Corporate Health

Work / Life Wellness Program

Call Annique on 0409 900 000 for more details.

Our health program is supporting and inspiring businesses within the community.  We integrate a health culture within your work environment  empowering staff with knowledge delivered by our Allied Health partners on customised topics.   Building a rapport and the trust of an employee will drive the success to embrace a positive culture!  Progressive companies that understand investment in mind and body of their staff results in an engaged and dynamic workforce which equals profit and success.

THE VALUE

  • Improve your workforce, reduce your sick leave, retain your staff.
  • Have a more dynamic team and reduce stress.
  • Clarity of mind increases focus and retention.
  • A positive attitude and moral engages a happy team culture.
  • Open creativity and leverage on optimum performance to make your workplace the place to be.

We have experienced that the value of offering a “health program” to businesses within the community means that we could also support individual needs if more help is required.

A forward-thinking organisation knows that healthy, motivated employees are the driving force behind every successful business. The nature of this program will benefit our “sedentary lifestyles and an ageing workforce” which is a growing threat to business performance so to invest in your most valuable asset – “your people” becomes of greater importance

OUR APPROACH

ABODY’s unique approach is based on the principle that any health program should be done for and with your employees being a “co-create” approach thus aligning with your business philosophy and values, taking a holistic approach to the program. We have designed the program by integrating the “mind & body” with services for your complete support.  Through information sessions that can be scheduled during lunch hours across a variety of topics ie. diet & nutrition, posture, using your mind effectively, carrying out regular weekly fitness regimes like yoga & pilates can compliment a well balanced health program.

ABODY and our community based Allied Health partners are enthusiastic to support you through your tailored health program journey, so lets get started.


IMG_7100ANNIQUE LANE

Founder of ABODY Wellness Studio is truly passionate about the benefits of health and wellness. Being a mother of two and able to balance her professional as well as personal life is in itself inspiring. Annique is no stranger to the corporate world with her background in Business Marketing, Manufacturing/Wholesale she commenced her career in Australia with a pioneering manufacturer and distributor Fantastic, renowned for innovation across the toy, sporting and lifestyle products.  She then represented the product development house for Welfull International Hong Kong (an Award winning Global Supplier) and was a consultant with major retailers including: Myer, Target, JB Hi Fi, Kmart and Officeworks, USA, DSG to list a few.
Married to a true entrepreneur, they have synergy and own many extremely successful business’s around Melbourne  (in hair/beauty, spa & hospitality) and between them employ over 200 staff.  She experiences as well as perceives the difficulties employees as well as employers may face when handling a work/life balance, personal wellbeing and sustaining the best company culture for performance. Annique has experienced first hand these difficulties and had to really take a hard look at her life and make necessary changes.

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Now in her late 40’s Annique is testimony to living her passion. Her fitness qualifications and vision has enabled her to innovate a wellness regime exclusive to her studio.

Inspired by her fathers motto, ‘If you don’t have your health, what do you have?’  It is her goal in life to educate and encourage all employees and employers to learn how important their health and wellbeing is in order to work at their optimal level.  Therefore she has devised a “Wellbeing Program” scientifically supported to bring awareness to current health issues and preventions. Her team of Allied Health partners delivers the customized programme to provide you with the reassurance that by participating you are making a life changing investment in yourself that will empower and enable the work environment to operate at the best possible level of performance!


OUR TEAM

Bianca_colourBIANCA POTENTA

Naturopath
Practitioner of VLA Program

As a holistic health practitioner, Bianca BHSc(Nat), Cert IV (Mas), believes in blending naturopathic skills with today’s scientific research, technology and diagnostic tests to help clients understand the cause of their condition. Many clients reach out to her for support in menopause & andropause, healthy body composition, cardio vascular disease, weight loss, pre-diabetes and preventative health. Motivating, encouraging and educating her clients to help them discover the power of preventative medicine, and how practicing to balance your life can maintain your physical and mental youth. Bianca’s is also an experienced speaker and has lead many corporate events to bring awareness in current health issues. Bianca’s mission is “to take a caring, holistic, and scientific approach to each client’s case and to create a personalised programme that suits their needs and capabilities”.

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VLA
Vitality, Longevity and Healthy Ageing

How do I achieve Vitality, Longevity and Healthy Ageing?
Your Practitioner is one of a select group of Healthcare Professionals who have received extensive training in maximising healthy ageing and improving vitality, making them ideally suited to help you achieve your goals. Your Practitioner uses a scientifically validated test known as Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA), which assists them to design a program specifically for your needs. Nutritional supplements, exercise recommendations and dietary advice will be provided, giving your body the building blocks for maximum health and energy.

What is Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA)?
BIA is a science that was originally developed for monitoring patients after surgery in a hospital setting. Your Practitioner will connect leads to your hands and feet and pass a low voltage electrical current through your body. This is safe and painless, and provides your Practitioner with insight into aspects of your health such as how much fat and muscle that you have in your body. BIA can also help your Practitioner to monitor your cellular health and energy levels.

