Fifty+, Fit, and Fabulous!!! Wendy Ida (uh……technically, she is Sixty, Fit and Fabulous, but who’s counting?)

Okay, as a youthful 50 years old, I thought I had it going on, zipping up and down the basketball court at the gym like a 30 year old, but Wendy Ida is putting all of us to shame.

But I ain't "hating", just embracing, admiring, and being inspired, so welcome Wendy Ida to my elite "Fifty, Fit , and Fabulous" Club, (see links at bottom)

More amazing is that she is Fifty Plus Ten, that is,  she over 60 !!!!

She's great looking, OK, that's stating the obvious……

….but it's that passion, drive, and love of wellness and fitness that is so attractive and inspiring to me.


In her bio on her website it proclaims that although Wendy Ida may appear “over the top” in her dedication to fitness, health and self empowerment, she has not forgotten her own journey from despair to triumph.

She is a Domestic Violence Survivor who was in poor shape bad health and had low self esteem. 

Considering all her life she was four dress sizes larger than she is today, and gained an additional 50 pounds after having two children back to back, she is grateful to have beaten the odds. 


She didn’t begin her own exercise regime until age 43, but she has managed to improve her health, lose 80 pounds and dwindle down to a rock-solid size 4 and hold onto it as a grandmother!

After going through so much,as pertains to being a victim of domestic violence, Wendy made that most important motivational statement when she says "You have to take your life back….."


….and according to Wendy, "Taking back your life", applies to health, nutrition, and wellness also

I agree with the comment on her website that says………

……"It’s no wonder why Wendy feels sharing her self taught approach to mental readiness, self worth and teaching, preaching and inspiring others to live their potential can not only change the world, but it is her reason for living".

Wendy days in the first video below, "I absolutely feel better now, at 62 years old, in a bikini , than I did when I was 33!!!" [she may be saying “63”, I can’t tell which number she’s saying, but Whatever!!!]

…I'm a very active and youthful 50+ male, and though others may think she is just making that statement up, I know it's actually achievable, truthful, and from the heart!!!

"She lives around the corner from the Fountain of Youth" –(from a song by Michael Franks)


~stay healthy~


The rest of my "Fifty+, Fit, and Fabulous" crew below!!!!


Stephanie Person, Age 50, Nutrition Coach                               Pamela Bonita Jacobs, Age 53!!!!


Adrienne Galloway, Age 52, Wellness Coach                                      Solange Frazao, Age 53, Fitness Trainer!!!


Carla Kemp, Fitness Coach, AGE 53 !!!                                                          Mary Dent,  Age 53!!!!


Gervel Sampson, Age 55!!!                                                                    Tosca Reno, Nutritionist , Age 55!!!


Theresa "Raw T" Jordan( age 56)                                                             Ellen Ector, Fitness Trainer, Age 63!!


A.J. Johnson, Actress turned Wellness Coach, Age 53!!                   Barbara Server, Age 54!!!



check out all my articles in my Blog Section
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8 Responses


Thanks for posting these inspiring women! I'm turning 50 in thirteen days! While I look pretty good, I know that I can look better.  These ladies are my new inspiration!


Thanks for stopping my blog……..

But hey, my keyboard and fingertips are sitting here ready to write about you LOL!!!!!

Happy 50 … ain’t nothing!!!!

Doug at Gaia Health Blog




thanks for posting stories about these amazing women. I just turned 50 and have been bodybuilding for six years. it has helped in every aspect of my life. I am always looking for information about what is possible regarding health and fitness for women my age. Then I try to pass it on to others.


Hey LittleE,

I never thought those stories would take off like they did. They are perhaps my most popular group of articles on the blog. It’s good to see some many people motivated and inspired by these women. A couple of over 50 women have actually told me these women actually motivated them get off their butts and start working out……..and that’s never a bad thing.

Fifty ain’t nothing !!!

~stay healthy~


All I can say is WOW!!! I'm blown away! You are such ab inspiration to me. Absolutely beautiful. I will be 50 in 6 months, Lord willing. I have a goal and its to respect myself and my health til God calls me home. I came across you picture and saw you were 60! OMG! I needed to know more. What you are doing is such a beautiful thing! Thank you!


I just stumbled across your and, in particular, this article a few days ago. I’m 53 years old and embarked upon my fitness/wellness journey around 7 years ago. I’ve remained motivated throughout; however, over the past few months I found that motivation waning a tad. Thankfully, with the new year came a mental reset, and I’m pumped and killing it again! I purposely looked for fit women over 50, which drew me to your blog. I have off-and-on aspirations of attempting competitive bodybuilding (or at the least, to look like I could–haha). I had all but dismissed those aspirations, until I found your blog and this article. Thank you for sharing your obvious passion for health, good eating and fitness. I’ll look forward to finding myself on your “wall of fame” someday.

Happy 2017!!


Hi Wanda,

My fingertips and keyboard are here waiting to write about you!!!

As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, these Fifty, Fit and Fab articles are the post popular articles on my blog, I didn’t see that coming, but the lady readers (and men) want me to keep cranking them out, so there we are…

But with many things in life, we slack off a bit, and our instincts tell us to jump back in, so it’s probably your time to jump back in. GO FOR IT!!!

Good Luck!!!

Doug at Gaia Health Blog


Thanks for the response and your encouraging words. Forgot to add…I’m also a Wallace! 🙂

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