Thursday, April 2, 2009

Karen Eyo - Get LinkedIn

Karen Eyo
The Horse Chronicles' LinkedIn person you want to meet!
By: Tanya Vece

Just who is Karen Eyo? She best describes herself as follows:
My background is born in Liverpool, England Father Artius and Mother Josephine of African and English descent. 6 siblings. Left Liverpool in 1980 to embark on a journey to Canada and lived/worked for approximately 26 years as an artist/actress/poet. 5 years spent in New York, Brooklyn and Manhattan running Open Window Theater Company in Williamsburg. After overstaying welcome in NYC returned to Toronto, Canada. Ran first Marathon in Toronto have successfully completed 5 more in NYC, Ottawa, Liverpool, London and Paris. Published 2 poetry books Juliet is bleeding and Reflections. Presently living in London working as a Personal Trainer at BBC and Rolls Royce. Studying Remedial Sports Massage at LSSM one year diploma course to be successfully certified by November 2009. Still involved in the arts continue to go out on auditions/castings. I currently work with Juice Plus!

TV: How did you get into personal training?
KE: An opportunity arose when I was handed an application form given to me by Val Henney a gym instructor working out of SequinPark Gym in London. We were in training at the time for the London Marathon.The application was funding from 2012 Olympics to study Level 3 Personal Training Course. I applied and was accepted for Jan 2008 Course and graduated July 2008.

TV: Do you believe being an artist, or people who indulge in art in any form, plays a beneficial part in remaining healthy or the healing process, and why?
KE:Being an artist I understand the benefits of good health and how it contributes to lifestyle and well-being. To act, dance, perform and write takes great energy, endurance and stamina in contrast a great athlete who trains rigorously to win the gold is like to a great actor who wins an oscar. The ingredients we choose to put in our bodies (nutrition) prepares our bodies and minds towards a greater awareness and allows healing process and the will to live.

TV: What do you think is the biggest misconception of personal training and nutrition?
KE: I think the biggest misconception of personal training is price. There are people
who believe only celebrities, wealthy people and professional athletes have personal trainers when in fact personal trainers are affordable to everyone. I have clients from the age of 21 to 73. The majority of them have had a gym membership which they hardly used.Ting a trainer has resulted in more of a commitment to their fitness goals and achieving better results.

TV: Your books. Do you have any future plans to write another one? Juliet is Bleeding and Reflections are great titles. Any stories behind them?
KE: Yes I have future plans to write 12 more and a best selling novel.
Juliet is bleeding title came about while reading Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
I experienced a nose bleed and blood went all over the page and I blurted out Juliet is bleeding. That same night I went for a walk in Williamsburg and there was a film being shot the title was Romeo is bleeding. Hence I kept my title and published Juliet is bleeding one year later.
Reflections title is a reflection of my life as an art model. When I would sit for artists and sculptors I would write poetry. The stillness helped create a poetry in motion idea. The artists would give me drawings or I would salvage the ones they threw away in the garbage. When I designed the book I used the drawings as to illustrate the poetry. Reflections represents the art model as poet or vice versa.

TV: I have heard running a marathon is a life changing event. I understand there are tribes of Indians who run for 12 hours a day, some more, because of breathing patterns and the way they condition their brain to motivate their body. Do you believe once you have run a marathon the hard wiring in the brain is changed and allows one to lead a more positive life? What was it like after your first marathon?
KE: Your absolutely right in hearing running a marathon is a life changing event.
I like your piece of information regarding tribes of Indians. I do believe once you have run a marathon the hard wiring in the brain is changed and allows one to lead a more positive life. I have experienced that change. After my first marathon I was on a runners high for months.. I had friends and family come out to show their support as well as complete strangers cheering you on. The energy is priceless, and when you cross the finish line there is a unsurpassable joy and spirit which gives you a higher awareness. I experienced the runners high big time on my first marathon that is why I continue and look forward to my next one.

TV: You work with Juice Plus. How can my American readers reach you?
KE: Juice Plus is a food supplement of dried fruits and vegetable juices and pulp and vitamins.
To order they can visit my website

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