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In a world straining under the weight of excessive busyness, fast food lifestyles and gratification, Dr Libby Weaver's message is spreading through the masses: take charge of your wellbeing and you'll shine. We talk to one of the greatest wellness role models of our time, about what we can do to live happily and healthily ever after.
From clean to binge
There’s currently a lot of hype about the concept of ‘clean eating’. But what does this really mean, and is it genuinely the ‘healthy option’ it is cracked up to be or a recipe for disaster in the longer term? Read the full article here
With 30 years of industry experience under her belt, Wendy is pretty much a part of the Kiwi ‘fitness furniture’. No wonder we’re delighted to have the opportunity to tap into her extensive knowledge of all things fitnessy and health-related. One claim to fame is that Wendy helped establish personal training as a credible profession in New Zealand in the 1990s. Back then, she innovated education and on-the-job training for personal training within the Les Mills group. An academic by heart who is always at the forefront of the latest fitness research, Wendy is currently lecturing at the University of Waikato’s Sport & Leisure Studies Department, whilst completing her PhD in the strongly evolving area of fitness, women and active ageing.
Katie Robinson is one of the more energetic and enthusiastic people you’ll ever meet – and that applies to her fitness pursuits as well as the gusto with which she proceeds in her writing. Katie kicked off her colourful career by studying to become a scientist at Otago and Auckland University and added the cherry on top by completing a PhD in chemistry from the University of London.
Katie also worked in investment banking and management consulting before qualifying and practising as a patent attorney in New Zealand for eight years, specialising in nanotechnology. Today, she works part-time for a wellness company, Vitality Works, that helps improve the health and lives of people on all levels.
Apart from being decidedly brainy, Katie also displays an impressive set of physical capabilities, and is known to challenge these to the max at every given opportunity. An ardent runner, she has completed (and written about), a number of races, from traditional marathons and endurance events like the Coast to Coast.
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