Elly in the Media

Elly's writing portfolio and media presence

Articles, collaborations, freelance work, guest posts, interviews, mentions & podcasts
I am regularly contributing to other blogs, magazines and media outlets.

Please use the tabs below to find my most recent contributions to both print and online outlets. You can also find collaborations, freelance work and any interviews or podcasts where I've featured.

If you’re a brand look for an experienced health and fitness practitioner to support your work, please click here to explore ways I can add value to your brand as an advertiser or brand partner. This tab may contain affiliate links, which means if you click on a link and choose to purchase I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Xero Shoes: In May 2018 I became a ‘xero hero’ – a brand ambassador for xero shoes. They specialize in barefoot, minimalist sandals and shoes.

benefits of sacha inchi oil – March 2018 Sponsored post to help promote sachainchioil.org

Mollyhopp: In August 2017 I started working with the Singapore based clothing brand MollyHopp; ‘body positive’ and luxury active wear in different sizes. See my blog post ‘Mollyhopp Clothing for Yoga and Running’ to learn more about Mollyhopp.

If you need someone to create content for your own (health and fitness) blog or website please contact me here to discuss your freelance health and fitness writing project.

June 2019: The following testimonial was provided about my skills as a freelance fitness writer. This is from a client that I have been serving in the freelance fitness writing space for one year so far:

Thank you for all you’re doing – the blogs are great quality and they’re proving to be a valuable resource for us to help ‘feed’ our community and get interest from potential clients!

June 2019: Started a fitness ghost writing project for an outdoor fitness website. The initial job is to produce 20 x ghost written fitness articles and then reassess what articles need to be written as I move forward as their freelance fitness writer. The initial 20 freelance fitness writing articles were completed by the end of the month and I was commissioned to write a further 40 articles over the coming months.

22/05/2019 – Workplace testing – Top 3 tips to improve workplace posture

Sept 18: Started a project on a moms health and fitness website as a freelance health and fitness ghost writer. I started by writing 3 x 600 word articles related to health and fitness for moms

Aug 18: The following testimonial was provided about my freelance health writer skills. This is from a client that I have been serving in the freelance health and fitness writing space for a few years:

Elly has written numerous articles on health and fitness for different publications under my direction. She has a great writing style that is easy on the reader – and the editor! Elly is particularly organised, never missing a deadline, which again, was something greatly appreciated. – Kate Preece, Aug 2018 (Group Editor, Magazines division of Star Media)

Aug 18 onwards: I started a regular project as a freelance health and fitness ghost writer for a workplace wellness website. This role requires me to answer three workplace wellness related questions per month (300-500 words each). I submit these directly to the client’s CMS.

Aug 18 onwards: I took on another regular gig as a freelance health and fitness ghost writer for an at-home personal training website. This role requires me to produce 1-2 health and fitness articles per month related to at-home fitness (700-1000 words each). I also post directly into the client’s WordPress platform.

01/08/18 – Expat Go – Lessons learned from a night hike in Perak

July 18: Completed the 2nd part of a ghost written project in the health and fitness space (scroll to April to read about part one). This unique project is for a health and fitness gaming app. This part of the project required me to produce 100 fun facts and jokes about health, 100 serious facts about health, and 100 inspirational quotes to help the users on their health and fitness journey.

July 18: Started another unique fitness ghost writing project. This one involves writing descriptions for outdoor fitness equipment for a manufacturing company. The trial phase is complete where I have written a description for the first machine (including how to use it, muscles worked, special considerations, etc). Currently awaiting the full list of equipment to continue with the project.

30/06/18 – Workplace TestingUnderstanding the behavior change model and how to apply it to help your employees
29/06/18 – Workplace testing5 ways to increase participation and engagement in workplace wellness programs
28/06/18 – Workplace Testing8 Workplace Wellness apps to boost your wellness program
23/05/18 – Workplace testing – An introduction to incorporating DNA testing as part of a workplace wellness plan
22/05/18 – Workplace testing – The negative health implications of sitting all day and what to do about it

May 18 onwards: I began working as a regular freelance health and fitness ghost writer for a high profile weight loss website. This role requires me to produce 1 x 1000-4000 word article per week and post into the client’s WordPress platform.

09/05/18 – Workplace Testing – The incredible benefits of meditation for the brain that all companies need to understand

27/04/18 – Completed a unique project as a ghost writer. The project was for a gaming company and it required me to invent 210 creative health tasks designed to help users improve their health, fitness and wellbeing by creating new healthy habits.