People who may benefit from the Vitality, Longevity and Healthy Ageing program include those who want to:

  • Manage their body composition effectively
  • Increase muscle tone and fitness
  • Support energy levels
  • Support healthy ageing
  • Support the nutrition and health of their body

What will I receive?
You will be will assed, using a range of professional clinical tools and then provide you with a complete Wellness program to help you achieve your wellness goals. They will also monitor your results over time, so that you can see how your health is improving. Your health is your greatest asset – discuss what you can do to optimise this with your Practitioner today.


DR DION NOWOWEISKI

Psychologist 

Dr.Nowoweiski is a registered psychologist and received a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) from Deakin University. He has been practicing since 2007 and worked in both public and private health settings. His clinical work is focused on helping people better understand the impact that emotions have on them and how to use their emotions to improve their relationships by understanding the meaning of their emotions and to overcome patterns established over long periods that prevent people from experiencing the full benefit of being emotionally open and honest.

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He has also conducted research into the areas of anxiety, eating disorders, and child maltreatment. He provides training and supervision to other psychologists and health professionals and has received advanced training in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) under the guidance of Dr Allan Abbass in Halifax, Canada.

He has worked in several organisations that have undergone significant organisational changes and has been a part of the teams that have helped workers and organisations understand the impact of change and how to address the complexities that these situations can often come with. He has a strong interest in helping people working in organisations learn to navigate the complexities of managing multiple relationships and competing interests and has developed his skills in this area based on personal experience and professional education.


HAMID SOTDUNZADEHMIS

Physiotherapist

Hamid Sotounzadehmis committed to improving his own knowledge and skills according to current best evidence based practice in line with the Biopsychosocial model in order to ensure he provides his clients with optimal care in their recovery. This holistic approach encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and management of pain, disorders of human movement and optimisation of functional movements with careful consideration of both psychological and social components.

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He has a long and impressive professional career in sport; both as an athlete (Taekwondo) and a physiotherapist.
Hamid’s qualifications are:
Master of Sports Physiotherapy, (Latrobe University) current,Master of Physiotherapy (University of Sydney), Bachelor of Human Movement and Exercise Science (Victoria University), Diploma of Sports Coaching (Victoria University), Certificate Ill & IV Fitness Instruction (Box Hill TAFE).

His current study will further refine his expertise in Sports physiotherapy, enhance his in-depth knowledge of principles of injury prevention and develop his expertise in tennis biomechanics and physiology. He is also a qualified Physio Pilates instructor with Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute.


LISA MIDDLETON

Dietician

Lisa has an extensive nutrition background and qualifications, including a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement, a Masters degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, a Graduate Certificate of Sports Nutrition and Certificate IV in Fitness. Lisa is currently a lecturer at Victoria University, lectured at Deakin University for five years and is the past President of Sports Dietitians Australia.

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Thoroughly passionate about all aspects of nutrition and health, Lisa is on a mission to share her message with as many individuals and sports teams as possible through speaking engagements, media commentary and private consultation.

Lisa is an experienced speaker and lecturer and her engaging and anecdotal style is in high demand. Lisa also brings with her a personal history in competitive sport is a university qualified personal trainer.

Lisa is the author of Eat For Your Life and a guest dietitian at SEN sports radio in Melbourne. Lisa also provides regular media comments and contributions for industry magazines including Runners World and Mens Health, mainstream newspapers The Age and Herald Sun and television news and current affair programs.

Lisa Middleton is also one of Australia’s most experienced Sports Dietitians. After 15 years spent advising some of the nation’s most elite athletes, Lisa is an expert on reaching optimum levels of performance in sport.


DR LISA BRENNAN

Osteopath

Lisa has recently returned to her hometown of Melbourne after spending the last five years in Brisbane. In Brisbane, Lisa owned and operated the Paddington Osteopathic Clinic which was an incredibly successful business. She was not only well regarded amongst other health professionals, but received many referrals from patients because of her professional and caring nature.

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She prides herself on not just providing a thorough treatment addressing the presenting symptoms, but also working with the patient to uncover the specific cause of the problem. She believes that pain does not just simply happen and that something usually causes it. The key to recovery is ascertaining exactly what is causing the issues, be it behavioural, postural, ergonomic or traumatic; and educating in language that the patient understands. She enjoys the challenges of long standing issues, has a particular interest in the lower back and pelvis and believes that education is the key to better health.

Lisa tailors her treatments to each patient and utilises a combination of the more direct structural techniques combined with the gentler OCF techniques to achieve the most effective treatment. She is experienced in treating children (aged 3 and more) up to adults, sports people to desk workers. She uses a biomechanical approach to diagnosis and treatment.

After completing a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Melbourne, Lisa continued her interest in health sciences and commenced a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Masters of Osteopathy at RMIT University. Osteopathy was a natural progression for Lisa given her respect and fascination for the human body and its resiliency.


