Karina Cross Fitness

Personal Training KARINA CROSS

Master Trainer, Karina cross, is a 12 time National Champion in Power Lifting in her native country of Ecuador, and has over 20 years of experience as an athlete.

At the age of 14, she played basketball for high school and went on to play at a professional level for her country. At age 15 she wanted to improve her strength and performance so she started training with her father. After one year Karina became sold on her new strength and abilities and began to participate in power lifting competitions at age 16. She won the title of strongest woman in her country at age 19 and at age 20 she decided to give up basketball and devote all of her time to weight training to improve her power lifting competition. She competed for 12 years in the 60 kg weight class. She also went on to break national records in Chest Press and Deadlifting competitions. Karina is a competitor in other arenas also. She was a professional model since the age of 15 and participated in many fashion events. In 1997, she won the title of “Miss Perfection” and was chosen as “Model of the Year” in 1999. Karina is certified as an international power lifting trainer in Argentina, Ecuador and Russia with the international powerlifting federation (IPF). Karina is certified as a master weightlifting instructor with major in Power lifting techniques in Moscow, Russia. Since coming to the United States in 2005, Karina obtained an ACSM certification in personal training. In 2010 Karina became certified with ASFA to work with seniors. In 2012, Karina became certified with TRX as a TRX instructor. In 2014, Karina became a Functional training Jr. Instructor with the Institute of Human Performance University(IHPU). Karina specializes in strength training and conditioning, functional movement/training, weight loss, athletic performance and also specializes working with people in many walks of life including pregnancy, seniors, cancer patients, cardiac patients, patients with spinal issues, joint replacement, other metabolic diseases and much more! Karina has a desire to help and support anyone who is looking to make their health and fitness a priority, as that is the best investment you can ever make – in yourself. If you are looking to improve yourself, Karina would be honored and humbled at the opportunity to help you in that journey.

Operating as usual

12 Tasty Foods High in Polyphenols to Stock Up On | Livestrong.com 06/14/2021

12 Tasty Foods High in Polyphenols to Stock Up On | Livestrong.com

12 Tasty Foods High in Polyphenols to Stock Up On

https://www.livestrong.com/article/13764517-foods-high-in-polyphenols/

12 Tasty Foods High in Polyphenols to Stock Up On | Livestrong.com The top foods high in polyphenols are plant-based and include seasonings like cloves as well as dark chocolate, nuts, berries, olives and stone fruits.

06/14/2021

Have an amazing week beautiful people!❤

#newstart #lifeisgood #KarinaCrossFitness #BeaBetterHuman #fitness #motivation

Have an amazing week beautiful people!❤

#newstart #lifeisgood #KarinaCrossFitness #BeaBetterHuman #fitness #motivation

06/13/2021

#BeaBetterHuman ❤😊

#KarinaCrossFitness #motivation #fitness #lifestyle

#BeaBetterHuman ❤😊

#KarinaCrossFitness #motivation #fitness #lifestyle

06/13/2021

Happy Day my friends.

#Godisgood #blessings #joy #thankful

Happy Day my friends.

#Godisgood #blessings #joy #thankful

06/12/2021

Make all the days count!

#justlive #onedayatatime #bestrong #integrity #discipline #KarinaCrossFitness

Make all the days count!

#justlive #onedayatatime #bestrong #integrity #discipline #KarinaCrossFitness

06/12/2021

Saturday morning motivation: Smile and choose to be positive.

#smile #saturdaymorningmotivation #bepositive #bestrong #makeitalifestyle #wakeup #KarinaCrossFitness

Saturday morning motivation: Smile and choose to be positive.

#smile #saturdaymorningmotivation #bepositive #bestrong #makeitalifestyle #wakeup #KarinaCrossFitness

06/11/2021

Just a different take on life.....

#differentperspective #newlens #bedetermined #havestrength #bedifferent #KarinaCrossFitness

Just a different take on life.....

#differentperspective #newlens #bedetermined #havestrength #bedifferent #KarinaCrossFitness

06/10/2021

Don't compare - be focused on what your body can and will do.

#stength #bestronger #workonyou #beencouraged #focus #KarinaCrossFitness

Don't compare - be focused on what your body can and will do.

#stength #bestronger #workonyou #beencouraged #focus #KarinaCrossFitness

Looking for easy ways to sneak more steps into your day? 06/10/2021

Looking for easy ways to sneak more steps into your day?

Looking for easy ways to sneak more steps into your day? Take the stairs or walk with a friend. Getting more steps in is fun and easy.

06/10/2021

Red Bull doesn't give you wings, wide grip pull-ups do.

