[Free Series] Open This If You Were Born Before 1979

[Free Series] Open This If You Were Born Before 1979

You’ve heard the second half of life is the best part, a time when you can be yourself and have what you want, right? But, now that you’re here, you often find yourself wondering who you really are. You know there has to be more to life, but you have no idea what that is yet and you feel like you’ve lost your mojo anyway. 

Sound familiar? If so, I have good news: with the right practices, and approach to life now, you can move out of midlife mayhem to find vitality and clarity and thrive in a life filled with purpose and meaning.

My friend Deb Johnstone specializes in helping beautiful women just like you to find clarity and purpose in midlife to design and live a life you love. She’s put together an interview series that brings together eleven women who specialize in this stage of life, including me, to share our advice for doing so.

It’s called Women Reinventing MidLife – How to find vitality, purpose and clarity to thrive in your next chapter and it begins June 24th.

Reserve your spot here at no cost: https://bit.ly/WRM8-WendyIda

Create a life you love now!

When you go to the link above and sign up to join us, you’ll hear Deb, a Transformational Coach and the founder of Women Reinventing MidLife, interview women coaches, mentors and specialists in middle life and beyond. In a series of empowering conversations we give you proven practices and insights for creating the fulfilling, meaningful and joyful life you want—because if you’re not going to do that now, when are you, right?

Specifically, you’ll discover:

  • The unconscious patterns that have led you to experience midlife mayhem and confusion.  How to breakthrough them to see clearly, find new purpose and meaning, and feel excited about your next life chapter. 
  • The powerful messages that your menopausal symptoms are actually giving you and how you can work with those to increase your vitality, thrive and live your best life yet through midlife and beyond 
  • Proven self worth practices and expert wealth building strategies plus profound insights to really value yourself and create the life experiences you want and deserve.
  • The very best tools you already have, and how to leverage them, plus hormone education and breast health insights, senior care giver advice,  career change and business start up guidance, declutter suggestions and lots more to fuel your mojo and achieve what you want in this second phase of life.

In short, you’ll discover time-tested and actionable practices you can implement right away to move out of this often confusing phase of life, to get a greater sense of who you are, what you want, and have the vitality, confidence and direction to create your next amazing chapter.

Join Us!  I will open the summit with my interview starting June 24th!

Here’s to more clarity, vitality, and thriving in a life you love (without the confusion).

P.S. The interviews promise to be profound, filled with practical tools you can implement immediately! Register here with your complimentary ticket and join us starting 24th June: https://bit.ly/WRM8-WendyIda

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Don’t Be Afraid To Celebrate SELF!

Don’t Be Afraid To Celebrate SELF!

When was the last time you gave yourself three cheers? A pat on the back? A good BIG hug? You should never be afraid to celebrate yourself – after all, you’ve earned it!

I do it all the time, but I am especially doing it this month because,


May is all about celebrating me, myself, and I…LOL!

Every birthday is another chance to get it right, to grow more, to find more joy, and to have more opportunities to share my gifts with others.

My birthday isn’t just a birthday, it’s a celebration of how far I’ve come and an opportunity to embrace the endless possibilities.

Although every birthday is a GIFT in itself, I like doing some gift giving myself on my special day.

So I’m going LIVE on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn – to do that. 

This will be the fifth year in a row that I’ve celebrated my birthday LIVE with friends and fans. It started in 2020 (the year of COVID) when everybody was on lockdown and I was feeling sad and alone. It felt like I was in purgatory – jail – solitude!

The thought of my birthday coming up, one of my happiest times of the year, and not being able to go out and share it with anyone made me even more sad. So I said to myself, “SELF” you can’t go out like that. Then the idea came to me.

I put on my diva party dress and my 6 inch heels and had a party online and plenty of people showed up. I was sooo happy! And although things are back to normal, going live on my birthday has become a tradition. 

Come hang out with me on 5/3 at 11 am PST (California) if you are able. 

I’ve set some ambitious goals for my next year around the sun and I’m excited to share them with you.

I’ll share my journey of personal growth and how I’ve survived my most recent challenges. 

