Kinesis Movement Studio

Karen Gonzalez and her son Justin opened Kinesis the Movement Studio in April 2018, to fulfill a need for unique, alternative ways to stay fit in Clearwater, with an emphasize on utilizing proper energy flow through dance, stretching, aerial movement, and physical therapy.

Karen Gonzalez

Over a decade prior to opening their studio, Karen Gonzalez, a licensed and trained physical therapist, provided services through Community Rehab Associates, where she was involved in evaluating and treating children and adults with developmental disabilities, orthopaedic and neurologic conditions in their homes. A graduate with a B.S. Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of the Philippines in Manila, Karen has also been a Rehab Director in a skilled nursing facility.

Karen is Founder/President of Therapeutic Interventions of West Florida, Inc., a rehabilitation company that provides home-based therapy to Medicare recipients, and she has been a reliable subcontractor for multiple home health agencies, providing direct care to patients throughout Pinellas County since 2004.

Karen is a certified Level 5 Ki-Hara® Master Trainer. Ki-Hara® is a resistance stretching technique designed to stretch and strengthen the body.

She is also a USATF Certified Level 1 Track and Field Coach, and is a former guest lecturer at St Petersburg College for Physical Therapy students and CEU classes for healthcare professionals throughout Tampa Bay.

​​Karen is a former Metabolife Team Trainer and has spoken to numerous audiences on running injuries.  She is currently an Exercise and Physical Therapy consultant for a local track and field club, Blazin’ Ravenz Track and Field Team, an organization with members ranging in age from 8-18, in training for state and national competitions.

Karen also heads ‘Run with Coach K’, a web-based running club she designed to inspire beginning runners with smart training techniques that enhance their performance and help prevent injuries.

Justin Gonzalez

A Dance Instructor and Personal Trainer, Justin Gonzalez teaches freestyle dance classes – freestyle movement and style-fusion – to expand awareness of the body, create control and better coordination. He takes pride in building his clients’ confidence through his dance programs. Justin believes, no matter how much someone doubts their rhythmic ability, everyone can dance! No matter what level of experience, he feels that everyone understands how to connect to dance. 

Justin trusts that the psychological work that goes into freeing up movement is imperative to being able to freely express yourself. He calls it ‘a spiritual artists’ philosophy to movement’ to open up expression and make things your own, living in the movement. A fun and active way to participate in physical fitness, Justin finds his best reward is witnessing first-hand his clients’ boost of self-esteem the more involved they become in his dance classes.

Like Karen, Justin offers private classes and training.