Karina is from New Zealand. She was always an active child, growing up, participating in sports and pushing herself physically, which has always really exhilarated her; it even led to frequent trips to the hospital and not being invincible was a lesson that’s taken her a very long time to grasp.


She was in the Royal New Zealand Navy as a Royal Navy ships diver. After moving to Dubai, several years ago, she had a keen interest for body pump, body combat and other group fitness classes. Eventually, this led her to train as a freelance instructor teaching group fitness, in addition to having another full-time job.


During her first year in Dubai she completed her ISA surfing instructor certification and began teaching surf lessons at Surf House Dubai. Karina is described by many as an incredibly motivating, positive and uplifting person, as a teacher and trainer.

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