#motivation #fitness #Ageisjustanumber #ThisisKarina #KarinaCross #strong #pullups #goals #HealthyLifestyle

Red Bull doesn't give you wings, wide grip pull-ups do.

#motivation #fitness #Ageisjustanumber #ThisisKarina #KarinaCross #strong #pullups #goals #HealthyLifestyle

06/09/2021

Quitting makes NOTHING go faster. Don't quit.

#noquitting #staythecoarse #enjoytheprocess #littlebylittle #everyday #integrity #strength #bedetermined #KarinaCrossFitness

Quitting makes NOTHING go faster. Don't quit.

#noquitting #staythecoarse #enjoytheprocess #littlebylittle #everyday #integrity #strength #bedetermined #KarinaCrossFitness

06/09/2021

Full Body Tone & Sculpt.

Full Body Toning Workout

Wednesday Workout: Full Body Toning Workout

Burn fat, build muscle and strengthen your body with this full body workout.

Do 3 - 4 Sets. 12-15 reps.
1. Squats and Low Row
2. Single Arm Shoulder Press w/ Single Arm High Row
3. Lateral Lunges w/ Biceps Curl
4. Pushups shoulder tap w/ Glute Extension.

#workout #KarinaCrossFitness #Motivation #training #fitness #beaBetterHuman #PersonalTraining

06/08/2021

Regardless of where you are in your fitness journey, your body reflects what you do.

#reflectgoodthings #livewithintention #makewisechoices #bodiesdontlie #bedetermined #strength #KarinaCrossFitness

Regardless of where you are in your fitness journey, your body reflects what you do.

#reflectgoodthings #livewithintention #makewisechoices #bodiesdontlie #bedetermined #strength #KarinaCrossFitness

Natural gardening: healthier planet, healthier you 06/08/2021

Natural gardening: healthier planet, healthier you

https://www.geisinger.org/health-and-wellness/wellness-articles/2021/04/12/17/45/natural-gardening-healthier-planet-healthier-you

Natural gardening: healthier planet, healthier you Here’s how to make your garden better for the planet, and for you. Read on for some natural gardening methods.

06/08/2021

Unlock what you've got!

#genetics #hardwork #strength #determination #bemotivated #workforit #KarinaCrossFitness

Unlock what you've got!

#genetics #hardwork #strength #determination #bemotivated #workforit #KarinaCrossFitness

06/07/2021

Don't listen to the fray! Just keep working.

#hardwork #beadoer #stayfocused #youvegotthis #dontlisten #bemotivated #makeyourselfproud #KarinaCrossFitness

Don't listen to the fray! Just keep working.

#hardwork #beadoer #stayfocused #youvegotthis #dontlisten #bemotivated #makeyourselfproud #KarinaCrossFitness

The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise - HelpGuide.org 06/07/2021

The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise - HelpGuide.org

The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise - HelpGuide.org From depression and anxiety to stress and ADHD, exercise is one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. Learn how to get started.

06/07/2021

New Monday. New Week. New Goals.

#lookforward #dontlookback #newgoals #reset #newchances #bestrong #KarinaCrossFitness

New Monday. New Week. New Goals.

#lookforward #dontlookback #newgoals #reset #newchances #bestrong #KarinaCrossFitness

06/06/2021

Something to remember as you get ready for the week ahead.

#lovetheresults #bepatient #itsokay #bestrong #bedetermined #getready #newweek #KarinaCrossFitness

Something to remember as you get ready for the week ahead.

#lovetheresults #bepatient #itsokay #bestrong #bedetermined #getready #newweek #KarinaCrossFitness

06/06/2021

Sunday Blessings! This is our studio verse.... we are reminded daily where our strength comes from. What a powerful thought!

#bestrong #Hismight #noexcuses #betheexample #motivateothers #encouragement #SundayBlessings #KarinaCrossFitness

Sunday Blessings! This is our studio verse.... we are reminded daily where our strength comes from. What a powerful thought!

#bestrong #Hismight #noexcuses #betheexample #motivateothers #encouragement #SundayBlessings #KarinaCrossFitness

06/05/2021

Never give up!💪

#motivation #fitness #discipline #KarinaCrossFitness #stayfocused ##personaltrainer

Never give up!💪

#motivation #fitness #discipline #KarinaCrossFitness #stayfocused ##personaltrainer

06/05/2021

Saturday Morning Motivation: To change your life, you need to change your priorities. 👊

#KarinaCrossFitness #motivation #fitness #mindset #lifestyle #hardwork #discipline #beabetterHuman

Saturday Morning Motivation: To change your life, you need to change your priorities. 👊

#KarinaCrossFitness #motivation #fitness #mindset #lifestyle #hardwork #discipline #beabetterHuman

06/04/2021

Happy Weekend Everyone.😀

#happyweekend #stayfocused #KarinaCrossFitness

Happy Weekend Everyone.😀

#happyweekend #stayfocused #KarinaCrossFitness

06/04/2021

Foodie Friday:

I’m always looking for delicious, healthy, and quick lunch recipes! How about you?

