Karen fell in love with dance fitness in March of 2013 when she took her first pole and floor/chair class. She was instantly hooked and has attended 8 classes a week since then. In September 2013, while attending the 2nd Annual Pole Expo in Las Vegas, she discovered Jeni Janover’s Liquid Motion. Karen has actively participated in multiple Liquid Motion 1 and Liquid Motion 2 workshops every year at Pole Expo in addition to studying locally at pole studios in Annapolis and Virginia. Karen became a certified Liquid Motion instructor in January of 2016. She had been teaching Liquid Motion since April 2016 at Phoenix Rising Dance & Fitness located in Frederick, Maryland.

Karen has always put a priority on diet, health, and fitness. She has studied kettle bells since 2009 and trained remotely with Lauren Brooks, a highly regarded master instructor from San Diego. She cross-trains regularly; using free weights and kettle bells to improve her strength and conditioning for dance and pole fitness. She is currently exploring rock-climbing with her daughter.

She is a former trauma nurse, mother of three, and recently received her bartender’s license from the Maryland Bartending Academy. Outside of pole, her hobbies include cooking, entertainment, mixology, and spending quality time with her husband, family, and friends. She has two horses (Poet and Onyx), two cats (Silverbell and Athena), and one adorable kitten named Cleo the Hurricane; a nod to one of her pole idols.

 

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