Karin Werth
Karin Werth


Psychology B.S.

CSCCa MasterStrength and Conditioning Coach, Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified

NSCACertified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

USAW USAWeightlifting Coach Certified Level 1

NASMCorrective Exercise Specialist

American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid


Karin Werth

Karin Werth, the former Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports at the University of Florida, has recently retired after dedicating over 26years in sports performance. Karin worked at the University of Florida Athletic Association since July 1997.  She served one year as the Assistant Swim Coach for the Gator Women.  Her desire to tackle the field of Strength and Conditioning began in July 1998, where she was named an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Florida.  

Karin’s ties to the University of Florida begin in 1984, as she was a 10-time All-American swimmer for the Gators. Her passion for strength and conditioning was a huge part of her success as a student-athlete. Karin has coached over 100 All-Americans, conference, and national champions. She was a part of back-to-back-to-back National Championships with Gator Gymnastics from 2013-2015. She also coached Honda Award winners Bridget Sloan (2), Kytra Hunter (2), TrinityThomas (2), and Alex McMurtry (1). During her tenure at UF she trained multiple teams including long stints with soccer, gymnastics, swimming and diving, lacrosse, softball, and women’s basketball.

Prior to working at Florida, Karin was a firefighter/paramedic for the City of Miami Fire Department for 7 years.  She was a member of the S.W.A.T. team, serving as a medic in special situations.  Karin not only enjoyed weight training to better herself for her career, but took it to the next level and competed in 3 bodybuilding competitions.  In 1996, she won the heavyweight division in South Florida, in 1998, she won the overall in Gainesville, and in 2000, third place in the heavyweight division in Mid-Florida.  

Karin has recently launched Werth-it Sports Performance and hopes to not only train college-prep high school and middle school aged athletes, but anyone who desires strength and fitness results.