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5 Ways to Kickstart Your Health This Spring

The days are getting longer and the mornings are brighter - Spring is nearly here! You’re probably super excited for the warmer months, but the thought of wearing summer dresses and shorts might be a bit daunting. Never fear! Here’s a 5-step guide to start your summer-wellness mission.

1. Get up 20 minutes earlier and head outside

Twenty minutes is nothing right? Wrong! It can make all the difference, and help you kickstart your health and fitness for spring. Whether you go for a walk to get a coffee, head to the park and go on the swings, go for a run or even sit outside with a cup of hot water, starting the day outdoors can have a hugely positive affect on your mindset and mental health.

Tip: Go for a walk, even just a short one, and you’ll find not only does it kickstart your summer cardio regime, it also does wonders for your mindset.

how to get healthy for spring

2. Boost your energy with spring produce

Finally! Spring produce is popping up meaning luscious tomatoes are on the shelves, asparagus is nearly here and stone fruits are on their way! Change up your lunch and instead of bringing last night’s leftover pasta to work, try making a super quick salad. 

Tip: Throw some cherry tomatoes in a tupperware with raw asparagus, cut capsicum, baby spinach, balsamic and some aoli. Add tuna in olive oil at lunchtime (or keep it completely veggie) and give it a shake when you’re ready to eat. You'll be adding extra nutrients to your diet and avoiding the 3pm slump thanks to the organic energy.

3. Get more vitamin D to boost your mood

If you suffered from the blues this winter, you’re not alone. A lack of vitamin D can have a huge effect on your mood. Finally there’s more sunlight hours though, so try to sit outside for at least ten minutes per day to get your Vitamin D fix. 

Tip: Your skin will probably be super sensitive to the sun after being under a million warm layers, so don’t forget to use some sunscreen, or a BB cream with sunscreen in it already.

Catching some rays at Bob's Cove, Queenstown

Catching some rays at Bob's Cove, Queenstown

4. Spruce up your activewear collection

If you’ve lost a bit of motivation to workout this winter, don’t worry. Now’s the time to get back on track and get moving again! A great motivator is beautiful activewear, so why not pick up just one new piece to motivate you. You’ll be dying to wear your new leggings/jacket/tank top so you won’t miss your next yoga class.

Tip: My fave brands at the moment are The Upside, Lorna Jane, P.E Nation and Kinki

I was thrilled to meet this amazing woman Kinki, founder of beautiful Chinese brand Kinki Activewear and creator of yoga empire K Yoga.

I was thrilled to meet this amazing woman Kinki, founder of beautiful Chinese brand Kinki Activewear and creator of yoga empire K Yoga.

5. Get those niggling pains sorted

Have you had knee pain, back pain or a niggly injury that’s bothered you throughout winter? Now’s the time to get it fixed! Head to a good Physiotherapist to get your injury sorted so you can achieve your fitness goals this summer. Whether you want to run a half marathon, play with your kids more or simply walk up the stairs to work, long-term injuries can negatively affect your mindset and put you off activity. 

Tip: Don’t be the girl who says “I can’t, I have a bad knee,” be the girl who gets it sorted, and start with what you can do, with a plan to get moving and improve. You can do it!

Need more motivation? Join our FREE 4 Week Spring Wellness Challenge Now!

What to do in Queenstown March 2016

Come to our retreat! The holidays are over and you've settled back into work, life and general busy-ness. You're tired, stressed and worn out and you need a fun day of luxury relaxation to rejuvenate you for autumn!

Our next retreat is an inspiring day of yoga, Pilates, nutrition, relaxation and meditation designed for people of all experience levels to live a happier, healthier life. Whether you're a hardcore health nut or just after a fun activity for the day, this special one-day retreat is for you.



Get moving with low impact exercise to strengthen your spine, balance and learn how to prevent back pain


Learn the biggest nutrition myths about weight management, and what you can do to better manage your weight




Learn why it works and how it can help you manage your weight


Dive into luxury at Nugget Point Boutique Hotel. Enjoy the spa, sauna, steam room, cold pool and relaxing lounges

PLUS! Special gifts from The Skin Kitchen NZ, Ashley & Co & more.

Managing your weight shouldn't be about feeling bad

So many of us need a chance to relax, take a minute, and look after ourselves. Unfortunately though, we're often too busy to think about ourselves, and end up stressed, tired and grumpy.

Thinking about weight loss becomes about punishment, avoidance and self loathing and you get fed up of thinking about it all. It doesn't have to be this way.

This inspiring day will give you the tools to understand the main issues that make managing your weight difficult.

From stress to anxiety, habits and confusion around nutrition and food, this day will help give you the tools to make lasting changes, and help you achieve your weight management goals.

The perfect day out with friends, or a solo activity to get away from everyday life, this event is for everyone!