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
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.


Photo credit: Guy Roland

Zoe Peled
Coach and Executive Ninja

Zoe joins the K.I. team as coach, behind-the-scenes ninja, 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
Communications Head Honcho

As Communications Head Honcho, Izzy keeps the No-Bullshit Vegan podcast running smoothly. She scouts and books guests for the show, preps them for their interviews, and creates show notes for each episode.

She also shares with our online audience awesome vegan content every week, and works behind-the-scenes to keep Karina's coaching clients organized.

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 works for Fraser Health as an Executive Assistant, has a Law Degree from Manchester Metropolitan University and has a wealth of experience in managing volunteer programs.

In her free time she plays the piano, loves to travel and attends live theatre and concerts. She is an assistant organizer of Vancouver Meatless Meetup and is the past Director of Volunteers for Earthsave Canada.

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

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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.


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

Your online vegan personal trainer and nutrition coach. A friendly kick in the butt that inspires and motivates you to live your best, healthiest, most plant-strong life.

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