The Shift Health and Wellness was started by a dynamic duo made up of a mother and daughter team; Maxinne and Clare Cochrane. The business is fueled by their passion to pass on their knowledge and to heal the world on a Holistic level; utilizing natures abundant healing foods, to create change internally which brings about change on an external level also, using physical fitness to create changes to mood, hormones and physical aesthetics, as well as healing the emotional centre of the individual and teaching people about their own spirituality.

Clare started on her journey over 25 years ago working in the restaurant industry. “From an early age I have always had a love and fascination of cooking and food.” Her fascination and interest in a healthy eating lifestyle and fitness grew when she had to heal herself after suffering through a long period of anorexia nervosa. She began teaching herself to eat healthily as well and to heal her body, mind and spirit as a whole. Clare eats a predominantly raw, plant-based diet as this is how she believes she reaches her optimal health and vitality levels. I truly believe in the healing power of food and all of its abundant medicinal properties.

I am always learning, deepening and growing my knowledge on health and functional nutrition, as such, I am currently studying nutrition, which I plan to integrate with my ‘Journey modality’ training to help delve into people’s emotional eating disorders, so that I can help them to heal themselves.

Clare is also an accredited Brandon Bays –‘Journey Therapist’, a reiki therapist and a Mathew Kenny Trained ‘Raw food’ dessert chef.

“We are a labour of love, for women by women”

It is our mission to kindle a wellness revolution, transforming and empowering individuals to find their unique transformation through optimal health. At The Shift Health and Wellness we cater to your holistic healing, physical fitness and nutritional needs.”


Maxinne has a passion for understanding nourishment on deeper level than what people are typically used to and taught. She is constantly obtaining further qualifications in her field and at present is researching gut health on an extensive level and how this relates to the immune system and metabolic functioning. Maxinne also studies the unique healing properties of the earths super foods. Then implements plans on where and how these properties can be used to heal conditions and add benefits to her clients.

Maxinne is a qualified Wellness Coach, Holistic Health Coach, Therapeutic Nutritionist and a Fitness instructor. Her goal is to truly help her clients help themselves. This sounds so cliché as this is every dietary advisor and trainers’ goal, however, she truly feels her purpose in life is to help others feel the way they were destined to feel on a mental, cellular and physical level. Maxinne’s motto is; “If you can truly understand your client, their personal goals, their driving forces, their underlying health concerns and their current mental state, you can help them on a deeper level; creating programs that they can adhere to, which inspires change that can then become a new lifestyle’. Maxinne also runs women’s only boot camps and designs unique nutritional and exercise plans specially for women.

Both Clare and Maxinne share a passion for food and playing in the kitchen. This is where they really come together. “We consider ourselves culinary alchemists”. The mother and daughter team see this as a unique gift; to be able to taste any food and recreate it in a raw or paleo form. We love to take peoples favourite recipes and create new and improved raw, vegan versions.

‘The Shift’ is a local holistic health resource that delivers a combination of workshops and teachings to help people and educate them how to make healthy choices regarding food, body, mind and spirit via coaching, informative workshops and cooking classes.

For those interested the team also offers Raw, Vegan and Paleo Desserts that can be made to order.

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