Karen has a degree in Recreation from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Group Exercise Instructor and also holds Senior Fitness and Orthopedic Specialty certifications, all through the American Council on Exercise. A life-long resident of Lincoln, she has over 35 years of experience in the fitness industry. She has previously worked at the YWCA, Bryan Hospital, The Cottonwood Club and The Lincoln Racquet Club. Karen specializes in working with mid-life and older adults, novice exercisers and those with weight issues. Her goals are to educate, motivate and empower each client and to provide safe, efficient workouts in a non-threatening manner.