Hi! Thank you for visiting Self-Love and Fitness™.
I am Karisa Karmali, Founder of Self-Love and Fitness™, ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, ISSA Certified Online Fitness Coach, and NASM Certified Nutrition Coach.
Our specialty? Helping athletes, driven professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders get back on track or level up. We work with all genders.
We do not sell sessions or workout instruction in the traditional sense of what you would expect from a trainer who works out by your side. Our approach is custom plans and programs. We do not teach or instruct exercise, we offer strategy. Although fitness and physical activity is encouraged for everyone, we chose the niche of highly driven people who are simply in need of a better strategy, but whose motivation is innate. We specialize in offering progressive challenge and life-long knowledge.
We provide customized athletic performance-driven plans and coaching programs for people who are tired of working hard and only seeing mediocre results (so, highly driven people who just want the right products and the right strategy, but who are committed to their results already).
Pushing myself mentally through fitness has helped me in so many ways, that is why I love high athletic goals.
A bit more about the brand story and my obsession with giving back:
Aside from inspiring driven people to level up athletically since a strong body is connected to a strong mind...
This brand was built as a mechanism for me to channel adversity into something positive.
Using my anxiety reframe methods daily, I know powerful ways to cultivate resilience.
Building my own business is also a huge part of ensuring that I can be in a position to give back to the charities I care about, mostly those around Youth in Care because I was one.
Being a recipient of the Youth Social Entrepreneur Award from Algonquin College for Community and Social Responsibility (2011), I want to continue to inspire others with difficult upbringings or circumstances and, of course, to inspire sexual violence victims to take their power back.
The odds were against me, I grew up in foster homes (since the age of 4); however, I would never call myself a victim. Why? It was just fuel for me.
We can always win in the end if we use adversity to our advantage.
Self-love also fuels self-discipline, which is needed for athletic performance, and to navigate the mental highs and lows of life in general.
- KARISA KARMALI
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