A respected fitness and nutrition expert, Karen is a fully qualified Fitness Australia Certificate III gym instructor with over 20 years experience teaching classes such as Jazzercise, freestyle aerobics, Step, Aqua, Stretch, Les Mills CXWorx, Zumba, Barre Attack and @theBarre. Her love of dance and fitness drew her to start teaching Zumba classes when it launched in Australia in 2009 and she now teaches at many of Sydney’s leading gyms (Fitness First, Crunch, Elix’r, North’s Fitness) and even the occasional cruise ship to a very passionate group of Zumba lovers!
Karen always has a sparkle in her eyes! She says: "Just seeing the huge smiles on my client’s faces as they dance their way to fitness and get the chance to express themselves through movement, regardless of age or ability is what makes me happy. Nobody has 2 left feet!!!" Dance has given Karen a new lease on life too, her latest passion Barre classes! She is super excited to be teaching Barre Attack and @theBarre classes loving the overall physical benefits of these programs in terms of body shape and functional core strength.
Karen is also a bestselling author of the series of ‘Fats and figures' having sold well over 1 million copies Australia wide to date! She has spent many years as a television presenter on shows such as ‘Good Morning Australia’ with Bert Newton. She also is a regular contributor to magazines such as Woman’s Day, New Idea and Good Medicine.
Her sporting background includes NSW representative swimming and lifesaving awards. Vivacious Karen also modelled with Australia's leading model agency, Vivien's and is a former Mrs Australia and 4th runner up Mrs World. Karen is married to musician Warren Daly of the Daly-Wilson Big Band. They share a love of lazy days together, animals, good movies and good music! She can’t wait to see you @theBarre!