Karim Strougo is the Founder and President of SAFE Academy, the most reputable International Fitness Education Academy in the Middle-East. He is also the Founder and President of the SAFE Convention TM, the ZEN Conference TM as well as an international fitness presenter and AFAA CEU Provider.
A renowned Instructors' Trainer, Karim also holds a multitude of international certifications ranging from Group Exercise instruction, Personal Training, Yoga, Pilates, to Resistance Training and Biomechanics. He also has a long experience in working with clients suffering from physical conditions and injuries.
Karim is the creator of IBM (Integrated Body Mechanics®), a revolutionary training method, which was the product of years of experience in personal training and a long and thorough research and study of applied bio-mechanics and functional training. IBM is commercially known as QuickSlim® and is the basic foundation for his personal training practice in Maadi by the same name.
As an educator, Karim Strougo is the founder and author of the first Egyptian course in fitness education entitled “Primary Certification in Physical Education & Aerobics TM”, which was a revolutionary landmark in fitness education in Egypt and lead to a boom in the number of certified Egyptian instructors. In 2006, Karim also released the first edition of his Personal Training book entitled “Personal Training: A broader look on exercise TM”, which is the official manual for SAFE Academy’s now famous personal training course by the same title.
In 2009, Karim published a new revised and updated edition of his first course manual, which he renamed “The Professional Group Fitness Instructor’s ManualTM”. This new edition was almost entirely rewritten to include some of the latest findings and researches in health and fitness worldwide. Since then, he has been publishing a new and revised edition of the manual every two years.
Karim is the creator of the Fluid Yoga™ Method, a rigorous practice incorporating Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation. The Fluid Yoga™ Method is firmly rooted in ancient Yoga philosophy with a strong scientific foundation, mixing contemporary scientific findings with authentic Yoga traditions to make Fluid Yoga™ classes safe for the general population.
In 2014, Karim launched his third book titled “Fluid Yoga™”, which is now the official manual for the SAFE Academy Yoga Instructor Course by the same name and, in 2016, he published the Level 2 manual for his now famous Fluid Yoga™ Method.
Karim believes that “With determination, today’s dreams are tomorrow’s reality!”.