Last Thursday marked a significant milestone for our team as we embarked on our annual Longevity retreat in  Newcastle. With 47 practitioners in attendance, including six team members experiencing their first day, the event was set to be a memorable experience.

It’s incredible to reflect on the journey since our inaugural retreat in 2019, where the Longevity team of just four at the time, booked an airbnb on the central coast. Fast forward to today, and we have undoubtedly come a long way. 

Over the course of three full days, our time was dedicated to a perfect blend of learning, eating, drinking and fun. From engaging workshops and shared meals to leisurely trips to the beach, we struck a harmonious balance between work and play. These retreats provide a unique opportunity for our team to come together, not only to enhance our professional skills but also to forge deeper social connections.

One highlight of the retreat was the second annual Longevity Awards ceremony, where we celebrated the outstanding contributions of our team members. Congratulations to the well-deserving recipients: Annabel Bergman, Kale Barton-Bissaker, Izaac Hughes, Eleni Bradley, Grace Ryan, Ryan Hebron, and Georgia Wassall. Their dedication and hard work truly set a standard for excellence.

The festivities reached their peak on Saturday with the Longevity Olympics, a spirited competition that showcased the competitive spirit within our group. From creative dance-offs to sandcastle competitions, the energy and enthusiasm were palpable. Who would have thought our team had such a hidden talent for friendly rivalry?

Undoubtedly, our retreat serves as a tangible representation of our commitment to investing in both the personal and professional development of our staff. Taking three days away from client engagements is a substantial commitment, but we recognise that this time away together fosters an environment where we can become better practitioners and a better connected team. 

As we look back on this year’s retreat, we are filled with gratitude for the opportunity to learn, grow, and bond. The journey from a small gathering in 2019 to a thriving annual event is a testament to the strength of our team and the importance of investing in our collective well-being. Here’s to another year of growth, camaraderie, and success!

Want to join our team? Email Longevity Exercise Physiology Drummoyne, EdgecliffMarrickvilleCastle HillRandwickPymbleKingsgrove, Neutral Bay, Rhodes, Five Dock, Casey, Gungahlin and Coburg at joinourteam@longevitpt.com.au to start your application process.

Written by Georgia Wassall