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About Karen M. Goeller
Karen Goeller, CSCS, has educated thousands in the fitness and gymnastics industries with her books, articles, and in person. She has been training athletes since 1978 and adults since 1985. Karen Goeller is the author of more gymnastics books than anyone in the USA.
Since the beginning Karen Goeller’s books have been used as references by fitness experts and coaches to create countless training programs. Her books have been called the “most useful on the market.”
When she was involved in an accident in 2000 and suffered permanent spinal damage she stopped working. To remain involved in gymnastics and fitness, Karen turned to writing. “I felt like I had a ton of information in my head that was not being used. I knew it was the perfect time to pass on this knowledge and writing books was the perfect avenue.”
It wasn’t until the Swing Set Fitness books that Karen started to make great progress with her physical rehabilitation. Karen shared, “I finally felt like myself again. I knew I was getting stronger, mentally and physically.” When asked if she is completely healed from the accident, Karen replied, “I am still injured, but that no longer defines me.”
Karen has produced State Champions, National TOPS Team Athletes, and Empire State Games Athletes. Three National Champions were from Karen’s gymnastics club. Most of her success was after her 1991 cancer surgery.
Before her surgery, Karen was told that she would be bed-ridden for the rest of her life by many doctors. The cancer surgery was a success, but Karen was left with lymphedema in her leg. Her leg was as wide as her waist immediately after the surgery. Karen has written a book on her life since the surgery, “Lymphedema: Sentenced to Life in Bed, but I Escaped.”
Karen Goeller and her athletes have been featured on TV, radio, and in the newspapers since the 1990’s. She has appeared on Good Morning America, GoodDay NY, Eyewitness News, and NY Views (old show) among others. They have also been featured in The NY Times, NY Newsday, Brooklyn Bridge Magazine, Interview Magazine, and most of the Brooklyn, NY newspapers.
More recently Karen has been featured on News12 NJ, Your Story Matters Radio, Lymphedema Mavens Radio, Erin Ley Radio, Lynn Johnson Radio, I Run MY Body Radio, Hector Bosa TV, Peter Austin Noto TV, Late Night with Johnny Potenza TV, Talkin’ Health with Joe Kasper Radio, the Coast Star, Asbury Park Press, Observer/Reporter, Staten Island Advance, and Inside Gymnastics Magazine.
Besides all of the interviews Karen has had speaking, featured, and background roles on a variety of TV shows and in movies. She has worked on Spiderman, Annie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Run All Night, Whatever Goes TV, Royal Pains, Brain Games, Gotham, The Following, Blue Bloods, Madam Secretary, Young Hot Crooked, Black Box, Hostages, Nurse Jackie, Michael J Fox, Law & Order, The Newsroom, Forever, Stalked-Docudrama, and commercials for TE Communications, Today, Nike, and Verizon. Karen has also done staged readings in a local theater. She is always looking for speaking roles in film and TV. Check out her IMDB page too. She is already a Member of NY Women in Film & TV.
Karen has worked for world-famous Olympic coach, Bela Karolyi and was the first female camp director. Before earning her BA Degree, Karen’s education included training as an EMT, Physical Therapist, and Nutritionist. She has had certifications such as EMT-D, Nutritional Analysis, Fitness Trainer, many USAG certifications, and the NSCA-CSCS certification.
Karen is available for film projects, interviews, to speak for your group, consulting work, or for book signings. Call 908-278-3756 for more information.
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By Dan Speltz
As I've journeyed through life, one lesson I've learned is that every person in my life who has inspired me has gone through some sort of life altering event. Think about that for a minute and I challenge you to find someone who has not. Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Oprah, Joseph in the Bible, the list goes on. The reality is that as harsh as it may seem at the time, without that hardship to mold and transform you, you would not have grown as greatly as you did in the end. Their stories have a common thread. One of humbleness, perserverence, a will to succeed, and hope. Karen's story is no exception. I add her to the list of greats who have inspired me. You need to read her story. You won't regret it!
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I am rarely one to find myself tearing while reading a book however this read was one of those times. Karen's story gripped me. It is a heart wrenching, yet inspiring, tale of a woman who surpassed all odds. Her story will inspire and motivate you. This is definitely won of those tales you don't want to miss! I am adding it to my Christmas gift list for friends this year. I absolutely loved it!
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Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it. OPRAH. Oprah says it best and I truly believe she had you in mind. The way you keep pressing on in life despite your setbacks is truly a miracle. I read your book cover to cover in one sitting. I could not put it down! You truly are an inspiration for anyone suffering from any ailment. Thank you for informing us and writing such a real account of the trials, setbacks, and then uphill battles that you encountered during a desperate time to just survive in your life. You are an incredible woman and give hope to us all! Thank you...
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