Judith Scott

New York, NY 10025

Judith Scott danced her way into the fitness industry. She was a performer and a choreographer of the Judith Scott Dance Theater. She graduated from Northwestern University with a Master's Degree in Dance & Physical Education. She is a certified Pilates trainer and has studied Ideokinesis and Therapeutic Touch to explore various modalities to relieve back pain. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and IDEA. Judith also was the creator of the Functional Flexibility classes for Jazzercise, Inc.
Judith was on the faculties of Northwestern University, Barnard College, and New York University. Her book, GOODBYE TO BAD BACKS was a Literary Guild Selection. Judith has created two fitness videos, HEALTHY BACKS and SPORTSTRETCH for Jazzercise.

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About Me


  • Bachelor Physical Education, Master's Degree in Dance & Physical Education, Northwestern University

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: Jun 30, 2015
IM=X Pilates Studio - Pilates 5-Day Advanced Certification
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Red Cross
Expires: Jun 05, 2013

AED Certified

American Red Cross
Expires: Jun 05, 2013

Liability Insurance

  • Provided through my club/employer

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Designed Functional Flexibility for Jazzercise

Languages Spoken

English , French



4 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Michael Hirschhorn on Apr 18, 2011

    I owe my back health and improved fitness to Judith Scott! When I first sought Judith's help, twelve years ago, my body -- due to back troubles -- was literally contorting like a pretzel two to three times a month. I've been seeing Judith twice a week since then, and these days I experience mild back trouble only once or twice a year. Judith is skillful at diagnosing problems, skillful at customizing exercise and stretching programs to fit your needs, and incredibly helpful in teaching you new routines through modeling, hands-on assistance and .... humor! I would recommend Judith Scott in a second to anyone with back troubles or just a general desire to achieve better fitness and flexibility. Michael Hirschhorn, Brooklyn, NY April 2011

    Response by Judith Scott on Apr 19, 2011

    Hi Michael,
    I appreciate you taking the time to write this review...and I am so glad that our working together has been successful in defeating your back pain. I have enjoyed very much working with you and look forward to our continued relationship. Did you do your stretches today???

  • by joanne harris on Mar 11, 2011

    I have been a client of Judith Scott for five years, and I am very pleased with the way I look and feel. I have a bad back and knee so I need to be very careful with exercises. With Judith's training both conditions have improved. Initially, I came for free weight training, but Judith also developed other exercises for me. Over the years, I have gone to other places or exercised on my own with minimal results. Again, Judith Scott is very, very good.

    Response by Judith Scott on Mar 28, 2011

    Hi Joanne,
    Many thanks for your positive review! I enjoy working with you, because you are always very open and willing to try new exercises in your workout routine...so things will never get "stale" and you will keep improving your health and fitness.
    Yours in good health,

  • by Phil Warren on Mar 06, 2011

    Initially, I went to Judith suffering severe back pain. I could hardly use my right leg, the quads were beginning to atrophy. She got me going again and has kept me walking, virtually pain free, ever since. Would I recommend her? You bet! I've also benefited from her book, "Good Bye to Bad Backs" which reminds me of the proper stretching techniques to use between visits.

    Response by Judith Scott on Mar 07, 2011

    Hi Phil,

    I know how much you have improved your lower back and leg. It is a testament to what focus and discipline can do when you put your mind to it. Keep up your good work! And thanks for your positive review. I appreciate it. Judith

  • by Ronald J. Hoffman on Mar 05, 2011

    My vertebra cracked three years ago. I was in major pain and could not stand up straight. Judith Scott's knowledge and experience has helped me strengthen my core muscles to support the injury. I am able to stand upright without having to have back surgery. I would definitely recommend her as a caring, knowledgeable trainer.

    Response by Judith Scott on Mar 05, 2011

    Hi Ron,

    It's so good to know that you are doing well! You have to keep your back in shape so that you can perform your CLOWN shows with ease and without the fear that your back will "get out of whack again." Judith