I’ll offer tips to help you reshape, reinvent and transform your life, as well as answer some of your burning questions.

Transformation is always possible. You just have to decide to make a change.

I realize that change is difficult and mid-life transitions can be overwhelming but know that it’s NOT impossible to overcome. If you get support – just a little bit of help – before things become unbearable you will find success and even surpass your wildest dreams. 

Speaking of success…

One of my most recent success stories is with Carla from Utah.

She had been overweight, and unhappy for years and didn’t believe any other way was possible until she met me. At which time she threw away her excuses and dove right in. At 59 she said, “I want to be the best 60 year old I can be and in great shape.” 

With my help and her diligence, she is smiling from ear to ear today and so am I. She hasn’t been this size since high school.

Like I said, anything is possible if you:

  • DECIDE to put yourself first.
  • DECIDE to change history.
  • DECIDE to focus and follow through.

When you determine what’s most important to you, you’ll make that a priority and the rest will be gravy!

I work with people from California to New York to Europe and more.

If you need support to improve your life contact me by scheduling a complimentary discovery consultation with me here!


“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
Oprah Winfrey

Sharing is caring – Book Signing!

Sharing is caring – Book Signing!

You know, the other day, I was thinking about how blessed I feel. I was practicing mindfulness, letting my mind wander through the corridors of my past and present, and expressing my gratitude for the abundance of blessings in my life. I’ve had many hurdles and heartbreaks, but I’ve always had the strength to push through and make it out alive. 

I’m grateful for both the victories and the hardships in my life. Both have led me to where I am now, and there is no place I’d rather be. 

Feeling gratitude for my past, including the hardships I’ve faced, is a profound form of self-care for me. By recognizing these challenges and my victory in overcoming them, I discovered a deeper appreciation for my life and myself. 

Gratitude encourages me to engage in activities I love, helping me relieve stress and enjoy my life. Whether I’m dancing with friends, unwinding in nature’s tranquility, or traveling to new countries, living my life to the fullest keeps me healthy and happy.

I also believe it is important to have a safe outlet to express yourself when life throws hardships your way. Since my teenage years, writing has been my sanctuary. It’s a safe haven where I could express my deepest fears and shed my tears without judgment. Through writing, I discovered the strength to get me through my darkest moments, and it also allows me to share my journey with you. 

Today, as a bestselling author of four books, I’ve come to understand that sharing is indeed caring. By opening up about my experiences, I not only heal myself, but I also offer a guiding light to others to find their own path to healing. 

My writing journey has been nothing short of amazing, and it’s my honor to announce that I’ve been invited to do another book signing event on April 23rd and 24th. I’ll be signing copies of my latest book Unbreak Me (et al.) at the Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, CA from 11 am – 2 pm PST as part of their expo. 

YOU MUST HAVE A MILITARY ID OR SPECIAL PASS to gain access to attend this special event. 

I’m so excited to connect with you in person to share some laughs and stories.

I also wanted to share that I have added new t-shirts to my website. I have new t-shirt designs available to help get you motivated throughout your journey. Grab your Unbreakable and Take Back Your Fabulous shirts here.

A free gift will be waiting for all those who show up in one of my tees. 

Are you living the life that you have dreamed for yourself? If not, why not?

See you there!

Are You Suffering A Setback?

Are You Suffering A Setback?

Can you believe it’s already March? Time sure flies when you’re working on your fabulous!

How are you doing? 

Have you been staying on track with your New Year’s commitments or have you lost a little motivation? 

Did you choose to adopt a healthier lifestyle? Maybe you wanted to learn a new skill or find time to focus more on self-care.

If you’re staying on track, keep doin’ what you’ve been doin’! 

If you’ve lost motivation and you need a little boost, one of the things you can do is…go back in time and look at some incredible women throughout our history who have faced and overcome challenges. 

March is the perfect time to do that because it’s National Women’s History Month. You can siphon up some inspiration from some incredibly brave women to help you stick to the healthy promises you made to yourself. 

Here is one great example:

Brave Bessie Coleman was the first Black woman and first Indigenous American woman to hold a pilot’s license. Unfortunately, due to America’s policies of racial segregation and gender inequality, she had to go all the way to France to train.

