KC Carlberg, MPH, founded Try Fitness in 1996 in an effort to share her passion for fitness with other women and help them see, feel and understand the importance of a healthy body toward an improved quality of life. She likes to say, “We put the FUN in fitness,” and it shows in all of her programs, races, events and motivational coaching.
A certified USAT Race Director and USAT Triathlon Coach, KC is a lifetime athlete and has been participating in triathlons for 21 years. She brings women together, through a common goal of being the best that they can be. This unique environment allows women to exceed their own expectations, learn healthy ways of living, training and racing and create lifetime bonds of friendship.
Passionate about providing not only training programs but events that provide an opportunity for women to test their skills, KC create opportunities for women to challenge themselves and exceed their goals.
– BA in Speech Communications (Cum Laude) from California State University, Northridge California (1986)
– MPH from University of Hawaii (2006)
– Certified USAT Race Director and USAT Triathlon Coach
– Certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Counsel on Exercise as a Personal Trainer
– Certified Wellness Counselor and Motivational Coach from the Hawaii Institute of Wellness
– Founder and organizer of the Na Wahine Sprint Triathlon, Hawaii’s premier all-women’s triathlon (since 1999)
– Race Director for the Kapiolani/Straub Women’s 10K Race (2002-2011)
– Race Director for the Tour De Cure (2001-2003), a bike ride to raise money and awareness for the American Diabetes Association of Hawaii
– Volunteer Logistics coordinator for the Walk for the Cure for the American Diabetes Association of Hawaii
– Member of the Zonta Club of Honolulu, a worldwide service organization working together to advance the status of women
– A 2005 nominee for Pacific Business News’ Business Woman of the Year
KC has been competing in triathlon, running races and cycling events for the past 21 years. Here are some of her highlights and successes:
– Ford Ironman 70.3 Finisher 2007, 2009, 2010
– Keahou Kona Half Ironman Finisher 5 times
– Keahoua Kona Half Ironman – 3rd place age group, 1995
– Tinman Triathlon Finisher 8 times
– Honolulu Triathlon Finisher 3 times
– North Shore Triathlon – 2nd place age group, 2005
– LaniKai Triathlon – 3rd place age group, 2004
– Ko’Olina Triathlon – 3rd place age group, 2004
– Haleiwa Sprint Triathlon – 1st place age group, 2003
– MWR Sprint Triathlon – 3rd place age group 2000
– Honolulu International Triathlon – 3rd place age group, 1996 and 1998
– Perimeter Relay Team – 2nd place overall
– Powerman – 1st place age group 1999, finisher for 3 years
– Leeward Duathlon – 2nd place age group
In October of 2007 KC was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. After two surgeries and chemotherapy treatment she is a survivor. It was a transformational experience that made her realize she had been given a second chance to live. Life is too precious to wait for tomorrow.