Fit to be Trained

Fit to be Trained


Hi guys! Please go check out this blog where Karen and I discuss what the reformer is and show of some moves!
You rock Coach Sizzle! ❤️

Fit to be Trained is fitness delivered to you! Karen Dougherty is a Certified Personal Trainer that wants to inspire and help you with all your goals!

Fit to be Trained is a revitealized and modern version of my personal training business that I have been running since 1999. I started in Minneapolis and now this updated version is now located in lovely Hampton Roads!

Mission: I am commited to empowering my clients to workout in their own homes and make health and exercise a part of their everyday life.

Throwback Thursday: It’s NO secret I LOVE Arnold Schwarzenegger. It is not because of his fitness knowledge, it’s his MINDSET.
I try to live by these rules.

It’s workout Weds! 💪
Try this quick lower body warm-up OR super quick workout barre style.
Only a chair is needed for balance.
All levels/no equipment

Try this short and sweet introduction to Total Barre. I was certified last year and I would like to start implementing it in my programming more. It’s so crazy cool how Pilates and ballet have this beautiful love affair and share so many fundamentals.
Like my top?? Me too!! This Super cool sports bra is padded at the collarbone for cleans). Purchased at @endurance gear and apparel.
#workoutwednesday #totalbarre

I’ve been adding this randomly to different meat and Ian has complimented.🤔 hmmm.

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This FULL Body Pilates based workout will get ya TUNED up! AND TONED up.
Lots of Stability and body weight work done keeping the fundamentals of Pilates Mat in check. Strength, Mobility and Core!
Get to it!👍💯💪
YouTube link in Bio

This FULL Body Pilates based workout will get ya TUNED up! AND TONED up.
Lots of Stability and body weight work done keeping the fundamentals of Pilates Mat in check. Strength, Mobility and Core!
Get to it!👍💯💪
⬇️YouTube link is in my Bio

4:20 Have you had your hemp today? 😋😛🤐. Here’s mine

𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐏𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐌𝐚𝐭 𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬 - 𝐙𝐨𝐨𝐦 🤩💪🏋️‍♀️

#pilates #pilatesreformer #personaltraining #fiftyandfit #northendvirginiabeach

Rainy Monday Morning in Covid-19.
Stay tough my friends!

Gratitude Interrupts Anxiety.
Start here⬇️

𝐅𝐢𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐓𝐢𝐩𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐇𝐄𝐀𝐑𝐓 𝐇𝐄𝐀𝐋𝐓𝐇💪

Practice 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 🦠 there’s plenty you can do at home to make sure your heart stays healthy💓•

#pilates #pilatesreformer #personaltraining #fiftyandfit #northendvirginiabeach
#fitness #exercise #middleage #slimdown #toneup

#ThrowbackThursday Barclay Farms Swim Club in the 1976!! Oh yeah👍🏊‍♀️I 𝐋𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐃 being on the swim team when I was WINNING. I was SO competitive with MYSELF that I quit as soon as I started LOSING, instead of PUSHING HARDER.
Ever done that?
Self sabotage-Boooo!

Oh well....Field Hockey was my jam anyway 🏑

#pilates #pilatesreformer #personaltraining #fiftyandfit #northendvirginiabeach @ Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Yup! 20 minutes on just the guns💪 Old school Style-Soup Cans. 🤣😂You can use light weights if you have them. You will be surprised how this workout can beat you up with light weight or no weight!
Like my top? #enduranceapparelandgear
Just posted an arms video and an upper body focused video on YouTube

Have you subscribed to my YouTube channel? Check out my two latest videos! Comment, like, subscribe & share😇💪✨

#pilates #pilatesreformer #personaltraining #youtube #video #workout #comment #like #subcribe #vabeach


I get mine from the
3801 Atlantic Ave.
curbside service for food-CBD Etc.

𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐓𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲
Maverick is ready to start his day on the mat! 🐶🐕
We could all learn something from Maverick. Haha. Have a great day!
How do you start your days now? Let us know below😃 #pilatesforpups #pilatesforpooches •

#pilates #pilatesreformer #personaltraining #fiftyandfit #northendvirginiabeach
#fitness #exercise #middleage #slimdown #toneup

𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐓𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲😄

Maverick is ready to start his day on the mat😆💪

We could all learn something from Maverick. LOL have a great day😉☀️

#pilates #pilatesreformer #personaltraining #fiftyandfit #northendvirginiabeach
#fitness #exercise #middleage #slimdown #toneup

Hump day???? Nope it’s Rump Day!
2 sets of 20 😁

😂🤣Just sayin’

Karen Dougherty - Fit to be Trained Fitness Trainer specializing in Pilates

Lower Body Workout on YouTube 💪💃🍑

This 20 minute workout focuses on the Legs and Booty.
All fitness levels.
Small hand towel is the only “equipment’” required and is used for sliding.

