Education: Iowa State University
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Expertise: Food, Health, Fitness

Karla Walsh has written about health, food, fitness, psychology, beauty, and beyond for more than 12 years. With a double major in magazine journalism and kinesiology, she has extensive experience translating scientific studies and expert interviews into understandable terms. In 2020, one of her features ("I’m Almost Positive I Had Coronavirus, But Don’t Know for Sure—Here’s Why That’s a Problem") for The Healthy received an honorable mention Consumer, Health/Fitness in the Eddie Awards.


Karla Walsh began her career at FITNESS magazine in 2010. Since, she's worked at a wide variety of publications full-time, including, and as a cross-brand social media specialist. From search engine optimization to features for print to video strategy, she has a diverse background in all things magazines. At the start of 2019, Karla chose to pursue full-time freelance writing and has contributed to more than 3 dozen brands.

Honors & Awards

  • Eddie award honorable mention


Karla Walsh double majored in magazine journalism and kinesiology at Iowa State University. She also passed her level one sommelier exam with the Court of Master Sommeliers, received her personal trainer certification through NASM and group fitness instructor certification through AFAA.

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