ABOUT K.I. HEALTH
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
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.
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 13 years, and an animal rights activist for (almost) the same duration of time.
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.
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.
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".