Our CWO (Chief Wellness Officer) Sarinah (Ree)
🧡Tell us about your mahi with Wellness Riders?
I'm a co-founder of Wellness Riders and have worked as a clinical Naturopath since 2008 (holistic health consultant)!
Combining movement, social connection and wellness conversations to improve mental and physical well-being has been a dream goal come to life.
🧡Tell us about your boardsports journey…
My journey began at age 28 when my husband surprised me with my first surfboard (7.6ft) and introduced me to wakeboarding. My boardsports obsession continued when we moved to the French Alps a year later and I switched from skiing to snowboarding. At age 34 I took up skateboarding during a trip to Sydney and the spark was ignited to find friends who ride and vibe together in Auckland. The power of positive visualisation worked as I met the amazing board lover Gina at Snowplanet and together we formed Wellness Riders.
🧡Reasons you love boardsports…
Boardsports provide the ultimate mind-fitness workout for my mental and physical well-being. I love having a board for every season and how they all feel similar to ride. This helps to keep my confidence up year round. I also love how they connect me with nature and friends and for solo time to clear my mind. I'm super attached to all my boards and can’t bear to part with any of them. You need a lot of space when you become a board hoarder!
🧡What other ways do you cherish (manaaki) yourself? (personal well being)
Spending time with my precious baby Ella, whānau and friends, exercising in nature, listening to music, enjoying delicious and nutritious foods and increasing my wellness knowledge.
🧡What does being a part of the Wellness Riders Crew bring to your life?
Wellness Riders has brought an abundance of fun, good vibes and new soul sisters into my life. I'm forever grateful for the amazing people who join our growing crew and our inspiring coaches who help empower wāhine to shine through movement and wellness.