Gabrielle Bernstein tour, Coogee Pavilion and The Zone’s first birthday

This week in Wellness Watch we’re checking out Sydney’s hottest new destination, buying tickets to Gabrielle Bernstein’s Australian tour, working out at The Zone and taking some time out for Stress Down Day.

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Friday 25 July is Lifeline’s Stress Down Day, a national initiative to raise awareness for Lifeline and highlight the importance of reducing stress. Why not use it as a timely reminder to do a few things to take the pressure down this weekend? That might mean spending a bit of time outdoors in nature, doing a simple stress-busting yoga sequence or spending time with people who uplift and inspire you. It’s totally up to you. And while you’re at it consider donating to Lifeline they do amazing work plus there is also an instant feel good factor involved with doing anything to help others!

Gabrielle Bernstein’s Australian Tour

If you’re a fan of Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday you might already be familiar with New York based author and speaker Gabrielle Bernstein . Now Gabby is bringing her own special mix of ass-kicking empowerment, self-love and Kundalini yoga here with the announcement of her first ever Australian tour in January. Early tickets to her Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane shows have just gone on sale and we’re predicting they’ll sell out quick.

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Fitness First, The Zone

Our editorial director Sarah’s fave gym in Sydney, Fitness First’s sleek concept club The Zone is celebrating its first birthday this week. Located on King Street in the CBD, The Zone is all about small group training. The 30 minute classes such as HIIT and TRX Warrior make it perfect for busy professionals who want maximum results in minimum time. It’s also a great option for those who crave the sense of camaraderie and friendly competition that typical come with small outdoor group training but love all the stylish club facilities, such as the latest exercise equipment and proper change rooms so you get ready for work after your workout!

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Merivale’s Coogee Pavilion

Why Coogee Pavilion ↓ is Sydney’s latest must-visit dining and lifestyle destination for the stylishly healthy!

Forget Bondi, we’re predicting Coogee will be the new place to be in the Eastern Suburbs this summer with the launch of the Merivale’s amazing new venue, Coogee Pavilion this week. Catering to wellness lovers who want healthy food options when they head out in Sydney, the Pavilion offers an array of casual dining areas with menus based around seasonal produce. Think aged rib eye served with fresh salads. Seafood lovers also will be in heaven with the oyster counter and raw bar with a menu that changes depending on the catch of the day will include dishes such as raw scampi with lemon oil and chives.

There’s also a super-cute Love Juice stand serving cold-pressed juice and coconut water smoothies, a Will & Co coffee cart and amazing weekend breakfast menu that will commence from 2 August and includes quinoa bircher with coconut yoghurt. Not to mention the cocktail bar that serves cold-pressed juice based cocktails! But the Pavilion is about more than just dining. It’s also a family-friendly lifestyle destination. There’s even a flower stall, in-venue barber, library of vintage books and an area devoted to nostalgic pastimes like pétanque and ping pong. The remaining levels of the Pavilion will be unveiled over the next few months but in the meantime the first floor will become a community space to house various events. We hear there may even be yoga classes!

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