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Walkers in Action

Judy Heller

About Judy Heller, Founder & President, Wonders of Walking

Judy Heller has changed and shaped the way people think about walking for the past 20+ years. One of the Pacific Northwest’s foremost experts on walking, master race walker, Judy Heller is a wellness/fitness and walking coach who has trained thousands of people and organized some of the region’s best respected recreational and competitive walking events. Judy is a recognized fitness expert being quoted in Prevention; Weight Watchers; Family Circle; Fitness; Shape; Body, Mind, and Soul; and Woman’s Day magazines.

Your coach, Judy Heller, is a published author, speaker, professional coach, instructor and trainer with a clinical background.  Heller's knowledge comes from  her extensive roles as coach, trainer, a clinical walking expert with 30 years of medical laboratory experience .

She is an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified personal trainer

Lifestyle Educator

Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from e-Cornell.

ACE Approved Continuing Education Course: VIVOBAREFOOT Running Technique Workshop

Judy is passionately dedicated to helping provide opportunities for people to reach their fitness and lifestyle goals.   

Health and Wellness Manager, Leader and Trainer 
Judy offers personal coaching, group training, and consulting with a focus on health, fitness and lifestyle. She has designed and managed numerous programs, groups, classes and presentations focused on achieving peak performance to improve health, fitness, adapt to physical changes, and prevent injury.
Clients include:

Pacific Foods                      Providence Health System
Evraz, NA INC Multnomah County
City of Portland The Standard Insurance
Mentor Graphics Nike and Intel employee groups
Jeld-Wen TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) groups
Leatherman Legacy Health Systems Stroke Program





Event Manager 
Judy co-founded the Annual NW Regional Racewalk Retreat for Olympic-style racewalking, which brings together Olympic athletes, health care professionals and trainers for intensive training.

Founded Wonders of Walking, LLC, offering events designed by walkers for walkers. She founded and managed the Willamette Valley Relay, Sisters Stride into Autumn, Pumpkin Caper.

Managed the Portland to Coast Walk Relay (part of the Hood to Coast Run) for nine years. 

Community Accomplishments

Alliance Sponsor for PHITAmerica A Movement for a Fit and Healthy America
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Advisory Committee Member for Enhancing Health Plant Based Professional Conference offering CME credits

WOW Walk Club -- Portland

Racewalk coordinator for the Portland Marathon for 18 years, managing this well-respected, judged event, which attracts competitive racewalkers from throughout the nation.

National clinics  including in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Virginia and multiple communities throughout Oregon and Washington.

USAT&F Oregon Association Masters Female Track Athlete of the Year

"Most Dedicated Walker Award" by the Oregon Road Runners Club (ORRC). This prestigious award is given to the person who has the greatest impact to the walking community in the Northwest. A person who embodies the spirit of the walking community by giving their time and talents.

American Diabetes Association walk coach for the "Team Diabetes" marathon training program.

National Arthritis Foundation coaching both runners and walkers for the organization's "Joints in Motion" marathon training program.


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