Karen was recommended to me through PJ Braun, the Blackstone Labs CEO. He told me she is the best in Florida and had trained directly under him. I’ve put my trust in PJ and he has yet to steer me wrong and I will say the same thing about Karen. I told her I was nervous about competing from the start and that I would need to be shown everything from a-z, and she walked me through all of the steps. I started with what some may consider a “basic plan” (why re-invent the wheel?), but she was VERY open to adjusting things to make it work for ME. I received new plans and routines on time and as needed and the instructions were clear and easy to follow. She was also always in touch with me and checked in on me more and more as we got closer to my show. I am 1 week out from my first show and I feel confident and well prepared going into my show thanks to Karen. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a contest prep or lifestyle coach.- Jamie O. / Fort Myers, FL

Karen is caring, and experienced in Weight loss, health and wellness muscle building and shaping.  She motivates you and is always there.  She got me in the best shape of my life for a major competition, then helped me transition to another body building category with much success.  Last year I was diagnosed with Lyme disease and my diet and lifestyle had to change a bit to help with treatment.  Karen’s knowledge of nutrition has been a great help and motivater to get me through the  long Lyme treatment.  Karen is worth working with whether you want to be healthy or compete.- Karen Iochum / Pennsylvania

Karen Iochum / Pennsylvania

I can’t say enough great things about Diva Squad! I have lost over 100lbs. following her program. Food I like to eat, an excellent app to track progress & work-out with weights!  #accountabilitymatters
#lifechanging –  Stacy S. / Texas

I was 293lbs when I started with Diva Squad Fitness.. within in9 months I was down to my low weight of 198lbs. I am currently up to 209lb because at this point Karen is helping me build muscle. I feel great and do activities I haven’t been able to do in years. I have been using her for 18 months straight. Karen saved this divo’s life.

She gives you meal plans that are tasty so it’s easy to stick to the program. The workout plans are planned out and explained step by step She includes videos so if you forget you can reference the videos. She is available by phone, text, or by her app. Never had issues.  I recommend her to anybody who asks me how I did it. I would give tens stars if it was an option.

Very happy in Texas – Kenny S. / Texas

I wanted to thank you once again for all you guidance and dedication with me for the last 15 weeks and I’m so excited to continue our journey together. Goal to meet in person one day !! I was so nervous of living so far from you and how it would be but you made me feel amazing you cared so much for me and always had my best interest in your mind. You have given me the tools to not only be stronger in the gym but stronger mentally !! I have by far the best physique yet.  The work that went into this prep was 100% for sure but like you said this is just the beginning for me and here is to our journey together.  You have no idea how happy I am we are working together !! I’ve honestly had the best experience ! I legit just bragged about you for the last ten minutes in the car. My friends think it’s amazing and said how lucky I am that I have you because how attentive you were before show day and on show day.
Thank you so much Karen- for coaching me to look like this!  I loved working with you ! It’s all about teamwork and we made an awesome team. Thank you for being so supportive the entire journey and never leaving my side on show day.  #bestcoachever.

I wrote this on Karens Diva Squad Fitness  page when we first started training together in 2015, since then we have placed at every show we competed at: 3rd place New York Mets, 2nd Place Grand Prix CT, 1st place Cutler Classic Boston, and we WON THE OVERALL AT THE ATLANTIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIP in FORT LAUDERDALE this year. there is no doubt in my mind Karen is an amazing coach and i can only continue to say positive things about her and the team. we did get to meet  prior to me competing in her home state. Karen is not only my coach but an amazing friend and im so lucky to have her in my life. – Danielle A. / Peabody, MA