National Fitness Hall of Fame Museum & Institute

Educate * Motivate * Inspire

Kathy Smith - 2006 Inductee

     Kathy has stood at the forefront of the fitness and health industries for more than thirty years with a collection of books, videos, audios and DVD’s on walking, cardiovascular health, nutrition, strength training, yoga, Pilates, menopause, dance, and all-things-exercise.  As President of Kathy Smith Lifestyles, she has sold over $500 million in lifestyle products and fitness equipment.  In addition to her DVD library, Kathy is an accomplished author, with bestselling titles including Feed Muscle Shrink Fat Diet and Moving Through Menopause.

     She has also contributed her expertise on health and wellness to countless media outlets, including the LA Times, USA Today, The Today Show, Oprah, The View, Larry King Live, and many more.  In 2010, Smith helped develop the Kathy Smith Healthy Living brand exclusively for Ross Dress for Less® stores.  This exclusive brand promotes the active living across all fitness levels with the Healthy Living System to guide customers to the correct equipment based on their fitness goals.

     Kathy is the spokesperson for the International Council on Active Aging, which unifies organizations dedicated to “changing the way we age” through education, facilities, programs and guidance.  And, in the spirit of her personal mission to inspire the best in others.  She is a member of the Founders Circle of the Woman’s Sports Foundation, the nonprofit founded by Billie Jean King to empower girls and women through sports and physical activity.  Her efforts to inspire young people in Los Angeles to get moving extend to UCLA’s Elementary Lab School, where she created and led the first “Jog-A-Thon,” now a major annual event at the school that raises awareness on heart health for students and their families.  Kathy works regularly with Marlborough School, where she serves as a Board member and leads regular educational/interactive workshops on exercise and nutrition.