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5 ways to #Feelnew in the Sutherland Shire

By Carla Grossetti
4 January, 2022
From keeping daily journals, to joining challenges such as #surfebruary to raise funds for cancer research, the demand for health and wellness experiences has never been greater. In fact, Destination NSW has launched its brand-new campaign, FEEL NEW, around encouraging residents in the State to feel inspired and #feelnew again. Here are some of the ways you can recharge your batteries around the Shire.

1. See a holistic nutritionist

Greer Calabro is like the poster girl for health and nutrition. And her ability to articulate all of her learnings in this space is invaluable. Greer designs tailored nutrition and health programs to suit individuals and relies on decades of data that show whole foods such as vegetables, fruit, fish, eggs, nuts and seeds, legumes, beans and fermented foods such as kimchi are the most likely to benefit our long-term health. As well as helping those who are aiming for weight loss, Greer uses food as medicine to help those grappling with everything from disease to depression. The champion beach sprinter is particularly passionate about supporting women’s and children’s health.

2. Check in to check out at Club Wellness

Many of those new to the joys of WFH in 2020 and 2021 are on a quest to continue the arrangement into 2022 and beyond in order to find more balance in their lives. It’s not just about drinking green juices – though you can do that at Club Wellness café, Soul Bowl – it’s about improving your work-life balance. Club Wellness has slotted into the wellness space with ease: a full membership here means you can colonise a desk in the co-working space, do yin or yang workouts on demand, and enjoy everything from infra-red saunas to facials. The massage chairs also get a workout by casual members of the club, who gravitate here to indulge in immersive movement and mindfulness.

3. Everyday Pilates Reformer Studio

Flex and stretch, stretch and flex. The Everyday Pilates Reformer Studio is a space created for wellness, welcoming people of all ages and abilities to switch off from the daily news cycle for short, guided work-outs designed to improve flexibility and promote weight loss. The equipment in the Gymea studio looks a bit like a rowing machine, and was made popular by Joseph Pilates as a new approach to exercise. While dancers are among the regime’s devotees, the Pilates method is used by everyone from new mums to NRL players who want to prevent injuries. The teachers here are gentle and friendly and will steer you toward a reformer that’s right for you. Signature one-on-one classes are recommended for newbies, as it teaches you the foundation of the movement.

4. La Cure

Forget Botox, think Frotox, which is the affectionate term for a Cryo Facial, one of several treatments offered by La Cure.

There are also flotation tanks designed to turn down the volume on the world and create stillness as you float like a starfish in a warm tub of very salty water. While the flotation pools help people with anxiety, by slowing everything down., whole-body cryotherapy will plunge you into a sub-zero Tardis designed to shock the body, with benefits reported to include lymph drainage and pain relief. This Caringbah oasis also has Air Relax Recovery Boots which increase blood flow through your muscle and aid recovery.

5. Meditation in the Shire

Forget sun salutations and standing poses. Think long-hold seated poses while bringing attention to your breath in a meditation class that draws on traditional Buddhist philosophies. By remaining in a seated position, the Meditation in the Shire classes help participants focus on posture and find their rhythm and discover mindfulness in real life (MIDL). The MIDL Mindfulness Meditation class starts and ends with a whispered mindfulness meditation. Expect to see the Shire’s Zen crowd here as the accomplished instructors purr their instructions while guiding you through your practise. Leave feeling like you’re flowing again.

Carla Grossetti

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