Wendy Ida (ee’da) is a 61 year old top Los Angeles, Nationally Certified Master Trainer, Coach, Nutrition Specialist Speaker, and author of the best-selling book, Take Back Your Life! My No Nonsense Approach to Health Fitness and Looking Good Naked! and former Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the LA Avengers football team.
Wendy is also an 8 time award winning National Champion of top trophy awards in the NPC Body Building and Figure Championships as well as a Magazine Advice Columnist and frequent guest on TV and talk radio. She has achieved international recognition via commercials, exercise videos, magazines and dozens of other appearances on NBC, Fox Sports Net, ABC News, KCAL(CBS), KTLA (CW), San Diego Living-The CW, Essence and others.
GUINNESS WORLD RECORD
As of July 2012 Wendy won the Indie book award for her best seller, ‘Take Back Your Life’ and also set two Guinness World Records as (1) Oldest Active Instructor in multiple disciplines and (2) for the most “Burpees” (a calisthenics exercise) 37 in one minute (female). Wendy’s other credits include Director of the Obesity Prevention Initiative Program (OPI), Sponsored by USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Kaiser Permanente, American Bio-Clinical Laboratories and the Real Men Cook Foundation; an Award of Recognition for Outstanding Educational Community Service from Dr. Charles Adams, Founder and President and her two time nomination of Who’s Who Among Women in Business.
Reason for Living
Although Wendy Ida may appear “over the top” in her dedication to fitness, health and self empowerment, she has not forgotten her own journey from despair to triumph. She is a Domestic Violence Survivor who was in poor shape bad health and had low self esteem. Considering all her life she was four dress sizes larger than she is today, and gained an additional 50 pounds after having two children back to back, she is grateful to have beaten the odds. She didn’t begin her own exercise regime until age 43, but she has managed to improve her health, lose 80 pounds and dwindle down to a rock-solid size 4 and hold onto it as a grandmother! – It’s no wonder why Wendy feels sharing her self taught approach to mental readiness, self worth and teaching, preaching and inspiring others to live their potential can not only change the world, but it is her reason for living.
Wendy has a degree in accounting and worked as a Corporate Accountant for 20 years before turning to health and wellness. Now after 17 years of changing lives and rocking the worlds of many, the proof is in the pudding. Wendy walks her talk and often says:
“The power of fitness can set you free at any age”!