Spunky The Monkey

Author Biography

authorLen Saunders graduated with honors in 1983 from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, majoring in Physical Education. He was voted the "outstanding senior" from his graduating class. He later went on to receive a Master's degree in Exercise Physiology from Montclair State University in New Jersey.

Len has been involved in children's health and fitness for over 25 years. He has won awards for his contribution to children's health & fitness at the local, state, and national levels. He has been a guest speaker at universities, as well as state and national conventions. In the late 1980's, Len served as a consultant to The President's Council On Physical Fitness & Sports. Most recently, he became an American Heart Association expert spokesperson on the issue of childhood obesity and childhood fitness.

fsLen's contribution to children's fitness has literally reached millions of children and their parents. He has contributed articles to magazines such as Muscle & Fitness, as well as writing articles for Human Kinetics Publishing, the most respected publisher in the health and fitness industry. He has also written and consulted with Sports Illustrated For Kids magazine. Some of Len's articles have been used for nationally syndicated television shows on ABC-TV. Sports Illustrated has called Len "high spirited", while a quote from Ladies Home Journal says, "nobody is more committed to children's fitness than Len Saunders."

Please visit Len Saunders' book web site to learn more about his "Adventure In Exercise" series. These books not only making reading fun, but exercise fun too! Enjoy reading to your children and exercising along with the loveable characters.