Ingrid Wentzel


I have been helping people challenge themselves through fitness since 1998. I started out working with faculty and staff at a university, and have focused my professional training and interests on adult fitness ever since. I love the outdoors and the gym and take every opportunity to walk, hike or bike. My training philosophy is to challenge and nurture each client based on their individual needs, goals and abilities. I'll help you learn new fitness skills and put them into action for a healthier life.

Verified Cert/Training
IDEA Member

About Me


  • Master's Degree, Health Education, University of New Mexico

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Expires: 2022-12-31 08:00:00 UTC
ACE - Certified Health Coach
Expires: 2023-08-31 07:00:00 UTC
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: 2023-08-31 07:00:00 UTC

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2021-05-25 07:00:00 UTC
American Red Cross
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2014-08-09 07:00:00 UTC

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2021-05-25 07:00:00 UTC
American Red Cross
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2014-08-09 07:00:00 UTC

Liability Insurance

  • Philadelphia Insurance Co.

Ingrid's Locations

Body Positive Fitness

Suite A

Additional Information


$60.00 / hr, rate may vary with partner or small group training

Payment Methods

Cash , Credit Cards , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Make exercise accessible and fun

Languages Spoken




8 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Katie Williams on May 14, 2017

    My husband and I are great fans of Ingrid's and the fitness class we attend. It's exactly what we need and what we're looking for -- a fitness coach to help us improve our overall health and do in a way that we're comfortable and want to keep coming back. We've been attending class almost a year now -- it's become part of our routine, we look forward to going and we both feel stronger and healthier. A win win we'd say!

  • by Sue Sisk on Dec 26, 2013

    Trust - Patience - Knowledge ........ these are the words that describe my experience with Ingrid as my weight management coach, my lifestyle and wellness coach and my personal trainer. I retired after 23 years and found myself in need of losing weight, getting my health in check and getting physically fit. Although, I was happy with my retirement, I was at a loss without my daily work structure. I was totally overwhelmed and then I met Ingrid. Through her knowledge of nutrition, my eating habits have changed dramatically and I feel so much better. As my lifestyle and wellness coach, Ingrid has helped me get some needed structure in my day. We discuss my short term and long terms goals and how important it is to be consistent and focused to meet these goals. When I starting my personal training with Ingrid, I was very apprehensive. I learned very quickly to trust Ingrid. We discussed things that I was anxious about and through her patience, I am getting stronger and more fit with each workout I do with her. I think the most important thing that I have learned from Ingrid is Patience - nothing happens overnight but consistency is the key! Ingrid has been invaluable to me and my health and well being. Thank you Ingrid.
    Sue Sisk

  • by Jonny Salyer on Nov 27, 2012

    I met Ingrid as part of my team that is teaching me to be a better weight manager. I was drawn to her clear and positive messages of hope and explanation. She has been a valuable nutrition, activity and lifestyle change catalyst in my life. Her passion for the value that an active lifestyle can bring to those with chronic illness drew me closer to her. We visited about how increasing my activity would impact the despair of obesity, fatigue, depression, and multiple serious chronic medical conditions. Her understanding, kindness lack of judgement, lack of pressure has tied me to her tightly. I work with Ingrid now not only as a weight management coach, but more often as a personal trainer. She drills into my information to find my physical issues (fused spine, severed abdominal muscles from back surgery, hypertension, etc). She is carefully building my strength in the most methodical and effectives ways. She understands where the "foundations" are and she is working to make them strong so that I can add more recognizable activities in the future. She amazes me with her abilities to "get into my mind". I have unfounded fears about walking fast, exercising in public (due to hypoglycemia), and picking up heavy things (you know, man's work). Almost without my knowing it, she wipes the unfounded beliefs out of my mind, and makes me feel safe doing things I never imagined that I would do. Ingrid you are changing my life. Thank you!

  • by Lynn DeFrees on Nov 26, 2012

    Ingrid is my conscience! Without my twice-a-week appointment, I'd never maintain consistency on the much-needed stretching and weight-training I'm convinced keeps me more limber, strong, and ingury-free. My goals since I started with Ingrid have been to support my running habit, as well as maintain general health and bone fitness. So, Ingrid has helped me focus on the basics like hydration and recovery fuels that are just as important to my running as the running workouts. And she makes sure that the weight workouts complement my running needs, altering the workouts to support my running events. In addition, she's very keen on listening to the body -- and adjusting the workouts to accomodate any little pains or other "glitches" I may have. That way, I've been able to continue to improve my fitness, and to reach my running goals without injury! I couldn't have done it without her! Her knowledge and support has been superior.

  • by Dawn Tuschhoff on Nov 26, 2012

    I learned of Ingrid through the bariatric support group I was attending. I started working with Ingrid in Oct 2011, 5 weeks before my gastric bypass surgery. At the time, I weighed 290 lbs., and was on 2 Liters of oxygen. I had no energy and barely made it through my work day to go home and lay on the couch. I was able to lose the pre weight I needed to lose before surgery. Two months after surgery I was able to start working out again. I slowly regain strength and stamina, and on Sept 10 2012 I was able to get off the oxygen.
    To celebrate the new me and my 50th birthday, I went to NY for 9 days the beginning of Oct 2012. I was able to walk all over Manhattan; logging 22 miles in one day. On Oct 26, 2012 I walked a 10K with a group of great people, having the best time. I have lost a total of 110 lbs. to date. I have so much energy now! I’m grateful for the support and direction I have received from Ingrid.
    Ingrid is the best! She truly works with you at your level, gently pushing you to do more to reach your true potential! I honestly don't think I would be where I am, had I not found Ingrid.
    I love life again!

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