My name is Kara Schlegel, founder of SCHLEGEL Training, specializing in womens fitness and health! As a wife and mother of two, I understand the chaos life brings in today's world, and I believe that self-care is essential to one's quality of life. Over the past 10 years, I found that my ME time has thrived off of my pursuit of fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. It didn’t take long for me to realize that exercising would not only build my strength physically, but also mentally and emotionally. My own experience birthed a passion to encourage other women through fitness, and to promote support along the way. I strive to provide each individual the best personal training experience!
My mission is to educate and empower women throughout their fitness journey. I aim to deliver safe and effective exercises that are appropriate for all body types and fitness experiences. From modifications during pregnancy, to advancements for the athlete, each movement can be tailored to the individual. I offer premium personal and small group training sessions, located in my very own at-home studio; making the environment private and welcoming.
What I find to be effective in my own personal programming, is used for the program structure of my clients. I spend countless hours dissecting movements; how they compliment (or not) others, how they can be modified or advanced, and the overall effectiveness.The structure derives from the fundamentals of core strengthening and is designed specifically for women. All workouts are programmed with a wide range of exercises that concentrate on overall functional movement and the feminine physique.
“If you’re looking for the best way to kick your , I highly suggest contacting Kara! Not only can you build your confidence, it’s a great way to get stronger mentally and physically.”
In addition of many miles I walk and run, my son Mason is the reason I’m hoping to gain some strength this year. Kara is helping me be a stronger mom physically so I don’t get hurt lifting and carrying him (He’s almost 35 lbs of dead weight!) Her passion and goals for women of all ages and abilities have encouraged me already so much.
This gym is amazing. Kara is is so knowledgeable, the small group classes feel very personalized, and it’s all women! I continue to stay excited about my workouts each week! Kara is an amazing athlete and a dedicated trainer. Her strength based workouts have helped me build strength, and not only do I feel and look better, I have more strength and energy during the day to be an active mother in my 3 kids daily lives. She will change the way you think about working out!
I have worked with Kara for a number of years and have recommended numerous times. I am much stronger and she spends time making sure form is correct. Very comfortable environment to learn, grow and strengthen.
Being a bit older than most of the ladies I feel confident that Kara knows exactly how to train me. She’s extremely knowledgeable about each of our own capabilities. Yet, she’s there to challenge each of us to become stronger. Grateful to be trained by her. Kara is what women need for training of any kind.
“If you are looking for a women's coach/gym, I have been working with Kara, owner of Schlegel training, for approximately 3 years. She is wonderful to work with and does an amazing job of modifying individual workouts as needed to fit with any limitations that you have.”
“I have been working out in some form or another since my girls started school over 25 years ago. I've been working out with Kara for almost two years now and went from "this is so hard" to "let's add more weight". I will not age gracefully, I will stay as strong and healthy as I can no matter what my age!”
I have been working with Kara for a few years. She has trained me through 2 pregnancies. She encourages and educates me on the importance of health and movement during pregnancy. I am grateful for her accountability!!
It’s hard to put into words my experience of working with coach Kara the last couple years. At Schlegel Training she has created such a welcoming environment and a workout that I look forward to and don’t ever get bored with! She is always mixing things up and provides the accountability and encouragement I desire in my training. It’s exciting to see the growth I have had in my confidence and strength and I love seeing the progress of the other members as well who have become great friends! This has been an amazing journey that I am so thankful for!
I love working out with Kara! She ALWAYS personalizes everything and her gym space is AWESOME! I love the small class sizes! Also Kara’s wonderful and caring personality brings joy to my workouts!
I have been working with Kara since June of 2019.
She had me hooked with her Women’s Speciality program since day 1! Kara is motivational with her coaching style & her classes push me out of my comfort zone every single workout. I am so grateful I have the opportunity to work with Kara. She has forever changed the way I workout & who knew I would find fun & friendship along the way!
Schlegel Training has helped me gain strength and confidence in many aspects of my life. I have seen a significant improvement in my running and believe this is from working out 2-3 times per week with Coach Kara. Classes contain a warm up , conditioning and finishes with strength exercises. It’s a prefect mix for a full body workout . Give it a try! I don’t think you will be disappointed!
Schlegel Training is one of a kind!!! If you are looking for an encouraging environment where you will be afforded the ability to gain confidence and strength, then Schlegel Training is the place for you! Kara specializes in women’s fitness and training and has customizations to meet every single woman’s fitness ability’s.
I started working out with Kara about 2 years ago and my half marathon time improved by 20 minutes! Her classes are so much fun and challenging but in a great way. She offers modifications in strength and conditioning to better help you! Regardless of your size, age or new at working out she will help transform your body and make you stronger physical and mentally! The atmosphere is so clean and professional.
I have worked with many trainers throughout the years, and by far, Kara is one of the best. In 2019, I found myself not only plateaued but gaining weight and losing strength. I was low on energy and had many injuries from my body building days. Working with Kara, I have achieved results I never thought possible. She modified for movements to work around my injuries and prevented further injury. I am now back on track losing weight and gaining muscle and feel the best I have in years. I would give any woman looking to create a new her and find a new purpose Karas information any day.
I LOVE training with Kara! She is so knowledgeable and motivational, and pushes you to do your best, which is exactly what I need in my workouts! Her programs keep things interesting with a wide range of movements. I feel so much stronger and see results. It’s also been a great way to meet people and develop friendships! Highly recommend!!
