Be Well

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6 Roche St, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122
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Live younger, longer.

Be Well is your partner for achieving health that lasts a lifetime.

Our Vision

Waking up each morning, your body rested, limber and energised. Your mind clear, calm, even serene. Feeling grateful and eager for the day ahead.

Enjoying the day’s pleasures, tackling challenges with ease, getting things done, and achieving goals.

Relating to loved ones, colleagues, and everyone you meet, with grace and laughter.

Taking time for self-care, in spaces and with people that nurture and support you.

Falling asleep each night, mind and body ready for a well deserved rest, feeling deeply satisfied by a day well lived.

That is the vision we have for the Members of Be Well, today, and well into their 90s.

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Our Mission

Change the way we age.

At Be Well, we are serious about changing the way we age.

The science is in: we can slow, halt and even reverse our biological clock. We can 5, 10, 15 years younger than our birthdays tell us.

A 30 year-old is able to slow the ageing process, and so is a 90-year-old. It’s never too early or too late to start. The best time to start is: now.

When we don’t look after ourselves properly, we end up chronically ill, frail, prone to sickness, dependant, and usually miserable for 10-20 years, and die before our time.

By following the Be Well Method, Members change the way they age and may achieve lifelong health and wellbeing by: extending their health-span (years of healthy living; life-span (years of life); and, quality of life (years of high functioning).

There are no guarantees against accidents, genetic constraints or bad luck, but what is guaranteed is that failing to look after ourselves properly always results in poor health and wellbeing.

Our promise

We promise to do our best to provide you a premium service, using the latest technology and drawing on ancient wisdom, that enables you to transform your lifestyle.

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Our quest for good health.
The Co-Founder's Story

His heart attack didn’t kill him - but it should have

David was:
highly stressed,
and a smoker.

So when his heart attack struck he and Jan were shocked and upset, but not surprised.

Things had to change.

After David got out of hospital with a stent in his chest – we knew things had to change.

We used to be fit when we were younger, and then intermittently. But too much food (good and bad), alcohol, not enough exercise, along with life stage changes – menopause! – and work stress were slowly taking their toll.

We delved into the extensive literature on the science of how to age well. We discovered ageing is not inevitable, in fact just the opposite. You can age well if you know what and how to do it.

The ‘secret’? The best medicine available to human beings is our lifestyles. Use our lifestyles as our medicine, and profound health and wellbeing is the inevitable result.

So we shook up our lifestyle, started getting active, and became much healthier. We went to yoga here, Pilates there, gyms somewhere else, saunas and Tai Chi somewhere else, the odd health retreat and spa, and joined meditation groups.

The problem was – it took so much time, effort and money.
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Explore Be Well Hawthorn: Unveiling Our Story

Enter Be Well

We began to imagine a single destination where we were shown how to extend our healthspan and lifespan. A place with expertise and equipment, facilities and services, to enable us to gain – and sustain – excellent health and wellbeing.

Happily, we found several places just like that: residential lifestyle health retreats, many in Queensland, where we would go for a week or 10 days (at considerable expense). Each time, we left feeling a lot better, with a renewed commitment to living well.

But gradually, over the following weeks, we found ourselves sliding back to previous habits and routines. All too soon, we were feeling like our old selves, literally. Context, we learned, shapes behaviour.

We realised that we needed an urban health retreat. An everyday place, nearby, that provided the suite of self-care options we had come to value. With a community of like-minded people who also wanted to live younger, longer, better lives.

So we created Be Well Hawthorn.

We warmly invite you to join us now and enter Be Well.

Our Team

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General Manager

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Senior Physiotherapist

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Assistant Manager

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Operations Manager

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Be Well Keeper

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Be Well Keeper

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Remedial Massage

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Dr Kate O’Brien

Clinical Psychologist

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Therapeutic Masseuse

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Senior Master Chin Min

Tai Chi and Qigong Senior Instructor

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Yoga Teacher

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Yoga Teacher

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Sound Bath Practitioner

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