Former Sprinter Discovers the Physical Aspects of Aging In MSG Program

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Krystal Walden has always moved fast. From an early age, she established herself as a first-class sprinter, earning an athletic scholarship to UCLA. And though she no longer sprints, Walden carries the mindset of pushing forward with relentless focus.

Not only does she run her own health and fitness business and help manage a large physical therapy practice, she recently completed a Master of Science in Gerontology (MSG). Despite these accomplishments, she says, “I don’t feel like I’ve done enough. I’ve still got more to do.”

Indeed, wherever Walden’s path takes her, she has a strong foundation to build on.

Walden graduated from UCLA in 2000 with a BA in sociology. After graduation, a part-time job she had during college as a fashion buyer turned into a full-time position. Walden’s desire to pursue a health and fitness-related career led her to leave her job and open her own business in 2004. Krystal Spa® features a holistic approach to wellness — combining fitness, yoga and massage therapy.

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