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Why I became A Personal Trainer
I enjoy working out, feeling healthy, being in the gym environment, helping others move toward greater health, and assisting people to reach their goals.
For years I have been encouraging our church family at New Hope Christian Fellowship to figure out how to use their passions and hobbies for influencing others with the grace and goodness of God. I had been working out and training my sons for years. I took my own challenge seriously. How might I use my hobby of health and fitness for the Kingdom of God?
There are no weight benches or cardio equipment in church on Sundays at our church. Instead, Certified Personal Trainer and pastor, Dave Scott, uses his words, knowledge and wit to encourage me to live a healthy lifestyle according to the Bible. I am motivated to strengthen myself beyond my own abilities through Christ's love. I am challenged to continually seek new opportunities to grow in relationships with others. Pastor Dave Scott is my pastor and my spiritual trainer.
As a layman/layleader in the church, I truly appreciate the example of my senior pastor believing in a holistic view of holiness, which encompasses physical, spiritual, and emotional holiness. This belief is made evident in the way he lives his life. As a church member it has always confused me when pastors preach from the Bible about our bodies being the temple of the Holy Spirit, yet they don't live this out in their lifestyle. I believe that my pastor's passionate pursuit of God is what fuels his desire to be wholly set apart in every aspect of his life. To me, this is a testimony that makes sense and inspires many, including myself, to find the passion and energy for fitness in our relationship with God.