The Wellness Puzzle Podcast

Run for purpose

Episode Summary

In Episode 164, I speak with runner, coach, speaker, and corporate wellness consultant, Yana Hempler. From Russia, and with a real hatred of running due to her experiences as a child, and a fear af looking silly, Yana has turned running into the greatest passion of her life. It has given her confidence, and it has given her life meaning as she now runs for purpose. She ran 12 marathons in 12 days and backed it up the following year with 30 marathons in 30 days to raise over $100,000 for a worthwhile cause.Now she inspires everyone she meets and works with to find the purpose that will get and keep them running. This is a powerful and inspiring podcast, not to be missed.

Episode Notes

For nearly half a decade, Yana Hempler has played a big role in transforming the lives of dozens of people through her training programs and overall “can do it” attitude. Having overcome a number of barriers to success and achieving things that others believed were impossible, Yana aims to positively impact the community around her while at the same time working on meaningful projects.

Without a doubt, Yana has established herself as a leading fitness and running expert. A number of corporations, race directors, event organizers, brands, as well as print and online publications have sought out her written work. Yana’s results speak for themselves, as a large number of her clients achieved significant personal bests in nearly every distance, landed dream jobs, got promoted, got in the best shape of their lives and stayed fit long after they finished her programs. She pioneered the Get Fit & Win $1000 Challenge, lead corporate running teams to victory and, along with the help of her clients and run clinic participants, raised thousands of dollars for local charities. In 2020, Yana ran 12 Marathons in 12 days for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation raising almost $30,000. Then, in 2021, she undertook a bigger challenge, running 30 Marathons in 30 days raising almost $100,000 for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation.

Yana is the only running coach to ever be a finalist in the Vancouver Island’s Top 20 Under 40 Business & Community Achievement Awards for three years in a row. She has a number of projects on the go at any one time and is always looking for new opportunities to inspire people to improve their lives and the lives of those around them. Yana’s passion for continuous growth, fitness, finance and self-improvement is what drives every area of her life. Enjoy this amazing conversation

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