have been training at Empower since 2006 and let me tell you, I don’t think I
could have gone through much more variety of training. My aerial career started
with a competitive gymnastics background and when I first started, Kari helped
me strengthen all my weak links I would need for aerials. In 2007 in, I blew my
ACL and Kari was there for every step of the way, she even came to watch my
surgery and piggy-backed me around the gym so that I could at least get an
upper body workout it. Through my rehabilitation, Empower became my second
home, I loved the enthusiastic environment plus Kari knew when to push and she
knows when to hold me back. Once I was back on the slopes, Kari continued to
make my programs and monitor my progress on the weeks I was home. Kari, you
need to come back to Winnipeg!!!!!"
National Aerial Ski Team
"Working with Kari Schneider took my fitness and tennis game to a whole new level. Kari always pushed me to the limit to reach my goal on and off the court. Kari always believed in me, and supported my dream of being a Paralympian. Without Kari's incredible knowledge of training I don't believe I would have had so much success on the Wheelchair International Tennis Federation tour."
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Tennis
"The trainers at Empower do much more than just train. They coach. At Empower, you will see NHL players, national-level rugby athletes and full-time moms all being treated as equals. The Empower trainers want you to reach your goals just as much as you do, regardless of how modest or massive your goals might be.
Although I was a varsity athlete during university, I eventually became one of those guys who use career and family demands as an excuse to avoid exercise. After just six months at Empower, I found myself back playing competitive rugby for the first time in 20 years. I’m no all-star, but thanks to Empower, my distant past doesn’t have to be a distant memory – it’s happening right now. "
London Ontario 2015