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Biography

Karen Gallagher

karen Gallagher is quickly becoming recognized as a leading fitness professional. With Karen's elite athletic background combined with over 16 years of experience and knowledge, she thrives on motivating many people from around the world as they strive to reach their health and fitness dreams!

Karen learned early in life hard work, focus, dedication and discipline through her competitive figure skating career. Karen had the opportunity to compete at two National Championships as well as training at some of the most elite training facilities in the country. Little did she know that this would be the catalyst, the trigger that would lead her into an amazing fitness and health career!

Competing and being a successful business owner of Fit 4 Her personal training and Team KRG athletes, has also generated great opportunities within the fitness and modeling world. Karen has had the opportunity to work with several well-known and incredible photographers in the industry, has earned spreads, and features in publications such as Oxygen, Beyond Fitness, Posedown, Natural Muscle, Physique, Canadian Health, East of the City and Brook Street Hotel.Recently, Karen was honored to earn a spot on the 2010 Arnold Classic stage and she was selected from thousands of models to represent the one and only Playboy Mansion!

Currently, Karen trains through her signature Fit 4 Her personal training, Team KRG athletes and Butt Slayer Boot Camps. Karen provides services for many people of all fitness levels as well as fitness models, figure athletes and sport specific athletes. Karen works closely with each fitness enthusiast and athlete – providing the best training, motivation and nutritional programs, to best suit their needs and goals. Karen has helped create hundreds of amazing life transformations during her career and she is looking forward to thousands more!

Knowing the formula to success and to be committed to a healthy lifestyle so many desires, and to be able to teach and inspire many people worldwide is by far Karen's strength and passion. Leading by example allows Karen to continue to reach for her dreams in the fitness world as well as inspiring many along the way!

Age:36

City, Province, Country: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Profession: President of Fit 4 Her Personal Training & Team KRG Athletes, Model

Years Experience in this Sport:Over 16 years in the industry as a professional and athlete

Goals and Ambitions:

I want to continue to teach and inspire people worldwide to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle. I also want to expand my company and teach on-ice conditioning to figure skaters and hockey players (one of my newest projects!).

As well, I want to focus on my modelling and continue to improve my physique as a bikini athlete. And of course, compete again =)

Hobbies and recreational activities:

I love to travel the world and go shopping, skating, golfing, horseback riding, snowmobiling, spending time with friends and family.

Favorite exercise:Walking lunges and sprints

Favorite Book:The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Favorite Cheat foods:Sushi, peanut butter, chocolate covered jube jubes, and anything home baked!

Favorite Movie:The Notebook

Favorite Music: I love a wide range of music from Madonna, Rhianna, Nickleback, Bon Jovi, Metallica, Eminem…..depends on my mood!

Favorite body part:Glutes

What is in your Locker Room or Gym Bag: In my gym bag, you will find - my purple ipod, training program, training gloves, sunscreen, perfume, lip gloss, BCAA's and post workout meal.

Competition

OPA Regionals 3rd Place Bikini Model OPA 2010
Arnold Classic-Bikini Top 15   2010
World Championship 2nd Place Figure Open WBFF 2009
World Championship 5th Place Fitness Model WBFF 2009
Fitness Universe 12th Place Bikini Model FAP 2008
Fitness Model Universe Competitor FAP 2006
FAME Fitness Model Pro Competitor FAME 2006
FAME Fitness Model Pro Competitor FAME 2005
FAME Bahamas 1st Place Fitness Model FAME 2005