Wendy McGannon, Ed.D.
Wendy McGannon is the owner and lead instructor/trainer at the studio. She grew up in Western MA and spent most of her life in Southampton before moving to Florence in 2010.
Prior to starting her fitness business, she spent 11 years working as a Social Worker with the Department of Children and Families. She retuned to school at UMass Amherst to receive a Master’s Degree in School Counseling and a Doctorate in Research Methods.
After graduation, she found herself sitting at a computer all day, which resulted in chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain. Massage, physical therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic care all provided only short term relief.
After two years of this, she decided to “fix herself” by learning about the different muscles of the body by becoming a personal trainer. She learned which muscles needed to be strengthened and which needed to be stretched and added regular strength training, cardio, and stretching to the body work that she had been doing.
The end result is no more chronic neck, shoulder, or back pain!
"I love being a personal trainer because I get to work with great people who are trying to improve the quality of their lives. I believe that everyone can reach their health and fitness goals but many people need help getting started. Accurate information and accountability provide the groundwork to create healthier eating and exercising habits in a balanced way that can be maintained over time." ~ Wendy McGannon