Karen Fenneman

I've been teaching fitness for 35 years and have a passion for motivating others to achieve a healthier lifestyle. I've trained clients of all ages (children to seniors), healthy as well as those with special needs (stroke, rehab, MS, fibromyalgia). I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 19 years ago so I know what's like to live with a chronic condition. I've led seminars on "Exercising Through Fibromyalgia" and developed an exercise program called Fibrocise. Whether your goal is weight loss, recovery from an injury or improving your overall fitness level, I will help you achieve the results you're looking for with a safe, effective program and lots of encouragement!

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About Me


  • Social Welfare, Ohio State University
  • Psychology, Miami University

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: Mar 31, 2020
ACE - Certified Health Coach
Expires: Dec 31, 2020
ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Expires: Oct 31, 2020
Polestar - Pilates Allegro Series
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Oct 23, 2020
American Red Cross
Expires: Apr 07, 2018

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Oct 23, 2020
American Red Cross
Expires: Apr 07, 2018

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • IDEA Elite Level Personal Fitness Trainer

Languages Spoken




4 Ratings

4.8 out of 5 Stars

  • by Brenda Jacques on Feb 28, 2015

    I started working with Karen and it has been a perfect match! She understands my health issues but also pushes me just enough so that I don't use my issues as an excuse! She listens and besides being a fantastic trainer who knows what I need, she has become a good friend. I would recommended Karen (and have) to anyone who needs a trainer who knows exactly how to deal with health issues and still get results. I am getting better every time I train with her!

  • by Terri Coryell on May 20, 2013

    Several months ago, I came to Karen with a specific set of goals, and Karen customized a training program to help me meet these goals. Mission accomplished! It feels so great to work with a trainer who helps me reach my potential, constantly challenges me, and all with a great sense of humor! I highly recommend Karen.

  • by Julie King on Jul 23, 2011

    I've been a loyal fan of Karen's Lean & Fit and Pilates classes for many years. She always makes exercise fun and never boring. Karen is also determined to put the "personal" in personal training. She does her homework and structures her sessions to fit her clients needs. Her upbeat and positive attitude is infectious. Thank you, Karen, for guiding me toward a happier, healthier lifestyle!

  • by User on Jul 18, 2011

    I have known Karen Fenneman for over fourteen years. She is truly an awesome trainer as well as personal friend. She motivates you, but at the same time does so with a sense of humor. Karen is patient, but also on target, making sure you push yourself to the max in order to achieve your goal. She is always very professional and at the same time easy to work with on a one to one basis. My husband and I highly recommend Karen as a personal trainer.