"Thank you for visiting Katya Campbell Fitness! It's an honour to be able to share with you my passion for functional movement, wellness, and a self loving approach to nutrition. I hope this marks a step for you on a journey finding your way back to the heart of who you are. Our natural state is embodied by playful movement and joy! Our bodies are absolutely incredible at trying to find 'balance' and if we help it along with a few key supports, our lives can be so much more vibrant and centred. Each of us has the potential to be moving with ease, eating without fighting our bodies, and feeling at home in this one body we were blessed with. Yoga and fitness have been one of the greatest gifts in my life (and neither came 'easily'!). Sharing these I hope is a small step to making this world a kinder, softer, and more peaceful place to be.
Katya Campbell is a lecturer, hiking guide, certified yoga teacher, Level 2 CrossFit coach and Movement and Mobility specialist.
Katya's wellness journey began in 1996 while living in Seoul, Korea. After discovering a small yoga studio in the heart of the city, she found a wonderful community of buddhist yoga practitioners who welcomed her into the fold. After a year long deep dive into the study of both she became the first foreigner to become a certified yoga teacher in Korea.
In 2010, after a devastating back injury which ended in surgery, Katya found CrossFit as a way to rebuild her strength and become functional again. Katya went on to become a coach and ended up competing in CrossFit as both an individual and as a team in the sport. Her love of movement lead her to become a certified level 1 Movement and Mobility Specialist with physiotherapist Kelly Staretts 'The Ready State'.
As a way to improve her performance as an athlete, Katya started exploring nutrition. She found that the combination of eating mindfully, with a variety of micro and macronutrients, being accountable to a nutrition coach, and exploring different diets (whole food, gluten free, vegan, and paleo) she was able to restore gut health, perform with better recovery, and increase strength and overall vitality.
Life brought this all full circle when Katya became the General Manager and Fitness Director of www.mountaintrek.com where she had taught yoga for the past 25 years. She now shares her passion for wellness, nutrition, fitness and nature with guests from around the world in the heart of the Kootenay mountains.
Katya is the proud mom of three kids, a passionate horsewoman, and spends her time growing delicious food in her garden, exploring the mountains, and traveling. She lives in Nelson BC. With her husband and family of children and furry friends.