Stuart Park NT
Hi, I'm Karren, and I am a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor at Anytime Fitness Stuart Park, Darwin.
I was born in the Philippines and raised in Australia. During my childhood, I lived in Sydney’s Inner West suburbs and moved to Kununurra, a town in Western Australia’s far northeast of the Kimberley region, during my teenage years. I grew up learning classical and jazz ballet and tap dancing. Thanks to my Filipino mother, I also love to sing and often dreamt of starring in a musical. Now, I am a proud single mother of two girls and a grandmother (“Lola”) to four adorable boys.
Growing up in the 80s has a lot to do with how my singing and dancing brought me to a career in fitness. TV was filled with aerobics instructors and I thought it looked like the most fun in the world. It quickly became my dream career.
Life as a single mother, on a tight budget, had me put those dreams in a bunker, and when my children were older, my confidence wasn’t what it was. Stepping into a gym in my 30s was frightening. But once I took the leap to join a gym and hire a personal trainer, I never looked back. Working out made me feel great. My confidence returned and it inspired me to help others feel the same. I enrolled at Charles Darwin University and became a PT. First on Christmas Island, where I had many memorable experiences, and now in Darwin.
My favourite part of working as a personal trainer is meeting people of all different backgrounds. I love to watch their confidence soar as they reach their goals. The thanks I receive will always be the best part of what I do.
Partnering with AIPT was an easy decision. It meant I could expand my knowledge and meet like-minded people.
“If you love it – it’s never too late to start! No matter what your background, you have something valuable to offer.”
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