I had to share this one because it’s a winner in all three categories.

Plus, you can use it as a jumping-off point for including other ingredients. Roasted red peppers, feta cheese, or pepitas would be delicious additions!

TIP #1: If you want to boost the protein, just add 1 or 2 more hard-boiled eggs.

TIP #2: As written, this isn’t the best make-ahead salad because of the avocado, which can turn color and get extra-mushy if it sits for more than a couple of hours. Either leave out the avocado or add it just before eating!

Energizing Protein-Powered Salad
(makes 2-4 servings)

⦁ 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
⦁ 2 tsp Dijon mustard
⦁ 1 garlic clove, minced
⦁ ¼ tsp each salt and pepper
⦁ ¼ cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil
⦁ 8 cups (140 grams) salad greens
⦁ 1 14 oz. (400 g) can artichoke hearts, rinsed and halved or quartered
⦁ 1 cup (170 g) rinsed no-salt-added chickpeas
⦁ 2 celery stalks, chopped
⦁ 1 carrot, sliced
⦁ 1 avocado, chopped
⦁ 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped

In a large bowl, add the vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper. Gradually add the oil, whisking until well combined.

Add the salad greens, chickpeas, celery, carrot, avocado, and eggs and toss to coat with dressing.

All that’s left to do is sit down and devour it. :-)

Let me know what you think.

Foodie Friday:

I’m always looking for delicious, healthy, and quick lunch recipes! How about you?

I had to share this one because it’s a winner in all three categories.

Plus, you can use it as a jumping-off point for including other ingredients. Roasted red peppers, feta cheese, or pepitas would be delicious additions!

TIP #1: If you want to boost the protein, just add 1 or 2 more hard-boiled eggs.

TIP #2: As written, this isn’t the best make-ahead salad because of the avocado, which can turn color and get extra-mushy if it sits for more than a couple of hours. Either leave out the avocado or add it just before eating!

Energizing Protein-Powered Salad
(makes 2-4 servings)

⦁ 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
⦁ 2 tsp Dijon mustard
⦁ 1 garlic clove, minced
⦁ ¼ tsp each salt and pepper
⦁ ¼ cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil
⦁ 8 cups (140 grams) salad greens
⦁ 1 14 oz. (400 g) can artichoke hearts, rinsed and halved or quartered
⦁ 1 cup (170 g) rinsed no-salt-added chickpeas
⦁ 2 celery stalks, chopped
⦁ 1 carrot, sliced
⦁ 1 avocado, chopped
⦁ 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped

In a large bowl, add the vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper. Gradually add the oil, whisking until well combined.

Add the salad greens, chickpeas, celery, carrot, avocado, and eggs and toss to coat with dressing.

All that’s left to do is sit down and devour it. :-)

Let me know what you think.

06/04/2021

Core for intermediate

Core for Intermediate

Friday Fitness: Intermediate Core for even the advanced core person
Looking to improve your core strength?

Getting tight, sexy abs is your goal but you're clueless about how to get started?

Try these 4 core exercises to make yourself look fit and healthy! Remember, a strong core prevents back injury and eliminates back pain. Let's do it!
Do 3 - 4 sets of 15 - 20 reps. Work this workout as a circuit.

1. Cross-crunch
2. V oblique crunch
3. Spider Abs
4. Russian Twist

#KarinaCrossFitness #strongcore #fitness #motivation #beaBetterHuman #personaltraining #workout #abs #functionaltraining

06/03/2021

lol! True story.😂🤣

#fitnesshumor #KarinaCrossfitness

lol! True story.😂🤣

#fitnesshumor #KarinaCrossfitness

30 One-Pot Vegetarian Meals That Pack Protein | Livestrong.com 06/03/2021

30 One-Pot Vegetarian Meals That Pack Protein | Livestrong.com

30 One-Pot Vegetarian Meals That Pack Protein

https://www.livestrong.com/article/13763625-one-pot-vegetarian-meals/

30 One-Pot Vegetarian Meals That Pack Protein | Livestrong.com Spice up your meal planning with these one-pot vegetarian recipes, like Mushroom Fried Rice and One-Pot Lasagna Soup, that are packed with protein and flavor.

