We offer online courses and training that teaches people how to think, feel and look their best - so that they have the energy to design and live their dream life and truly thrive.
My name is Karla. I run Kaizen Wellness with my husband and business partner Jacque and we've been helping people to improve their personal energy since 2010.
We’re CRAZY about people. And when people are healthy, happy and thriving – the whole world benefits.
We’ve build our reputation on our ability to facilitate the transformation process for anyone willing to reach for a little more. We’re just as deeply invested in every Kaizenite’s personal journey as they are.
We feel immense pride and joy reading though the feedback, testimonials and emails that we receive every day from the thousands of Kaizenites that check in from all over the world - years after their programs have ended.
The trust and loyalty of this community is one of our most fulfilling achievements.
No paid testimonials or sponsored influencers posing as teachers here. Just real people, working really hard on themselves, using our self-development strategies.
We believe that meaningful, lasting and fulfilling positive changes in the lives of individuals have a significant ripple effect on the wellbeing of the world.
We use our online community as a platform to facilitate your growth and to create the environment that you need to truly thrive.
CULTIVATING THE WAY YOU APPROACH SELF-CARE & EMPOWERING THE WAY YOU SHOW UP FOR LIFE
The little online business that we started has grown from simple online fitness challenges to becoming the #1 personal wellbeing development system in South Africa.
At the core Kaizen Wellness started with the desire to facilitate & grow the individual’s wellbeing. Small habits, practiced consistently, add up to mind-blowing, life-enhancing results. And best of all, anyone can start where they are, with what they have. Where you are today is in no way a limit or an indicator of who you can be or what you should strive for - and everyone has the potential to extend themselves closer to what they know in their hearts they could be.
The point of our programs is to show you that extreme levels of discipline and sacrifice are NOT the only way that you can improve your health & wellbeing beyond your wildest dreams. In fact, extreme approaches are what cause so many people to fail.
Real happiness & fulfilment lies in honouring your own innate worth and allowing yourself to want what is best for yourself. Then developing the skill sets that enable you to create that life for yourself.
Enabling you to be autonomous and take ownership of your wellness is the sole aim of our online programs. And to learn and develop these skills is your responsibility. We can speed up your journey by giving you the science-backed system for mental, physical and emotional transformation, but you still have to do the work. Without responsibility as a foundation you will find that NOTHING will ever really work for you and when you blame others, you give up your power to change. The results you get on this program will be the results you give yourself by practicing our frameworks & guidance.
Our top priority at Kaizen Wellness is to empower you with practical skills that will get you results. By focusing on making manageable, consistent and deliberate positive changes, anyone can extend their personal power. That's why we encourage every Kaizenite to keep an eye out for how they can be a little better today. Yesterday's mistakes don't matter and tomorrow is not guaranteed. Now is all we really have power over. Don’t compare yourself to others, your journey is yours alone and you will find that is a lot simpler and more rewarding when you focus on your own growth instead of the person’s next to you.
It is going to take a longer-than-you-want time to build the body that you love and in that time you will face many challenges. You can absolutely make a lot of progress in a few weeks but for most people it won’t happen over night. It also won’t be smooth sailing all the time. Know that changing your lifestyle is a long game and settle down to do the work. The things that are hard when you start out are the things you will grow to appreciate with time. Adopting a long view of what you want will help you to foster these two essential success skills.
We believe a wellness journey doesn't have to be traumatic to be transformative. Every couch potato who has ever embraced fitness discovered to their amazement and delight that moving your body feels great. Eating healthy actually tastes amazing and when you learn how to listen to your body's ancient wisdom, you'll know what it feels like to be deeply nourished. And mastering your thoughts and emotions will change how you play the game of life. That's why playfulness, joy and having fun is a serious part of our programs.
No. This program is for those over the age of 18 only. Adolescent dieting is linked to a myriad of mental health issues. If your child is overweight we highly encourage you to sign up for the program yourself. As a parent we cannot teach or model any healthy behaviour we don't practice consistently ourselves. Help your child by being an example.
