Arden's Garden's Arden Zinn: Her Life and Her Memory

Arden's Garden's Arden Zinn: Her Life and Her Memory

Arden's GardenNov 24, '203 comments

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Arden Zinn. Arden died on November 23 at the age of 83 in Atlanta.

Arden is survived by her children, Ed and Leslie (Jorge), and five grandchildren: Delaney, Diego, Micaela, Eitan and Raphael. 

Young Arden Zinn

Arden was born in The Bronx, New York on September 26, 1937, to Erno and Karola Schwarcz. A very bright young girl, she skipped four grades and graduated from Hunter College at the age of 18.

After marrying and moving to Atlanta, Georgia, Arden became a pioneer in the world of exercise and wellness. In 1971, she opened her first Arden Zinn Exercise Studio, and by 1985, she had 24 studios in three states. She hosted her first fitness program, The New Fit Bit, on PBS in 1970. She later became CNN’s fitness consultant in 1980. She was also the stretch coach for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Atlanta Hawks.


In 1993, Arden finally bought the juicer of her dreams, the Norwalk. To justify the expensive purchase, she began to make juices for her friends. Word spread, and eventually, Arden’s Garden was born in 1995. Arden was never motivated by money, but only by wellness. When Arden first started making juice, her goal was to provide health to her community. She has changed the lives of many through her juices, her exercise, and her wondrous spirit. Arden's unconditional love for people will be remembered and cherished by her family, friends, and all who knew her. 

Arden, Leslie and Ed Zinn

Arden taught us that your health is your wealth, to be kind to others, and to leave the world a better place.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation. The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the Arden's Garden community.

Comments (3)

Larsandra Douglas on Feb 8, '22

She was Such a sweet and kind person I’ll never forget helping care for ms Arden while she was living at Belmont the pleasure was all mine and may her soul travel well and rest in the arms of God 🤍

Shantá Johnson on Dec 17, '21

Wow! I’m just learning about this. Much love and condolences to the family. What a gift in Arden and from Arden! May her legacy to continue to live on and flourish in the lives of others.

Penny Carroll on Mar 12, '21

I was shocked and saddened when I read of Arden’s death yesterday. We knew each other back in the late 80s. I knew about her dreams of getting Arden’s Garden started and im glad it became so popular and successful. I remember her kindness and laughter. Prayers and condolences to her lovely family.

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