Wendy was a shoe-in for September’s Client of the Month. One day she was walking outside the gym and I caught a glance of her and thought “who is that badass lady with the guns (arms)? OHHH! It’s Wendy!”

Wendy joined the Wild Boot Camp Program in January 2018 and has become a fixture in classes. We just love how she not only makes time for workouts, but always gives 100% effort with a beaming smile on her face!

Did I mention Wendy is 65 years old? I want to be Wendy when I grow up! #goals

How did you first hear about Wild Workouts and Wellness?

I met Amber Antonia Budahn (former owner of Wild) in 2005, we had a mutual friend. My friend worked out in one of Amber’s original Wild Boot camps.   Wild Workouts is a Bay View icon.

Do you have a favorite exercise?  What do you like about it?

I have great respect for resistance bands, mini bands and the TRX suspension straps. I am intrigued;  it is a different experience of your body.

Least favorite? What don’t you like about it?

I joined Wild Workouts in January 2018. There were so many exercises I could NOT execute when I started Boot Camp. Examples: all core exercises and anything involving knees. I have to focus, go slow and listen to directions.  I am learning that feeling pain can mean identifying weakness which does not mean injury.

What achievements are your most proud of ?

I am 65 years old and making an effort to attend Boot Camp every day AND SWEAT!

In January, I was about 141 pounds and now I am at 128.

I am following a Ketogenic diet to reduce inflammation and keep my brain healthy, (my father passed with Alzheimer’s).

In June, I was able to drag the tractor tire with the  sledge hammer (5 months ago- I could not move it!)

In August I was able to do 20 jumping jacks, first time in about 15 years!

Last week I discovered  I could run up the up the stairs to the second floor of my house.

What do you like most about Wild Workouts and Wellness?

THE SWEAT and creative challenge of each session.  I trust and respect the staff; they are knowledgeable and enthusiastic.  They make every effort to welcome new members.

What advice would you give to other peeps?

Eat clean food – avoid chemicals, carbs and sugar.  Love yourself.

What are some challenges or goals you are working on?

Continue to workout on a daily basis and sweat.

Drop 6- 8 pounds which would lower my BMI to 22 to reduce the risk of diabetes. (The goal is aging with grace and dignity!)