Katrina Smith is a graduate of the University of Victoria where she studied biopsychology before going on to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She spent her career in the field of cardiac health, most recently obtaining an advanced specialty certificate from BCIT and moving into cardiac surgery ICU where she works directly with some of the sickest patients in the province.
During her five years in cardiac health Katrina became passionate about preventative medicine and optimizing quality of life. These interests coincided with an increasing affinity for CrossFit and love of Olympic lifting. After a while it became apparent that her ability to help people live better was severely restricted in an intensive care setting and that she could make a bigger impact working alongside individuals who actively prioritized their health, but perhaps just needed a little guidance. With this desire to coach positive change, Katrina obtained her CrossFit level 1 and Personal Training certifications and advanced her sports nutrition education by becoming a Precision Nutrition Level 1 coach.
Katrina has worked with athletes from a variety of backgrounds with diverse needs and goals. She has coached everyone from new athletes in their first month of exercise and lifestyle change to elite level athletes looking to perform on the national stage. She herself is a current Nationally ranked Olympic Weightlifter and BC record holder and continues to compete in CrossFit both locally and in the Asia and Australia Regions.
Katrina has worked with clients from across the lifespan and as a critical care nurse brings extensive medical knowledge which ensures her nutrition and exercise programming is holistic, health centred and sustainable. Longevity and quality of life are guiding principles of Katrina’s practice, and as such she works hard to ensure her programming and coaching is effective, efficient and health promoting.
- Crossfit L-1 Certificate
- Personal Training Specialist (CanFitPro)
- BScN, CC spec.
- Precision Nutrition Level 1
- CPR(c) & ACLS
- Int. IV level Olympic Weightlifter, 2017
- Weightlifting, 6th place (63kg), Canada, 2017
- Weightlifting Masters Record Holder (63kg), BC, 2017
- Sweatfest Team 2015 – 2nd