Flex (magazine)

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Flex magazine Nov07.jpg
Cover of the November 2007 edition
Editorial Director Peter McGough
Staff writers Allan Donnelly
Categories Bodybuilding
Frequency Monthly
Total circulation
(December 2011)
First issue April 1983
Company American Media, Inc
Based in New York City, U.S.
Language English
Website www.flexonline.com
ISSN 8750-8915

Flex is an American bodybuilding magazine published by American Media, Inc.[2] The magazine is based in New York City.[2] In the UK, it is published by BodyPower Publishing and based in Warwickshire.


Founded in 1983 by Canadian entrepreneur Joe Weider, local versions (essentially the U.S. content with local advertisements) are now published throughout the world, in countries such as the UK and Australia. The premier issue was dated April 1983, and featured Chris Dickerson on the cover.[2] Flex centers more on "hardcore" and professional bodybuilding, as opposed to its companion publication Muscle & Fitness, which has a more mainstream fitness focus.

In March 2018 it was announced that Flex magazine would merge with Muscle & Fitness to become one magazine. Flex has also combined with the Muscle & Fitness website as well.

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  1. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Flex Magazine". Customer. Retrieved 19 February 2016.

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