Where it Started

Hi I'm Mike Jewell, a health coach from Raglan, New Zealand. I started TrueLife Training in 2009 after travelling and working in New Zealand and around the world throughout my 20's. Jumping around between doing what I thought I 'had to do' and what I actually 'wanted to do' my path started to become clearer. 

I found the key was to follow what you are passionate about! 

The Evolution

TrueLife Training combines my love of working with people through natural approaches to our health, well-being and sustainability. Having worked in a range of areas from designing/running workshops, to community health, to personal training and nutritional coaching, to sustainability and conservation,  I started to see the huge effect our lifestyles have on our lives and the planet.

In a quest to learn more about holistic health and sustainable living I studied at the C.H.E.K. Institute in San Diego, researched studies such as 'The Blue Zones', learnt from Practitioners, Permaculturists, Yogis, and more. 

The greatest learning I've had has been from the ancient knowledge and wisdom of indigenous cultures and traditions, my most recent experience being on the Poutama Tane mentoring journey here in Raglan. 

My Passion

My passion is finding abundance in simplicity and helping people return to themselves to find we have everything we need within us to live a vital and dynamic life. 

Other Things

I feel blessed to live in Raglan which is such a strong, resilient community. I love spending most of my time with my son and friends and host a radio show on Raglan Community Radio playing my favourite tunes, interviewing local people about their life-changing practices in the sustainability and well-being world. 


Bachelors Degree in Humanities 
C.H.E.K. Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach
NZQA Certified Personal Trainer - Reps Registered
Qualified Massage Therapist
Qualified Poutama Tane Mentor
I continue to study and train here in Raglan – between getting out for surfs!   

My Services

Well-being / Sustainable Lifestyle workshops
Holistic Exercise Groups
Personal Training
Wholefood Nutrition Coaching

There are some great resources on this site for you to use too. These will get you going with some awesome well-being tools you can use straight away - and of course they're simple!

Thanks so much for coming to visit the site. I am really excited to work with you on this life affirming journey of health, sustainability and lifestyle.  


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