Brave Bessie grew up poor in a segregated community in Texas. However, she dreamed of the skies. She worked picking cotton and doing laundry until she saved enough to attend college. Unfortunately, she couldn’t finish because she couldn’t afford the full tuition. So, she moved to Chicago and became a manicurist, but she would not give up her dreams of flying.

When her brothers returned from serving in WW1, they told her French women were allowed to earn a pilot’s license. That’s all she needed to hear. Brave Bessie immediately started taking French classes and working extra shifts to save up and train. Eventually, she did it! She not only went to France to earn her pilot’s license, she became a world-renowned stunt pilot! 

Brave Bessie didn’t stop there. She encouraged women and Black Americans to reach their dreams, too. She taught flying lessons to help others reach the skies. Unfortunately, Brave Bessie passed doing what she loved in a plane crash, leaving a legacy of powerful inspiration and changing aviation forever. 

Brave Bessie has shown that setbacks are not permanent. She teaches us that if you hold onto your goals and capitalize on every opportunity to make them happen, you can fly higher than you ever imagined. 

Wow what! 

Talk about never giving up! 

I LOVE this woman AND her story!

Brave Bessie gives me an extra boost of inspiration to stay on track and to keep moving forward. 

How about you, does this up your game?

Are you ready to be Brave? TRY!

Challenge yourself to embrace a new inner strength and celebrate each accomplishment as it comes –  big or small. Every single one deserves some recognition and every step counts, because every choice you make brings you closer to your best self.

If you find that you keep falling back into the same old habits and what you’re doing is not working, I have a solution for you and I am happy to share it with you.

So many of my clients are smiling healthy and happy today, because of all the things I’ve shared with them.

I can also help you get back on track and STAY ON TRACK.

All you have to do is reach out and touch me.

This link will get you started!

Remember, age is just a number, and your potential really is limitless. 

Here’s to the incredible person you are and the even more amazing person you are becoming!

Rekindle The Love

Rekindle The Love

Can you feel the love in the air? I’m feelin’ it…oh yes I am!

February represents a time for romance and recommitting to love.

Why not celebrate with some self-love first by rekindling that New Year’s spark you had to get back into shape? Eat a fresh, healthy meal, hit a fun workout, and take time for self-reflection and rest. 

Spoil yourself with love and care! You deserve it!

February is also Black History Month and shows the incredible contributions of Black Americans. 

Did you know that it was a black woman who pioneered the concept of self-care, Audre Lorde. Audre Lorde was a writer, poet, and activist who championed self-care, intersectionality, and social justice in her work.

Lorde introduced the concept of self-care in her profound essay, “A Burst of Light.” In it, she intimately recounts her poignant journey with breast cancer and emphasizes the significance of self-care and self-love for marginalized individuals. 

Lorde argues that self-care is not just a personal necessity but a radical act of self-preservation and resistance against societal oppression. Through her candid narrative, she spotlighted the inherent strength and resilience required to navigate both the physical and emotional tribulations of illness while existing within systems of discrimination. 

Sadly, after a hard-fought battle, Lorde lost her fight with cancer in 1992. 

However, her work had an immense impact on the world and introduced millions to the powerful idea of self-care. Today, her writing continues to inspire people to prioritize their well-being and advocate for social change to ensure every individual can live a healthy life.

Audre Lorde’s powerful advocacy for self-care reminds us that sustaining our health goals IS a LIFELONG JOURNEY!

If January slipped away along with your New Year’s Resolutions, or as I like to say…NEW YEAR GOALS – No Worries! February also offers the perfect opportunity to recommit to your health goals. While you’re doing that, I urge you to pay attention to that demon called, self-sabotage. 

Check this out:  80% of people give up their New Year’s resolutions by February. The biggest reason for so many quitting? Self-sabotage. Self-sabotage leads to skipping workouts, overeating, and neglecting rest, which counteracts your progress.

So why do so many people sabotage themselves?

Self-sabotage is deep-rooted in your psyche. Fundamentally, it comes from a lack of self-love and care. A lack of self-love can lead to a very limiting mindset. 

