About

Beat PD founder Karen Johanson entered the world of fitness specifically to help people with Parkinson’s after seeing the impact of the disease on her father. Here’s a bit of information about her background.

Coaching + training experience
Rock Steady Boxing Seattle/Beat PD – Coach – 2015 to Current
LA Fitness – Personal Trainer – 2014 to 2015
Karen Johanson Fitness – Bootcamp Instructor – 2013

Education
University of Oregon – Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art/Photography
NASM-CPT Personal Trainer Certification
Brian Grant Power Forward Bootcamp Instructor Training
Parkinson’s Disease: Exercise Integration from Clinic to Community workshop, OHSU Parkinson Center, April 2013
Z-Health Essentials of Elite Performance
TRX Suspension Training and Sports Medicine Suspension Training Courses

IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ West, 2013,  2016 + 2017
Currently studying for Precision Nutrition certification

Martial arts, movement + sports training
NSI
PTK
Muay Thai
JKD
Parkour
Snowboarding
Velodrome + mountain bike racing