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Author, columnist and coach for the AARP Fat 2 Fit online community, Carole Carson promotes fitness. Her message: "You and your friends can have fun getting fit."

Just before turning 60, Carole totally remade her life. After chronicling her transformation in weekly newspaper articles, she invited others in her Northern California community to join the fun. In response, more than 1,000 ordinary people teamed up to lose nearly four tons of fat in two months.

Carole's background includes business leadership, marketing, public relations, event planning, writing, training and consulting to businesses and nonprofits. She draws upon the full range of her experience to make community fitness events successful. Her mission is to communicate the empowering message: “You and your friends can have fun, get fit, and lose weight!”

Dubbed “An Apostle for Fitness” in a 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. Her book and articles 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 Huffington Post, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Tampa Tribune, Sacramento Bee, Baltimore Sun and the Los Angeles Times. Carole's book, From Fat to Fit: Turn Yourself into a Weapon of Mass Reduction, was named a finalist in the health and fitness category of the National Best Books 2007 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.

Besides teaching and consulting, Carole produced a weekly community television show, The Tipping Point, and a reality show, Go Fat to Fit. She is also the author of The Fat to Fit Meltdown Manual: Create Weapons of Mass Reduction in Your Community, a detailed, practical how-to guide for bringing a grass-roots program to any community. Her other books include Remembering When I Was Young, a hardcover children’s keepsake memory book, and a companion coloring book, Remembering When I Was Young Coloring Book.

Currently, Carole is serving as the national coach for the AARP Fat to Fit Online Community, an innovative online community devoted to fitness and healthy weight loss.


Tennis, experimenting with cooking and creating new recipes, traveling especially when I get to visit my son and his wife and child in France, writing, sharing time with family, getting fit with friends, teaching, quilting, sewing, and shopping (one of my favorites).