Author Archives: Karen Goeller, CSCS

Karen Goeller, CSCS has been training athletes since 1978 and adults since 1986. She has produced State Champions, National TOPS Team Athletes, and National Champions. With her books, articles, and in person, Ms. Goeller has educated thousands in the fitness and gymnastics communities. She is the author of the Swing Set Fitness books, the Gymnastics Drills and Conditioning books, and several additional products. Ms Goeller began writing after she was in an accident and suffered permanent spinal damage. Ms. Goeller shared “the Swing Set Fitness project was therapeutic for me in many ways.” As the Swing Set Fitness books evolved, so did Ms. Goeller. She worked on her own rehabilitation and realized that she could perform many swing exercises as part of her own fitness regimen. Besides success with her books, Ms. Goeller has worked for world famous gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi, owned a gymnastics club for ten years, and has been featured in newspapers and on television on numerous occasions, most recently in The Coast Star and Asbury Park Press. Besides an education that includes emergency medicine, physical therapy, nutrition, and advertising, Ms. Goeller has held fitness, CSCS, nutrition, EMT, and numerous gymnastics certifications.
Recently Karen Goeller started an acting career. She is already a Member of NY Women in Film & TV. Ms. Goeller has had speaking, featured, background roles on a variety of TV shows and in movies. She has hosted & directed countless events and has been interviewed on live TV and radio.
Karen is always looking for more acting roles and is available for interviews, to speak for your group, or for book signings. Call 908-278-3756.

Karen Goeller’s links…
http://www.KarenGoeller.com/
http://www.GymnasticsBooks.com/
http://www.BestSportsConditioning.com/
http://www.Amazon.com/author/KarenGoeller

Bread… You CAN Eat Bread…

Bread… Yes, I DO Eat Bread!

potato-bread-clipart-8You CAN eat bread and remain healthy. That’s as long as you are eating a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and other REAL foods. Every cell in your body relies on glucose to function so you DO NEED CARBS for energy.

My favorite bread is the Oat Nut, but there are many varieties that will not sabotage your good health. The Ezikiel bread in the freezer section is a great one.

Listen to other quick podcasts by clicking here.

Goeller’s Next Radio Interview

My next radio interview! https://m.facebook.com/groups/1597117707183991
wiseguys-ad-radio-goellerGo to www.DDVRadio.com and scroll down to Wiseguyz show to listen live Wed, Feb 13th 8PM-10PM. https://wiseguyzshow.com/

Salad… You Do Not Need Lettuce.

Salads… You Do Not Need Lettuce

2-27661_fruit-and-vegetables-clipartI have a thought for those of you who say you “hate salad.” Did you know you can throw a few fruits and/or veggies of your choice and call it a salad?

Start with a few green beans and grapes if that’s all you enjoy from the produce dept. Or how about a sliced apple, maybe a clementine, and some green beans? How about an apple, cheese, and grapes?

I’m not saying to leave out kale and spinach if you enjoy them. I eat them very often. I am just letting people know they can add nutrients to their diet in a more creative way if they do not like lettuce, kale, or spinach.

Be creative and try to get at least three healthy items into that bowl.

Listen to all of my podcasts here, Karen Goeller Podcasts.

Podcasts… Karen Goeller’s Podcasts

cropped-karen-hs-bluetop-websq.jpgNow Karen Goeller’s podcasts are on one page so that you can see the list and listen without searching through the blog posts. Most are quick, between one and two minutes in length, but all offer a bit of useful information.

Enjoy listening! https://karengoeller.wordpress.com/karen-goeller-podcasts/

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No Need to Eat 100% Healthy 100% of the Time

No need to eat 100% healthy 100% of the time. Yes, you heard right. Karen Goeller, CSCS, the person who has been teaching people about health, fitness, and strength for over 30 years just said that!

cartIf you try to eat 80%-90% healthy, you’ll likely be satisfied and remain close to your ideal weight. But first, define healthy.

In my opinion, healthy foods are food from the produce, fish, and meat sections of the supermarket. That’s fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. Yes, potatoes and yams included. Just stay away from the boxed meals, fast-foods, and junk foods.

Try really hard to snack on high-quality foods rather than cookies, candies, and other processed foods with low or no nutritional value.

And yes, I DO eat bread and a high protein-omega-3 pasta made from legumes. I personally enjoy Oat Nut bread and Barilla pasta in the yellow box. The Ezekiel bread is high quality too. And of course, your beverages count. Keep the sugar and syrups OUT of your coffee!

So try this. next time you go to the store, be sure that 8 or 9 of every ten items in your cart are actually healthy items. I personally only eat 80%-90% healthy. Remember to define healthy before you make changes.

Good luck… Stay healthy!

karen-legs-plus-book-2018And if you want to start exercising, try the LEGS PLUS workouts. www.LegsPlus.com

P.S. Follow your doctor’s guidelines for you if you have a specific diet. Discuss all changes with a medical professional.

 

Lymphedema Diet

After seeing a photo of me holding my Lymphedema Book, someone asked me, “Is there a specific diet you follow for lymphedema?” My initial response was, “A healthy one!”

