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Jim Karas is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Business Plan for the Body and Flip The Switch: Discover the Weight Loss Solution and the Secret to Getting Started.

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Jim Karas Biography

 

He is the fitness contributor on ABC’s Good Morning America(he helped co-host Diane Sawyer lose 25 pounds) in addition to being the host of Couch Potatoes on ABC News Now.  He has also been seen regularly on CNN, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Extra, Fox News, Citylinein Toronto, and ABC7 in Chicago.

 

Jim has served as a Contributing Editor for Good Housekeeping magazine and has written feature articles for countless other national publications, including “O” The Oprah Magazine. Named among the best personal trainers in the country by Allure magazine, Jim has been featured in such major magazines and newspapers as Time, US News & World Report, Vogue, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle, More, Self, Town & Country, People, Us, In-Touch Weekly, Chicago magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, the Chicago Tribuneand the Chicago Sun-Times.

 

Karas is the founder of Jim Karas Personal Training, LLC, which has worked with over 500 clients in Chicago and New York, including ABC’s Diane Sawyer and Cynthia McFadden, CNN’s Paula Zahn and actors Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Candace Bergen and Emma Thompson. The firm utilizes the concepts of a classic business plan to help individuals accomplish their weight loss and fitness goals. Jim has achieved this success by skillfully blending his Ivy League education (he’s a graduate of the Wharton School of Business) with his passion for helping people look and feel their very best.

 

In addition to overseeing the operations of his personal training firm, Jim is widely sought after as a keynote speaker for many of the country’s most prominent corporations, small businesses and special interest groups.  Among some of these organizations are the Federal Reserve Bank, “O” The Oprah Magazine, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Beam Global Brands, the World Presidents’ Organization, Leaders Magazine, Coldwell Banker, NorthwesternMemorialHospital and Lake Forest.Hospital

 


Speech Topics

 

The Business Plan for the Body

 

Utilizing the concepts outlined in his #1 New York Timesbestseller, Jim uses the analogy of a classic business plan and applies it to a step-by-step plan to successfully lose weight and, most importantly, keep it off. The three components Jim highlights in achieving success are how to eat properly, exercise effectively and make simple lifestyle changes that will make all the difference in your program.

 

Flip the Switch

 

For many people, the biggest challenge in beginning a weight loss program is getting started. How many times have you said or heard the excuses such as, “I don’t have the time”, “I don’t have the money,” “I love to eat” or “I hate to exercise”? Jim says the key is to Flip The Switch, that is, get to the point where the desire to lose weight finally becomes more important than the desire to overeat and not exercise. Using the principles outlined in his second bestseller, Flip The Switch, Jim examines these obstacles and then provides a sensible and comprehensive action plan to overcome each barrier once and for all.

 

Balancing Act: Finding Time for a Healthy Body

 

Jim knows how difficult it is to juggle work, family, have some semblance of a social life and still find some time for YOU. Every bit of research points to the fact that the more time you spend on you, the more you improve your productivity, creativity, memory, patience and energy levels. At that same time, by following a healthier eating and exercise plan, you decrease the negative effects of stress, which affect everyone to some degree. Corporations throughout the country realize this is an issue and Jim provides advice on how to effectively enhance your life at home, in the office, while traveling and, most importantly, during the inevitable high stress times throughout the year.

 

The Energy Factor

 

Time is notour most precious commodity: Energy is.

Anyone who has seen Jim Karas speak would agree that he has what appears to be an unlimited supply of energy. The reason for this is simple: Jim eats, sleeps, exercises and lives in a way that optimizes his energy levels. Jim discusses how you, too, can make small changes in your routine to maximize your energy and, conversely, points out where you are probably making some mistakes that could be robbing you of it. By following Jim’s simple, yet effective advice you will be on the road to optimizing your energy and getting the most from your body and mind each and every day.

 

The Strength Solution for Seniors

 

Jim discusses the art of aging successfully and, more importantly, how to do it independently. Jim answers questions such as, “What is aging?”, “What is the biggest factor affecting how you age?”, and “What can I do to slow the aging process?” In addition to talking about how to eat the right foods, maintain a healthy weight and exercise properly, Jim downplays the role genes figure in this game of aging (they only count for 30% of the aging process – surprised?) and empowers you with the knowledge and tools to take control of your own health, at any age.

 

Ladies: Fight Fat After 40

As the Fitness Contributor to ABC’s Good Morning Americaand a Contributing Editor to Good Housekeeping, Jim has researched the most effective ways for women to combat excess weight as they age. Jim examines a variety of issues and identifies the variables that are unique to women as they strive to successfully maneuver the aging process. Jim also addresses the unique demands placed on women, whether they be working, staying at home, raising children, caring for a parent or any number of factors that fall on a woman’s shoulders. He discusses issues that affect body composition ranging from the effects of pregnancy, menopause, and osteoporosis to an examination of the physiological differences between men and women, and how to overcome their respective disadvantages and challenges.

 

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jim Karas for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jim Karas, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jim Karas or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Jim Karas?

    Booking fees for Jim Karas, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jim Karas, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Jim Karas?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jim Karas for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jim Karas for your next private or corporate function.
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Jim Karas is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Business Plan for the Body and Flip The Switch: Discover the Weight Loss Solution and the Secret to Getting Started.

