In one short year Karina has changed my life, and my body. I never thought my three session trial would turn into such a positive journey. Karina's knowledge and energy around heath and fitness is amazing - she has inspired me to do so much more than I ever could on my own, and I really look forward to each session with her! I would highly recommend her to anyone considering a personal trainer, and wanting to get in kickass shape. 

Nicole

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KUDOS FROM CLIENTS

Everything I have seen Karina accomplish is done with such intense passion and commitment that I knew she was the right choice to be my kick-ass coach!

Silvana

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That workout today was so awesome!!!!
I really feel energized all day and my muscles don't ache (yet).
I think you turned me into a gym enthusiast! Thank you!

Allison

I have noticed my arms to be much more defined and I no longer look like I'm 8 months pregnant. I look like I'm 3, but it's definitely a smaller baby. And my thighs are no longer creating a "whish-whish" noise. I endorse Karina's ass kicking. 
 
Yesterday TWO people I work with came up to me and said that they noticed I’ve lost a lot of weight and how nice my arms look. And my workplace NEVER gives out compliments! Woo-hoo!
 
Sarah

Top notch workouts and an all-round better understanding of what works and what doesn't for your body type are Karina's specialties. When you want results that last, you need someone like Karina. She is both well informed and genuinely interested in your well being. No other trainer has been so involved in helping me reach my goals!
 
Setareh

I had soooo much fun during our session last Friday!  I'm so happy that you showed me some interesting and challenging variations on some familiar exercises.
 
Thank you for refreshing my interested in lifting weights again. You are awesome and I really appreciate your help and encouragement.
 
Anita

It's been really great having so many good workouts to do, so thank you for all your work in putting them together. It helps me stay on track too!

Julia

I had never done a chin-up before training with Karina. I’m now doing 7 full chin-ups with strict form!
 
(She tells me I’m performing them better than most 20-year-olds… I’m in my 50’s.)

Cheri

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KUDOS FROM CLIENTS

So far, since we have started working together, I have lost 5 lbs and feel like my strength has improved and my clothes are fitting better. I have been meeting my goal of being consistent in both my Abstravaganza challenge and my workouts.

 

I have really enjoyed working with you and you have been a huge help to me getting my protein/calories on track, as well as with making working out more of a “habit” and part of my daily life. ☺ 

 

Thank so much for all of your help!

Lauren

You are the best trainer I've worked with and I'm really happy that I found you. You really care about helping your clients reach their fitness goals and you do a lot of extras, like the emails and the videos which have really been beneficial to me in helping me improve my form. Thanks again, I appreciate what you do. I know it's a lot of extra time and effort that you put into your clients and it doesn't go unnoticed by me.

Terri

I wanted to thank you for everything that you’ve helped me with over the past few years. In addition to finally nailing a chin up, I now to go the gym on a regular basis, have a love of lifting weights, and honestly, changed my perception of what I’m capable of. Thank you for helping me show others how strong vegans can be!

Sarah

My best friend said she has noticed I have a lot more muscle and that I'm looking more toned which is great considering I haven't been training that long, but it shows when you do train properly and eat accordingly you will see results a lot quicker working with a trainer than I ever did when I was "training" on my own. So thank you I really appreciate all of your guidance and for the great workouts every time. I'm really looking forward to continuing working with you in 2018!! 

Nadia

I wanted to tell you the big impact you have had on me in the last 6 months. I LOVE exercise now and feel incomplete when I miss a workout. My body also wants to say thank you!!! I have trimmed down and built muscle and strength. The changes are now noticeable in all my clothes, and now I can embrace going into my 47 years of life knowing that we do have control. And slowing metabolism or not, exercise and healthy eating make a difference. Thanks again!!!

When I first started working with Karina I could do a total of ZERO chin-ups. Today I am able to do chin-up reps and even a few wide grip pull-ups!

Carmen

I have noticed my arms to be much more defined and I no longer look like I'm 8 months pregnant. I look like I'm 3, but it's definitely a smaller baby. And my thighs are no longer creating a "whish-whish" noise. I endorse Karina's ass kicking.  Yesterday TWO people I work with came up to me and said that they noticed I’ve lost a lot of weight and how nice my arms look. And my workplace NEVER gives out compliments! Woo-hoo!

