Tag: Karen Porter

Workout insight: Pilates Bootcamp

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Leading fitness trainer and life coach Karen Porter has been living in the Middle East for 10 years. Since living in Qatar, much of her training and the classes she leads have been taken outside. Porter shares with FitPro a session snippet from her Pilates Bootcamp class. “Pilates Bootcamp … two words that may not always go [...]

No pain, no gain?

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Questions have been raised about the number of athletes said to be under-performing without apparent cause and, as a result, taking a prolonged period of time to recover. PTontheNet ambassador Karen Porter investigates overtraining and how you can identify the signs and determine the causes of overtraining when working with your clients. Overtraining syndrome The term [...]

Part 2 – The climb, told by Karen Porter

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Air of success It was emotional saying goodbye to Reem as she left for her trip. Three weeks. We had spent five or six sessions together a week – every single week – for months. I felt nervous, a sense of responsibility towards her success and, of course, immense pride. She left at the end [...]

The Royal from Qatar

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Part 1 – Inspirational client from Qatar  For many fit pros, their most memorable moments are derived from witnessing their clients conquer the near-impossible, exceed expectations and continue to learn and develop their fitness ability. Meet Doha resident Karen Porter, who shares with Olivia Hubbard her account of training one royal Qatari woman to climb Everest [...]