About Wendy Winks

Strength Training Specialist

Wendy discovered the “Power of 10” workout 20 years ago after seeing Leslie Stahl and Barbara Walters cover it on 48 Hours. Her first movie for the Hallmark Channel, Santa Jr. had aired just one year earlier and she was busy prepping her next film for production. A 30-minute weekly workout – high-intensity, super-slow – sounded perfect, and she found a Super-Slow trainer in West Los Angeles.

A busy film producer at the time, Super-Slow kept her challenged and in shape during the next fifteen years – through the production of three more films (Dog Gone, Hunter’s Moon, and Camp Rock for the Disney Channel), the 2007 writer’s strike, her job running five Schools of Rock in So Cal, and founding a charity for kid’s music education called the Rock School Scholarship Fund. Her jobs changed, but she loved High-Intensity Weight Training, and that was always a constant.

In 2017 she moved to Idyllwild and became the head of Marketing for Idyllwild Arts Academy & Summer Program and she searched the area for a new personal trainer. There were no HIT (High Intensity Training) Studios nearby, and with no workouts her left hip started to really bother her. She was scheduled for hip surgery until she found Lisa May opening The Strength Code HIT Studio in Palm Desert. She became her first client in September 2020, and three years later became Lisa’s first Personal Trainer. But the best part is that her hip has improved to the point that she no longer needs surgery!

Trainer Wendy Winks

As a Personal Trainer, Wendy loves working with clients who are motivated to achieve their best physical shape and strength. Having trained with HIT for nearly 20 years with a number of different trainers, she knows that what works for her is accountability, consistency, goal-setting, and humor.

Wendy also has a BBA and an MBA in Marketing, and has held executive level marketing positions at Visa International, where she worked on the Olympic Games in Atlanta, and at Universal Studios, where she developed marketing campaigns for film releases, as well as managed sponsor activations across the music, film, concerts, TV and theme park divisions.

Palm Desert Studio


72221 Hwy 111, #108
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Burbank Studio


4405 W Riverside Dr #107
Burbank, CA 91505

By Appointment Only

Mon-Fri: 8AM-4PM
Sat: 8AM-12PM
Sun: Closed