Karen Fenneman

I've been teaching fitness for 39 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). Diagnosed with fibromyalgia 23 years ago, I learned how to live with a chronic condition. I've led seminars on "Exercising Through Fibromyalgia" and developed an exercise program called Fibrocise. I’ve also had 2 major back surgeries but it hasn’t stopped me from living a very active life! 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 Group Fitness Instructor
Expires: 2022-10-31 07:00:00 UTC
ACE - Certified Health Coach
Expires: 2022-12-31 08:00:00 UTC
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: 2024-03-31 07:00:00 UTC
Bender Training Academy - Bender Barre Method
Agency Unavailable
Polestar - Pilates Allegro Series
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2022-12-21 08:00:00 UTC
American Red Cross
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2018-04-07 07:00:00 UTC

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2022-12-21 08:00:00 UTC
American Red Cross
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2018-04-07 07:00:00 UTC

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • IDEA Elite Level Personal Fitness Trainer

Languages Spoken




5 Ratings

4.8 out of 5 Stars

  • by Paul Riemenschneider on Sep 09, 2019

    Over the past 4 plus years Karen has listened and tuned into to my shoulder ligament and tendon pain issues. She modeled exercise/cardio routine and strength training that strengthened specific muscles thus alleviating 90% of the pain. I now enjoy a full range of motion with my shoulders. Not to mention the positive affect on my blood pressure.... Thank You Karen!

  • 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.