From a young age health and fitness has been a hobby and passion for Judy Walden. At age 12 she began training in a Korean martial art called Kuk Sool Won. This became her primary focus outside of school into her 20’s. Once reaching a brown belt level, the road to earning your black belt in Kuk Sool is a long one, testing 8-10 times over the course of 2-3 years. Each test is hours of intense physical labor and metal focus, before a panel of black belt judges. At age 16 she earned her first-degree black belt, became an assistant instructor and started teaching Kuk Sool Won. Doing this she discovered fulfillment while instructing others in something she was passionate about.
Freshman year of college she began working at a Fitness Club and started weight lifting. Working out became a lifestyle; She enjoyed watching the different people come through, observing their transformation as they strived to stay consistent and disciplined. Her interest in weight training and staying fit formed a new avenue to use her desire to teach. The owner and head trainer of the gym allowed Judy to begin shadowing her during training sessions, encouraging her to become a personal trainer. After becoming a certified personal trainer Judy continued to shadow and observe her mentor to broaden her scope of knowledge in the field.
In 2007 Judy married her husband, Dallas, and moved to San Diego where he finished his 4 years enlisted in the U.S. Navy. While in San Diego she continued to pursue a personal training career and starting working at a Women’s Fitness Club and Spa. While there, her primary focus became Ladies Boot Camps. She immediately fell in love with the camaraderie and relationships built while training a group of women, witnessing how a woman’s self image and confidence would catapult after a short time of doing boot camps. Whether they thought it was unlikely to ever do a pushup, run more than a mile, or feel confident in a cocktail dress, each woman reached something that seemed intangible at one time. Since 2007 Judy has continued to enjoy teaching women’s boot camps.
December 31st 2014, Judy and Dallas welcomed their daughter, Georgiana. Having a baby brought a whole new set of challenges when it came to staying in shape and losing weight. From hormones going crazy, lack of sleep, slowed metabolism while breastfeeding to low thyroid, Judy met her own set of obstacles on the journey to get back into her old jeans. She remains eager to pursue her fitness career, continuing to help other women overcome these same challenges!