Karen Snyder was born to bring a unique facility like LiquidGym from vision to reality. She has a strong background in physical education, entrepreneurship and adapted aquatics, plus a passion for sports and wellness. Karen’s skills and interests combine to ensure the success of LiquidGym, a place that changes the lives of people of all abilities and backgrounds.
Karen graduated from Acadia University’s Physical Education and Recreation program. She developed several aquatics programs in the Atlantic Provinces, including adapted aquatics. Karen’s certifications include CanFit Pro Personal Trainer, USA Triathlon Coach and Functional Movement Screen.
Karen brings hearty doses of enthusiasm and creativity to everything she tackles, from programming and building relationships, to expanding markets and discovering new business opportunities. As an entrepreneur, she ran several businesses, including supply company Wise Kids and consulting firm Business in a Box. As a senior business consultant, Karen designed and delivered many seminars and workshops still in use today.
What makes Karen unique is her relentless enthusiasm for discerning ways to help people meet their fitness and wellness goals. After a hockey injury in 2009, Karen learned first hand how effective hydrotherapy can be – not only for rehabilitation, but also for training and exercise. She thought, if this can help me, imagine what it can do for other people!
Karen decided to make in-water therapy, treatment and exercise available to people of all abilities. After a lot of research, brainstorming and hard work, she co-founded and opened LiquidGym in November 2013.