Meet Karen

I'm a Doctor of Philosophy (in Biomedical Engineering) by education, a problem solver by nature, and a Nutrition Coach, Personal Trainer and Gym Owner by trade.

I adopt a strictly no nonsense, evidence based and "life is for living" based approach to both nutrition and training.


As an engineer, I am naturally inquisitive and continually examine things and think of ways to help things work better. That includes ways of helping YOU work better also.


My ability to think logically enables me to make sense of things, to understand how things work and how problems arise. My job is to spot your problem and resolve it.


Once the problem has been solved then I want to help you consistently live in the solution and leave the problem in the past.


I am passionate about helping others in every and any way that I can.


I am realistic, energetic, direct with my approach, goal-oriented, conscientious, open-minded and most of all, adaptable, cause let's face it, shit happens.

When not coaching clients in my gym, Freedom Fitness in Kilcoole, I can usually be found throwing weights around the gym, speaking at nutrition seminars around the country, or ranting about Fad Diets on Facebook.


Biomedical Engineering, B.Eng, Ph.D.

Precision Nutrition L1 Coach

Sports Nutrition FETAC Level 6

Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Nutrition [Pending]
Active IQ L2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction
Active IQ L3 Certificate in Personal Training

National Qualification in Pre and Post Natal Exercise
CrossFit L1 Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
Agatsu Kettlebell Instructor
Weightlifting Ireland L1 Assistant Coach



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