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Amber Budahn started her track and field experience in high school, and later, had an extremely successful collegiate career with multiple national championships. She found her passion for fitness in a community setting through her experience as a 6 time All-American record holder.

While her relationships with teammates was as strong as her passion, Amber also suffered amenorrheic symptoms as well as 4 stress fractions in less than 5 years as an athlete due to improper nutrition and over-training. But, she never gave up. After college, Amber moved to the Olympic Training Center to (literally) run for her goals of making an olympic team. The pressure and lack of proper nutrition eventually left her burnt out, exhausted and unmotivated.

She knew her drive was there and she sought out professionals to help reel her health back in, which only led to prescribed medication and hard-to-maintain nutritional advice. Desperate to feel better, Amber tried what she thought was a last resort: holistic health. After researching and finding mentors in the holistic health field, she finally started to get better.

This exact experience is what led Amber to become a personal trainer. Her knowledge of holistic health, experience in the fitness industry and passion to truly feel her best allowed her to create the perfect storm of successful results for clients in a sustainable way.

Everyday, the Wild staff strives to be the best part of your day by creating a community that supports your results and success in the gym. Wild Workouts and Wellness is unique to the industry because it truly incorporates natural health practices in a fun and challenging atmosphere for any part of a client’s fitness journey. Not only do the clients at Wild see results in the mirror, but they feel better mentally and physically.

A Letter From Owner, Amber Budahn

Fitness changed my life.  It started with high school sports, when you’d run a mile in gym class. Without any training, I always ran a fast mile… like beating everyone in class kinda fast. My gym teacher suggested I go out for track and field, after some hesitation, I joined and finished my high school career with a full athletic scholarship to the University of Wisconsin Parkside.

I loved being a collegiate athlete. I looked forward to going to practice every day because I loved working out and I loved hanging out with my teammates. I enjoyed racing success by seeing numerous conference, regional, and national championships. At the end of my college career, I was a 6 time All-American and school record holder. But, my college career was not all rosy and cheerful. I was plagued with injuries and ill health due to improper nutrition and over-training. I was amenorrheic and suffered 4 stress fractures during my 5 year stint. I was frustrated, because I would follow the conventional exercise wisdom when it came to working out eating. I was very fit but very unhealthy.

After college, I wanted to continue racing and moved out to the Olympic Training center. Unfortunately, my health and body were in rough shape and were taking a toll on my mental health. I had a hard time finishing races and attending practices. I still did not have a period and I was experiencing insomnia while completely burning out.

I invested a lot of money in top professionals to try and get my health back on track so I could achieve my dream of making an olympic team. I was prescribed pills from doctors and to count calories and cut fat from nutritionists. Taking medication did not resonate with me and the nutrition advice did not work. Even when I was training 100 miles a week, I had a hard time maintaining my health and weight.

Desperate to feel better, I looked to holistic health because I was only getting worse. After much research and mentorship in the holistic health field, I finally started to get better. What I loved most is that I finally received the right tools to be healthy and fit.

My love for fitness paved the path for me to get into personal training. My knowledge for holistic health allowed me to create a platform to deliver results to my clients in a sustainable way that promotes health, happiness and a vigor to do more and be more in life!

The foundation of Wild Workouts and Wellness stems back to my experience as a collegiate athlete. For each and every client, I want the workouts to be the best part of their day. I know that when you come to Wild that we will truly have a great time and you’re surrounded by a network that will catapult you to achieve your fitness goals while having fun.

Wild is unique in the fitness industry because we truly apply natural health methods to our practice. From our smart workout design to our 4-pillar health and lifestyle approach. Our clients not only see results in the mirror, they FEEL results from the moment they get up until their head hits the pillow. We provide a total health makeover in an environment that keeps it fun and motivating. Our track record speaks for itself. Many of our clients have been with us since day 1. We are honored to be an integral part our clients lives and health journeys.

Amber Budahn