SUSIE MIONI

Yoga/Mindfulness 

Susie began Yoga in 2002 to help correct her body alignment and relieve back pain that had been a recurring issue since her teen years. However, it wasn’t long before she realised the benefits of yoga to be far reaching; her general well-being improved, she felt more comfortable with herself. She loves sharing her yoga knowledge, helping others to enjoy the myriad of benefits that yoga delivers.

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Susie resigned from a full time secondary teaching position of 19 years as she followed her passion to her new career path focusing on teaching yoga.

Her first teacher training, in 2008, was based on the Iyengar style and in 2014 completed Level 1 Byron Yoga Centre training focussed on the Purna style. She teaches Hatha yoga with Iyengar precision and alignment, but over the years has incorporated other styles to end up with her own blend of yoga including breathing exercises and meditation techniques.

Susie firmly believes that the yoga works for you at any level; therefore, modifications, adjustments and props are used.

In 2011 Susie completed a Health Coaching course by Lifestyle Management Australia, a holistic approach to helping others examine and evaluate their general sense of wellbeing giving people confidence to make changes, to realise their dreams, wishes and goals. Susie has also studied a variety of meditation techniques and philosophies and values highly the ability to focus on stillness, even for a brief few minutes, in the course of a hectic day.


PIA MAGANOV

Pilates/Alignment

Pia has a Bachelor of Science from Monash University and a Diploma in Training and Assessment. She is a qualified Level 4 APMA Pilates instructor, which means she has taught over 7,500 hours of Pilates. Also has a Personal Trainer (Certificate Ill and IV). Since starting ballet at the age of 8, Pia Maganov has been studying and discovering how the body holds form with a particular passion for the elements of good posture and movement.

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Pia has worked with people from different walks of life to reduce and even eliminate back pain, scoliosis, kyphosis and other postural conditions. Her keen eye for detail and excellent understanding of the human condition leads the way to a stronger, more aligned and healthier body. For those who want the best of themselves at the office, on the field, in the gym and at home, Pia is exceptional at leading you to achieve your highest quality of efficient movement and balancing the body through exercise and stretching techniques.

JO GNIEL

Counsellor

Jo Gniel is a Counsellor, Educator  and the founder of Landscape of Life; dedicated to building human connection; helping people create healthy relationships and well-being in all aspects of life.

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Not so long ago, Jo could be found walking the boards of a global giant as an innovation and change leader. Since leaving the theatre of corporate life Jo has been driven by a desire to have a positive impact on the lives of others, contributing her business know ledge, practical approaches to wellbeing and love of collaboration within the wider community. She has contributed to a range of projects and programs for organisation including Breast Cancer Network Australia (www.bcna.org.au), BreaCan (www.breacan.org.au), Olivia Newton John Cancer & Wellness Centre (www.oliviaappeal.com) and Sacred Heart Mission.

Jo has also expanded her professional toolkit with qualifications in Bio-Medical Science, Counselling and Psychology and professional development in the field of couples and family relationships at the Bouverie Centre, Williams Road Family Therapy, Step Families Australia, Relationships Australia and the Australian Psychology Society.

Today Jo integrates the paradigms and practices of modern psychology and neuroscience, Western relational psychology and Eastern contemplative practice to help people develop a better understanding of themselves and others, navigate the challenges and transitions of life and live a more wholehearted life.


AIDEN RICH

Physiotherapist

Aidan’s approach to treating Sports Medicine conditions involves education to the patient regarding the nature of their diagnosis, as well as empowering them with the best methods to return to their normal level of function as soon as possible. This is achieved with a Sports Medicine model, with rehabilitation a focus of treatment with adjunctive methods such as joint mobilisation, massage and shockwave therapy used in specific situations.

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Aidan has an interest in sports medicine, in particular with hip, groin and tendon pain. Additionally Aidan enjoys treating injuries in runners and triathletes as this is where his own sporting interests lie.

Working across two multidisciplinary clinics, Aidan has experience working with a wide variety of medical professionals, such as Sports Physicians, podiatrists and orthopaedic surgeons. This enables him to stay up to date with the latest treatment modalities and innovations to enable clients to recover as quickly as possible and prevent further injuries.


NINA SHAYAN

Life Coach/Counsellor

Nina Shayan an Executive Coach with a wealth of experience in assisting clients in reaching their professional and personal goals. A certified NLP Master Practitioner, Life Coach, Eriksonian Hypnotherapist and Counsellor. Apart from her training, she has studied in the field of psychology and personal development for over a decade. She is passionate about mindfulness, creativity, consciousness and living an authentic life, being true to who you are! Specialising in facilitating clients to overcome all forms of anxiety and performance anxiety.

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A complete recovery from anxiety is possible, no matter how acute or chronic the condition is. It takes only a number of sessions to remove all the emotional and habitual patterns behind anxiety. Her heart’s purpose is to help people to overcome the obstacles that prevent them from living happy, purposeful lives guiding those to awaken to their own awareness, healing and equip them with tools to conquer their anxiety. Because I have experienced debilitating anxiety myself and have overcome it, I am committed to help others overcome their anxiety. Then they can live healthy normal lives and perhaps through connecting to their own BRAVE HEART, live a life they have always dreamed of!