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Well well well… what do we have here ? 

Manly will play host to its first ever ‘Health and Wellness Festival’ this Sunday, giving attendees a free taste of the wide variety of local services designed to improve the way you move and feel. 

Supported by Manly Observer as well as Northern Beaches Council and Mounties, the Manly Health and Wellness event is aimed at both supporting locals and an industry heavily affected by COVID.  

Manly-based meditation teacher Luke Mcleod will guide a meditation on Manly beach at 8am.

On this Sunday, 12 February, from early morning until 5pm on the Manly Beach front between the Corso and South Steyne, the event will include live demonstrations, activities such as kids yoga and meditation, as well as special offers from over a dozen local wellness businesses. 

While participants are encouraged to pre-register for some activities, you need just turn up to take part in the free event. 

To view the schedule of talks and demos visit the Hello Manly website here. 

Manly Business Chamber President Charlotte Rimmer said this event will cover the profound impact of wellness on the mind and promote participation in the local fitness community.

“The challenges of the past two years have changed the way we live and work forever. We want to encourage healthy habits and do a pulse check on our mental health and wellbeing,” Ms Rimmer said.

ANTHEMCYCLE in action.

“Whether you want to get a taste of how to hit a gym in 2023, do a sunrise yoga class, or to heal your soul by learning the art of breathing techniques, Manly is the place to be for all things health and wellness.”

The event has been put together by Osteostrong’s Ashling O’Brien and James Mahoney as well as Ravi Rudner from Village Chiropractic and Alex Jacques from ANTHEMCYCLE. The team hopes it will become an annual festival celebrating all the health and wellness-focused options greater Manly has to offer.

Event organisers James, Alex, Ashling and Ravi.

Mayor Michael Regan said the wellness festival has something for all age groups, and fitness levels.

“Health is the ultimate wealth and this event is tailor-made for those who are ready to take responsibility for their health and upgrade their well-being to the next level.

“So many of us on the Northern Beaches love our sport and active lifestyle. It’s one of the things that makes our community so great. This event will not only inspire and encourage a healthy lifestyle, it will also help support the many great fitness centres, gyms and health and wellness businesses operating on the Northern Beaches,” Mayor Regan said.

View Sunday’s schedule at https://hellomanly.com.au/manly-health-and-wellness-festival/

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