced thick

2 tbsp cider vinegar, plus extra for gravy

2 tbsp redcurrant jelly, plus extra for gravy

500ml vegetable stock

 

Apple Ingredients

50g butter

1 small onion, chopped finely

1 small lemon, grated zest

50g fresh white breadcrumbs

1 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary needles

6 good-sized apples

 

Directions:

Start by making a few deep slices into your pork, close to the bone. Mix garlic, chopped rosemary and 1 teaspoon salt together and rub into the slices. Spread any extra over the meat. Set aside for 20 minutes.

 

Preheat your oven to 220C.

Within your roasting pan, scatter your thick-sliced onion and the extra whole sprigs of rosemary. Set your Scan pork on top, with the skinned side up and rind on. Cover tightly with foil and roast for 30 minutes.

 

Turn your oven down to 190C and roast for another 30 minutes. After this remove the rind, re-wrap your roast in the foil and roast for another hour further. Remove the foil and roast uncovered for the last 20 minutes. During roasting, feel free to brush your pork with the juices once or twice.

 

While roasting your delicious Scan pork roast, prepare the apples. Melt the butter in a saute pan and then gently cook the finely chopped onion until soft. Off the heat, add the lemon zest, breadcrumbs, and rosemary. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

 

Core the apples. Cut a line through the skin all round the middle of each apple, then fill with the onion stuffing you just prepared. Mix cider vinegar and red currant jelly together for the glaze.

 

Remove the Scan pork from the oven and turn the heat to 200C. Stand your stuffed apples around the pork, brushing your pork with your glaze and drizzling a little over the apples. Return to the oven and roast with the rind also in the oven, uncovered, for a further 20-25 minutes. Brush with any remaining glaze.

 

Check your pork to ensure the internal temperature has reached 65°C / 145°F (with a light pink center) and follow this with a 3-minute rest time.

 

Spoon off the excess fat from your roasting pan and add to a pan on the stove over a medium-high heat. Pour in the stock and boil vigorously for 5-6 minutes. Taste and season, adding a little jelly and/or cider vinegar to taste. Strain into a gravy boat.

 

Serve your Scan Roasted Pork and Apples with the crackling, and gravy, garnished with rosemary.

 

Scan’s award-winning flower-fed pork is the result of 5 years’ extensive research in partnership with selected farmers and Finnish research institutes, including the Natural Resources Institute Finland and the University of Helsinki. You’ll find Scan’s premium flower-fed Pork at ParknShop Supermarkets across Hong Kong– follow Scan on Facebook for updates on specific location details.

 

Connect with Scan

Website:  http://asia.tasteofscan.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TasteOfScan/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tasteofscan/

 

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