Certified Pilates Instructor & Personal Trainer, Senior Fitness Specialist, Functional Medicine Nutritionist & Food Sensitivity Therapist
Karen is a highly respected member of the fitness and wellness community and possesses a powerful combination of skills. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a concierge private nutrition practice, and is also certified in Power Pilates, personal training and senior fitness. Her combination of nutrition and fitness knowledge helps her clients achieve optimal results.
Karen worked as a dental assistant in her father’s practice at the age of 14. She saw the effects first-hand of an unhealthy diet on the teeth and gums. This is where her interest in nutrition began. She followed her dream of becoming a nutritionist and received her degree form Rochester Institute of Technology. She has over 25 years of experience working in clinical settings such as chief dietitian, clinical dietitian, food service director, and wellness educator. Years of working in the nutrition field culminated in Karen’s ultimate nutrition passion—functional medicine nutrition. She continues her studies in Integrative and Functional Medicine Nutrition Therapy and is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and The Institute of Functional Medicine. She created her own concierge private nutrition practice focused on functional medicine nutrition, and helps clients improve their health through food as medicine.
Karen was certified in Power Pilates in 2004 in New York City. She teaches her fitness clients to incorporate Pilates and organic nutrition into their everyday lives. Her passion for wellness transpires into coaching, empowering and inspiring people to achieve optimal results. Let food and exercise be thy medicine!
“Karen uses the perfect blend of science and compassion to motivate me to change. Through food sensitivity testing, getting rid of inflammatory foods and monitored meal planning, my achy joints and brain fog are relieved! Karen is always available when I have questions or concerns. We’re now celebrating my 40-pound weight loss and active lifestyle!”