Carla Birnberg is an award winning author and fitness expert. A former personal trainer, she owned a boutique training studio, Head2Heel, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Carla also competes in both bodybuilding and fitness including a third place finish in the 2001 NPC House of Pain bodybuilding show. Her writing can be seen on Yahoo!Shine, in the Atkins Nutritional monthly newsletter, Experience Life Magazine
, Austin Monthly Magazine
and as a monthly health column in Good Life Magazine
. Carla's blog, MizFitOnline, has been selected to serve as part of Oprah's Virtual Digital Blogging Network and is ranked by Austin Monthly Magazine as one of the top 3 health blogs in the city. Carla is also the author of the book The Whole Megillah: Miztvahs, Matzo Balls & Everything in Between
(Bluegrass Publishing, May 2007). Her writing for the Austin American Statesman
includes feature stories and advice columns for elementary schoolers and tweens. She's also the author/creator of the Twisted Tales
serial, for which she won an award for creativity from Cox Newspapers. Carla holds a B.A. in English Literature from Kenyon College and a masters in education with a focus on counseling from the University of Pittsburgh.