Karen began her fitness career in 1979, teaching aerobics, dance and gymnastics in Yorktown Heights, New York. In 1988 she took the leap and opened her own studio, offering exercise programs for adults and dance for children, In addition to dance modalities, she’s taught step, kickbox, sculpt, slide, prenatal, barre and yoga over the years. Karen came to Club Fit as Group Fitness Manager in 2001, a role she was proud to hold and recently retired from after 18 years.
Karen continues to teach Retro Low/Dance and Zumba at Club Fit Briarcliff. Outside the club, she instructs children in tap dance, takes tap classes weekly, enjoys reading, Broadway shows and spending time with her grandkids. “Sharing my passion for fitness and dance is a joy and I’m grateful for the past 40 years, helping others on their road to wellness.
Karen holds a BA in English from the College of New Rochelle and is a Gold Certified ACE ( American Council on Education) Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer. Past and present certifications include Prenatal Exercise, Kickboxing, Yoga Fit, Will Power & Grace, Stages Cycling, Bender Barre Method, Zumba, and Zumba Gold. Karen was named an ACE Hall of Fame Instructor in 2018.