National Fitness Hall of Fame Museum & Institute

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Gary Yanker

2015 NFHOF Inductee

“America's Foremost Walking Expert”





Gary Yanker - (1947 - 2008) - Gary was dubbed America’s foremost walking expert by the Miami Herald and NBC’s Today Show and is generally considered the guru of the walking movement. He devoted his life to making walking the number one exercise in America. Gary is the walking editor of American Health magazine, the founding editor of Walking World magazine and the fitness spokesperson for The Rockport Shoes Company. Gary also published and created over 20 books& videos on exercise and walking.