Lessons from a Coach: BRIDGET PADDON on running, relaxation and getting real with your goals

Lessons from a Coach: BRIDGET PADDON on running, relaxation and getting real with your goals

In our new series, Lessons from a Coach, we'll introduce you to some of NZ's leading health and wellness advocates. We'll uncover their health and wellness tips, favourites ways to move, and how the have created the lifestyle that they were craving. 

First up: Bridget Paddon from Goal Diggers NZ talks to us about what health and exercise means to her, why she loves being a Goals, Growth & Fulfilment Coach, and her secrets to living a happy and healthy lifestyle. 

Top 5 reasons why guests love Crave retreats

Top 5 reasons why guests love Crave retreats

Whether you're looking for a fitness retreat, wellness retreat, or some other form of health or active travel, Crave retreats provide the options for you to tailor make the perfect escape, just for you. Here's the top 5 reasons why our retreat guests keep coming back for more

Fiji - health and wellness on our doorstep

Fiji - health and wellness on our doorstep

It's no secret that we love Fiji. Each time we host a retreat in Fiji we uncover even more beauty, talent and ways to become blissfully relaxed. While many holiday destinations are a great place to focus on health and wellness, we think that Fiji has a few trump cards. Find out why... 

Top 12 tips for healthy travel

Top 12 tips for healthy travel

Make your travels the highlight of your year with our 12 top tips to keep it stress-free, happy and healthy. 

We'll be making the most of these tips as we travel to Thailand for the next couple of weeks - a trip that will be filled with adventure, culture, activity, relaxation, delicious food and great people! 

Smoothie season

Smoothie season

Whether you're looking for a nutritious breakfast on the go, a tasty lunch or a light afternoon snack, smoothies are a great way to pack in some nutrients and make the most of all the delicious summer flavours around. 

All you need is a decent blender and a bit of creativity. 

What's your favourite flavour? We're sharing a few of ours to get you started. Let us know what you think. 

Long weekend? Time to get active

Long weekend? Time to get active

Long weekends are all about fun and finding new adventures - especially in Summer! It's also the perfect chance to get out and about and enjoy some healthy activity with friends. Whether you're into a gentle paddle, or an intense Coach Rhys workout, we've got all the options to get your body moving. 

Try one of our favourite options this Waiting Weekend and feel the endorphins start pumping! 

 

12 week countdown to Crave Fiji: Week 1 - The final countdown!

12 week countdown to Crave Fiji: Week 1 - The final countdown!

It's our final instalment in the Crave Fiji Countdown! This week we have pulled together a workout focusing on supersets, because after 12 weeks you're surely superhumans by now. 

While we're off to Fiji soon to do this workout on the white sandy shores of Natadola Bay, you can join in wherever in the world you may be. 

Time to challenge our fitness, get sweaty and have some fun with it! Enjoy. 

12 Week Countdown To Crave Fiji: Week 2 - Jumping for joy

12 Week Countdown To Crave Fiji: Week 2 - Jumping for joy

Jumping for joy about Crave Fiji being less than 2 weeks away? So are we! Lunge jumping, squat jumping, burpee jumping and all!

This week it's all about pushing yourself that little bit further, always striving for improvement. 

No need for a gym or any equipment, this workout can be done anywhere that you have a little bit of space. So put on your favourite energetic tunes and get sweaty! 

12 week countdown to Crave Fiji: Week 3 – Downward dogs, mountain climbers and everything in between

12 week countdown to Crave Fiji: Week 3 – Downward dogs, mountain climbers and everything in between

Crave Fiji is getting closer by the day and with all the excitement we're full of extra energy! Time to burn it off with this full body workout that will have you doing everything from downward dogs to mountain climbers. 

As usual it can be done anywhere, with a partner or by yourself when you make the time. 

Are you up for the challenge?

12 week countdown to Crave Fiji: Week 4 - Try something new

12 week countdown to Crave Fiji: Week 4 - Try something new

Easter is over so it's time to ditch the hot cross buns and get some hot cross buns and thighs - with Pilates! 
We've got 4 weeks left until Crave Fiji and this week were are stepping up our exercise with some cross training. Learn all about the benefits of cross training, and in particular the positive impact that Pilates can have on your current exercise routine. Time to mix things up and see real results. 

12 week countdown to Crave Fiji: Week 5 - Easter cravings

12 week countdown to Crave Fiji: Week 5 - Easter cravings

With Easter just around the corner we thought it was time for a treat. A healthy one. And one with a Fijian twist of course!

While we continue our countdown to Crave Fiji, take 5mins to whip up this delicious chocolate dessert to share with your family and friends this weekend. With only 3 ingredients needed, anyone can manage this. 

Enjoy

12 week countdown to Crave Fiji: Week 6 - Marching on

12 week countdown to Crave Fiji: Week 6 - Marching on

Six weeks down and six weeks to go until we are gracing the warm, sunny shores of Natadola Bay for Crave Fiji. And what better way to get ready for the beach than with a solid leg workout! 

Time to get marching on, lunge it out, and squat your way to Fiji fun with this session. All exercises can be done in the gym, outside, or in the comfort of your own lounge. So grab a mate, book in some time, an march one step closer to your health and fitness goals. 

12 week countdown to Crave Fiji: Week 7 – Change of season. Change of focus.

12 week countdown to Crave Fiji: Week 7 – Change of season. Change of focus.

With only 7 weeks to go until Crave Fiji we have another 'summer' to look forward too and are trying to stay motivated. But with a change in season we can sometimes our motivation takes a bit of a hit and we veer off track slightly. 

It's time to revisit our goals, grab a training buddy and refocus our view of what motivates us. Have you ever used your own success as motivation? Learn how to shift your focus to your own achievements and use them to continually push yourself further. 

12 week challenge: Week 8 – When normal press ups get boring

12 week challenge: Week 8 – When normal press ups get boring

With only 8 weeks to go until Crave Fiji, we are getting creative and adding different variations into our workouts to keep challenging ourselves - and to find exercises some fun for you all to do with us in Fiji!

But we thought why wait? Let's share the fun around! So here it is team, the swiss ball press up is a great addition to the standard press up. We have included multiple variations to suit you depending on your fitness level, or if you're just starting out you have levels to progress to. 

 

12 week countdown to Crave Fiji: Week 4 – Recipe for success

12 week countdown to Crave Fiji: Week 4 – Recipe for success

Nourishing your body from the inside is so important, but so is nourishing your skin with what you put on the outside. 

Get your skin Fiji-photo-ready with this delicious recipe from Julia & Libby. Not only do the nutrients in the ingredients leave your skin feeling bright and fresh, but the 15 minutes of time out will leave you feeling relaxed as well. Bonus!