Life extension activist and author
After years of success in show business as an actress and model, Greta made a career about-face and became founding Editor of Ms. Fitness Magazine. She is also Founder/Director of Greta Blackburn's FITCAMPS, which have taken place for the past 20 years all over the world.
Greta jumped into the mind/body arena early on as Co-Author of the book “Cory Everson’s LifeBalance : The Complete Mind/Body Program for a Leaner Body, Better Health and Self-Empowerment” in 1998.
As a health authority and personal motivator, she has been seen on morning shows across the country and in appearances on shows ranging from "Entertainment Tonight", “Fox and Friends,” "Good Day LA", and dozens of others.
Today she works with top researchers and scientists in a race against time called “The Manhattan Beach Project: NUKE AGING,” a Think Tank of which she was Co-Chair. (www,manhattanbeachproject.com)
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 an anti-aging doctor, 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’s passion remains divided between making the world a more HEALTHY place (by helping with the development of cutting-edge anti-aging products) and making the world a more HAPPY place through showbiz projects and appearances. (She appeared in “The Ice Cream Man Cometh”, an original play that ran in NY at the 13th St. repertory Theatre and she is passionately reviving her one-woman show and blues rock band called Bitch Kitty.
Importantly, Blackburn continues to lead the movement to make “100 the New 50” and to promote, incubate and help get funding for emerging technologies and protocols.