24/04/18 – Workplace testing – The best workplace wellness videos to watch on YouTube
16/04/18 – Workplace Testing – Understanding the impact of chronic workplace stress
03/04/18 – Workplace testing – Pushing, pulling and lifting – ergonomic best practices to follow to avoid injury
29/03/18 – Workplace Testing – 6 ways employers can help their employees sleep better at night

March 18: Freelance fitness writer for an Australian website about post natal health and fitness. This month I produced five new ghost written articles for their website. This was a ‘re-hire’, as I also wrote 10 articles for their site in 2017.

February 18: Workplace Testing – Produced a 2500 word ergonomics download

13/02/18 – Expat Go – Nature and adventure at Penang’s National Park
08/01/18 – Workplace Testing – Fostering the 5 essential elements of well-being in the workplace
04/01/18 – Style Magazine – 4 Ways to get more nutrition from your food

November 17-January 18: Freelance health writer for a health and fitness website catering to the South East Asian market. I wrote 5 articles per week for 10 weeks to produce a total of 50 ghost written health and fitness articles for their website.

18/12/17 – Workplace Testing – A step by step guide to helping employees set personal wellness goals

November-December 17: Freelance fitness writer for a mums fitness website in Australia. Produced 2 x 500 word ghost written articles

20/11/17 – Workplace testing – 10 Companies that are leading the way in Wellness
14 ways to create a workplace culture of wellness
DIY health and fitness tests that every workplace should consider
03/11/17 – Style Magazine – 2 Important signs of obsessive food behaviours
01/11/17 – Stalletto Magazine – 3 simple steps to prepare your body for a fit and healthy winter

October 17: Freelance fitness writer for an online sporting goods and supplements company. Produced 30 x 300 word ghost written articles for them over the space of three weeks

September 17: Ghost writer for an article about Singapore airport

September 17: Freelance health writer for a 2000+ word ghost written article about healthy snacks

01/09/17 – Style Magazine – The 80-20 nutrition principle for long term results and an interview with Kelly Rennie about fitness for busy mums 
07/07/17 – Style Magazine – 8 Healthy Habits for Office Workers

July 17: Health and fitness writer for a ‘soon to be launched’ Australian post natal fitness website. Produced 10 x ghost written articles for their site.

June 17: Freelance health writer for the ‘About’ page for a Malaysian vegan café with an attached yoga studio. Website soon to be launched.

1/06/17 – Style Magazine – Interview With Megan May From Little Bird Organics
7/04/17 – Style Magazine – 2 Simple Steps to Help You Bounce Back After an Easter Binge
5/04/17 – Style Magazine – Why Healthy Food Choices Are Overrated
2/03/17 – Style Magazine – Sugar – What’s The Big Deal?
17/01/17 – Style Magazine – A New Year…and a New You?
2/12/16 – STYLE MAGAZINE – Keeping Stress in Check Over the Silly Season
4/11/16 – Style Magazine – Simple Body Weight Exercises to Get You Set for Summer
7/10/16 – Style Magazine – Get Some Spring in Your Step – 5 Tips for Increasing Your Energy Levels
5/08/16 – Style Magazine – Winter Wellness Solutions
3/06/16 – Style Magazine – 5 Tips for Optimal Nutrition
1/04/15 – Style Magazine – Keep Track of Your Health with FITBIT

As a health and fitness blogger I am happy to discuss the possibility of writing a guest post for your blog. You can see some of the sites I have provided guest posts for below. You will see that I have provided guest posts for a number of high profile health and fitness sites, including Huffington Post SA and Total Health magazine. If you scroll through this page you will see that my contributions as a health and fitness writer go all the way back to 2011.

I usually stick to topics relevant to my knowledge and experience as a health and fitness writer. However you will see that some of my guest posts below extend into other areas of personal interest such as travel and sustainable living. You can also see some of my portfolio at https://nz.pinterest.com/EllyMcGuinness/ellys-writing-portfolio/

