Karen has worked in the Fitness Industry for over 30 years and is passionate about helping people to have a better quality of life by education and motivation. EVERYBODY can be a better version of themselves! The most important lesson to learn is that getting your body into peak condition can be fun:  exercise is not a chore – it is a necessity.

You can be assured that you are in the care of an educated, caring and qualified Professional who gets results. Commit 100% to her training programmes and you will change your body AND your life.

Clientele range in age from 16 years to 70+ years with conditions including Obesity, Diabetes II, Depression, Injuries (workplace/chronic), Stress Related, Muscular Weakness, Post Operative, Pregnancies and numerous ailments that result from a poor lifestyle. Karen is trained to help you turn your life around and to become a stronger, happier person. 

I will strive to empower, energise and motivate EVERY person to lead a healthier and happier lifestyle through intelligent exercise.

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  • STRONG by Zumba certified Instructor 2018
  • Trained Nurse
  • Certified HIRT TRAINER  Level 1 2015 and Level 2 Coach 2017
  • STUDIO PILATES INTERNATIONAL REFORMER INSTRUCTOR
  • Certified MENOFIT Instructor
  • Certified BATTLING ROPES Instructor
  • STUDIO PILATES INTERNATIONAL MATWORK INSTRUCTOR
  • CERTIFIED WELLNESS LEADER
  • TEMPLATE EATING SYSTEM (CERTIFIED)
  • EXERCISE THERAPIST (Injury Rehabilitation Consultant) – COAL SERVICES HEALTH SINGLETON FEBRUARY 2005 – JULY 2008
  • CERTIFICATE IV IN FITNESS
  • CERTIFICATE III IN FITNESS – FIA (2004)
  • AOK STABILITY TRAINING COURSE – NEWCASTLE (2002)
  • ADVANCED RESUSITATION CERTIFICATE
  • SENIOR FIRST AID CERTIFICATE
  • CERTIFIED SWISS BALL INSTRUCTOR
  • CERTIFIED LES MILLS BODYPUMP, BODY ATTACK INSTRUCTOR
  • LEVEL 1 SPORTS TRAINER
  • ACTIVE OVER 50’S EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR
  • EXERCISE CO-ORDINATOR & INSTRUCTOR FOR FITNESS CENTRES INCLUDING MUSWELLBROOK, SCONE, SINGLETON, DENMAN, TUNCURRY & NELSON BAY 1990 – 1995
  • EXERCISE CONSULTANT FOR HUNTER VALLEY OPERATIONS STAFF 2007
  • FOUNDATION MEMBER OF NATIONAL STRENGTH & CONDITIONING ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALASIA
  • MEMBERSHIP (PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS) NETWORK FOR FITNESS PROFESSIONALS
  • CONSULTANT FOR COMMONWEALTH REHABILITATION SERVICE AUSTRALIA (SINCE 2002)
  • FITNESS ASSESSMENT COURSE – UNIVERSITY WESTERN SYDNEY (1990)
  • ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY & MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY NSW (1989)
  • OWNER/MANAGER OWN BUSINESS – LOXTON HOUSE GYMNASIUM MUSWELLBROOK 1988 – 1995
  • MUSWELLBROOK SHIRE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – 1997
  • “PERSONAL TRAINING BY KAREN” – SPECIALISED PRIVATE TRAINING SINCE 1996
  • LECTURER ON HEALTH & FITNESS ISSUES FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS eg WEIGHT WATCHERS, LIONS CLUB, SCHOOLS (MUSWELLBROOK)
  • CASUAL FITNESS CONSULTANT FOR HUNTER HEALTH (2000) – ASSESSOR OF ACTIVE OVER 50’S INSTRUCTORS IN UPPER & LOWER HUNTER
  • GOLD MEDALIST – 2000 NSW MASTERS GAMES COFFS HARBOUR – 800M TRACK
  • GOLD MEDALIST – 2001 AUSTRALIAN MASTERS GAMES – 5KM
  • GOLD MEDALIST – 2001 AUSTRALIAN MASTERS GAMES – TEAM TRIATHLON (FEMALE)
  • SILVER MEDALIST 800M TRACK. GOLD MEDALIST 5KM – 2002 TRANS TASMAN GAMES
  • GOLD MEDALIST 5KM. SILVER MEDALIST 800M TRACK. BRONZE MEDALIST 1500M TRACK. – AUST MASTERS 2003
  • FOR 1997–2000 TRACK COMPETITION REFER TO PERSONAL FOLDER
  • EMPLOYED AS SENIOR GYM SUPERVISOR AT SINGLETON GYM & SWIM LEISURE CENTRE 1999–2005 (SINGLETON COUNCIL)
  • 2001 SINGLETON SHIRE COUNCIL EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • REHABILITATION OF WORK RELATED INJURIES FOR COAL MINES INSURANCE, COAL SERVICES HEALTH & PRIVATE PRACTICES
  • “INJURY REHABILITATION & RECOVERY” – PART TIME BUSINESS COMMENCED 2002

VOLUNTEER WORK

  • FITNESS TRAINER FOR MUSWELLBROOK STATE AGE NETBALLERS 1994–1997
  • GYM INSTRUCTOR PCYC MUSWELLBROOK
  • FITNESS TRAINER FOR MUSWELLBROOK RUGBY LEAGUE 1998 & MUSWELLBROOK RUGBY UNION 1999 (FIRST GRADES: PAID)
  • COMMITTEE MEMBER PCYC MUSWELLBROOK 1995–1996
  • ACTIVITY SUPERVISOR FOR YOUTH ACTIVITY SERVICE AT PCYC MUSWELLBROOK 1995–1996
  • ORGANISED AND CO-ORDINATED 2004 LEST WE FORGET ANNUAL AUST FUNDRAISER FUN RUN. RAISED OVER $1200 (MUSWELLBROOK)