Self-sabotage takes many forms, including: negative self-talk, fear of failure unrealistic, goals, and more are the culprit.

When facing these mental barriers, it’s tough to focus on getting back into shape. You have to start by addressing your self-sabotaging behaviors, which means learning to love yourself.

This February, treat yourself to a life with unending possibilities. Treat yourself to health, happiness, and love. 

If you are struggling to find self-love, let me help you turn that around. When you join one of my private training or coaching sessions, I’ll show you how to get motivated to care for yourself. I’ll teach you effective workouts, give you plenty of healthy nutrition tips, help you stay mentally motivated and show you how to always make working out fun! I’ll make it real easy for you. Click here to get started.

A setback is no reason to give up your fitness goals. You don’t need a New Year to have a new you. You just need a new mindset and maybe a little boost from me. 😊

Stop! Read This Before Making Your New Year’s Resolutions

Stop! Read This Before Making Your New Year’s Resolutions

Are you excited to kick off another fabulous year? I know I am!  I’ve got so many plans and exciting things in store for myself. I’m just feeling blessed and highly favored right now.

With the holidays officially behind us – how did you make out? 

Did you stay on track? Did you slip up a bit? Did the stress get to be too much sometimes? No matter what your answers are – it’s OK! It’s a NEW Year, and that means it’s time to get back on track moving your way back toward the NEW you!! 

Let your inner attack dog out NOW and get ready to conquer 2024.

It’ll be hard work, but who’s afraid of that wolf? Not ME. Are you?
It’ll require a plan and some dedication. I can do that. Can you?
It will get you what you want. Would you like that? I LOVE that!  

This is the time of year when so many folks start setting “New Year’s Resolutions”. I am NOT a big fan!

I say this every year: RESOLUTIONS DON’T WORK! 

In fact, 91% of people will not achieve their New Year’s resolutions. It’s not because 91% of people are incapable of achieving goals. No. It is because resolutions set you up for failure. 

You go into it with the best of intentions, but most resolutions don’t even make it past the first quarter of the year.

Some people shoot for too big of a resolution that is just impossible to reach or they make a resolution but have no intention of following through because they are not ready for a change.

As a Lifestyle and Fitness Coach, I watch people go through this cycle over and over every year. Stop making resolutions!

If you want to see REAL results, if you want a REAL change, set goals and make it a lifestyle change. GOALS NOT RESOLUTIONS will help to fix a toxic mindset, bad habits, and unhealthy patterns for good. 

Change doesn’t happen instantly; it happens when you make small decisions every day that build over time into success.

It’s not about making the most of 2024 – it’s about making the most of your LIFE!

Here is what I always recommend to support post-holiday physical recovery:

  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
  • Replenish your nutrients by eating plenty of fresh produce
  • Build back to a healthy fitness routine by doing low-impact exercise
  • Practice yoga, meditation, or mindfulness to help emotionally recover
  • Give yourself an extra few hours of sleep each night to catch up on what you lost

Rather than going through another year of resolutions that won’t stick, make a real commitment to your health.

I am willing to make 2024 my best year yet.  If you are too…

Commit to your goals, commit to yourself, and most importantly, commit to your health and I guarantee you this will be your strongest year ever!

If you’re having trouble figuring it all out or setting goals…

Book a One Hour Take Back Your Life Strategy Session with me and I’ll design a nutrition and workout program that will transform your life!

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In just one month, you’ll learn to ditch what doesn’t work and change your life forever! I’ll help YOU achieve what you never thought possible! 

I can’t wait to see your progress this year!


Honoring & Celebrating the Life & Birthday of Dr. King Jan. 15th


“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Holiday Stress? Master The Mess!

Holiday Stress? Master The Mess!

Greetings Fabulous One!

I hope your holidays are being filled with good health and cheer, and 2024 will be your most fabulous year!

Maybe it’s all the sparkling Christmas lights, but I feel especially electric with the holiday spirit this year. I’ve added a few of my favorite holiday hits to my workout playlist and have been rockin’ around the Christmas tree all month! 

