Karen Marcouiller

Personal Trainer and Health Coach

National Sports and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

American Council on Exercise (ACE)

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September 16, 2019

Are you a women over 50? If so, you may one of half of all women who will break a bone due to osteoporosis. If you’re a man, the odds are one in four.  That’s right, men can develop osteopenia, too. In all, about 54 million Americans have osteoporosis.

What exactly is o...

September 5, 2019

Have you ever thought about adding strength training to your exercise routine or simply starting an exercise routine with weights? Many women that I work with and talk to have but are intimidated by what they think they know about weight training – that they’ll “bulk u...

August 20, 2019

If you’re of a ‘certain age’, you know what I’m talking about when you hear those words. It seems, no matter how hard we try, we cannot lose that ring right around our middle. I’m an active personal trainer, on my feet most of the day, consistent with my workouts, and...

February 6, 2018

Many of us know the term HIIT, or high intensity interval training. HIIT  is a great workout to increase our cardio capacity and to burn body fat, even after the exercise session is over. Less familiar is Tabata training which was developed in Japan to train Olympic sp...

January 16, 2018

Over the course of my 20+ years as a personal trainer, I’ve worked with dozens, if not hundreds, of clients. Most of them have been successful in meeting their goals and improving their health.  Of course, everyone comes to me with a different history and a different m...

January 4, 2018

Most of us know the faster metabolism is, the easier it is to lose weight.  We also know that metabolism slows as we age.  (Most of us have first-hand experience with that phenomenon!) But what exactly is metabolism and how is it measured?

Metabolism is the rate at...

December 30, 2017

I can’t tell you how many times a week I hear, “If I didn’t have this appointment with you, I would have never worked out today.” It’s one of the primary reasons people hire trainers, (in addition to getting a better, more effective, and safer workout than most people...

November 20, 2017

How many times have you been frustrated by how much harder it is to stay fit as you age and how many new aches and pains you experience? As a personal trainer I’ve heard it said countless times.  As a woman who has passed 50, I’ve experienced it firsthand.

Why is fitnes...

October 25, 2017

As a personal trainer, I advocate and strongly believe in, exercise for everyone.  I am aware, however, that some people hate it and just won’t do it!  I may never convince some people to go for a walk or lift weights, but I hope I can get most people onboard with stre...

January 9, 2017

We’ve always known being overweight makes you more tired.  It always made sense that it was from carrying excess weight around with you all day. 

Now, researchers are saying obesity changes the chemistry in the brain to inhibit our desire to move.  According to the...

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