Kari is a certified ChiRunning/Walking Master Certifying instructor,USA Triathlon level 2 coach, FMS Level 1 specialist, Level 2 Metabolic Efficiency specialist, as well as a ACE personal trainer. She is a competitive age group triathlete and runner winning the North Carolina Triathlon Series in her age group and qualifying for national championships many years in a row. She has run several marathons qualifying for Boston( after finding ChiRunning). She has a BS degree in Secondary Science Education and is Nationally Board Certified Teacher in Chemistry teaching all the sciences with primary focus on High School chemistry and AP Environmental Science. Her teaching career spanned 26 years. She worked part time in the fitness industry for 15 years teaching indoor cycling, yoga, strength classes as well as personal training. She transitioning to full time in 2011 splitting her days between personal training, group fitness, coaching runners and triathletes at private gyms and UNC Wellness Center.
In 2014 she took on the role as Performance Center Coordinator at UNC Wellness testing elite athletes, everyday athletes and fitness enthusiasts to determine VO2 max, lactate threshold or generating data on metabolic efficiency to set parameters for training, exercise and nutrition. She is excellent in communicating and teaching running form and technique and has taught hundreds of runners and walkers including officers and troops in the US ARMY at Fort Bragg. Kari came across ChiRunning after suffering from significant injuries that kept her out of racing and running for several months and being told to find another sport. After taking a ChiRunning clinic, practicing the focuses consistently and incorporating a strength program that enhances her running program she has been running injury free for the last 14 years.
The pandemic allowed Kari to rethink/reinvent her business approach and she has since left her roll at UNC Wellness Center to pursue her personal business Move with Intention LLC training clients virtually or in person.