I always have a blast this time of year, but if I’m being real, the holidays are not always filled with cheer. 55% of people say that Christmas is the most stressful holiday of the year, and they’re not wrong. Christmas can get stressful.

With rising costs, it’s tough to afford to provide that perfect, magical Christmas your family deserves. Between all your obligations and responsibilities, finding time to shop for gifts, cook extravagant meals, decorate your home, and go to so many different events seems impossible. Then, in all the rush of commercialism and hype of the holiday season, the holidays lose their real meaning. Worst of all, sometimes you don’t get to spend the holidays with your loved ones.

All of this can add up to stress, and that stress can lead to some serious health consequences. 

To protect your health, you need a strategy to keep the stress at bay. Here is what I do to get control of holiday stress and have holiday fun instead:

  1. Start With Rest: If you are feeling the holiday stress, take time out to recover, recoup, and recharge. Rest helps us deal with stress and it protects your health. If you feel pressure to overcommit, remember it’s okay to decline invitations or requests that add stress.
  2. Do Less: Doing less does not mean you have to give up doing the holiday most. It just means finding strategies like simplifying, delegating, or automating to reduce your holiday chore lists. Make a holiday to-do list and prioritize your tasks to manage your time effectively.
  3. Stay Blessed: The true spirit of the holidays is all about spending time with your family and celebrating abundance. When you focus on your holiday traditions and blessings, it’s easier to let go of the added pressure and stress.
  4. Master The Mess: When you give yourself the right tools, like a healthy body, mind, and soul, you build resilience where stress bounces off of you. When you master yourself, you can easily manage all of the mess and stress of the holidays.

To master holiday stress, remember: Start with rest, do less, stay blessed, and master the mess! 

A meaningful way to master the mess is by supporting your physical health. If you’re having trouble figuring out how to do that why not book a Take Back Your Life One Hour Strategy Session with me so I can help you combat the stress and set you up for success.

Remember: Stress is a natural part of the holidays. Having a strategy to master the holiday mess will help you overcome the holiday stress.

I wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday and a very Prosperous New Year!

Bring Out Your Inner Queen Bey

Bring Out Your Inner Queen Bey

Are you ready to kick off this holiday season? I SURE AM!

Bring out your inner Queen BeyWith Thanksgiving coming up, I have so much to be thankful for this year. I’m thankful for my loved ones, I’m thankful for waking up every single day with a well body and a smile on my face, and I’m thankful for YOU. This is a time to reflect, show thanks, and be inspired by whoever inspires you to be the very best that you can be! 

I’m excited for all the fun, family, friends, and festivities–in moderation, of course! Holidays or not, I always keep my health a priority. How about you?

What was extra exciting for me this holiday season was the Beyoncé tours. Even though I wasn’t able to attend in person, I have been connected to all of her events because I have friends in the industry who keep me in touch with what’s going on and I also follow her on social media. It’s been so exciting!

Her shows were electrifying! Everyone looked and felt incredible, mirroring all the positive energy like a “giant disco ball.” 

During her Virgo season tour this year, she asked all of her fans to wear silver or chrome to her concerts as a birthday gift. Beyoncé loves silver and chrome because they mirror energy and reflect light, bringing so much positivity to a space. Wearing all silver also helped the Bey-hive feel really connected to one another, bringing even more positive energy. 

But here’s where I connect with her the most. SHE KEEPS IT REAL! She’s not just a pretty picture. She is a businesswoman and philanthropist. She really cares about people and making a positive impact. 

Also…Did you know she has a great workout regimen too? Yeah, she didn’t wake up that way or instantly snap back into shape after having those babies. She works out diligently when not on stage.

Her approach to fitness is similar to mine. Beyoncé focuses on fast, effective workouts and builds physical fitness into her everyday life. Using a killer combination of high-energy cardio and strength training, it’s aged her backward and has allowed her to outdance and outperform anyone in the game.

I can relate. We both believe challenges are opportunities, that your health is the key to a good life and keeping the body in motion can be fast and fun. The combination of positivity and physical fitness cannot be beaten for transforming your life. 

