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Participating in NZ Armed Forces & Emergency Services ICN Bodybuilding & Fitness 2021 Competition


I'll be participating in the NZ Armed Forces & Emergency Services Bodybuilding & Fitness Competition in October 2021, representing Team New Zealand Defence Force Civilians.

Please help me turn my efforts in the power cage & kitchen into much needed funds for the amazing Te Kiwi Maia charity - helping to rehabilitate ill & injured first responders & military staff.

My story - In September 2019 I damaged my back & developed sciatica. Under the care of an orthopedic surgeon, a massage therapist, a TCM trained acupuncturist, a sports physiotherapist, a yoga practitioner & using multiple medications, I began my five month journey to good health.

COVID19 Lockdown Levels 4 & 3 had me off track with good nutrition & the weight piled on. Late 2020 I knew it was time to get my act together. So in February 2021 I finished my first "Try A Triathlon" event at Scorching Bay in Wellington. I'm currently rehabbing from damage to the medial collateral ligament (MCL) of my knee.

I'm participating in "Transformation".

My goal is FAT LOSS, to feel HEALTHY & to RAISE MONEY...

for Te Kiwi Maia, The Courageous Kiwi, providing rehabilitation, recovery & respite to our people, who - as the result of their role in safeguarding & caring for New Zealanders - have physical or psychological injuries. They enable our people and their families to continue healthy positive lives.

Thank you all very much in advance for your support and encouragement 💚

I want to help because I can & it's a great cause 👍

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Wellness Week May 2022  2 June 2022

Posted by: Te Kiwi Māia

We have been planning for the past year our first wellness retreat where we take away some of our First Responders and NZDF personnel. With lots of help and advice from specialists, support from the organisations and fundraising we were able to take a group of 12 away last week to a gorgeous location for some much needed support and time out.

We are so thankful and blessed to these amazing people who look after us daily, and to be able to look after them is why we set up in the first place. Thank you St John, Fire and Emergency and the Royal New Zealand Navy for trusting us with your people.

Thank you also to our Give-a-Little supporters for your kind donations. We were able to put your funds towards this retreat, and we hope to be able to run another one before the end of the year.

To our Te Kiwi Māia Pioneers - thank you for leading the way, embracing the week and helping shape the support and services we will provide into the future. It is an honour to have you as part of our Te Kiwi Māia Family.

"For me this week was a godsend. I have been struggling like many others with maintaining positive mental wellbeing due to work stressors and have more recently been suffering the effects of burnout. This got me to a point where a month ago I couldn’t see how I could continue to be any part of this organisation without it destroying me or my family and was resigned to the fact that I would have to leave the organisation.

Attending the Te Kiwi Māia programme has had a truly profound effect on my physical and mental wellbeing that is hard to put into words.

I am now more positive towards change, feel more in control of my emotions and actions, more connected to loved ones, more resilient to trauma, more accepting of differences, a greater sense of self worth, and have had a huge improvement in my overall wellbeing.

I feel the happiest and healthiest I have been in a long time which has definitely been noticed by workmates and more importantly my whanau.

But best of all the week has taught me the warning signs when my wellbeing is regressing and effective tools and processes that with practice will help keep me well for years to come. " - TKM PIONEER

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NZ Armed Forces & Emergency Services ICN Bodybuilding & Fitness 2021 Competition

Help Te Kiwi Māia - The Courageous Kiwi by supporting your friends and family who are doing this awesome competition in fundraising for TKM.

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Kim on 14 Aug 2021
Cherry Johnson

Hi Kim, thank you so much lovely, really appreciate your support 🌺🌻🌺🌻 I'm looking forward to our next training session together. Saturday currently brings a crazy high rep range & solid number of sets. I'm sure that sounds appealing for you. Not really selling it am I 😂 xxx

Cherry Johnson
Emma on 10 Aug 2021
Proud of all your efforts so far, keep at it!
Cherry Johnson

Awhhh Emma, thank you so very much for your kindness and support. I appreciate it. Looking forward to that celebration wine 😊💚🌺

Cherry Johnson
Luke on 09 Aug 2021
From Luke :)
Cherry Johnson

Thank you for your support Luke, I really appreciate it 🌺🌺

Cherry Johnson
Harita on 09 Aug 2021
All the best friend!!
Cherry Johnson

Thank you so much for your support Harita 💚🌺💚🌺 xx

Cherry Johnson
Deane on 09 Aug 2021
Cherry Johnson

Thank you Deane 😊

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This campaign started on 1 Jun 2021 and ended on 30 Oct 2021.