Meet your trainer
Hi, my name is Karen.
I empower women ages 40 and over to improve their overall health so that they can take on life's challenges and adventures with renewed energy and confidence.
Coach Karen's personal story
Let me be honest. I understand how hard it can be to get started doing this thing called exercise when you haven’t done it for a while, or perhaps, have never done it before. That is my story. Growing up, I was never involved in athletics, and any attempt at exercise was only half-hearted. My sedentary lifestyle finally caught up to me in my 40s when I was diagnosed with cancer. The suppressive drug therapy I was placed on resulted in osteopenia, and additional joint and muscle pain sent me to a rheumatologist. As someone trained in gerontology, I knew that disease and dysfunction are not a part of the normal aging process, and I was determined to reverse the course I was on. That week, I walked into a local gym and signed up with a personal trainer. It was the best decision I ever made, and I soon found myself in the best shape of my life.
In fact, the experience was so rewarding and life-changing, that I knew I wanted to become a personal trainer myself so that I could assist and encourage others in improving their health and quality of life, no matter what age they are. Believe me, it is never too late to start!
Coach Karen works hard to stay informed and to provide the best, most complete training for all of her clients. Karen’s current certifications include:
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
- Certified Personal Trainer
- Senior Fitness Specialist
- Weight Loss Specialization
- Fitness Nutrition
- PN Level 1 Certified