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"Fitness is not just about looking good, but feeling good too. I’m really excited to be appointed as a Westin brand Well-Being Advocate. Westin shares my belief in sensible nutrition and exercise as the key to a radiant self,” reveals celebrity health coach Rachael Finch. “I hope Westin guests are inspired towards holistic living through my wellness approach."

A Day with Rachael Finch

Westin follows Rachael on her wellness journey. View her video interview here.
“I think balance is the key to anything in life” says Rachael Finch, certified health coach and model. “It is possible to make happy happen. I think you can do it for yourself, and I think you should do it for yourself.”

Staying In Tip Top Health With Rachael

Skip, dance and snack your way to healthier living, with the help of Australia’s top model and health coach.
  • Sleep Well
    # 1 Magnesium for Sleep
    Try magnesium as a natural ingredient to promote restful sleep patterns. It also calms your nerves and muscles.
  • Sleep Well
    # 2 Calming Chamomile
    Sip chamomile tea – from about 30 minutes after dinner until an hour before bed.
  • Sleep Well
    # 3 Soothing Bathtime
    Chamomile isn’t just great for bedtime. Use dried chamomile flowers in your bath to soothe itchy skin and relax from the day’s stresses.
  • Sleep Well
    # 4 Aromatherapy for Sleep
    Apply lavender oil to your wrists and soles of your feet to induce slumber. Studies have shown that inhaling lavender produces soothing and sedative effects.
  • Sleep Well
    # 5 Manage Your Time
    To start my day fresh and renewed, I always try to get 7 hours of sleep. Make time management a priority so you can unwind for the evening and prepare for a restful night’s sleep.
  • Eat Well
    # 1 SuperFoodsRX™ On the Road
    Staying with Westin? Check out the Westin SuperFoodsRx™ menu created together with doctors and nutritionists for tasty dishes that are packed with nutrients and energy.
  • Eat Well
    # 2 Nutrition for the Little Ones
    If you’re travelling with kids, opt for the Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids, a healthy menu pulled together by SuperChefs™, a group of doctors, dentists, dieticians and chefs dedicated to educating kids on the merits and fun of eating smart.
  • Eat Well
    # 3 Juice Up
    To power up for the day, try this juice blend.

    Combine ½ cup ice cubes with 2 cups spinach, 2 stalks of celery, 1 cucumber chopped up, 1 lime and 1cm of peeled knob ginger. Blend well, and serve.
  • Eat Well
    # 4 Go Green
    Here’s another delicious way of getting your vitamins:

