About Us


This is the home of Active Vegetarian, The plant based easter’s guide to Fitness Nutrition and Lifestyle. Thanks for coming by…

Whether you are looking to improve your health, lose excess weight, prevent disease, gain energy or leave a more positive impact on the environment, we hope you find this blog helpful.

Meet Nikki & Zuzana

Let us introduce ourselves. Our names are Nikki Lefler and Zuzana Fajkusova. We are in our 30s. We live and work in Vancouver, Canada.

For the past two decades we have been on a personal journey to learn, apply and find ways to help us and others thrive. We have experienced struggles, victories, ups and downs and throughout this process we have gained many valuable lessons. Although we consider this to be an ongoing journey, we feel confident that we can offer the tools that you can use to help you succeed.

Today our life goal is to help 250 million people get healthy

As wellness coaches, we understand first hand the importance of good health. Feeling and looking good, eating a clean diet, having a positive mindset and staying motivated are all important pieces of happiness. But, we get it, life can get hectic. It’s not always easy. Some days it might be nearly impossible to find time to prepare healthy meals, fit in your workout or even get a good nights sleep.  Trust us, we have been there too.

The Active Vegetarian blog started back in 2010 as a way to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life. This is a place where we examine, discuss and share our experience with living plant based.

If you are ready for a change, we can help

Each week you can look forward to brand new content including the following:

  • Wholesome plant based recipes -using clean vibrant natural foods
  • Fitness schedule with daily workouts – easily done anywhere and in under 30 minutes
  • Fun and  informative podcasts – covering many important topics and can be listened to on a go
  • Articles and videos – to encourage you to start thinking positively about yourself and life

We don’t waste your time.

We only share with you what works and tell you what does’t. Our goal is always to be honest, real and open.

Please read, listen, share and get use of all the free content on this site. For any of you who want to take the next step towards better health, accelerate your results and really learn how to thrive then come join us in Our AV Coaching Group.

Sign up for your 4 Weeks of FREE access to the Level 1 AV Coaching. 

Thank you for your time and for the opportunity to be part of your journey to help you discover health and happiness.

You deserve it!

Love & respect,