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"How do I love Karen and her Pilates/Weights classes? Let me count the ways. 1) She takes a personal interest in your fitness goals and physical restrictions. Not only can she recommend multiple exercises for every target area, she also knows those that should be avoided if you are struggling with a particular injury. 2) She is positive, encouraging, and inspiring but in no way is she one of those over the top fitness freaks that makes you want to run screaming back to your couch potato ways. She is real people. And she seems to attract real people as clients—which makes her group classes that much more enjoyable. 3) Her classes are conveniently located, small in size and she offers a wide variety of morning and evening options. 4) Class structure has enough variety to keep you challenged / interested but enough repetition to make it is easy to see your progress (strength, flexibility and stamina) over time. I have been taking Karen’s classes for over 18 months and am so glad to have found her and her home-based studio."

Danielle M. from Decatur, Georgia

"I would highly recommend the Core+More classes. I have never been someone who did a lot of exercise other than cardio, and I wasn’t even sure I would be able to do these classes. But Karen is an awesome teacher who takes the time to make sure you are doing the exercises correctly. She is very motivating and pushes you to achieve your personal best. It is much more personal than a gym. I can tell she puts a lot of thought and planning into the workouts.I can do pushups now on my toes, which is something I would have never imagined I would be able to do! I love that it is a small group of women who face the same challenges and have the same issues that I do. I’m proud of myself for creating a leaner, stronger me, but I don’t think I would have ever gotten this far without Karen!"

Lisa D. from Decatur, Georgia

"Just wanted to share how much I’ve enjoyed Karen’s classes. Last November, I signed up for the Monday night class…I’ve been hooked ever since. There is something about signing up for a set class time with only a few people that keeps you motivated. Karen is a great teacher and really wants those in her class to get the most out of their workouts."

Jen K. from Decatur, Georgia

"Karen has been kicking my tush for three years. She’s exactly what I need in a private trainer — equal parts drill sergeant and cheerleader. She pushes me hard, but I always leave laughing and inspired."

Jeanee L. from Decatur, Georgia

"I’ve been taking Karen’s classes for about a year and she’s fantastic! I can usually motivate myself to do some yoga and elliptical on my own, but with Karen I get all the strength training stuff I would never do on my own. Plus the consistency of core/pilates work is great for my lower back. Thanks to Karen, I can confidently do at least 12 push ups, a minute plank, and kick on a kick boxing bag! How fun! Her garage studio is beautiful, and there’s always great company and conversation in the classes."

Demia W. from Atlanta, Georgia

"After struggling with those last 10 pounds after my son was born, I saw Karen’s post on a Yahoo parenting group. I’ve never been able to stick to an exercise regimen for more than a couple months, but here I am going on two years with Karen! Her workouts are diverse, motivating, engaging and more than often very, very tough!! You can easily adjust to your individual needs and she is great about making everyone in the (very small) class feel as if they are really doing a good job. And as one reviewer as already mentioned, it’s not only a good physical workout, but often a pretty good group therapy session as well! Karen often changes and adapts class times to her student’s needs and is very fair about allowing make-up classes if you miss a class. But, beware, you will feel a little guilty if you do miss a class!! Which is exactly what people like me need to get our rears in gear!!"

Tamara L. from Decatur, Georgia

"I love Karen’s small class size and personal attention. Combining the circuit training plus pilates makes for a really great, balanced workout. She also keeps things interesting by changing things up almost every class to keep you motivated and having fun. It’s my favorite workout class that I’ve ever taken and I’ve been recommending it to all my friends."

Susan C. from Decatur, Georgia

"I have taken a LOT of aerobics classes, but I can’t get enough of this one! Karen’s class feels like part workout part therapy. I hesitated to sign-up because it is out of her home studio and I didn’t know what kind of company to expect. As it turns out, she has a beautiful studio gym and I have met a lot of other moms and a few singles. Everyone is very warm and supportive. Karen varies her workouts to keep things interesting and offers some fun facts about how you are helping your body. Join in, you’ll love it!!"

Cindy S. from Decatur, Georgia

"If you are in the ATL and want a trainer, seriously, try Karen out. I think she’s an excellent trainer. One of the best people I’ve worked out with and her workouts are addicting. She has a small home studio. Karen is serious about her workouts. Unfortunately, we moved away and I can no longer work out with her."

Renee J. from Houston, Texas

"Karen’s workout classes are intimate and fun, but good, hard work. They really have helped me get in shape again and have inspired me to do even more on my own. And, they’re not at all intimidating—beats the gym any day for me."

Cindy P. from Atlanta, Georgia

"Karen has been a joy to work with and very sensitive to my situation, as it can be intimidating to start a fitness routine when you are very overweight. I have been visiting Karen for personal training for over a year now and I never miss my sessions with her! She is my 'reset' button every week to check in and make sure I'm on track for my fitness goals."

Casey W. from Decatur, Georgia

"Karen is the best and her classes are great for those of us who aren't so into a traditional gym set up. The group classes are small, hard work, and yet lots of fun. There are all ages, sizes, and strengths and Karen always has modifications to make something harder or easier depending on your level. I've noticed a significant difference in my core strength and found a new spark of motivation to stay active with Karen's warmth and encouragement!"

Mary Catherine M. from Atlanta, Georgia

"I can't say enough great things about Karen! Her circuit classes are creative, tough, comprehensive, and wonderful. She is with you every step of the way, guiding you, supporting you, and somehow making the whole workout fun. I love the community she has created, and I see myself working out with her for many years to come. After just a few months I feel stronger all over and have loads more energy."

Jennifer G. from Big Timber, Montana
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