Greta Blackburn is literally wired down to the DNA when it comes to fitness and health
Besides spending plenty of time in front of a camera as a model and actor, here’s a few other details about her key passion – your fitness!
- Anti-Aging Authority
- Co-Author “The Immortality Edge”.
- Co-Author “Cory Everson’s LIFEBALANCE”
- Founding Editor Ms. Fitness Magazine.
- Telomere Diva
- Founder FITCAMPS (The original bootcamps)
She’s now focusing everything on one core passion: Making 100 the New 50.
Today Greta Blackburn lives and works between Los Angeles and New York City, where her schooling and career began more than thirty years ago. Back then she was a model and television actress. She moved to Los Angeles, where she enjoyed a solid career in commercials, movies and TV.
She segued into the health and fitness industry as a fitness magazine editor and infomercial spokesperson and today she is working with the world’s leading scientists in telomere biology and age management. Her talents and skills have come full circle, landing her at the leading edge of the emerging field of anti-aging.
Greta was raised in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, where she appeared in local and school theater productions and hosted her own radio show as a teen. She quickly moved to New York to fulfill her dream of becoming a performer and eventually made her way to LA.
She immediately landed the co-host spot on the NBC pilot “Roadshow” with John Candy, Julie Brown and Rick Overton. Greta then began to guest star in Hollywood on numerous television shows. In commercials, she starred as the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut girl and the bathing beauty for Eclipse sunscreen commercials.
Greta was featured in the super popular sci-fi mini-series, “V: The Final Battle” as Lorraine, a good lizard. Greta garnered much attention in the hit movie “48 Hrs.” and as Jennifer, the hardhat on Dex’s oilfield on “Dynasty” where her character had run-ins with Joan Collins’ “Alexis.”
After years of success in show business, Greta made a career about-face and found a way to indulge her notoriety as an actress, her love of physical fitness, and her schooling in communications to bring a message of health and fitness to the people of America.
She is currently the founding Editor of Ms. Fitness Magazine. Ms. Fitness promotes physical fitness to women across the world and is “sister” to the widely televised Ms. Fitness USA specials.
Her appearances as host on the televised Ms. Fitness USA and Ms. Fitness World contests have been seen by millions of viewers for several years on Fox SportsNet.
As a writer on health and fitness issues, Greta has covered topics ranging from ways to help prevent breast cancer to eating disorders to high-tech strategies for fat-burning. She co-authored the book “Cory Everson’s LifeBalance“.
Greta’s work as Founder/Director of Greta Blackburn’sFITCAMPS, which have taken place for over 20 years in locations ranging from Malibu, Maui, and Mexico to Las Vegas served as training symposiums for fitness professionals and other interested men and women from all over the world. Today the focus at Fitcamp is making 100 the new 50.
Blackburn is also at the vanguard of a burgeoning “Fitness after 50″ trend that keeps her busy with speaking engagements and appearances. She has been seen promoting health and fitness products on QVC and The Shopping Channel.
Greta has been seen in appearances on “Soap Talk”, “Entertainment Tonight”, “EXTRA”, “Hard Copy”, “Good Day LA”, and countless other television appearances. She appeared for several seasons as the health and fitness expert for the Home & Garden Channel’s “Smart Solutions”.
In 2011 her book, developed by Greta and then co-authored with Michael Fossel, MD, PhD. author of the pivotal 1997 tome “Reversing Human Aging”), and Dr. Woynarowski, hit the bookstores and offered solutions based on the emerging field of Telomere Biology.
Blackburn feels responsible for the wave of telomere related products and interest, since she brought the Founder of Telomerase Activation Sciences, Inc. to a seminar sponsored by Geron Corp more than a decade ago. Her businessman friend later pursued a licensing agreement with Geron and emerged, with Blackburn’s able assist, with the world’s first commercially available telomerase activator.
Greta continues to appear on television in infomercials aimed at the Baby Boomer market as well as on television shows highlighting strategies for staying young. She is fast becoming the go-to gal for Baby Boomer tips and has created an initiative, with a team of dedicated manufacturers, called Greta B’s Boomer Basics. These are products, services, and trends that have been personally tested and researched by Blackburn and deemed official Boomer Basics.
As a presenter she speaks on topics ranging from “Longevity Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” to “Stem Cells and Telomeres 101: What Normal People Need To Know.”
Greta has also returned to her showbiz career and recently appeared in “The Ice Cream Man Cometh”, an original play that ran in NY at the 13th St. Repertory Theatre in a limited engagement and is scheduled to return to NY and in a limited tour in late 2013. Additionally Greta is working on what she calls her “Secret Music Project” – details to be revealed on this site soon.