How She Fuels
Vegan yogi Koya Webb believes in living life to the fullest with fitness.
Koya Webb follows a nutrition philosophy that goes hand in hand with her enthusiastic attitude toward life: “Eat foods you love that love you back.” The health coach and yoga teacher travels to numerous fitness conventions and retreats throughout the year to spread her positive approach to wellness. She says her message is to “Get Loved Up.” What does that mean exactly? “Practice more self-love, love for others and love for the planet through mental, spiritual and physical fitness,” she explains.
Webb, a vegan, is also an author and fitness model who tries to incorporate fresh foods at every meal. “I suggest five fruits and five vegetables per day,” she says. “This can easily be achieved with smoothies, soups, salads and veggie bowls.” She recommends eating small, frequent meals. “I think it’s important to eat something every four to six hours to keep the metabolism strong,” she says.
The Sunwarrior-sponsored athlete uses technology to stay on track despite a hectic schedule. “I put my meal plan in my phone, and I get alerts that remind me to drink water, eat meals and when it’s my bedtime. Reminders keep me on track,” she says. Before her busy day begins, she likes to take time to visualize what’s ahead. “Reviewing my daily schedule before I start my day helps me stay focused,” she explains.
Doing a variety of workouts keeps things fresh for Webb. In addition to yoga, she does high-intensity interval training and total-body weight training. She attended Wichita State University in Kansas on a track-and-field scholarship, so she’s no stranger to drills and sprints. She also meditates daily. “It brings full awareness to myself and my body,” she says.