Competitive Hockey Player Lauren Barch Switches the Blades for Stilettos as she Competes in Fitness Model!

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Lauren placed 9th at her first show with over 30 girls in her category!
Age:24
Years training: 8 months

What were your fitness and competition goals when you started training with Karen?
To do a figure competition

What are your main reasons for choosing Karen as your personal trainer?
She is very educated on nutrition. It was important to me to have a trainer who knew how to train healthy. I didn’t want to hurt my body, and through my strength, conditioning and meal plan and she created a plan which continued to be healthy, and get the benefits and results I wanted

What improvements have you achieved so far in your physique since training with Karen?
I have toned my legs, being a hockey player my entire life I had a more muscular/thicker bottom half. Karen’s programs helped me balanced out my body, and lose my hockey legs 

What has benefited you the most when training with Karen?
-I feel more confident with my body, and I also have learned so much more on how to eat healthy and properly
– she also has taught me how to push myself at the gym to get the results I want

What do you like most about your pre-contest training and diet?
-the once a week I get to cheat!!!
-you get to appreciate the taste of spices and sauces once it is all completed.

Would you recommend Karen as a trainer? Why?
Yes!!! She is very personable; she is well educated on nutrition and fitness!! She also gets you the results you want in a healthy manner.

What are your favorite “diet” and “non-diet” foods?
Diet- oatmeal with cinnamon and strawberries, wine on competition day!!
Non diet- jelly beans, ice cream and pizza! And of course wine

What is/are your favorite exercises?
-ABS!
-hip adductors/abductors (love muscular tight legs )
-plyometrics

What are your most memorable moments training with Karen?

-doing posing, up to this moment I have been a true hockey player-not actually being comfortable/able to walk in heals- now I can!!! Practicing NOT bouncing while walking in heals!!!

What are your greatest fitness accomplishments so far?
-top 10 at UFE
-silver metal at CIS hockey nationals
-completing a half marathon in 1 hr and 45 minutes

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As a fitness expert and Holistic Nutritionist, Karen brings a unique blend of experience gained working in the health industry for over 20 years. Her holistic coaching offers an individualized process to help you move forward in life and to end the diet/binge cycle for good. She provides coaching tools and assists with strategies to promote self-discovery and the exploration of different perspectives to help inspire you to reach your health and wellness goals. She has had great success with her clients by taking a holistic approach to health. Karen believes every individual requires support, knowledge and compassion to achieve great health and wellness.

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