Karen Mullarkey is a former IFBB professional figure competitor turned WBFF pro, ISSA certified personal trainer, contributing writer and fitness model based in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Karen earned her IFBB pro status in 2007, and made the transition to the WBFF in 2011. She continues to compete on the pro circuit while running her person training business, “No Mullarkey” Personal Training, in Scottsdale at Maximum Fitness. Karen specializes in competition prep, fitness modeling prep, and helping any individual of any fitness level lose weight and get in shape. She loves nothing more than watching her clients gain self-esteem as they get their bodies back!
She also works as a fitness and mainstream model, which has included an infomercial for the AbCoaster, the September 2011 cover model for Fitness Plus Magazine, the March 2012 cover model for Max Sports and Fitness Magazine, the November 2014 cover model for Scottsdale Health Magazine and a number of high-profile modeling shoots with world-class photographers and models in the fitness industry. She was also the face of a national campaign ad for the ISSA and was featured in every major national publication from Oxygen to Muscle and Fitness to Shape Magazine from June-December of 2013. Outside of the gym she combines her enthusiasm for fitness with a love of writing, which has led her to become a contributing writer for several fitness publications around the globe.
Karen’s passion for fitness and athletics began at a young age and is still her driving passion today. She firmly believes in leading by example, and personifies that in her everyday life, whether she is training her clients or working on her own fitness goals. While she may appear small in stature, this native Kentuckian of Irish descent takes the “No Bull” approach to pretty much everything that comes her way – whether that is in competitions, her training business, or her modeling career.
Remember….”No Excuses and that’s No Mullarkey”!