Kari is a San Diego native, married to her high school sweetheart and mom to their dachshund Leroy. She is the owner of Empower Fitness & Fit by Kari and has a passion for overall health, 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 life changes. Knowing how many important aspects of her life changed for the better after consistently implementing a nutrition, fitness plan, lifestyle and attitude, she is now committed to helping others achieve the fulfillment and excitement of reaching and maintaining their own goals. She provides a safe space for her clients to investigate what’s really holding them back from living the life they want.
It’s not about deprivation, restriction, or will-power. It’s about identifying what you really want and what’s keeping you stuck so you can move forward.
Note from Kari:
My philosophy is you only get one body in life, so you need to take care of it in the best possible way. The moment you think of your body as sacred and special, I guarantee you will start treating it with more respect and care. I encourage you to realize the importance of your health and how the choices you make today can have a major impact tomorrow. I want to empower you to appreciate your body and make your health your primary focus in your everyday life.
No two clients have the same goals and abilities; so no two clients should be completing the same workout. I take pride in creating unique training sessions tailored to each individual client. I take a realistic approach to creating exercise programs that work for your individual ambitions and lifestyle. My goal is to educate, motivate and guide every client, every workout. I will keep your body guessing and your mind engaged!
When you train with me, we become a team. I doesn’t just hand you a standardized workout and say, “See you next week.” You can have as much interaction via text or email between your in-person sessions as you want. I am truly dedicated to your progress, and will provide honest feedback, hold you accountable and celebrate your successes.
Studies have proven that working with a partner, team or coach can be an effective way to stay focused, motivated and achieve results. I believe balance is the key to a happy, peaceful and healthy life and I look forward to working with you to showcase the best version of you! If you’re overwhelmed, frustrated, and depleted, I understand. I’ve been there. My clients have been there, too. Transformation is possible, but it doesn’t happen overnight. If what you’re doing right now isn’t giving you the results you want, it’s time to try something else.
At the age of 60 I had never exercised in my life. I was immediately put at ease by Kari as we discussed my goals and some restrictions that would need to be considered. Kari is very knowledgeable and is great at motivating. My cholesterol is now normal and I’m excited to have more stamina for activities I enjoy. I can’t thank Kari enough…and absolutely recommend her. — Kathe T.
Certifications & Memberships:
- Certified Personal Trainer by the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
- Certified Specialist in Fitness for Older Adults (ISSA)
- Certified Health Coach (ACE)
- Certified GGS-1 Coach (Girls Gone Strong) In Process
- 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
Comprehensive insurance policy through Hiscox