06/03/2021

Be AUTHENTIC.
Be willing to own your truth even if it makes others uncomfortable.
Even if at times, it makes YOU uncomfortable.
Both the good and the ugly are part of YOUR story.
They are two sides of the same coin. They make you who you are.
If you KNOW who you are, no one will ever have anything to hold against you.
And you never know who you WILL inspire by unapologetically being yourself ✊🏻❤️💫

#ThisisKarina #mindset #purpose #authentic #honesty #passion #beabetterhuman #beyourself #strength #KarinaCrossFitness #fitover40

Be AUTHENTIC.
Be willing to own your truth even if it makes others uncomfortable.
Even if at times, it makes YOU uncomfortable.
Both the good and the ugly are part of YOUR story.
They are two sides of the same coin. They make you who you are.
If you KNOW who you are, no one will ever have anything to hold against you.
And you never know who you WILL inspire by unapologetically being yourself ✊🏻❤️💫

#ThisisKarina #mindset #purpose #authentic #honesty #passion #beabetterhuman #beyourself #strength #KarinaCrossFitness #fitover40

06/02/2021

LOL!🤣😂

#fitnesshumor #KarinaCrossFitness

LOL!🤣😂

#fitnesshumor #KarinaCrossFitness

06/01/2021

It's a lifestyle!😉👊

#lifestyle #mindset #fitness #motivation #BeabetterHuman #KarinaCrossFitness

It's a lifestyle!😉👊

#lifestyle #mindset #fitness #motivation #BeabetterHuman #KarinaCrossFitness

OK, But What Are Antioxidants Really? | Livestrong.com 06/01/2021

OK, But What Are Antioxidants Really? | Livestrong.com

OK, But What Are Antioxidants Really?

https://www.livestrong.com/article/13764289-what-are-antioxidants/

OK, But What Are Antioxidants Really? | Livestrong.com A dietitian explains what are antioxidants, which foods contain them and easy ways to eat more daily, like adding fruits and vegetables to every meal.

06/01/2021

Don't settle for average when you are capable of being awesome.

#beabetterhuman #motivation #mindset #KarinaCrossFitness #hardwork #discipline #personaltrainer

Don't settle for average when you are capable of being awesome.

#beabetterhuman #motivation #mindset #KarinaCrossFitness #hardwork #discipline #personaltrainer

05/31/2021

We don't know them all but we owe them all.

I am FREE because of the BRAVE.🇺🇸

#happymemorialday #thankful

We don't know them all but we owe them all.

I am FREE because of the BRAVE.🇺🇸

#happymemorialday #thankful

05/27/2021

Never squander your minutes. Train hard, eat well, and enjoy your life!

#nowaste #embraceitall #trainhard #eatwell #enjoy #lovelife #strength #discipline #integrity #KarinaCrossFitness

Never squander your minutes. Train hard, eat well, and enjoy your life!

#nowaste #embraceitall #trainhard #eatwell #enjoy #lovelife #strength #discipline #integrity #KarinaCrossFitness

10 Foods That Actually Help Me Eat Healthier on a Budget 05/27/2021

10 Foods That Actually Help Me Eat Healthier on a Budget

10 Foods That Actually Help Me Eat Healthier on a Budget In my own kitchen, I've made it a priority to fill my meal plan with foods that help me feel good — all while keeping my budget in check. Here's how I do it.

KARINA CROSS - MASTER TRAINER

KARINA CROSS – MASTER TRAINER

Karina Cross is an internationally recognized master trainer, body worker, motivational speaker and fitness model.

Karina is a 12-time National Champion in Power Lifting in her native country of Ecuador. At the age of 14, she played basketball for high school and eventually advanced to the professional level. As a teenager, Karina desired to improve her strength and athletic performance, so she started training with her father, ultimately winning the title of strongest woman in Ecuador. Karina also broke national records in Chest Press and Deadlifting competitions.

Sadly, in her 20’s Karina suffered a devastating back injury. Believing that surgery was not the only option, she began a life long journey to heal her own pain.

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2454 Hudson Road
Greer, SC
29650

Opening Hours

Monday 15:00 - 20:00
Monday 05:00 - 12:00
Tuesday 15:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 05:00 - 12:00
Wednesday 15:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 05:00 - 12:00
Thursday 15:00 - 20:00
Thursday 05:00 - 12:00
Friday 15:00 - 18:00
Friday 05:00 - 12:00
Saturday 08:00 - 12:00
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