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"It's a testament to how many women's lives you have impacted! You have changed mine forever and so grateful Leanne introduced me to you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart you are such an inspiration and a beautiful friend I will always cherish our friendship."

– Deanna Pfeifer, Victoria, BC


“As a bestselling health author and nutrition and fitness professional, I have never had the need for a personal trainer. Having said this, I would not hesitate to hire Karen McCoy, as she is one of the best trainers in the business – bar none! As a man, hiring Karen is not an option, so if you’re a woman and you want to get in the best shape of your life for the rest of your life, look no further – Karen is your expert of choice!”

– Brad King (right), fitness expert, best-selling author, motivational speaker.

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“I finished the 10 week challenge at the end of 2014 and I cannot say enough about the program and Karen's training technique and knowledge of the industry. I'm now onto the 12 week advanced one starting this Friday with Karen and cannot wait to see what is next ...the challenge is not necessarily about losing weight but if that's your goal you will! For me it was about toning, sculpting and learning more about weight training and how relevant it is. I'm 48 and I honestly never believed that my body could change at my age... it has!! Seriously, you’re worth it!!”

– Sue Hodgson, North Saanich, BC

"As an author and international speaker, I meet many amazing coaches, trainers, authors and inspirational leaders. When I met Karen McCoy, I instantly realized this woman was in a league of her own. Her passion for health and fitness is driven not by vanity or ego - although she looks very much like a world class athlete. Karen is a living example of channeling her struggles and feelings of fear and loss into a life-enhancing, productive, empowered, healthy way of living, loving, moving, giving and receiving. Her book, One Rep at a Time, pulls together everything one would need to feel physically, emotionally and spiritually strong!"

- Crystal Andrus Morissette, bestselling author, founder of The SWAT Institute

"OMG Karen, I can't believe what your program has done to my physique. I was laughing out loud at the computer last night while watching the legs video.  While you were hammering your quads in the strip sets, you said, "That's the difference between the girls and the women".  I often say this to myself to squeeze in another rep during my workouts! Thanks so much - you've changed my life! I wish I could get through this computer and hug you! And I loved your coaching style… organic, clean, and with so much love! Thank you for helping me make my dream to compete a reality!”

- Jane Henson, (right) competitor and HLP member

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“I am so thrilled with how far I've come, and this is just the start! Thanks for designing a program that I love, that fits my life, and that shows awesome results if you're willing to commit. You get what you give!”

- Tanya Lee, (right), down 10 pounds in 6 weeks on the Best Shape Challenge, Victoria, BC

“As I look back on the challenge I can see that I have learned so much and for that I am grateful to you. I have gained strength, a smarter way of eating and a stronger belief in myself. I realized that lifting weights and seeing results in how we look and feel is a product of a few things: Consistency, Patience and Lifestyle. This has been a journey for me and it is not done. Thank you for the inspiration on so many levels Karen…you are truly remarkable.”

– Alison West

Karen, I just want to thank you for the dedication and commitment you bring to those of us who take this challenge. You gave me the incentive, and means to commit to a more vigorous and challenging weight training routine, and many good tips to make my workouts more interesting. Thank you again, I shall not hesitate to recommend you, and your program to my staff, and friends. 

- Sincerely, Robin Clarke

“This Challenge has been exactly what I needed. Not only do I fit into my ‘skinny’ pants, but my confidence is going way up again too! Plus, I love the muscle tone I am developing and I’m looking forward to continuing the process!”

- Sarah Watts, Cranbrook, BC

“I've always considered myself to be a fairly healthy and fit person, but Karen's program introduced me to a whole new way of thinking about my diet and my workouts. I have gained muscle and trimmed fat and feel the strongest that I have felt in years. Finally, I shed those extra 10 pounds and turned it into muscle. Fitting this into our busy lives is a challenge, but with short manageable workout routines, it is do-able. The 10 week challenge was the spark to get me going and now I know what I need to do to maintain my new shape and diet. Thanks Karen, for getting me on my way to a new and healthier body.”