This holiday season, instead of stressing out and binge eating conjure up your inner Queen Bey and shake it loose in front of a mirror for 20 minutes – I mean dance, thrust, go nuts, and then add in your own moves to a Beyoncé song. 

You can also workout with me for 20 minutes each day. I have 31 workout videos that you can access and do anytime you want to in the privacy of your own home. 

It’s a perfect way to get you through the holidays and position yourself for the new year. It’s on sale for $147 ($6/day). 

This offer expires – December 15th! But once you get the videos you keep them for life.

You’ll get nutrition tips and a workout routine that will have you dancing like Beyoncé and the boost of positivity you need to achieve your fitness goals. 

Get your 31 workout videos here!

I’ll help you get on track and stay on track, no matter the holiday temptations! 

Have an amazing Thanksgiving!

Stay tuned to my weekly health and lifestyle tips on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube –  @wendyidafitness.

WANT TO AGE BACKWARDS?  Yes, it’s possible!

WANT TO AGE BACKWARDS? Yes, it’s possible!

People always say Wendy, you haven’t aged a bit or you’re aging backwards. What’s your secret? 

Others chime in as if to answer for me and say things like black don’t crack or she has good genes.

The truth is…Statistics show that approximately 30 percent of aging is genetic, and 70 percent is up to you – how you care for and protect your skin, your body, and the lifestyle you lead.

I’ve repeated that many times, but people don’t usually take it seriously.

Some people still believe in old, outdated, nightmarish and negative stories surrounding age which can only lead to your demise. These stories in your head, make you believe that you have no control. When, in fact, the majority of the control lies in your hands.

As we age our lives become a tapestry of memories and experiences.

Each one of these milestones add to the richness of your existence and becomes a treasure chest of wisdom. 

Find freedom and bask in the beauty of your amazing experiences. Use that wisdom to begin your journey backwards. Start by going back to your roots. 

Remember when you were a child, you laughed at the funniest, silliest things. Then, of course, you got older and went through some trials and tribulations that made you look at life more seriously. You experienced heartbreak, divorce, losing your loved ones, or even losing your sense of self. These experiences hardened your heart and filled you with worry.

All these hardships and stressors aged you, making you older than your chronological age. If you want to age backward, you just have to let go!

Let go of the stress. Let go of the fear. Let go of the seriousness! I always say, “Let Go and Let God.” Trust me, it ain’t that serious. Remind yourself of that by taking some time to laugh a little. Make it a daily habit. Laughter will change your life and age you backwards.

Instead of fighting it, embrace each stage of your life so you can make room for the beautiful transformations that come with each stage of aging. 

When you’re ready to truly transform your life and start aging backwards, join me in my 31-day workout program. I take a holistic approach to fitness, where you won’t just learn exercise and diet strategies. I’ll also help you overcome those mental barriers standing in the way of you living your best, most fulfilling life. Barriers like thinking you’re “TOO OLD TO HAVE FUN.”

If you want more energy, if you want to look and feel like yourself, if you want to embrace aging, this program will assist you in getting on the right track.  

It’s only $9/day.

Find time every day to move your body and let in a little bit of that childlike exuberance. THAT is the key to aging backwards, and something so small can absolutely change your life! 

Join me now in my 31-day workout challenge here: https://wendyida.com/31-day-workout-program/

Did You Hear About The New Epidemic?

Did You Hear About The New Epidemic?

Did you hear about the new epidemic?

Loneliness has emerged as a modern day epidemic, magnified by the isolation and losses of the COVID pandemic. While our digital devices promise to keep us linked, they are no substitute for the deeper connections that sustain our emotional well-being.

Did you hear about the new epidemic?I thrive when I’m with the people I love, and chances are – you probably do, too! Unfortunately, this is getting to be a situation that’s few and far between for far too many. According to reports from just a few months ago, the new epidemic facing the United States today isn’t some kind of bug or a germ – it’s loneliness. 

This report put out by the US Department of Health and Human Services found that about half of American adults experienced measurable and regular loneliness even before the Covid-19 pandemic; numbers that have only risen since. 