Happy Monday! 💪
Perfect workout for a person with A.D.D.🤪 Yup! Me!! AMRAP in 20min.

Everybody has a mentor and a hero. I have many of them. But I am proud to say that my very first Pilates instructor and Teacher/Trainer was Lonna Mosow, owner of The Center for Mind and Body Fitness in Eden Prairie, MN.

Lonna trained with Ramona and is a ballet dancer. She healed my back pain by strengthening my core which made me want to become a Pilates Trainer myself 20 years ago.
I’m lucky to have such powerful role models in my life.

#pilates #pilatesreformer #personaltraining #fiftyandfit #northendvirginiabeach
#fitness #exercise #middleage #slimdown #toneup

If I knew this I wouldn’t have quit drinking!! 😂 I ❤️’d Beer. Happy Friday!!
(Like it matters!)

#FitnessFriday practice 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 by trying this effective resistance band workout at home today!

Fitness Bands are easy to get at 𝐖𝐚𝐥𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐭, Target or online and there are many styles, lengths and strengths.
Try this effective and cost efficient tool that’s available to you.

#pilates #pilatesreformer #personaltraining #fiftyandfit #northendvirginiabeach
#fitness #exercise #middleage #slimdown #toneup

#ThrowbackThursday My interest in sports and fitness started young. Before I played field hockey I was a decent swimmer.

Eventually my addictions took over and I gave up sports for drugs and alcohol. (And boys 🤪). I always wonder which college I would’ve received a scholarship from!!

Oh well. I’m making up for it now. Sober almost 9 years, and enjoying fitness daily.
Thanks Lynn for sending me this!🙏

#pilates #pilatesreformer #personaltraining #fiftyandfit #northendvirginiabeach
#fitness #exercise #middleage #slimdown #toneup


Pilates Based Mat Class

20 min. Workout Beg/Int
No Equipment
All Body Strength/Mobility

Subscribe to my YouTube channel please 🙂

Excuse dog 🐕 barking in the middle of video. Maverick was my assistant. 🤪😂
#abs #hips #butt


Thanks to my old friend Malissa, owner of Endurance Apparel and Gear. (Notice: we are social distancing)
I got myself a new pair of kicks Thursday in the middle of a health crisis. Gotta support small business!!
She had my shoes waiting and I was in and out in minutes.

There is even curbside service!

Check this awesome store out for anything related to fitness gear.

I’m heading back to get the coolest sports bra that I ever saw, it’s padded at the collarbone for barbell lifts!!
#fitnessfriends #reebokshoes
#reebokcrossfit #supportsmallbusiness

Pilates Mat Series 1

This is the link to my YouTube Channel

Pilates based routine that cover all-body and No props or equipment

I look at these agreements almost daily.
I’m always surprised at how hard it is to be impeccable with my word. Because that means watching what you say. Not only to others....but yourself. Being kind to others is easy most of the time. Being kind to myself is your thoughts. Make an effort to be kind to yourself.

What? Don’t take things personally? I thought the world revolved around me??
Don’t assume? I thought I knew everything??
These 2 are REALLY difficult for me!

However, I’d like to think I do my best all the time. But........

Want to read more about these?
Read the book with the same title by Don Miguel Ruiz is a Mexican author and philosopher. He wrote the book called the 4 agreements.

Interesting!! I love Mint in water.
Thank you @denita reed Hammond

Our Story

Hi my name is Karen Dougherty and YOU are Fit to be Trained. I deliver fitness to you in your own home OR you can come to my Home Studio at the beach. Fitness can be fun! No matter where it is it is my job to inspire you and help you change your life through exercise and healthy eating and THINKING. The change starts within, starting with how you think about yourself and healthier ideas in both nutrition and exercise. Break free of whatever is holding you back and expose yourself to your true potential.

Lets get started and you can decide if you want to start with a fusion of all basic fitness and forms of exercises or are you wanting to just focus on a Pilates practice. Lets talk. Contact me through FB, email or call. Check out my website at

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