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Hi, I’m Kardena Pauza, owner of Edge Personal Training in Irvine, Orange County! So many clients who have come to me have spent months and years trying every diet and fitness program under the sun only to give up in frustration. Well, those days are over.

When you train with me you will no longer need to try and figure out what exercise you should be doing, struggling to remember how to do the exercises, or trying to motivate yourself to get to the gym and stay long enough to see any results. All you need to do is show up and I’ll help you design the perfect fitness program to achieve your goals.

Kardena Pauza, Irvine Personal Trainer

Kardena Pauza, Ms. America Fitness 2007


Unedited photos of my amazing client transformations! The before & after pictures that you see here are my actual clients.

I have struggled with weight for as far back as I can remember. As a sad pre-teen I started my high school years at almost 200 lbs. In school I would keep to myself because I was embarrassed of how I looked and thought everyone was judging me.  Kardena taught me how to love myself again and how to look at working out as a way to make me stronger – not just to lose weight. I lost weight AND toned my body so I have a sexy shapely firm body. What I learned with her stays with me every day. I now weigh about 145 pounds and I am happier and healthier than ever. Because of Kardena I learned the safe, fun way to work out. I owe everything to her. Thanks for helping me lose 55 lbs!

Carly, Growing up I was Always Fat - Until Now!

I’m 53 years old and since working out with Kardena I feel younger and am in the best shape I’ve ever been in my life. She’s been a lifesaver for me. I suffered from an auto immune disorder and am now in remission and working out with Kardena helped me build up muscle to support myself. Going from being unable to barely walk to being very strong. I was over 200lbs and because of Kardena’s help with not only building strength but also nutrition I lost over 67 pounds. I got a handle on my food going from being a compulsive overeater to counting my macros and knowing how to eat and when to eat and controlling cravings. Plus she’s a great person she pushes you just enough but not too hard to make you want to run away. She’s so supportive and non-judgmental. I couldn’t recommend Kardena enough, she completely turned my life around.

Heidi, I lost over 67 pounds and at 53 Have Never Felt Younger!

I’m your typical athletic type of guy; workout 2-3 days a week and Mountain bike on the weekends. I came to Kardena for one reason and that was to change my perception on healthy living. I was gaining weight and had no energy during the day. I thought I was eating correctly and using workout programs I knew and worked for me in my early 20’s. Kardena showed me how and what to eat. By adjusting my eating habits and her workout program, I can’t express how grateful I am with the results I got! In 3 months I dropped 22 lbs. of fat and gained 10 lbs. of Lean Muscle! Plus I have energy ALL DAY LONG! I also won 3rd place in the Sea Otter Mountain Bike Classic-Thanks Kardena! If you’re reading this do yourself a favor and call Kardena. She knows what she’s talking about! Oh, there is one thing you should know; by the end of her program I did have to tailor all my clothes!

Chris L., The Downside - You May Need A Tailor
Meghann before and after weight loss

After having 2 wonderful children, I was in the worst shape of my entire life and I had 20 lbs to lose. I wasn’t happy with how much weight I had gained and how out of shape I was! Kardena was recommended to me by a friend who had trained with her and loved her. Kardena held me accountable to come in regularly, gave me a step by step meal plan to follow, she really challenged me to push myself. Her workouts were fun, different, and challenging. I lost 20 lbs and went from a size 6 to a size 2. Because of her I was able to do regular pull-ups all by myself which I’d never done in my life!!! I am definitely in the best shape of my entire life. I get so many compliments on how I’ve transformed and how great I look. I am forever grateful for everything Kardena has helped me achieve.

Meghann, I Lost 20lbs And Went From A Size 6 To A Size 2

When I started training, my motivation was to win a bet with my friends to see if I could get a 6-pack in 4 months. This ridiculous bet turned out to be a life-changing event for me. I’m 5’8” and started out at 190 lbs and within 3 months I lost 35 lbs of fat and weighed 155 lbs. I really took Kardena’s advice on my diet and took my workouts seriously and they are not easy workouts! I continue to work with Kardena in order to keep my health manageable and achieve more goals. I’ve trained with other trainers before but what was different is that Kardena genuinely cares about her client’s true health, well being, and quality of life. Her training schedule is simple and flexible. Each workout is different and challenging that combines some intense cardio and weight lifting. It’s not easy but at the same time not too hard that you’ll die afterwards. It’s one of the highlights of my day since it’s very fun and helps me release the stress from a long work day.

