Physical Activity to Improve Mental Health in Adolescents | Recorded Webinar


206 South is a Seattle-based non-profit organization that provides weightlifting and martial arts training to youth and adults. Hear about how 206 South co-founder Adrianna Kara was able to translate a tumultuous childhood and high ACE score into building a community center where she mentors youth, and travels the country teaching weightlifting.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Review Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and outcomes for youth with high ACEs
  • Understand the benefits of a trauma-informed approach to coaching & teaching
  • Learn the key objectives of program design for adolescents to maximize buy-in





Adrianna Kara, MBA

Image of Adrianna KaraAdrianna Kara has been in the fitness industry since 2012. She has a Masters in Business Administration from Seattle University, and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. Adrianna has coached and developed programming for a variety of individuals, including elementary age, high school students, Masters athletes, adaptive athletes, athletes on the spectrum, and tactical athletes. She runs 206 South, a Seattle-based non-profit organization with her co-founder, Zach Filer. She began her own journey in Kettlebell Sport in 2016. She holds a Master of Sport in the 20kg Long Cycle, and 844 reps in the 16kg Marathon (60 min) Long Cycle, which set an unofficial World Record. She teaches courses to other coaches around the country through Power Monkey Fitness and Conjugate Tactical.


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