Lee Scott, B.A.Sc., M.A.
Lee trained to be a mechanical engineer, providing her with a good foundation for a methodical and research-based approach to her work in the health and fitness industry in which she has worked for more than 30 years. A dynamic coach, she developed the WoW Power Walking® program in 2002 and the Simple Secrets for a Great Walking Workout DVD-CD in 2006 as a way to engage people in a challenging and sustainable lifelong activity. Along with her colleague Michele Stanten, Lee co-authored The Walking Solution: Getting People to Walk for Results (Human Kinetics, 2020). She has coached thousands of walkers for fitness and marathons. She has power walked more than 100 distance events including 34 full marathons. Her personal best for the full marathon is 4:51:51 achieved at the 2011 Toronto Waterfront Marathon. There are two walk-only half marathons in North America: the KW Walking Classic in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario and the New Albany Walking Classic in Ohio. In 2014, Lee was the overall winner of the women’s division in both events. She is also a 750-hour certified yoga instructor with the Mukti Yoga School. Her engaging presence and keen interest in the latest research in exercise science and nutrition has made her a popular expert with North American magazines, fitness conferences, corporate workshops, marathon expos, and local television. Every day Lee is inspired by her clients who challenge themselves to embrace the outdoors and who push themselves to be the best they can be.