Karena Dawn is a spirited woman whose passion for a healthy lifestyle, fitness, competitive sports, and well-being has placed her at the forefront of the health and fitness industries. Growing up in Indianapolis, Indiana, Karena’s competitive edge blossomed at a young age. She made her first fitness video for a school project at age 7 and ran her first half marathon at age 12. After finishing high school, Karena moved to Los Angeles and has made her home in beautiful Manhattan Beach, California. Shortly thereafter, Karena began competing in triathlons and working as a certified personal trainer. She also found tremendous success in fitness modeling, working with top sport and fitness brands and has been featured in editorial magazines such as Shape, Triathlete, Women’s Health, Fitness, In Style, Vogue, Oxygen, Muscle & Fitness, Self, Fitness, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Competitor and more. Karena says, “Health and Fitness saved my life. I want to share this discovery and my determination to always learn from the past, live without regret, and to continue to grow through living a healthy, positive lifestyle.” Whether Karena is training for a triathlon, surfing, practicing yoga, reading, or cooking dinner with friends, she strives to make each day her best. Karena feels blessed to have a successful career in a field that she truly loves and takes pride in being able to share her knowledge, motivation, and passion for life with others to help them achieve their fitness goals.
The Latest from Karena
Who’s Had a Threesome?
The ladies reveal some shocking secrets during a game of Never Have I Ever.
A Heartbreaking Fight
The girls get into an emotional argument over who has to move out.
Get ‘Toned Up’ in Andy Cohen’s Office
Karena and Katrina prove you can get a workout in no matter where you are.
Party Pics from Katrina and Brian's Engagement Dinner
Enjoy exclusive photos from Katrina and Brian's engagement celebration -- a night of girl talk, tears of joy, and lots of wine!
"We've Already Found a Place to Live in"
Kat tells Karena that she and Brian are moving out.
Karena Goes Apartment Hunting
Kat helps Karena find a great apartment but Karena makes it clear that she does not want to move.
It's Crunch Time, Literally
Kat and Karena learn that they got an Oakley campaign but must get in shape in order to look good.