Just before turning 60, Carole Carson totally remade her life. After chronicling her transformation from butterball to butterfly in weekly newspaper articles, Carole invited others in her Northern California community to join the fun. Inspired by her example, more than 1,000 ordinary people teamed up to lose nearly four tons of fat in two months. She recounts her story in From Fat to Fit: Turn Yourself into a Weapon of Mass Reduction.
Carole’s mission is to communicate her empowering message: “You and your friends can have fun, get fit, and lose weight!”
Dubbed “An Apostle for Fitness” in her profile in the Wall Street Journal, Carole has been a featured guest on more than 80 radio and television shows, including NBC’s Today show, CBS’s Early Show, MSNBC’s Countdown, and CNN News. Carole and her book have been featured in magazines such as American Fitness, Diet & Exercise Magazine, and Today’s Health & Wellness, as well as in newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Tampa Tribune, Sacramento Bee, and Baltimore Sun. Carole’s articles regularly appear in the Huffington Post and Examiner. Her book From Fat to Fit was named a finalist in the health and fitness category of the National Best Books 2007 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.
Carole has also produced a weekly community television show, The Tipping Point, and a reality show, Go Fat to Fit. Since 2009,she has served as the national spokesperson and coach for the national AARP Fat 2 Fit community, a 18,000-member online community devoted to fitness and healthy weight loss.
Carole is also the author of The Meltdown Manual: Create Weapons of Mass Reduction in Your Community and coaches community leaders who are organizing group weight-loss events.
Before becoming an author and fitness advocate, Carole worked in both the public and private sectors. Her various roles included teacher, administrator, chief executive officer, and business owner. For more information, go to www.fromfat2fit.com.