The Resolution Story

After Resolution Retreats’ founder Joelene Ranby tackled her own weight and health issues, she wanted to share what she had learned and the passions which she had developed to help others.

Running life-changing retreats for women who needed help to re-assess how they approached healthy living, started out as a hobby in her spare time and has developed into something much bigger, now helping hundreds of women each year achieve their wellness goals.

She based the retreats on the things which would have helped to educate, inspire and motivate her during her own journey. “I needed Resolution Retreats 10 years ago. I believe it would have made my journey a lot easier. Our people are what makes our retreats special. We are real women too, we understand. We genuinely care.”

“I needed Resolution Retreats 10 years ago. I believe it would have made my journey a lot easier.”      – Founder, Joelene Ranby

“Our dedicated Team of supportive professionals, industry experts and caring facilitators have packaged together education and application in an easy-to-understand and realistic manner which filters out all of the nonsense and confusion and guarantees results”, says Joelene.  In addition, she developed a support network that continues post-retreat to assist guests to maintain the healthy lifestyle they kick-started on the retreat. “The result is a transformative effect on guests’ thoughts and lifestyle habits and a clear path forward – for which our guests are truly appreciative.”

Founder, Joelene Ranby


Even before the Retreat commences, we take the time to get to know you. We find out what challenges you face, learn about your home life and family, what your goals and aspirations are.


Guidance from expert nutritionists, personal trainers and doctors, We provide a full-time facilitator who is there to support and encourage you through the experience and assist you in whatever way possible.


What exactly is this weight-loss journey all about? It’s about you, but also knowing that you are not in this alone. You will share the Retreat with a small group of like-minded women who have similar aspirations and are facing similar challenges to you.

Our Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to help you.

Founder, Joelene

Joelene Ranby

Programme Coordinator & Founder
Organisational extraordinaire, nutritional consultant and retreat founder. She works closely with our Retreat Facilitators and Consultants, on and off retreat to ensure our guests are happy
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Casey Mackwell

Retreat Facilitator
Casey leads our Bay of Plenty retreats and is the ‘hostess with the mostess’. She is a wealth of knowledge on health and fitness and has a special charisma which makes our guests feel right at home

Joanne Andrews

Retreat Facilitator
Joanne is a part-time facilitator on our retreats. Not only is she a busy Mum but she is a big proponent of ‘rigging yourself to win’ and is full of tips and tricks for slotting improving your health in a realistic & pragmatic way.

Claire Turnbull

Registered Nutritionist & Trained Dietitian
Claire and her Team make complicated nutritional advice easy for our guests to ‘digest’
Dr Anna Rolleston PHD

Dr Anna Rolleston PHD

Motivational Speaker & Devoted Health Professional
Anna assists our guests to re-engage with the basics in her inspirational presentation on hearts, health and happiness
Nicola Smith

Nicola Smith

Personal Trainer & Holistic Lifestyle Coach
Nicola re-introduces our guests to movement, making it easy and enjoyable
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Kathy Neale NZRN

Hormone Specialist & Clinical Nurse
Kathy helps our guests to understand how and why their bodies respond they way they do to changes in hormones and how we can make changes to get our hormones back in balance.
Kate Berridge

Kate Berridge NZRN

Specialist Obesity Clinical Nurse & Emotional Obesity Coach
Kate helps our guests dig deeper into the reasons why they do what they do and identify the emotional triggers behind body issues
Jenny Oliver

Jenny Oliver

Registered Beauty Therapist & Massage Specialist
Jenny’s helps our guests to re-balance with relaxation and her healing touch

Caroline Martelli

Make-up Artist & Beauty Formulator
Caroline make our guests sparkle and teaches them how to apply make-up to further enhance their natural beauty
Meghan Maher

Meghan Maher

International Stylist, Repertoire New Zealand
Meghan and her Team work with our guests to help them to look and feel great in their clothes
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Magazine Clothing

Stylists, Specialist Womens Clothing sizes 10-26
Annette and her Team know how to make women of any shape and size look their best

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