About Your Coach

Kari is a San Diego native, married to her high school sweetheart and mom to two dachshunds, Penny & Leroy, as well as Mr. Tucker the cat. She is the owner of Empower Wellness & Empower Fitness 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 every day life.
As an ACE Certified Health Coach my goal is to help educate you, structure your day, help you become more present and aware of your health in order to break unhealthy habits and allow you to look and feel your best at all times. My message to you will remain consistent and together we will outline and achieve your personal wellness goals. I became a health coach because I want to empower and encourage you to choose healthy! I hope to inspire you to proactively prioritize your health, break unhealthy cycles and set positive examples for others and future generations by making positive, mindful choices in your daily life.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.

Certifications/Memberships:
Certified Health Coach (ACE)
Certified Personal Trainer by the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
Certified Specialist in Fitness for Older Adults (ISSA)
Certified INSANITY Instructor
Certified Keiser M3 Cycling Instructor
Certified TRX Suspension Trainer
Certified SPX Pilates Instructor
Certified GRAVITYFoundation Instructor
American Red Cross CPR/AED Certified
IDEA Health & Fitness Association Member

Insurance:
Comprehensive insurance policy through Philadelphia Insurance Companies