Big T, I Lost 35 lbs in 3 Months and still Going!

Before I started Kardena’s program I weighed 188 lbs. and had bad allergies to certain foods, cats, dogs and pollen. What a drag taking nasal sprays, prescription decongestants, and having to offset the drowsiness with Red Bull just to stay awake at work, yuck! Then I took Kardena up on her workout program and finally learned how to truly be healthy, have tons of energy & feel amazing! Not only did I lose 37 lbs., but I also got rid of my allergies which I had for 15 years and freeing myself from all those expensive medications. YES!!! Kardena’s system of coaching, training and mentoring is by far the best I have ever experienced. I would recommend anyone who is serious about getting bottom line results, like I have, to call now. It saved my life, and gave me a whole new one at the same time. Forever grateful…

Mark, I Lost 37 lbs. in 99 Days And Got Rid Of My Allergies For Good!

First thing I can say is WOW, Kardena is amazing! She is an amazing person, friend and motivator! When I started training with her I weighed 155 lbs and when my wedding came I weighed 135 lbs and I was really toned up. I lost 20 lbs. of fat and I built muscle. I feel awesome about myself and I am training for my first marathon!

Kardena is nothing but positive towards her clients. I couldn’t have asked for a better referral, and I would be more than willing to refer anyone and everyone I know to her!

Falyn, I Lost 20 lbs. For My Wedding Day!

When I first went to Kardena, I had very specific goals in mind. I had always been slim, but I wanted to improve my muscle tone and overall fitness. After a lot of hard work coupled with a great deal of encouragement and support from a great trainer, I was able to put on 18 lbs of lean muscle. I have more confidence around women. Kardena is not only a knowledgeable and experienced trainer, but a great motivator. I’d recommend her to anyone who would like to improve their overall physical fitness. Thanks Kardena!

Ray, I Put On 18 lbs. Of Lean Muscle!

I’ve been a competitive swimmer for years, but I feel stronger and more athletic after just a few months of working out with Kardena. That’s because transforming one’s body isn’t just a physical endeavor. It’s mental, emotional and nutritional. I tried to lose 10 stubborn pounds and with Kardena’s help I have done it! My thighs have trimmed down, my belly is flatter, and my upper body is stronger than I ever imagined it could be. Kardena has helped me apply a whole-life approach that really works. Co-workers, friends, and family have all noticed the difference in my body, posture and attitude!

Sarah, Those Last 10 Stubborn lbs...

My basketball game was suffering and I was so tired after playing a night of basketball. The other guys had so much more energy than me and were in much better athletic shape. I love playing basketball so much and I was feeling down about my lack of ability. My coworker said he was going to a trainer so I seized the opportunity to do something about this issue and joined him. I have lost over 30 lbs. in 3 months. I have so much more energy on the basketball court that my team is winning more and I am much stronger! I’m doing things in the gym I never thought I could like pull-ups. I went from a 44” to a 36” waist. Kardena is certainly the best trainer I have encountered. She tailors a workout to your needs, thinks of challenging routines that truly work out every body part imaginable. I am more than pleased! Thank you Kardena you rock out loud!

David, I Lost 30 lbs. And Play Basketball Like A Champ!

I have been over weight my entire life and struggled with yo-yo dieting. When I went to my doctor and he told me I was pre-diabetic with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I had to do something to change my lifestyle and stop dieting. When I started I was unable to bend in half and was dealing with a bum knee. I’m so proud of myself for losing 50 lbs., 17 inches all over my body, 7 inches off my waist in just 6 months. I am completely off high blood pressure meds and my sugar levels and cholesterol counts are normal. My friends and family who I haven’t seen on a regular basis just can’t believe the difference in my weight, my size, my attitude, and my energy. Kardena’s workouts are so much fun and I absolutely love going here. My doctor was so impressed that he wanted Kardena’s info so he could send her more clients. I’m so excited I can now go to any store and by regular sized clothes! I can’t thank Kardena enough!

DJ, I Lost 50 lbs. And Improved My Health!

