Rachel’s Blog

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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”.

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Beetroot Juice


February 12th, 2018

Blog by Rachel Grunwell: Award-Winning Writer, Good Magazine’s Wellness Columnist & Smoothie-Creator, Marathoner, Yoga Teacher. Follow her via Inspired Health’s Facebook & Instagram for recipes, lifestyle inspo + giveaways.   Beetroot Juice Want to fuel your…

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Rotorua Marathon Real Runner revealed!


January 25th, 2018

The winner of the Rotorua Marathon Real Runner competition has been announced! The winner is Sam Meade, 28, from Tapawera, Nelson (she and her hubby farm sheep and beef here).  …

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New Year, Better You – 4 Tips on Motivation


January 11th, 2018

Blog by Rachel Grunwell: Award-winning journalist. Good Magazine columnist. Yoga teacher. Marathoner X19. Lifestyle blogger. Follow Rachel via InspiredHealth’s Facebook and Instagram. It’s a new year and who wants to be…

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Deep Water Running for Injury Prevention


December 18th, 2017

To listen to a video where Rachel interviews Kiri about her upcoming 150th marathon CLICK HERE Blog by Rachel Grunwell: Award-winning journalist. Good magazine columnist & smoothie chick. Multi-Marathoner. Yoga…

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I Ride With Hame Team’s Success!


December 15th, 2017

By Rachel Grunwell   Ecstatic. This is how Greg Rieger is feeling after finding out his fundraiser has raised $26,000 to date. “That’s 11 kids on the boat,” says Greg Rieger,…