Loneliness isn’t something that only zeroes in on mental health – there are some serious physical consequences that come along with it, too! Poor social connection can increase a person’s risk of heart disease by 29%, a person’s risk of stroke by 32%, and for older folks, it can increase the risk of developing dementia by a whopping 50%. Spending some good old-fashioned quality time with people you love isn’t a treat, it’s a physical necessity! We need connection, and we’ve got to figure out how we’re going to combat this serious issue facing so many. 

What We Can Do To Fight Loneliness 

We all wish it was as easy to make connections in adulthood as it was in childhood! Back then, you could walk into school and make friends, find friends on the playground, or join up with family members for that much needed social connection time. While it might be a little tougher now, I can vouch that it’s far from impossible! 

A few things you can do to find meaningful social connections are: 

  • Explore your hobbies – Do you love knitting? What about yoga? Are you feeling yourself when you jump into a pool? Your hobbies could be your best key to fighting loneliness. Using your hobby or hobbies as a baseline, seek out clubs or meet-ups in your area with other like-minded hobbyists you can connect with. Whether it’s cooking, gardening, fitness, or ANYTHING – you’ve already got the perfect ice breaker and something you know you have in common!
  • Force yourself out of the house – Loneliness can be a funny thing. It can make you want to withdraw socially, taking away from you the very thing you need the most! Forcing yourself out just to walk around a park, visit a grocery store, or run errands where others will be can make you feel less lonely. Becoming a regular walker at the local park can also set you up with the other regulars who may be there doing the very same thing!
  • Adopt a pet – Pets have an AMAZING way of encouraging us to do the things we need to do, even if we might not want to do them. If you’re struggling with motivation and you’re feeling lonely, pets offer companionship at home while also setting you up to connect with other pet owners in pet-centric spaces. 

By the way, loneliness is very different from being alone. There is such a thing as being in a relationship, but still having feelings of loneliness. So evaluate what’s going on in your life and make adjustments accordingly.

The journey to alleviating loneliness is a personal one, but combating loneliness is essential to protecting your mental and emotional health. 

If you’re looking for a community or tribe for support, I’ve cultivated an extraordinary one. Join us on social media: Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube @WendyIdaFitness for regular updates and information.

Put yourself out there, connect, and we’ll have some fun together! 

You are always welcome to contact me personally for a complimentary discovery consult as well.  -Click here- to book your appointment. 


Turn Up The Heat On your Fitness Goals

Turn Up The Heat On your Fitness Goals


Turn Up The Heat On your Fitness GoalsHow are you? Are you taking care of yourself and treating yourself the way you deserve to be treated? I wanna know because I’ve been making up for lost time and I’ve been having a blast this year coming off the heels of the pandemic.  

Summer should be winding down about now, and I’m definitely ready for some cooler days! But as things cool off, I just wanted to check in with you to make sure your health, wellness, and fitness goals haven’t cooled off as well.

One of the biggest mistakes people make is not prioritizing their health,   especially if you are a woman over 50. 

Other BIG health mistakes women make are:

  1. Neglecting Heart Health – It’s the number one killer. The risks are greater as we age. It’s never too late to change bad habits. Get more exercise, lose weight, quit smoking, and do things that benefit the heart.
  2. Losing Your Sense of Purpose – You can run straight into poor health and a failing sense of well-being when you lose this. Finding purpose for your life, can reduce your risk of heart failure and Alzheimer’s Disease.
  3. Skipping Appointments – How many appointments have you talked your way out of lately? Your new healthy living routine shouldn’t miss out on health screenings. Mammograms, bone density tests, and cervical cancer screenings are all so important for women over 50. Early detection can make so much of a difference in successful treatment outcomes.
  4. Ignoring Your Mental HealthYour emotional well-being matters just as much as your physical. Try engaging in fun and enjoyable activities like meditation or yoga. 
  5. Not Enough Physical Activity – When you stay active, you can maintain a healthy weight, ensure strong bones, and keep a sharp mind.

If you don’t have your health, every aspect of your life is negatively affected. When you look at these mistakes, they are all the result of not making your health your number one priority.

