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Rachel Grunwell is the director of Inspired Health. She collaborates with businesses to “inspire” Kiwis to live healthy and happy. An award-winning writer, she writes wellness pages for Good magazine, Indulge magazine and Run4YourLife magazine.

She’s a qualified yoga teacher who incorporates mindfulness teachings. She knows how to achieve goals. She has run 19 marathons and conquered a 100km hilly cycle race alongside TV3’s Mike McRoberts. Yes, they did stop for a coffee half-way!

She’s viewed as one of NZ’s top wellness bloggers and influencers & works with lots of big brands on campaigns.

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. 

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”.

Kelly & Rachel

Where to get the best advice on run technique


January 9th, 2016

By Rachel Grunwell Obviously I’m not likely to ever run like some light-footed Kenyan athlete. They’re long-legged; I’m vertically challenged. They’ve got lightening speed genes; My ancestors preferred pints at…

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6 Essential yoga poses for runners


December 22nd, 2015

By Rachel Grunwell “I can’t do yoga”. This is what lots of people tell me. “But anyone can do yoga”, I reply. Many people reckon they need to be “flexible”…

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NZ’s Best Milkshake Competition


December 2nd, 2015

Pictured: Rachel Grunwell, left, and Niki Bezzant, right, with their ‘choc berry smoothie bowl’. By Rachel Grunwell The hunt is on for New Zealand’s Best Milkshake. The competition was officially…

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Carrot Cake with Cashew Cream Icing


November 16th, 2015

Here’s my Carrot Cake with Cashew Cream Icing ! Remember to like & follow our Facebook page: By Rachel Grunwell Here’s a recipe for Carrot Cake with Cashew Cream Icing that…

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Top Tips for Glowing & Gorgeous Skin


November 9th, 2015

WIN Dr.Hauschka Skin Care, New Zealand 100% natural skincare including: * 3x Rose Day Cream 30ml & Facial Toner 30ml packs worth $54 each. * & 2x Hydrating Hands packs (which includes…