Peggy Hall Bio
Called "America's Ultimate Wellness Expert" by Woman's World magazine, Peggy Hall is a leading authority on mind/body health and wellness who digs beneath the headlines to separate fad from fact to uncover simple, secret tips that really work.
Peggy has positively transformed the lives of tens of thousands as a well-loved yoga instructor, personal trainer, nutritional therapist, published author, radio personality and television host.
Enthusiastic, informative and inspiring, Peggy cuts through the clutter, separates fad from fact and presents "good-for-you" lifestyle tips that are doable rather than daunting!
Peggy can be heard weekly on the ABC Radio Network with her popular wellness segment broadcast on 200 stations coast-to-coast.
Peggy stars as the Wellness Expert for America Now, a daily, 30-minute news/lifestyle program currently in its second season. Peggy reaches millions of viewers coast-to-coast with her simple, surprising "I can do that!" practical advice that inspires healthier, happier, more satisfying lives!
A contributing editor and columnist for Clean Eating magazine, Peggy is also a features writer for Oxygen Women's Fitness magazine. Her work has appeared in Self, Men's Journal, Yoga Journal and many others. She's the former health and fitness editor for Surf Life for Women magazine. Peggy also contributed to the books Surf’s Up: A Girl’s Guide to Surfing (Ballantine, 2005) and Surf Girl’s Guide to Surfing (Orca, 2010).
A certified nutritionist and weight and lifestyle management consultant, Peggy is the creator of the One-Day Miracle Cleanse, the Three-Day Detox Diet and the Ten Day Transformation, Peggy's signature "health without hunger" programs which have helped thousands of people lose weight and improve their lives, even if they struggled in the past and were ready to give up.
An avid surfer and certified yoga instructor, Peggy put her passions together and created the highly-acclaimed and best-selling Yoga for Surfers instructional DVD series, which has helped thousands of surfers worldwide surf better and live better!
Heralded by Men’s Journal as one of the “Top Five Trends in Fitness”, Yoga for Surfers has garnered heavy media coverage, with Peggy being featured in Yoga Journal, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, ABC News.com, Surfer, Surfing, TransWorld Surf and Muscle & Fitness, The KTLA Morning News, and NBC's The Today Show, among others.
A highly sought-after and engaging speaker, Peggy was selected to lead yoga classes for Fortune Magazine's 50 Most Powerful Women Conference in 2007, alongside such luminaries as Ariana Huffington, Meg Whitman and Sally Ride. Billy Jean King taught tennis lessons, and Peggy Hall taught yoga!
In addition to receiving a Certificate in Yoga Studies from the University of California Irvine Extension, Peggy also completed her advanced teacher training at Sacred Movement in Santa Monica, CA. She is also certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a Personal Trainer and Weight and Lifestyle Management Consultant.
A longtime instructor at the university level, Peggy is the former Director of Teacher Education Programs at the University of California, Irvine Extension. She holds a master’s degree in international relations from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Fluent in French and Arabic, Peggy lived in Paris for a short time and also in Morocco for several years where she first taught English for the Peace Corps and then worked in marketing for Proctor & Gamble.
Prior to her career in health and wellness, Peggy provided corporate training in business writing, presentation skills and accent reduction for dozens of Fortune 500 companies through Global Learning, her cross-cultural communications business.
Peggy is currently at work on her next DVD series, Total Body Tune-Up. Other titles in production include Heal Your Back, Yoga for Students and Yoga Secrets. She's also writing a book series on healing emotional eating.
When she’s not teaching, writing or surfing, Peggy devotes her time to animal welfare issues through Compassion for All, the non-profit organization she founded with her husband David. Peggy and her husband live in Southern California with their beloved animals including one dog (Teddy) and four cats (Jasper, Gypsy, Elsie and Itty-Bitty), two of which Peggy saved while doing animal rescue work in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.