There's a flash new mind and body studio which opened up a couple of blocks away from where I live that work introduced us to. Happy Melon is the name and the studio is produced by the man who brought Lululemon to Australia. Mecca support centre employees were invited to a sneak peek of the studio a couple of days prior to their grand opening.
The space is gorgeous - there was a lot of ooh-ing and ahh-ing as we were taken on a tour of the facilities.
The meditation room.
Tea in the hallway… They also have a sparkling water tap (!).
I participated in the yoga class which was more fun than how I remember yoga to be, the instructor was great.
Mecca have said that the company will generously be providing every employee a class a week for the rest of the year… Such a delicious offer, I feel so lucky that it's 5 minutes from my house! In the meantime though, Happy Melon have a free week's trial on offer to anyone. I signed my mom and I up and we've been to a few classes over the week.
On Thursday night we attended the Dynamic Fitness class where it was just us, two others and the instructor. It was a lot of fun and the intimate class size meant that we got a lot of attention and the instructor catered each circuit exercise to our capabilities. It was a very decent workout but my mom and I left feeling great as stretching and meditation were incorporated into the session. The Dynamic Fitness was my favourite class out of all I trailed.
Fancy changing rooms featuring Mecca Cosmetica products.
My mom post Pilates class on Saturday morning. I'd never done Pilates before, nor did I have any prior knowledge on the practice… So I was surprised to see that it involved using machinery! In my uneducated head it was a more physical version of yoga but I was mistaken. This was also an intimate class of 6 participants which was good, I almost liked it as much as the dynamic fitness class but it was less demanding on the body.
Earlier tonight my mom and I attended the "Yin" yoga session which accommodated a pretty full room of around 20 people. I'm a total novice when it comes to yoga but to my understanding this "Yin" yoga is a Chinese variation which promotes wellness through holding positions for a prolonged time, bringing attention to specific parts of the body. At 90 minutes, it was pretty long and slow… Quite a relaxing way to spend a Sunday evening though.
It was a team mate's final day with us on Wednesday! We went out for a lunch (Feast of Merit) and then drinks after work. It's sad when colleagues leave your team… This full-time work environment is weird… When I come to think of it, these are the people who I spend most of my time with… I spend more time with them than I do with my family and friends! I ought to be grateful that my team are a bunch of lovely ladies.
To congratulate ourselves on the launch of Urban Decay at Mecca Maxima, we all gathered downstairs for a drink. We actually had drinks and cheese a couple of days prior for my workmate's farewell… Getting spoiled at Mecca.
Had a quick dinner with Dean at Colonel Tan's on Friday night before the same space transforms into Revolver. Not that I hog his time usually but I had to leave him alone this weekend so that he could squeeze as much study in before his CPA exam coming up.
After that Pilates class that I mentioned earlier, my mom and I grabbed a salad from Pressed Juices as a snack… I was skeptical but it was delicious!
For lunch my mom drove us down to Hampton to a French Cafe, Eclair. I took a nap in the car and I woke up with super smelly breath after consuming that garlic-y salad - ha gross. The French onion soup totally masked that garlic-y taste in my mouth, it was very rich and tasty.
For dessert we shared a delicious apple and plum pastry.
And took away an assortment of eclairs to have later in the afternoon.
I feel like that now I'm kinda getting into exercise (who would have thought!) I should start making wise dietary choices… and by that I don't mean getting into that whole 'clean eating' thing but at least stop eating so much junk… Speaking of which, we bought two boxes (4 x 2) of the new espresso Magnums (sooooo good!) but didn't even win a free ice cream (there's supposed to be a 1 in 6 chance of winning!).