Originally from sunny Southern California, Wendy moved to New York City in 2004. Within a year or so of moving to the big apple her weight shot up to over 300 pounds and she suffered chronic headaches. Many tests and doctors later a small tumor in her head was found. While the tumor is benign it did a lot of damage to her endocrine system.
She was unhappy and felt awful physically.
"I woke up one morning and popped in a DVD and did a yoga practice. That one morning led to me doing yoga every single morning. I lost 140+ pounds in my living room. My tumor shrank to half the size it had been, and I saw how truly powerful we can be when we show up for ourselves. It changed my whole life and put me on a path to helping others."
In addition to working with thousands on their health and fitness she also worked full time in an IT corporate setting at a travel agency in midtown NYC for many years. With a passion for computers, technology, social media, and professional podcast editing - her own business and brand was launched. In 2017 she left the corporate job and moved into her own business full time.
She is a RYT200 hr yoga teacher, licensed Zumba instructor, a Piyo live instructor, mediator, and life coach. She has created online nutrition courses, hosted health workshops, been a guest speaker for trainings, and launched the lifestyle podcast, The Spark Effect.
She is also an author and poet. Her first book, The Thrash, was published in 2020.
She lives in CT with her boyfriend, is a proud stepmom to Sophie and Danny, has a corgi named Zeppelin, and a rescue pocket lab named Kashmir.