Helena Rakitzo

Receptionist and Accounts Manager

Education:
Helena graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Sports Management. In January this year she completed her eCornell Plant Based Nutrition Certificate this is an area that is of particular interest to Helena and one that she feels very passionately about, she will happily spend hours discussing the merits of a plant based diet.

Experience:
Before coming to New Zealand Helena worked as a Dental Assistant and Martial Arts coach. She has done Traditional Taekwondo for 14 years and received the 2nd degree black belt back in 2007.
After graduating Helena worked at IRONMAN NZ and GetRunning as well as a part time receptionist at Sportslab. During her time at the Lab her role has developed into accounts, admin and general clinic management. She is responsible for making sure that all the behind the scenes jobs get done, to make sure that the clinic is running smoothly.

Outside of the Lab:
Helena loves running and is a very passionate vegan, she is also getting more involved in vegan activism. She is an animal lover who enjoys cooking and eating plant based foods, learning about nutrition, travelling and being outside in New Zealand’s beautiful nature.