KC Carlberg

KC Carlberg, MPH, is the founder and president of Try Fitness. She started this business in 1996 in an effort to share her passion with other women and to help them see, feel and understand the importance of a healthy body toward an improved quality of life. KC enjoys coaching as well as putting on fun and challenging races and events for women.

Certified USAT Race Director and USAT Triathlon Coach. KC has been an athlete all her life and has been participating in triathlons for 21 years. She brings women together, as a Team, 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.

KC is passionate about providing not only training programs but events that provide an opportunity
for women to test their skills, challenge themselves and exceed their goals. One of Try Fitness’ mottos
is “We put the fun in fitness”. Enjoying life’s journey is something very important to KC, so she always tries to bring a level of fun and enjoyment to everything she does.

Professioinal Accolades

  • 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

Personal Competive Career

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

Personal Achievements

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.