Hi, I'm Karen

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Hello, my name is Karen Payne

I'm a proud mum of 2, a women's health coach, running coach and personal trainer. I love to run, cycle, hike, kayak and jump in any type of water.

I'm a terrible cook but love great tasting nutritious food. I love to paint, read and grow things. I have a fear of heights and really dislike tea!

My life has always revolved around fitness, I have been in the fitness industry for 30 years, I was a logistics manager at Reebok fitness equipment for many years and retrained as a personal trainer and running coach in 2007 when my children were small and I needed a better work life balance. I became a women's health coach in 2019 specialising in peri to post menopause.

I started Upminster Park Joggers (Upjoggers) in 2008 which is now a thriving running and social group. I have trained as a Level 3 personal trainer, 3rd age peri-post menopause coach, England Athletics running coach, LiRF, Kinetic revolution gait retraining certification, bootcamp instructor, circuit training instructor, spinning instructor, kettlebells, first aid, Reebok core board instructor. I have nutrition certifications in sports nutrition, nutrition for weight management and vegetarian/vegan nutrition.