Karen Mason , NASM Elite Trainer

Bio

Owner of Strength to Change

I am a 6 year breast cancer survivor. When I finished up with "treatments" I was basically walked out the Cancer Center and told "See you in a Year!" I was like.....What do I do with myself? How did I get this? I decided that I was going to come up with a Wellness Program so that others have some sort of direction after Cancer! I wanted my Life back! I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized "œroadmap to health" that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.

Certifications and Qualifications

ShareCare Certified
HFPN Coaching Network
NASM Weight Management Certification
NETA Breast Cancer Recovery Exercise Program Specialist
NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS)
Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Precision Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach
Featured in World Physique Magazine

I want to help you find health and happiness! If you have been through Cancer, going through Cancer or a family history of Cancer. My Wellness Program can help. Cancer doesn't have to steal your life! Learn more about my training and my unique approach to health coaching.

Are you curious about how health coaching can help you? Let'™s talk. Schedule an initial consultation with me today. Also, visit me at:

www.strengthtochange.me

www.facebook.com/karenhoytmason



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Affiliation:

  • Sharecare

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The injectable drug Saxenda may be a helpful tool in the battle against excess weight and obesity, a new study suggests.

    People who injected Saxenda (liraglutide) every day for a year lost an average of 18.5 pounds, compared with an average of 6...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The injectable drug Saxenda may be a helpful tool in the battle against excess weight and obesity, a new study suggests.

    People who injected Saxenda (liraglutide) every day for a year lost an average of 18.5 pounds, compared with an average of 6...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Endurance athletes or those who are very physically active should drink plenty of water -- but only when they feel thirsty, new expert recommendations say.

    Athletes should listen to their body and drink water as needed to prevent a potentially de...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Endurance athletes or those who are very physically active should drink plenty of water -- but only when they feel thirsty, new expert recommendations say.

    Athletes should listen to their body and drink water as needed to prevent a potentially de...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a small study of obese patients, weight-loss surgery was better at keeping type 2 diabetes at bay than diet and exercise alone, researchers report.

    In fact, three years after weight-loss surgery, more than two-thirds of those who had a proc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extracurricular sports may help children develop the discipline they need to succeed in the classroom, a new study suggests.

    Kids' attention span and level of self-control are linked to their participation in organized, after-school sports, the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The global obesity epidemic is linked to an oversupply of food available for human consumption, a new study suggests.

    There are enough extra calories available to explain the weight gain reported in many countries around the world, the researche...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who want to stay sharp as they age often turn to brain teasers, puzzles and games, figuring correctly that they'll lose it if they don't use it.

    But a healthy body is also key to maintaining a healthy brain, and that's something many peopl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As rates of childhood obesity continue to climb in the United States, parents should embrace healthy eating habits and behaviors to help kids maintain a normal weight, a new report says.

    In updated recommendations releas...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child Neurology:

    FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. middle school and high school coaches may not be sufficiently trained and equipped to quickly recognize concussions in student athletes, two new studies suggest.

    Without solid concussion training, coaches may mishandle a student's head injury...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of Hispanic people in the United States with high cholesterol levels aren't aware they have the health problem and more than two-thirds who are aware aren't being treated, a new study indicates.

    Reviewing data from more than 16,0...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking around your toddler may be just as harmful to your child as smoking during pregnancy, new research suggests.

    By age 10, children exposed to secondhand smoke as toddlers tended to have wider waists and a higher body mass index (a calcula...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking around your toddler may be just as harmful to your child as smoking during pregnancy, new research suggests.

    By age 10, children exposed to secondhand smoke as toddlers tended to have wider waists and a higher body mass index (a calcula...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parkinson's disease patients who begin regular exercise earlier have a much slower decline in quality of life than those who start exercising later, a new study finds.

    National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) researchers l...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parkinson's disease patients who begin regular exercise earlier have a much slower decline in quality of life than those who start exercising later, a new study finds.

    National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) researchers l...Full Article