Wendy is a long-time athlete having grown up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Yale in 1998. Wendy then went on to pursue her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Vanderbilt University in 2011.
In November 2015, Wendy was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and went through a series of chemotherapy and radiation treatments over the following 7 months. While this was a difficult process and time, it reinforced her passion for group fitness as teaching and taking classes was an amazing outlet for the “good weeks” where she was able to participate. Shortly after recovering, Wendy decided it was time to put her passion into action by opening Turn & Burn Fitness studio to share the gift of group fitness with others.