Belly and Pole Dancer Aruna Makes A Career In Fitness Pay Off
From scoliosis patient to fitness fanatic
I grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia and my given name was Karen Andes. From a young age, I felt I was being groomed for a life as someone’s “lovely country club wife.” That didn’t happen—thankfully! As a young kid, I was very active. When I was eight, I led a pack of girls on bicycles around the neighborhood wearing our mothers’ high-heeled shoes. You could say those were my earliest sessions as a fitness instructor.
When I was twelve, I was diagnosed with scoliosis. I was told I’d be in a body cast for a year and be bedridden.Read the full interview >>