I had gotten frustrated trying to workout on my own, all my friends would bail on me so I knew I had to find someone reliable and someone who was as committed to my success as I was. That’s when I found Edge Personal Training. Getting up in the morning was a struggle and nothing motivated me to want to get up. Now that I have been working out for 3 months, people are shocked when they see how much weight I have lost. I have lost 30 lbs and I went from a size 11 to now my size 6’s are loose on me! I love the results I have gotten physically, mentally & emotionally. I have gotten so much nutritional advice and come light years ahead with my health and energy. I was never a ‘morning’ person and now I look forward to starting my day with Kardena. The workouts have really helped me pull myself out of feeling depressed and instead I wake up feeling excited about my day and grateful for my life. The energy I have now has way surpassed my expectations. Working out with Kardena has been the best experience!

Karen, Model Loses 30 lbs. in 3 Months!

* Results vary depending on starting point, goals, nutrition, and effort.

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Lose Weight & Get Toned

Let me help you learn fat loss secrets that make losing weight easy. My Metabolic Accelerating Techniques™ will work for you no matter your age. I’ve worked with over 700 people using these 100% natural techniques (no fluffy supplements or gimmicky equipment) – and now it’s your turn to get the body you have been wanting.

Customized Workouts

There is no magic pill, but with my years of experience working with all body types I will customize fun and varied workouts for your fitness level and goals. By keeping your workouts varied your muscles will be more challenged and you’ll enjoy workouts more. I’ll also make sure you’re doing the exercises properly with correct form so you’re getting the most impact from each movement – no wasted effort!

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In-Home Training

Are you short on time or prefer to workout in the privacy and comfort of your own home? I can come to you in most locations in the Irvine area and Orange County, CA! Whether your in-home workout is 1×1 or with a friend or family member, we can workout a custom schedule and private fitness program to meet your goals.

Gain Muscle & Strength

Working out is a tough practice of discipline and few people can do it alone. Most people working out on their own will get bored or side-tracked before they really start to make progress. Did you know that in strength-training those last 5 repetitions that burn are where you get 80% of your results? I will help you push harder to get the muscle build and results you want faster.

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Nutrition Counseling

As a certified nutrition specialist I will guide you on what to eat based on your specific health requirements and goals. I will never try and sell you on a weight-loss supplement but instead teach you the key to real lasting natural weight loss and fitness – understanding the foods you’re eating and how they effect your body and health.


Our Premium Benefits

  • Body-sculpting equipment

  • Nutrition counseling

  • Customized workouts

  • Increased energy

  • Improved metabolism

  • Exciting Circuit Training

  • Fun and varied exercises

  • Fat-burning plyometrics

  • Cardiovascular equipment

  • Free and body weight workouts

  • Accountability

  • Permanent habits

  • Easy Parking

  • Locker rooms

  • No membership fee

What’s so amazing about my fat burning Irvine personal training program is that you will…

  • Lose weight naturally without hyped-up supplements. The habits you create around fitness and nutrition will stay with you for the rest of your life. My goal is for you to have lasting results, naturally.
  • Have on-going coaching and motivation to keep you super-focused and hitting your dream weight. We all know we need someone to hold us accountable and working out is the same.
  • Have fun and enjoy doing something that’s great for your body! Your workouts will be energizing, challenging, creative, and you will always look forward to the next one! They will never be boring.

I lost over 30 lbs. working with Kardena. The workouts were fun, energizing & different. She always knew how to push me. Thank you, Kardena!

Cheryl, I Lost Over 30 Pounds!

I have worked out on my own and I have never received this much improvement in such a short amount of time. I have always had a problem gaining muscle and size. Kardena has helped me break through the barrier and I have gained 15 lbs. of muscle. She knows how to push me. I really recommend her to anyone who is ready to break through their barriers.

Patrick, I Gained 15 lbs. of Muscle in 3 Months!

Thank you for getting me into model shape! It was always my dream to model and now I am fulfilling those dreams!

Tina, Toned Up + Lost Stubborn lbs!

I was on a two-month plateau with my own workouts. I dropped 17 lbs. in weeks with Edge Personal Training. My knee pains have diminished and I can now do dynamic leg exercises pain free! I used to barely fit into a size 38, and now 34 pants are loose!

Scott, I Dropped 17 Pounds in Weeks!

I lost 14 lbs. in 2 months thanks to Kardena’s customized program! I went from 29% body fat to 19% body fat. I sleep much better and I’m more focused throughout the day. I feel amazing! Thanks, Kardena!

Bridget, 14 lbs. Gone in Two Months!

