PFC Fitness Camp Director of Fitness, Wendy Sallin spends hours teaching our clients proper form, introducing new workouts and making an incredible impact on everyone that steps foot through PFC Fitness Camp. She may be tiny but she sure is mighty and full of so many qualities we and all of our clients absolutely love… and so many fun facts we had no idea about! Read on to learn all about Wendy!
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama (I use to have a sticky, thick southern accent!)
Favorite TV show: I am currently sucked into watching “100”
Favorite Color: Turquoise
I am afraid of: Scary Movies.
Favorite Exercise: Thrusters! Full body power move!
15 Minutes of Fame: As a kid, I was in some print ads and commercials. I even had a stage name—Wendy Andrews! My academy award winning gigs include: Wrigley’s Gum, Tide, and some restaurant commercials:) As an adult, I was in various commercials for Pepsi, Budweiser, and Gatorade.
Guilty Pleasure: A glass of wine with dark, dark chocolate…yummmmm. I feel no guilt about it though!
What were you before you became the Director of Fitness at PFC? Oh boy. I have done a number of things. I started as Program Director for Heal L.A., which was Michael Jackson’s foundation (offshoot of Heal the World Foundation). After that, I was an academic counselor for undergraduate students in the Department of Psychology at UCLA. I moved to San Diego right before my baby girl was born and was blessed to be able to be a stay-at-mom mom for about four years. At that time, I was deep into my long distance running and a woman randomly asked me to train her for a marathon. Training her sparked my desire to become an ACE certified personal trainer, certified running coach, Director of Fitness and, most recently, a Muscle Activation Techniques Practitioner, which is a type of muscular therapy I offer at PFC Fitness Camp.
What inspires you? The fact that the days I have remaining in this life are numbered. This fact inspires me to write my life well and live my days to their fullest.
Top 3 songs you love to workout out to:
The Phoenix by Fall Out Boy
Everlong by Foo Fighters
Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard
Who’s Taller? You or your daughter, Erin? My daughter, Erin is only 16 years old and 4 inches taller than me! Ridiculous.
If I could meet any famous person, it would be: Helen Keller. She is a prime example of how much a person can transform his/her life even when faced with the biggest challenges one could ever be faced with. She could have given up on herself, shut down, never seeking and learning ways to fill her life with happiness and purpose. Her spirit, tenacity and creativity in learning is a true inspiration.
Favorite ingredient to cook with: Toss up between coconut oil and garlic.
Favorite Healthy Mantra: TODAY IS MY DAY!!!
On Your Bucket List: Machu Picchu!
Hidden Talent: My pinkie toe can cross over the toe next to it (like crossing fingers). Random fact. Don’t judge!
Favorite hobby besides making campers sweat: Making myself sweat! Haha!!!
Allergic to anything? Cats, and of course I have two of them:) Can’t get myself to adopt them out. I suffer for those two fur balls!
Go-to Healthy Snack: Red apple and almond butter
Favorite time of day: Sunset. It’s my time to reflect, to appreciate what life and what each day has offered me. It’s a time for me to be thankful for the love and friendships I have in my life. It is also my time to assess what I did that day to help other people in their own life journeys.
I’ve seen every episode of: Grey’s Anatomy
Favorite genre of music to workout to: Rock!
Tattoo: Maybe? 🙂
Neat freak or Messy? Holy moly! I used to be…Virgo times 100! Now, not so much, except I cannot stand dirty floors! Vacuum, mop, vacuum, mop…
Any Speeding Tickets? Only one, but I called Mr. Ticket and for $99, he got me off the hook. This guy is legit!