Lymphedema Book

Not being wise, seriously, a healthy variety of real foods. I try to eat many fruits and vegetables daily and I eat carbs and proteins. Yes, I eat carbs! Every cell in your body NEEDS glucose to function.

And I eat enough proteins, but I do not overdo the proteins. Unused proteins go back to the liver, get converted to glycogen, and then get stored in your body as fat. So too much protein not only stresses your organs, it gets stored as fat if not used for energy. And when your body is using protein as energy, it is actually taking it from muscle. So if you are not doing resistance exercise and you are not eating carbs, you will end up with very little muscle tone and too much fat stored in your body. Stop doing the protein drinks and bars if you are not a body-builder. They were created for body-builders, not for middle-aged people who do not exercise very intensely.

And yes, I eat carbs! I eat plenty of rice, potatoes, yams, quinoa, and pasta that is made from legumes and oats. I eat oatmeal, oat bran, or cream of wheat with one or two of the following in my hot cereal flax, chia seeds, blueberries, or goji berries in the morning. And I use almond or coconut milk rather than cow milk.

I admit, when I visit mom, I do eat a slice of cake if she offers it after dinner, but I do not keep junk food at home. Junk food is not part of my daily eating routine.

And do not follow any diet that is advertised. Why? because they are advertising their diets in order to sell you something. It does not mean that it is a suitable eating plan for you. Many generations before us did very well just eating real foods. The human body has not changed in its needs. Eat your fruits and vegetables! It will pay off in the long run.

Enjoy the rest of your day…

www.LymphedemaBook.com

 

Gymnastics Journal

karen-gymnastics-journal-2018Gymnastics Journal, a great way to start the new year… Get it through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or any major bookseller.

The gymnast will write all about their gymnastics events, competitions, and goals in this amazing journal and save the memories forever. This is the only gymnastics journal your gymnast will need the entire gymnastic season. There are spaces for gymnastics competition scores, event goals, future goals, and much more. The gymnast will be encouraged to set goals for the near and distant future. Many gymnasts do not set goals until a coach or parent asks about goals. Gymnasts often need a simplified way of setting goals with a clear pattern of goal setting, goal achieving, exceeding the goals, and setting new ones. The gymnast using this gymnastics journal will see that many goals can be set and achieved in each gymnastics season. Every gymnast is capable of reaching success and every gymnast defines success differently. The gymnast using this gymnastics journal should have enough space for more than one gymnastics season. In this gymnastics journal the gymnast will be able to track their progress and goals from month to month and year to year. Written by a very experienced gymnastics coach who helped her gymnasts set goals, achieve them, and surpass them often. Keeping a gymnastics journal is a great way to set goals and preserve memories.

TESTIMONIALS

“Wow! Great item! Thank you so much. My daughter will LOVE it!” L. Fargo, MA

“Love the book. Thanks.” H. Haas, SC

“Nice journal.” M. Rukavina, TN

“Great book! Thank you!” A. Barnes, OK

www.GymnasticsJournals.com

 

Be Inspired, Lymphedema Book by Karen Goeller

www.LymphedemaBook.com

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Karen holding her book, Lymphedema: Sentenced to Life in Bed, but I Escaped.

Read the book, Lymphedema, Sentenced to Life in Bed, but I Escaped by Karen Goeller.

You’ll be inspired… Read how Karen went from being a bed-ridden cancer patient to who she is today.

Cancer DOES change your life, especially when it hits in your twenties.

It’s sold in print and kindle versions.

Books for young girls…

www.amazon.com/author/karengoeller
Books for young girls… and adults who enjoy exercise…

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Not Just an Actor…

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5888375/

goeller-half-oct2018Visit Karen Goeller’s imdb page to see videos, photos, and her film industry credits for acting and crew positions.

Karen said that her “January schedule is not full yet” and reminds fellow film industry people to keep her in mind for film, tv show, commercial, industrial, business video, and voice-over projects.

Karen is not just an actor. She is also a Script Supervisor. Script Supervisors are part of the camera department. They make sure there is continuity with the script, actors appearance, and scene set-up. They take notes and photos to refer back to for continuity and then give the notes to the editor at the end of filming. Karen said, “I think I could be happy making a living as a script supervisor. The more I do it the more efficient I will become. I love being part of a film project team.

Besides being an actor and script supervisor, Karen has been a PA-Productions Assistant and an instructor/producer for an Incrediflix-children’s production. She has also enjoyed doing staged readings for a theater in NJ.

And Karen is very comfortable with public speaking. She has done lectures for the NSCA, USAG, and Chamber in addition to many radio and tv interviews. When she owned a gym in NYC she hosted and directed countless events. She had tv crews filming Karen, her staff, and athletes inside her gym on multiple occasions.

So no, Karen Goeller is not just an actor. She has had many roles in the film industry and has enjoyed working on both sides of the camera. She is a member of NYWIFT and has participated in the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge.

Do not hesitate to contact Karen to see if she can be part of your film, tv, commercial, industrial, or corporate training project.

Here is her IMDB page, https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5888375/.

 

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