Coach Kara's goal is simply to help her athletes achieve something they never thought possible and to have fun along the way! "Challenge your limits, not limit your challenges."
While having the proper qualifications are important, Kara believes that ongoing professional development and open communication is what sets most coach/athlete relationships and successes apart. She believes that continuing education is important for a coach so they can build on their existing skillset and knowledge to deliver the highest level of expertise to their athletes. She also believes that a coach needs to pass on this knowledge to their athletes, enabling both to test their limits and prove that by working together, anything is possible.
In in effort to help develop her skills as a coach, Kara has participated in, among other continuing education courses, an extensive mentorship program with one of the leading High Performance Triathlon Coaches in the United States and, most recently, she has completed British Triathlon's International Coaching Development Programme.
Kara Donnelly is professionally certified by the International Triathlon Union (“ITU”) and USA Triathlon ("USAT") as a Triathlon Coach. She is also a Canfitpro Personal Trainer and Pre and Post Natal Fitness Specialist.
Kara was born in Ontario, Canada and grew up as a sports crazy kid from the moment she could walk. She participated in everything from figure skating to swimming, track and field to volleyball. In 2005 she made the decision to trade in her snow boots for flip flops and moved to the sunny beaches of the Cayman Islands to further her career as a Paralegal at a leading international law firm.
Shortly after arriving in Cayman, Kara's love of sports set her on a different path in life to becoming a personal trainer, fitness instructor and triathlon coach. Following several years of working in the field part-time with great success, Kara decided that life was too short not to pursue her passion so she took the plunge by transitioning from the corporate world to full-time coaching. Now she helps athletes from around the world through online coaching to conquer their goals.
Contact Kara directly to discuss how you can reach your goals!