- B.A. in Exercise Science and Communications
- AFAA and ACE certified
- Trained with the Joffrey Ballet
- owner of Pro-Robics clubs in Seattle, WA
- 1993 IDEA Fitness Business Person of the Year
- 1994 IDEA Instructor of the Year
Kari is probably the video instructor I'd most like to
meet. She just seems so genuine--a born teacher and
communicator. She seems to have an unusually close
rapport with the class participants on her videos. Kari
has a great sense of humor which really shines through in
most of her tapes.
It's very hard to describe Kari's style--her choreography
is definitely dancier than any other instructor I've ever
tried. She's a former dancer, and although her form is
excellent, she is so much more loose and relaxed in her
style than other instructors that she makes even complex
combinations look effortless. Sometimes I think she must
be made of rubber or something because of the way she can
move. When I manage to imitate her style, I feel that I'm
really expressing the music and become very relaxed and
refreshed to boot.
Kari does a better job than any
other instructor I've seen at matching choreography to
music--you always feel as if she created a combination
for that piece of music only. She builds her long
combinations gradually, and her cuing is excellent, but
her steps are more complex and dancy than most videos and
it takes a while to learn her tapes. I would warn those
people who get frustrated with complex choreography that
Kari's tapes might not be good choices for them. "Fitness Formula" is less dancy, so the curious might want to start with that one.
Kari's trademark is coming up with creative, dancy and
often complex combinations, yet she makes them look so
easy that you can't help but give them a shot, even if,
like me, you have two left feet. "Two the Max"
was the first non-beginners video I tried, and it must
have taken me at least ten tries to finish it, but Kari's
enthusiasm and funky music kept me hangin' in there.
"Fitness Formula" is my favorite of all the
30-plus videos I have; it's not the hardest, but I just
keep going back to it like a favorite album. Kari and her
productions are professional to the max, and unlike many
instructors, she doesn't skimp on the warm-ups or
cool-downs. She is also the most visually pleasing
instructor; just watching her graceful, ballet-like body
in motion makes exercising less of a chore and more of an
Kari Anderson is one of the best video instructors. Her
choreography is complex at times but she cues so well
that the exerciser feel like a dancer. Her movements are
so fluid. She teaches in a low key manner and treats her
viewers as adults. She doesn't make idiotic comments or
Great instructor. Kari Anderson is very easy to follow
and also good at motivating you. Her choreography is
always fun and interesting. Kari is one of my all-time
favorite instructors. I wouldn't hesitate to buy anything
she came out with. She's so much fun, and excellent at
teaching complicated choreography.
Kari Anderson is a lean, athletic instructor and one of
the best video instructors out there.
As an instructor, my opinion is that Kari Anderson in one
of the best in the industry. Her cueing is excellent, her
style is unique, and her choreography is extremely
creative. When I started teaching aerobics (almost three
years ago), I bought her videos (Bench Works, Sweat
Express, Two The Max, and Learn to Teach Aerobics)
because I thought her cueing was impeccable, she made
everything look easy, and her style was very likeable
(unlike some instructors that get on my nerves after a
few minutes). Her workouts are definitely for people who
are looking for something different and challenging.
The only word for Kari is awesome. I have so much respect
for her creativity, enthusiasm, and professionalism --
not to mention her excellence in cueing and teaching.
Kari Anderson is maybe the most creative instructor out
there. Her choreography is always fun and challenging
without being too dancy or difficult to learn. What is there for me to say about Kari that hasn't already been said? She's just great - period!
Kari's cuing is excellent, and she isencouraging and
enthusiastic without being unbearably perky. Her
choreography is creative and flows nicely.
I love her! A great dancer, a great mover, I'd hang out
Kari is an excellent instructor. She is enthusiastic and
cheerful without being cheesy and irritating. She has
great rhythm and grace and doesn't do the same moves over
and over again.
Kari Anderson always seem like a "normal
person" that has a lot of fun doing what she does.
Kari is just one of the many wonderful instructors I've read about first here at VF (thanks again, Wendy and fellow readers!) When I first read the reviews by other folks, I thought to myself, "gosh, maybe in five years I can try one of her tapes." After getting a couple of her tapes via the Exchange, I'm happy to say that her work is not nearly as difficult to master as I'd feared! Granted, it's not something I can sail through after the first few times, but Kari is such a motivating presence that I keep hanging in there until I get it. As many folks here have written, Kari is just plain good--creativity, competence, distinctive style, and a supple body that is a joy to watch and try to emulate. She's also a crackerjack teacher--certainly deserving of the accolades given by both her fitness industry peers and the toughest customers of all, the readers here at VF :) More than any instructor I've seen on video, except for maybe Donna Richardson, Kari comes across as very unintimidating and down-to-earth. As editor Wendy put it in a review for Go, Girl!, you get the feeling that when she finishes production on a video, that she'd probably treat everyone involved to beer or a barbecue at her house. When I grow up, I want to be just like Kari. . .:) While her get-up and makeup on Sweat Express sometimes border on tacky, she exudes an inner grace and class that is unparalleled by any other instructor out there. This is a woman who can "walk with kings and yet keep the common touch."
Kari is a friendly, dynamic instructor and a creative choreographer. She can make the most basic steps feel new and different with her graceful style and personal flair. I only wish I could move half as beautifully when I teach my own classes!
I really like Kari's style of teaching. She cues clearly and goes over the moves a few times to really catch onto the moves.
Instructor comments: Kari Anderson is my favorite instructor. She seems to be having such a good time, and her enthusiastic comments seem very natural and spontaneous, and not annoying at all. She is a natural dancer, and I love watching her. No way can I move the way she does, but she inspires me, and I like to pretend I look like her as I workout.