Richard Keelor has served at all levels in the health promotion and physical fitness profession including 10 years as Director of Program Development for the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. In 2008, he was awarded the Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
He began his career as football and wrestling coach of Beverly Hills High School where in 2010 he was the first to be honored with the Beverly Hills High School Athletic Alumni’s Polaris Award for his lasting contribution to the school’s championship athletic program.
Richard has conducted more than 200 regional and national fitness and health promotion clinics, including four White House Sport Medicine Conferences. He has appeared on the "Today Show" and "Good Morning America" and was awarded the U.S. Jaycees Healthy American Fitness Award in 1984.
Richard is President & CEO of Health Designs International, a consulting and training organization specializing in building healthy communities and organizations. His interest in personal well-being led him to incorporate meditation as a fundamental health skill to empower groups and individuals achieve emotional balance and spiritual awareness.
“Meditation can open and balance the body’s natural healing powers, he says. "It serves as a catalyst to integrate mind, body and spirit.”
Richard has a Master Degree in Physical Education from Long Beach State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. He resides in McLean, Va. with wife, Carolyn, and has three adult children and six granddaughters.
He has written a book of his own mediations called Holy Moments.