Sarah

I trained all summer to finish the 122km Vancouver to Whistler GranFondo cycling race in under 4 hours and 30 minutes.  That goal was crushed when I completed it in under 4 hours! Karina made that possible by providing me with a detailed cycling plan that pushed me lots of different ways.  She pushed and motivated me to change my habits and get into a great routine.  

 

When I ran into obstacles, Karina always had an inspiring solution on how to push through and continue to persevere. I would recommend Karina to anyone who wants to get fit and healthy - she has made a significant change in my life.

Ben

I had never done a chin-up before training with Karina. I’m now doing 7 full chin-ups with strict form! (She tells me I’m performing them better than most 20-year-olds… I’m in my 50’s.)

Cheri

My vegan superhero client Yvette practicing unassisted chin-ups. At 61 years old, she can kick the asses of most people half her age!

Cathy's been an online client for 6 years. She describes her experience with strength training, and how it's improved her life.

Everything I have seen Karina accomplish is done with such intense passion and commitment that I knew she was the right choice to be my kick-ass coach!​

 

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Silvana

I have been weight training on and off for about 17 years and still learned tons of information and techniques to further improve my workouts and nutrition habits.  I found in a short time with Karina I have been able to add new variations to tried and true exercises, and discover new exercises that were easy to learn and very beneficial to gaining new muscle! 

 

I'm super happy with the training tips and workout plans that Karina provided to me and I am really confident I will be able to continue to work out, challenge myself, and reach big personal goals!

Matt

Being a vegetarian for four years, I was ready to make the change and become vegan, but couldn’t quite do it by myself. I Googled “vegan fitness coach” and found Karina’s website. So happy I did! Her guidance and support were exactly what I needed to commit to veganism and get back to strength training in the gym! I loved all of the workouts I was sent, and the weekly check-ins and monthly phone calls kept me accountable! I can now proudly call myself vegan and I’m stronger than ever before. Thanks Coach K! 

Abbie

Top notch workouts and an all-round better understanding of what works and what doesn't for your body type are Karina's specialties. When you want results that last, you need someone like Karina. She is both well informed and genuinely interested in your well being. No other trainer has been so involved in helping me reach my goals!

Setareh

I was a client of Karina's for roughly 8 months and it was very worth while. I had never had a personal trainer before and I was hesitant to have an online coach. However, be reassured that Coach K is with you every step of the way. She provides easy to follow workout plans and checks on your progress frequently. Karina is open to adapting the workouts as needed, which was important for me as I was training with an existing injury. I have a unique job where I work sometimes in remote areas with no gym access, which she was able to build programs around.

Karina kept me focused and motivated while I was working in a mining camp in the Yukon, where plant-based food choices were challenging and my schedule was hectic. Thanks to her, I was able to spring out of bed at 2:30am [K's note: yeah, you read that right - it's not a typo!] and exercise almost daily. I encourage you to team-up with Coach K, and her support and personable touch will keep you on track.

Dominica

Coach K was awesome, and here’s why -

- She was available throughout my whole time with her (2 months) responding super fast to all my questions and my updates.

- I’m a new vegan and she helped me figure out my diet, answering all my questions and making recommendations.

- She’s given me a road to follow through my diet and workouts that I can do on my own now. I’ve already lost 10 pounds even with my crazy travel schedule, and I’m super happy with all her services.

- Her podcast is kickass!!!

Thanks Coach K!!

Randy

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Karina Inkster is AMAZING!! Karina challenges me more and more with each new workout and suddenly I find myself stronger, leaner, and more badass than before!! I joke that she is trying to kill me each time I get a new challenge, but I know she wouldn't get me doing something she doesn't think I could handle. I highly recommend Karina to anyone and everyone looking for a kick-ass personal trainer and an all-around awesome lady to keep you motivated!!

Cathryn

When I signed up to be one of Karina’s clients, I had never worked out in a gym in my life. I was really nervous about working the different machines and doing the moves with correct form. Karina was amazing to work with from the beginning. I was very impressed at the amount of support she was able to give over the phone calls and messages that we exchanged. It was just the right amount of involvement I needed - I could go and do my workouts whenever worked for my schedule and I didn’t have to check in every day (which would have been hard for me with my busy schedule), but I knew she was checking my workout and nutrition logs and that I would be checking in each week, so it definitely kept my motivation up.

