I grew up in New Zealand to a Maori Mum and Irish Dad. We had a big Maori family and I loved all my uncles, aunties, and cousins, and they returned the love in kind. Their hearts were bigger than they were – we just weren’t careful with our nutrition. Whenever we did our Kiwi beach and BBQ trips, I’d be ashamed to take off my t-shirt and hop in the water. I didn’t want girls to see my boy boobs. I had zero confidence in my body. It frustrated me to no end. These years growing up cemented my mindset, influencing the rest of my life. Something had to change
This was the beginning of my journey toward an all-natural fitness and nutrition lifestyle. I didn’t want to be obese; I didn’t want to be diabetic. I didn’t want to be another metabolic syndrome statistic. I had to find a better way to nourish my body and mind. That’s why I started Kapai Puku. To lose weight, feel energised, and step out into life with confidence every day. That’s the seed of life that blooms into enjoyment and fulfillment. That’s Kapai Puku.