About Kari

Kari is the owner of Empower Fitness and a San Diego native who has a passion for fitness and empowering others to achieve their personal best. She has a great compassion for her clients because she has overcome struggles experienced by many of them such as poor body image, weight gain, lower than desired self-esteem and not knowing where to start or how to maintain a solid fitness program. Knowing how many important aspects of her life changed for the better after consistently implementing a fitness plan, lifestyle and attitude, she is now committed to helping others achieve the fulfillment and excitement of reaching and maintaining their own goals.

Your personal fitness trainer.No two clients have the same goals and abilities; so no two clients should be completing the same workout. Kari takes pride in creating unique training sessions tailored to each individual client. She takes a realistic approach to creating exercise programs that work for your individual ambitions and lifestyle. She is an effective personal trainer that educates, motivates and guides every client, every workout. She will keep your body guessing and your mind engaged!

When you train with Kari, you become a team. She doesn’t just hand you a standardized workout and say, “See you next week.” You can have as much interaction via phone or email between your in-person sessions as you want. She truly dedicated to your progress, and will provide honest feedback, hold you accountable and celebrate your successes.


  • Certified Personal Trainer by the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
  • Certified Specialist in Fitness for Older Adults (ISSA)
  • Certified Health Coach (ACE)
  • Certified INSANITY Instructor
  • Certified Keiser M3 Cycling Instructor
  • Certified TRX Suspension Trainer
  • Certified Lagree Fitness Instructor
  • Certified GRAVITYFoundation Instructor
  • Reebok Spartan Finisher
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED Certified
  • IDEA Health & Fitness Association Member


Comprehensive insurance policy through Philadelphia Insurance Companies