It can be awkward and hard to meet other like-minded individuals. With nearly 5 million people in Melbourne, surely there needs to be a way to connect with others without awkwardly going up to them or having to go on bumble bff (hey no judgments here but trying to spark a conversation to be like ‘hey let’s be friends’ can be challenging at times). So I explored a few ways to meet new people and won't leave you awkwardly staring at your phone, waiting to see if they reply or not…
What better way to get closer than to sweat it out with other like-minded individuals?! Each month we will be holding a FREE Serotonin Exercise session on a Saturday where we can laugh, cry, winge and curse through the burn as we do another push-up or drop for another burpee together. Experience the burn and leave the session with a blast of energy as you can connect with the other happies* who just sweated out with you. No awkward weather conversation starter needed! Head over to our facebook page to stay connected.
As you may be aware, we love to put on events for our community. We are all for connecting and bringing together like-minded individuals who care about their health and wellness. Each month Serotonin will be organising various Education Sessions that will not only benefit your health and wellness but allow you to meet and network with other like-minded individuals! Keep up to date on our socials so you can secure your spot at our next Education event.
3- Join a gym or boutique studio
Now when I say join a gym, I don’t mean your typical gym. I mean one that is all about group fitness classes or a small boutique studio where the same people come in daily. It can be hard when you go to generic gyms as there are so many people coming and going constantly. Different faces and never really seeing the same person twice. That's why when you join boutique gyms, it allows you the space to interact and meet other members in a smaller and welcoming space. Hint hint- yoga studios are perfect as everyone is generally down to earth and super zen afterwards!
Have you heard of Meetups? Yes, there is a website that hosts various group meetups where you can join a local group, try something new or do something you love with other like-minded individuals! This platform is all about building and finding local communities to bring together. You can create your own meetup or explore and join another. WIth various meetups targeting various individuals, you will never be short of options! Check it out here.
What better way than to give up some of your time and help out the community whilst meeting other individuals at the same time. Volunteering is a great way to give back yo your community and meet others who have a similar train of thought. Nothing feeds the soul better than when you give up some of your time and see the difference you are creating. Some volunteering ideas include; marathon events, charity events, soup kitchens, or even heading over to seek volunteer website to find a job that sings out to you.
A highly motivated and optimistic individual. Who’s compassionate, practices gratitude and has a strong sense of community. Who understands themselves, their health and is a big believer in using food as medicine.
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?)
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.
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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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!