What better way to escape than with a local fitness class that nourishes the mind, body, and soul?
Travelling around the world, searching for rare and precious stones for my jewellery designs, I fell in love with the health and wellness practices I discovered along the way. I just loved the feeling of bliss and harmony I felt during and after each practice. The energised feeling and positive mindset always stayed with me throughout the day... I was hooked!
Back home, in Darwin, I set about finding some local wellness studios to carry on my practice which gave me that same blissful feeling - and trust me, they did not disappoint! We are lucky to have some of the most amazing health and wellness studios that I've ever been to, right here on our doorstep.
So, if you’re looking to relax with a massage or get on the mat and sweat the challenges of the week away, here are my current favourite places to visit nearby!
Find your balance at... Rich Life Health and Fitness
Designed specifically to help people live a balanced, healthy, and active lifestyle, Rich Life Health and Fitness classes will leave you feeling refreshed and ready for anything the day brings! I do personal training sessions with Rich, and I love the mix of meditation, wellness, and fitness classes. Choose from traditional fitness and gym facilities, get your Downward Dog on in the yoga room, find your rhythm in the Dance fit classes, or work up a sweat in the steam room!
Rich Life Health and Fitness also host a wide range of events locally too! Workshops, Wellness retreats (which I highly recommend for both the body and mind), Bootcamps and even, Latin dancing!
Visit Rich Life Health and Fitness at 1-3/51 Marina Blvd, Larrakeyah
Discover your sanctuary at... Encore Pilates & Wellness
Housed in a gorgeous sun-lit studio, (and run by Katie – one of my besties!) Encore Pilates & Wellness will be your very own home away from home.
This gorgeous contemporary studio creates a warm, nurturing space for personalised clinical Pilates, massage, and fitness classes. I love that it offers unique services such as Mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy and pregnancy Pilates classes with a strong focus on mindfulness, wellbeing, and relaxation.
You can even enjoy Encore Pilates from your own lounge room... Dreamy!
Visit Encore Pilates at 47 Stuart Hwy, Stuart Park
Invest in your best-ever body, mind & soul at... Sky Barre
Looking for an energising practice? Visit Lutea (another one of my besties!) at Sky Barre. Choose from Barre, Aerial Yoga, HIIT, Pilates and Reformer classes, or try them all! I love a deep stretch with a mix of Pilates and Yoga in my private classes with Lutea. Sky Barre has classes designed for all levels of fitness and experience, and they get to know every member by name. They deep dive into your exercise & injury history too, so you can avoid and heal any damage and make sure you’re getting the best results, for you.
They really aren’t just a studio, they’re a community of like-minded people who love to support one another. I always feel lighter when I walk out of this beautiful space after class!
Visit Sky Barre at Unit 2 & 3/44 Cavenagh St
See you on the mat!