-  Valerie Pike, Victoria BC​​​​​​​

"The fact that Karen responds personally to email questions, makes it real. Karen, you are not just a fitness generator for your clients. It is clear that you care about each of us, and personally invest your time in our success. I can't tell you how important that is for me. I need a lot of emotional and psychological support. Your being there (on video, email, or by phone) and addressing issues that I've brought up, really helps me stick with it. So again, thank you!”

- Beth Jones, M. Ed, ATC, CPT, Denver Colorado


“If you are looking for motivation, nutritional and training knowledge so you can reach your ultimate fitness an LIFE goal, Karen’s coaching is the class for you!  I am getting stronger, and my body is getting back the definition I thought I'd never see again. Best of all, my energy levels are so much higher.  Karen's coaching is packed full of valuable nutritional information as well as excellent weight training advice and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get real results!”


- Michelle Bourgeois, Sidney, BC

After our first meeting with Karen, I knew this was going to change the way I thought about exercise and food. Karen offered sound, in-depth information on nutrition, supplements, how, why and what we eat and weight training turned out to be fun. I ‘lifted and lost’ at least one dress size during the 4 weeks, and have implemented changes every day in my thoughts on food. I can now go to the gym better informed and come out with a sense of achievement. Thank you Karen. I’ll be back!”

- Angela Turnbull

“I have had such a great journey. Doing both the 10 and 12 Week Challenges has been enough time to make these changes seem almost routine. I am so grateful to you, Karen, and the work that you have done for us in creating your programs. They truly have altered my life!”

- Dariol Haydock​​​​​​​

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“I have really enjoyed the HLP program and it completely helped me lose all of my baby weight after #2. I can only hope that I have the same success after this baby.  It has been so nice not having to think about which workout to do and to follow the program is very simple and workouts are great. Thanks Karen. I am so grateful for you and your programs!.”

- Leanne Rowan

“I have LOVED every part of the challenge.  I am proud that I have completed it and stuck it out!  I am not as happy with my results, only because I know I didn't give it what I should and could have these past 3 1/2 weeks.  I did eat well and I worked out, but the power was not there.  One thing that you helped me on during this challenge is realize that this is only the beginning, and 10 weeks is NOT enough time.  I will continue working on and having a love affair with me!  I LOVE how I feel, I am STRONG! I am a little warrior!  I AM ME!” 

- Misti Miller, Florida

“It has been amazing to see the change happening to my body, both inside and outside! Thanks a million times over for creating such a great program, Karen. It was a great experience.” 


- Jessica Weirmier, Saudi Arabia

"I have been weight training since I was 15 years old. I forgot how to push myself until Karen reminded me. Now I'm enjoying the heavy weights again and all the pretty muscles that go with them."

- Kristeen Gordon, Alberta

"I HIGHLY recommend The 10 week Best Shape of Your Life Challenge. Karen has put together a program that is like no other...and trust me, I've tried every diet/fitness plan out there! She truly made me excited to check my email every Sunday night, which goes to show how Karen manages to make clean eating and working out both interesting and fun! If you simply do what Karen says, you will see results and feel great, both physically and mentally...and she will be there cheering for you throughout your journey.  Thank you Karen! Though you are very true in saying that the 10 weeks "is not just about building the perfect bicep"... mine are looking pretty darn good after your challenge! :)"

- Chloe Robinson

“Mark Twain said: “Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Eight weeks into the Challenge I can taste success! Thank-you for inspiring us to be great Karen!”

- Susan Lees

“Hard to believe that 12 weeks have gone by.  I am truly happy with what I have accomplished - mostly that I know that it is possible and that I have found my passion!  Thank you for sharing your knowledge and encouraging me to be the best me!  You are a bright star and I am grateful to have been able to follow you. I know the taking time for me is not a crime and I am a happier person for taking this step. Looking forward to more...!”

