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Iron Maiden and Recent Transplant Karen Smith Is a Fierce Force

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Welcome to Racked Dallas's search for DFW's hottest trainer. Over the coming weeks, we'll profile eight smoking locals—fitness experts who not only look hot in spandex, but also can make you look amazing too. Once you've gotten to know everyone, we'll host a March Madness-style showdown in which readers vote for their favorites. Let the games begin!

We're starting out our first installment strong. Meet Karen Smith, a personal trainer and strength coach, and a Master StrongFirst instructor and Iron Maiden.

Karen travels internationally and across the country teaching kettlebell and bodyweight strength. She recently moved to Dallas from Virginia Beach, Va.

Smith's MO is equal parts encouragement and tenacity, and the personable trainer imparts wisdom that's refreshingly practical. During a recent family-vacation cruise, Smith recalls on her blog, she found it more difficult to fit in her workout. But make no mistake, Smith got her done.
· Coach Karen Smith [Official Site]