18/04/19 – Parenting, passports and profits – Things to do in Da Nang, Vietnam with kids
14/10/18 – It’s all you boo – Why you need to define success in your own words
28/09/18 – Parenting, passports and profits – Bossotel Chiang Mai review
September 2018 – Cafe 898 – 3 things I love about cafe 8.98
24/09/18 – Parenting, passports and profits – The best things to do in Krabi, Thailand
01/09/18 – Parenting, passports and profits – The best place to stay in Krabi
04/07/18 – Dai Manuel – Do the benefits of kratom outweigh the risks?
25/06/18 – Rolling along with kids – Cheap things to do in Canggu with kids
19/06/18 – Xero shoes – How to get primal with your fitness plan
31/05/18 – Parenting, passports and profitsThe best things to do with kids in Singapore
04/03/18 – Blog News Weekly – A new approach to eco-living
15/12/17 – Parenting Passports and Profits – 10 Day Sumatra Road Trip
October 2017 – House Sitting Magazine – How to keep fit while traveling
13/10/17 – Total Health Magazine – Chaga mushroom health benefits
05/10/17 – Alibcandid Blog – Lost your way? 9 unique ways xennial women radiate success
August 2017 – workhomelife.com.au – Meet Elly, a freelance writer and online coach
17/08/17 – Seed+Soul – Adopting a Holistic Approach to Health: Absolute Love August
15/08/17 – Global Healing Exchange – 5 Bodyweight Exercises for Anytime, Anywhere Fitness
10/08/17 – Little Kiwis Nature Play – 7 Reasons Why New Zealand is the Best Country for Nature Play
04/08/17 – Consciously Living – My Conscious Living Journey
28/07/17 – Reflecting Beautiful – The Importance of Great Sleep Habits for Health and Wellbeing
July 17 – The Blonde Wanderlust – When a lifestyle business destroys your life
28/6/17 – Huffington Post – This Is How The Act Or Practice Of Meditation Can Help You Center Yourself
22/05/17 – Real Energy Food – The 3 Types Of Exercise You MUST Do For A Great Full Body Workout Routine
27/2/17 – Ocean Fit – Are you drinking enough water?
1/11/16 – Total Health Magazine – Top 8 reasons to choose organic
1/10/16 – Total Health Magazine – Choose organic for superior health benefits
1/09/16 – Total Health Magazine – Why choosing organic over natural is a healthy choice
1/08/16 – Total Health Magazine – Choosing organic to help protect against cancer
1/07/16 – Total Health Magazine – Organic food explained
1/06/16 – Total Health Magazine – Irradiated foods vs organic foods
1/05/16 – Total Health Magazine – Benefits of choosing organic food
2/03/16 – Total Health Magazine – Goal Setting Success for the Year Ahead
1/12/15 – Total Health Magazine – Tips to stay on track with your fitness over the silly season
1/10/15 – Total Health Magazine – Focusing your efforts for fat burning success
1/09/15 – Total Health Magazine – Sustainable fat loss: a reality check
1/7/14 – New Zealand Fitness – Burning fat made easy
1/7/14 – New Zealand Fitness – Personal trainer of the month – Vicki Zumbraegel
17/06/14 – Ocean Fit – How to get good quality sleep
17/06/14 – Ocean Fit – Top 4 tips to get lean and mean
17/06/14 – Ocean Fit – The best workout for weight loss
17/06/14 – Ocean Fit – How to read food labels for healthy eating
17/06/14 – Ocean Fit – 10 tips to stay healthy through winter
1/4/12 – New Zealand Fitness – Sticking to your fitness regime – 5 top tips to keep you on track
1/03/12 – New Zealand Fitness – Personal trainer of the month – Cate Grace
12/06/11 – Ocean Fit – Knowledge, skills and desire – The success combo

I am a degree qualified and highly experienced health and fitness practitioner as well as a regular health and fitness blogger. 

If you need an interviewee for your holistic health and fitness related media project, or a media contributor, please reach out if I can be of assistance. I’d love to hear from you.

As a freelance health writer I have often been on the ‘interviewer’ rather than the interviewee side of the panel. Please allow me to get on the other side and provide loads of value for your health and fitness audience as an ‘interviewee’!

10/03/2019 – Interview with Eugenia Nikiforow about sleep and stress and how they affect food choices and issues with weight loss
10/10/2018 – More than a mutha interview

I am a degree qualified and highly experienced health and fitness practitioner. I am also a regular blogger on the subject.

If you need an interviewee for your holistic health and fitness related podcast, please reach out if I can be of assistance. I’d love to hear from you.

As a freelance health writer I have often been on the ‘interviewer’ rather than the interviewee side of the panel. Please allow me to get on the other side and provide loads of value for your health and fitness audience as an ‘interviewee’!

5 reasons why you'll enjoy AND value working with Elly

Your go-to holistic health and fitness practitioner
  • Authentic, trusted and credible, Elly draws on 15+ years of industry experience and 7+ years experience as a health and fitness blogger.
  • Elly has the ability to ‘sift through the noise’ in order to respect your unique needs.
  • With a willingness to first and foremost help people, Elly will go the extra mile to help you and/or your project succeed.
  • Her skills have been refined by working with a diverse clientele in roles ranging from personal training, group fitness and mentoring, to tutoring and presenting.
  • As a quality freelance health writer and industry expert she will work with you to communicate the message of a healthier, fitter lifestyle in a way that fits with your audience
  • Elly’s high level of professionalism ensures you will have a relationship with open and effective communication.