Name: Wendi West
Hometown: Chicopee, Massachusetts
Role at Gold’s Gym: Group X instructor: Hour of Power (Wed 5:30PM) and Power Step (Sat 9:45AM)
Fitness Background and/or Certifications:
- AAAISMA Certified
- Been instructing since 1993 (Mass & Florida)
- Dance Background (ages 5-21) including jazz, tap, ballet, acrobat, pointe, tumbling & Dance company. Danced professionally at Opryland Showpark (Nashville, TN 1989) & on Norwegian Cruise Lines (1990 & 1991)
- Collegiate Track & Field Pentathlon & Heptathlon Athlete
- National Fitness Competitor (1997-2004). Highlights are: 2004 Fitness Universe Pageant 1st place Winner, 2004 Fitness Nationals Runner-up, 2003 Fitness Canada Nationals 1st place Winner, 2002 ESPN Fitness America Series First place Winner.
What do you love most about your job? I love that I can positively impact people’s day by giving a head-to-toe workout while having fun! My job is to motivate members and to make my classes a positive atmosphere where all exercise levels can feel welcome and be able to participate. I take pride in safety and also knowing class participants by their first name. I have made some incredible friends & acquaintances through my classes. I value each & every one of them that supports my classes….. in which they are in return MY motivation!
Random “fun fact” that most people don’t know about you: I love watching forensic type TV shows (Dateline, 48 hours, Forensic Files, etc). I often spend my nights and weekends watching these shows – Homebody!