ABOUT THE K.I. HEALTHY LIVING ACADEMY

Vegan personal training, plant-based nutrition coaching, and a whole lotta kicking ass.

Health, fitness, and veganism

Here at the Karina Inkster Healthy Living Academy (K.I. for short), we're all about health, fitness, badassery, and veganism. Wanna work with our awesome two coaches? Learn more about how you can get the results of your dreams here.

About our awesome team

Karina Inkster

(she/her/hers)

Owner and Head Fitness Nut

Founder of the KI Healthy Living Academy, 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 4 books, podcast host, award-winning and certified online coach, 18-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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Photo credit: Guy Roland

Zoe Peled

(she/her/hers)

Coach + Community Engagement Pro

 

Zoe joins 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 Marketing and Community Engagement Professional and fitness coach based in Vancouver, B.C. 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.)

 

Currently she sits on the Board for PEACE (People Ensuring Animal Care Exists), is a Vancouver March To Close All Slaughterhouses co-organizer, facilitates events and community relations for numerous local vegan businesses, and founded the Vancouver Vegan Resource Centre (VVRC) in Fall 2018. Zoe has been vegan for 11 years, and an animal rights activist for {almost} the same duration of time.

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 first triathlon, a 1000+ mile bicycle ride in Spring 2021, and (eventually) a competition related to her first and true love: weights, kettlebells, and strength training. 

Izzy Pope-Moore

(she/her/hers)

Communications Head Honcho

 

Izzy keeps the No-Bullshit Vegan podcast running smoothly. She scouts and books guests for the show, and preps them for their interviews. She also shares with our online audience awesome vegan content every week.

Izzy has followed a plant-based diet for almost her entire life and began strength training in December 2014.

In addition to working for the KI team, Izzy is a Main Street Vegan Academy certified Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator and works for Fraser Health as an Executive Assistant.

In her free time she plays piano and fosters cats through Vancouver-based cat rescue organization VOKRA. She is also an assistant organizer of Vancouver Meatless Meetup and is the past Director of Volunteers for Earthsave Canada.

Originally from Bury, England, Izzy relocated to Canada in 2011 and lives in beautiful White Rock, BC with her vegan partner Carl.

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Kaylin Foisy

(she/her/hers)

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, and a Written Communications Rater for CELPIP.

 

Kaylin has been vegan for almost 15 years and loves to find different ways to move her body each day. She considers herself a fitness enthusiast and 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 4 of their 7 children. 

Jess Peacock

(they/them/theirs)

Executive Ninja

 

While Jess has a background in media production, they have also recently worked as a professor in Chicago, and currently serve as ordained clergy for the United Church of Christ (UCC) where they focus on racial justice, queer celebration, and redefining what it means to be religious in an environment within the United States that is heavily influenced by fundamentalism, nationalism, and white Christian supremacy.

A writer and academic, Jess is the author of the book Such a Dark Thing: Theology of the Vampire Narrative in Popular Culture, and has also been published in several magazines and journals. They are a frequent guest at horror conventions where they speak on the intersection of the horror genre, religion, and social justice.

Jess hopes to find more outlets whereby they can educate people on the importance of a vegan/plant-based diet due to its powerful effect on animal welfare, global climate change, and the overall health and well-being of the wider community.

Jess has been vegan for 16 years despite being a terrible cook, and currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with their dogs Riley, Barlow, and Straker.

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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.

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Sprouted Gains ebook: Your vegan athlete starter kit. Lose fat and gain muscle on a plant-based diet.

Online vegan personal training and nutrition coaching. A friendly kick in the butt that inspires and motivates you to live your best, healthiest, most plant-strong life.

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