You are the epitome of sexy, healthy & a beautiful inner peace.”

Sherri E Shepherd

When you told me you were 60 something I was floored. You look amazing! Congrats on your book, Take Back Your Life! THIS BOOK IS IT! YOU ARE THE EPITOME OF SEXY, HEALTHY & A BEAUTIFUL 

~ Sherri E. Shepherd
Comedian, Actress and co-host of daytime talk show “The View”

“Wendy is the real deal.”

Nicole Ari Parker

“Wendy is the real deal. Just worked out with Wendy Ida…LMAO at Google dancing gangnam style CRACKED ME UP! Hope your birthday weekend is as amazing as you are! Continue to inspire us all! True beauty.

~ Nicole Ari Parker,

“Wendy will help you get out of your unhealthy comfort zone.”

Les Brown

“Wendy will help you get out of your unhealthy comfort zone. Wendy made the connection between good health and achieving one’s dreams. Her Take Back Your Life program will require that you make the decision that you want to live!”

~ Les Brown, Motivational Speaker & Best Selling Author

“Sharon Says A Mouth Full…”

What others are saying about Wendy Ida

Vanessa Jahn at Pepperdine Coastal 5k/10k Walk/Run Talks About Wendy Ida

Sophie Ingrid MattscheckYour fans are all over the world! 👍

THANK YOU for being my role model! I feel blessed to have found you. Kisses from Germany, Europe 😘

Thank you for accepting me as your friend here on Facebook, it’s an honor!!!!

I am 42, about 80 pounds overweight and just started two months ago to change my life. And I discovered that I just LOVE strength training! But I thought it might be to late for me to really get into fitness at my age. But I found you, just by coincidence! This is amazing, because I live in Germany. So your fans are all over the world! 👍

I have purchased your book and I love all the motivation and tips you are giving.
THANK YOU for being my role model! I feel blessed to have found you.
Kisses from Germany, Europe 😘

~ Sophie Ingrid Mattscheck
Germany, Europe

sylvia-ray-ardenDear Wendy,
I am so impressed by YOU! You are huge and such an inspiration I wish my Mom was working with you, she would so need a Coach and a Role Model like you! We all need you I started to share your Video on my pages…

Blessings, Love and all the best to you!
Your Fan,

– Sylvia Ray Arden

Dustina-AlleyI had the pleasure of seeing Wendy Ida speak in person. SHE is a WOMAN on FIRE! I had my photo taken with her and talked to her briefly, all the while I was blown away by her radiant youthful beauty. I stumbled on my sentences because I was so mesmerized by her energy, her story and her ageless appearance. If you ever have the opportunity to hear her speak, GO! She will rock your world!

– Dustina Alley, Tigard, Oregon

cindy-poppFor those of us “over 40” Wendy tackles the real changes that are happening to our bodies and explains how to hit back! I found myself having “ah-ha” moments while reading her book. I loved it! She understood what I was going through and was able to give me the necessary tools to make positive changes and OWN my life again. Wendy is motivating and gets straight to the point! Every woman over 40 should read this book. Now that I have more of an understanding about myself and my body, the best is yet to come! Bring it! Thank you Wendy!

– Cindy Popp, Producer/Director,
CBS’s The Bold and The Beautiful

jeanneandallenpetersWendy understands the issues facing people at midlife and we highly recommend her common sense approach to bolster a person’s self worth through nurturing healthier habits. On every page, you can “feel” her passion and belief that you can transform your health and your life … no matter what. Read her book, follow her advice and get ready to take back your life!”

– Jeanne Peters RD & Allen Peters MD
Co-founders of the Nourishing Wellness Medical Center

PeterMcCarthyIn Take Back Your Life, Wendy Ida has cracked the code about what it takes to regain and maintain a great state of health. Her comprehensive yet easy-to-understand explanations are empowering and results oriented. “Take Back Your Life” is a must read for anyone who wants to gain control of their most precious asset, their health!”

– Peter McCarthy, CEO AHI Productions, Inc.
Certified Traditional Naturopath

TiechaKeifferI am reminded of this scripture as it relates to you: Matthew 9:37-38 Then He said to His disciples,”The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.
“Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” In my heart I know that He chose you for this specific assignment. I am thankful that He connected Boomers Lifestyle Magazine to you. Our community needs to hear your story if they haven’t already.

– Tiecha Keiffer
Creative Director, Boomers Lifestyle Magazine, New Orleans, LA

gloria-gandia-sempereHello Wendy! Thank you so much for accepting me! You are the most beautiful inspiration i’ve ever seen. Kisses from a young spanish fan! Keep it up baby!!!!

