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Karen Redmond received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and a Masters Degree of Science in Health and Fitness Promotion from Marymount University. She has been working in the health and fitness field for 17 years.
She is a Master CHEK Practitioner and serves on the CHEK Faculty teaching courses to health care practitioners, physical therapists and trainers on evaluating and designing programs for clients with low back pain, orthopedic injuries, as well as sports performance programs for athletes.
Karen is the owner of North Shore Smart Bodies located in Northbrook, Illinois. Specializing in corrective exercise, holistic lifestyle and nutrition coaching, she sees a wide range of clients including those with orthopedic injuries and back pain.
Karen enjoys working with runners and endurance athletes of all levels and all distances. She does blood lactate threshold testing, gait analysis and a musculoskeletal evaluation on all clients. Karen then develops a customized program for stretches and mobilizations, strength and stability training and running.
She also works with pre/post natal clients, golfers and other athletes.
Karen is a competitive runner and enjoys racing distances from 5k to half marathons.
This year Karen competed in the Ragnar Relay from Madison to Chicago. She organized and trained a group of 6 moms (6-Pack Mom Attack) and competed in the Women’s Open Ultra Category. They completed the 197 mile race in 25 hours 57 minutes and 22 sec (averaging a 7:53 minute per mile pace) and placed First!