Comparison is the thief of joy. Like each individual is unique so each wellness journey will be unique too. Our programs are centred around helping you to go from where you are right now to where you really want to be - that means that results will vary from person to person.
Over the years we’ve learned something the hard way: Once-off meal plans and training programs aren’t useful or sustainable for the vast majority of people. Even if they get into the best shape of their lives – most regain all the weight they lost and more – UNLESS they learn how to change their daily habits for the better. When you change your daily habits and skills you are able to sustain the results you achieve. That’s why we use a habit-based 15 week coaching curriculum instead.
The Kaizen Wellness Method is not a weight loss program, it’s a system that coaches you to finally master living a healthy life. Living a healthy life and making good nutrition and movement choices year round, even on your worst days, is the cornerstone to keeping the confidence, energy and vitality that you are searching for.
We all get 24 hours in a day, so the problem is not lack of time - but lack of prioritisation. We’ve had transformers who work 17 hours a day that still managed to lose 12 kg of fat during their time on the program. We’ll show you how to work within your time limitations so the you can still progress towards your goal.
Yes! We’ll show you exactly what to do, how to do it and when to do it, to get the maximum benefits in the time you have.
We want to strongly discourage you from joining this program if rapid fatloss is your only goal. This is not a weight-loss program, it’s a personal wellbeing program. Keep in mind that this coaching program teaches you the skills you need to become and stay lean and healthy. In five years it won’t matter if it took you 8 weeks or 8 months to lose the extra fat, you’ll just be happy that you got the foundation in place to keep the fat you lost off in the long term.
Yup. Whole-food based nutrition and daily movement that you enjoy are just two of the corner stones of our programs. Our coaching programs are centred around helping you to transition to a healthy lifestyle with moderate exercise and proper nutrition so that you can look and feel your best.
It's difficult to say because of the price variances of whole-foods around the world, but most people can afford to eat locally sourced seasonal whole foods. You’ll be able to eat eggs, poultry, beef, pork, fish, seafood, whole-grains, seeds, nuts, beans, legumes, vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices. We also include some healthy fats like coconut oil, cold-pressed vegetable oils and butter. We encourage the focus on whole-foods and the minimisation of most processed foods.
Yes! We’ll show you exactly what to do, how to do it and when to do it to get maximum benefits – even if you’ve never exercised a day in your life.
Definitely, we’ve had great success with our body-weight training programs OR we can recommend a few key pieces of equipment that will help you to achieve your unique goal.
We are based in Pretoria, South Africa. The entire Kaizen Wellness Method is available online via our exclusive membership portal. The Kaizen Wellness Method is a fully online coaching program not a personal training program.
No. While you’re never to old to improve your mindset, health and fitness – you will need to get clearance from your doctor prior to starting any new nutrition or exercise program.
We offer dairy free, gluten free and vegetarian nutritional guidance.
Since a vegan diet a deficient in key vitamins - we highly recommend that you enlist the help of a plant-based dietician that will be able to give you a solid foundation in eating like a herbivore.
No you don’t. Real nutritious food is always preferable to supplements and any supplements we suggest will be for your convenience only. Supplements like a meal replacement shake, a good multivitamin/multi-mineral and quality Omega 3s can come in handy for people who travel or who have trouble eating multiple meals per day.
Yes! We have members all over the world from Munich to Texas to India. The Kaizen Wellness Method works wherever you are.
There’s so much more to the Kaizen Wellness Method than just working out and eating healthy. The information available in our wellness curriculum is life-changing. And although being active daily is a very important part of a person's overall wellbeing with many mind-body benefits, nutrition is the key factor when it comes to improving your health and losing body fat. Developing strategic mindset and mindfulness practices are key to developing positive feeling and emotions. If you follow just the mindset and the nutrition practices in the program, you will be able to improve the quality of your life.
We’ve got videos that you can watch so that you never get stuck during your workouts.