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New Year, New Me: A guide to wellness in 2017

01 February 2017

Is it your New Year’s resolution to improve your health and wellbeing in 2017?

With the endless indulgences of the festive season behind us, and Australia Day over for another year, now’s the time to think about health and wellness goals for the year ahead.

What better place to help you achieve these goals then along Collins Street with its variety of healthy lifestyle options and wellness services.

Melbourne Natural Wellness

Level 4/ 178 Collins Street

This award winning wellness center on Collins Street is dedicated to improving overall health and wellbeing, offering massage, reflexology, acupuncture, and a great range of yoga and Pilates classes.

Pop in for a class during your lunch break or make time after work for a wellness session with Director, Jodie Coall.

Whether you are looking to focus on weight loss, stress reduction or to manage an injury, a trip to Melbourne Natural Wellness will leave you feeling invigorated and energised.

Pressed Juices

Shop 2/ 15 Collins St

Rise early with the sun and kick start your day with a juice from Collins Street’s cold pressed juice shop, Pressed Juices. The hit of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants will give your body the nutrients it is craving and help keep you on track for the day ahead.

Pressed Juices focuses on nourishing the body with a variety of delicious concoctions that are bottled fresh every morning, so take a moment over your Morning Tonic Green Smoothie to pause and reflect, as you prepare the mind and body for the day ahead.

One of the most important ways to stay on track in 2017 is scheduled time for activities that you enjoy to help boost your mood. Creative expression, meditation, music, comedy, art and connecting with others have all been shown to have a positive impact on overall wellbeing.

Try some of these activities near the T&G Building:

Athenaeum Theatre

There’s something for everyone at the Athenaeum, with some of the world’s best comedians, musicians and actors treading the boards at one of the oldest public institutions in Victoria, at 188 Collins Street.

Regent Theatre

Listed by the National Trust of Australia and on the Victorian Heritage Register, and located right next door to the T&G Building, the grandeur of the Regent Theatre on its own is sure to invigorate and inspire. But while you’re there, we recommend taking in one of the world-class theatre productions to really benefit from your surroundings.

Lesley Kehoe Gallery

A sort stroll along Collins Street, just across Russell Street from the T&G Building, the philosophy of the Lesley Kehoe Gallery is to ‘create an environment of beauty, one that indulges the senses, provokes the intellect, and stirs the heart’. Need we say any more?

CAE Creative Writing

Express your imagination through a creative writing course at the Centre for Adult Education, located on Swanston Street just minutes from the T&G Building. Feel inspired through fun and informative training courses from experts to take your mind out of the workplace and encourage creativity through words.

Victorian Artists Society (VAS) Art Workshops

Take work life balance to the next level and explore a range of art techniques using oil, pastel, watercolour, acrylic or gauche at the VAS workshops. Melbourne art experts will take your art skills to new levels while adding a little colour to your life.

Take charge of your health and achieve your New Year’s wellbeing resolutions.

Danielle Bruce is a Melbourne blogger and psychologist. She is known for her lifestyle and food blog @eatmystreet