Our Team

Medical Consultant

Kristin Bjarnason is a registered nurse with over 30 years of experience in health care.  After experiencing great success on the Ideal Protein approach Kristin felt a calling to support others on their journey towards improved health.  She opened the doors of the Courtenay location in March 2011 and remained owner until October 2016.  In August 2013,  Kristin opened a Qualicum Beach location.  As a certified yoga teacher with a passion for sharing the practice of mindfulness, Kristin has woven aspects of these teachings into her encounters with others. Kristin is inspired by the health and wellness outcomes as well as the confidence she sees as clients achieve and maintain their goals.

BA, B Ed, Senior Weight Loss Coach

Janet and her family moved to Vancouver Island in 2012, where they greatly enjoy Island living and Island culture. With a Degree in Education, Janet enjoys working to help others embark on positive journeys.

She is thrilled to be part of the team at Success Weight Loss. As a certified weight loss coach, Janet enjoys helping others find energy they didn’t know they had through healthy eating, and by teaching them lifelong skills for a healthy life.

Owner, Weight Loss Coach

Alma Naranjo is a new owner and a weight loss coach at Success Weight Loss. Prior to working with Success she lived in Vancouver and worked at a private surgical centre for eleven years where she had a wide range of responsibilities including clinical administration and patient care. In 2007, she obtained her diploma in International Trade and Business Management.

Now in her fourth year with Success, she fulfills a variety of administrative tasks and helps the entire team work efficiently and stay organized. In addition to this, Alma also does some coaching and welcomes clients to the office, putting them at ease and assisting to ensure all of their needs are addressed.

When time permits, Alma enjoys volunteering within the community. She had worked with Adult Learning Centre and Canadian Red Cross. She has also worked with Operation Rainbow, a volunteer organization specializing in providing medical services to third world countries.

Alma now lives in Courtenay, B.C. When not working she enjoys spending time with her family. In particular, they enjoy trail walking and exploring everything that the local community has to offer.

Weight Loss Consultant

I have wanted to become a coach even before I finished phase 1 of the program, with all the positivity and encouragement I received it made me want to join and encourage and promote such a great lifestyle change that works.  I enjoy telling my story and success that I have achieved while I went through my weight loss journey.

With my knowledge and experience I find that I have a great perspective and understanding that I can share and pass onto my clients.  I believe in staying 100% true to the program and is the way to achieving your goals.  It is my passion to help people in their weight loss journey to succeed and have success.