Marina Kamen

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Marina Kamen (aka MARINA), is a fitness and music artist who is well established in the advertising industry and who has a large online catalogue of workout music, treadmill workouts and audio workouts. Kamen won the 2005 People's Choice Award in Podcasting in the Health / Fitness category.[1] In 1987, Kamen and her husband, Roy, opened Kamen Entertainment Group, Inc.[2] Kamen's credits in radio and television advertising have included work for Starburst, PopTarts, Dairy Queen, and Febreeze[3] In the 1990s, Kamen began a series of live performance concerts. At the time, it seemed impossible because she had three young children and was over 215 pounds. Nonetheless, Kamen started to write and produce music aimed at the dance market. High energy shows won her praise and awards, such as her famed "Silent Night" performance at Webster Hall in New York City.[4] Kamen taught aerobics classes in the 70's and 80's, and through her performances she began using dance music to drive her workout routines. By singing, dancing, and eating well-portioned meals, she lost over 100 pounds.[5] Kamen released her debut album, "Um-Lotty-Da" in 1997.[6] Kamen quickly earned a reputation in the New York City club scene. Her albums and performances garnered the attention of the Dance Organization of America. This committee steered Kamen towards positions as a director and choreographer for numerous shows and events. By the year 2000, Kamen had combined her previous experiences and started to sell her fitness music within the fitness community. With her innovative approach and inspirational message, Kamen became a well-known persona in the world of Musical Fitness. Kamen has produced material and live presentations for clients including QVC/Direct, Dynamix, Equinox Gyms, Jazzercise, Strive Enterprise with Bill Kazmier (ESPN), and Jackie Chan's CableFlex. Kamen has worked with numerous celebrities including Patti LaBelle, Gloria Gaynor, and James Earl Jones. She has appeared on British TV on "Reborn in the USA," produced and televised from New York City by the producers of "American Idol." Kamen has been covered in the NY Times, Daily News and Family Circle Magazine. She can be seen on programing from The Discovery Health Network, PBS and Nickelodeon (The N). Marina is also hosting a Talk radio show entitled "MARINA's High-nrg Fitness Musical Health Talk at http://www.musicalhealthtalk.com.[7] Marina's website is [8][9] Her music and programs can also be found at http://www.highenergyfitness.com.[10]

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