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