5 perfect ways to start your weekend in Melbourne

Waking up amongst the colder months can be challenging. When your beds so toasty. Flannelettes so snug. Socks so fuzzy. Gloomy weather that is uninviting. Snoozing that alarm becomes easier. Staying in bed binge-watching Netflix too hard to resist. It seems impossible to beat the winter blues and S.A.D.S (seasonal affective disorder) comes into full effect - yes this is a real thing… Serotonin has the perfect solution to get you jumping out of bed and kickstarting your perfect weekend (rain, hail or shine).

These 5 recommendations will leave you feeling productive and energised and not feeling guilty when you binge-watch your favourite TV series for the rest of the weekend #nojudgement (Gossip girl rerun? Games of Thrones update? Or are you an OC type of person?)  

  1.   Serotonin Exercise

What better way to drag yourself out of bed and get your endorphin hit then exercising with an epic tribe of Happies? Natural Serotonin boost- yes please! An hour of movement for your Saturday morning to get you feeling alive and energised. Suitable for all fitness levels with every session providing something different (ranging from circuit training to pilates and yoga). Did we mention it’s free? #yourewelcome

Click here to check out when our next Exercise Session will take place.

  1.   Indulge in the Positive Pancakes from Serotonin

The heading says it all. Pancakes that are made from natural ingredients. Packed with tryptophan, the chemical that allows us to produce serotonin aka makes us happy! After your exercise, pair it up with some positive pancakes and we can guarantee you will be beaming out that door! These pancakes are drool worthy and of course insta worthy. Come inside to our blissful sanctuary and take a seat on the swing as we serve you up this dish of happiness. *Disclaimer- you will regret if you decide to share after one bite.

  1.   Walk your dog to the Serotonin courtyard

That’s right, you heard correctly. What perfect way to start your weekend than to nourish your body and soak up the winter sunshine in our dog-friendly courtyard? Give them the walk they need and deserve whilst you treat yourself to one of our warming lattes. Don’t have a dog? That’s ok. Come in and pretend to have one as you sit amongst all the other doggie owners (you may even convince one to let you walk their dog ;) How can you not leave smiling as you are surrounded by such beautiful creatures!

  1.   Warm your soul with a Japanese bathing experience

What better way to leave your warm bed than to go replace it with another warm sanctuary? Onsen Ma provides you with a traditional Japanese bathing experience where you will rejuvenate, unwind and zone out from life outside.  Allow your body to cleanse itself as you drift away in the Japanese style bath and follow it with a sweat session in the sauna. Did we mention they have fluffy robes on offer? Click here to relax as time flies away. 

  1.   Get hanging 

It’s no secret that hanging upside down has many benefits. How many of us have been to a yoga class where our instructor will finish off a class with an inversion before we end in our well-deserved savasana? There is method behind this madness. Inversions help calm our nervous system down and relaxes our bodies. So why not reap the benefits of this by dedicating a whole class to hanging around and going upside down? Hello, aerial yoga! Where you will have assistance and support to do some crazy moves which will guarantee you laughing away as you try to get into these poses. Bonus- your abs will be on fire from all the laughter and movement! Our favourite here in Melbourne is Body Flow Yoga in Windsor

Now lock in your plans and start your Saturday right!

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