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Karen J.

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Seattle, WA (98144)

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Learn from a pro who's worked in the outdoor industry, action sports, fashion, technology and more.

Lessons will be geared to teach you technical fundamentals, and also to provide you projects that are fun and relevant to your goals.

My training includes a BA in fine Art from the University of Oregon and a personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, plus continuing education via D-65, Photo Plus, Santa Fe Workshops, Photographic Center Northwest, IDEA Personal Trainer Institute West and many, many workshops.

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Beyond my NASM CPT certification (earned in March 2013), I continually educate myself, via workshops with fitness industry leaders and training programs on cutting-edge trends in fitness and nutrition, including high-intensity training, body-weight exercises, functional fitness, TRX and more.

My own training in disciplines ranging from snowboarding to bouldering, martial arts, tango and yoga has given me hands-on knowledge about body mechanics and how cross-training in one sport can impact another: This experience is definitely beneficial in developing programs for students that engage them and meet their fitness goals.

My own outdoor bootcamps focus on bodyweight and high-intensity training, but I have experience with strength and cardio training in a gym environment as well, using machines, free weights, balance and stabilization equipment and more. Beyond my certification, I have been educating myself about how nutrition can impact health and fat loss, focusing on the work of Metabolic Effect and Dr. Sara Gottfried to learn how hormonal shifts caused by diet and lifestyle impact fat loss, and have also been networking with other health professionals to learn how nutrition affects other health problems. I also attended Parkinson's Disease: Exercise Integration from Clinic to Community, a workshop at Oregon Health Sciences University geared towards physical therapists and personal trainers who work with clients with Parkinson's, and am interested in working with that community to help manage their symptoms. I am also looking into a certification geared towards working with cancer survivors.


I create action, adventure and lifestyle images for advertising and editorial clients worldwide.

My talents include capturing photos in the studio and on location; working with strobes and natural light; scouting locations; and managing all post-production with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop to finalize photos for submission to clients. I am willing to work with students to teach them any or all of these subjects, plus photo-specific business information.

I have also worked as a photo mentor with Youth in Focus, teaching technical topics and the development of each student’s unique creative vision, and as a photo lab monitor at Photographic Center Northwest, coaching users of the space in traditional darkroom techniques.

My training includes a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Oregon, plus continuing education at Photo Plus, Santa Fe Workshops and Photographic Center Northwest.

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University of Oregon (Fine Art)

NASM CPT (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group lessons and multi-lesson discounts are available. Contact us with details about your needs to get a quote specific to your situation.

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Karen will travel within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98144.

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