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Jim Karas Biography

 

He is the fitness contributor on ABC’s Good Morning America(he helped co-host Diane Sawyer lose 25 pounds) in addition to being the host of Couch Potatoes on ABC News Now.  He has also been seen regularly on CNN, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Extra, Fox News, Citylinein Toronto, and ABC7 in Chicago.

 

Jim has served as a Contributing Editor for Good Housekeeping magazine and has written feature articles for countless other national publications, including “O” The Oprah Magazine. Named among the best personal trainers in the country by Allure magazine, Jim has been featured in such major magazines and newspapers as Time, US News & World Report, Vogue, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle, More, Self, Town & Country, People, Us, In-Touch Weekly, Chicago magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, the Chicago Tribuneand the Chicago Sun-Times.

 

Karas is the founder of Jim Karas Personal Training, LLC, which has worked with over 500 clients in Chicago and New York, including ABC’s Diane Sawyer and Cynthia McFadden, CNN’s Paula Zahn and actors Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Candace Bergen and Emma Thompson. The firm utilizes the concepts of a classic business plan to help individuals accomplish their weight loss and fitness goals. Jim has achieved this success by skillfully blending his Ivy League education (he’s a graduate of the Wharton School of Business) with his passion for helping people look and feel their very best.

 

In addition to overseeing the operations of his personal training firm, Jim is widely sought after as a keynote speaker for many of the country’s most prominent corporations, small businesses and special interest groups.  Among some of these organizations are the Federal Reserve Bank, “O” The Oprah Magazine, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Beam Global Brands, the World Presidents’ Organization, Leaders Magazine, Coldwell Banker, NorthwesternMemorialHospital and Lake Forest.Hospital

 


Speech Topics

 

The Business Plan for the Body

 

Utilizing the concepts outlined in his #1 New York Timesbestseller, Jim uses the analogy of a classic business plan and applies it to a step-by-step plan to successfully lose weight and, most importantly, keep it off. The three components Jim highlights in achieving success are how to eat properly, exercise effectively and make simple lifestyle changes that will make all the difference in your program.

 

Flip the Switch

 

For many people, the biggest challenge in beginning a weight loss program is getting started. How many times have you said or heard the excuses such as, “I don’t have the time”, “I don’t have the money,” “I love to eat” or “I hate to exercise”? Jim says the key is to Flip The Switch, that is, get to the point where the desire to lose weight finally becomes more important than the desire to overeat and not exercise. Using the principles outlined in his second bestseller, Flip The Switch, Jim examines these obstacles and then provides a sensible and comprehensive action plan to overcome each barrier once and for all.

 

Balancing Act: Finding Time for a Healthy Body

 

Jim knows how difficult it is to juggle work, family, have some semblance of a social life and still find some time for YOU. Every bit of research points to the fact that the more time you spend on you, the more you improve your productivity, creativity, memory, patience and energy levels. At that same time, by following a healthier eating and exercise plan, you decrease the negative effects of stress, which affect everyone to some degree. Corporations throughout the country realize this is an issue and Jim provides advice on how to effectively enhance your life at home, in the office, while traveling and, most importantly, during the inevitable high stress times throughout the year.

 

The Energy Factor

 

Time is notour most precious commodity: Energy is.

Anyone who has seen Jim Karas speak would agree that he has what appears to be an unlimited supply of energy. The reason for this is simple: Jim eats, sleeps, exercises and lives in a way that optimizes his energy levels. Jim discusses how you, too, can make small changes in your routine to maximize your energy and, conversely, points out where you are probably making some mistakes that could be robbing you of it. By following Jim’s simple, yet effective advice you will be on the road to optimizing your energy and getting the most from your body and mind each and every day.

 

The Strength Solution for Seniors

 

Jim discusses the art of aging successfully and, more importantly, how to do it independently. Jim answers questions such as, “What is aging?”, “What is the biggest factor affecting how you age?”, and “What can I do to slow the aging process?” In addition to talking about how to eat the right foods, maintain a healthy weight and exercise properly, Jim downplays the role genes figure in this game of aging (they only count for 30% of the aging process – surprised?) and empowers you with the knowledge and tools to take control of your own health, at any age.

 

Ladies: Fight Fat After 40

As the Fitness Contributor to ABC’s Good Morning Americaand a Contributing Editor to Good Housekeeping, Jim has researched the most effective ways for women to combat excess weight as they age. Jim examines a variety of issues and identifies the variables that are unique to women as they strive to successfully maneuver the aging process. Jim also addresses the unique demands placed on women, whether they be working, staying at home, raising children, caring for a parent or any number of factors that fall on a woman’s shoulders. He discusses issues that affect body composition ranging from the effects of pregnancy, menopause, and osteoporosis to an examination of the physiological differences between men and women, and how to overcome their respective disadvantages and challenges.

 

FAQs on booking Jim Karas

  • How to book Jim Karas?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jim Karas for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jim Karas, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jim Karas or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jim Karas?

    Booking fees for Jim Karas, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jim Karas, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jim Karas?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jim Karas for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jim Karas for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jim Karas or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jim Karas or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jim Karas is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jim Karas for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Jim Karas generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dennis Kelly, Dr Rob Huizenga, David Zinczenko, Robert H. Lustig and Dr. Mehmet Oz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jim Karas for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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