Len Saunders graduated with honors in 1983 from the
University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, majoring in Physical
Education. He was voted the "outstanding senior" from his graduating
class. He later went on to receive a Master's degree in Exercise
Physiology from Montclair State University in New Jersey.
Len has been involved in children's health and
fitness for over 25 years. He has won awards for his contribution to
children's health & fitness at the local, state, and national
levels. He has been a guest speaker at universities, as well as state
and national conventions. In the late 1980's, Len served as a
consultant to The President's Council On Physical Fitness & Sports.
Most recently, he became an American Heart Association expert
spokesperson on the issue of childhood obesity and childhood fitness.
Len's contribution to children's fitness has
literally reached millions of children and their parents. He has
contributed articles to magazines such as Muscle & Fitness, as well
as writing articles for Human Kinetics Publishing, the most respected
publisher in the health and fitness industry. He has also written and
consulted with Sports Illustrated For Kids magazine. Some of Len's
articles have been used for nationally syndicated television shows on
ABC-TV. Sports Illustrated has called Len "high spirited", while a quote from Ladies Home Journal says, "nobody is more committed to children's fitness than Len Saunders."
Look for Len's new book coming out in the Spring, 2010, with LaChance
Publishing called, Keeping Kids Fit. You can now order it on