Our New York City transplant! With over 20 years of teaching experience, Karen made a name for herself in New York as a celebrity trainer and group fitness innovator, creating custom designed classes for CRUNCH Fitness. Her clients included Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, beauty expert Carmindy Bowyer and award winning actress Susan Sarandon.
Karen got her fitness start at the age of 18 in New York City, where she attended Fordham university. Daughter of an entrepreneur mother and a naturopath healer father, it was obvious for her to begin her college career in pre Med. Later on her ballet background came in handy and she got a job teaching group fitness classes for Reebok sports club and Crunch fitness. It started out as just a job but at some point she fell in love with teaching and has been doing it ever since.
Be forewarned … you can take the girl out of New York but you can’t take New York out of the girl … get ready for New York city energy to add to your Swiss Day!