Karen GilroyTeam T-Rex Coach

    Education / Certification:

    • Registered Nurse specializing in Emergency/Trauma/ICU medicine for 20 years
    • Over 20 post Nursing certificate’s, plus experience in critical care, trauma, pharmacology, mental health, addictions, sexual assault, domestic violence, cardiac, advanced life support, neurology, pediatrics, diabetes, death and dying, and many more medical disease’s.
    • ISSA Fitness Trainer Certified
    • ISSA Nutrition (in progress)

    Coaching Experience & Accomplishments:

    • extremely high coaching success rate

    • experience with contest prep and transformation coaching

    • 7 years experience competing

    • coached client to 1st place at the Ontario championships

    • Trained by head coach Adam Headland for past 2 years

    Services offered:

    • Competition prep coaching (focus – bikini, figure, fitness, physique)
    • Online transformation and lifestyle coaching
    • In-person training (Ottawa region)

    SUMMARY

    Karen started her bodybuilding career at the age of 39, soon after having a child. She was always an athletic girl in life, doing well in gymnastics, volleyball, soccer, and track. Karen placed top 4 in all her figure competitions, with her last competition placing 2nd in Canada in the Fitness Category, led by head coach Adam. Combine Karen’s own competitive success along with her client’s, she definitely knows what it takes to create a champion. Clients report back that she is a very caring, empathetic, compassionate women, and coach. She has seen all walks of life, and at their most weakest point in life, with their medical, and physical concerns; as well as the family members, so, no matter what your goal, concern, issue is, Karen will give you that personal, confidential, empathetic attention you need while reaching your goal. She is an “all in” kind of gal, who thrives for success.

    Client Results & Testimonials

    Q & A

    List your top 3 tips on training, nutrition or contest prep

    1. Always stretch pre and post workout. This is for injury prevention. Stretching keeps the muscles flexible and strong. It also provides a greater range of motion in your joints. I can’t stress how important this exercise is to your workouts. I speak from an unfortunate experience. The entire healing process from an injury is far more annoying than stretching pre and post workouts.
    2. Communication is key with your coach. The only way your coach can best serve you is by communicating. Don’t wait for 2 weeks to pass by, and then come forward with an issue. Best to be straight up, and honest, because sometimes, especially with show prep, waiting can be more detrimental. It will not serve you well if you don’t communicate with your coach, because no one wants surprises, or blame.
    3. Drink your water. We loose water in a day via 4 routes. Urine, Feces, Sweat, and breathing. Drinking the water set out in your plan is critical for fluid intake, and fluid output, to maintain a healthy fluid balance within your body. Water aids in digestion, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients to your organs, and joints, as well as maintaining our bodies temperature. If not adequately hydrated you can become dizzy, experience headaches, cramping in your muscles and so on. So please drink your water.

    Favorite industry highlights

    1. When my client Lucie won at Provincials.  I believe I cried more for her win than all my own personal wins.  Lucie made me so proud.  She is a very hard working women with her personal life as well as her passion for competing.  She was so driven to succeed, and she did.

    2.  I took a hiatus from gymnastics for over 20 years, and came back placing 1st at regionals, 1st at provincials, and then 2nd at Nationals.  Just goes to show age is just a number, and you can do or be anything you want if you truly want it.

    3. When Adam agreed to coach me, I knew! I knew I was headed in a whole new direction in bodybuilding.  This opened up opportunities for me, as well as meeting people.  The doors continue to open for me.  Both Adam, and Sean agreed to have me as a coach; they are teaching me, and I believe their methods to be spot on.  I am so grateful for the opportunities. 

    Your favorite quote you like to use with clients

    “Blessed are those who believe without seeing.”

    “Knowing your weaknesses, allows you a chance to develop personal growth, don’t waste the chance.”

    “Don’t let your fears exceed who want to become.”

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    SUMMARY

    Karen started her bodybuilding career at the age of 39, soon after having a child. She was always an athletic girl in life, doing well in gymnastics, volleyball, soccer, and track. Karen placed top 4 in all her figure competitions, with her last competition placing 2nd in Canada in the Fitness Category, led by head coach Adam. Combine Karen’s own competitive success along with her client’s, she definitely knows what it takes to create a champion. Clients report back that she is a very caring, empathetic, compassionate women, and coach. She has seen all walks of life, and at their most weakest point in life, with their medical, and physical concerns; as well as the family members, so, no matter what your goal, concern, issue is, Karen will give you that personal, confidential, empathetic attention you need while reaching your goal. She is an “all in” kind of gal, who thrives for success.

    Client Results & Testimonials

    Education / Certification:

    • Registered Nurse specializing in Emergency/Trauma/ICU medicine for 20 years
    • Over 20 post Nursing certificate’s, plus experience in critical care, trauma, pharmacology, mental health, addictions, sexual assault, domestic violence, cardiac, advanced life support, neurology, pediatrics, diabetes, death and dying, and many more medical disease’s.
    • ISSA Fitness Trainer Certified
    • ISSA Nutrition (in progress)

    Coaching Experience & Accomplishments:

    • extremely high coaching success rate

    • experience with contest prep and transformation coaching

    • 7 years experience competing

    • coached client to 1st place at the Ontario championships

    • Trained by head coach Adam Headland for past 2 years

    Q & A

    List your top 3 tips on training, nutrition or contest prep

    1. Always stretch pre and post workout. This is for injury prevention. Stretching keeps the muscles flexible and strong. It also provides a greater range of motion in your joints. I can’t stress how important this exercise is to your workouts. I speak from an unfortunate experience. The entire healing process from an injury is far more annoying than stretching pre and post workouts.
    2. Communication is key with your coach. The only way your coach can best serve you is by communicating. Don’t wait for 2 weeks to pass by, and then come forward with an issue. Best to be straight up, and honest, because sometimes, especially with show prep, waiting can be more detrimental. It will not serve you well if you don’t communicate with your coach, because no one wants surprises, or blame.
    3. Drink your water. We loose water in a day via 4 routes. Urine, Feces, Sweat, and breathing. Drinking the water set out in your plan is critical for fluid I, and fluid out, to maintain a healthy fluid balance within your body. Water aids in digestion, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients to your organs, and joints, as well as maintaining our bodies temperature. If not adequately hydrated you can become dizzy, experience headaches, cramping in your muscles and so on. So please drink your water.

    Favorite industry highlights

    1. When my client Lucie won at Provincials.  I believe I cried more for her win than all my own personal wins.  Lucie made me so proud.  She is a very hard working women with her personal life as well as her passion for competing.  She was so driven to succeed, and she did.

    2.  I took a hiatus from gymnastics for over 20 years, and came back placing 1st at regionals, 1st at provincials, and then 2nd at Nationals.  Just goes to show age is just a number, and you can do or be anything you want if you truly want it.

    3. When Adam agreed to coach me, I knew! I knew I was headed in a whole new direction in bodybuilding.  This opened up opportunities for me, as well as meeting people.  The doors continue to open for me.  Both Adam, and Sean agreed to have me as a coach; they are teaching me, and I believe their methods to be spot on.  I am so grateful for the opportunities. 

    Your favorite quote you like to use with clients

    “Blessed are those who believe without seeing.”

    “Knowing your weaknesses, allows you a chance to develop personal growth, don’t waste the chance.”

    “Don’t let your fears exceed who want to become.”

    Gallery

    Social Media