Kara is a fantastic coach and person. She focuses on proper form and shows multiple options for different moves. She always has your best interest and her gym is spotless and sanitary. I highly recommend Schlegel Training!
I just started with Kara in December 2020. What an amazing experience it has been!! I love going to class and meeting so many wonderful people. It has given me my safe place that I've needed for so long with working out. I always felt discouraged and out of place at other gyms and here I feel so welcomed. I also feel challenged while doing the workouts and love seeing Kara every week. She is such a sweet person that is so understanding and an excellent trainer. I can't wait to continue my training with her! Try it out you won't regret it!
I could not be more thrilled with my experience at Schlegel Training. Kara is completely professional, knowledgeable, and incredibly kind. She pushes me to try harder, to do just one more rep, to really give it my all. Her program is geared toward women, and I have a great time in the small, private class setting. I am learning so much about how certain exercises target specific muscle groups to really help me advance my overall body composition and strength. I highly recommend Kara at Schlegel Training to the women in my life looking to achieve the next level in their physical fitness journey.
I have been working with Kara for a few months and her drive and dedication to helping women succeed in their fitness goals is paramount. Kara is an amazing coach and her small group classes are perfect for anyone who wants more of a one on one experience.
As a single mom of two, Lauren is no stranger to hard work and devotion. Her drive to become stronger and take back her health is admirable; not to mention her contagious positivity that fills the gym when she is here. I couldn't be more proud of the hurdles she has overcome to get where she is today. Lauren is the definition of determination!!
We recently finished up our new year challenge, and Lauren won BOTH muscle gain and fat loss!
⬇️ 8.4% Fat
⬆️ 4.1% Muscle
Lauren's inspirational story is a MUST read!!
"Fitness is so much more than working out... Over the course of many years I’ve tried several workout programs, gyms and Fad diets. I’ve even worked with other trainers and coaches one on one. When I made the decision a few short months ago to give it one last shot, before just joining another public gym I reached out to Kara.
My story has been a little different over the last few months, and specifically the last 8 weeks I have found new determination, dedication and strength. I never once complained about having to go to a workout, and in fact looked forward to workout day for the first time ever! I would push myself to the MAX each session and look to make it more difficult, rather than settling for what was tolerable.
During one of my first workouts at Schlegel Training I put a barbell on my back and sat down on a bench, I couldn’t get up! I then tried to do it without the barbell and I still couldn’t get up with just my legs, never mind doing it from a box 12 inches off the ground. Then there were the split squats that everyone else was in a free stance and holding additional free weights while taking their knee to the ground and getting right up, meanwhile the first one I did I toppled over onto my side. After that I was expected to do an ipsilateral bird dog, which looked so much easier when demonstrated than it actually was, once even using the lightest weights I toppled over to the side, just trying to get the form down. Lastly, I was to hoist a bottoms-up kettlebell into the air, while holding another bottoms-up kettlebell in my other palm, yep once again even the lightest weight was a struggle for me!
I honestly was ready to give up until Kara saw me struggling and came to my modification rescue! I left that first week not feeling ready to quit just yet, but wanting to conquer the climb up the mountain. That is exactly what I did! We worked on strengthening my body from its core to gain stability and balance. I never gave up once, although I felt at times I wanted to! By the end of the 8 weeks I came out victorious. I had dropped 8.4% body fat and gained 4.1% muscle mass! I thought to myself “Who does that, well I did!”. I also finished by being able to put 60lbs on my back and squatting down to a box, and able to get up on my own. I stabilized my core to be able to meet the floor with just one knee and get up all on my own without device assistance. Those weighted kettle bell presses; yep! I was able to hoist 20lbs into the air while maintaining a steady stance and the ipsilateral bird dogs, not only could did I finally master the perfect form without falling over, but I was able to use a 15 lb. dumbbell while maintaining that perfect form.
Had I given up, like I did so many times before this, I wouldn’t of been given the opportunity to write this. I have been given an opportunity to thrive and succeed in conquering my fitness and weight loss goals, so that I can be the best Mom to my two girls. Who knows maybe I’ll someday have the opportunity to help another woman in my shoes, trying to find her place in fitness! But for now, I owe a lot of gratitude to my coach and friend Kara Schlegel, for pulling me out of my shell and giving me the courage to conquer this climb one mountainous climb at a time."
"I recently I finished up my 8 week challenge with Schlegel Training (best gym ever) and about 1/2 way through I was feeling quite discouraged. I didn’t understand why my scale wasn’t changing and why I wasn’t miraculously shrinking the way I feel I should have been.
In addition to my 4 mornings a week in the gym I also hired Kara for nutrition guidance - and i was very consistent with it - My goal for this round was muscle gain, and I am so glad I took the “before” picture. Because looking at the numbers did nothing for me. However with the cleaner eating I was SO.MUCH. STRONGER. I felt so satisfied during testing week with my PR with leaning landmine lunge at 185# and my box steps at 180#
I have healed my core from my DR (diasti recti) (I’ve been working in that since august) and it too is so much stronger.
It’s really hard to not feel discouraged by the numbers, and although my changes were only 0.5% difference (higher muscle, lower fat) I can see and feel the transformation. What I learned from this challenge was to shift my perspective. My results are not going to show much in my plateaued numbers, I’m going to see the fruits of my labor in the gym- with my mobility and strength. I’m looking forward to another 8 weeks of challenging my body to do great things."