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Karyn brings to Colorado Springs' west side community over 30 years of knowledge and expertise in the health and fitness industry, not only as a Certified Personal Trainer (AAAI/ISMA), TRX Trainer and POUND Pro with a B.S. in Physical Education: Sports Management from Florida State University, but also as a two-time Olympian and former resident athlete at Colorado Springs’ very own Olympic Training Center.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Palgut came to FSU in 1981 on a volleyball scholarship after earning all-state honors in high school in volleyball, basketball and softball. She would prove she could do that at the highest level over her collegiate career becoming one of the Seminoles’ all-time greats earning an unprecedented 3 letters in 3 sports at the Div. I Level.
Palgut’s amazing athletic skills continued after her FSU career when she began competing on the Women's Team Handball Team and represented the United States in two Olympic Games finishing seventh in Seoul, Korea in 1988 and sixth in Barcelona, Spain in 1992. Her most recent and most humbling accomplishment was being inducted into the FSU Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2010.
Of course, Karyn's athletic success didn't come without its bumps and bruises along the way, let alone some major injuries with career ending implications. But thanks to the superb medical staff at FSU and the OTC, she was able to overcome 2 shoulder surgeries and a total knee reconstruction, allowing her to return to full competition without limitations which she maintains to this day.
Experience With Compassion
In these years in which she dedicated her life to taking her physical and mental self to the highest level, she has been most fortunate to have been trained by some of the best trainers and coaches in the world and so mixes this knowledge and these experiences into her SportFiTraining Programs.
As a service to the community in which she lives, she is passionate about educating and promoting a heart-healthy and attitude-happy Colorado Springs. Having coached volleyball locally at both the collegiate (Colorado College ) and high school (Cheyenne Mtn) levels, she has trained young athletes to excel in sports such as volleyball, basketball, hockey, team handball and tennis to name a few. She also has adult programs for those who want to improve their overall health and fitness, or anyone working on their golf or tennis game . . .As you will see, Karyn really does hold the community’s interest and health close at heart.
CHOOSE YOUR WORKOUT
Whether your focus is on Cardio Conditioning, Strength Training, Muscular Endurance, General Fitness, Toning, Flexibility, Mobility, Balance, Core Strength & Stability, or High Intensity Interval Training, you can now choose between any of our programs to maximize your workouts and reach those goals for the year, and for your lifetime.
"Over the past 5 years, my main goal was to get back into racing and be competitive again. Karyn and TRX made this possible for me as, at the age of 48, I recently achieved the Spartan Obstacle Race Trifecta and am hoping to complete an Ultra race by 50."
January 6, 2018
I'm increasing my strength and flexibility with Karyn's workouts. She offers individualized attention, and often demonstrates 2 or 3 different levels of each exercise. Her knowledge in sports medicine and demonstration of healing techniques is helping me with hip flexor and IT band issues. Great motivator!
August 2, 2018
I started doing TRX to rehab a shoulder replacement and there's no way I would be where I'm at now without these classes. It's a great workout for all levels and ages while being fun at the same time. The trainer, Karyn, a two-time olympian, is by far the best! Everyone should be taking her classes!
April 6, 2018
I love it! I've been training with Karyn for 5 years. Nothing has strengthened my core like TRX. My overall fitness level, agility, strength and endurance is being challenged and improved. I am currently 8 months pregnant and feel great because of TRX, Karyn, and her training. I love that it is for everyone at any level.
November 21, 2016
The gym is closed until further notice - Catch me "live" on Facebook for your daily dose of TRX. Let me know if you need a strap to follow along.