Hi! I'm Sarena. Welcome. I'm glad you're here.
Some years ago I found myself caught up in so much stress and worry that I didn't feel like me anymore.
I was fed up, hated my body and everything seemed to be getting in the way of me being the wife and mother I wanted to be. I always felt guilty about wrong choices, but had no clue how to make right ones.
So, I set out on a quest to make myself feel better and I began to realise how far out of control I had been once I started to get it back.
I started by making myself vege juices which obviously gave my body what it had been craving and made everything feel better. Little by little I introduced new healthier habits as I learnt more and one thing I didn't expect is how eating better improved my mood, which motivated me to do more.
Quite quickly the baby weight fell off as my diet changed, I craved more nutritious foods and I had enough energy to manage my full life and enjoy it.
A few years on and I've been lucky enough to recognise that my true passion in life is being able to share what I learn to inspire others to feel better about themselves too.
Kia Kaha x
"When I finally gave my body what it needed, it gave me what I needed right back."
Desperate to learn more I completed my formal Nutrition Therapy training at the College of Naturopathic Medicine (Biomedicine) and the College of Naturopathic Nutrition in the UK to qualify with a Diploma in Holistic Naturopathic Nutritional Practice. I now regularly attend CPD courses and seminars in order to keep up to date with the latest science and health techniques - but mainly because I LOVE learning.
I’ve been a coach all my life, first in sport (gymnastics and squash), then in business management. I have completed many coaching courses in these areas, most notably a Coaching & Mentoring Progressive Leadership program recognised by the ILM.
I have a Science degree with a physics major and a Graduate Diploma of Business from New Zealand universities which provided key foundations to my strong work ethic.
Where it all started
I’m a kiwi girl at heart, born and raised on a small farm in the heart of Canterbury, New Zealand.
I had the most amazing childhood. I drank mountain spring water (when the cows weren't running through it), climbed trees, played lots of sport and ate nutritious home-grown, home-cooked food.
My parents both worked so hard and my mum has always been an advocate for packing a lot into life, helping others, challenging authority and not being afraid to try new things. They gave me everything I could have asked for. Now I want to give back.
My vision for Boost & Balance is:
to inspire people and their families with information to educate and empower, so that they can go on to promote and produce healthier generations to come.
If you want to join me and work together please contact me, I'd love talk to you.