Michele Stanten

Michele Stanten


  •  Author of "Walk Off Weight" and "The Walking Solution"
  • Has presented walking workshops at the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) Health & Fitness Summit, American Council on Exercise Symposium, and the National Walking Summit
  • Founding member of the Every Body Walk Collaborative
  • Walking coach and creator of the Walking Division at the Delaware and Lehigh Heritage Corridor Half Marathon


Michele Stanten is the former fitness director of Prevention magazine, where she created a marathon walking program and coached thousands of readers to walk full and half marathons across the country from 2005 to 2010.

She has produced and appeared in more than a dozen exercise DVDs and created numerous audio workouts. Stanten is also a past board member of the American Council on Exercise. She has walked many distance events including Avon’s 3-day 60-mile walk, Marine Corps marathon, and many half marathons.

Michele has created training programs for leading brands and organizations including Harvard Health Publishing, Avon, Silver Sneakers, Tivity Health, and the American Council on Exercise; she is also a member of the planning committee for the ACSM Health & Fitness Summit.

She has written for numerous publications, including Self, Shape, More, Real Simple, and Weight Watchers, and her media appearances include those on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, The Biggest Loser, CNN, and NPR.


Michele Stanten is a certified group fitness instructor by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as well as a certified running coach by the Road Runners Clubs of America (RRCA).

A Word From Michele Stanten

Walking has something to offer for everyone! It can be the first step (pun intended) to starting an exercise program or making exercise a habit. But it can also be a vigorous—yet joint-friendly—workout. There’s more to walking than most people think. I’m excited to have this opportunity to help spread the word about the many different ways to walk and the powerful benefits it can have.

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