I knew that if I didn’t push myself hard enough she’d be checking in to see what was going on. I felt like my success was very important to her, and she was there to help out if I ever had questions or concerns about anything. Every workout was challenging, but also different and really enjoyable. She places a high value on correct form for each exercise, and her knowledge about training and nutrition is incredible.

Thanks to Karina, I’m stronger at 37 than I’ve ever been in my life.

Marian

The thing I love most about Karina's work is her ability to adapt to her clients' needs. As an engineer, I want to understand the science and "whys" behind the workouts she gives me. On the rare occasion that she doesn't know the answer to a question off the top of her head, she always researches and gets back to me with a super detailed response. 

 

She's adept at creating workouts that adhere to my individual likes (moves that make me feel like a superhero) and dislikes (lunges!), and ups the ante by brainstorming unique names for each workout (a real boon to a word-nerd like me). She keeps it fun and informative. What more could I ask for?

Holly

When I first met Karina, I had hit a wall. I was active but still wasn’t eating right, and together we took my [vegan] nutrition and training to the next level. 

 

How I chose her as a coach:

I wanted a female's perspective. In my experience many male “trainers” were too Bro and pumped up, and honestly talked about themselves too much. I thought looking elsewhere would be interesting to break out of that realm, and luckily I found Karina. She challenged me, listened, helped keep me going at times and overall helped create a wonderful eye-opening experience. We discussed many things and I certainly grew with my wellness by working with her. 

 

How online coaching worked:

Working together online was a breeze. I always felt Karina was right there if I needed her and she was. All her programs and the way we communicate is easy, effective and great. I highly recommend it. 

 

My results:

I lost roughly 15-18 pounds and gained a ton of strength and lots of new muscles. I learned to control how I ate, measure portions and overall really get in tune with my body. Everything I learned with Karina as a coach will stick with me for the rest of my life.

Jeremy

Working with Karina was fabulous.  She runs her business like a business, not a hobby. Which I appreciated so much. She has great communication skills and was very clear on what I should expect from her and what she expected from me.

 

When I found Coach K online I had just started an 8 week challenge at my gym. I'm the only vegan there, that I know of, and was getting a lot of conflicting info on how much protein I was going to need to train at the intensity of the 8 week challenge. I hadn't done any high intensity workouts since becoming vegan and I was very uncertain how to proceed.

 

Thankfully I found Coach K and she helped immensely with getting my macros in line to support my workouts. It was exactly the help I needed. I used her nutrition services for one month to dial everything in, and then I set out on my own.

 

While working with her I've gained muscle and definitely have become stronger. I also lost 7 pounds, which I was thrilled about. If I ever need more help on my fitness journey, I'll definitely be seeking Coach K out again.

Amy

Karina I want to say a huge thank you.

 

When I reached out to you for fitness and nutrition coaching I was in very poor physical condition, struggling to go for long walks, and my diet was poor.

 

After listening to your podcasts, I decided to jump in and get a kick in the butt from Coach K.

 

The online coaching exceeded my expectations. It was tailored to my lifestyle and I could get coaching no matter where I was in the world - as I travel a lot with work.

 

Over the 6 months I have learned some great life skills around food and nutrition, I have lost weight, I am constantly getting compliments, and my personal toolkit has increased remarkably.

 

I enjoy the relationship that we have, your honesty and transparency, and your ability to listen.

 

Thank you.

Jen

I had such a positive experience working with Karina! She coached me on nutrition, and as a person who slides pretty easily into the "Junk Food Vegan" category, I really needed the help! Karina provided resources that I will use forever, and really shed light on the nutritional needs I'd been falling short of with very doable solutions that I was able to put into practice right away.

 

I feel much more in control of my diet thanks to Karina, with a clarity I just couldn't find on my own. Working in the world of fitness I've been frustrated since so many nutrition plans are animal-protein based, and a lot of the professionals I've worked with don't know how to translate their plans to a plant-based diet.  To have that knowledge for myself has been transformational, and I feel like I'm a better advocate for myself and a better ambassador for the vegan lifestyle as a result.

 

I'm very grateful for the knowledge, the resources, the accountability, and the support that Karina provided, and I would 100000% recommend her services to anyone looking to be a better version of themselves!

Liz

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