NEW YORK, NY, August 30, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — For many, embracing a healthy lifestyle may be lifesaving. This is the case of Katelyn Runck (@katelynrunck), who went from being a 5’10 90lb “skinny agency model” to pursuing her career as a built, 150lb inspirational fitness model and lifestyle coach. Thanks to her change in lifestyle, she has become someone who is healthy and beautiful, not just on the outside, but also inside.

At first, when Katelyn started to pursue a career in the modeling world at the age of 17, she unfortunately adopted unhealthy habits into her life. She pushed herself too far, and started struggling with an eating disorder and addiction.

“I looked good in designer clothing, but my weight dropped dangerously low maintaining 90lbs at 5’10, and my mental health was in a dangerous spot. I ended up hospitalized on numerous accounts whether it was due to heart failure, liver and/or overdose. I suffered relapses. Something needed to change. I wanted to live,” she shares.

When she began treatment, she was able to get her life back. Once back on her feet, Katelyn decided to help people with similar struggles, and she engaged in the beauty and wellness industry. She started her own Wellness Boutique and Clinic right after she finished school with the experience and education she had gained in the beauty, fitness and health world.

“I wanted to make a living doing what I love most. As a social media influencer I can reach such a wide variety of people on one platform all around the world. I am able to inspire others to fulfill their own journey around something I’m so passionate about. I find it totally fascinating and want to share with everyone how you can change your body and mental health through good nutrition and exercise,” Katelyn says.

Today, Katelyn is the owner of Lifestyle Savvy – Wellness Boutique & Medical Aesthetics Clinic, and Katelyn Runck Fitness – Nutrition and Fitness Coach. In 2018 her social media platforms took off, earning over a million followers organically in a year, which opened many doors for her and led to new opportunities. Now Katelyn is a full time influencer and model that works with brands via her social media platforms. Her motivation to get into this industry came from embracing a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

“We all have a story and I wanted to share my purpose and passion to hopefully touch and motivate others. My main motivation for running my business is knowing that I’m helping people gain confidence not only on the outside but most importantly on the inside too. I want to keep it raw, real, and relatable. If I can do it so can you,” she emphasized.

Katelyn remembers the initial challenges of starting a business. At first, she struggled because she attached her “self worth” to her work.

“This kind of pressure with the ups and downs can intensify issues like anxiety or depression which is something I have struggled with most my life. I had to learn to let go and trust the process,” she shared.

In addition, when it comes to balancing a life of business, Katelyn remarks how important it is to dedicate time to your hobbies, spend time with friends and family, and do things that interest you. At the end, it is all about balance.

Similarly, for Katelyn, mindset is extremely important when it comes to owning a business. “When the work gets tough, you have to try your best to maintain a positive attitude because that is essential for success. Energy is the fuel that feeds our attitude and it needs to be replenished on a daily basis. Being positive is a conscious choice, so when negative thoughts happen, I stop and replace them with positive affirmations,” she shares.

Now that her business is constantly growing and evolving, Katelyn feels like there is never a dull moment in this industry. She has new projects coming up relating to her brand, which include launching her own app soon. In the meantime, she continues to work with the brands she loves, while she is also traveling and sharing her experience with her followers.

Katelyn is proud to be making a living by doing what she loves most. As a social media influencer, she is able to reach such a broad audience on her platforms, all around the world. Fitness and health helped her gain the confidence she needed to achieve happiness, and she wants to help everyone achieve this too.

To follow Katelyn on her journey and latest project, click here.

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