– Gloria Gandia Sempere,
Valencia, Spain

I’ve just envision myself being fit and meeting you! – lol – now I just need to put in the work!

– DJ

I enjoyed the show today. Wendy is beautiful and so energetic. You were totally engaged.

-Auriella: (comment from a male listener about Wendy on the Auriella show)

Wendy is motivating and very inspirational! I can see that she walks her talk. What I love most however, is the fact that you can tell she really cares about you and your progress!. Her energy, her passion and drive lights a fire under my butt and makes me step it up to be better I am so blessed to have crossed her path!

-Christina White

Wait a minute…Looking for the fire extinguisher. That is HOT!


You are amazing and fabulous. I was very surprised. I thought you are 25. Keep going. I wish you a big success.


Am i glad to know that there is life AFTER 50 for losing those extra lbs… goal is to lose at least 35lbs or more by this time next year…..and thanks to seeing this PR Release… all the more inspired……this is very encouraging….i just turned 54….and i dont want to get stuck with what ive gained over the last 3yrs or so…..seeing this i know i dont have to…..smiling….thanks again!!!

-a fan

Wendy Ida is the ultimate professional…and is extremely knowledgeable. She’s a great role model for both men and women. When she is training, it’s about the workout and the results.
-Cindy Popp, Producer/Director, Bold and the Beautiful

Wendy Ida is a natural born gifted trainer! She always approaches her clients in a professional manner. She praises and compliments her clients for their progress and definitely knows how to motivate you! Wendy has been my trainer for six years now. She has challenged me to eat properly and in doing so, I have lost weight and feel 100% better!

Before training with Wendy, I had been on insulin for over 11 years. I am now off insulin! My physician is so proud of my progress. I salute Wendy Ida as the world’s greatest trainer and teacher!!!
-Ann Mosley

I enjoy the hell out of Wendy, and I appreciate her training and working with my limitations.
-Dan Narikawa, Retired Engineer

I didn’t want you to think that I had fallen off a log into the middle of deep space without waving as I went by. What is important for me to tell you is that in our short time together you deeply touched my life – I am down about 7 pounds as a result of our workouts, eating differently and drinking a bit less. I recognize the direction for the future and for the first time feel liberated at the idea of going there…so thank you!

Excellent! The best trainer I have ever experienced!
-Rickey Ivie, Attorney – Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt

…Wendy’s greatest gift is her uncanny ability to take even the most motivationally-challenged fitnophobe and transform him into a devoted life-long exercise enthusiast.

-Anthony Allegre

Thank you for your upbeatness and patience! It’s no exaggeration to say that you help to improve the quality of my life.

-Mayumi Kodani

Wendy is naturally an effervescent person. This fact would serve her well in any endeavor, but especially as a Personal Trainer. Given the option of hiring a trainer who can design an exercise regimen versus a trainer who can design an exercise regimen and make you enjoy it, I would opt for the latter. Wendy is definitely a trainer who falls into this category. Without hesitation, I would recommend her to both men and women, young and old.

-Alex Thaper

Worked Out By An Angel.” – That’s how I describe Wendy Ida to my friends.

For the last twenty years I have fought a battle with arthritis, lower back pain, bad knees and, most recently, I was in a car accident. After the accident I believed all I could do was manage the pain and atrophy of my muscles… and then I met my Angel.

Wendy showed me that I could, can and will get stronger. She rekindled the desire to have fun by working out intelligently and making progress in stages. The workouts are challenging enough that I feel successful every time. Her attitude is wonderful and she always has a smile and an encouraging word to say.

Most importantly, she made me feel like she cared about my progress and that my goal when I met her was too low and that I could do much more – and she was right!
Thank you Wendy
-Vincent D.

Wendy is an excellent model of what proper diet and exercise can do for you. It was very motivational working out with someone who practices a good work out ethic…Very encouraging.

-Yvette Coleman

I went to Google, typed in 56 yr old fitness and you popped up. I am 56, in TERRIBLE shape, used to teach aerobics, God how FAR I have FALLEN. Anyway, do you have videos for sale anywhere? TV show? Damn I cannot BELIEVE how fabulous you look!

-Anne C.

