Rachel's Work

Wellness Speaking

Rachel inspires teams and conference-goers to live healthier & happier by sharing relatable + research-backed tools that are easy to incorporate into your life.  Rachel decodes the “how to” with ease around how to move, eat, sleep, think and feel well. She loves sharing de-stress tools too that are quick, easy and that actually work. She shares science-backed wellness knowledge too from her book Balance: Food, Health + Happiness. She can also share her own radical wellness journey – from unfit mum to multi-marathoner who guides disabled athletes through marathons around the world. As a wellness journalist, she’s lucky enough to interview and learn from global wellness experts she connects with regularly. 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.
Rachel’s Bio:

Wellness expert (wellness coach/speaker/yoga + mindfulness teacher), award-winning journalist & author
Rachel comes from a background of 28-years’ experience in the media industry as a writer and columnist for a string of New Zealand’s biggest media organisations. She won New Zealand’s best social issues journalist of the year award during her journalism career. She still writes for magazines in the niche of wellness.
However, these days, Rachel is more often the one being interviewed by media as a wellness expert, who runs her own company Inspired Health NZ. A wellness coach and yoga & mindfulness teacher, she runs corporate wellness workshops and speaks at events, festivals, and expos on how to elevate your wellbeing. Her advice is always research-backed and highly relatable. She runs retreats to help Kiwis with relatable tools on how to be more resilient, healthier, happier, and to live more vibrantly alive. She has been co-leading the Mindful Moments Retreats at Rotorua’s Polynesian Spa for years with top reviews.
Rachel has found herself viewed by companies and brands as a “wellness influencer” over the past ten years and has loved trying lots of new products out on the market. This has led to her partnering with a number of brands that care about elevating the wellbeing of Kiwis. Rachel gives a stuff about not stuffing up the planet, and as a self-confessed “girly-girl”, she only backs brands that deliver on an exceptional experience too.
Ultimately, Rachel wants to inspire Kiwis to live life more in balance one tiny step at a time. Focus on progression, not perfectionism.
A published author, Beatnik Publishing released Rachel’s book Balance: Food, Health + Happiness two years ago, which includes 30 global experts sharing research-backed advice on how to live life healthier, happier, and more mindfully. The book includes advice from nutritionists, psychologists, professors, neuroscientists, emotional intelligence experts to happiness researchers, as well as hacks on more sustainable living. In the book, the mum says her sons have helped to stretch her views on living more consciously in this world too. Her oldest son Zach is a long-time vegetarian, and passionate about making planet-protecting choices.
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Yoga + Mindfulness workshops

Join Rachel’s weekly Yoga + Mindfulness class on Monday nights, 7pm-8pm, held in St Johns, Auckland. Email Rachel to join. [email protected]

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.  Rachel can tailor-make yoga + mindfulness workshops for groups and corporates. You can also add a speaking element too ie 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, 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 damn good? Sign up for Rachel’s wellness coaching course. The wellness world is confusing and Rachel decodes it all to get you on a tailor made plan just for 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. This costs $1499 for the course which includes seeing/or zooming with Rachel weekly. 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. Rachel can work with your team too if you prefer – onsite or via zoom.

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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