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.

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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…

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Spring Detox with Wellness Retreats NZ


September 25th, 2015

    By Rachel Grunwell All pictures courtesy of Sarah Alice Photography (except for the above yoga pic)   “You are whole. You are seen. You are more than enough….