Rachel’s Blog

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Award-winning writer Rachel Grunwell is a force to be reckoned with: not only is she a health and wellness columnist for Good magazine and Indulge magazine (the latter goes on the Herald online weekly), the yoga teacher, personal trainer, motivational speaker and recipe creator manages to run multiple marathons every year. On top of that, the mum-of-three is the blogger behind Inspired Healthwhich aims to inspire Kiwis to move more and live well.

As a qualified coach and yoga instructor, Rachel helps people manage their weight, get fit and feel happier; individually as clients, or as part of health retreats at Rotorua’s Polynesian Spa.

Always on-the-run (22 marathons at last count), Rachel knows a thing or two about mind-set and goal-crushing. She runs for her own wellbeing, but also helps disabled athletes through events, recently aiding a team at the New York Marathon.

Brands view Rachel as one of New Zealand’s top wellness bloggers and influencers, collaborating with brands and businesses to inspire Kiwis to live a life with “balance”, not perfectionism.

In 2019, Rachel partnered up with beauty brand LindenLeaves, promoting the brand and running their wellness events nationwide, attracting up to 100 attendees. She’s the ambassador for the Polynesian Spa – one of NZ’s most iconic destinations and spas – and also an ambassador for the Rotorua Marathon event, inspiring Kiwis to get fit & enter a distance that resonates with them.

Brand Collaborations include: John West. Pureolology (haircare). Cigna insuranceFresh Start (My Food Bag’s healthy meals), Nespresso (promoting recycling & sustainability & speaking on a panel alongside celebrity chef Josh Emett). 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”, healthy and happy.

lance, tamati, rachel, corin

14,000 runners tackle Cigna Round the Bays

February 25th, 2016

  Pictured at the Cigna Round the Bays in Wellington from left: Cigna CEO Lance Walker, Achilles charity blind runner Tamati Pearse and his guides wellness columnist Rachel Grunwell and…

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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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