About Us

Inspiring Kiwis to live “well” – to move more, eat well and to live a life they love.

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This hub is run by Rachel Grunwell: Mum, award-winning writer, wellness speaker & influencer, magazine wellness columnist, yoga teacher, recipe creator and passionate marathoner.

The philosophy at Inspired Health is to live life with “balance”, not perfectionism.

Rachel Grunwell


Rachel inspires Kiwis to live “well”. She’s an award-winning journalist, Good mag’s wellness columnist & smoothie chick, blogger and top influencer, wellness + happiness speaker, social media ninja, yoga teacher living a “yoga life”, multi-marathoner.

Examples of work:

Good Magazine’s Wellness columnist. Rachel inspires Kiwis to live “well” (ie fitness/health/happiness). Read a column HERE.

Cigna’s Wellbeing Ambassador (face of the brand/videos/blogs). See a video HERE.

Les Mills weekly expert contributor (fitness/food/health/happiness/recipes). Read a column HERE. See a recipe HERE.

Good mag’s ‘Girl on an adventure’ writer. Click HERE to read about her cycle adventure with TV3’s presenter Mike McRoberts.

Freelance writer (freelancing for many of NZ’s top media titles). Read her story on ‘coffee & the health benefits’ published in the Sunday-Star-Times  HERE. Or read her feature on TV3’s Mike McRoberts (a magazine cover story in the Herald HERE.

Rachel publishes recipes in Good mag, on NZME, as well as in blogs.

Wellbeing expert/speaker for The Mix and Saturday Fresh radio shows. Listen to a radio interview with Carly Flynn where Rachel talks about goal-setting  Here.

Cigna Round the Bays event columnist (published weekly in Wellington-based newspapers for three months leading up to the event). Here’s a column example HERE.

Wellness speaker. Rachel speaks (on panels or with corporates) about health and wellness. She recently did this for a Wellington event, a large corporate company, and for the brand Nespresso (the latter was alongside chef Josh Emett & comedian Jesse Mulligan).

Healthy Recipe Creator – Good Magazine. See a published Chocolate Smoothie recipe bowl HERE. Rachel also creates recipes for brands and corporates. She publishes some recipes with NZME titles nationwide (in print and sometimes on-line too)

Professional Blogger. Here’s a recipe for The True Manuka Honey Co HERE.

Qualified yoga teacher – Rachel teaches a weekly class and sometimes runs “bliss-style” events. 

Marathoner. 16 marathons. Click HERE to read a Herald column on Rachel learning to run. Read a column she wrote on running the Sydney marathon HERE .

GIVING BACK. Rachel is an Achilles Charity Ambassador (spokesperson for the charity, guides disabled athletes through run events). Here’s a Herald article on Rachel guiding a blind runner through a marathon.Click HERE.

Ambassador for Good People Run nationwide running community.

Director of Inspired Health – a website to inspire Kiwis to live ‘well’. This website link is included at the end of magazine and newspaper articles by Rachel.


Over the years, Rachel has reviewed 300-plus fitness and health trends and ideas for magazines and newspapers. You name it, she has tried it: Acrobatic yoga, flying trapeze, boxing with Monty Betham, BMX riding with Olympian Sarah Walker, a Tough Mudder training session with Shorty St star Pua Magasiva… to running 16 marathons and reviewing juicing diets…. She’s interviewed many of the top health and wellness experts and penned inspiring stories on people like lifestyle gurus Dr Libby Weaver, Nadia Lim and Ben Warren. She’s covered health events in Hawaii, New York, Melbourne, throughout NZ, just to name some…