• Laura Warren

Meet the Mount Taranaki Ascending Twenty


Introducing you to the awesome team who is going to take on the Mount Taranaki Ascending Project. The group varies in age range, medical conditions and goals as to why they want to complete the challenge. You can meet them all below and see their personal goals.

The project is due to start on the 24th January.

All individuals have been through a holistic lifestyle consultation so have an individualized treatment plan in terms of diet, lifestyle and have been referred for any blood tests etc if it was deemed necessary to uncover any underlying issues.

I invite you to follow their progress, meet the other health business contributors and incorporate the tips that will be updated throughout the program to achieve great health results for yourself too.


Astra Rodrigo

My main goal as to why I want to complete the Mt Taranaki Ascending Project is because I love the idea of transformation. I am at a point in my life where I feel inspired to apply nutritional changes and team training to make it a permanent part of my life. I am returning to a physicality and athleticism that I once found with dance and choreography. I want to dedicate myself to making changes in health and community to achieve this goal of movement and fitness.


Jeremy Barnes

To be the best l can be in mind, body and soul


Clare Rose

There seems to be a lot of mountains I need to climb in my life and so to actually climb our local maunga physically and to actually 'knock the bastard off' (Edmond Hillary's words) will be for me a huge accomplishment.


Evie Christiansen

I would like to complete the Mount Taranaki Ascending Project because this year has thrown me some curve balls and I feel that I need to learn how to treat my body better through eating healthily and exercising.


Nicki Procter

My main goal as to why I want to complete the Mt Taranaki Ascending Project is to achieve maximum fitness, to learn and embrace a lifestyle change with a group of motivated people, and to make it to the top of our beautiful mountain. Climbing Mt Taranaki has always been a personal goal I have aspired to achieve.


Kimberlea Lemon

My main goal is to improve my health and fitness so I can keep up with my dogs in the agility ring.


Chris Ridgewell

I want to reboot the functionality of my liver and immune system. I plan to grasp this opportunity and take from it a more mindful approach to health in general.


Rebecca Dillon

My main goal is to help create a good healthy lifestyle that will also to aid in our fertility journey


Jill Fearn

I want to complete the Mt Taranaki Ascending Project as it has been a goal to reach the summit one more time before I get too old (Last time I climbed it I was in my 20’s). The other reason is to just join a group of like-minded people who hopefully have similar goals which is to get healthy, fit and lose weight.


Keryn Marshall

I want to complete the Mt Taranaki Ascending Project to feel a significant achievement for myself after various things have taken a toll on my mental and physical health. I want to to break-through that rut and take back control of my life.


Josiah Dombroski

My main goal to complete the Taranaki Ascending Project is to have a challenge which will motivate me, to raise my fitness levels and lifestyle. Being part of a team will really help me achieve this.


Emma Croton

My main goal for the Mt Taranaki Ascending Project is to drive myself out of my comfort zone, take charge of my health and rediscover my confidence and self worth.


Helen Harvey

I want to get into the habit of eating properly, exercising and hopefully will lose weight along the way.


Sarah Boulter

I want to lose weight, to be fitter, healthier, and happier.


Tanya Brightwell

Joining like minded people who require guidance with a common goal. Healthy living & exercise are top of my list. Ive always said Id like to climb the mountain one day..... now i can stop the procrastination & with your help achieve it.


Toni Bracegirdle

To find "the real" Toni again through making positive changes to my health, fitness and well-being.


Isabel Bedford

To regain balance and prioritise my health first and foremost is a sustainable way, and to challenge myself to say I have climbed that beautiful maunga we live under! All with a fab group to share the experience with!


Tracey Clement

My main reason for wanting to do this is to increase my health and fitness and release weight so that I can enjoy all life has to offer full throttle.


Jason Matthews

My goal is to emulate what it is to be operating at the optimum level at which our body and mind is designed for (age appropriate that is). Losing weight and improved mobility are top of list.


Jo Wilkinson

My main goal for taking part in this project is to help me clarify the food confusion. I have battled being over weight all of my life and have made some great weight loss over the past 5 years however I have used various commercial weight loss programmes and have come to realise that healthy doesn't come in a packet or a box. I also have realised that I need help, support and guidance to unpack what I need to do to organise in my own mind what nutrition is and how to reset my default settings when I get tired or stressed as old habits quickly re-establish themselves.