Wendi Hodgen, Fitness Specialist
I have always wanted to do something, anything, to help women and young girls achieve their
I believe that we need to have a healthy body, mind and spirit to reach our full potential.
Hopefully, this website will encourage you to do just that.
In our first month you will meet the contributors of Athena-Fitness.com
Natalie Hodgen, LVN
Leanne Ruiz, college student and athlete
Emily Ramirez, PR Specialist
And me, Wendi Hodgen, Personal Trainer, Fitness Specialist, BA, MA
Please e-mail us with your positive comments and constructive criticisms. Include any
ideas, questions or suggestions for future content. Thank you for visiting and I hope you
enjoy our website!
The mission of Athena Fitness is to provide guidance, support and instruction for people
wanting to lose excess weight and increase fitness to improve their mental and physical health.
I have always been a supporter of fitness and wellness. While attending San Jose State
University, I was in top physical condition when a truck rear-ended and totaled my car. I
suffered injuries that affected my back and neck, to the point of shifting my spine. After 12
months of rehabilitation I was able to recover. The ER doctor told me that if I had not been in
such good physical shape, my injuries would have been far more serious. A light bulb went on.
At that point I realized that exercise has far more benefits than making us feel and look good.
Exercise can save your life. Since then, I have continued to exercise and stay active, helping
friends and family learn how to lift weights, workout and eat healthy. I have worked as a
personal trainer with 24 Hour Fitness, earned my Fitness Specialist certification through
Mission College and subsequently earned my Personal Trainer Certification through ACE
(American Council on Exercise). I have been an active member in the Wellness Committee at
Gardner Family Health Network, Inc. for more than two years, take classes at the awesome
Academy of Self Defense, is a green belt and holds medals in Shotokan Karate.
I started conducting weekend boot camps last year at the request of friends and co-workers.
This year I started “Phoenix Rising”, a non-profit program that brings dance and fitness to
women’s shelters improving mood, health and hope. I am on a mission to educate and inspire
others to live healthier, happier lives.
Support and Guidance
Mens fitness &
|“My passion is helping people who think they
have run out of options. I love helping people with
asthma and other health or financial problems
discover ways to stay fit and healthy.”