    Blend 2 cups baby spinach, 1 cup coconut yoghurt, 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks, half a cup of fresh mango chunks and 1 tablespoon chia seeds with a little water until smooth.
  • Eat Well
    # 5 Nutrition Made Easy
    I like to start my week on this easy to prepare Pea, Corn + Zucchini Frittata:
    Mix the following in a large mixing bowl: 2 large grated zucchinis, 1 cup peas and corn, 1 cup almond meal, 2 large free-range eggs, 2 tablespoons coconut oil with salt and pepper to taste.
    Bake the mixture in a baking pan for 40 minutes at 180 degrees. Serve with a smile!
  • Eat Well
    # 6 Eat with Rachel
    Here’s what I usually have on my plate:
    I start off with some fruits and dark rye toast with avocado and tomatoes.
    Lunch for me is usually a big bowl of salad with roasted pumpkin, pine nuts, sundried tomatoes, olives and spinach.
    Try a soy cappuccino, cold pressed juices and some mixed nuts. For dessert, I sometimes go for dark chocolate or Greek yoghurt.
    Eat early, and avoid going to bed on a full stomach. I enjoy oven based salmon with steamed greens and sweet potato mash.
  • Work Well
    # 1 Inspiring Spaces
    If you're at Westin, make use of the Clutter-Free Meeting station. Not only is it eco-friendly with energy-efficient light bulbs and water pitchers, you get an open, streamlined space that'll inspire fresh thinking.
  • Work Well
    # 2 Free Your Mind
    Research proves that cramped spaces restrict creativity. Try scheduling brainstorming sessions in spacious rooms with windows that let in natural light. Or, get inspired with a mind-freeing view of the city with floor-to-ceiling windows at The Westin Melbourne's meeting spaces.
  • Work Well
    # 3 Ace Your Presentation
    Having a key presentation? Pack your notes and set out your outfit for the next day, so you have one less thing to worry about on the day itself.
  • Work Well
    # 4 Plan Ahead
    Take out 30 minutes of your workday to plan your workflow for the day. Spending time to plan your time can help you get more task-oriented and productive.
  • Work Well
    # 5 Be Realistic
    To improve work-life balance during a hectic period, build in realistic goals, such as leaving the office earlier one night per week.
  • Feel Well
    # 1 Reward Yourself
    Get a massage. Ask the concierge to recommend a good spa in the local area, or, if you're staying with Westin take advantage of their in-room service.
  • Feel Well
    # 2 A Pampering Spa
    Get back to your best self with a spa. The blissful pampering will uplift you mentally and physically, giving you better quality sleep and fewer sick days.
  • Feel Well
    # 3 Staying Motivated
    Make a conscious effort to reward yourself. After a particularly long day at work or when you've hit your goals, go for a massage, or go for a movie. This helps you regain motivation and focus for your next challenge ahead.
  • Feel Well
    # 4 A Quick Refresh
    At the end of a long day or flight, I lay on the floor and prop my legs directly up the wall for at least ten minutes. This increase blood circulation to my heart and relieves my aches.
  • Play Well
    # 1 Go with Locals
    Attend a local book reading or event. It's a great way to enjoy close contact with the local scene and its people.
  • Play Well
    # 2 Unwind with Music
    Find time to attend a live concert. The rush you feel in that electric atmosphere elevates your mood and offers you a lasting high. Let our informed concierge tip you off on who's playing in town, when you stay with The Westin Sydney.
  • Play Well
    # 3 Find Your Hobby
    A little recreation daily helps balance the stress of a busy life. Some seek thrill and action while others welcome a good read. Find the right hobby and delight in the things you enjoy.
  • Play Well
    # 4 Make Happy Happen
    I constantly make the effort to schedule in things that fill me with contented happiness, such as playing with my daughter Violet, getting a massage or playing my favourite music.
  • Move Well
    # 1 Gear Lending
    To overcome jetlag, run the city. No gear? The Westin Gear Lending program lets you pack light while staying fit.
  • Move Well
    # 2 Fitness Round the Clock
    Use your hotel's gym – Westin's WORKOUT® Fitness Studio is open 24/7 to fit your schedule.
  • Move Well
    # 3 Run the City
    Run and sightsee at the same time when you stay at The Westin Sydney. The RunWESTIN™ route brings you past landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
  • Move Well
    # 4 Skip to Health
    Don't let bad weather affect your fitness regime. Try indoor skipping as a cardio workout that will tone your entire body from thighs, butt, calves, shins, arms to stomach.
  • Move Well
    # 5 Step Up
    To add variety to your skipping routine, try alternating your feet. On one skip, transfer your weight onto one foot, then back again to the next.
  • Move Well
    # 6 Set Your Goals
    To keep yourself motivated, set your fitness goals, and be as specific as you can, eg. Increase push up reps by 5 for each set. To encourage yourself further, find an aspiration picture to put up – a picture of yourself in a dress you want to get back into.

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About Rachael Finch

Certified health coach, model, TV presenter and Westin Well-Being Advocate
One of Australia’s most popular media personalities, Rachael Finch is the poster girl for a wholesome and holistic lifestyle. Her modelling career has seen her travel the world and her passion for television presenting has led to appearances on various shows including ‘Dancing With The Stars’ – an experience which sparked her passion for dance. Now a Certified Health Coach, Rachael enjoys all forms of exercise from skipping to water skiing, and believes good nutrition is key to staying fit and healthy.

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