Getting Fit the Fun Way!

You've probably seen me around town.  It's likely I've seen you.  Isn't it time we got together for a workout? A certified Corrective Exercise Specialist and personal fitness trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, as well as a certified Group X instructor and Spin teacher with Fitour, I'm also a licensed Livestrong instructor, and fully accredited Aquatics teacher. When I'm not in the gym, you’ll probably find me running or biking along the city’s scenic coastal routes, deep ocean swimming at its beaches, or hiking on the front and back country trails.

My energy matches my fitness level, and I want you to feel the same way. Comfortable training clients with special needs, I am experienced with a range of physical maladies such as MS, RA, and Parkinson’s, as well as age-related challenges, including knee & hip replacements, stenosis, scoliosis, and rotator cuff injuries. Teaching proper technique and tailoring exercise routines to meet my clients specific challenges is my specialty, and my open-door policy assures the lines of communication are always open. 

FiTOUR Certified Group X Instructor
Corrective Exercise Specialist
NASM Certified Fitness Trainer
Live Strong Instructor
Certified Aquatic Instructor

Personal Training With Karen

Ready for some one-on-one training? Private training sessions are available! With an option to train with me in your home, I’ll bring all the equipment necessary to meet your fitness goals—and all the know-how needed to accommodate any physical challenges you may face. If training in a gym is preferred, you can join me at the gym for a small additional charge.

Whatever your preference, you can be certain that choosing me as your personal fitness coach assures you’re training with a professional as dedicated to helping you attain your personal best as you are. 

Newspaper Articles and Fitness Columns by Karen Robiscoe

Santa Barbara Independent
Montecito Journal
The Acorn
Santa Barbara Sentinel

A body in motion tends to stay in motion


Newton knew. You know. Now let’s put that knowledge to work. Let’s get moving together. Whether your goal is to increase your performance and endurance when engaging in your favorite recreational sports, or simply improve the ease with which you execute daily activities--the walking, lifting, bending, and stretching you do every day to keep life on track—you’ll see results working with me. Based on your goals and fitness level, I’ll design a one-of-a-kind exercise routine that guarantees you’ll enjoy the lifestyle you love for years to come. From improved athletic performance to ease of functional movement, I work with a range of people of all ages and fitness levels.

Fitness is a lifestyle choice—not just an hour here and there.

24 hours in each day. 365 days every year. It makes sense that we should keep our bodies active for a good percentage of that time. With a little coaching, I’ll have you up, at ‘em, and energized longer than you thought possible. Sooner, too.

The X in X factor

So if you’re tired of watching your carbs—and even more tired of being one—I’ll help you peel off those Couch Potato pounds, and discover your inner Exercise Nut. Call, email or chat, I’ll respond within 24 hours.

Initial consultation and fitness assessment is provided free of charge!