I have been sharing this with my family members an other’s that could use the encouragement…..i am 5ft. 5 in. tall…an i weigh in at 195 give or take a lb or two….i would like to get down to at least 145… that means about 50lbs…..a friend told me that it wouldnt be good to get down to 140 or less….because as you get older ….you dont want to look like a teeny bopper……well i dont ….i just want to be at my best……im ex military…and welll i can do this….as long as i stay focused…..and surround myself with positive folk…..when i was in the military i weighed in at 135lbs….solid…with about 11% body fat…..not sure if i can do that again…but i do want to be healthy…the thing that caught my attention with you is the fact that you are not bulked up or look like a man…and you still have breasts…(please pardon my candor…….a lot of the females i see that work out….have none…and i dont want that to happen to me…i dont want to look like a man nor lose part of what naturally makes me a female…….smiling….i eventually plan on marrying again…an one man in the relationship is enough….smile….sooooo…thanks again for your time an inspiration!!!!

-a fan

Congratulation on your victory I tell your win was really inspirational in so many ways. Keep doing your thing, she a brick houseeeeeeeeeee. LOL. Well anyway to get to the point i wanted to know did you have any fitness videos? Currently i am around 185. My desire weight is 165-160, a nice ass, and to lose some of the boobs, but it seem so hard to lose 25 pounds i really don’t get it, so i need your help. I am a college student writing you from upstate New York so i do not have the finance to have you personally train me, not yet anyway, I suppose when i make it to the big leagues, unless your feeling generation, yet I am praying you can give me some advice on what to eat and what not to eat and some workout routines as well. Pray all is well for you and yours, Hope to hear from you soon, Blessings!!!


You are absolutely inspirational. You do not look anything near 50. I read about your success on a women’s message board that I belong to. Your commitment to your health and physique are very inspirational and motivational. I am only 29, and I lift weights, but I want to look like you in 20 years. I know that it takes hard work and dedication and I am delighted to have read your story.


Hi Wendy, congrats on winning the fitness competition! You are one of my fitness inspirations. I showed your pictures to my husband and he’s usually good at guessing someone’s age. I asked him how old he thought you were and he said 40! Black don’t crack! You’re making women of all ages step their game up. Again congrats!


I read about you on Black News and you recent Body Building win. Congratulations!! I was wondering what kind of service you offer to people who live in other states? I am a 52 year old black female, weighing 228, at 5”5’. I have large thighs and a stomach carried over from 2 adult children. What can I do?


I am so delighted to hear about you on the Black News web site! I am So Proud of YOU! Thank you for your determination, and your consistency! You are such an inspiration to me, and I just heard about you! I will be following your career from now on! I am also 56 yrs old.


I saw your picture in a local paper here in Charleston, SC it talked about your recent win in the 2009 NPC bodybuilding championship. Congratulations on that wonderful and very impressive accomplishment. Saying I was impressed is so much of an understatement and when I read that you really didn’t get involved in working out until you were over the age of 40 just blew me away. I also read that your interest also is in helping women also 40 and above achieve their health fitness goals. That is my reason for writing I would like to hear more from you about how I could enhance my fitness level.


First let me congratulate you on a terrific body. Saw your article in one of our home papers. By the way I live in Charleston, South Carolina. I am impress with you because of your age. I myself would love to have a body that looks as half as good as yours, any suggestions? I am a 54 years old, 5″3 with 215 pounds of fat. Try all types of diet for the last tens of years, lose a little and gained a lot. Any advice or information would be helpful.


Wendy, U R Stunning!


I saw your article on you go girl…I also would like to talk with you about becoming a fitness expert panel of a new project im just getting off the ground.


I am a 52 year old who is currently overweight and experiencing a few health challenges. However, I have always had a life-long desire to not only lose weight but reshape my body, bodybuild and be healthy. I saw your website and announcement of your recent competition win and was greatly inspired (once again) to get it together. If there is anyway that I can speak with you, please let me know. I believe that seeing this information at this time in my life is an answer to prayer. Have a wonderful and blessed day!


I was just reading about you on the web and I must say I’m impressed. God-Luck and God-Bless! Keep up the good work, I have been working out all of my life (I stop about 15 years ago and have been off and on) and I just got back in the gym 4 months ago and I have lost about 80 pounds, and I’m 45 years old. It get strong and I build muscle fast; but I also can gain weight fast. I am still a work in progress, I just met a man that was 60 who was a professional bodybuilder; he look so good and that is such a motivation, like you are!!!!!


You are just as hottttt…as you want to be…Im so Impressed with your determination and drive…If Im In the area’s of your competitions…dont act like you dont know me…

lol… keep It up cutie…

wow. I mean wow.


i’m not asking to be your friend, but wow!!!!! congratulations and i only hope to look like you whenever i’m in my 50′s…. so inspiring and again congrats =@ )


Great physique…56! Write a book Seriously