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Janell Karst ~ Victoria, BC

What’s UP, gorgeous ladies?!?

First, give yourself a huge high-five for being here. Seriously, the hardest part is over – you’ve pulled the trigger and signed up – you’ve made the commitment to invest in YOU for the next 12 weeks. (Spoiler alert: this is going to be EPIC!)

A bit about me – my name is Janell Karst, and I am a BADASS. I am fierce, fit, focused and fabulous. I am the person who always shows up (for myself and for you), I follow through (on my commitments to myself and others), and I GSD! I believe my calling in life is to inspire others and to model what’s possible. My super power is being REAL, so you won’t see me mincing words and I call it how I see it. If you are ready to roll your sleeves up and do the work – I will be right beside you doing the hard work too. It’s in the messy and uncomfortable that we shall find what we are really made of…and then watch out world – we will SHINE so bright together. 

I wear many hats, like all of you: I’m a momma bear to an amazing 5 year old daughter, who already is proving herself to be a force. I’m a wife to a pretty amazing guy too, and our commitment to being together forever is top priority. I’ve been climbing the corporate ladder for the past 10 years in corporate marketing, and I just recently listened to my soul screaming at me, and launched a side business designed to help people Thrive through mastermind groups, retreats and life-changing adventures. 

But guess what is the most important part of all of the above? ME. Selfish as that might sound to some (no one here tho!), what I mean by that is that if I put myself and my self-care FIRST, then I will be able to play all these other important roles in my life, be a healthy role model and create the impact for the world, we are ALL meant to, in our own ways. 

This will be my 5th journey, and it all started when I woke up about 2 years ago and saw this photo of myself – very overweight and very unhappy. I had lost that spark in my eye, my mojo, my “Janell-ness”. It was devastating. I swore on that day, I would fight for ME and would find my BADASSARY again, and never let it go.

It was just pure luck that after a few months, I found Healthy Role Models. I was so lost and lonely – and here everything I had been searching for existed AND was waiting for ME, just like we all are here waiting with open arms for YOU! I feel so honoured to be here, part of this community, and to have the privilege of serving as one of your ambassadors this journey.

I’m into all the things: morning routines,  weekly food planning & prep, personal development (podcasts, books, self-coaching) and I love all things fitness: HRM workouts, kickboxing, spin, yoga, running, biking, hiking, kayaking, and even climbing mountains *(Kusam 2021 anyone??). What are YOU into? The JOY is in the journey of figuring all that out!

Ladies, YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE. We are so stoked that you are here. Ready to see what’s on the other side of “I didn’t give up this time”??? Ready to light up your own version of BADASSARY? Let’s get to it, shall we?

Her Time
“She has been feeling it for awhile now – that sense of awakening. There is a gentle rage simmering inside her, and it is getting stronger by the day. She will hold it close to her – she will nurture it and let it grow. She won’t let anyone take it from her. It is her rocket fuel and finally, she is going places. She can feel it down to her very core – this is HER time. She will not only climb mountains – she will move them too.” ~ Lang Leav

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