I’ve learned so much. Before I started training I could only bench press 25 lbs. dumbells and I didn’t know anything about working out or how to get in shape. When I trained by myself I would only workout for 20 minutes, get side-tracked and leave. Now I get the support and advice I need to do the exercises correctly and the motivation to push myself every time. I’ve gained over 17 lbs. of solid muscle. I have way more endurance in my hockey games, and I am so much healthier. I couldn’t imagine going back to working out on my own!

Ken L., I Gained 17 lbs. of Solid Ripped Muscle and Kick Butt in Hockey

I’ve lost 16 lbs. of fat and went from a size 4 to a size 0…after having two kids. I have two wonderful children and I had the stretched out stomach to show for it. I didn’t think the lose skin and extra flab would ever go away and I was embarassed to wear a bikini. I also had a busy schedule taking care of my family and a full time career that getting back to my pre baby weight didn’t seem possible. I learned so much from Kardena and I always look forward to my workouts. She makes it fun, challenging, and never boring. Thanks to Edge Personal Training, I am back to my wedding day weight which was over 8 years ago! I am SO EXCITED! The last 5-10 pounds is always the hardest to get off, but I’ve done it!

Jeegisha, Went From A Size 4 To Size 0...After Having Two Kids!

I just kicked butt again this weekend and earned my second Championship this year and fourth medal as a Brazillian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt fighter. I won GOLD at California Classic as the Middle Weight Male Blue Belt Master’s Division Champion. The best and most exciting part of this experience was I came back this year and beat the guy who knocked me out of this competition last year. It was a SWEET, SWEET victory. I was so stoked I almost cried. Nothing beats standing on the top of that podium. It was AWESOME! Thanks to Edge Personal Training. I melted off 50 lbs., and I found a sport that I now embrace with all my heart. Thanks for changing my life!

Ken K., I Lost 50 lbs. and Got in Champion Fighting Shape!

Kardena, you are awesome!! Look at the face, the arms and the middle and you can see where those 37 pounds used to be. I feel so much healthier now. I can wear shorts this summer (finally) and not feel self-conscious and I owe it all to you. You kicking my butt in the gym, making me eat right, encouraging me to exercise on my own and generally being a super motivator have made such a difference in my life. Thank you!

Holly, I Lost 37 lbs. and I Can Wear Shorts This Summer!

My whole life I easily stayed petite until recently. I was shocked to look in the mirror and see how much thicker my waist had gotten and my clothes weren’t fitting anymore! I was in a great relationship and we were planning our wedding. It was a very exciting time! But, I didn’t want to walk down the aisle the way I looked. I found Edge Personal Trainers and started their great get fit program. I thoroughly enjoyed the workouts; they were fun, energizing, and always different. The customized meal plan was just what I needed to give me the guidance for how to truly eat healthy! I lost 4 ¼ inches off my waist. I lost inches everywhere on my body but this was my biggest focus. I’m so thankful to have found Edge Training in Irvine!

Celeni, I Lost Over 4 ½ Inches Off My Waist For My Wedding Day!

I was always a thin person until I reached college. I couldn’t believe it! I looked down one day and realized I had a poochy stomach that was never there before!

Vanessa, Thanks For Getting Me In Shape For My Modeling Shoot!

* Results vary depending on starting point, goals, nutrition, and effort.


Will it work for me?

This is a question I get almost every time someone comes in to see me. I’m telling you, I have helped hundreds of people, from 21 years of age to my oldest client of 70, transform their bodies. I’ve helped new moms flatten their stomach. Moms who’ve had four children get back to their pre-children weight. Former athletes from 25 years ago and more get back into athletic shape. People who have never worked out before, to people who only do cardio and have no muscle tone. No matter where you’re starting from or what your goals are, we’ve done it. I’ve seen it all and gotten jaw-dropping results for all of my clients.

Is it too expensive?

Some people think having a professional fitness coach would cost a fortune and only rich people can afford one. Not here! You won’t believe how affordable my programs are. It’s the equivalent of going out to dinner in Orange County once a week. Anyone can afford that, AND the results you get will way surpass the benefits of one fancy meal.

Is it a lot of work?

Working out and being in shape doesn’t have to be a lot of work. It’s about doing the right things at the right time. Have you heard the adage, “work smart, not hard?”This also applies to getting in shape. I will show you how to get maximum results without killing yourself trying to get there. You will literally be torching the fat off of your body.

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