Wellbeing

There are many professional services on the Mornington Peninsula that dedicate their lives to making people comfortable, happy and healthy. Cat Stevens once said that “communal well-being is central to human life”. It’s this ethos that drives many on the Pen and we hope that by highlighting the achievements and services of this special group of people that it will serve as inspiration to strive for a more balanced wellbeing.

MP Skin Check

It's not a stretch to say that we're all familiar with the "slip, slop, slap" message; however, new research says the risk of skin damage under the sun's rays must be taken more seriously. In a world-first study, researchers from the ANU and NZIWAR found that, on average, regions like the Mornington Peninsula and cities like Melbourne only experienced two days a year where there wasn't enough UV to get sun damage. Two days! They found that even if the UV index is low and if you're outside for more than 15 minutes... you're at risk. Making sure you prioritise a skin check is just as important as a health check.

Check out our top two walks!

Going for walk has all the benefits you might think it would. It’s a great way to improve or maintain your overall health - just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. But walking is also good for the soul – breathing in fresh air, absorbing the world around you, and taking time out just for you. It’s low impact, it requires no equipment other than a good pair of walking shoes, it can be done at any time of day and you can walk at your own pace. And it’s free!

Bentons Road Vet Clinic

Walking into Bentons Rd Veterinary Clinic, you immediately feel at ease, and that is exactly the feeling that Dr Kelly Halls and her team have worked very hard to create. They want both the humans and the animals that visit their clinic to feel comfortable, and for it to be a stress free experience for all creatures, great and small.

KX Pilates

Walking into KX Pilates in Main Street Mornington is a refreshing experience. Light, bright and stylishly decorated, the atmosphere is calm and relaxed although the pilates machinery is hard at work with a maximum of ten clients per session. And there a lot of sessions. 55 sessions per week in fact, keeping the pilates machinery, and owner Charmaine Alba, extremely busy. KX Pilates is a franchise with locations all over Melbourne. The concept is based on a fast paced, high intensity, body-toning 50 minute workout. Charmaine started out as a client of KX pilates in Melbourne’s CBD and loved it so much she decided to become an owner herself, utilising her health and fitness background.

Hothut Yoga

Creative thinking inspires ideas, ideas inspire change and innovation comes from creating environments where ideas and people connect. What we enjoy most is meeting people who have a real interest in life-work balance, sharing ideas and implementing those ideas.

Ellegant You

The best made plans are the ones you leave to someone else with the only detail you need to worry about is who you want to share the experience with. If you’re after an extraordinary experience, something that can replenish your energy, pamper your soul and play with your senses then this is for you.