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Personal Trainer Karen
  • Personal Trainer Specialties
  • In Home Personal Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Fat Loss
  • Pre/Post Natal
  • Bikini, Figure, Fitness, Physique Training
  • Rehabilitation
  • Senior Fitness
  • Fitness for all Ages
  • Women's Competition Training
  • Women's Strength Training
  • Free Consultations (Call) 1-800-439-5182​

Client Testimonial

“I have trained with Karen for a few years now. I am very pleased with my program she has designed for me. We cover upper and lower work outs. I leave there more energized than I arrived. Great person to be trained by.” Julia Baker

Offering Personal Training In: Valrico, FL, Brandon, FL, Lithia Fishhawk, FL, Riverview, FL, Sun City Center, FL, Hyde Park, FL, Channelside, FL, Apollo Beach, FL, Plant City, FL, Temple Terrace, FL, Durant, FL and surrounding areas.

I am Karen, a Certified Lifestyle & Wellness Coach and a Personal Trainer in Brandon, FL and the surrounding areas. With over 17 years of personal training experience, I bring a wealth of knowledge, education, passion and experience to my clients.  

I am an expert in designing fitness programs for special and general populations of all ages. I have worked in a variety of fitness settings from corporate wellness, local gyms, government contracts and clinical. I believe, “Activity can benefit everyone, regardless of their age or current health condition.  The dangers of remaining on the “couch” are far greater”.

I focus on the personal fitness goal of each of my clients and strive to produce achievable and maintainable results. My greatest satisfaction comes from accompanying clients and helping them stay focused on enhancing their own level of fitness and health as a Florida Personal Trainer!

As a baby boomer, I relate to the mature client and have a greater understanding of the aging process. I know that my generation is living longer and redefining expectations about age, vitality and life realizing the importance of a healthy diet and physical activity. As a national competitor, I know what it takes to “win”. I retired from bodybuilding in 2004 after winning 17 titles to include ANBC Nationals. I competed again in 2011 in the Figure Class and came in the top 5 beating competitors 30 years junior!  I was featured this year in the April edition of “Natural Muscle Magazine” as a Fit Woman Over 50″. I am also on the Board of fitness expert for “Women’s Health Magazine” and appeared in the May 2012 issue. 

My formal education and experience as a Recreational Therapist gives me the compassion and knowledge to work with people with health challenges. I know that almost everyone can workout.  

I consider it a privilege to assist and educate you on your journey!

Your Personal Fitness Trainer Karen

  • BS, Therapeutic Recreation, Temple University, PA
  • MA, Human Relations and Management, Webster University, St. Louis, MO
  • Health and Fitness Specialist, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Personal Trainer, National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Senior Personal Trainer, American Senior Fitness Association (SFA)
  • Personal Training, American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • Weight Management Consultant (ACE)
  • Group Fitness Instructor (ACE)
  • Well Coach, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Silver Sneakers Certified
  • Babyboomer Boot Camp Certificate Program
  • Certified Zumba Gold Instructor
  • American Heart Association First Aid and CPR Certified

Client Testimonial

“ I have been working with Karen for nearly 20 years. No one in the health, nutrition, fitness business is more dedicated to improving the lives and health of her clients than her! -Jeanne Marie Viviani

Client Testimonial

“I can't say enough about Karen. I came to her with an ACL replacement and 70 pounds to lose. She has changed my life! I can't believe how far I have come. She really looks at you in a whole. She taught me proper nutrition and it has carried on in my home with my family. Karen is a one of a kind and a true master in her field. What a blessing it has been to find her.” -Jessica Orbanek

Client Testimonial

“I"m a 70 year old woman, whose worked with Karen on and off since my sixties. This past year I suffered severe back pain so I returned to Karen and committed to seeing her regularly for the past six months which has resulted in significant improvements including pain relief and increased strength, stamina, and stability which allowed me to cancel surgery. Working with Karen has been the key to regaining mobility, I now can move and walk freely. -Nayda del Moral

Client Testimonial

“I have had the pleasure of training with Karen. I have achieved results beyond my expectations. I began with a 26% body fat. Now after 5 weeks of following her advice and training, I am now 17% body fat. She is very knowledgeable, professional and a great motivator.” -Deborah Kaiser​

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