Chemist Warehouse Catalogue - 04/08-16/08/2023 (Page 4)

wellness this th kicking goods dan carter from philanthropy to inspiring others and legend dan carter has never been more passionate about life words bianca carmona |e's a household name in rugby international sporting superstar the three-time world rugby player of concedes retiring from almost 20 years of professional competition was challenging but ultimately rewarding "my purpose before hanging up my boots was to be the best rugby player says during his cover shoot for the house of wellness my purpose? you've got to work out professional rugby player." off a powerful "repurposing" process that revealed one clear theme his obsession for winning the new zealand champion wants to share that knowledge and experience gained as a successful athlete to inspire and help others it has led him to write a book titled month and is a deep dive into leadership strength and resilience the 41-year-old has also been involved chemist warehouse "all my mates call me dc," dan says while the number 10 represents the jersey he wore for much of his career dan remembers as a youngster secretly trying on his father's aftershave "i'd see him putting on old spice," in the movie home alone "it was burning my face i was far too young; i wasn't even shaving - but that's what my father did." dan describes his debut scent as fresh and masculine "a fragrance with a real sporting theme just seemed to make sense," he says he enlisted the help of family and friends to come up with a shortlist of fragrances before selecting the one that stood out most to him the new zealand chemist warehouse ambassador is no stranger to the he says of his daily regimen of moisturising and sunscreen "i like to finish with a bit of fragrance sharing life lessons while dan enjoys developing new projects his biggest joy is being a dad herself a former international hockey player while his saturdays are spent "playing are a different story "sunday is my favourite day because you look at the calendar and there's actually nothing in there," he says the family like to spend sunday their beloved dog herbie or hiking along one of auckland's many trails from mt hobson to mt wellington to one tree hill afternoons are spent playing with his children in the back yard "my two oldest boys are right into soccer," dan says "it's challenging me i'm not a soccer player and i'm not very good at it "so i'm getting a few hidings in the back yard from my kids at the moment." it may be a long way from his international sporting days he was part of the world cup-winning teams in 2011 and 2015 but dan is keen to pass on the the importance of mental strength enjoy the pressure or big moments "your mind starts drifting off to 'there's but over the years has learnt to accept and even lean into that pressure oxo go behind the scenes of our cover shoot