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Karen Burles P.T.

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About us

Taking you from
“I can’t”

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Name: Karen Burles

Elite Conditioning Owner

Level 3 Personal Trainer, Fitness class Instructor, Running Coach & Running Technique Instructor. Currently studing as a Level 4 Strength & Conditioning coach

Quote: If it scares you it’s probably the thing you should do most

Running Mantra: The pain is never really real, it’s a case of mind over body

Karen Burles.  I have over 20 years fitness industry experience as a level 3 Personal trainer, focusing on weight loss clients for the first 10 years, a fully qualified Body Pump, RPM, Insanity, Boxercise, PiYo and boot camp instructor for 15 years at a local studio. In 2012 I trained as a Running Coach and Running Technique Instructor which brought a specialised division to Elite Conditioning with a focus on running and am more and more working with sports related fitness training with runners, footballers, rubgy players and team sportsmen & women.

I started running at 13 when I was spotted at a local school athletics meeting, I went on to compete for Berkshire in the 100, 200 and 400 m and came 7th in the county at 400 m indoors at under 17. Since then I have run over 20 half marathons, 9 marathons, 2 x 50 km ultra-marathons, a 50 mile ultra-marathon, Snowdon mountain marathon. 

Since training for a boxing match for charity back in 2019 I have made a return to Athletics competing as a Masters Athlete as a sprinter for both Reading AC and Great Britain.

My acheivements include:

2019: 4th 100 m European Masters Athletics Championship Final

2019: European Gold Medalist 4 x 100 m and British Record Holder

2019: European Silver medalist 4 x 400 m

2020: Double GB Indoor v40 British Champion 60 m & 200 m

2022: European Bronze Medalist 4 x 200 m 

2022: Double GB v40 British Champion 100 m & 200 m 

2022: 5th 100 m World Masters Athletics Championship Final

2022: World Bronze Medalist 200 m World Masters Athletics Championship Final

2022: British v40 200 m Record Breaker

2023: British v45 Indoor Champion 200 m

I literally embraced ‘all things fitness’ and like to inspire people with my passion and the belief that you can #achievetheunthinkable.