Risa Olinsky, MA, is a certified personal
trainer & health coach, consultant and
speaker, and the author of the book WHY
WALK that can be found on Amazon.com.
She is the president of FreeWalkers.org a
non-profit organization that promotes
long-distance walking for all ages.
Risa has expertise in weight and stress
management and designing walking
programs for both individuals and groups.
She is a dynamic motivational speaker for
corporate events, association conferences,
professional and charitable organizations.
In addition, her advanced degrees,
certifications and more than 40 years of
experience in the wellness industry qualify
her to provide continuing education credits
for educational programs and professional
She created and launched the original
wellness coaching program for New Jersey’s
Atlantic Health’s Integrative Medicine's
department. A former citizen blogger for
the New York Times, her work has also been
featured in Newsweek, Chicago Tribune and
Rodale Press publications. For fun, Risa
does what some might call "extreme"
walking and challenges herself with sprint
triathlons; swimming, biking and “fast”
walking, instead of running.