Karina grew up in a competitive and athletic family in Florida. She found success in athletics early on as a cheerleader and a Track/Cross-Country runner. After high school Karina got into professional modeling.
Karina attended the University of Florida where she studied public relations, communications and journalism. During college she began teaching group fitness classes. This passion for exercise evolved into her creating fitness content on Instagram.
Her newfound focus led her to Los Angeles where she started training competitive body builders and athletes. In 2015 Karina became a WFF Bikini World Champion. In 2018 she landed the cover of Muscle & Fitness. Her message to others is to take care of your mental health as much as your physical. Karina believes in a well-rounded, active lifestyle.