Spring Hill, FL 34609
The daughterof a P.E. teacher and the creation of a very physically active home life, she first discovered Pilates as a youth while competing as a synchronized swimmer. After swimming, Karen pursued a career in health and fitness by attaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Wellness Leadership/Exercise Science from the University of South Florida. She then followed her degree with further studies by becoming a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a comprehensively certified Pilates Instructor through the PhysicalMind Institute. She also holds a certification as a Pilates for Golf Conditioning Specialist and a GYROTONIC® Level I Instructor. Since completing her formal education, Karen has piloted a pilates program at a local hospital-based wellness center, and created her specialty of working with clients with special needs. She has also taught and tutored apprentice pilates instructors locally and overseas. Karen currently teaches Pilates Teacher Training Courses for the Pilates Academy International (Pilates on Fifth NYC), as well as fitness instructor certification courses through International Sports and Fitness Trainers Association. Karen’s expertise and experience of 10 years in the industry has allowed her to teach a variety of clients. Her clients have included professional athletes and dancers, those with orthopedic issues, those with serious illnesses, and those looking for a great, body-changing workout. Karen’s philosophy is to determine your needs to help align, strengthen, and support your body, utilizing a truly holistic approach to fitness. She has the ability to cater your pilates experience to your specific health and fitness goals. Karen provides Pilates Training at the Dunedin Pilates Studio, and also provides traditional Personal Training at the Dunedin Community Center. Karen currently lives with her husband, Rob, and her two pugs in delightful Dunedin, FL. She actively competes in competitive paddling, using Stand Up Paddleboards, Surfski’s and Hawaiian Outrigger Canoes. She values wellness, and will happily share her passions with others. Locally, Karen organizes the Shark Bite Challenge, a weekend paddling event and fundraiser at Honeymoon Island State Park. She also is a team captain and on the event committee for the Dunedin Relay for Life.