Age: 59

From: Originally from Brooklyn, MI

Have lived most of my adult life in Kalamazoo.

How long have you been with CrossFit Torrent and what made you decide to start?

A little over 2 years.  After being a caregiver for over 5 years I decided I needed to start taking care of myself.  I was really out of shape and uncomfortable in my own skin. 

When did you realize that CrossFit is right for you?

After the initial soreness wore off and I could walk down stairs again.  It really hit me when everything shut down due to Covid and I missed going the gym.

What were your thoughts after your first WOD?

I didn’t die but I don’t think I am going to be able to walk tomorrow!

What is your favorite or least favorite WOD/movement?

Favorite….of course Deadlifts!  I also like back squats and rowing.

Least….Overhead squats 🙁

What is the one thing you have done at CFT that you never thought you would do?

Lift heavy!

Then again there was that time I camped out just to watch a bunch of people run!

What motivates you during a tough workout?

Support from the coaches and other athletes.

MUSIC!!!  Classic rock!

What’s your favorite thing about CrossFit?

Being able to scale the workouts to your abilities/limitations.

The community…everyone is so supportive and encouraging.

What are your short term and long term goals?

Starting to run and jump again! 

Work on my overhead movements and gymnastics!

Want that first pull-up, double-under and rope climb!

How have you seen yourself change- mentally and physically since joining Torrent?

I feel better all the way around. I burn off the crazy!

I have a better self-image and daily tasks are easier.

I have lost weight and toned up.  Getting stronger!

What impact has CFT had on you in and out of the gym?

Everyone has been very supportive and that has kept me coming back!

Having fun, while getting healthier! From friendly competitions to Karaoke Parties and bon-fires.

Do you have any advice for people just getting started at CFT?

Keep at it!  Just take it one WOD at a time!

The gains eventually outweigh the pains!

Have fun!

Quick Questions

Favorite Cheat Meal: Anything cheesey!  Also ❤️ chocolate!

Favorite TV show/ Movie: Marvel Movies/Mandolorian

Favorite CrossFit Athlete:  Amanda Barnhart

Coaches comments:

Wendy is sooo strong. She is super sweet, funny and such a nice person to be around but when she’s at the gym…. Ohhhh you better be careful ;). Very happy to have her as part of our Torrent Fam! – Sabrina

Wendy makes me almost love mornings!  she is torrents secret weapon, always killing it at events, and a deceptively strong biker! Love ya Wendy! – Morgan 

What can I say about my Masters partner Wendy except that I  her! She pushes me to want to be better. I love her strength, sense of humor, and positive attitude. She’s Fearless . – Michelle

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