WHO AM I ...
I’m Karen Martinez, of KD PRO-FITNESS
An established Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist based in a pleasant gym in Greenwich where I've been able to help many of my clients achieve their fitness and health goals. I help busy female and male to feel more energized by becoming more active through exercise. I offer support, direction and accountability needed to get you focused in yourself by offering flexible training programmes that ultimately result in you looking better, feeling better and moving better.
My training is all about you. Your Goals. Your Success. Your Health.
My goal is assisting you to accomplish what is physically important to you. No matter who you are, your experience or your individual circumstances, I will work with you, if you're really willing to put the work in. Creating a method that works just for you. All I ask for is to commit to the programme. There will be no shortcuts, extreme diets or unsustainable and unethical methods. Just hard work, commitment and progress!
My approach is NOT just about the gym! It’s about getting the coaching, support, and accountability you need to positively transform your beliefs, habits, and daily behaviours. That’s what I’m most passionate about, and I do best.
I believe in mastering the 3 Chapters of performance; Mindset, Nutrition & Exercise. Each chapter plays an important role in getting the results you desire from fitness and life.
While the physical aspect of fitness is important, it's not the only one that should be worked on. There are other components of being fit that are just as important; Mental fitness and Nutritional fitness. By neglecting these 2 vital aspects of fitness, you may decrease your chances of getting into the best shape you can be. In order to improve, all 3 aspects must be strengthened
Let me explain into more details each of them:
There are many physical ways to overcome weight loss plateau: diet, exercise, short-term tricks and so on. But from my own success at losing weight and from experience working with clients, I've learned there's always an underlying reason why you're not able to lose more weight. Unless you address it, you'll struggle to succeed...
If you want to lose weight you might have to eat more!
For example, eating more protein can reduce appetite, cut cravings and increase the number of calories you burn...
When it comes to weight loss, people often think that you need to spend countless hours in the gym, pounding away at the treadmill while you watch reruns of How I Met Your Mother...
LET ME TAKE YOU THROUGH MY JOURNEY ...
Fitness Instructor: (The Gym Group)I was given the opportunity to start my fitness career from here on, which enabled me to learn from the more experienced trainers who had been in the fitness industry for more than 20 years. Working alongside knowledgeable personal trainers helped me to understand and learn more about weight loss; also, to learn various training methods which I was then able to implement on my clients. After gaining all the necessary knowledge through this experience and achieving my qualification I decided it was time to continue my personal training career journey elsewhere.
Personal Trainer: (Fitness First)Using my previous experience, I was then able to start working full time as a Personal Trainer in a very reputable gym. I was responsible in designing programmes to match the skill and learning levels for a wide-range of client.
Bootcamp InstructorPrivileged enough to be part of the Our Parks qualified coaches team where the Company’s main aim was to improve the health and well-being of local communities by running a variety of classes from HIIT Cardio to Circuit Training of (10-15 people) some evenings and weekends depending on my availability.
Mobile Personal TrainerThis experience was mainly travelling to my clients’ preferable locations such as their homes, offices, studios, parks etc. I was responsible for creating creative workout plans for each client within their health and fitness goals without using any gym equipment and using my initiative e.g. using a sofa to do step ups or even triceps dips.
Private Studio - Weight Loss CentreAt this point in my career as a health and fitness professional, I finally figured out what my target audience was. I was then able to effectively target the weight loss and toning audience specifically help improve overall health and quality of life. I worked with a wide variety of clients who usually looked to lose up to 3 stones.
KD PRO FITNESS Company LaunchedThis is where I started to run my own business as a Self-Employed Personal Trainer. Having the ability to transform lives and give my clients the best experience at my gym facility. Developing and implementing personalized exercises and diet programs to assist individual needs.
PUTTING ALL 3 CHAPTERS OF PERFORMANCE TOGETHER
Being mentally, nutritionally and physically fit are all interconnected. Instead of focusing on just one aspect of fitness, its critical we work on all 3 parts simultaneously. For example, a person could be frustrated and quit working out because they aren't seeing any results. One possible reason is they are eating the wrong foods. Instead of eating foods that give them energy, they eat foods that affect their performance.
Check this following tips for each chapter, they are great and they can help you reach all aspects of fitness goals if follow correctly;
- Focus on the long-term
- Dont compare yourself to others
- Have solid, concrete goals
- Having patience is key
- Repeat positive affirmation daily
- "I will achieve my goals!"
- "I can do this!"
- "Nothing can stop me!"
- Avoid processed foods
- Choose foods with high nutritional value
- Increase intake of fruits and veggies
- Limit intake of fast foods and fried foods
- Opt for learn nutritional value, not the taste
- Season foods with herbs and spices
- Drink 8 and more glasses of water daily
- Exercise twice week for 30 mins
- Get a buddy or join a class
- Perform exercises you enjoy.
- Find what motivates you
- Do the exercise you like least first followed by the exercise you like the most
- Dont exercise when you're hungry
- Change your routine every few weeks
- Get 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night
By working on all 3 aspects of fitness simultaneously, you can increase your chances of achieving your fitness goals - whatever that may be!
Our unique and precise step by step approach will adapt to you.
Our mission is to get you where you want to be.
Your goals are my goals.
I’m on your side!
"Karen single-handedly fixed my muscle pain problems and worked dedicatedly towards my fitness goals. Highly recommend her! ..."
"Karen is an excellent trainer & I strongly recommend her. Have been training with her for a year and she is so knowledgeable. ..."
"Karen is an amazing Personal Trainer. I am 52 years old and the most important thing that Karen does is listen ... "
"Karen is an excellent trainer with a unique energetic vibe! After wasting so much money on other trainers she finally made me achieve my goals ... "