A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, and has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you have always known you can be.



I’m Karen and I am the unfiltered voice behind Coach K and Fenway. I keep it real. I’m honest. I’m transparent. I am flawed. I have insecurities. I have big legs (re: insecurities). I love fitness, food, fashion, and my dog FenwayLove. This website is an extension of my love for all things fitness, fashion, and food related as well as my passion for helping others achieve self-love by becoming the best version of themselves. 


education & Experience

  • Founder, Owner, Operator and Head Coach of CrossFit OIB July 2009 - March 2017
  • CrossFit Level 2 Certificate (2009)
  • OPEX CCP Assessment
  • OPEX CCP Program Design
  • OPEX CCP Life Coaching
  • OPEX CCP Nutrition
  • CrossFit Kids Certificate
  • CrossFit Endurance Certificate
  • CrossFit Strongman Certificate
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Certificate
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certificate
  • CrossFit Rowing Foundations Certificate
  • CrossFit Movement & Mobility Certificate
  • Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • Certified Personal Trainer, International Sports Science Association (ISAA)
  • Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
  • Certified Spinning Instructor, Mad Dogg Athletics
  • CPR, America Heart Association
  • Dietetics/Exercise Science, Kansas State University
  • United States Air Force Security Forces, 1999-2003

Accomplishments & Awards

  • 2008 Gold’s Classic Figure – 4th Place Finisher
  • 2010 Carolina Fitness Challenge – 7th Place Finisher
  • 2011 CrossFit Games Midatlantic Regionals CrossFit Wilmington Team – 9th Place
  • 2013 Diva Half Marathon – NMB
  • 2013 Vengeance Games Co-ed Team – 1st Place Finisher
  • 2014 Rock n Roll Half Marathon – Las Vegas
  • 2014 Cupid’s Revenge Co-ed Team – 1st Place Finisher
  • 2014 Vengeance Games Co-ed Team – 3rd Place Finisher
  • 2014 Salt Games Individual – 1st Place Finisher
  • 2014 Run Sunset Beach Half Marathon – Sunset Beach
  • 2014 Endeavor Team Challenge
  • 2015 Elite Muscle Classic, Women’s Physique Division – 1st Place Novice, 2nd Place Overall 
  • 2016 Palmetto Classic -- 3rd place Women's Physique 
  • 2016 Charlotte Cup -- 4th place Women's Physique 





I’m Fenway and my mom and I are best friends.  I’m 100 pounds of pure love (English Labrador) and I’m not ashamed to say it. I’m 12 years old. I’m shy. I’m humble. I’m cuddly. I love babies, and rubs, and snacks, and naps. My biggest fears are: Men in hats. Men wearing sunglasses. Men standing in doorways, doorways, ceiling fans, vacuums, brooms, mops, blow dryers, thunder, lightning, thunder and lightning, having my ears cleaned. Fog horns, car alarms, slamming doors. And I definitely don’t like it when my mom does anything without me. Which is why I’m on this website. You see, I went to work with my mom every single day for 8 years at CrossFit Ocean Isle Beach. When she sold the gym and moved us to Colorado I wasn’t ready to retire and she wasn’t ready to not have me be a part of her business. And so we are: Coach k & fenway.


Accomplishments & Awards

  • Employee of the Month, CrossFit OIB - Every month 

  • World's Best Gym Dog - Every year 

  • Fittest Dog on Earth - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017


  • Gym Dog, CrossFit Ocean Isle Beach - 2009 to 2017
  • Mrs. Paws, Christmas - 2005 to present
  • The Easter Bunny - 2005 to present