Judith is one of the country's most knowledgeable and sought-after health fitness educators, lecturers and disease management consultants. For eight years she served as the clinical Exercise Specialist at the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition working with physician referred patients undergoing cancer treatment therapy and those who suffered from metabolic diseases and obesity.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and spent the first part of her career as a creative writer. Her screenplay, “Welcome to 18” starred Mariska Hargitay and Courtney Thorne-Smith.
She became a health fitness practitioner and activist over twenty years ago and holds multiple certifications in the discipline of wellness protection through physical intervention. She holds three certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM): Health Fitness Instructor and a Certificate of Enhanced Qualification for Exercise and the Older Adult and a joint certification between ACSM and the American Cancer Society as a Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer (CET). Additionally, she is certified through the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Personal Trainer.
Her articles on health, fitness and exercise have appeared on MSNBCHealth, in Fitness Magazine and Weight Watchers Magazine. She has been interviewed on health- fitness issues by Fox News, ABC and NBC. In addition to writing health and fitness exercise books, she is a consultant to Matria Healthcare, which provides disease management and wellness programs to corporations throughout the country. She has also served as a fitness adviser to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Women's Health Initiative. She gives lectures on exercise and strength training to community and support groups including the UCLA Healthcare 50 Plus Community Wellness Program, the Marilyn Hilton MS Achievement Center at UCLA, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Health and the City of Los Angeles 50 Plus Health Jubilee.