Years training: since I was 13!  (3 years with Karen)

Contest History:

IDFA 2007:  1st Place Novice, 1st Place Masters and 1st Place Overall in both Novice and Masters

IDFA 2008 – 2ND Place Open, 2nd Place Masters

UFE 2009 – 1st Place Fitness Model Masters, 2nd Place Fitness Model Open, 2nd Place Figure Masters, 2nd Place Figure Open

IDFA November 2009 – 4 th Open Figure

What were your fitness and competition goals when you started training with Karen?

Wow…..that was 3 years ago.  Ok, at first I just wanted to compete once…and to see what I could do with my body.   Just how good of shape COULD I get in with the right tools and knowledge???  Then every year since I want to improve!

What are your main reasons for choosing Karen as your personal trainer?

I was recommended to Karen by a good friend who had competed.  Karen helped my friend backstage when my friend’s trainer didn’t show!!!!!!!  I looked into her credentials and I was sold!

What improvements have you achieved so far in your physique since training with Karen?

My body is not even the same body!  Even though I had worked out for years, within 6 months of training with Karen, my body was transformed!  I always call Karen a “miracle worker” especially with legs.  My legs were always my problem area – and Karen changed that.  In competitions, I often have the best legs!  WOW!!  Still blows me away!!  Everything has changed.  I now have a bum. (Non-existent before).  I have a body I am proud of thanks to Karen!

What has benefited you the most when training with Karen?

Where do I start????  Self esteem.  Knowledge.  Setting and reaching goals.  Karen has taught me so much!

What do you like most about your pre-contest training and diet?

I believe that Karen has an all natural, healthy, common sense approach to training and diet.

Would you recommend Karen as a trainer?  Why?

100%!!!!!!  And I do recommend her all the time!!!  Because I believe she is the best trainer around.  After 3 years, I wouldn’t trust anyone BUT Karen.

What are your favorite “diet” and “non-diet” foods?

I like sweet potato and flank steak…I still have a hard time believing I’m dieting when I eat it!  “Non-Diet” – Pizza and chocolate!!!

What is/are your favorite exercises?

I have a love/hate relationship with anything to do with training legs.  It’s hard – but it WORKS!!!

What are your most memorable moments training with Karen?

She is such a great support system!!  She is always there for her clients.  BUT – I saw her compete for the first time last month (after training with her for 3 years) and I was BLOWN AWAY!  I was humbled as a competitor!!!!  I had goose-bumps.  I kept turning to everyone around me and saying “THAT’S MY TRAINER”

What are your greatest fitness accomplishments so far?

Of course I am proud of my wins/trophies.  But I’m more proud of being able to set goals and follow through with them.  I couldn’t have done any of it without Karen’s help.


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Karen Gallagher

Karen Gallagher

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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