Frequently Asked Questions

AT LIVING WELL WITH CARMEL we are dedicated to the premise that growing older today means new opportunities to live the life of our dreams. We invite you to follow our journey through Carmel’s weekly, health and fitness series. Carmel shares her secrets to fitness, healthy recipes, family life, and entertaining articles and videos. You can participate alongside Carmel by commenting on the website or joining us on social media.

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I love great quotes and have many favorites. In fact, you’ll see some of them in my television series and throughout my book. They include:

“Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood… Make big plans; aim high in hope and work… Think big.”
– Daniel Burnham (1846-1912)

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
– Albert Einstein

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.”
– Buddha

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
– Buddha

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
– Mark Twain

Change your mind and change your life.

One scientific study after the other comes to the same conclusion – eat well, exercise regularly, and reduce the stress in your life and you will statistically live a longer, healthier life. What I do in Living Well With Carmel is to teach you how to do just that with easy and delicious recipes, fun and active fitness regimens that challenge you and help you grow stronger, and a wide variety of mental health exercises to keep you mindful, clear, focused and calm.

I believe I have lived my entire life for this moment – I’ve been in the fitness business my entire adult life, I’ve owned gyms and a café, I’m a professionally trained chef and have worked in some of the finest kitchens around, and I’ve been a corporate fitness director. Moreover, for me, my 50s have been the best time of my life. When you hit your fifties you’re at a time when you have so much more wisdom and experience and knowledge of life and living that you just didn’t have when you were younger. I want to share what I’ve learned with others and help them live the kind of life they’ve always dreamed of – just like I’m living today. Because you know what? We all deserve to, and we can if we want. I just want to show you how.

I can remember a time, back in my 20s and 30s, when the thought of turning 50 seemed so old! But guess what? It isn’t anymore. In fact, today we live in a unique period in history where age has really become just a number, and good health, youthfulness and accomplishment lie ahead for decades to come. I wanted to do something that celebrated that new paradigm and help guide people in the right direction to make the most of it. Like I said to live the life of their dreams.

It’s a fun, active, delicious, healthy, mindful, scientifically proven and common sense lifestyle designed to help motivate Baby Boomers live the life of their dreams.

I’m a proud grandmother and I love to spend quality time with my one and only granddaughter. I also enjoy vacationing with my husband Peter as well as trying new sports and activities with my friends, like sailing. Sometimes the results are hilarious. Laughter is truly one of my favorite pastimes.

In-door cycling and hiking

I started off pursuing sports as a child due to having three older brothers. I purchased a gym and hosted bodybuilding competitions. I started teaching women’s fitness classes.

I came to Florida in 1985

Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey