Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Health News Host
Karen is an exercise physiologist working in a highly specialized practice where exercise is medicine. She designs and delivers exercise programs as a treatment and prevention strategy for people challenged with chronic diseases, particularly obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Karen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Human Biodynamics which included extensive studies in nutrition.
Karen started on her path in health, performance enhancement and cardiac rehabilitation early on in college. Driven by her delight in and dedication to learning, Karen worked as a kinesiology teaching assistant and interned in three disciplines: physical therapy, athletic training and exercise physiology.
Karen currently works at the San Ramon Regional Medical Center as the cardiac rehabilitation clinical exercise physiologist and nutrition educator. Her experience includes work in cardiac rehab at Doctors’ Hospital and as Program Director at the Pritikin Longevity Center teaching nutrition and exercise to high-risk populations.
Mom and Health Writer
Karen is the mother of two sons, a freelance health writer and frequent media guest expert for various TV/radio/print outlets commenting on optimal performance, longevity and healthy parenting. She writes sports nutrition articles for organizations, such as USA Gymnastics and USA Volleyball. USA Volleyball and USA Gymnastics are the National Governing Bodies for the sports of volleyball and gymnastics in the United States. They are recognized as such by the U.S. Olympic Committee, Federation International de Volleyball, and International Gymnastics Federation
TV Health News Host
Karen currently writes, produces, edits, and hosts short-form TV health segments, The Health Reporter Minute and The Men’s Health Minute. These segments air on public cable stations in 25 states, New Zealand, South Africa, and the Caribbean. Karen serves as Governor of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (San Francisco/Northern California Chapter) and is owner of Bullet Point Media, LLC.
A dedicated sports advocate, Karen co-founded the Fairness in Sports Foundation and currently serves as an Advisory Board Member of the American Sports Council. Her media career began as Executive Producer of her international men’s gymnastics competition that aired on Comcast Sports Net/Fox Sports Net for five years.
Back in 1999, Karen formulated and marketed her own botanical, chemical-free body and home cleaning products ahead of the huge popularization of ‘green living’. Her clients included high-end resort spas, such as the Ritz Carlton, and individuals and cancer patients at the John Muir Women’s Health Center.
• Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), American Heart Association
• Basic Life Support for Health Professionals (BLS), American Heart Association
• Health Fitness Specialist, American College of Sports Medicine
• Professional Member, American College of Sports Medicine
• Professional Member, International Society of Sports Nutrition