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Karen Bobos, M.S.ed

CEO, Founder, Exercise Physiologist



Master of Science in Education: Exercise Physiology (Northern Illinois University)

Bachelor of Arts: English & Journalism (Northern Illinois University)


Professional Memberships

Streeterville Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chair

Mag Mile, member

Professional Women’s Club of Chicago

Greater River North Business Association

Indianapolis Yacht Club, member



ACSM: Certified Health & Fitness Specialist

NSCA: Certified Personal Trainer

AFAA: Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Advanced Weight Training Instructor, Kickboxing Instructor

YogaFit: Level I, II, & III

Moms In Motion: Pre/Post Natal Exercise Certification

AEA: Aquatic Exercise Instructor Certification

American Lung Association: Smoking Cessation Facilitator

Totally Coached, Inc.: ICDS I, ICDS II, ICDS – AH (Intrinsic Coach™)

AHA: BLS Instructor (CPR, AED, First Aid)



ACSM Annual Meeting Poster Presentation and Abstract Publication in Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise Heart Rate & Perceived Exertion Responses to Power Yoga Asanas (2002)


ACSM Annual Meeting Poster Presentation and Abstract Publication in Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise The Evaluation of 2ND WIND™ Athletic Recovery X-Celerator on Blood Lactate Response to Dynamic Resistance Exercise (2002)


SELF Magazine, Reference to cardiovascular benefits of yoga to beginning practitioners (NIU study) (2002)


Today’s Chicago Woman, 11 Challenges in 30 Days (January 2008)


Today’s Chicago Woman, Training Power: Get over your fears – Strength training isn’t a boy’s club anymore (February 2008)


About Karen

Karen M. Bobos, MSed, has been in the fitness industry since 1996 and feels her highest accomplishments are those results achieved by her clients through her guidance. She educates clients that there is no trick to being healthy, no magic pills, but rather optimal health is achieved through eating right and moving your body. The key is figuring out how to stay motivated and adhere to a consistent exercise program. Positive thoughts lead to positive results! When making a lifestyle change, you need to prepare yourself mentally first, and then the body can take action. Focus on what you’re gaining with exercise and healthy eating: the ability to maintain a healthy weight, increased energy levels, happiness, longevity, and lifestyle balance to name a few positive outcomes. Weight loss is a bi-product of eating healthy and exercising. Avoid words like “hope” and “wish” that allow the possibility for failure. Start using words like “when I reach my goals,” and you’ll be leading down the path of success. Be healthy and love life!


When Karen is not leading the Kb Fitness Solutions team and business, you can find her enjoying time with her loving husband, three daughters, and two Bernese Mountain Dogs.  She also is a multi-award-winning children’s book author of a series she created for her daughters and loves doing author visits at elementary schools.


Email Karen at KBobos@KbFitnessSolutions.com


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