Lee Scott (B.A.Sc., M.A.) trained to be a mechanical engineer. Passion and purpose drew her to the health and fitness world more than 30 years ago during which time she has brought a methodical and inspired approach to fitness leadership. A dynamic and passionate coach, after leading indoor fitness programs for more than a decade she developed the WoW Power Walking® program in 2002. Since then she has coached thousands of walkers for fitness and marathons. She has power walked hundreds of distance events including 34 full marathons (PR 4:51:51). In addition to being an ACE-certified personal trainer, Lee is a long-time yoga practitioner and teacher having completed more than 750 hours of teacher training hours. In 2020 her book, The Walking Solution, was published by Human Kinetics.


Education and Certification

  • M.A. Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto, 1991 (focus on history, philosophy, sociology of technology)
  • B.A.Sc., Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto, 1983
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer (ongoing since 1991)
  • Hatha Yoga Teacher certification, 750-hour with Mukti Yoga 2013-2017 + additional training

Professional Experience

WoW Power Walking®, Founder/Owner, 2002-present

  • Co-Author (with Michele Stanten), The Walking Solution: Get People Walking for Results
  • Developed concept and training program to help people achieve fitness and/or marathon goals from power walking
  • Fitness facilitator with Taking Charge program for breast cancer survivors, Mt. Sinai, Toronto
  • Creator of retail DVD-CD package called “Simple Secrets for a Great Walking Workout”
  • Develop course content, coach training, website development, promotion and marketing, e-
  • Yoga instructor and retreat leader
  • Speaking and media engagements to promote a new fitness community for walkers
  • Presenter: “Walk HIIT” at IDEA WORLD Convention, Las Vegas, July 2017
  • Presenter: ACSM Health Summit (Atlanta 2014, Phoenix 2015, Orlando 2016, San Diego 2017, Washington 2018, Chicago 2019, Virtual 2021), with Michele Stanten, former fitness editor at Prevention
  • ACE Symposium East, October 2013, co-presenter with Michele Stanten
  • “Walk Your Butt Off” presentation, Can-Fit-Pro Conference, August 2009
  • Poster presentation “Goal-oriented walking program for all ability levels” at American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) “Walking for Health” conference, October 2005
  • Invited expert speaking at marathons including Big Sur International Marathon, California; (2005-present) Toronto Waterfront Marathon; Mississauga Marathon; Ottawa Race Weekend; Chilly Half Marathon, Burlington, Ontario; KW Walking Classic, Waterloo, Ontario; Long Beach Marathon, California, Flying Pig Marathon, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Guest expert in magazines including Prevention, Oxygen, Natural Health, Chatelaine, Best Health, MORE and on television including CTV, CBC, City-TV and more.