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ABOUT K.I. HEALTH
AND FITNESS

Health, fitness, and veganism

We're all about health, fitness, badassery, and veganism. Wanna work with our awesome vegan personal trainers? Learn more about how you can get the results of your dreams here.

About our awesome team

Karina Inkster

(she/her)

Owner and Head Fitness Nut

Founder of the K.I. Health & Fitness, Karina is your go-to vegan health and fitness coach, providing a friendly kick in the butt that inspires and motivates you to live your best, healthiest, most plant-strong life. 

Author of 5 books, podcast host, award-winning and certified online coach, 21-year vegan, and lover of chin-ups (and dark chocolate), Karina works tirelessly to ensure her clients skyrocket their energy, confidence, and plant-based health superpowers.

Karina (or Coach K, as her clients call her) holds a Master's degree in Gerontology, specializing in health and aging.

Learn more about Karina (and what she's up to when she's not kicking clients' butts) here.

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Zoe Peled

(she/her)

Coach + Community Engagement Pro

 

Zoe is on the K.I. team as coach, mastermind behind our client and community events, and creator of content shared with our social media audiences. ​Zoe is a fitness coach and Marketing and Community Engagement Professional based in Vancouver, B.C. In addition to her PT Certification, Coach Zoe has done additional studies in kettlebell training, and accessibility and inclusion within the fitness industry.

 

Her athletic background spans a wide range of endeavours, including three professional boxing matches, half-marathons, Muay Thai, multi-day endurance hiking, and distance swimming. Zoe is currently training for her second triathlon, and eventually plans to tackle a competition of some sort related to her first and true love: kettlebells and strength training.

 

She received her BFA in Photography from Emily Carr University, with additional studies in Critical Theory, examining the positioning and terminology around animals. Her personal studies continue to examine animal/human relationships, which has led her to both speaking engagements and internationally published work (Antennae Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, UK.)

 

Coach Zoe is the co-founder of Ban Fur Farms BC, is a Vancouver March To Close All Slaughterhouses co-organizer, and facilitates events and community relations for numerous local vegan businesses. In 2018, she founded the Vancouver Vegan Resource Centre (VVRC). Zoe has been vegan for 14 years, and an animal rights activist for (almost) the same duration of time.

Izzy Katz

(she/her)

Communications Head Honcho

 

Izzy Katz keeps the No-Bullshit Vegan podcast running smoothly, and shares with our online audience awesome vegan content every week.

Izzy is a Main Street Vegan Academy Certified Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator. She works with clients worldwide at all stages of their vegan journey. Growing up vegetarian, Izzy became vegan in 2012 following her move from Manchester, England to Vancouver, Canada.

 

Izzy has a Law Degree from Manchester Metropolitan University, and works for Fraser Health as an Executive Assistant, and the United Players of Vancouver Theatre Company as Reservations Manager.

 

In her free time she strength trains, plays the piano, loves to travel, and is an assistant foster coordinator for Vancouver-based cat rescue organization VOKRA. She is also a past assistant organizer of Vancouver Meatless Meetup and past Director of Volunteers for Earthsave Canada.

 

Izzy lives in beautiful White Rock, BC with her vegan husband Carl and sassy rescue kitty Buttercup.

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Kaylin Foisy

(she/her)

Coach and Executive Ninja

 

Kaylin graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in English and is also a graduate of the Langara Film Arts Program, where she studied writing and production for film and television.

Currently, she is the Program Director for a private language school. She is also a Teacher Trainer for TESOL, a fitness coach, a yoga and group fitness instructor, an active aging coach, and a Written Communications Rater for CELPIP.

Kaylin has been vegan for over 15 years and loves to find different ways to move her body each day. She loves getting outdoors to run, hike, and camp.

 

When she’s not geeking out about grammar, exploring nature, or lifting weights, she’s in the kitchen whipping up delicious vegan dishes, such as large soft pretzels, cupcakes, and seitan creations. She lives in Powell River with her husband Jim and 2 of their 7 children.

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Your workouts have really carried me through some hard things in the past two years; going to the gym after work was like my safe space and "me time". I started my fitness journey like most people with a body composition goal in mind, but now it's become more about my mental health and feeling super strong. I just wanted you to know how important I think your work is. 

Also, I've worked with some other coaches in the past and you have really set the standard and made me realize what a coach should actually do. Thank you for listening and making me feel "seen".

Wendi

Download your free vegan strength training ebook by Coach K!

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