Actor, Author, Sports Performance Coach
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.”
Karen combining her Swing Set Fitness with Legs Plus workout methods.
It wasn’t until the Swing Set Fitness books in 2006 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 Late Night with Johnny P, 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, 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 is an actor and has had roles on a variety of TV shows and in movies. She has worked on Monsters Inside Me, Pandoras Box, Scene of the Crime, Billions, Spiderman, Annie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Whatever Goes TV, Brain Games, Gotham, The Following, Blue Bloods, Madam Secretary, Young Hot Crooked, Black Box, Michael J Fox, Law & Order, The Newsroom, Forever, Stalked-Docudrama, and commercials for OlayIT, TE Communications, Today, Nike, and Verizon. Karen has also done staged readings in a local theater. She is always looking for legit roles in film, TV, commercials, and corporate projects. Recently Karen was the producer, director, and instructor for a children’s production through the Incrediflix company. Check out her IMDB page too. She is 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/tv/commercial projects, interviews, to speak for your group, consulting work, or for book signings. Call 908-278-3756 for more information.