Patricia Carswell |

‘I love seeing people achieve their goals’

Double Olympian Karen Bennett and Rory Gibbs, who recently won a gold with the men’s eight at World Cup 1, talk about their online coaching businesses with Patricia Carswell

Imagine if you could have access to your very own Olympian to help you achieve your fitness goals. Well, it turns out that you can. We talk to two members of the Great Britain Rowing Team who have each started an online fitness coaching business.

Karen Bennett is one of those people whose enthusiasm alone is enough to make you want to pull on your trainers and get down to the gym, but as a world champion, double Olympian and qualified personal trainer she has much more than passion to offer her clients. “I know what I’m talking about because I’ve lived and breathed it,” she says.

Karen’s new online fitness coaching business is based on an app. Prospective clients fill in a form setting out their goals, the obstacles they face in achieving them and how they hope Karen can help. She calls each new client personally and if they both feel she’s a good fit, they’ll sign up and dive into a more detailed questionnaire.


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