Karina V | Fitness and Wellness Professional

  Karina V Wellness and Fitness Instructor

Karina is a founding trainer at Barry's Bootcamp Canada, a certified holistic nutritionist and the co-founder of Fit Escapes. She loves Italy and Bali and is hoping to travel to South America next! Read on to find out more about Karina.

How do you describe what you do?

I am a full-time fitness/wellness professional. I am the founding trainer at Barry's Bootcamp Canada, a certified holistic nutritionist and co-founder of a travel company called Fit Escapes. I love create programs that allow me to engage with my community and collectively work on living a healthy, balanced lifestyle.


What’s the first thing you do in the morning?

Before I check my phone or emails I sip on hot water with lemon and do a mini mediation/journal session to set the tone for the day! 


Where is your favourite destination in the world? 

My favourite destination in the world is Italy, I love the food, the culture and that's there so much to explore and get lost in. 


Which country have you traveled to that inspired you most?

Probably Bali because it inspired me to follow my dreams. 


Is there an adventure that changed your life?

My yoga teacher training in Bali changed my life forever. 


What’s your favourite way to stay active? 

Strength Training! Over Covid me and my fiancé Chris (@the_cuddlyCanadian) have been teaching virtual Barry’s classes together which has been really fun!


What’s an adventure you’re excited to take?

I'm craving an adventure so bad- I hope to see South America (I've never been before). 


Is there a book that’s changed your life?

The top 3 books that changed my life are: The Power of Now, The Untethered Soul & The Four Agreements 


Is there a career/personal accomplishment you’re proud of?

My biggest career accomplishment was believing in myself and following my dreams, which led to amazing experiences, and new relationships. I’m living the life I always dreamed of. 


Is there a cause you’re passionate about?

I'm passionate about animals, and one day hope to start a rescue initiative to help all animals that need love and a home. 


Do you have a piece of jewelry that’s sentimental to you? 

My new engagement ring :) 


Where can people find you? (IG, YouTube etc)

Instagram: @karinaveee 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KarinaVWellness

Follow along workouts & yoga on my YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1g9oXZMU7gnmLAPtMqGFpA


Jewelry Lightning Round:

Silver or Gold? Gold!  

Chunky or Dainty? Dainty

Chain necklace or pendant necklace?  Chain

Huggies or oversized hoops? My ears aren’t pierced! I love when my friends wear hoops! 

Signet ring or stacking ring? Stacking

*Karina wears our Ness Face Mask Chain