Coping with the freeze

Wim Hof is bringing his method to Melbourne on December 9 (from approx $279). It's a BYO bathers affair, as the second half of the experience involves an ice bath. Check for details of other WHM workshops – local WHM trainers run them in Melbourne and Daylesford (from approx $135).

Entry to Fire & Ice at the Peninsula Hot Springs is included with regular bathhouse entry, which starts at $25.

Wim Hof standing in ice outside the Rubin Museum of Art in New York in 2008, during a successful attempt to break his previous world record for immersion in an outdoor ice bath. He stayed in the ice bath for one hour and 12 minutes.Credit:DIANE BONDAREFF

Dr Marc is running an Extreme Wellness Workshop on December 8 at Peninsula Hot Springs ($399), see

There are plenty of "icebreaker" clubs around Melbourne, including the year-round Williamstown Mussels in the west; Brighton Icebergers (meeting at Brighton Baths, or, nearby, at Brighton Yacht Club); the Black-Ice Open Water Swimming Club (Black Rock) and Mt Martha Icebergers (if you make it through a year without a wetsuit you're rewarded with your name on the club's honour board).


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