May 5, 2020
From Delaware to Philly to
California to New York and now North Carolina - who is Wendie
Lubinsky? From one side of the country to the other and back again,
Wendie bleeds red and black and cheers Anteaters. Wendie has owned
not one, but two businesses. We are so lucky that in 2019
Wendie and the twins were looking for a different quality of life
that brought them to 12 Oaks. It is really an honor to share her
story with you. She is DEFINITELY an inspiration and so
motivated, to achieve more!
Wendie’s childhood was filled
with lots of traveling from the east side of the country to the
west side and back again. Wendie was born in Wilmington, Delaware,
but lived in Philadelphia until the age of five. Her family
moved to San Francisco, where she grew up. Wendie was able to
graduate high school at the age of 16, and moved, by herself, to
San Diego to attend college. After graduation in 2002, Wendie
relocated to New York City for three years before moving, with her
then, husband, to Westchester County to start a family. In
2011, they were blessed, with a set of beautiful twin girls,
Samantha and Taylor. 2019 finally brought them here to the 12 Oaks
Wendie is a Personal Trainer and
Owner & CEO of WML
Wellness, LLC, right
here at the Club, in 12 Oaks. She has been certified since 1996, as
an American Red Cross Instructor Trainer; in first aid, CPR,
lifeguarding, swim instruction, and was a volunteer disaster
service member, while in college. Currently, Wendie is pursuing a
masters’ degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from
Capella University. Wendie was able to move her New York
business to North Carolina shortly after moving to 12 Oaks,
renaming it, “WML Wellness” a holistic company that incorporates mental
health, nutrition, and physical fitness, for a complete way, to
achieve wellness! Join her for her online fitness classes.
Hopefully, soon she will be back to in-person classes here at 12
I thoroughly enjoyed our
conversation. Wendie is such an inspiration. She has powerful
beliefs, powerful learnings, and a lot of great takeaways for all
of us. Keep an eye out for Wendie and the girls in the
neighborhood. We are delighted to have them as part of the
12 Oaks family. Tune in to hear what she is up to and what the
In This Episode:
- [02:37] Welcome Wendie
Lubinsky, a Personal Trainer, entrepreneur, as well as the 8th
“P” in the pod[cast].
- [03:22] Wendie was born and
raised in Wilmington, Delaware, and lived in Philadelphia until the
age of 5 and then moved to San Francisco.
- [05:48] Wendie’s New York
business moves to North Carolina.
- [07:22] It was her dad’s dream
to live in San Francisco.
- [07:45] What was it like
growing up in San Francisco?
- [09:05] Wendie was able to
graduate high school at the age of
- [10:59] She had to learn
self-care. Self-care is something people don’t remember to do
because they are busy taking care of their children, husband, pets,
house, and job.
- [12:28] Why did you pursue the
personal fitness/personal training field?
- [15:14] We want to increase our
physical fitness. Wendie looks at your medical history,
metabolism, and creates a custom plan for you.
- [17:42] Wendie shares the
impact of creating her first business.
- [18:50] This business allowed
Wendie to be a stay at home mom.
- [20:14] Wendie tells all the
details with achieving her Masters of Clinical Mental Health
- [22:16] The only way a
counselor would judge normal vs. not normal is in context of their
life, society, religion, culture, and values. Then look at
what the negative effect is on their life.
- [23:01] Wendie has one more
semester to finish her masters’ degree and then she starts her
internship. Wendie is going to go on and get her Ph.D. and become a
- [24:14] Wendie received high
honors from Capella University earlier this year.
- [25:18] How is the 12 Oaks
business, WML Wellness going and what is offered?
- [27:18] Wendie shares about her
3rd-grade girls Samantha and Taylor and their amazing
- [30:05] What is a normal
“day-in-the-life” of Wendie the mom, college student, including
your health and wellness?
- [32:59] Why did you choose to
live in 12 Oaks?
- [34:28] Wendie loves the
weather and the quality of life in 12 Oaks.
- [35:07] Wendie shares something
that is true for her, but almost no one agrees with her
- [39:20] What is Wendie most
- [41:45] If you had a do-over in
life, what would it be and why?
- [42:07] Every experience, every
decision, and every event that we have in our lives is what shapes
who we are. There is good from every experience we have. You just
have to choose to look at the good.
- [44:47] Join Wendie for her
online fitness class every morning Monday-Friday from 10-11 AM. You
can find the link on one of her Facebook pages.
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