Rachel's Work

Wellness Speaking

Be inspired to live healthier and happier. Rachel decodes the “how to” with ease around how to move well, eat well, think well and feel well. She shares science-backed wellness knowledge – a lot of which comes from her book Balance: Food, Health + Happiness. She also shares her own radical wellness journey – and advice she learns from global wellness experts she connects with regularly through her work. Brands and companies that have enjoyed working with Rachel include FitBit, NewWorld, Sony Pictures, My Food Bag, Nespresso, Lewis Road Creamery, several honey brands and healthy food companies, Linden Leaves, Polynesian Spa, Good magazine, Rotorua Marathon, just to name some. She does key note speaking, speaks on panels to share expertise, runs workshops, is a regular wellness expert on TV and radio as well as in newspapers and magazines. She leads events from intimate corporate workshops to leading events with crowds of thousands. Contact Rachel to see how easy it is for her to work with your team.
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Yoga + Mindfulness workshops

Yoga and mindfulness isn’t hard. Nor is it about moving your body so it bends into a “human pretzel”. The essence of these tools is that they can change the way how you move, think and feel. These tools change your very “being” to live better with a different attitude. Rachel tailor makes workshops for groups and corporates around wellness topics like resilience, health + happiness tools, de-stress techniques… to how to start a fitness journey from scratch to uplift your health. Her teachings are underpinned by science, psychology, research, neuroscience, and emotional intelligence… Companies who have enjoyed working with Rachel include a Rotorua Tourism group, Sony Pictures, Gwinganna retreat, clients of the retreats at the Polynesian Spa tourism and spa destination, just to name some. She has helped to co-lead wellness events for beauty brands to tourism destinations, to fitness events. Her events can be small and intimate or she can speak in front of large audiences in an interactive and informative, fun way so the knowledge “sticks”.

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Blogging + Influencer work

Rachel is viewed by many brands as a top wellness influencer who is not just inspiring and authentic, but importantly has qualifications in the wellness field and a rich depth of science-backed knowledge to share that’s across all wellness dimensions (ie not just how to eat well, move well and think well… by shares the “why’s” and “how’s”). Rachel works with brands in a way that best syncs with their plans. She can create digital content on social media and her blog (or for client’s own platforms), she can run FaceTime lives, has appeared on TV and radio for brands, etc. Here are just some names of brands that have enjoyed working with Rachel: Lewis Road Creamery, Naturalea Icelandic Yoghurt, the Polynesian Spa, beauty brand Linden Leaves,  My Food Bag, New World, John West, New Balance, to a string of marathon and fitness and food style events.

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Do you want to fit your jeans better? Do you want to look in the mirror and say “I really like me”. Do you want to be able to move your body in a way that it was meant to move and that makes you feel good? Sign up for Rachel’s health coaching. The wellness world is confusing and Rachel decodes it all to get you on a plan that fits you, your lifestyle and your personal goals. Research backs that if you have a coach then you get to your goals smarter – and faster.  Rachel gets how hard and scary this is. She has transformed herself (from an unfit mum who was confused about how to eat well and think well and move well)….. so she’ll take you down a road she knows well. and how to conquer.  She’ll set you up for success during the 12-weeks you work with her – and you’ll walk away with all the tools you need to continue. Read a couple of Rachel’s coaching success stories on this website. They’re real people who feel noticeably better after being with Rachel and conquering their goals. Contact Rachel to see how easy it is to work with her . She can work with you either in person, or via Skype or phone. She has worked with large work teams too onsite and remote

Coaching Success Stories

“You can drink beers and still lose weight”

– NZ Herald Oct 2018

“Shedding stubborn kilos”

– NZ Herald Oct 2018

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balance book by Rachel Grunwell

Rachel’s Book

Balance: Food, Health + Happiness

Respected journalist Rachel Grunwell interviews 30 experts globally to get the best of tips on how to uplift your mind, body and soul so that you can live your best life. Along the way, Rachel also shares her story on how she went from being an unfit, stressed- out investigative journalist and mother, to someone who is now a multi-marathoner and wellness expert who coaches others with fitness and lifestyle plans.

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