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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: Award-winning writer, magazine columnist, speaker, blogger & influencer, yoga teacher, healthy recipe creator and multi-marathoner.

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

Rachel Grunwell

Rachel Grunwell is an award-winning writer, magazine columnist,
yoga teacher, marathoner & recipe creator

Rachel inspires Kiwis to move more, eat well and to live a life they love. She’s an award-winning journalist, Good mag’s wellness columnist & smoothie chick, speaker, blogger and one of NZ’s top lifestyle influencers. Her super power is being a writing-ninja, but she’s also a creative-geek who helps brands to inspire.

Examples of work:

Collaborating with Fitbit. She was a speaker at the (ionic watch) launch in NZ. Rachel did a presentation on ‘Finding Your Life Flow’ ie secrets on how to be fitter, healthier and happier. She will also lead stretches at the Auckland Marathon 12km John West Traverse event on behalf of Fitbit alongside celeb/business entrepreneur Art Green on Oct 29 2017.

Influencer/ambassador for New Balance (apparel and footwear).

Ambassador for the John West 12km Traverse at the Auckland Marathon (Oct 29, 2017). Rachel features in a series of videos to promote the event.

Blogger and influencer involved in the launch campaign for My Food Bag’s Fresh Start meals.

Nespresso social campaign on sustainability and recycling.

Speaker at a series of Lululemon events including ‘This is Yoga’ and ‘Mind Over Miles’. Rachel has led some yoga sessions for Lululemon also.

Speaker/blogger for the Rotorua Marathon 2017.  Wellington’s Cigna Round the Bay’s ambassador/speaker.

Good Magazine’s Wellness columnist. Rachel inspires Kiwis to live “well” (ie fitness/health/happiness) and her column appears in every issue. 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 including Fairfax and the Herald). Read her travel writing piece in Sept 2017 on her trip to Queensland which was published in the Herald. Read her story on ‘coffee & the health benefits’ published in the Sunday-Star-Times  HERE.

Rachel publishes recipes in Good mag, on NZME, for brands through collaborations and as a Les Mills healthy hub expert.

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 celebrity 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. 18 marathons.

GIVING BACK. Rachel is an Achilles Charity Ambassador (spokesperson for the charity, guides disabled athletes through run events). Rachel has penned many columns in the Herald, on stuff.co.nz and via magazines on guiding disabled athletes through run events.

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 (and survived it for the sake of being a word-smith!): 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 18 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…