Kara Wutzke, 广州K2Fit创始人&专业健身教练 － Founder and Head Coach, K2Fit, Guangzhou.
DB: 你从什么时候开始K2Fit事业？为什么取这个名字？When did you start K2Fit and why did you give it this name?
当我充分意识到自己不适合职场工作后，我便于2011年4月成立了K2Fit。我那时厌倦了朝九晚五的生活，我只想快乐生活、享受生活。而健身锻炼和乐于助人一直是我热衷的事情。我只需要跳出一大步让自己真正投入进这件事情。我知道这不容易，但我却相信这是我一生的目标。我之所以给K2Fit这个名字，是因为这是个“Kara to Fitness”（我的名字和健身）的组合词。而这恰好对应了喜马拉雅山中K2的名字。如果你能跨越这座高山，那你绝对能战胜自己！这名字同时也代表了我自己和我的远景。
I started K2Fit in April 2011 after realizing the corporate world of desk jobs was not for me. I was bored in a 9-5 and I just wanted to be happy and have fun. Training and helping people was always my passion, I just needed to take that big leap and commit fully. I knew it would be hard but I believe it was my purpose. The name K2Fit comes from a combination of being “Kara to Fitness” and a reference to the mountain K2 in the Himalayas. Man, if you can climb that mountain, then you’re definitely K2 Fit! I think this name represented me and my vision well.
DB: K2Fit不仅提供各种体能训练让人们健康生活，目前它还与各个餐厅合作出品K2Fit专属营养餐，你能和我们说说这个营养餐计划吗？K2Fit has more than just physical training to help people live a healthy life. It currently works with many restaurants for producing K2Fit healthy cuisines, could you tell us more about that?
I encouraged restaurants to be on board so we could give people options of healthy eating while going out. There’s nothing worse than saying you “can’t” go to a pub because the menu is filled with options that are not ‘health conscious’. No one wants to be stuck at home for 10 weeks because of a restrictive diet. So developing K2Fit Approved Meals at restaurants allows our members to continue to have a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. Plus, it adds value to the restaurants by showing they provide health-conscious options to the community. Some even offer K2Fit Approved drinks when you want to have a glass or two. Not 12!
DB: 你在生活中扮演着许多职能不同的角色，你认为这些角色如何成就今天的你？You have played many roles in your life. How do you think these different roles have shaped you into who you are today?
As a lifelong athlete, I know that being a team player and being dedicated to shape my character and it has been my greatest strength. I always strive to be the best and that has carried over into my career. At 15, I got my first job, I joined the McDonald’s team. No joke, I worked at Macca’s. I don’t agree with the food and the training there was unmatched. Working in fast food wasn’t as rewarding as training and pushing people to the greater good, as you can imagine. So training became my passion and eventually my life. After coaching for 14 years – living healthy and promoting healthy living – no one was more shocked than me when I got diagnosed with Cancer… #humbling. Going from helping everyone around me, to totally depending on family and friends to help me, really changed the dynamic. Talk about role reversal! After more than a year of surgeries and chemo, I feel more motivated than ever. Knowing that we all have struggles and setbacks, I believe this experience even bettered me for the coaching that I can provide to others. Jia you!
DB: 中国的健身行业一直以男性为主导，而K2Fit的出现正对这单一的局面发起了挑战，你认为女性力量在健身行业有着如何的影响？Fitness industry in China is always perceived to be dominated by men, although the very existence of K2Fit challenges this perception. What do you think of female power in Fitness industry?
Heck yeah, we can challenge it! As a team of all women, we are incredibly strong. Each K2Fit Team member is passionate about creating a healthy community and gives everything of themselves. Having the best in team support is key for me to being able to coach and help as many people as possible. I know a number of great female trainers around China. A huge part of coaching is being compassionate to your people and taking care of them inside out. In considering this, who better to coach than women? Girl power, for sure! No offence boys, and if you’ve got the stuff, I’m ready to bring you on the team.
DB: 许多人在健身时总会半途而废，你每天是如何做到自律训练？你能给想中途放弃的人一些建议吗？Many people will easily give up in the middle of their training plan, how can you manage to discipline yourself and hold on to daily training? Could you give some suggestions to those who are tempted to give up?
The key to seeing results is consistency. Yes, you need a plan to follow and having a strong support system is important as well. Ultimately, you just need to make sure you keep going. Even if you can’t push as hard on one day, you still get something done. Be kind to yourself though, don’t expect results in 3 weeks. Your body takes time to change! I’ve never heard anyone say they regret doing a workout. They only regret when they don’t. Celebrate each small success on the way to your greater goal and you will see what an awesome human you are!
DB：我们能从什么渠道了解更多‘K2Fit’？Where can we get more information about ‘K2Fit’?
微信公众号 WeChat Account：KaraK2Fit