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Feel like a hero for zero

Chill the hell out

Make everything seem rosier with a free foundation course in Raja Yoga Meditation or Positive Thinking. These one-on-one and group sessions will have you happier in no time. You can also drop into the centre and make use of their meditation room. Fitzroy.

Bite the bullet for FebFast

If you’re an “I could do that” kind of soul, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is (NB: your mouth is the hole you pour beer into) and sign up for Febfast. Yep, it’s the annual abstain-fromalcohol bender and you’re all invited. Around Melbourne.

Join a running club

Whether you’re a die-hard enthusiast or a gentle jogger, there’s guaranteed to be a club for you – and most will welcome your kids. We’ve put together ten to check out. Various.

Run the Tan

Grab your best I-mean-business jogging outfit and head to the Tan for 3.8km of unadulterated athletic fun. Honestly, the flowering succulents of the Botanic Gardens’ perimeter make it worthwhile, plus you get the satisfaction of passing the distance markers they’ve erected, making it seem more like a heroic feat. Melbourne.

Volunteer at the Food Co-op

Help out at the ethically sound Friends of the Earth Food Co-op – purveyors of fine health foods, tonics and body products – and you’re onto a winner. Volunteers can choose to undertake a wide range of activities, from cooking to fundraising, and will receive a 15 per cent discount and free meal for their troubles. Collingwood.

Accept the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk Challenge

Pound the steps of the Dandenongs’ Kokoda Track, a plaque-lined memorial dedicated to the 625 soldiers that died in World War II on the Papua New Guinean track. It’s 1,000 steps – nobody said this was going to be easy – so pack a picnic for added incentive. .

Do Zumba in public

Ditch the desk and get your blood pumping during this free six-week programme of lunchtime Zumba and yoga classes in the CBD. They start Wednesday February 6 and you’ll need to register. Melbourne.

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Updated on 25 Feb 2014.

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