Krystal Walden is the Founder/CEO of KRYSTAL SPA®, a health
and fitness spa devoted to the healing arts. Her remarkable
commerce into entrepreneurship resulted from a career
boomerang. From the age of 8, Krystal became an accomplished
100 and 200 meter runner. Her execution and excellence
in academics and athletics earned her scholarships to the University of California (UCLA), where Krystal achieved a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology with
an emphasis in Psychology.
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
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, as the Physical Therapy Operations Specialist. In addition, Krystal also achieved her Master of Science in Gerontology 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.