It is incredible how life seems to speed up as you mature and especially when you are doing what you love! My fitness journey started at an early age where you would find a shy little girl mucking around on my parents farm. Today, I’m a successful business owner of Fit 4 Her – a women’s only private studio that is dedicated to improving woman’s lifestyles. I’m also a personal trainer, nutritionist, fitness model and athlete. Let me share some of my passion for this incredible growing industry with you!
I have over 25 combined years of experience and credentials. Throughout my career, I have trained and counseled hundreds of people ranging from wellness clients of all ages and backgrounds, to fitness enthusiasts at all levels and even world-class competitive athletes, fitness models, bikini models and figure competitors.
I thrive on motivating my clients and all fitness enthusiasts in the world to achieve their fitness and lifestyle goals. I feel that excellent role models like myself, along with the media and overall fitness industry, play a critical part in motivating men and women of all ages to improve their health, increase their life expectancy, lose or maintain their weight, improve their overall wellness and self esteem or even one day compete in fitness! I think as fitness professional and role model, it is important to motivate the world into experiencing the incredible feeling of leading an active and healthy lifestyle.
For 15 years, I participated in both singles and Precision Figure Skating, competing at four Canadian Championships. I also coached at many world class figure skating schools, judged free style competitions and even designed and developed off-ice training and conditioning programs for both amateur and national level competitors. I feel that with this competitive edge and experience, I have been able to achieve the goals I have set for myself as an athlete, model and business woman today.
Today I fulfill my competitive side by competing in Fitness Model and Figure competitions. Being a fitness athlete has given me many amazing experiences and has allowed me to grow as an athlete, trainer and business owner. In the past year, I launched another part of my company, Team KRG. Team KRG is my exclusive team of fitness and figure athletes. I work closely with these athletes – providing the best training, motivation and nutritional programs, along with totally preparing them for the stage.
My journey in the fitness industry has also generated great opportunities within the modeling world. I have had the opportunity to work with several well known and incredible photographers in the industry and have earned spreads and features in publications such as Oxygen, Beyond Fitness, Canadian Health, East of the City and Brook Street Hotel. I am also very proud to have recently graced my very first cover of Beyond Fitness magazine in January 2009! As well, I have had several features and interviews on Roger’s TV profiling my business and life as a competitive athlete.
From years of creating results-oriented programs, fitness and nutrition counseling, coaching athletes, and through my experience as a model and athlete, I truly believe that fitness provides an element in which men and women can benefit in their everyday health, appearance and confidence. I feel that through the media and the competitive fitness industry we are able to really encourage people from all walks of life to push themselves beyond their comfort zone to levels they never dreamed of achieving.
I am an excellent role model for people of all walks of life, whether you are a stay at home mom, business person or athlete! I have helped create hundreds of amazing life transformations during my career and I’m looking forward to thousands more.
Looking forward to inspiring you!
Karen R Gallagher