Karla Gravitt – Owner, Trainer
Experience and Qualifications: Karla earned her masters degree with a concentration in Exercise Physiology from the University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill. She also has a BS degree in Psychology from James Madison University. She is certified as a Personal Trainer with ACE (American Council on Exercise), and a certified TRX and cycle instructor. While earning her masters degree at UNC-CH, Karla served as a graduate assistant for Carolina Fitness where she directed an extensive group exercise program, taught group classes and served as a health promotion guest lecturer . She has helped develop and implement several programs such as Carolina’s Biggest Loser Challenge and the Employee Walk for Wellness campaign. Karla has also served as a fitness consultant for local businesses where she designed and implemented fitness programs.
Currently, Karla spends most her time with her preschool triplets. They keep her busy, active and on her toes, just how she likes life to be! In addition to personal training, Karla teaches a number of fitness classes at Hotel Park City and Basin Recreation. Karla is also an instructor for Action, a personal trainer certification, and is involved with Park City’s prestigious fitness resort, Inspire.
What Karla has to say about fitness: “I’ve always been passionate about living an active lifestyle and teaching others how little changes can make a difference in their health. As a summer swim coach, I realized the importance positive encouragement and support have on a person’s success, not only in a race but in day to day life. This experience drove my future career and passion. No matter what your age or skill level, everyone can benefit both psychologically and physically by working up to their potential. Seeing people accomplish something they thought was impossible is extremely fulfilling. I love my job and that passion shows through in my work with my clients. I believe the evolving role of fitness professionals is working with clients to make small changes towards healthier living; changes that are convenient, attainable and lasting.”