About Linda Shelton
Inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in March 2007, Linda Shelton is an internationally recognized fitness and wellness consultant, certified trainer, speaker and health writer. A former P.E. and dance teacher and aerobic studio owner, Shelton has a master's in exercise physiology. Currently, she is president of three companies: Professional Fitness Services, LIFESTYLEscapes™ and SOULjourn.
Formerly, Shelton was Fitness Director for all Weider/AMI women's fitness publications, including SHAPE Magazine, for 23 years. She's directed and/or choreographed over 750 fitness DVDs, co-produced four award-winning television fitness shows and authored eight books including Shape Magazine's Ultimate Body Book (2006) and Slim For Life (2013) with Jillian Michaels.
In the '80s, Linda was a founding member of the Aerobic and Fitness Association (AFAA), co-authoring the Exercise Standards and Guidelines and Primary Certification examination.