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Let’s get physical, painted & bonded
Rachelle will sign her picture in next year's calendar by So Brave Breast Cancer Fundraiser Project.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so what could be more appropriate than to become better informed while taking some much needed time out with friends at the Ultimate Women's Weekend? This three-day women's lifestyle and wellbeing exhibition will inspire you to give your health program a kick-start and begin to feel beautiful as you care for yourself. There are more than eighty exhibits under the roof of the Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, who have a fitness stall.
Tammie Pike of Earth Radiance presented the workshop Finding Balance & Creating Harmony.
Participate in one of the numerous free workshops, which on the first day included Breast Health, Essential Oils and their Benefits, Pilates (workouts) for Beginners, Cervical Health 101 and Newborn Essentials.
The Finding Balance & Creating Harmony workshop hosted by Earth Radiance was presented by Tammie Pike. Interactive tools gave the class an image revealing aspects of life and their levels of effectiveness. You could add your own categories to those provided on the 'Wheel of Life Check In' which included Fun, Hobbies and Recreation; Personal Growth; Self Worth / Self Care; and Finances. For signing up for newsletters you will receive the luscious Herbal Lip Balm, one of many pampering products.
The Zenon Fitness workshop Melt Fat with A-Plus Nutrition offered a personalised fitness lifestyle program encouraging you to stay in the program and there is re-assessment as you progress. You will observe how what you eat affects your body and make adjustments as you go. Education on nutrition, a food diary and recipes are part of your personal program.
A talk on cervical cancer gave attendees useful facts. Fifty percent of men and women contract the HPV virus from sexual intercourse. HPV can cause genital warts and become cancerous. Presented by the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation, who recommend having regular tests.
SoBrave Breast Cancer Fundraiser Project displayed photos of colourfully painted cancer survivors. Many of these women suffered double mastectomies; now adorn next year's calendar with their beautiful bodies with reconstructed breasts. During the cancer awareness month it's the perfect time to give your support by buying the gorgeous calendar. On the stall is cancer survivor Rachelle who features in the calendar and will sign your copy on request.
World Organics giving a makeover to a relaxed client.
Crazy Dog Photography were approached by Penny of Ultimate Women's Weekend to participate with their professional photography. This is your chance for a free studio photo, valued at $120. A folio of work can be viewed and covers rustic subjects such as sheep dog trials, country formals, trucks and tractors.
MyMidwives can help you post-nataly.
MyMidwives - personalised care for you and your baby after birth, gave away brochures, pens and post-it notes. Pregnancy care is taken a step further to helping new mums with the overwhelming experience of parenting a newborn.
Homewares included Tupperware, mood mist, salt lamps, gemstones and textiles. A small amount of costume jewellery was of good quality. A pair of shoes from Conf3ss will convert into several colours and styles plus they have stunning high fashion handbags.
The Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre gym and Pilates were among the fitness attractions. Jane Iredale Beauty and Brilliance, Nutrimetics and World Organics can add to your beauty regime and cosmetic collection. World Organics' state of the art products contain super critical extracts grown in India, Africa and Australia. In India, organics are hand-picked and sorted for top quality ingredients such as turmeric and calendula. Makeovers and facials on site will help you and your friends unwind. By purchasing with World Organics you will be part of the 'trade for aid' program. Consultant Karen Huskisson will be happy to answer your questions about their beauty range and services.
Giveaways & Prizes
Showbags full of goodies included Intimo Pop Up bra discounts, free wellness and evaluation, a bottle of water, information on cervical cancer and healthy lifestyles, Arbonne gift certificates for luxury facials or colour consultation, Addictive Scents wax and a sample of Garnier Skin Naturals' new innovation Miracle Sleeping Cream. Nutrimetics are running a pamper pack raffle worth $250. Jojoba Natural lucky tickets will be in your showbag. The entry fee puts you into the draw for a weekend away for two or a pamper pack.
Unique Beatique hair styling.
Bloke's Retreat & Kid's Zone
A comfy lounge area offered a retreat for men to relax while their ladies explore the exhibition. Toys were available with a play space. Families found the exhibition child and stroller-friendly.
Live performances by Big T. from X-Factor are the only musical accompaniment to your visit. Ambience is provided by the excited chatter of ladies and children. Announcements alert to workshop start times.
Coffee & Meals
The Coffee Cart will be operating for coffee, cold drinks, sandwiches, cookies and donuts. The CBRC gymnasium's café has healthy and satisfying meals for lunchtime cravings.
What else do you need to know?
The Ultimate Women's Weekend provides visitors with a floor map of displays and workshop areas. If you purchase your ticket online you receive a discount. The weekend wraps up at 5pm on Sunday 9 October 2016. Check them out on Facebook and Instagram: /ultimatewomensweekend.