What is the hardest thing you have ever done? Running guru Yana Hempler has been helping people transform their lives for almost half a decade. Now, she challenges HERSELF to a new extreme by running 30 marathons in 30 days for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation. GO YANA!! We toast her with Spinnakers “Mac Attack” Cider!!
Yana Hempler is a certified personal trainer, Lydiard Level II certified running coach, and extremely passionate long distance runner who has raced every distance from 800m to 6-day ultra-marathon, as well as Boston, New York and Berlin Marathons. She is a highly published fitness writer, press release writer and content creator, with work appearing in Canadian Running Magazine, Oxygen Magazine, IMPACT Magazine and many other local and national publications. For nearly a decade, Yana has worked with people of all fitness levels, successfully helping clients significantly improve their race times and increase strength while having fun. She thrives on creating a comfortable atmosphere for runners of all levels in order to facilitate an exciting, learning-filled environment which is both informative and enjoyable. Yana is also extremely passionate about community service and helping local charities. She ran from Port Hardy to Victoria in 2013 to raise funds for 3 local charities, facilitated the 1000 flights of stairs challenge in 2015 for Help Fill a Dream Foundation, ran from Duncan to Victoria for Help Fill a Dream Foundation, was part of the Wounded Warriors Run in 2016, and did the 24-Hour Ultramarathon twice for the Help Fill a Dream Foundation. Most recently, she ran 12 marathons in 12 days in 2020 and 30 Marathons in 30 days in May 2021 for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, breaking an unofficial Canadian record for most consecutive marathons for a female and raising almost $90,000. Donations to the Victoria Hospitals Foundation are still being accepted in an effort to try to raise $500,000 for our healthcare heroes. Link to donate to the Victoria Hospitals Foundation: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/yana-hempler She is also donating a portion of her affiliate profits, social media shout out sales, running program sales and athletic clothing store sales to local charities.
Links: Website & blog which includes running tips and reviews: www.yanahempler.com
Facebook: Yana Hempler Fitness