Jason Karp

San Diego, CA 92104

Dr. Jason Karp is a nationally-recognized running and fitness coach and owner of Run-Fit. As one of America’s foremost running experts and the 2011 IDEA National Personal Trainer of the Year, he has been profiled and interviewed in a number of publications. A rare combination of education and experience, he holds three degrees in exercise science, including a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from Indiana University and a master’s degree from the world-famous Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Calgary. No other running coach or personal trainer has the combination of credentials, education, and experience.

A prolific writer who is more widely published than anyone in the fitness or coaching industries, he has more than 200 articles published in numerous international running, coaching, and fitness magazines and scientific journals, is the author of five books, including Running for Women and Running a Marathon For Dummies (of the internationally-known For Dummies brand), and is a frequent speaker at international fitness and coaching conferences.

A former high school and college cross country and track coach, Jason is a nationally-certified running coach through USA Track & Field, has taught USA Track & Field’s highest level coaching certification, has led elite coaching camps at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, and is sponsored by PowerBar and Brooks. He has been a runner since sixth grade and was a member of the silver-medal winning U.S. Masters Team at the 2013 World Maccabiah Games in Israel.

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About Me


  • PhD, Exercise Physiology, Indiana University
  • Master's Degree, Kinesiology, University of Calgary
  • BS, Exercise and Sport Science, Penn State University

Certifications / Trainings

USA Track & Field - coaching
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

AED Certified

Liability Insurance

Jason's Locations


Within 25.00 miles of 92104 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year
  • 2014 President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership award
  • Member of U.S. Team, World Maccabiah Games
  • Personal Training Presenter Award nominee, ECA World Fitness
  • PowerBar Team Elite member
  • Brooks-sponsored trainer
  • Coaching Achievement Award, California Interscholastic Federation
  • Coaching Excellence Award, San Francisco Waldorf High School
  • Cross Country Coach of the Year, NAIA Northeast Region

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