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Inspirational Friends – Alistair Horscroft

  When I heard that Alistair, founder of The Mind Academy in Noosa, was coming to New Zealand I knew I had to get an interview. Isabel Fenwick, one of our former ‘Inspirational Friends’ attended The Mind Academy in 2013 and said it completely changed her life. She says Alistair is a triple threat with a deep understanding of all things mental, physical and financial. This, coupled with his appearance in the 2014 Noosa TED talk event, made me more than a little curious to learn about him, and the way he lives his live day to day. I was also very excited to hear that this trip to New Zealand isn’t just a recreational one and that he will be running a 4 day ‘Coaching For Success’ training program. But more on that below! Thanks Al! – Where are you based? I am based in Noosa, Australia,…

Nike She Runs Sydney

Over the last 6 weeks, I have been training hard for the Nike She Runs event in Auckland and Sydney. On Monday the 28th of April I ran the 10km in Auckland and on May the 1st I flew to Sydney to take part in the Sydney event on Saturday night. There were 7 girls from Auckland that flew over together. We had all been training together for the last 6 weeks.  It was nice having such a supportive and encouraging group of girls to go over with. Although I ran the 10km on Monday night, I was still so nervous to run in Sydney.  I had butterflies all day!! We had a big breakfast on Saturday morning to ensure we were fuelled well for the race and I drank 2 litres of water to ensure I was hydrated. On Saturday evening, we made our way down to Centennial Park in…

Nike She Runs – Week 6

On Monday evening, Nike held the 10km ‘She Runs Auckland’ event. Everyone had been training hard for this event for around 6 weeks by coming to run club every Monday evening and following the training programme. Im not going to lie when I say I wasn’t nervous because I was! I had been training hard for this event but hadn’t trained up to running a 10km run so wasn’t feeling too confident. Around 100 girls met at Nike Britomart in the city.  Aroha from George FM was playing some amazing tunes and Kirsty Godso the NTC trainer took us for a well needed warm up session. At 6pm, the girls faced the cold weather and headed off on their run.  At every km, there was a pacer encouraging all the girls to keep going, which I found helped me a lot. A lot of the time when I am running by…

Inspirational Friends – The Diet Doctor, Moodi Dennaoui

Have you heard the saying “Ab’s are made in the kitchen”? Well if there is one person who lives up to those words it would be Moodi Dennaoui.  I found out about Moodi aka The Diet Doctor via Instagram.  He is a teacher, author, nutritionist, father, athlete, mathematician and Designer & Master of Research Methodology.  I look forward to his daily Instagram posts, they are filled with easy to understand nutritional knowledge and he makes “clean eating” look fun.  Moodi explains how our bodies can benefit from eating certain foods at certain times, the best meal to eat after a workout, how to get lean and he shares his love of carbs… everything is said with a bit of humour and a lot of intelligence. It is people like Moodi who help motivate and inspire others to be the best version of themselves.  He really is a picture of health, the…

Inspirational Friends – Puawai (Blossom) Munro-Halkyard

Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Puawai (Blossom) Munro-Halkyard, an inspiring, talented CrossFit Athlete from Auckland. CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program that was designed to help people gain a broad and general fitness.  It condones a perpetually high powered mix of aerobic exercise, Olympic weight lifting and gymnastics (body weight exercises). CrossFit first came to New Zealand in 2008 and CrossFit Auckland was one of the first CrossFit affiliates to open. Last year Blossom competed in the Australasian Regional CrossFit games.  The CrossFit regional games in Australia are held once a year, there are thousands of athletes throughout Australia and New Zealand that are competing in a previous comp to rank high enough to be selected to go to these games. Blossom competed well enough to get selected to compete in the regional games. She was placed 20th overall, this is an amazing achievement and it also recognises how…

Cliff Harvey

We were lucky enough to interview the very busy Cliff Harvey, a well known Naturopath, Nutritionist, author and speaker who is well known in the health and fitness industry in New Zealand and overseas. Cliff has over fourteen years experience as a health practitioner and has helped thousands of people around the world reach premium health, life balance and success.  He has helped people who suffer from cancer, crohn’s disease, HIV/AIDS, ulcerative colitis, diabetes, metabolic syndrome X and heart disease. Cliff helped create two of our favourite products, Good Green Stuff and Clean Lean Protein and is the author of two books ‘Choosing you’ and ‘Time Rich Cash Optional – an unconventional guide to happiness.’ Hardworking, dedicated and inspirational are three words we would use to describe Cliff. Read below to find out a little bit more about him and check out his website for more information. Where did you study…

Protein Powder – the good and the bad.

For humans to function optimally our body requires two types of nutrients in right amounts, micronutrients and macronutrients. Carbohydrates, fats and proteins are called macronutrients as they make a large portion of the food we eat. Micronutrients are what our body needs in smaller amounts and without them our body cannot function.  These are vitamins, minerals and secondary plant compounds. The word protein comes from the Greek word ‘protos’, meaning ‘prime importance’. Protein is needed to build lean muscle, help muscle repair and recovery, maintain healthy skin, hair and nails and boost your immune system. Protein is made of important amino acids that are the building blocks of human growth and development. It is so important that we are getting the recommended amount of protein we need daily. Supplements seem like a great idea for people who want to have an active healthy life, they are a great way to…

Nike Running Club

For everyone wanting to do some exercise and wanting to get your body ready for summer come and join the Nike Britomart Running Club. Every Saturday morning at Nike Britomart in Auckland City you can take part in a 5k run around the city. This beings at 9am so come to the shop at 8.45am to sign up. You can also come on Wednesday evenings at 6pm (meet at 5.30pm), you can run the 6k or 15k. Come with all your friends and have some fun in the sun! The Nike Britomart store is situated at 52-70 Galway St, Auckland. If you need some new running or walking shoes come check out the great stock they have instore. Everyone knows that running is a great way to get into shape, but did you know that it can benefit almost every part of your body, as well as lift your mood? Running is…

Bertie’s Bikini Body Tips

With Summer fast approaching and four months to go until the end of the year, there is no time like the present to start prepping your body for the beach.  You need to be healthy on the inside in order to look good on the outside.  Personal Trainer and Model,  Bertie de Ronde, share his top 5 bikini body tips to get you looking and feeling amazing.  1- No alcohol If you  consume alcohol on a fairly frequent basis, then slow it down.  Eliminating alcohol from your diet you will see an improvement in your weight over an extended period of time. Consuming alcohol regularly will result in your body’s vitamin and nutrient balance being off and can result in long term medical problems.  Alcohol interferes with the bodies ability to burn fat. Most of us know how large alcohol consumption can adversely affect liver function. The liver is one…

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