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Krystal also competed as a World-Class and UCLA Track Athlete trained by the best of the best, Brooks Johnson (U.S. Track & Field Olympic Team coach), Bobby Kersee (U.S. Track & Field Olympic Team coach; husband and coach of six-time U.S. Track & Field Olympic medalist, Jackie Joyner-Kersee), Jeanette Bolden (U.S. Track & Field Olympic Team coach and medalist; former UCLA Track & Field head coach), the UCLA athletic weight training staff, and the UCLA athletic diet/nutrition training staff.
While in college, Krystal Walden began her corporate career path in the fashion industry where she soared into an associate buyer position for Guess? Inc. and then Macy*s West. With these rewarding experiences she learned to manage multiple $50+ million prestigious vendor accounts that included Men’s Collections (Claiborne, Perry Ellis, Kenneth Cole New York and Reunion) and Men’s Shoes (Nike, Adidas, Puma, Skechers, Rockport, Sperry, and Stacy Adams). Krystal gained skills in developing and managing qualitative financial/assortment planning, comprehensive analysis, advertising, marketing, and promotional components of a business while continuing study to ensure business growth.
Despite her success, Krystal had reached a point in her corporate career path where her soul and spirit were no longer fulfilled in the fashion industry alone; her athletic nature was craving for attention. That epiphany motivated Krystal towards an entrepreneurship in the health and fitness industry. In 2002, Krystal developed the business concept of KRYSTAL SPA® when she took notice the absence of health and fitness awareness within most spa facilities of today. This awareness created an opportunity for Krystal to integrate a niche of health and fitness services into high quality spa services.
In 2003, Krystal Walden began her intensive Yoga Therapy studies at Bikram Yoga College of India, trained by the world renowned Bikram and Rajashree Choudury. Krystal successfully achieved her credentials as a Certified Yoga Therapist. Krystal continues to deepen her Yoga Therapy studies at Forrest Yoga Institute, trained by the world renowned Anna Forrest. To balance out her knowledge of the human body, Krystal studied Massage Therapy at the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing (IPSB), a school of holistic body therapy. There she successfully achieved her credentials as a Certified Massage Therapist.
As the years go on, Krystal’s passion and enthusiasm for the creation and mechanics of the human body grows stronger and stronger. In 2008, she joined Forster Physical Therapy and was an apprentice to Robert Forster, an Olympic sports physical therapy specialist. Krystal is now joined with the Nation’s #1 Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy faculty practice, the University of Southern California (USC) Physical Therapy Associates, as the Clinic Buyer, Medical Records Specialist, Head Physical Therapy Aide, and Research Assistant. Currently, Krystal is also achieving her Masters of Science in Gerontology with a speciality in Psychology from the University of Southern California (USC).
Krystal Walden brings to the health and fitness spa, 25+ years of experience as a competitive athlete; offering her unique fusion of athletic gifts and accreditations. Krystal specializes in helping individuals (from beginners to athletes) get back in touch consciously with their mind, body, and soul. She strongly emphasizes on body awareness and alignment for maximum injury prevention and recovery. With the kind of strength, flexibility, balance and compassions that Krystal possesses there is no doubt that she will meet her goals, to enhance the global image of how to live a stronger, healthier, and balanced lifestyle.
Krystal has had the pleasure to worked with the best of the best professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, MLB, U.S. Track & Field Olympic Team, and UCLA Men's and Women's Track & Field Team. See what olympians, doctors, scientists, and others are saying about Krystal Walden's heath and fitness expertise in our testimonials.
Krystal Walden currently lives in sunny Southern California. She enjoys running, yoga, weightlifting, roller-skating, and dancing.