Rachel’s Blog

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Rachel Grunwell is the director of Inspired Health. She’s a qualified coach who helps clients to lose weight, get fit and feel happier. She’s also a qualified yoga and mindfulness teacher.

She’s an award-winning writer with 20 years’ journalism experience. These days, she’s the wellness columnist for Good magazine, and also Indulge magazine (which goes on the Herald on-line weekly).

Brands call her one of NZ’s top wellness influencers. She collaborates with businesses to “inspire” Kiwis to live healthy and happy. 

Rachel speaks at lots of events (on lifestyle topics from mindfulness, wellness, to sustainability or sharing tips on how to be healthier and happier). She co-leads the Mindful Moments retreat at Rotorua’s Polynesian Spa, where she helps clients to get that healthy kick-start to their life too.

When it comes to crushing goals, Rachel knows a thing or two about how to do it. She has run 21 marathons (sometimes while guiding disabled athletes) and also conquered a 100km hilly cycle race alongside TV3’s Mike McRoberts. Yes, they did stop for a coffee half-way!

Current collaborations include: Polynesian Spa. She co-leads health retreats here (leading yoga, mindfulness & wellness workshops). She creates healthy recipes for the cafe and is the face of the brand in a series of videos. She’s an ambassador for Pureology  (a vegan and sustainable haircare brand) and the Rotorua Marathon’s ambassador. She is an ambassador for the Achilles charity where she helps guide disabled athletes through marathons as well as being a spokesperson for the charity. 

Collaborations: John West (promoting the Auckland Marathon 12km event). Les Mills wellness hub content creator. Cigna insurance (for three years and up until March 2018)Fresh Start (My Food Bag’s healthy meals), Nespresso (promoting recycling & sustainability & speaking on a panel alongside celebrity chef Josh Emett), working on social media for Rotorua, Wellington & Christchurch Marathons. Lululemon (leading two Mind over Miles speaking events & leading some yoga sessions).  SKINS (compression brand promo). Cigna Round the Bays ambassador. . Just to name some…  

InspiredHealth’s mission: Inspiring Kiwis to live “well”.

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Yoga-For-Runners


August 28th, 2018

Article by Rachel Grunwell: Award-winning writer. Magazine wellness columnist for Good magazine, & Indulge magazine (the latter goes on the Herald on-line weekly). Yoga + meditation teacher & PT. Co-leader…

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5 Quick Stretches For Runners – post run


August 26th, 2018

By Rachel Grunwell: Award-winning journalist. Good magazine’s wellness columnist & smoothie chick. Multi-Marathoner. Qualified Yoga Teacher. Blogger. Mum. The order of importance is in reverse. Follow InspiredHealth’s Facebook page &…

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Why Runners Need to Take the Lunge…


August 17th, 2018

Blog by Rachel Grunwell: Award winning writer, wellness columnist for Good magazine & Indulge magazine, qualified yoga teacher and PT. Follow Rachel via InspiredHealth’s Facebook & Insta to go in the…

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Mindful Moments Retreat


August 15th, 2018

Learn mindfulness and science-backed wellness wisdom to boost your health and happiness. Book into our Mindful Moments retreat hosted by wellness experts Rachel Grunwell (pictured left) and Helena Keenan (pictured…

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