Karen has been involved in physical fitness for many years. Although her full time job is teaching, as an avid athlete, and collegiate swimmer she realized that fitness was something she needed to continue in her life which is why she got certified. In 2001, she decided to set a goal to complete her first Olympic distance triathlon and has been hooked ever since. Not long ago, she completed her first full Ironman in Cozumel, Mexico. She is certified through AAAI and ISMA. She is a certified Personal Trainer and holds other certifications that include, Total Body Strength Conditioning, Cycling Certification, Kickboxing Certification, Phase I & II Mat Pilates Certification, Kids Fitness, Strength Conditioning and Weight Training Consultant Certification. She most recently became a pro team Insanity instructor. She is always looking for new and hard core workouts to keep people motivated. She feels lucky to be able to do what she loves.