- Jen Lastiwka

“Karen. I have enjoyed your emails your videos your friendship your inspiration, your food information, and more. All of it. What can I say? You've changed my life. From an advertisement on Facebook to a fit toned happy me and happy family life. My team and I go to Kelowna this weekend to compete we are in first place A division. We are the team to beat this year. Thank you for giving me back my strength to get these girls to where they are now. And to get my body mind and spirit on a healthy track! And thank you for the HLP, it's an amazing place to learn.”

- Jeannine Fitzsimmons - Head Coach SCVC U, Volleyball BC 

“Hey Karen…just wanted to share….wearing a skirt today…walking down Pandora with my coffee and a twenty-something year old nice looking male was walking toward me and just before he passed me he said “nice legs”….wow….made my day…and all thanks to you!!!!”

- Darynn Cowan

“Karen is awesome!!  I've done personal trainers before and was never really happy. Depending on the trainer depended on the intensity but it wasn't the whole package you would get.  They didn't discuss diet and the space you need to be in to succeed.   I loved the 12 week challenge.  The intensity kept going up every 3 weeks which kept you motivated and seeing the results gave you motivation to strive for more.  I really liked having everything written down of what I needed to do and keeping track of what I did. You really focused on the eating which I am a firm believer is the biggest part of how you can change your body.  You can work out hard but if you don't eat for it you won't get the results.  I worked out hard before but was a total carb junkie and it showed.  I was soft!!  I eat way more protein now than carbs and it shows.  Thank you so much Karen for all the work you put into the program!  You put your heart and soul into it.  I can see the rewards you get it is to see the results we get.  You helped create us!!  Looking forward to carrying it on with the HLP and see more changes in my body in the months to come!!”

- Teresa Ruygrok

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"At 56 years old, I had no get-up-and-go. I started to put on weight, my clothing was tight, and I wasn’t liking what I was seeing in the mirror. I was so tired physically, emotionally and spiritually. I found Karen’s web site, I fought the fear and signed up! It was the best thing I’ve ever done. I started with the Challenge, then moved onto the Monthly Program. I then took her 6-week Metabolism course, and her Walk with Spirit course! All so Awesome! I’ve learned so much in my 2+ years with Karen! She knows her stuff, she is always available, and I love the support of the Warrior Community. If you’re on the fence, just do it! It’s the best thing you can do for your inner and outer health! 

PS: I went from 34% body fat to 25% and I’m feeling GREAT!"

- Laura Manning

“I only just found this program two months ago and I can't imagine living without it. I've been telling all of my friends about it...I am really hoping that I can get some on them to join and to develop a California contingent! That would be so awesome!”

– Amy Rodriguez, California

“Karen, you are a fantastic trainer.  You truly care about your Warrior Women. The thing I love most about you is you keep it real, and you don't make silly promises.  You are honest and realistic about how being fit at 50+ is more challenging and 50 is NOT the new 30, but 50 can still look and feel great!  I have learned so much while being a HLP member!”

– Connie Burrus, Texas​​​​​​​


“It’s been awhile since joining Karen’s online training program, and this is the best I’ve felt in a very long time! Yep, I’ve been sore after each workout but that’s okay – and I realize that I do have muscles!! I feel energized and happy that I’m on my way to a healthy lifestyle.  There’s so much to learn from you… I feel very positive about the new direction and changes I’m making.  I want to take charge of my health, body, mind and spirit – and through your program I know I can do it.  In the two short weeks of lifting weights, coupled with the cleanest eating I have ever done in my life, I love how I feel!” 

- Trish Flanders​​​​​​​

“Thanks for another great year of helping me and others kick ourselves in the butt, to push ourselves to constantly get out of our own health and fitness comfort zones. Those continuous tips, workout cards and videos sure keep me on my toes and help me to constantly challenge myself. And the HLP group, well, what can I say other than they’re just a great bunch of people and I enjoy reading their comments every day. Thanks for all that you do. It’s truly appreciated.”

– Karen Walters-Edgar

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