Whether you fancy a bit of yoga, desire the comfort of some baked goods or are seeking to be a little healthier—look no further than The Welder, the largest Health and Wellbeing complex in the country.
The unique orange and grey complex is made up of six buildings, located on Welles St, and prides itself on being an authentic health and wellbeing sanctuary focused on making a healthy lifestyle more enjoyable and fun.
Inside you can expect to find firm favourites such as GoodFor Wholefoods Refillery, which is deservedly popular amongst Northern foodies and is aimed at sustainable, plastic-free shopping. Two Raw Sisters also joins them with Rosa and Margot Flanagan, two Christchurch sisters, hoping to change public perception around plant-based eating.
On the physical side is O-Studio fronted by Crusaders player Tim Bateman and his wife Laura. This modern wellness centre offers everything from yoga, to massages to ice baths, making it the perfect place to unwind and relax.
Alongside these businesses, you can find Christchurch’s first Yakitori bar, a juicery, two bread and baked good specialists and a florist—with many of these businesses originating from the Garden City itself.
The Welder is definitely the place to be for all things health and wellness, and is a great way to lead a more eco-friendly, sustainable lifestyle.
What: The Welder
Where: 20 Welles St, Christchurch, 8011
When: Always open