I understand how difficult it can be sometimes for women because we’re so used to putting everyone’s needs before our own. I used to do the same thing and as a result my health suffered and my life went south. 

So I made a promise to myself that I would never put anything above my health again. It’s the best promise I have ever made. After prioritizing my health, my life transformed into everything I ever wanted it to be and more! I had the confidence to go after my goals, the resilience to withstand hard times, and the energy to explore the world and have a blast doing it!

I work with people just like you every day and I can tell you from experience that once they made that promise and commitment they have also gotten results.

If you’re ready to heat up your wellness routine let’s work up a plan to get you started.   

My 31-day workout program is the perfect starting point for reaching your health goals.  First, we kick off with some moves that will set you up for success and get your body familiar with the moves.

I’ll guide you on a progressive workout journey for 20 minutes and you can choose when and where you workout. 

Then we’re hitting the beach for some circuit training over the last five days. That’s 31 days total!

I’ll also give you tips on nutrition, building resilience, and optimizing your workout as your performance improves. 

This is a 31-day challenge and transformative experience and a great way to jumpstart your fitness and weight loss goals.

Regardless of your age, gender, or fitness level….be ready to party while you work out. 

Make a commitment to prioritize your health. You deserve it!

BONUS: The first five people who invest in this 31-day program will receive a free consultation with me. A $300 value.

Turn Up The Heat On your Fitness Goals


“Don’t let anybody steal your joy!” – Wendy Ida

Have You Checked Your Temperature?

Have You Checked Your Temperature?


I have a question for you…

When you think of wellness, when you think about health – what do you think about? Probably feeling good, right? When you’re well, you really FEEL it! It’s my favorite feeling, just knowing that I’m doing the very best for myself – I mean all of me!

Wellness is not just about your physical health. When wellness became a fad word, it lost a lot of meaning. We’ve got to get back to the real essence of it.

True wellness is balancing the health of every area of your life – because every area of your life is affected by your health. 

In every sense of the word WELLNESS is multi-dimensional.  Yes, it includes your physical body, but it also includes your mental health, your emotional health, spiritual health, environmental health, social health, and even your financial health. Your happiness and health in each of these different parts of your life is interconnected and dependent on each other.

My personal success started with physical health and then mental and emotional. Then I was able to check the wellness temperature in every other area of my life. 

Have you checked your temperature lately?

When you strike that balance, take it from me, you open up a WHOLE world when it comes to what wellness in every area of your life can really mean! 

For folks over 50, maintaining wellness takes a bit more proactive action. High blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, arthritis, osteoporosis, and mental health conditions can come creeping up when you reach a certain age, so you might have some new concerns you didn’t have a few years ago and if you already had some of those concerns, then it can become even more serious with age. As a result, you’re quality of life can suffer.

Have check-in sessions with yourself and your medical team, get in touch with how you REALLY feel, and don’t wait for any new wellness concerns (in any facet of your life) to come knocking on your door first! 

Then you can clearly check your thermometer on every other part of your life. How well are you emotionally or financially, how well are you socially – with your family, with your friends, with your associates? How well are you spiritually? All of these things are interconnected with your physical health, and have to be considered as a part of your wellness plan. 

So I ask you again…

Have you checked your wellness temperature lately – in every area of your life? 

If you are not sure, or having a tough time, getting to where you want to be in life, OR… you keep revisiting the same problems.

  • If you are way off track and have been for years.
  • If you’re finding out what you’re doing is not working.
  • If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Don’t waste anymore time. Contact me NOW info@wendyida.com and I’ll help you get on track fast with a customized plan of action that will help you finally reach your goals.

In the meantime,…while you’re having fun in the sun, take it easy on yourself, give yourself mental health checks, and schedule some time for gratitude and personal “Me Time” to keep your mental wellness high when times feel tough. 

Make sure you’re wearing sun protection, keep yourself hydrated, and don’t push yourself too far when the days heat up. 

Keep in mind, wellness in every dimension of your life in balance is the key to feeling the complete scale of your full potential!


“Don’t let getting lonely make you reconnect with toxic people. You shouldn’t drink poison just because you’re thirsty.” – Dr. George C Fraser