Leslie Sansone

Who is Leslie Sansone?

Leslie Sansone is an American fitness instructor who is active on YouTube and other social platforms. She was born on 14th February 1961 in New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States. She is known for posting walking training videos on her YouTube channel called Walk At Home.

Early life and education of Leslie Sansone

Leslie grew up as an active child who carried her passion for fitness to her teenage years. After completing her high school education, she applied to the University of Pittsburgh to study engineering. Although it didn’t work out for her, she tried again and started attending Youngstown State University. Leslie eventually dropped out because she wanted to pursue a different kind of career.

Early career of Leslie Sansone

Since Leslie loved working out and creating fitness plans, she wanted to help others in their attempt to stay healthy. When she was in her early twenties, Leslie started to organise fitness sessions in a Pennsylvania church. Even though her classes took place in the basement, a lot of people regularly came to join her. Leslie continued teaching but soon noticed that some of her older attendants struggled to keep up. She realised that these high-effort classes weren’t ideal for everyone, especially people with health restrictions or problems. To meet everyone’s needs, Leslie took her time and developed a low-impact walking program, which was doable for almost everyone.

Leslie continued teaching her classes in the church basement, and soon, it became a little crowded. One of Leslie’s friends saw an opportunity and decided to film one of the classes. Once Leslie saw the video, she decided to quit college and focus on becoming a full-time fitness instructor. She started spending more time figuring out the best walking programs, which could be easily done at home. Once she was done with preparations, Leslie produced her first DVD with fitness programs for home. This DVD footage became a huge hit in a few months, confirming that people seek low-impact workouts. One of the most sold programs were Belly Blasting Walk, Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan and 5 Really Big Miles.

Leslie Sansone on YouTube

After selling hundreds of DVDs along with a few books, Leslie decided to move her career one step further. She created her YouTube channel in 2011 and started a company called Walk At Home. Even though Leslie started teaching before YouTube was even popular, her message stayed relevant. Leslie doesn’t want to push people to their limits. She wants to help them stay active and live healthier lifestyles. While creating her walking sessions, she keeps in mind that people of all physiques and ages might want to participate. Her goal isn’t to raise an audience of future bodybuilders but an audience with a healthy lifestyle and healthy thinking. She discovered that walking doesn’t only help with one’s physique but often eases the mind and reduces stress.

Leslie’s YouTube videos are divided into series based on difficulty. The beginner-friendly series equals walking one mile and usually takes only 15 minutes. For people with more time on their hands, Leslie created 2 and 3-mile sessions, which take something between 30 to 45 minutes. Even though these classes are longer, they remain low effort and are usually manageable by most of the population. Leslie’s most popular video is Fast Walking In 30 Minutes, with over 107 million views. Since Leslie’s channel became viral and people requested more videos and training plans, she hired other trainers to participate. Leslie stayed in charge of her walking programs but newly introduced Strength programs, which are usually taught by one of her trainers.

Leslie Sansone Net Worth

Even though Leslie’s plan was only to encourage people to move more, it also became very popular and profitable. Leslie’s business worth is estimated at about 200 million dollars. When it comes to her YouTube career, her net worth is estimated to be 5 million dollars. Leslie is an expert in her field, as proven by her eight different certificates. Since her goal is to help encourage people and help them, Leslie often donates money to nonprofitable organisations such as American Heart Association and American Diabetic Association.

Interesting facts about Leslie Sansone

  • As of 2022, she is 61 years old.
  • Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.
  • Her height is 5'4'' or 163 cm.
  • She has been married to Joseph Bullano since 1994.
  • She is a mother of three children.
  • She studied at the University of Pittsburgh and later at Youngstown State University until dropping out.
  • She sold hundreds of fitness DVDs and a few books.
  • She has over 4,23 million subscribers on her YouTube channel.
  • Her most popular video is Fast Walking In 30 Minutes, with over 107 million views.
  • Her net worth is estimated to be 5 million dollars, besides her main business.