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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 community.  

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 Oaks. 

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 future holds. 

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 16.   
  • [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 Counseling.  
  • [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 professor.  
  • [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 differences.
  • [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 about.  
  • [39:20] What is Wendie most proud of?  
  • [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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