Karen Robiscoe has been a familiar face on the Santa Barbara fitness scene for years. A certified fitness trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, when Ms. Robiscoe’s not in the gym, you’ll likely find her running or biking along the city’s scenic coastal routes, deep ocean swimming or surfing at its beaches, or hiking on the front and back country trails.

As energetic as she is fit, Karen’s enthusiasm is as valuable to her clients as her know-how. Teaching proper technique and tailoring exercise routines to meet their fitness goals is her specialty, and her open-door policy assures the lines of communication are always open.

If you are looking for a professional who is as motivated as you are about improving your health and body, you have found the right coach. Fitness level assessment and initial session is always free, email Karen at: karediokaren@gmail.com,  or call (805) 335 – 7662.



I’ve been meaning to do something to get back to ‘normal’ following an injury, but found copious and plentiful reasons not to do so. My last excuse – actually leaving the house – disappeared when I found Karen. She comes to you, with weights and bands and exercise balls, oh my; and helps you design a program that enables you to get fit at home. I really liked her enthusiasm and passion, and she has a plethora of ideas about how very small changes in your behavior and attitude can make you feel so much better and so much more in control of your body. Now I walk to the store or ride my bike, do knee bends when I’m brushing my teeth or washing the dishes, and am always conscious of my core and my balance when doing things I used to think of as sedentary, like driving. She’s personable, engaging, and very good at what she does. Also really funny and quite knowledgeable, and not just about how many reps it takes to make a six-pack. I haven’t looked this good in years. Thanks, Karen.

Ellen N., San Diego