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Karen Gunning

Personal Trainer


From a young age I have always been interested in Fitness and being active. I was known for hitting the sport halls at school to shoot some baskets or challenge others to arm wrestling. I followed this on with college studies and moved swiftly into my first Fitness job. Through lots of on the job training courses and other courses this took me to great places. I moved to Dubai for 14 years where I successfully set up my own gym/studio. I constructed and operated educational courses and presented to my fellow peers and newbies, with the likes of TRX / LES MILLS / BOSU / Product training and standard ETM and PT courses.

Personally I competed in many fitness competitions and in 2014 entered and placed 1st at the Denmark WBFF Diva Figure competition. 


A few shows followed however I am looking to bring my best to stage in 2021. Fitness was always a strong passion of mine and still is! Fitness Beat is where i share this love with group sessions, Transformation programs, Personal training clients and my online network.  Supporting and guiding all my clients with nutrition and training to be their best and get that final look; wether it is for a show, event or one of our special Photoshoots to capture their amazing results.

Fashion hit in my early teens trying to follow trends and as the years went on I started to truly finding my own style. Being unique and finding clothing and accessories that suit me and my style, shape and lifestyle is key to the roles I have. I have a few affilates that you can find in my affiliates section featuring some of the products I like. 

Beauty was something that came later as I started to compete. I liked getting my hair cut and basic things however the start of  Fitness and Figure shows was where my true beauty interest developed and I started to love the way it makes you feel and look. It all started from a basic eyebrow tint and folowed onto make up tutorials, courses in spray tan, eyelash extensions, massage, kcr and next booked is a make up course.

After reaslilsing how important looking after yourself physically mentally and aethestically is I now help others with the above services which are especially present around our Photoshoot days.

I love learning new skills and even better when they all make you feel better, healthier, stronger and look your best.

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